Our Staff

About Us

Hope Russell

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.

Saheedah Harris

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.

Tonya Burton

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.

Addie Shepherd

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Addie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, working under the supervision of Hope Russell, LPC-S. She earned her master’s degree in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary and also holds a master’s degree in School Counseling from Amberton University.

Addie has zs years’ experience working in the helping profession. Her vast experience comes from her work within the education, foster care and juvenile justice system. Her experience working with teenagers, through student outreach programs, and young women, and families from diverse populations has led Addie to believe that a positive
therapeutic relationship is essential to cultivating healing, health, and hope.

Addie has a desire to meet her clients where they are with compassion, empathy, warmth, understanding and a lack of judgment. She uses Client-centered therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, in addition to other modalities to address her client’s needs. She collaborates with her clients to develop unique and individualized treatment plans that helps the client reach their therapeutic goal. She provides faith-based counseling upon request.

Addie believes that we are all moving through life doing the best that we know how with the tools that we have. Life beats us up and we can adopt coping skills that can sometimes cause further damage. At times we need the help of an outside, objective professional to help us correct false beliefs, harmful coping skills, and provide support for us as we navigate our way through difficult seasons. Addie understands that taking that first step toward counseling can be scary, let her walk through it with you!

In her spare time, Addie enjoys playing board games and watching Dallas Mavericks basketball with her fiance. She has two rescue pugs and a Catahoula mix that keep her on her toes. She loves traveling, attending concerts, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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