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Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist

Lorrie Slater, Director

Marriage and family counseling, divorce recovery and blending families, anxiety, depression, and difficult life transitions.

Life can become overwhelming, I consider it a privilege to walk through that part of your journey with you. Difficult life transitions, family distress and conflict, abuse, divorce, anxiety, depression, as well as child and adolescent behavioral concerns, can leave you feeling helpless. I am honored to help you find your strength to cope in times of pain and suffering.

My training as a marriage and family therapist with a specialization in child and adolescent informs my systemic approach to counseling. Although I utilize cognitive behavioral and solution focused techniques, I realize each person has an incredibly unique story, therefore an interpersonal therapeutic approach is foundational to each session.

I also serve as an associate professor at Richmont Graduate University. Teaching informs my clinical work as I am continually studying and learning about best practices for my clients. I am also a member of the Richmont Global Traumatology team and as such, I am acutely aware of the impact of global trauma has on local individuals.

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider

Reese Armstrong

Individual adults, adolescents, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), exposure and response prevention, spiritual issues, relationship issues, trauma recovery, and EDMR.

I have been in your shoes. I remember being in the place of reaching out beyond my friends and family to navigate through a challenging season of life. It was a hard decision to contact a counselor, but that choice led to my own personal healing and growth. As you take this first, courageous step to begin your own journey towards wholeness, I want you to know that I would be honored to walk with you along this path.

Whether it is a habit you are trying to quit, a past experience that continues to bother you, a conflict in a relationship that never seems to resolve, or crippling anxiety and depression, I believe we all have complex and unique stories that require thoughtful and individualized care. My goal as a counselor is to help individuals rewrite their own stories.

LPC-MHSP

Cary Bayless

Trauma, personality disorders, grief, suicidal & homicidal ideation, compassion fatigue, behavioral & communication issues, step-down from inpatient care.

You are worthy and enough.

The phrase above can feel like an unreachable mindset, I know. Trauma, abuse, neglect, grief, and the weight of caring for others more than yourself can make that phrase feel hollow. Anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and isolation are truly exhausting.

If you are reading this, I want you to know you are not alone and you’ve already taken the only step you have to on your own: you’ve done the hard work of reaching out. If you have been in therapy before or this is your first time, I will be honored to walk beside you towards health and connection. I believe your story deserves to be listened to with kind attention. We can stand together in the tension of pain and hope.

I look forward to meeting you.

Counselor Intern

Kenley Berry

Individual Adults ages 25 and up—Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Grief, Spirituality, Body Image, Self-esteem and Relationship Issues

I believe that all parts of you are worthy of being loved. Too often the chaos of the world around us fractures the world within us. My approach to therapy explores how experiences, relationships, and patterns influence our past and current well-being. My goal as a counselor is to come alongside your journey and empower each step towards a path of healing, growth, and redemption through a collaborative process where you set the pace. Better is possible and it will be my honor to accompany you on your journey. 
M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health Service Provider, NCC

Pearl Brown

Individual adults and adolescents beginning at age 15: anxiety & depression, trauma, grief & loss, divorce, sexual issues, relationship issues, and low self-esteem. Lead female trauma survivors groups. Trained in EMDR.



My many years of working as a nurse have increased my ability to connect with clients in the midst of pain and uncertainty. It is an honor to work with those who are hurting and to inspire hope and healing along the journey. I strive to collaborate with my clients, using the therapeutic relationship to build self-compassion, discover strengths, and reduce shame. According to Scripture, the LORD is near to the brokenhearted and able to redeem brokenness, making beauty out of ashes and joy out of mourning – Isaiah 61.



In my leisure time I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, serving in my church, growing plants, decorating my home, and spending time with friends and family (especially my vibrant grandchildren.)

M.A.

Caitlin Eaton

Adolescents & Adults – Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Spirituality, Trauma Recovery, Emotional Dysregulation, Relational Issues, and Difficult Life Transitions

You are here for a reason – Let’s find it together. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, confusion, anger, or whatever it may be, but you do not have to navigate it alone. I know struggles are inevitable, and I am committed to leaning into those and supporting you toward holistic healing. I genuinely believe we are created to walk alongside one another through the ins and outs of life, and my goal is to support you through this process and advocate on your behalf.

