Amariah Love, MS, NCC, LPC is an experienced licensed professional mental health counselor, writer, speaker, expert contributor, and sensitivity reader.

Based in Decatur, GA, Amariah provides in-person and virtual mental health counseling sessions to adults and adolescents throughout Georgia. Her areas of speciality include gender therapy and non-traditional relationships.

As a queer, non-binary (she/her), polyamorous, demisexual, kinky, and disabled person, Amariah views counseling as far more than a career. It’s a way for her to give back and engage in meaningful resistance within her community.

Amariah earned a Bachelor of Sociology degree and a Bachelor of Women’s Studies degree from Georgia State University in 2011. After earning her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2016, she joined Wellspring Counseling, Coaching, and Transitions Center as an associate counselor under the supervision of Tom Query. In 2020, she established her private practice, Amariah Love Counseling, LLC, which she operates out of her home in Decatur, Georgia as the sole practitioner.

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) Certificate Number: NCC 759792
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) License Number: LPC011640

When she’s not counseling clients or working on her latest consulting project, Amariah enjoys drawing, painting, crochet, macrame, and hooping. She has two kitties who often hang out with her and her clients during sessions.

Community Work

Amariah is passionate about organizing for the rights of marginalized communities. In 2010, she founded a volunteer-run organization, Kelli’s Childcare Collective of Atlanta (KCCA), and served as its director until 2013. She has also volunteered with many organizations throughout Atlanta, including:

  • Food not Bombs
  • Women’s Actions for New Directions (WAND)
  • 9 to 5 Working Women
  • Georgia Latina Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)
  • Freedom University
  • Students and Workers in Solidarity at Emory University
  • Cop Watch

Want to learn more about what led Amariah to a career in counseling? Read her VoyageATL interview.

“Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that if we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form.” ― Dorothy Allison