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Counseling Connections for Change, Inc.

A 501(c)(3), nonprofit Christian Counseling Center
We Believe Mental Health Matters!

Our Team2019-10-21T18:45:29+00:00


Over the years, our licensed clinicians have helped hundreds of clients meet a variety of needs.We strive to treat the whole family system by cross-referring between our Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, and Registered Play Therapists.

We recognize that every person we serve comes to us with unique backgrounds, and through the development of meaningful relationships, we are able to assess spiritual, emotional, psychological, and cognitive needs to develop individualized treatment plans for all of our clients. Our commitment to ethically sound clinical interventions allows us to positively impact the lives of people we serve.

We receive referrals from local churches, school counselors, pediatricians and psychiatrists in the area. Other clients may be referred by Children’s Protective Services, The Children’s Advocacy Center, Juvenile Probation, or other therapists. Regardless of how our clients are referred to us, we are a practice that treats each individual with dignity and respect.

Claudia Balatoni, MA, LPC-I, NCC
Claudia Balatoni, MA, LPC-I, NCCStaff Clinician
Abby Christopher
Abby Christopher Care Coordinator
Leslie Hagemeier
Leslie HagemeierStudent Intern
Sarah Kinsworthy, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Sarah Kinsworthy, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-SStaff Clinician
Dawn Lawless, LCSW, LSOTP
Dawn Lawless, LCSW, LSOTPChief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Sharon McNair
Sharon McNairStudent Intern
Peggy Martin, MS, LPC, NCC
Peggy Martin, MS, LPC, NCCStaff Clinician
Dorothy Massie, LCSW-S, LCDC, CCM, CART
Dorothy Massie, LCSW-S, LCDC, CCM, CARTStaff Clinician
Danielle Neely
Danielle NeelyStudent Intern
Tuan Nguyen, LMSW, CART
Tuan Nguyen, LMSW, CARTStaff Clinician
Nicole Okwoche, LCSW-S
Nicole Okwoche, LCSW-SClinical Director, Staff Clinician
Audra Ramos, MA, LPC
Audra Ramos, MA, LPCStaff Clinician
Taya Reed, MA, LPC-S
Taya Reed, MA, LPC-SIntern Manager, Staff Clinician
Valerie Serna
Valerie SernaStudent Intern
Nerissa Tucker, LPC-I
Nerissa Tucker, LPC-IStaff Clinician
Meredith Villafana
Meredith VillafanaBilling Coordinator
Pam Waters
Pam WatersChief Financial Officer and Co-Founder
Mona Lisa Wellington, LCSW-S
Mona Lisa Wellington, LCSW-SStaff Clinician
Rachel Zobeck, M.Ed., LPC
Rachel Zobeck, M.Ed., LPCStaff Clinician
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