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Over the years, our licensed clinicians have helped thousands of individuals and families 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 physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs to develop individualized treatment plans for you and your loved ones. 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.

Dawn Lawless, LCSW, LSOTP
Dawn Lawless, LCSW, LSOTPChief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Pam Waters
Pam WatersChief Financial Officer and Co-Founder
Nicole Okwoche, LCSW-S
Nicole Okwoche, LCSW-SClinical Director, Staff Clinician
Claudia Balatoni, MA, LPC-Intern, NCC
Claudia Balatoni, MA, LPC-Intern, NCCSupervised by Taya Reed, M.A., LPC-S
Staff Clinician
Nora Bernal
Nora BernalOperations Coordinator
Leslie Hagemeier, TBRI Practitioner
Leslie Hagemeier, TBRI PractitionerCommunity Education Specialist
Sarah Kinsworthy, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Sarah Kinsworthy, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-SCommunity Education Specialist
Hannah Marsh, LPC-Intern
Hannah Marsh, LPC-InternSupervised by Courtney Gabriel M.A., LPC-S
Staff Clinician and Intake Coordinator
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
Sharon McNair, TBRI Practitioner
Sharon McNair, TBRI PractitionerCommunity Education Specialist
Shannan Murray
Shannan MurrayDevelopment Coordinator
Tuan Nguyen, LMSW, CART
Tuan Nguyen, LMSW, CARTSupervised by Tara Bates, LCSW-S
Staff Clinician
Audra Ramos, LPC, RPT
Audra Ramos, LPC, RPTStaff Clinician
Taya Reed, LPC-S, RYT 200
Taya Reed, LPC-S, RYT 200Intern Manager, Staff Clinician
Bennette “Michelle” Reescano, LCSW
Bennette “Michelle” Reescano, LCSWStaff Clinician
Lisa Smith, LPC-Intern
Lisa Smith, LPC-InternSupervised by Taya Reed, LPC-S
Staff Clinician
Meredith Villafana
Meredith VillafanaInsurance Coordinator
Craig Vaughn
Craig VaughnGraduate Student
Allison White
Allison WhiteScheduling Associate
Rachel Zobeck, M.Ed., LPC
Rachel Zobeck, M.Ed., LPCStaff Clinician
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