The Verdery Counseling Center

Providing professional Mental health services in decatur SINCE 1972

Since 1972, the Verdery Counseling Center has served the Decatur community providing mental health services in a private location on the campus of First Baptist Church Decatur. The VCC is a ministry of First Baptist Church Decatur. For more about the history of the center go here

VCC Director

Monique Wischusen is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently licensed in the state of Georgia. Monique is trained in PREPARE/ENRICH, an assessment and counseling approach for couples preparing for marriage or seeking to improve their marriage.

Lean more about Monique here.


Monique’s style of therapy is integrational which includes a mixture of structural, experiential, and solution focused therapy models. She offers both short and long term therapy depending on the client’s needs. Monique provides services for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly for individual, couple or family therapy.
The following are some of the issues she may address with clients:
• relationship difficulties
• depression and anxiety
• grief and loss
• life transitions
• setting boundaries
• stress management
• personal growth
• Christian counseling
• parenting
• anger management
• premarital


SEMINARs & Workshops

Monique will be teaching in August an 8 week- Parenting Enrichment Seminar for couples, that will help couples explore and strengthen their relationships and gain insight into their parenting styles, strengths, and areas of growth using PREPARE/ENRICH, a scientifically proven program that can make a significant impact in the life of the couple.

the group room

Director  Monique Wischusen    Licensed Marriage and Family                     Therapist

Director Monique Wischusen

Licensed Marriage and Family                     Therapist

VCC Hours

by Appointment Only

Call Monique at 404-369-1041.
If leaving a message, clearly include your name and a call back number.

Once you have made your appointment, please register here. This is a Secure Patient Area for Monique Wischusen's patients.