Our Counselors

View More: http://huckleberry.pass.us/lighthouse-headshotsMark Carpenter LPC-MHSP

Mark is the president and director of The Transformation and Lighthouse Counseling Center. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider Certification. Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree from Covenant College as well as a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from The Psychological Studies Institute and has been counseling since 1994. He is a licensed minister with the Church of God and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and The Christian Association of Psychological Studies. Mark has been married to his wife since 1982, and they have one married daughter. During his childhood, he lived all over the country, but he has become a converted southerner. Mark lives in Chattanooga, always dreaming of the Fall. He is a learner at heart, and believes excitement is the process of learning with new experiences and friends. He is passionate about helping to create change in marriages and families along with leading others to a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships. His focus areas are in Marriage and Family Therapy, Adult Counseling, Spiritual Direction and Life Coaching.

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Wednesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Alternating Fridays by appointment

Insurance Accepted:

AccessOne EAP, Aetna, American Behavioral, Beacon Health Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Behavioral Health Systems, Cascade EAP, Cigna, Coventry Healthcare, ENI, Life Services EAP, Humana, Magellan, Tricare South, Workplace Options

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

For clients who do not have health insurance or who prefer not to file insurance, Mark offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Mark and his counseling services, please visit his blog at www.connectedtogether.org, or call our administrative office during regular business hours.

Lighthouse Headshots-0026Dr. David Cavin

Dr. Cavin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has over 30 years of experience in the Mental and Behavioral Health field. In addition to his career in the private sector, Dr. Cavin also served as a Chaplain in the US Army for 17 years, which has provided him a unique understanding of the issues military personnel and their families face. He has held multiple adjunct faculty positions at Chattanooga State as well as The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Cavin has published articles in multiple books, magazines and newspapers. He has extensive experience in leading/facilitating marriage enrichment seminars/retreats, divorce recovery groups, alcohol and drug recovery groups, marriage preparation classes, parenting classes and individual growth groups. Dr. Cavin views counseling as a way to not only help clients address and alter negative behaviors and thought patterns, but also as a way to take an in-depth look at those negative behaviors and thought patterns in order to help clients gain a deeper understanding of what compels them to think and behave in a particular manner. Dr. Cavin’s focus areas include pastoral/Biblical counseling, marriage, family, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar, substance abuse, sexual disorders/addictions, trauma, post-traumatic stress, victims of abuse, cognitive behavioral therapy and adolescent therapy.

Office Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Insurance Accepted:

AccessOne EAP, American Behavioral, Aetna, Aetna Resources for Living EAP, BCBS, Beacon Health Options, Behavioral Health Systems, BlueCare (TennCare), Cascade EAP, Cigna, ComPsych, Corp Health, Coventry Healthcare (First Health), ENI, LifeServices EAP, LifeSync/Humana, Magellan, Magellan EAP, Mazzetti & Sullivan EAP Services, Military One, Multiplan PHCS, Tricare for Life, Tricare South, United Healthcare Community Plan, United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health, Workplace Options (APS Healthcare)

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

For clients who do not have health insurance or who prefer not to file insurance, Dr. Cavin offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Dr. Cavin and his counseling services, please refer to his profile on Psychologytoday.com, or call our administrative office during regular business hours.

Dowdy Layne – LPC – MHSP

Dowdy received her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute, which is known for integrating theology and psychology. She uses her professional and spiritual gifts as she assists clients in growing in Christ as they work to overcome life’s obstacles. Dowdy’s goal is to integrate psychology and theology to deal with the whole person (physical, psychological and spiritual), utilizing her training and experience while relying on God’s Word and prayer. Dowdy believes there is a partnership between client and counselor, and she recognizes God as the third party in the counseling relationship. She believes this three point partnership is most effective in obtaining healing and wholeness for wounded spirits. Dowdy is also a member of The American Counseling Association (ACA) and The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Her practice includes counseling for individuals, couples and families. Dowdy’s focus areas include marital issues, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, abuse recovery, codependency recovery, phase of life adjustments, couple communication, spiritual issues and conflict resolution.

