Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela

Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
 therapist: Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela,
In-Person in Fairburn, GA 30213
Online in Georgia
When you call me I will help you discover solutions for shaping your life story to be what you desire. I am a recognized expert in helping you discover how cultural and social situations impact you and can help improve your emotional state. Call me today!

Client Focus

Session Format: Family, Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, Buddhist, Christian, Hispanic / Latino, LGBTQ+, Muslim clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Experiential
  • Narrative
  • Social Constructionist
Approach Description: I am a testimony/narrative therapist. I believe that you have a story inside you that can define the direction of your life. I believe that you are the expert about your life and I'm committed to listening to your story and helping you shape it so that you live your best life!

Education & Credentials

Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela LMFT
  • Male
  • License # GA MFT 00671
  • Licensed in Georgia
  • Practicing Since 1991
Education: I received my MA in Marriage family and child therapy from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. I received my Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Average Session Fee $110.00
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, CIGNA, AETNA, Oxford, Oscar Health

Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Fairburn, GA 30213
  • Available Online for residents of Georgia
  • Online Therapy Details: Book Appointment
Dr. Makungu M. Akinyela Practice Description
I especially enjoy working with couples using research proven approaches which help you understand the challenges to relationship and then coaching you to develop the skills and practices which will help you create the relationship that you desire. I have over 25 years experience in private practice. I am a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and I am well trained to work with people experiencing both relationship and personal/individual struggles. As a clinician trained in relational approaches I believe that your relationships including romantic, family, work and community relationships play a big role in either helping or hindering your sense of well-being. My focus is on you and your connections to your world. This means, you never have to worry about me trying to "get into your head". I will listen and speak with you respectfully about your experiences and we will work together to find solutions that fit your culture and your life-style. I am a published author and researcher in the field. I serve on the editorial boards of the "Journal of Marital and Family Therapy" the "Journal of Systemic Therapy" and the "International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work". I'm excited about getting the opportunity to work with you and finding solutions for your problems together!

Practice Overview

5393 Rosewood Place
Available both in-person and online
33 Years Experience
Family, Group, Individual

Office Hours

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Driving Directions

Currently providing virtual online sessions only.

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