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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
Claudia Balatoni, MA, LPC-Intern, NCC
Claudia Balatoni, MA, LPC-Intern, NCCStaff Clinician
Lisa Smith, LPC-Intern
Lisa Smith, LPC-InternStaff Clinician
Nora Bernal
Nora BernalOperations Coordinator
Sarah Kinsworthy, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Sarah Kinsworthy, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-SCommunity Education Specialist
Leslie Hagemeier, TBRI Practitioner
Leslie Hagemeier, TBRI PractitionerCommunity Education Specialist
Sharon McNair, TBRI Practitioner
Sharon McNair, TBRI PractitionerCommunity Education Specialist
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 NeelyGraduate Intern
Tuan Nguyen, LMSW, CART
Tuan Nguyen, LMSW, CARTStaff Clinician
Nicole Okwoche, LCSW-S
Nicole Okwoche, LCSW-SClinical Director, 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
Valerie Serna
Valerie SernaGraduate Intern
Nerissa Tucker, LPC- Intern
Nerissa Tucker, LPC- InternStaff Clinician
Meredith Villafana
Meredith VillafanaInsurance Coordinator
Pam Waters
Pam WatersChief Financial Officer and Co-Founder
Rachel Zobeck, M.Ed., LPC
Rachel Zobeck, M.Ed., LPCStaff Clinician
Shannan Murray
Shannan MurrayDevelopment Coordinator
Bennette “Michelle” Reescano, LCSW
Bennette “Michelle” Reescano, LCSW
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