I want to assist you in identifying your strengths and areas of future growth because life is a continual process of learning and developing into who you were created to be. I know how easy it is to feel stuck with a loss of hope, but in my experience, I have learned that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Yes, things can be scary and unimaginably difficult, but I am here to bear your anxiety, grief, pain, and anger with you. It would be a privilege for me to be on your team, and I hope that you will be able to see this as we work together!

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor–Mental Health Service Provider

Jerelyn Lee

Life transitions, grief, trauma, sexual/gender identity, spirituality (specifically involving church hurt, spiritual trauma, deconstruction, and reconstruction of faith)

I am convinced that there is incredible power and healing in experiencing genuine, authentic relationships. My role is to come alongside you and help shed light on how your past relationships and experiences have informed the way you currently relate to yourself, to others, and to the world. I utilize a holistic approach and, with an extensive background in fitness and spiritual formation, I am comfortable incorporating all facets of health and well being (emotional, physical, and spiritual) as much as you see fit. I enjoy working with adults of all life stages and backgrounds and am committed to offering a safe and welcoming space exactly as you are, while I empower you in your resilience and partner with you in your journey of healing.

M.A., LPC-MHSP

Katherine Gibson

Individual adults and adolescents, Chronic Illness, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and loss, Women’s Issues, Life Adjustments and Transitions, Spiritual Issues, Trauma

Life can take us to places that we never imagined and leave us wondering how to move forward and take the next step towards healing. I want to come alongside you and take that next step with you, or just sit with you in the dark until you can see the light again. I believe that therapy should be collaborative and relational as we work together to help you move from surviving to thriving. I take a holistic approach as we work together to integrate body, mind, and spirit.

LPC-MHSP

Megan Grant, Assistant Director

Addictions-adult and adolescent, co-occurring mental illness/personality disorder with addiction, transitional life periods, anxiety, depression

I want to hear your story. A basic human need, that oftentimes is neglected, is the need to be heard. Many of us grew up learning to “suck it up,” and “move on.” We learned ways to repress our emotions. Our stories became limited by the rule that our feelings don’t matter unless they are happy or “good.” Our feelings find outlets in various ways including self-harm, substance abuse and unhealthy relationships. I want to come alongside you and support your move towards health. Healthy looks different for everyone. For you, that might mean an increase in emotional awareness. For others, that may mean a move towards abstinence from drugs and alcohol. I view counseling and recovery as a readjustment period. You already possess a variety of strengths. I am here to help you identify and utilize those strengths. I believe in the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. All of us are wonderfully made and inherently worthy of a fulfilled life. I attended graduate school at Richmont University and have a bachelor’s in psychology from UTC. I trained and worked in a residential facility focused on substance use and co-occurring disorders. I utilize a psychodynamic approach, a focus on the relationship, with solution-focused techniques.

M. Div., Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider

Jarett Hall

Individual adults and couples-TF-CBT, EMDR, couples counseling, stress-inducing life adjustments and transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, spiritual and personal development, and ministry and missionary issues.

Counseling can be like exploring a cave. I have training and experience with “caves,” but you are the expert of your own cave. The exploration can be confusing and disorienting at times. But it is worth the effort, and you do not have to do it alone. I am committed to walk beside you and help provide light and guidance throughout the process. We will travel at your pace to bring healing through understanding your past so that you might better face the realities of your future. Growth and progress are possible. You are not a problem to be fixed; you are a person to be known. Let’s begin the hard yet worthwhile journey toward emotional, relational, cognitive, psychological, and spiritual balance.

M.A., NCC

Callie Kell

Individual children, adults, and adolescents: child-parent relationship, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction and life transitions, level 1 Gottman

Sometimes we need a space to explore what we are feeling on the inside. One of the beautiful things about therapy is that it is a space where someone else can hold compassion and hope for you until you are able to hold it for yourself. I believe that you are the expert of your own experience and that you already possess all the tools and resources necessary for healing. I am here to create a safe space and provide guidance as you work to uncover and move through the process. I work out of a combination of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). I also have advanced training in play therapy, sand tray therapy, and child-parent relationship training. With this approach, the goal is to provide a place to tell your story while identifying the roadblocks that distort perspectives and lead to negative emotions and maladaptive behaviors.

