Counselors

Counselors

Ben Storie
LPC-S

Ben Storie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Ben has experience working with adults, couples and students in a variety of settings including, outpatient, residential, school-based, agency, and private practice.

“I believe that all behavior is an attempt to meet a legitimate need and all emotions make sense if we understand their context. I help people understand their experience and support them through the process of restoration and lasting change.” – Ben Storie, LPC

Brad Scott
LPC

Brad Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings including, residential treatment, outpatient therapy and school-based therapy. He has specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

“I enjoy helping clients reach their fullest potential, working to shift both individual and relational patterns in order to provide comprehensive, lasting growth. I am committed to working through traumatic events and promoting healing.” – Brad Scott, LPC

Brenden Stephens
LCSW

Brenden Stephens is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has professional experience working in residential and outpatient treatment, including the development and implementation of intensive outpatient treatment programs. He is a licensed supervisor for new practitioners. Brendren is trained in EMDR and Emotionally Focused Therapy. He treats trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment struggles, and relationships. He sees adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

“My priority in working with clients revolves around cultivating a safe and relaxing place where individuals, families, or couples, can explore growth and develop skills and strategies to overcome challenging elements in their lives. I find a great deal of fulfillment in seeing my clients gather strength and hone qualities or characteristics that improve their relationships and overall quality of life. I find it important that my office is a place where they can genuinely be who they are and express needs in a safe manner. I focus heavily on facilitating and fostering healthy connections with others and within ourselves. I recognize the power of trauma and the equally as powerful ability to heal from trauma.” – Brenden Stephens, LCSW

Carrie Lucas
LPC, LMFT

Carrie Lucas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor-in-Training. She has experience working with adults, couples, and families in many settings, including residential, day treatment, outpatient, and private practice. She has also provided Telehealth services since 2020. Carrie specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. She currently works with adult individuals and couples.

“I hope to meet you wherever you are and create space to allow you the chance to move forward where you would like to be individually and/or with your partner. I consider it a great honor for you to consider trusting me with delicate parts of your life and relationships.” – Carrie Lucas, LMFT LPC

Celeste Nichols
LPC

Celeste Nichols is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health. She is experienced working with adults in outpatient therapy, adults in a residential treatment facility, and students in clinical and school-based settings. Celeste is trained in the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), working with blended families, and in treating postpartum depression. Her current clinical focus is with adult individuals, couples, and families.

“Most people are already trying very hard and doing their best. They know what they need to do, they just can’t seem to do it. My goal in therapy is to understand what is keeping you from living the life you want. It would be my honor to help you heal from the trauma, grief, and fear you have experienced.” – Celeste Nichols, LPC

Christa Means
LPC, LMFT

Christa Means is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her clinical experience includes outpatient and agency settings where she served adults, couples, adolescents, and families. She was also the Director of the John Brown University Care Clinic where she supervised and mentored graduate student interns in the counseling program. Christa is extensively trained in the therapy model of Emotionally Focused Therapy and works with adult individuals and couples.

“Counseling is the opportunity to walk alongside people in their most difficult times. Each person, couple or family has their own story to tell and it’s an honor to join them in their journey. My goal in counseling is to help people who feel lost find hope and a clearer roadmap that leads to healing.” – Christa Means, LPC LMFT

Cindy Williams
LPC

Cindy Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), play therapy, and sand tray therapy. Cindy has worked with children, adolescents, parents, and families in school-based therapy and community mental health. Cindy currently offers counseling services to adult individuals, couples, children, and families.

“I want to provide an open, accepting environment for people who are skeptical about therapy. I want to provide my clients with a good therapy experience so they feel safe enough to explore how therapy can help them heal and how it can improve their quality of life.” – Cindy Williams, LPC

Cliff Duren
LPC

Cliff Duren is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy. He has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and has worked in a variety of settings, including school-based, residential, and private practice. Cliff currently works with adolescents, adults, and couples.

“I aim to create a space where others feel safe and valued, so that together we can work towards finding healing and lasting change in their life.” – Cliff Duren, LPC

Kathy Sallee
LPC

Kathy Sallee is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience working with students, adults and couples. Kathy has worked in residential treatment, outpatient counseling practices and school-based therapy programs. Kathy is trained and specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Ego State Interventions and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She currently provides care for couples, women and adolescent females.

