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.
Shonta Harper, LPC
Shonta completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Argosy University. She has wide-ranging experience providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families. She uses warmth, acceptance and education to empower and teach skills to help her clients manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Shonta prides herself in being in a partnership with her clients to promote healing, hope and a sense of fulfillment. Shonta’s background involves working for a level six facility for children/adolescents, a community counselor agency serving children and adults, a psychiatry hospital for the geriatric population, and non-profit serving children/adolescents. She has worked in mental health for 10 years and each year brings new opportunities to establish a therapeutic alliance with new and existing client. Shonta enjoys working but she also loves to cook, spend time with her family and friends, and visit the beach as much as possible.
One of Shonta’s favorite quotes is by Matthieu Ricard, “Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment”.
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).
Sheridan Jackson, LCSW Balanced Living
Sheridan is a transplanted New Yorker with a penchant for saying it like it is. She has a master's from New York University, years of intensive clinical training and decades of experience working in and running state and private agencies. Sheridan believes that each person is unique and that a therapist must take into account the needs of each individual. She prides herself in adapting her style to fit each client and enjoys working with a variety of ages and issues.
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.
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