Licensed Professional CounseloR
Susan earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from Amberton University in 2007. She has 30 years of extensive experience working with children and families in educational and mental health settings. Susan enjoys working with adults as well as children, adolescents, families and couples. Her clinical experience includes treating individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD and trauma. She also works with couples that are looking to repair their marriage and parent/child relationships.
For the first 20 years of her career, education was her passion. She encountered many kids that had difficulty accessing the curriculum due to personal distress, family issues, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. She felt the calling to help children and families in a more intimate setting. Susan also worked as a clinical therapist for Youth and Family Services where she partnered with parents, teachers, school administrators, clinicians, and psychiatrists to develop plans to best fit the needs of individuals. Thus, reinforcing my belief in the importance in building well founded support systems for individuals and families.
Another piece of her counseling experience included several years as a clinical counselor working with refugees from all over the world. This granted her experiences few encounter in their lifetime. Those experiences instilled in her the idea that there are not necessarily right or wrong ways of thinking, believing or simply being. Curiosity and open mindedness allow for a greater understanding of those we love and leads to open conversations which produce safe environments to work through difference and strengthen relationships.
Whether you are a parent looking for help for your child or adolescent, a couple looking to strengthen your marriage or simply an individual looking to enhance your life, Susan would consider it an honor to work together to help you find the future you deserve.
Susan loves spending time on the beach and quiet time alone for self- reflection. She also enjoys cooking, entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Supervisor, Clinical Director
Hope Russell has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2007. She earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her counseling experience is inclusive of all emotional issues, and her range of knowledge results from working with clients in the inpatient, outpatient, educational, and community mental health settings. She has also worked within the religious sector as a counselor, mentor, advocate, adviser and life coach. Hope has a strong faith in GOD, and provides Christian Counseling upon request.
Hope is quite comfortable treating individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, and phase of life related issues. She sees adults as well as teens, and has experience with behavioral issues, workplace conflict, grief and adjustment disorders. Hope is passionate about the institution of marriage, and enjoys working with married couples to establish, restore, and enhance their marital relationship. She also routinely provides family therapy as well. Hope utilizes a Solution Focused Therapeutic approach, infused with various techniques from other modalities, in her work with individuals, couples, and families.
Life is hard, problems arise, people get stuck, and bad things happen. It makes matters worse, when you feel like you’re going through it alone. I totally understand what it’s like to be around a room full of people and feel alone. There is hope, no pun intended…. For many that is a journey, and I am here to walk with you on your journey toward better days. It’s not often easy, it will require effort on your part, but I believe in the therapeutic process and it does work.
Hope and her husband Douglas have been married for 26 years, and are the proud parents of five children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Saheedah is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker and therapist at Wellsprings Center for Counseling Services. She completed her undergraduate degree in sociology from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and continued on to complete her Masters in Social Work in 2003. Saheedah has over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families. She uses a variety of modalities to address issues such as: grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger management, family and workplace conflict and phase of life transitions. In addition, Saheedah has experience working with adults and children who have experienced various types of trauma. Saheedah provides Christian counseling upon request.
Being compassionate to the challenges that her client’s face is at the heart of Saheedah’s therapeutic work. Her goal, when working with clients, is to provide supportive counseling that effectively addresses personal life challenges. Saheedah is passionate about mental health concerns specific to women including, anxiety, PTSD, depression, mood related challenges,relationships, stress and anger management.. Saheedah is also a LGBTQ informed therapist. A key component to her therapeutic approach is to develop a collaborative, compassionate, authentic and comfortable therapeutic relationship with her clients. She strives to make therapy a safe place for clients to explore the past, creating peace in the present, and obtain hope for the future.
Saheedah is a mother of two teenage daughters who enjoys doing volunteer work and showing her daughters the importance of giving back to their community. In her spare time she attends her daughters swim meets and basketball games where she is their number one cheerleader.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Tonya Burton is a licensed professional counselor. She is a graduate of Austin Peay State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications. She holds a Master’s degree in counseling from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas Texas. She is also a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, where she earned a Masters of Divinity degree.
Tonya’s clinical experience includes treatment for mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and behavior modification. Tonya is passionate about helping her clients learn healthy coping skills, build self-esteem, and develop effective pattens of communication. In addition, she provides grief counseling, spiritual counseling (upon request), and works with individual experiencing life transitions and women’s issues. She uses a Cognitive Behavioral, Client-Centered, and a trauma-informed approach to therapy. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Throughout her career, Tonya has served as a behavioral health therapist, clinical supervisor, theological and community outreach educator, and spiritual director. She has a heart for services, education, and community outreach, and is active in several local and national organizations.
Tonya loves spending time doing yoga, meditation, and reading a good book, while drinking a soothing cup of tea. She also enjoys speaking to various groups, as a conference and workshop speaker.
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