MENTAL WELLNESS CENTER

Professional Counseling

145 E Peacock St, Cochran, GA 31014

p:(478) 697-0543 | fx:(478) 934-9659

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Licenced Professional Counselor

Joseph F. (Joey) Smith MA, LPC


Joseph F. Smith (Joey) is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of clinical expereince in the Middle Georgia Area. He has an office in the Bleckley County Memorial Hospital in Cochran, Georgia.

Joey has counseled children, youth and adults dealing with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to marraige problems and addiction.

His goal is to compassionately listen and help you cope with your mental and emotional challenges, guiding you to higher ground as you push forward.

  • All meetings are completely confidential.
  • Patients are comfortably encouraged to freely express their feelings and challenges.
  • Medication management is referred as needed.

Professional Counseling and Psycho-therapy


At the Mental Wellness Center of Cochran, Georgia, we help evaluate, diagnose, and treat individuals, couples, and families experiencing mental illnesses and conditions such as:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Depression
  • Marraige Problems
  • Psychosis
  • Personality disorders

We utilize individual therapy, group therapy, and refer for medication management as needed. We are located inside the Bleckley Memorial Hospital in Cochran Georgia. This guarantees confidentiality and comfort for our patients.

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Weekly Group Therapy


We have an on-going group meeting every Tuesday night from 7:00pm - 8:30pm for willing participants. Come join us and feel the community's support.

Counseling Office:


Mental Wellness Center

Bleckley Memorial Hospital

145 East Peacock St.

Room 116

Cochran, GA 31014

Joseph F. (Joey) Smith MA, LPC

Professional Counselor

Counseling Experience


  • Private practice, Mental Wellness Center, Bleckley Memorial Hospital Cochran, GA (2011 - present)
  • Mental Health Management, Mental health Counselor at Pulaski State Prison, Hawkinsville, GA (Oct 2007 - May 2011)
  • HODAC, INC. Substance Abuse Counselor and Family Reunification Facilitator, Warner Robins, GA (Apr 2005 - Oct 2007)
  • Phoenix Center Behavioral Health Services, Mental health Counselor, Warner Robins, GA (Jul 2003 - Feb 2004)
  • River Edge Behavioral Health Center, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Group Facilitator Macon, GA (Jul 2002 - Jul 2003)

Anti-discrimination Notice


As a client of the Mental Wellness Center you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect without discrimination as to sex, race, age, creed, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin. You also have the right to confidentiality. Except as may be required by law, no information concerning you or your treatment may be given without your written consent.

You have the right to be advised if this agency cannot provide the services that you need and you will be referred to an agency that can provide the treatment best suited for your particular needs.