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Insurance Accepted:

AccessOne EAP, Aetna, American Behavioral, BCBS, Beacon Health Options, Cascade EAP, Chestnut EAP, Cigna, Corp Health, Coventry Healthcare, LifeSync/Humana, ENI, First Health, LifeServices EAP, Magellan, Multiplan PHCS, United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health, Workplace Options (APS Healthcare)

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

For clients who do not have health insurance or who prefer not to file insurance, Dowdy’s fee scale is $115 for the first appointment, and $100 per session after the first appointment. Dowdy also offers reduced rates for clients who are experiencing financial hardship.

For further information about Dowdy and her counseling services, please call our administrative office during regular business hours.

Arianne Brigner – LPC – MHSP

Arianne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Mental Health Service Provider. Working with children and adolescents for the past seven years, Arianne has compassionately and enthusiastically helped families successfully navigate the unique challenges childhood and adolescence sometimes brings. Arianne works with children ages three and up and specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, attachment issues, depression and helping children recover after a parental divorce. Arianne also runs a group for children and adolescents where they learn how to enhance social skills and manage their emotions more effectively. A native New Yorker, Arianne graduated from the State University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and then pursued a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Southern Adventist University where she also teaches as an adjunct professor in the psychology department. Arianne has been married to her very best friend for the past six years. Together, she and her husband love laughing, hanging out with friends, hiking, and serving God. (email: arianne.brigner@gmail.com )  Arianne also offers parenting classes, Here is the upcoming schedule of classes: Parenting, Adjusting to Motherhood

View More: http://huckleberry.pass.us/lighthouse-headshotsC. Wayne Williams – LPC – MHSP

Wayne Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee and Georgia. He is also a Mental Health Service Provider and Qualified Mental Health Professional in Tennessee. Wayne specializes in adolescent therapy, family relationships (especially conflict between parents and their children), depression, spiritual issues, interventions to reduce the effects of toxic church involvement and stress management. Wayne received his Master’s of Education Degree from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has been extensively involved in Emergent and Crisis Response Mental Health Services for nearly 15 years. He has training in Critical Incident Stress Management and is also a trained spiritual director (Dr. Larry Crabb’s School of Spiritual Direction). He previously served as president of the Chattanooga Chapter and as Southeast Regional Director of CAPS International. Wayne has been in pastoral ministry for over 31 years, serving churches in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama as Senior Pastor and as Minister of Youth and/or Worship. He has a particular love for helping ministers and their families.

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Dayton); Tuesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Alternating Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Insurance Accepted:

AccessOne EAP, American Behavioral, Aetna, Beacon Health Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Behavioral Health Systems, Cascade EAP, Cigna, Coventry Healthcare, ENI EAP, Health One Alliance, Humana, LifeServices EAP, Magellan, Multiplan PHCS, Tricare South, United Healthcare, Workplace Options

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

For clients who do not have health insurance or who prefer not to file insurance, Wayne offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Wayne and his counseling services, please refer to his profile on Psychologytoday.com, or call our administrative office during regular business hours.

View More: http://huckleberry.pass.us/lighthouse-headshotsBrent Collins M.A.

Brent is a Licensed Professional Counselor who holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Richmont Graduate University. He works with adults and couples and he specializes in addiction recovery, depression, anxiety, unresolved emotional issues, low self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship and family concerns, personal and emotional growth, and spiritual growth and direction. He strives to help his clients to live a healthy and balanced life. A well-balanced life includes attention given to one’s spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and social facets. He has a passion to assist clients recover from all aspects of addictive behaviors, and to support family members of addicts who are also experiencing the fallout from their loved one’s addiction, through feeling empowered to to make difficult decisions, set personal boundaries, and learn necessary coping skills. When a client feels empowered to make changes in his/her life, there is nothing he/she cannot accomplish. Brent approaches counseling through a Christian world view to provide support and hope and facilitate change, but is respectful of those who do not share his beliefs. He believes it is possible for those who are hurting to find healing that leads to an abundant and fulfilling life.

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday 5:00 to 7:00 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Insurance Accepted:

AccessOne EAP, BCBS, ENI EAP, Magellan, LifeServices EAP

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

For clients who do not have health insurance or who prefer not to file insurance, Brent offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Brent and his counseling services, please call our administrative office during regular business hours.

