About Us

Dr. Jennifer Rose Heflin

DIRECTOR

LPC, CPCS, NCC

     As a therapist, I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families. Through a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship, my clients can expect to find hope and feel empowered. I strive to help clients identify their strengths and become more self-aware. By learning to cope and respond to life’s challenges in a healthy and meaningful way, my clients achieve personal growth and strengthened relationships.

     

     Over the years, my clients have trusted me to help them work through a number of challenges some of which include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, divorce, self-injury, eating disorders, sexual abuse, ADHD, and OCD. I hold Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in Professional Counseling and Supervision. Depending on the needs of each client, I use techniques from theoretical orientations that are Adlerian, Person Centered, and Solution Focused.

Melissa is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor who is passionate about mental health and helping individuals through the journey of life. Melissa completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. She is experienced in working with a wide variety of mental and emotional health needs, including depression, anxiety, relationships, career related topics, stress management, trauma and PTSD, grief, LBGTQ+ topics, women’s issues, and infertility. Melissa enjoys working with individuals who are seeking to gain new insight into themselves and the world around them and are active in their counseling journey. Melissa’s counseling style is warm, encouraging, and collaborative. She believes the counseling process is most effective when it is viewed as a partnership. Melissa seeks to provide a space in which individuals can safely explore and process their emotional situations free of judgement, with a clinician that is focused on helping each individual grow.

Melissa Hardeman

Therapist – LAPC

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Noelle Rich

Therapist – LAPC

Are you looking for a nonjudgmental and safe place to work through changes and challenges in life? As a clinician, I strive to provide that space for you. My goal is for us to work collaboratively and in an environment that promotes empathy, understanding, authenticity, and nonjudgment. I am passionate about working with adults and adolescents who are battling addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, and transition. I believe that your past does not define who you are. 

 

Your new path lies ahead, and I am here to help you make that happen. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused techniques in my therapeutic approach. I hold a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on addictions counseling from the University of North Georgia, and I have experience helping clients achieve a wide variety of goals.

For more than 20 years, Kristen has worked with adolescents, adults, and children to help them realize their goals and improve their lives. Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and School Social Worker with degrees from Wright State University and Loyola University of Chicago. She works to use the foundation of a trusting therapeutic relationship to empower each client on their journey of personal growth. Her passion is the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and women of all ages who struggle with depression, anxiety, and unresolved trauma. 

 

She practices strengths-based, trauma-informed and culturally-competent care, primarily utilizing a mix of person-centered, solution focused, and psychodynamic approaches. She hopes to inspire clients’ motivation to discover insights into dysfunctional patterns, so that they are able to make choices that will create joy in their lives.

Kristen M. Braid

Therapist – LCSW

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Dr. Tara Quinn-Schuldt

Therapist – PhD, LMSW

Do you often feel weighted down by feelings of anxiety and stress or feel as if you need clarity on the direction of your life? If you find yourself feeling lost and overwhelmed by the demands of school, work, parenting, personal relationships, stress, and anxiety, I am here to help.

 

Since 2005, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families as a licensed social worker. I have experience working alongside my clients to promote well-being, self-care, and mental health supports individually and in a group settings. Understanding the demands of one’s profession and striking a work-life balance in general can be difficult and challenging for most of us. I also have extensive experience working with parents confronting the challenges of parenting children with a host of mental health, educational, and medical needs. Parents need support and a healthy outlet to meet their mental health needs to best support their children. Through a strengths-based, action-orientated, and solution-focused approach we can explore the stresses and pressures of everyday life, set practical goals, develop strategies to navigate difficult times and build healthy relationships and/or boundaries to create a more balanced life.

If you are ready to begin your wellness journey and change the direction of your life, contact me and together will we identify where you are and where you want to go! I am here to do this work with you.

As a retired pastor, working in ministry for 35 years, my passion is helping people find God’s best for them through life coaching and counseling. Life Coaching focuses on a person’s future to train, encourage, motivate, and hold them accountable.  I enjoy teaching skills to assist people in overcoming obstacles that keep them from reaching and fulfilling God’s purpose for their lives. Pastoral counseling focuses on healing hurts in a person’s past to help them solve problems in present life. People can move forward to all that God has intended for them. when healing occurs.

 

 

I have worked extensively on marriage issues. I have led marriage retreats and seminars. I do marital and pre-marital counseling. I also work with families, adolescents, and men, addressing grief and loss, anger management, and life transitions, to include caring for aging parents and those with developmental disabilities.

Bill Ratliff

Pastoral Counselor, Life Coach – MDiv, BCCC

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Donna W. Ratliff

Therapist – EdS, LPC, NCSC

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Reaching out for help takes courage. For 25 years I have enjoyed the process of helping people navigate challenges in their lives and building on their strengths to reach wellness.

 

I find it a privilege and a calling to help people find healing and hope through therapy in a variety of issues including anxiety, depression and grief and loss. I offer conventional or Christian counseling in a safe non-judgmental environment. Having been a school counselor I am skilled at helping adolescents and families work through the myriad of issues for teens. I also like working with married couples and women’s issues.

As a therapist, I am skilled at working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem/self-image issues, and other life stressors associated with career and school concerns. My academic background includes a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Montevallo.

 

My clinical internship includes a treatment center for eating disorders, where I worked primarily with adolescents and women. My passion lies in creating a safe and warm environment for clients to be truly heard. I believe in fostering an atmosphere of self-discovery and insight, empowering individuals to navigate both their inner world and the world around them.

 

I consider it a privilege to walk alongside individuals in the therapeutic process. In my practice, I employ an eclectic approach that integrates person centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and psychodynamic work. This allows me to tailor my methods to the unique needs of each client, ensuring a personalized and effective therapeutic experience. I look forward to the opportunity to support you on your path to healing and growth

Faith Ayres

LAPC

Anthony Morgan

Intern

As an LPC intern, I am excited to work with children and adolescents, military veterans, first responders, and young adults. Having gone through my own therapeutic  journey, I truly believe in the therapeutic process. I will do everything I can to help clients find healing and meet their goals.
 
I believe the key to a successful therapeutic journey is a well-established therapist and client relationship. Clients can expect me to create a safe space where they can share without judgement. I pride myself in suspending my personal biases and remaining open-minded while working with my clients. I want clients to understand that they already have what it takes to heal, it’s just my job to help them discover the power they have within themselves. 
Hello there! Are you facing challenges in life? As a clinician, I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and adults, helping them navigate difficult times. With an approach that is empathetic, nonjudgmental, and collaborative, I focus on creating a safe space for exploration and growth. Using evidence-based practices, I address a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, school issues, family conflict, substance use, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, PTSD, and self-esteem. Together, we will navigate your struggles.
 
I believe in the power of a collaborative and client-centered approach, tailoring my interventions to meet your unique needs and goals. I strive to create an environment that fosters exploration, where you can gain insight into challenges and develop the skills and strategies needed to overcome them.
Collaborating together, we will help you achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being. I’m here to support you every step of the way, and I’m looking forward to our journey together.