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 29 years, and are the proud parents of five adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family.

Ariel Barnes


Supervised by: Dr. Felicia Holloway, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Ariel is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pacific Union College, in Napa Valley California. She worked as a high school educator in her hometown in Texas and went on to earn her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University.

Ariel has had the opportunity to work in various therapeutic settings such as: high schools, hospitals, and counseling centers, providing individual and group programming.  Her experience involved working with couples, families, children, and adolescents impacted by depression, anxiety, violence, trauma, and abuse. While Ariel enjoys helping all individuals through various walks of life, her passion is helping young people discover themselves and navigate through the challenges of today.

It is Ariel’s hope that at the end of your therapeutic journey, you will feel more empowered, fulfilled, and equipped to face the various transitions of life. Ariel understands that people experience lots of challenges in life and without the proper tools those challenges can be difficult to navigate. Interacting and collaborating with clients of various cultures and walks of life has helped Ariel to develop an inclusive, unbiased and empathetic approach to therapy.

Ariel uses various therapeutic modalities to suit the needs and desires of each client (she also provides Faith-based counseling upon request). She believes everyone deserves a place where they can feel safe to be vulnerable during life’s most difficult times. With an open mind she will explore and assist you in discovering resources that are within and around you.  She will also help you discover effective and practical tools you can implement to improve your daily life.

Ariel loves to spend time with her family, cook, and travel. Yoga, fitness, and meditation is a big part of her life, along with watching and playing sports.

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.

Vonteshea Williams

Licensed Professional Counselor

Von is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her master’s degree in counseling from Nova Southeastern University.  She received her certification as an Education Specialist in Marriage & Family therapy from Liberty University.  Von is also a certified Prepare/Enrich program facilitator, who assists couples in establishing healthy marital relationships.

Von’s clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families in various settings such as; hospitals, community mental health organizations, religious sectors, and private and group outpaitient services.  Von has a desire to meet her clients where they are with compassion, empathy, warmth, understanding and a lack of judgement.  She often uses a CBT, Adlerian, or Family Systems approach, 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 client’s reach their theraputic goals.

Von is a generalist and treats mood disorders, panic and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, and phase of life issues.  Von especially enjoys utilizing her training to help couples in relationship, pre-maritial, and marital counseling.  She aims to aims to work with her clients as a team to assist them in learning and practicing healthy communication, interactions, and setting healthy boundaries.  

 Von understands that life can sometimes hit you so hard that you become emotionally disconnected, and guarded and can make you feel powerless to your current and past experiences.  She believes that there is no time like the present to cultivate a healthier you.

In her spare time, Von enjoys creating memories with family and friends, outdoor adventures, and speaking at or hosting workshops and conferences.

Von provides faith-based counseling upon request.

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