View More: http://huckleberry.pass.us/lighthouse-headshotsDr. Brandon Santan, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC

Dr. Santan has MA and PhD degrees in counseling/psychotherapy. He is a general counseling practitioner with specialized experience and training in pre-marriage counseling, marriage counseling/therapy, sex therapy, LGBTQ issues, addictions—including sexual addiction, spiritual abuse and recovery from cultish/bad church experiences, OCD and anxiety. He is currently licensed in Tennessee and Georgia as a professional counselor. Dr. Santan endeavors to help folks live a healthy and well balanced life physically, emotionally and spiritually using both a holistic and a heuristic approach. Holistic: Brandon addresses the entire person in all aspects: mental/emotional, physical and spiritual. A person is healthy when all three areas are healthy, synchronized and functioning in concert. Heuristic: Brandon typically encourages a person to learn, discover, understand him/herself and the way that he/she sees the world around him/her. He also encourages a person to find his/her own way to solve problems such as experimenting and evaluating possible answers and solutions and by stimulating interest into continued investigation of self. He approaches counseling with the idea in mind that a person is best served when he/she can discover for him/herself what’s best. This approach to counseling leads to a sense of ownership and pride which are foundational keys to satisfaction and happiness. Brandon approaches counseling from a Christian worldview, however, he does not push his faith on others nor does he require that his clients share his worldview. Brandon’s training and education allow him to objectively focus on the issue without his beliefs getting in the way.

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Insurance Accepted:

Access One EAP, Aetna, American Behavioral, BCBS, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, Coventry Healthcare, ENI, Lifesync/Humana, Life Services EAP, Magellan, Multiplan PHCS, Workplace Options (APS Healthcare), Tricare South

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

For clients who do not have health insurance or who prefer not to file insurance, Brandon offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115.

For more information about Brandon and his counseling services, please refer to his profile on Psychologytoday.com, visit his personal website at www.drbrandonsantan.com, or call our administrative office during regular business hours.

Mitchell Waters, MA

Mitchell Waters received his training and Master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Richmont Graduate University in 2016. He majored in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has worked and served in various youth and adult ministries for years. Mitchell has worked with individuals and couples from many walks of life and struggling with a variety of different issues. His philosophy of counseling is to strive to combine the best we know of psychology and counseling and to integrate them with a Christian worldview. He uses a variety of counseling methods and theories to best suit the need of the individual of couple. He understands that life can be full of hardship and brokenness as a result of living in a fallen world. He strives to bring hope and healing through one of the most important God-given vessels of all: authentic relationship. He enjoys working with issues such as depression, anxiety, sexual issues, trauma, self-esteem, spiritual issues, and adolescents and couples. He is married to Elizabeth Waters and they enjoy their favorite hobby of rock climbing together.

Office Hours:

Monday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Dayton); Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Insurance Accepted:

Mitchell is currently not on insurance boards. Please call our office for more information.

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

Mitchell offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session. He also offers reduced rates for clients who are experiencing financial hardship.

View More: http://huckleberry.pass.us/lighthouse-headshotsJody Buttram, M.A., LPC-MHSP, LMFT,NCC

Jody is a licensed professional counselor who received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Christian Sex Therapy from Richmont Graduate University in 2012. She also has an M.A. in Instructional Leadership.  Jody will further her skills this year by completing EMDR training, which is a psychotherapy approach for the treatment of trauma.  Jody has a background in education, and holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership which she received from Tennessee Tech University in 2005.  She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in English Secondary Education, with minors in Music and Bible at Bryan College in 1999.  Her desire to fulfill God’s purpose for her life allowed her to see how God could bring her passions of teaching and counseling together to serve and minister to others.  Jody’s desire is to walk alongside others in their journeys and to offer hope and help in healing.  She works with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of struggles including problems in relationships, anxiety, depression, parenting, spirituality, sexuality concerns, trauma, and coping with life’s everyday stresses.  Her Christian perspective and person-centered approach allows her to value each individual as a fellow Image-bearer, creating a safe environment for clients to feel accepted for who they are.  Jody has been married to her husband, Philip, since 1998.  They have two sons and one daughter.

Office Hours:

9:00 to 2:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; One Saturday per month, by appointment

Fee Scale:

Jody offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Jody and her counseling services, please refer to her profile on Psychologytoday.com, or call our administrative office during regular business hours.

Christine Weisgerber, MAMFT, N.C.C.

