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Call forth and strengthen your capacity for living fully and well through meaningful conversation, self-reflection, mindful listening, spiritual attentiveness, and deep connection.

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Be transformed by the renewing of your minds. – Romans 12:2


Knowing that mental health is more than the absence of mental illness,  Shallowford Family Counseling Center is called to educate, trusting in the transformation possible by renewing the mind.  Our educational programming is fueled by the root meaning of education, from the Latin, "educare" … to call forth that which is within. 

Robby and Kay call forth and strengthen life-giving human capacities through therapy and practice groups as well as a variety of evidence-based educational offerings including contemplative practices for mindful listening, meaningful conversation, self-reflection, spiritual attentiveness, and deep connection.


Shallowford Family Counseling Center lives to serve the community, and through our connection with Shallowford Presbyterian Church, we are committed to enhancing and deepening spiritual health. We invite all people, regardless of faith tradition, to grow and learn through practice and experience, moving slowly, with gentleness, to a place of courageous curiosity …  accepting hardship as a pathway to peace ... embracing our common humanity and our capacity for living a life of love.

Journey with us ...

SFCC is place to engage in meaningful conversations as a pathway to mindfully living life on life’s terms, accepting what we cannot change, changing what we can, and having the wisdom to know the difference.  Through skillful attentiveness and deep listening, we awaken inner strengths for clarity, courage, compassion, and connectedness — allowing us to be fully alive as long as we live! 

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Monthly Gratefulness Gatherings

Virtual & Tuition-free

Practice Grateful living in community, as together we focus attention on and acknowledge that life is a gift.


Weekly Contemplative
Practice Circle

Virtual & Tuition-free

Pause, breathe deep,  and practice presence … A free weekly contemplative practice circle rooted in love and belonging. 

Services & Resources

Forest Road

Counseling & Therapy

Through engaging conversations (whether short-term or for an extended time), learn to cope with problem areas, achieve personal goals, and gain greater insight into your life and what makes you “tick.”

Trail in Woods

Mindfulness Education

Ancient contemplative wisdom intersects with modern Western neuroscience to reveal that, with practice, our brains can literally be “rewired” for resilience, compassion, and embodied presence.

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Listen In!

Listen in on Soundcloud as Robby and Kay engage in brief (15 minutes or less) meaningful conversations to connect and inspire resilience, compassion, and mindful living and learning.

About Us

Rev. Robby Carroll, Director of the Shallowford Family Counseling Center, and Kay Stewart, Director of Mindfulness Education, consider it a privilege to engage in meaningful conversations that illuminate what matters most as we seek to live life fully and well. They share a passion for creating healing communities of deep listening where we can ponder how to live life on life’s terms. Their shared work is aligned with living the serenity prayer ... accepting what we cannot change, changing what we can, and having the wisdom to know the difference. Through a variety of Inner Workshops, they seek to share insights, experience, courage, and hope.

Robby Carroll, M.Div., LMFT

Director, Shallowford Family Counseling Center

Robby Carroll, M.Div., LMFT, considers it a privilege to work with families and individuals through many of life’s challenges and transitions.  

With over 30 years experience and training in various counseling modalities, including post-graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, Addiction intervention and counseling, as well as Appreciative Inquiry consulting. 


Kay Stewart, M.Ed.

Director of Mindfulness Education

Kay joined Shallowford Family Counseling Center in 2013 after completing graduate studies in mindfulness and contemplative education.


Kay facilitates classes and retreats grounded in mindfulness and evidence-based practices for reflection, resilience, and renewal. She is passionate about teaching and learning from the inside/out, wide open to God's amazing grace and love. 

New Growth

Adopt the pace of nature.  Her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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