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Each of our therapists specialize in different areas. Here are some issues that we see often: 


  • Adult ADHD Assessments

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Children (Ages 4+)

  • Depression

  • Divorce Recovery

  • Eating Disorders

  • Family Conflict

  • Hypnosis

  • Infertility

  • Infidelity

  • Marital Issues

  • Panic Disorder

  • Parenting Issues

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Pregnancy

  • Self Esteem

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Substance Abuse

Our Therapists

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     I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider with a Certification in Hypnotherapy. I have been licensed since 1993 and began my own practice over 35 years ago. During my time at The University of Memphis, I had the benefit of being mentored by a team of qualified hypnotherapists which enabled me to enhance my own practice with the compelling effectiveness that Hypnotherapy tools can provide.

     I am passionate about helping individuals who are on a path of self- improvement as well as those with specific concerns about their mental and physical health that want the guidance and expertise of a qualified professional. My proprietary hypnotic downloads offer exceptional support and lasting results for my clients.

     It is my professional belief that people can change. Yet, a behavioral change often requires us to learn new information or coping skills. If a person is not able to make behavioral changes, it is often because of thoughts or experiences in the subconscious that are driving that negative behavior. Hypnosis allows a person to tap into their subconscious mind to make the necessary changes for improvement.

     I have been married for 33 years, have three children and am a devout Christian. I enjoy running to stay healthy and advocate a healthy lifestyle to all that I encounter.

Dr. Kim clover, lpc/mhsp
Specializes in Hypnotherapy, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety,
Weight Loss, Eating Disorders, Marriage Counseling
and ADHD Assessments

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Jessica Reyes, LPC/MHSP

Specializes in people of all ages, starting around age 18, dealing with grief, anxiety, stress, multicultural backgrounds, and life changes as well as many other issues.

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a MA in Counselor Education from San Jose State University. In my treatment I incorporate various modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

   Being a mother of two and a military spouse I understand the challenges of change and transition. Military life has been a rich and rewarding adventure, but it can often stretch the limits of a person's comfort zone. Continually uprooting to move to a new duty station, deployments, career changes, raising children, as well as caring for family members far away, has taught me a lot about being able to better accept the unknown. This flexibility has been learned through some tough fought moments but I believe that growth springs from adversity. Sometimes we need someone to walk with us through adversity.

   The stories we tell ourselves are a powerful lens through which we see the world and we give ourselves agency when we become the authors of our own story. By finding our voice and exploring these valuable experiences we can gain a better understanding of ourselves and our reaction to the world around us. Counseling is an opportunity to reframe some of our thoughts and feelings and live life more present and joyfully in the moment.



Brittney jackson, lpc/MHSP/pmh-C
Specializes in adults 18 and up who struggle with perinatal issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar, boundaries, and substance abuse

     My passion is to help people recognize their inner strength so that they can reach their goals. I believe that by finding the intrinsic power that is within all of us we can experience renewed hope and motivation. I believe strongly in the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I work with clients to become aware of this connection and learn how to take control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the process. I use a person centered approach to work together with my clients to achieve their treatment goals.

     I am specially trained in perinatal mental health and enjoy working with clients in all phases of pregnancy from the initial desire to start a family and the challenges that can bring all the way to the postpartum period. I also use CBT, REBT, and motivational interviewing techniques to address issues such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

     I am a licensed professional counselor with a mental health service provider designation in the state of Tennessee. I am also have my perinatal mental health certification. I hold a BA in Psychology and a MS in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling both from the University of Memphis. I look forward to working with you on your journey toward personal growth.


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ashley tawfik LPC/MHSP
Specializes in Adults who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, and Trauma therapy

     Anxiety and depression, as well as life transitions can cause you to feel alone in your journey. Life can be stressful, overwhelming and difficult at times and it takes a lot of courage and strength to take the initial steps to seek help. As a counselor, I would like to welcome the opportunity to work with you in making the changes. I will provide guidance in a non-judgmental and a safe environment where you can feel empowered to find clarity and self-awareness to make the needed and wanted changes.

     I work with a broad range of adult clients. I specialize in clients with anxiety and depression, as well as, marriage and family issues, and trauma. I utilize a holistic approach basing treatment on the client's preferences and personal goals. I am also trained in EMDR treatment.

     I believe that we all need someone to talk with who won't judge us and will really listen and accept us. I provide my clients with a warm, safe environment to explore the issues that may be preventing a person from living the life they want. I look forward to working with you.

     A Chicago native.  I have been married for over 15 years and have 2 children.  I enjoy reading and being outdoors.


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   I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and Geriatric patients. I have experience with individuals, families, couples and group therapy. I am able help my clients with multiple types of diagnosis ranging from Anxiety, Depression, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder to Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder and other types of psychotic disorders. I like to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and System Theory as well as reality therapy, starting where the client is. 

cathy houpt, lcsw
Specializes in children ages 13 and up, families, and
couples who need family therapy, marriage counseling, or
grief counseling. 


