Our therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve your therapy goals. Each therapist creates a personalized plan for therapy for each client. We are here for you!
Diana "Nikki" Adeleke, LMSW
My life's mission is to help children, teens, and families thrive rather than merely survive. My goal is to empower individuals to live their very best lives for themselves and for their families. I am passionate about helping children, teens, and families heal, grow, develop strengths, and build resilience. If you, your child, or your teenager is experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma related to grief, communication issues, or experiencing life challenges, I am here to help you! I provide individual, family, and group therapy in a safe, empathic, and non-judgmental setting. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy in my sessions. I have specialized training in Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents.
Amanda Manning, M.A., LPC, RPT
As a parent, it can be troubling or even scary when you see your child struggling with behavioral issues, anxiety, and/or depressed mood. I have extensive expertise in working with children and their families who have experienced traumatic events and/or struggle with disruptive behavior patterns. In therapy, I strive to create a safe healing space for a child to work through their problematic symptoms. I provide parents with strategies to help reconnect and heal their relationships with their children that may have been disrupted by uncontrollable events.
I also have a passion in working with individuals who seek healing through EMDR. EMDR is an evidenced-based modality that can help clients find healing from anxiety, panic attacks, depressed mood, disturbing memories, complicated grief, sexual and/or physical abuse and so much more! This modality has been shown to provide client’s with relief and healing much quicker than traditional talk therapy.
I am a Registered Play Therapist, certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) working towards being a certified EMDR therapist. I am directive and eclectic in my approach to therapy and I believe in creating a safe space where the client can heal their mind, body and spirit as a whole.
Devny Hernandez, M.A., LPC-Intern --
Supervised by David Lawson, LPC-S
I believe people have the answers they need to live a meaningful life. My purpose in counseling is to go along with people on their journeys of self-exploration with a goal of discovering insights and truths that allow them to develop a personal sense of meaning. Life can be challenging and painful and I believe self-awareness is vital to achieving health and balance. Additionally, I believe it is important for people to look inside themselves and develop insight which will lead to a way of being that is authentic. Ideally, people I work with will develop a sense of self-reliance that stays with them and leads to lasting improvement.
Clinically, I have experience helping adults, adolescents and couples through a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and other serious mental illness.
I prefer to tailor my approach to each client. I collaborate with clients and use a variety of interventions that are appropriate for their goals.
Anthony Hopkins, M.A., LPC
It is my belief that people experience both highs and lows in life. I believe that each person has the ability to become aware and capable of making informed decisions and live a meaningful life. By bringing about a level of awareness each individual can learn to self regulate and be prosperous in life. It is through my experience as a counselor in multiple settings that I have developed this belief. I am passionate about working with individuals from all walks of life that could be struggling with depression, anxiety, or difficulty with interpersonal relationships. In using a Gestalt approach I focus on the here and now to facilitate awareness and to build insight for an improved life.
Justin Stevens, M.A., LPC-Intern --Supervised by Stephanie K. Thomas, LPC-S
I believe that clients have the ability to choose how to resolve their own problems and make their own decisions with my assistance. I believe that clients are responsible for their own behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. As a counselor, I encourage my clients to develop greater self-awareness and mental health through their life experiences; through building increased confidence, self-esteem, and independence; and building the capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life.
Because I believe that a client’s self-awareness and choices are key to developing self-direction and independence, my techniques will include client-centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. These techniques will provide methods to solve problems utilizing the client’s own strengths to meet their needs. Even when meeting with an individual, I attempt to incorporate the entire family, when appropriate and possible.
Marisela Gomez, LMSW
#62262, Bilingual English & Spanish
Welcome! Do you find yourself struggling with everyday life? Are you overwhelmed? Are you concerned for a loved one who you believe needs comfort and support? I am here to help. I am passionate about helping children, teens, and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and behavioral concerns. My goal is to help you or your loved one learn the tools needed to address the issues you face now and those you will face in the future. I use various therapy techniques including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. I know that through our partnerships I can help you or your loved one create the life that you/they want to live!