Family Matters of Coastal Georgia, Inc.

Unique Therapeutic approaches because your Family Matters


Molly McCue, LPC, CPCS

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.

Charese Taylor, LMFT

My name is Charese “Resse” Taylor, I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have been practicing Family and Individual Therapy since 2005, and started in Louisville, KY. I have since worked in Florida and recently moved to Georgia in 2020. I work with Couples, Families, and Individuals working through Depression, ADHD, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders. I enjoy motivated clients who are looking for change and prefer a Client-Centered direct approach therapist. I have had over 17 years’ worth of experience working with children, families, and couples. I have Masters in Social Work and Marriage Family Therapy and have been fully licensed since 2012. My experience has been with children with Reactive Attachment, Trauma, ADHD, Mood Disorder and Reunification. I am pro marriage and love doing Couple Counseling, Marriage Therapy, and Premarital Counseling. The family system is my specialty and I consider myself a Family Systems Therapist.

Alessandra Ellis-Lodmell, LMSW

Alessandra Ellis is a recent Saint Leo graduate with a master’s in social work (MSW), who provides counseling to teens and adults affected by a range of issues such as adjustment, depression, anxiety, phobia, bereavement, and anger. While under supervision and working toward her licensure, Mrs. Ellis offers a variety of therapies such as cognitive, narrative, and client centered, utilizing mindful techniques. She is knowledgeable of the child welfare system and with people struggling with substance abuse as she has two years’ experience in working with this population. Furthermore, Alessandra is Anger Management Certified (CAMS-II) and offers anger management groups. Alessandra is originally from Italy and has firsthand knowledge with military life as she is married to a veteran. 

Currently, Alessandra is accepting clients without insurance or with little insurance capable of paying out of pocket $ 40 per intake and $ 25 for sequential sessions. If you are struggling, book an intake with Alessandra and allow her to show you how to be the author of your best life.

whitney Whitney Bounds LCSW

Whitney Bounds is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings more than nine years of experience in trauma, crisis, and grief counseling to Family Matters of Coastal Georgia. She has worked with at-risk children, teens, and families in Glynn and Camden counties in a non-profit setting as well as with survivors of domestic violence. She has also worked with hospice patients and their families providing grief support as a certified grief counselor (GC-C).

Whitney has a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She specializes in grief and bereavement therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She sees clients of all ages. Her passion is serving the families of Camden County with client-centered therapy in a safe environment that fosters personal growth. 


Ryan Mattioli, APC

Ryan Mattioli (he/him), Associate Professional Counselor.

 I specialize in adolescence, trauma, LGBTQ+ identity development, grief, depression, and anxiety. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2019 with a specialization in trauma and crisis intervention. My training also includes up-to-date knowledge on cultural identity development, and I have a particular interest in the ways that our cultural identities affect our mental health and experiencing of the world. I try to develop a robust working relationship with my clients so as to provide them with a space to say what needs to be said and experiment with different ways of thinking in order to move through whatever situation they are facing. I draw on concepts from client-centered counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and existentialism in order to facilitate growth, healing, and understanding of oneself and our relationships with others.

Tina Roux, MeD, Mental Health Counseling

Tina Roux, MEd, Mental Health Counseling

Tina Roux is a recent Capella University graduate with a master’s in mental health counseling, who provides counseling to teens and adults affected by a range of issues such as adjustment, depression, anxiety, phobia, bereavement. While under supervision and working toward her licensure, Mrs. Roux offers a variety of therapies such as cognitive, narrative, and client centered, utilizing mindful techniques. She is knowledgeable of the inpatient mental health field and has two years’ experience in working with this population.  Tina has firsthand knowledge of military life due to being married to a veteran.

Aleena Wolmack, MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Alenna Wolmack, MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Alenna received her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. She works with individuals, families, and couples working through anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and mood disorders. Alenna utilizes person-centered therapy and emotionally focused therapy techniques in conjunction with cognitive therapy. Through these techniques, Alenna assists clients in living their best life by encouraging them to always be true to who they are. 

Elissa Gonzalez, Master Level Intern

Elissa Gonzalez, Master Level Intern

Elissa Gonzalez Ogonowski is a master level intern completing her internship through Liberty University in clinical mental health counseling, operating under supervision of a licensed clinician at Family Matters. She lives in St. Marys with her husband and children and has lived here since 2006. As a military veteran and previous Navy wife dependent for 10 years, she is familiar with addressing the needs of military families. Having years of personal and professional experience with special needs children allows her unique knowledge into navigating the world of the differently abled. Elissa previously obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union College in Schenectady NY, a Master of Arts in elementary education through the University of Phoenix, and prior Georgia certification in regular education and special education. After six years working as an early intervention special instructor and service coordinator with Babies Can’t Wait, Elissa then spent six years working in child welfare as a case manager for the state of Georgia and has extensive experience identifying and treating trauma. Elissa provides counseling for children, adults, couples, and families using a variety of treatment modalities. She is accepting new clients for weekdays and Saturdays.

Elissa Gonzalez, Master Level Intern

Alex Sciallo, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy

My name is Alex Sciallo. I am a recent University of New Hampshire graduate with a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). I work with couples, families, and individuals who desire change and healing. My approach to therapy is holistic, relational, and well-informed by my graduate school training in Family Systems Theory. I believe in providing a trauma informed, evidence-based, and culturally responsive practice.

I value the fact that our bodies and nervous systems contain rich information about our past and current experiences. I believe that an understanding of our bodily and emotional experiences can promote healing by fostering an increased awareness of self and nervous system regulation.

I love to blend together narrative work, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), art-making, and mindfulness practices to provide a safe space for creativity and emotional experiences to take form. I am especially drawn to attachment relationships, the narratives/stories written from our experiences, and the role our nervous system plays in keeping us safe. I am committed to offering a space of safety, acceptance, and compassion for you to explore what is beneath the surface.

Elissa Gonzalez, Master Level Intern

Merissa Kight, Masters in Social Work

Hi I’m Merrisa Kight!

I am a mom to five kids and spend a lot of time in the community with sports and events.

I have a masters degree in social work from Tulane University and an undergraduate in psychology. I use cognitive behavioral therapy with clients and see clients of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to clinical work I have a background in domestic violence advocacy and inpatient mental health. My goals for my therapeutic growth include trainings for trauma certification and animal assisted therapies!


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