Russell calame, T-LPC/MHSP
Specializes in adults 18 and older (including geriatric)
for Individuals, Premarital, Couples, and Family

  Supporting individuals, couples, and families; I provide holistic, collaborative, and integrative approaches to the treatment of relational issues, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, and grief and loss. I also work to create a deeply connected relationship with my clients and integrate shared life experiences and existential struggles we all face.

     Working with gratitude, meaning, and purpose in our lives helps direct my approach as we walk together to face life’s challenges and anxieties. I believe that meaningful change occurs by improving insight and awareness of beliefs, habits, and relational dynamics that are no longer serving you. In our work together, I will draw on evidence-based practice from Positive Psychology, Solution-Focused and Experiential therapy to help you develop supportive ways of relating to yourself and others.

     I strongly believe that we can heal, improve our families, and build lasting relationships as we reflect on and deepen our lives.  It is an honor to support you in taking this step towards growth and I look forward to working together.

My educational background includes a BA in Communication from the Middle Tennessee State University and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. I hold the NCC designation and am currently working toward full licensure in Tennessee

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Maggie May, T-LPC/MHSP

Specializes in adolescents and adults, ages 13 and up, who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, family or relationship conflict, grief and loss, and identity or self-esteem concerns

      Working with adolescent and adult individuals; I treat a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, family or relationship conflict, grief and loss, and identity or self-esteem concerns. I create an individualized and collaborative treatment plan using evidenced-based techniques from Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

     I am an advocate for self-reflection and mind-body practices that help us to be more present and connected to ourselves and others in our lives. I encourage self-care activities that strengthen the bond with our inner child and facilitate the unlearning of maladaptive coping mechanisms. I believe that big change is possible when we have someone deeply listen and show support to us. In my spare time I enjoy crocheting, taking care of my guinea pigs, reading, listening to music, dancing, and cooking.

     My educational background includes a BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Sociology from the University of Memphis and a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Memphis. I am currently working toward licensure in Tennessee. I look forward to navigating your healing journey with you.

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tricia Pickett,

Specializes in children, adolescents, and adults, ages 6-60, who struggle with behavioral issues, trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, anxiety, ADHD, and problems with school or work performance. 

     I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider with a passion to work with children, adolescents, and adults through the use of cognitive/behavioral therapeutic approaches. I am a certified therapist in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving. I strongly believe that every person has a time in their life when they need someone who will listen, advocate, challenge, and accept them for who they are. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy where it can be that safe place to share thoughts and emotions, get feedback, and try out new ways to approach life.
     I have over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced struggles with anxiety, abuse, trauma, stress, grief, and/or interpersonal relationships. I have worked with children and adolescents who have struggled with behavioral challenges both at home and school. I believe that every day is a new day, and with that new day, it is an opportunity to make a change to do something differently.
     Along with counseling, other passions include reading, playing tennis, playing with my dog and cats, and spending time with my family. I am a graduate of the University of Memphis in counseling and have been licensed as a professional counselor since 2003. 

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Christy Murphy, LMFT

Specializes in adults 18 and over struggling with addiction, PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, marriage issues, depression, bipolar, codependency issues, and many more.

     I am a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to treating individuals and couples. I use a systemic and strengths-based approach in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives highlighting the strengths of different theories to fit the client’s individual needs. I am both a nurturing and direct therapist providing a safe and secure therapeutic relationship with which clients can process their challenges and work on lasting changes. I am a trauma- informed clinician with a special interest in childhood abuse recovery. The
problematic areas that I treat are depression, anxiety, bipolar, codependency, grief/loss, addiction, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), relationship conflict, and divorce recovery.

     I graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in Psychology and achieved an MA in Counseling at Harding University. I have over 20 years' experience in the mental health field and have served in director and supervisory roles in a variety of settings. Being seminary trained at Harding, I am open to provide counseling for clients seeking a Christian-based approach. I have been married for over 27 years and have 2 adult sons. I am a certified group fitness instructor and Zumba instructor and have led fitness classes for the last 16 years.

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Emma Blau, LMSW

     This is my second time living in Memphis, though I am originally from Boston. I have been here about two years, living with my two pups, and practicing as an Outpatient Therapist. I obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work from Simmons University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.


     I have experience working with a wide range of mental health diagnoses, most recently focusing on Co-Occurring Mood Disorders and Substance Use Disorders. I have worked primarily as an Individual Therapist with adolescents, young adults, and adults, with some experience in joint sessions (family or couple's). I operate from a Trauma-Informed, Person-in-Environment Perspective and employ an eclectic approach to treatment, utilizing a variety of evidence-based best practices, including CBT, REBT, DBT, ACT, and more.


     I enjoy helping empower people to achieve their goals and understand themselves better, and I look forward to working with you!

Specializes in adolescents and adults ages 16 and up, who struggle with trauma,  dysregulation, and substance abuse


Specializes in a ages 18 and up, who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues.

