Counselors

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." - Helen Keller

CyEreka Edouard
Clinical Director

M.ED LPC, NCC

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Alexandra Rodriguez MA.,
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Bilingual Spanish & English

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As your therapist, I want you to feel heard and validated. Therapy allows an opportunity for introspection into what's working for you and what's not working. The work begins when we can find effective strategies to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms in our life. I find joy in watching individuals gain insight and find pleasure in their lives again. 

 

I have experience in working with clients who have experienced Trauma including:

 

  • Domestic Violence 

  • Sexual Abuse/ Assault 

  • Physical Abuse

  • Traumatic Grief

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions (Adoption, Divorce, etc.)

  • Behavioral and Disruption in Children

  • Parenting and Co-Parenting Concerns

  • Play Therapy

  • Gender Identity

  • ADHD/ADD

 

I work with children (beginning at age 5), adolescents, families, and adults. 

Do you ever feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?

 

Imagine what it might feel like to connect with someone who listens to your needs and approaches therapy in a nonjudgmental way while using an approach that integrates mind, body, and soul.

Alexandra received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Pentecostal Theological Seminary. She is a certified counselor with The Board of Examiners of Georgia Christian Counselors and Therapists. Alexandra was born in Costa Rica and is Bi-lingual (Spanish and English). She is passionate about providing culturally responsive care to all, particularly marginalized identities. She looks forward to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and providing a safe place that promotes creativity, growth, and respect for all her client’s.

 

Together we’ll collaborate towards clear objectives for your greater freedom, enjoyment of life, as well as creating the change you wish to see in your world.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Anger

  • Low Self-esteem

  • ADD/ADHD

  • DBT/CBT

  • PTSD

  • Mindfulness

  • Codependency

  • Non-traditional Religions

Christina Hicks
THD,MDIV,LMFT

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I am Rev. Dr. Christina Hicks. As a Pastoral Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families who desire to speak about the issues that are important to them in a sacred, compassionate and non-judgmental environment.

 

I enjoy journeying with people as they discover their authentic selves by understanding their core beliefs, spiritual values, narratives, and family systems. 

My clinical experiences include: Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy. 

 

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling 

  • Spiritual and Faith Crisis

  • Crisis Management

  • Depression 

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Trauma

  • Anger

  • Stress

  • Anxiety 

  • Strength-Based Therapy 

  • Self-Esteem

  • Narrative Therapy 

  • Pre-Marital Therapy

  • Midlife and Senior Issues

  • Women’s Related Issues—Singleness/Ministry

Erin
Lightman Renner
MS, APC, NCC

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Do you ever feel like a hamster on a wheel, running as fast as you can but not moving forward?

 

You might find yourself struggling to navigate your mind and emotions during this difficult time. I use a wide variety of techniques and methods to help my clients quiet the relentless inner critic and develop greater self-compassion.

 

By learning new skills to improve the ways they move through the world, my clients gain awareness, become less reactive, and strengthen their relationships. I’m LGBTQIA-affirming, and I have experience working with

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Psychosis

  • Trauma

  • Anger

  • Low Self-esteem

  • Art Therapy

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Bipolar

  • DBT/CBT

  • PTSD

  • Mindfulness

  • Codependency

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Non-traditional Religions

  • Polyamorous Relationships

  • Transgender & Non-Binary

  • and Gender Identity

Tywana Dulan
BA., Pursuing MFT

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I am passionate about helping others create the life that they want and deserve. As I interact with clients, I am empathetic, encouraging and compassionate. Unexpected events at times will occur and when they do, sometimes you just need to be reminded of the strength and knowledge that you already have within.

I am here to assist you on your journey of self-discovery and to be the support you need throughout the therapeutic process. My approach to therapy allows for clarity to occur as it pertains to your current problems while working in collaboration with you as the expert of your own life. My services provide a safe, relaxed, and non-judgmental space to enable introspection, growth and healing.

 

  • Trauma

  • Play Therapy

  • ADD/ADHD

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Personality Disorder

  • Anger Management

  • OCD

  • PTSD

  • Addiction

  • Sex Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Spirituality

  • Anxiety

Marinna Bryant
BA., Pursuing MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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I am enthusiastic, optimistic, patient, understanding, non-judgemental, flexible, and confidential. My passion is to help people to find new ways to overcome the limitations of their life stressors and reclaim their lives. 

 

As an intern, my counseling approach is individually tailored while focusing on how a client’s behaviors and thoughts dictate their feelings in a given situation. Through a two-way commitment, clients and I can build a successful journey of real and sustainable progress. 

 

Marinna Bryant received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Harvard University and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University. 

 

  • Anxiety

  • Career Counseling

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Personality Growth

Marquita Sams
MA., Pursuing MSW

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I believe that everyone has something to give to this world.  I am committed to helping people overcome their challenges to achieve their life purpose and goals. I provide a safe space for my clients to express themselves and reflect on their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.  I enjoy working with individuals who are growing and trying to become their authentic selves.  I am passionate about affirming individuals on a spiritual journey.  Through empowerment, I assist my clients in becoming confident in themselves and their journey.

 

Marquita Sams received a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is pursuing a Master of Social Work Degree from Delaware State University.

 

  • Depression

  • Career

  • Postpartum Depression

  • LGBTQ+

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Life transitions

  • Mindfulness

  • Non-traditional Religions

  • Chronic illness