Office Locations

Pickens Office
148 Nations Rd.
Jasper, GA 30143

Gilmer Office
216 Sailors Dr. 
Suite 131
Ellijay, GA 30540

Cherokee Office
4206 N Arnold Mill Rd
Woodstock, GA 30188

Contact Information:

Phone: 678-452-2037

Mailing Address
Joy House Counseling Center
PO Box 247
Jasper, GA 30143

Counseling Center Payment:

Payments are processed through the services of Indigo Payments.

The Joy House Counseling Center exists for the purpose of providing a faith-based option for residents of the highway 575/515 corridor who seek guidance with life's problems. Locations in Pickens, Cherokee and Gilmer counties combined with a generous income-based fee scale ensure access for professional counseling services to a wide variety of individuals and families.

Garry Barber, Director
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of Joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalms 16:11

Message from Garry:

Welcome! At the Joy House Counseling Center it is our privilege to serve God through serving people. It is our goal to see that people just like you, your family members, and your neighbors find healing and hope through biblically-based pastoral counseling.

People of deep Christian faith, people of uncertain faith and people with little to no concept of faith in Christ at all have come to us with broken hearts, frustrated thinking, relational issues, etc. People of all ages and backgrounds and educational levels come to us and we do our best to combine professional counselor training with a biblical foundation to lead them to answers and a brighter future. People find their way to us through the referrals of friends, pastors, family physicians, school counselors and other acquaintances.

You have probably caught on that the focus of what we do is people. The lives and needs of people are of great importance to God and so they are to us as well. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life and the lives of those you care about enough to send our way.

Garry Barber, PhD

Counseling Staff

Bill joined our team in 2015 with many years of counseling experience. He earned a Master's degree from the University of Florida and a Doctoral degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia. He is recently retired from a career in vocational rehabilitation, helping those with special needs to live and work independently. He served in many different capacities, with 10 years at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, a large residential program. He is available for counseling in our Pickens and Gilmer offices.

Email Bill:

Bill Wattenbarger, Counselor