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Tennessee. My education includes a BS in Psychology and a MS in Social Work from Western New Mexico University. I have experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, self-esteem issues, relationship struggles, and trauma. 


I think life can be really difficult at times and it can seem daunting to face tough circumstances alone. I seek collaboration with clients to explore these struggles together leading to change and healing. It’s of great importance to me to help clients feel safe, comfortable, understood, and supported. I use a client-centered, strengths based approach to get to know clients and create a treatment plan that reflects their goals. In alignment with the clients needs, I utilize various evidence based techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.


I am new to Memphis, so I have been enjoying getting to know the area, trying all the restaurants and coffee shops! In my free time, I enjoy time with family, walks with my dog, sunshine, thrifting, and running. I look forward to working with you!

Sam Hammonds, lcsw

As a clinician, I'm passionate about helping others navigate trials and difficulties and focus on healing and growth. I work with adolescents and adults and help them navigate anxiety, depression, relationship/marital issues, school/work performance problems related to ADHD, self-esteem concerns, and trauma. I utilize a collaborative and trauma-informed perspective. I am a structured therapist and utilize various evidence-based modalities to fit each client’s abilities and needs, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused techniques. I believe that our physical wellness impacts our mental wellbeing, so I like to look at many aspects of an individual’s life and preferences when deciding therapy interventions.

I am married and I am a follower of Christ. My husband and I love spending time with family, being outdoors, traveling, and going to sporting events. I love reading and learning about almost any topic. I am from Florida and would say that the beach is definitely my happy place!

Specializes in adolescents (16+) and adults who struggle with anxiety, trauma, relationship conflict/martial issues, and school or work performance

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Jane Bistolfi

Specializes in children, adolescents, and young adults from ages 4 and up who are dealing with anxiety, depression, family conflict, life changes, and self-esteem issues

I offer an open-minded and judgement free space so that clients can feel safe to be their authentic selves through their journey. I am passionate about empowering people and working together to bring out the inner strengths to overcome any obstacles you may have. I have experience working with children through emerging adults, with a range of issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, family conflict, peer conflict, self-esteem and identity development concerns, grief, anger, and/or life changes. 


My theoretical orientation is centered around the client's presenting individual concerns and needs. My approach is strengths based and person centered. I utilize various evidence-based techniques like Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and some Play Therapy interventions.


I am a current Clinical Mental Health graduate level intern, through University of Tennessee at Martin with a BS in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. My previous work includes a wide array of experience working with kids, adolescents, and young adults. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, our three dogs and two cats. I am a big proponent of self-care and enjoy going to hot yoga and spending time outside. I love to read and I consider myself a life-;long student because I love to learn.


Specializes in social, emotional, and behavioral issues in children and young adolescents, ages 3 to 14, including various situational struggles such as divorce, a move, death of a loved one or illness. 

Childhood can often be stressful and overwhelming. My joy is found in helping children and young adolescents make sense of their world, what they are feeling and how to express it safely. Through creative interventions, a child is able to learn how to solve their own problems, accept themselves and others, develop self regulation, build coping and resilience, develop an emotional vocabulary, learn new relational tools and how to trust themselves. 


My goal is to help each child reach their own potential. I believe that if given the time, tools and opportunity, they will learn how to confront their own problems and find their own solutions. While my educational training and experience includes TF-CBT, Solutions Focused Therapy, Systemic Counseling, Crisis Intervention, mindfulness and contemplative resources, my main passion and practice is focused on self exploration through play therapy techniques creating a safe space of hope and enrichment to help kids discover their own intuitive superpowers. 


I am certain each child is capable of doing amazing things on this earth and I can't wait to join them on their healing journey by utilizing a strength based, integrative warm and interactive approach. 

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Suzanna Owens, LPC/MHSP/NCC

Sees clients ages 6-60 struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, Psychotic disorders, substance abuse, ADHD(children) bullying, self-esteem issues, couples counseling and marriage counseling.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider with a National Board Certification. I have been licensed for almost 5 years now and have been in the counseling field for 7 years.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies from the University of Memphis in 2011 and completed my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016.


My passion to help others through difficult times and situations has been a lifelong interest. I incorporate various modalities such a Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT), Solution Focused therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy. I come with a lot of life experiences which have shaped me into the therapist I am today.


I am not a native Memphian, but I have lived here since 1996 and consider this home. I am a devout Christian who has been married for 18 years. I have 2 children and with my extended family, I have 3 additional children and 11 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking and baking for others to enjoy. As a Christian, I believe whole-heartedly that my ability to maintain a non-judgmental relationship with all that I encounter is a great strength of mine. I welcome the opportunity to work with you through some of life’s most difficult challenges. 

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Meet Our Office Staff

Catie Parashis
Office Manager

Andrea Jones
Insurance Specialist

Jane Bistolfi
Part-time Office Specialist

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Sarah Bradsher
Assistant Office Manager

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Katrina St. John
Office  Assistant

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Bree Clemente
Office  Assistant

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❤ Our passion is to help you heal ❤ 
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