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Dr. Natalie Ford

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science


Faculty | School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling | Speaker's Bureau

Office Phone

706-865-2134, ext. 6205



Holcomb Education Center
  • B.A., Political Science, Mercer University
  • M.A.R., Religion, Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Professional Counseling, Liberty University
  • Psychology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Mood Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Christianity and Psychology
  • Graduated with distinction with her Ph.D.
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • American Association for Suicidology
  • Suicide Prevention Action Network for Georgia
  • Flake, Natalie. (2012). Tears to Joy. OK: Tate Publishing. ISBN: 1621473899, 9781621473893
  • Marriage and Family
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Suicide
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Dr. Natalie Ford is Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Degree Coordinator for the Masters in Counseling at the Leonhard Schiemer School of Psychology and Biblical Counseling at Truett McConnell University (TMU).  Prior to serving at TMU, Ford served as the director of Catalyst Christian Learning Center. Natalie graduated from Mercer University with a degree in political science, and received her master’s degree at the Reformed Theological Seminary. Ford earned a Ph.D. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Natalie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and practices at a community counseling center. She authored the book, Tears to Joy:  Finding Hope in the Presence of Bipolar Disorder and Suicide and her research emphasis includes suicide prevention and postvention. She facilitates a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group and is an advocate for eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness and reducing the prevalence of suicide. Ford lives in the North Georgia Mountains with her husband, Jeff, and her daughter, Jorjanne.