Emotions are not only an essential part of our daily lives, but they also contribute to our identities, helping us to understand who we are and share who we are with others. By working to identify emotions, I hope that we can bring about relational development, emotional awareness, self-regulation, acknowledging and understanding the impact of past traumas, and healing attachments.

I have a passion for supporting people of all ages in working through traumatic life experiences, depression, anxiety, addiction, or other life-altering transitions. I love what I do, and I can only hope that comes through in the care I provide.

Counselor Intern

Joshua King

Individuals 16 and up-Anger, Depression, Grief, Self Esteem, Boundaries and Men’s Issues

Three steps forward and two steps back is still one step in the right direction. If you are looking for a therapist, then in some way or another your life is not going how you planned. You may feel overwhelmed by the weight of your current situation, or you may have carried the weight so long that it has left you feeling empty. No matter how you might have coped with the weight of what you have endured, you deserve to be treated with respect. I value developing an environment in which you feel safe enough to explore and process your experiences. I empathize with the difficulty of trusting another person to approach your most vulnerable experiences without judgment. I believe healing begins in an environment where you feel heard, your feelings are validated, and your story is truly understood. My approach to therapy is to empower individuals to accept what they can’t change and to provide the skills/tools to change what they can. I am comfortable with the highs and lows of the human experience. I have over five years of experience in the mental health field and am still astonished by the resilience of the individuals I have the honor to sit with.

Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Beth Lamberson

Offering individual therapy via telehealth for adolescents and adults; family therapy; couples and marriage therapy, abuse and trauma; spiritual issues, and EMDR Therapy. Licensed in Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, and Alabama.

Sometimes life hits us straight on. At other times life slowly chips away at our sense of self and well-being through the gradual damage of accumulated pain. As a therapist, one of my deepest desires is to walk with others as they seek to find not just the absence of pain but to experience joy and peace. As a Christian, my faith is core to my identity. It also provides a basis for those who desire to include faith issues in their counseling experience. At the same time, I am respectful of other faith traditions and am committed to working within the worldview of those I see.

I have both secular and Christian training with Ph.D. in Learning and Leadership from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee, and a bachelor’s degree from Bryan College. It is essential to be sensitive to the needs of each person and approach therapy from an integrative standpoint, as well as, weaving together evidence-based approaches. I am trained in Gottman Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR Therapy. Since 2009, I have had the privilege of facilitating and co-facilitating over 150 women in small closed group sessions as they completed the Walking Worthy Journey.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, and gardening, but my greatest joy is spending time with my husband, adult children, and eight grandchildren.

M.A., NCC

Lee Maclellan

Children and Adolescents, Trauma Therapy, Substance Abuse Treatment, Anxiety, and Depression 

We all have a story, and a basic human need is a desire for our story to be heard. I want to hear your story. Life is wonderful but part of living life means overcoming the difficulties of our past or the anxieties of our future. Sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming, but I believe with healthy support, hard work, and guidance, you can overcome these obstacles. I believe that therapy can provide the space for individuals going through challenging times to process, learn and foster healing in their lives. Let’s navigate this together. 

I utilize a psychodynamic approach, a focus on the relationship, with solution-focused techniques. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and often incorporate the interventions into practice.

M.ED., M.A., NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor–Mental Health Service Provider

David Miller

Counseling for all Adults and Adolescents, Men’s Intimacy and Relationship and Sexual Issues, Addictions, Elder Issues, Couples Counseling, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Spiritual Direction, Disruption of Spiritual Life.

Thank you for visiting my profile. For those experiencing emotional pain, relational distress, grief, anxiety, depression, the effects of trauma, elder issues, men’s issues, and other forms of personal distress, I look forward to meeting with you to help facilitate movement to relief, resilience, and health through an accepting, safe, and empathetic therapeutic relationship. So much of our personal discomfort is rooted in relationship issues, so I come from a psychodynamic perspective, and my emphasis is to work relationally through the therapeutic method or combination of methods you will find most helpful. My relating as a counselor is informed by decades of helping relationships with students and parents as a teacher, coach, and school counselor as well as my counselor training and trauma studies. I view it as a deep privilege to enter into this counseling relationship with my clients and would be honored to do so with you

Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider

Hillary Mossburg

Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families. Childhood behavioral disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, relational/interpersonal issues, spirituality issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, adjustment and phase of life issues

I utilize an integrative approach to therapy and take a trauma-informed, family systems perspective. I believe that all individuals are worthy to be known and I enjoy getting to know about the uniqueness of each individual and family in a safe therapeutic environment.