“Everyone has a story. Each story is unique and never should be minimized. Although other’s life circumstances or past histories might appear to be more difficult, it does not minimize how your story affected you and continues to affect you and your relationships, both past and present. Your story is what shapes you, regardless of how long ago or how recent it was. Your story is valid and your trauma is real. You deserve a safe space to identify it, understand it, and process it. Your pain matters and your story is important to me. I find it a privilege to help others find healing and meaning from their stories while observing the growth and beauty that develops through their brave journey.” – Kathy Sallee, LPC

Kelly Webb
LPC

Kelly Webb is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working in outpatient and school-based counseling settings. She has provided care to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Her areas of specialization are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Ego State, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Kelly focuses on the treatment of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, military trauma, and sexual assault. She currently serves adults, adolescents, couples and families.

“At some point in our lives we have felt broken. It can feel painful and we might want to avoid this pain, numb this pain, or feed this pain with unhealthy outlets. That pain may feel heavy and too hard to carry. I want to provide a space where all broken pieces are seen and heard. All broken pieces have meaning, value and all are valid. A place where the pain you carry is lighter because you are not having to bear it alone. It is an honor for me to be able to meet people in these broken spaces and watch them break through barriers that have kept them trapped or stuck, allowing them to fulfill their potential and purpose.” – Kelly Webb, LPC

Kristin Temple
LAC, LAMFT

Kristin Temple is a Licensed Associate Counselor and a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. An elementary teacher for over ten years, Kristin resources her skills as an educator with her training as a therapist to serve those in her care. She has experience working in a children’s advocacy center and in an outpatient therapy setting. Kristin is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). Kristin also utilizes play therapy and sand tray therapy interventions in her work. Kristin serves adults, couples, adolescents, children, and families. Her primary focus is working with couples with the treatment perspective that strengthening the marital connection will positively impact the entire family system.

“My goal as a counselor is to join people on their healing journey by helping create opportunities that strengthen relational bonds and integrate the mind, body, and spirit.” – Kristin Temple, LAC LAMFT

Lisa Brock
LPC, LMFT

Lisa Brock is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her experience includes working with all ages in a variety of settings that include residential, outpatient, intensive outpatient, agency and private practice. Her current clinical focus is in treating couples and adult individuals. Lisa is trained in and practices the treatment models of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Trauma-Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

“I believe emotional pain is real pain and I want to create a safe place for my clients to explore and resolve the emotional pain that holds them back from obtaining the relationships and the success that they want to feel fulfilled and whole in life.” – Lisa Brock, LPC LMFT

Lynae Otten
LCSW, RPT

Lynae Otten is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist. She has worked with children in school-based therapy and alternative learning environments, in addition to several years practicing therapy in outpatient settings. She has experience working as a School Based Social Worker serving special and general education teachers and students on developing specialized curriculum for children with challenging behaviors. Lynae provides therapy services for children ages 2-18 using Registered Play Therapy. She also specializes in family therapy, foster and adoption issues, childhood trauma, life adjustments, ADHD, school and behavioral challenges, anxiety, and depression. Lynae is also trained and skilled in using Sand Tray Therapy interventions.

“I believe that play therapy is the most natural language for a child to express themselves, and it is a pleasure to be part of a child’s healing journey in a unique and fun environment! Supporting a child achieving their highest potential is an honor.” – Lynae Otten, LCSW RPT

Nathan Otten
LPC

Nathan Otten is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with adolescents in a school-based counseling setting, young adults in a higher education university program, and adolescents, adults, families, and couples in outpatient therapy. Nathan has worked in private practice and agency roles. He currently provides therapy services for adolescents, families, adults, and couples. His training and the focus of his therapy is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Family Systems.

“I want people to experience a life full of connection, safety, and security with those around them. I want to create an environment where people feel safe enough to explore current and past experiences on a path to healing and discovering the healthiest version of themselves.” – Nathan Otten, LPC

Rodney Neighbors
LPC

Rodney Neighbors is a Licensed Professional Counselor with training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He has worked in residential treatment, outpatient therapy, and school-based services. Rodney offers counseling services to adults, couples, and students.

“I want to create a safe place where people can come to heal and work on finding ways to improve their lives, but also know they will have someone who is there to help them every step of the way to make improvements for themselves as well as in their relationships.” – Rodney Neighbors, LPC

Theresa Bell
LPC

Theresa Bell is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working in outpatient counseling and alternative learning environment (ALE) school-based services for at-risk students. Theresa’s areas of specialization include trauma, trauma bonding, domestic violence and emotional abuse, crisis, grief, and mood disorders. Theresa offers therapy services to adolescents, young adults, and couples. Theresa particularly enjoys working with adolescents and young adults in this exciting and foundational stage of life.

“I want to provide a compassionate environment where people feel accepted and valued as they are.” – Theresa Bell, LPC

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