Molly McCue, LPC
Molly has been in practice since 2002 and started Family Matters in 2005. Working with individuals and families, she has extensive training in Family Therapy & Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Molly received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and her Master’s in Education and Counseling from the University of North Florida. Molly has lived in St. Mary’s for over ten years. She is a military wife experienced with deployments and military life. Molly has two co-furapists Sugar and Cookie.
Judy K. Rath, LPC, Neurofeedback Therapy
Judy is an LPC with additional training in Neurofeedback Therapy. She received her M.S. in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. Judy conducts Domestic Violence groups for Women & Children, Anger Management, Parenting, Grief Support, and Coping Skills groups in all locations. Judy, impassioned with assisting clients to live life to the fullest, couples her foundation in cognitive therapy with additional wellness innovations based upon current research. Judy resides in St. Simons Island.
Jason Hill, LMFT, LPC, MAC
Jason earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Georgia Southern University in 1997. His work with individuals, couples, families & groups has taught him the value of the therapeutic relationship and the importance of providing a safe and supportive place for client’s to talk. He currently works with adults and adolescents, dealing with emotional/behavioral issues and substance abuse problems. Jason is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Master Addiction Counselor.
Jill Christenson, LPC
Jill has a Master’s Degrees in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University and Applied Sociology from N. Arizona University. She has extensive experience working with older children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health issues, is trained in EMDR (Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and offers her expertise in such areas as Life Skill/Wellness education, including nutrition and mental health, stress management, and tobacco cessation. As Jill says,
"I strive to help individuals to better understand themselves and what they would like their lives to be like, to identify what is holding them back, and to assist them in taking steps towards positive and meaningful change.”
Jill has recently relocated from the West coast and is excited to begin a new life in the Southeast.
Vivian B. Kish, LPC, ICADC
Vivian is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor who is also experienced and skilled in Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. She believes in each individual's ability to recognize their ability to identify and implement needed changes that will have a profound impact on their recovery and well-being. Vivian believes that as people become more aware of their thoughts, actions, emotions and beliefs; that they have increased strength to face challenges and overcome difficult situations more sucessfully. Vivian is a strong proponet of utilizing community resources in conjuction with therapy, specifically when addressing substance abuse.
Ara C. Trembly, MA, MS, ACHt, LPC
Ara C. Trembly is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Certified Hypnotist who is Board Certified by the International Hypnosis Federation, Medical and Dental Division.
His background includes psychology studies at NYU and Rutgers, an MA in Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an MS in Counseling from Philadelphia Biblical University. He is also a Christian counselor and member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a writer, consultant, public speaker, and former adjunct faculty member at The Institute of Higher Learning at Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University).
Liz Hinchliffe, MA, LPC
Liz completed her Bachelor's degree in Communications and Psychology at Corban University in Salem, Oregon. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Liz is well versed in conducting Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family therapy. She employs a strength based platform, using education to empower and teach creative and effective coping skills to manage thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to promote healing and hope. Liz's background includes practice in the private, community, County, and State setting. Prior to her move from Oregon, she served for nearly 6 years as the Intensive Case Consultant for the State of Oregon, Department of Human Services, Self Sufficiency Program, for five counties. Her sensitive approach is known as engaging and motivating. Aside from her work, she enjoys going to the beach, baking, and spending time with her family. Favorite quote: "No one really cares how you know, until they know how much you care."-Anonymous.
Anneke Johnson, LPC
Anneke Johnson relocated to this area to provide mental health services as a member of the National Health Service Corps. Anneke has 16 years of experience in the social services field in a variety of roles. Anneke graduated from Tacoma Community College in 1996 with an associates degree in Psychology and a one year certificate in human services with a concentration in chemical dependency. Anneke continued her education at the University of Washington and graduated in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary arts and sciences with a concentration in self and society. In 2011, Anneke graduated with her master of arts degree in counseling from Webster University in Myrtle Beach, SC. Anneke has been practicing as a licensed professional counselor in the state of North Carolina since 2012 and received her Georgia professional counseling license in April of 2015. Anneke has significant experience working with children and teens who are at risk for out of home placement due to severe family conflict and extreme behavioral and mental health issues. Anneke also works with adults of all ages and who present with a variety of symptoms. Anneke is a the mother of three, grandmother of one and also mom to a cat and dog. Anneke enjoys going to garage sales, thrift stores, traveling, the beach and local festivals.
Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW
Stephanie has a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University (2007). Creating a strong relationship in which her clients feel safe and understood is paramount. She has an eclectic approach that allows her to tailor services to each client. She actively collaborates with and empowers clients toward positive growth. Stephanie provides therapy for multiple populations with varying concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, oppositional defiant disorder, and self-esteem or identity issues. Stephanie’s focus has been on counseling adolescents but also enjoys working with children and adults. Her primary methods are Expressive Arts Therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. Stephanie has worked extensively with the LGBTQ community. She offers individual, couples, group and family counseling.
Lynne Harris, LPC
Lynne Harris moved to St. Marys with her family in June 2015 from the Washington DC area, where she was in private practice, and was a supervisor and Adjunct Faculty member at The George Washington University Graduate Art Therapy program. Lynne has been a licensed therapist since 2008. She specializes in treating PTSD and complex trauma stemming from prolonged, repeated exposure to trauma in early childhood. She has competed extensive post-graduate training, including in EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Lynne is a National Health Service Corps provider and sees adolescents and adults. Lynne is joined by her husband Harland, a photographer and multimedia expert, and daughter Mila, who is in the 4th grade at St. Marys Elementary School. When not meeting with her clients, Lynne does pro bono work at The Dolores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville, FL, and enjoys gardening, yoga, walking with the dogs, and exploring the coastline.
Syreeta Shaw, EDS, LPC, NCC
Syreeta has a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia; a Masters Degree in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family from Regent University; and a post-Masters Degree (EdS) in Counseling from Old Dominion University. She has over 13 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, families, and groups in residential and substance abuse facilities, schools, hospitals, on military bases, and in private practice. Syreeta enjoys helping people process, address and cope with life changes, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, infidelity, divorce, trauma, setbacks, health issues, and disappointments. Her motto is, "It can still be a pretty picture." She is also passionate about removing the stigma of counseling and increasing its use among men, diverse cultures, religious groups, rural communities, and other underserved populations. Outside of work, she enjoys the beach, spending time with her family, reading, writing, watching movies, singing karaoke, and traveling.
Aleta J. Fox, LCSW
Aleta has a Master of Social Work from Stephen F. Austin States University (2007). Creating a strong relationship in which her clients feel safe and understood is crucial. Her manner with her clients allows her to tailor services to each client. She actively collaborates with and empowers clients toward positive growth. Aleta provides therapy for multiple populations with varying concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, compulsive disorders, substance abuse, and self-esteem or identity issues. Aleta has worked extensively with veterans as a therapist with Veterans Affairs for 6 years. She has also worked extensively with the LGBTQ community. She offers individual, couples, group and family counseling.
Tracy Milstead, MA., APC
Tracy has completed both her B.S. in Psychology and M.A. in Professional Counseling, from Liberty University, and is now working under the clinical supervision of Molly McCue, LPC to achieve her post-graduate hours toward state licensure. Her experience as a graduate intern at Family Matters included working with clients with ADHD, adjustment disorder, anger management, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, grief, and trauma. Tracy relocated to southeast Georgia, in 2015, after her husband retired from the military. She is experienced with deployments and military life, and her desire is to provide a safe, non-judgmental place to help clients discover how to heal, and achieve the changes they want to make in their lives. Some of the things Tracy enjoys are: going to the beach, landscape photography, and spending time with family and friends.
Animal Assisted Therapists: Sugar and Cookie