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.
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.
Melissa Lawrence, LPC, CAMS
Melissa Lawrence is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Anger Management Specialist who has experience working with individuals who are struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, career, family, and identity issues. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Applied Gerontologyfrom Brenau University and a certificate in Addiction Counseling from Albany State University. Melissa has worked in various settings such as private practice, inpatient/residential treatment, community agencies, health clinics, substance abuse detox, and university counseling centers. She works to promote change by helping individuals understand their behaviors in the past, find meaning in the present, and increase hope for their future.
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.
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).
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 direction of Molly McCue, LPC, and clinical supervision of Liz Hinchliffe, LPC, and Ruby Blow, MA, LPC, NCC, BCC, CPCS, 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, 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 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.
Lea Hunter LPC-MHSP
Lea graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1999 and Valdosta State University in 2002 with her Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy. Although Lea is a native of South Georgia, she joins Family Matters after living 17 years in Nashville Tennessee. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both TN and GA & certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC & CCMHC). Through the years, Lea has worked in various aspects of mental health with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Her experiences ranges from working in outpatient community mental health clinics, domestic & sexual assault centers, primary integrated care, in-home family counseling, and private practice. She enjoys connecting with her clients and uses humor in sessions. As a therapist. Lea takes a more active role by giving feedback and homework assignments. Lea also comes to us with several years of play therapy experience with children.
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