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About The Counselor

George Rinker holds a Masters Degree in Counseling from Georgia State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia (#3382). He also holds a Masters Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degrees include a BA in Education and a BS in Business Management from Presbyterian College. Among his honors are being elected to Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities by the college administration and receiving the President's Scholarship for his leadership accomplishments and community service. He currently teaches Psychology Classes on the University Level and Counseling Classes on the Graduate Level.

George has over 25 years of experience working in community mental health and in private, organizations as a counselor and teacher. Currently, he sees individuals, couples, young adults and teens in his private practice; counsels with individuals and couples adopting children internationally; trains therapeutic foster parents to work with troubled and abused children; and, teaches psychology and religion classes in two local Universities.

Both George and his brother, Frank, grew up in Augusta, Georgia. Among his hobbies and interests are swimming, camping, boating, hiking, music, woodworking, scuba diving, traveling, his dog and playing his violin. In addition, he enjoys studying history, nature/outdoors and ways of helping people in the field of counseling.

George’s approach to therapy is gentle, encouraging and confidential, drawing on a number of theories that best suit the individual’s needs. Among his eclectic mix of theories are Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems, Gestalt, Adlerian and Client Centered approaches. George believes in the uniqueness of each person, and in the strength and creativity of the human spirit.

 

 

George W. Rinker, MDiv., MS
Licensed Profesional Counselor