Christine is a Nationally Certified Counselor and received her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with specializations in Child and Adolescent Counseling and Trauma Counseling from Richmont Graduate University in 2011.  She joined the Transformation Center in early Summer 2017 after six years of experience working as a Therapist and Training Specialist for a community mental health agency. Christine specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, as well as those who have experienced a range of traumatic experiences.  Her passion is entering into hurt and broken places with individuals and providing hope in healing relationships, and considers it a privilege to walk alongside people as they seek growth and change in their lives.  Christine has ongoing training and experience in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), is a Professional Member of the American Counseling Association, and has provided multiple workshops on suicide prevention and awareness, topical issues in mental health, and Youth Mental Health First Aid. In her free time, Christine enjoys baking, crafting, sewing, and reading.

Office Hours:

Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Fee Scale:

Christine offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $40 to $50 per session.

For more information about Christine and her counseling services, please refer to her profile on Psychologytoday.com, or call our administrative office during regular business hours.

View More: http://huckleberry.pass.us/lighthouse-headshotsKim Ball, M.A. MFT/PC

Kim received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Counseling from Johnson University in 2014. After spending more than 20 years in the corporate work world, her clinical internship experience began in 2012 and included work at Lighthouse with clients and in the Abuse Intervention with Life Skills (AILS) program. Kim’s practice at Lighthouse has continued, and her primary focus is on helping couples, young adults and women with issues including relationships, anxiety and transitions. She is a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator and is presently working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Motivated by her love for Christ, Kim’s primary goal is to love others unconditionally. She cares deeply and genuinely about each client and utilizes a collaborative approach. Her life’s passion is helping others find their way, and she considers it an incredible privilege and high responsibility to share in each one’s journey.

Office Hours:

Tuesday 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM; Wednesday 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM; Thursday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Fee Scale:

Kim offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $40 to $70 per session. She also offers a “copay match” option as low as $25.

For more information about Kim and her counseling services, please refer to her profile on Psychologytoday.com, or call our administrative office during regular business hours.

Abby Wallace, MA, LPC-MHSP, NCC

Abby is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Tennessee and Georgia, and she is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Abby graduated from Richmont Graduate University in 2012 with a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling and a specialization in Trauma Counseling. She has since continued her education in trauma counseling with EMDR Training, training in healing attachment following trauma, the impact of trauma on religion and spirituality, and military culture training. Abby specializes in seeing people of all ages with a history of trauma or abuse, including rape, childhood abuse, combat PTSD, and more, as well as assisting couples in repairing relational and communication issues. She considers it a privilege to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families who are striving to make changes and improvements despite challenging circumstances, situations, and histories. When she is not counseling, Abby enjoys spending time with family, working with her art and photography, and chasing waterfalls.

Office Hours:

Thursday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Insurance Accepted:

AccessOne EAP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, ENI EAP, LifeServices EAP, Magellan, Tricare

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

For clients who do not have health insurance or who prefer not to file insurance, Abby offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Abby and her counseling services, please refer to her profile on Psychologytoday.com, or call our administrative office during regular business hours

Lighthouse Headshots-0004Anna Downer Youngs, MA

Anna received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy from Regent University in May of 2015. Anna is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families strengthen their relationships through better communication, deeper self-understanding and empathy for themselves and for others.

Anna is the Director of the AILS (Abuse Intervention with Life Skills) program at The Transformation Center. The AILS program works with both court-ordered and volunteer participants to address their aggressive behavior and to understand and change patterns of power and control behavior.

Anna hopes to assist clients in identifying emotions and detecting cycles of behavior that are promoting or impeding growth in their lives. The main approaches Anna implements are Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Family Systems. Anna loves to help clients integrate their faith into their actions and understand how their view of God influences their view of themselves and their relationships. Anna has completed the first phase of training for EMDR and will complete her second phase this year. She considers it a privilege to enter into the lives of her clients and walk with them toward greater health and healing.

Anna works with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, codependency, spiritual and physical abuse, trauma, marital strengthening, marital infidelity, communication issues, women’s issues, body image and identity concerns as well as parent/child interactions.

Anna and her husband, Sam, live in Chattanooga with their two children.

Office Hours:

Tuesday by appointment only; Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fee Scale:

Anna offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $40 to $50 per session.