I strive to build trust, help identify realistic goals, and develop practical coping skills to help clients live a more fulfilling life. I would consider it a great joy to join you wherever you are on your journey and walk with you toward healing. 

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Amy Perkins

Adolescents, family therapy, trauma therapy, and substance abuse treatment.



I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL. I attended the University of Georgia and earned my Masters degree in Professional Counseling and also my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. My research focused on the effects of trauma in adolescents who are involved in the juvenile justice system. I am licensed to practice psychology in Tennessee, and a member of the American Psychological Association.



I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years. My expertise is in working with adolescents, facilitating family therapy, trauma therapy, and substance abuse treatment.
My approach to psychotherapy is an integration of science and practice: my work with clients is grounded and supported by current research and sustained by my enthusiasm for learning and knowledge.



My counseling style is collaborative and relational. I believe that a trusting and affirming relationship is the foundation of effective psychotherapy. It is my goal to engage in therapy with a warm, enthusiastic, non-judgmental, and honest approach.

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor–Mental Health Service Provider

Meredith Rivera

Sexual trauma, sexuality identity, gender identity, personality disorders, anxiety, depression

Every person has a unique experience and story that is worthy to be heard. I work with clients to help them find inner congruence and healing through a collaborative therapeutic relationship specific to each person’s needs. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, sexual trauma, PTSD, sexuality and gender exploration. I consider it an honor to be allowed into another person’s story and remind them that they are not alone as they seek healing. Taking the first step towards pursuing therapy can be overwhelming and intimidating but I hope to create a welcoming and inviting environment for you and me to navigate your healing together. Through the therapeutic relationship, we can work towards your goals and remind you of how far you’ve come. I look forward to meeting you.

M.A., NCC

Nicole Rogers

Individual therapy–life transitions, women’s issues, grief, depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, trauma, and abuse.

I believe that everyone needs a safe space to be heard, to share their pain, to explore, to heal, and to grow. We were created for connection, and healing happens in relationship. It is a privilege to listen to and hold each client’s story with great care and hope. I use a client-centered approach as the therapeutic relationship is one where clients should be met with acceptance, empathy and unconditional positive regard. I also use cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques to help identify unhealthy patterns and to practice more effective skills that lead to a healthier life. I know that it can be intimidating to take the first step to begin counseling, but you are welcome here just as you are.

M.A.

Rachel Spring Serne

Individual adults and adolescents 16 and up-anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, and women’s issues including postpartum.

I approach therapy from a collaborative, person-centered perspective. I received an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University, with specific training in Trauma and PTSD. I utilize a variety of modalities depending on the situation, including CBT, mindfulness, family systems, and EFT.

You deserve to take up space, to be seen and heard, and I would be honored to do this work with you. If you have questions or would like to schedule with me, please reach out.

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider

Kevin Thompson

Individual adults and couples; relationship distress, anger issues, male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, or psychological abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, grief and loss

It has been said that through relationships we are wounded and by relationships we are healed. Having myself experienced the power of healing relationships, it is my aim as a counselor to foster a collaborative, healing relationship that provides safety for healing and growth. Many factors affect a person’s ability to thrive as an individual and in relationships, including the residual effects of loss and what has been done to a person, patterns of relating learned throughout life, internalized beliefs about oneself and the world, and relational and spiritual disconnection.

In my work with clients, I strive to create a relationally safe environment that fosters self-exploration, the ability to put thoughts and feelings into words, and to gain insight. I also incorporate trauma awareness into treatment. This specifically means that I help clients in the process of stabilizing the effects of trauma in one’s life as well as in one’s nervous system and body.

