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Counselors

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.

If you would like to contact Keny, you can do so at 404-835-6136.

Mary K. Plisco, PH.D.

Dr. Plisco earned her B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Both her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from the University of Florida’s APA approved Clinical and Health Psychology Graduate Program. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University’s School of Medicine and Training Program in Professional Psychology. Dr. Plisco works with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment that has proven effectiveness for the treatment of many psychological conditions, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and anger management issues. In addition to CBT, she has specialized training in exposure with response prevention  (E/RP), which is an evidence-based treatment specifically developed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

If you would like to contact Mary, you can do so at 404-835-6135.

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.

If you would like to contact Debbie, you can do so at 404-512-1972.

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.

If you would like to contact Joannah, you can do so at 404-835-6149.

 

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.

If you would like to contact Novell, you can do so at 404-835-6111.

Bianca Hughes, MA

Bianca provides counseling for individuals (13 years and up), and couples. Passionate about seeing people become who they were created to be and fulfill their purpose in life, Bianca believes clients find hope and become more empowered when they discover their unique voice. She provides counseling in the following areas: identity, personal growth, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, couple communication and/or conflict, substance abuse/addiction, communication skills, women’s issues, adolescent issues, pre-marital counseling, stress management, and spiritual growth. Bianca works under the direction of Dr. Vanessa Snyder and supervision of Mandi Peek, LPC. More information can be found at www.biancakhughes.com

Bianca can be contacted at 404-889-6828

Cheryl Elkins, MA, LAPC

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.

If you would like to contact Cheryl, you can do so at 678-617-1382.

Joy Mikles, MA

Joy Mikles provides counseling for individuals, couples, and families and has a specialization in Christian Sex Therapy. Her practice includes work with young adults, sexual difficulties, sexual identity, grief, relationship difficulties, women’s issues, boundary issues, and parenting issues.  Joy works under the direction of Dr. Evalin Rhodes Hanshew and is supervised by Vanessa Snyder, LMFT.

If you would like to contact Joy, you can do so at (404) 266-0695, ext. 6248.

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