For more information about Anna and her counseling services, please call our administrative office during regular business hours.

mj4Machelle Johnson, M.A, LPC/MHSP

Machelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Clinician in the state of Tennessee.  Machelle works with adults, teens, children and families.  She works with areas of depression, anxiety, co-dependency, substance abuse, trauma, abuse and other life controlling issues.  Machelle received her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  She serves as the co-director of Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered 12-step recovery group.  She has the desire to help others find hope and joy.  Machelle uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help change one’s thought processes, along with a Biblical approach, leading to the healing process.

Office Hours

Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Insurance Accepted

Optum Behavioral Health which includes United Health Care, Magellan and Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Access One and ENI. Please call our office for more information.

Non-Insurance Fee Scale

Machelle offers a sliding scale fee option based on family household income

Ashley R. Dillon, M.A. Clinical Therapist, Certified PCIT Therapist

Ashley graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She went on to graduate with Master’s in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University in 2015 where she specialized in children and adolescents. Ashley completed her clinical internship at the Richmont Community Counseling Center in Chattanooga under the supervision of Dr. Bill McGee. She became certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy in 2016. Ashley has also completed training in counseling juveniles with sexually offending behaviors through the Juvenile Sexual Offending Counselor Certification Program at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville.  She worked as a clinical therapist for a local community mental health center beginning in the fall of 2015 to the spring of 2017. Ashley started work at the Transformation Center in the spring of 2017, where she primarily works with children, adolescents, and families. Her passions include seeing communities transformed through individual and family healing, working with children to increase resiliency skills, and helping teenagers make meaning of and overcome past traumas in order to live successful productive lives in the future. In her spare time Ashley enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, and cooking.

Office Hours

Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Insurance Accepted

Please call our office for more information.

Non-Insurance Fee Scale

Ashley offers a sliding scale fee option based on family household income

Dedra Spradling, M.A.

Dedra received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2014. She is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Undergraduate studies resulted in a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Over 10 years later of working in law enforcement and with Juvenile Justice Youth, Dedra became determined to help children, youth, and families learn alternative choices to address the issues that often lead them to the Justice System, so she pursued her counseling education. From 2012 to 2014, she utilized an internship to provide individual, family, marriage, and group counseling. Immediately following graduation, Dedra began working in community mental health where she remained until she joined the Transformation team.

Dedra was born and raised in Dayton, Tennessee, where she currently resides with her husband (and best friend), and teenage-son who is a first year college student.  Dedra’s love for her husband and son is only surpassed by her love for God and for serving Him. She and her husband are Disaster Response Chaplains, certified through Homeland Security and F.E.M.A. Dedra is proud of her hometown and is passionate about providing services that are needed to the wonderful people of Dayton. She uses a strengths-based approach in working with clients and helps the individual see their own potential. Dedra sees each of her clients through “Jesus lenses” as they walk through the door because Christ gave His life for that individual. She has experience with working with children, adolescents, and adults. Special interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, young adult life transitions, and marital counseling.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Dayton);

Insurance Accepted:

Dedra is not on any insurance boards.

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

Dedra offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Dedra and her counseling services, please call our administrative office during regular business hours.

Philip Neal, LPC-MHSP

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation and have enjoyed counseling in various capacities since 1996.  Ever since my parents divorced when I was a young boy, it has been my desire to understand life enough to be able to help those who are hurting to find peace and fulfillment.

In my personal life, and as Dean of Students at a boarding academy for students with special needs, and as a counselor in different venues, I have come to know the importance of healthy relationships.  Whether the marriage relationship, friendships, the parent/child relationship, or the degree to which you know yourself, our relationships are vitally essential to joyful fulfillment.

You can expect to gain perception, knowledge and insight that will afford you an understanding of your life relationships that is clear, rational and personally meaningful. You will gain a perspective that will give you confidence in the way forward to emotional health and connectedness with those you love.

It is my mission to use my experiences of life, its successes and great failures, and the principles I have come to know through experience to help others along the way.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM;

Insurance Accepted:

Philip is not on any insurance boards.  We are in the process of applying with insurance boards please call and check with our office staff

Non-Insurance Fee Scale:

Philip offers a sliding scale fee option based on household income that ranges from $60 to $115 per session.

For more information about Philip please call our office at 423-499-9335