When working with couples, I see the relationship as an adult attachment relationship. Often what causes ongoing distress with couples is that their respective attachment fears and insecurities are activated in such a way in the relationship that a negative reactive cycle is created. The negative cycle seems to take over the relationship and prevent the couple from experiencing safety and bonding. I used Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples stop the negative cycle and learn new, connecting ways of relating to themselves and each other.

I integrate Christian spirituality into my practice when this is meaningful to my clients. Research shows that outcomes in treatment are improved when a person’s faith is incorporated. For me, the foundation of Christian counseling is that each client is loved with incomprehensible love and has been bought with an immeasurable price.

Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider

Liane Vidéres de Souza, Ph.D.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor (LPCC-S), a National Certified Counselor (NBCC), and Professional Life Coaching (LC). I am also a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) provider. In addition, I have several certifications in crisis management, emergency services, children and school crisis, and substance abuse crisis. My specialties include depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, stress management, coping skills, self-esteem problems, anger management, couples and family conflicts, and emotional and behavioral problems. I work with individuals, couples (including pre-marital counseling), families, and groups.

I hold a Ph.D. in General Educational Psychology, a Master in Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health as well as a Master in Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and an undergraduate degree in Nursing. As a researcher and scholar, I have been affiliated with the Chattanooga International Business Chamber and I have received their Cultural Ambassador award in August 2013.

I enjoy helping people as a therapist by using my knowledge of human behavior to promote mind development and transformation of lives. I treat all my clients just as I would like to be treated. I like to be a fellow traveler with my clients by seeing therapy as a cooperative learning effort where all learn from each other while navigating the nuances of life.

M.A., Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider

Laura Ward

Individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults; ADHD for all ages; chronic illness; grief & loss; cross-cultural transition and adjustment; ministry and missionary care.

I am a life-long lover of stories. Growing up in East and southern Africa as the daughter of missionaries, I met people from many different cultures and saw the variety of paths our lives can take. I’m fascinated by the interplay between our past experiences, present patterns, and future choices, and how these influence our connection to ourselves and others. Whatever your struggle – emotional or relational challenges, the impact of life transitions, the experience of loss – there is a way forward. I would be honored to come alongside you and help you write a better story for your life.

I work with families and individuals of all ages on a variety of emotional and relational issues, with a particular focus on ADHD, chronic illness, grief, cross-cultural transition & adjustment, and ministry & missionary care. Through a collaborative counseling relationship, I seek to offer a safe space for healing and growth. I’m a Licensed Marital & Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider. I hold an M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in Child & Adolescent Therapy from Richmont Graduate University, and a B.A. in English from Covenant College.

Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider

Jama White

Individual therapy for adults; depression, anxiety, grief and loss, spiritual issues, relationship issues, trauma recovery.

I grew up in East Tennessee, but life took me to Philadelphia and the Philippines, to Kenya and California. Along the way, life turned out to be a lot more complicated than I originally thought. If you are in a complex, confusing place, I would be honored to provide a safe space for you to tell your story and to help you start finding your way through.

I view therapy as relational and collaborative. I enjoy working with adults of all ages helping them to look at the impact of significant relationships, past circumstances and present challenges and to discover new opportunities for growth. Because I have a missions and nursing background along with my psychology training, I am comfortable exploring the interplay between the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of life.

I hold a B.S. in Nursing from East Tennessee State University and a Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in Southern California.

M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health Service Provider

Yohunnah Woods-Moton

Child and Adolescent Counseling, Addictions Counseling, Christian based hypnotherapy; anxiety, spiritual issues; grief and abuse recovery.

Yohunnah Woods-Moton is a Chattanooga Native. She is a graduate of Richmont Graduate University with a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling, specializing in Child and Adolescent Counseling. Yohunnah has a Bachelor of Science in Health from Austin Peay State University. She has worked in the field of counseling since 2003 and has worked for Henegar Counseling since 2013. Yohunnah’s clinical work experience includes: Child and Adolescent Counseling, Crisis Response Team, Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT), Community Mental Health, Medication Assisted Treatment, providing Christian based hypnosis and providing Clinical Supervision to counselors and interns. Yohunnah may often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and/or Christian based Hypnotherapy in regards to her therapeutic approach. Yohunnah enjoys scrapbooking, arts & crafts, and traveling.