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Evalin Rhodes Hanshew, PH.D.

Dean of Clinical Affairs and Professor of Counseling. Licensed Psychologist. Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor. Approved Clinical Supervisor recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Ph.D., M.Ed., B.A., Georgia State University (CACREP Accredited Master’s); Diploma in Christian Counseling, Psychological Studies Institute. Specializations: anxiety, mood, personality, and marital issues.

Keny Felix, PH.D.

Dean of the School of Counseling and Professor of Counseling. Licensed Professional Counselor, Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate, Guidance and Counseling. Ph.D., Th.M., M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; M.S.Ed., B.S., University Miami.

Debbie Emerson, MA, LPC

Marriage and Family Therapy, Child and Adolescent Specialization. Training in Emotion Focused Couples and Family Therapy and PREPARE/ENRICH certified. Practice includes couples, pre-marital, relationship coaching, play therapy, parenting through divorce, women’s struggles, and spiritual issues.

S. LaShay Dowley, MA, LPC

Shay provides individual, couples, family and group counseling services. Practice includes sexual issues, identity challenges, trauma, addictions, spiritual struggles, life transitions, severe mental illness, work-related stress, women’s’ issues, depression, and family mediation.

Joannah Sadler, LMFT, NCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor. Certified PREP instructor. Practice includes adolescent family therapy, eating disorders, grief work, spiritual concerns, pre-marital and relationship enrichment therapy.

Associate Counselors

Novell Blain, MA, LAPC

Professional counseling supervisee. Practice includes effective communication, developing improved coping and decision-making skills, addiction recovery, and women’s issues such as self-esteem and body image concerns.

Cheryl Elkins, MA

Provides counseling for individuals, couples, families, and groups. Cheryl has a heart for and additional training in working with victims of trauma or abuse. Practice also includes depression, anxiety and fear, adolescent issues, relationship struggles, grief work, spiritual issues as well as co-depenency and boundary problems. Certified in Prepare and Enrich.

Amanda Newman, MA, LAMFT

Amanda provides counseling services for individuals, couples, and families.  Her practice focuses on the following areas:  premarital preparation, marital enrichment, singleness, anxiety, codependency, self-esteem, relationship concerns, stress-management, spiritual formation, and personal growth.  Amanda is Prepare-Enrich certified.  For more information, visit

Liza Wright, M.A.MFT

Professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, and Christian sex therapist supervisee. Liza focuses her work with individuals, couples, and families on concerns of trauma & abuse, marital intimacy, sexual identity & addiction, communication & conflict resolution, and life transitions. She also works with students and is certified in Prepare/Enrich. More information can be found at

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