Executive Director: R. Denice Colson, PhD, LPC, MAC, CPCS, CCS
Mrs. Colson is trained as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Master Addiction
Counselor, who has contributed to the counseling field since 1982. She is the author
of Stop Treating Symptoms and Start Resolving Trauma! Inside-Out Healing for Survivors
of ALL Types and “Break EVERY Stinking Chain! Healing for Hidden Wounds”. She is
a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor through the LPCA of Georgia. She takes
a limited number of clients and speaks at luncheons, seminars and other group functions.
Visit her training, speaking and supervision site at www.TraumaEducation.com . She
is a State Approved DUI Evaluator and Treatment Provider. Also, a Prime Solutions
provider, and Certified BrainTek Practitioner.
Terry Hash, MS, LPC
Mr. Hash is the Pastoral Care Minister at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church, and
began serving in the counseling field in 1993. He specializes in marital, pre-marital,
and trauma related concerns. He is on many insurance panels, including BC/BS, Aetna,
Cigna, and others.
Jennifer Teague, MA, LPC Mrs. Teague, a licensed counselor who has an MA in Psychology
and a Master’s in Christian Counseling is a member of the American Association of
Christian Counselors. Mrs. Teague has 20+ years experience working with clients of
all ages from various backgrounds. She has a wealth of knowledge and insight regarding
counseling abused and neglected adolescent girls. Mrs. Teague has office hours in
Conyers and McDonough. She is on many insurance panels, including BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna,
Tommy Snow, PhD, CTSS, CCDVC Dr. Snow holds PhDs in Clinical Christian Psychology
and Christian Domestic Violence Intervention Therapy. He specializes in Conflict
Resolution, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, and trauma related concerns.
Jill Osborne, MS EdS, LPC, RPT, RPT-S Jill specializes in play therapy, trauma, and
child and adolescent therapy. She authored “Sam Feels Better Now, an Interactive
Story for Children.” She currently is pursuing certification as a Registered Play
Therapist and manages a successful blog. Click Jill’s Blog to learn more. Jill has
office hours in Conyers and McDonough. She is on many insurance panels, including
BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna, Peachstate, Amerigroup, and others.
Tiffany Starnes, MEd, LPC, NCC
Mrs. Starnes has a unique style working with couples, individuals, premarital counseling,
and blended families. Her experience with individuals needing substance abuse treatment,
smoking cessation, pain management, and people struggling with issues of life transition,
anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, sex related issues and self-esteem,
make her an asset to ELCCC. She is on many insurance panels, including BC/BS, Aetna,
Cigna, United Behavioral Health, and others.
Amanda Walden is a licensed counselor with a Master’s degree in Community Counseling.
She has over eight years experience in the counseling field with a background of
working with clients of all ages. Ms. Walden has extensive experience in working
with victims of domestic violence. She has office hours in Conyers and McDonough.She is on many insurance panels, including BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna, and others.
Ms. Wallace obtained her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University
Online. She served twelve years in local church education and discipleship. She is
able to take clients in Conyers and McDonough. She is on many insurance panels, including
BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna, and others.
Ashley Carr, MA, LPC Ashley received her MA in Professional Counseling in Marriage and Family therapy and her MA in Human Services and Marriage and Family from Liberty University. She is under supervision for a license as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She also has 10 years + in church student ministry and discipleship. She focuses much of her interest on adolescents and their families. She is able to take clients at affordable rates in our McDonough Office.
Christyn Walker completed her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Liberty University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She counsels individuals, couples, and groups. Ms. Walker specializes in trauma and addiction. She has experience working in trauma therapy using the Strategic Trauma and Abuse Recovery (STAR) model, leading psychoeducational groups for domestic violence victims and substance abuse, and is pursuing licensure as an addictions counselor.
Sonya Snow, M.A., LAPC Sonya is a graduate of Liberty University. She is under the direct supervision of Denice Colson, PhD, LPC, MAC, CPCS, working toward being a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sonya works with adults and adolescents and specializes in Trauma Recovery using Strategic Trauma & Abuse Recovery.
Staci Stephens, LPC Staci Stephens received her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. She is a licensed professional counselor and specializes in work with children and their families. She has experience providing support to children involved in the foster care system. Additionally, she has worked as a school-based counselor providing insight to school administrative staff and teachers alike with regards to the mental health needs and well-being of their students. She is currently pursuing certification as a registered play therapist. She is on many insurance panels, including BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna, Peachstate, Amerigroup, and others.
Jessica Loper, MS, LAPC
Jessica is a passionate and caring young woman who treasures pouring the love and
healing ability of Christ into her clients using proven interventions and practices.
Her focus is on building a trusting relationship with her clients. She has years
of experience as a coach and mentor for teenagers, helping them to overcome daily
hurtles of anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, addictions, and other chronic
mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. Jessica also works to enable and empower
those struggling with addictions to recognize and overcome strongholds. She does
court mandated Substance Abuse evaluations under the supervision of Dr. Denice Colson,
DUI provider #2421. Jessica is currently a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor,
holds an MS in Clinical Psychology, is trained in substance abuse treatment and working
toward certification. She is also a lover and follower of Jesus, competitive sports,
and ice cream.
Bob Griffin, MDiv., CFLE, Fellow, CPSP.
As a Pastoral Counselor I have 40 years of experience working with individuals, couples,
and in group work with grief, depression, substance abuse and PTSD.
I specialize in working with couples in a committed relationship. I am specifically
trained to enable communication, conflict resolution, building strong marriages,
and divorce recovery. I also am certified to work with Substance Abuse issues.
I have years of experience as a Pastoral Counselor with a family systems approach
to therapy and change. I am a Certified Family Life Educator (National Council on
Family Relations); Certified user of the M-BTI; Trainer for Prepare/Enrich and the
Couple's Communication Programs.
Stacy Blalock, M.A.,
Stacy is a graduate of Liberty University. She is married with two children. Loves
to work with women who have experienced trauma as well as children and teenagers.
She will work on a sliding scale and is available in during the day and in the evenings.
Lucila Goicochia, M.S.
Lucila has a Master’s degree in Pscyological Counseling and Mental Health from Universidad
del Valle de Guatemala and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Universidade de
Sao Paulo. She offers individual, family, and marriage counseling in English, Spanish,
and Portuguese. She does addiction counseling and substance abuse evaluations. She
is available during the day and evenings.
Kristine Esmalla, M.A.
Kristine is a graduate of Liberty University. She is available on Fridays and works
with adults and adolescents. She will work on a sliding scale. She offers counseling
in English and Tagalog.