MEET OUR STAFF
Cynthia Lee, LPC, NCC, RPT, NCPC, CPCS
Cynthia received her BS in Sociology and M.Ed. in Community Counseling from Georgia Southern University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, National Certified Parent Coordinator, and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. She has over 12 year years of comprehensive clinical experience in providing therapeutic services to children, adults, and families. She also works with clients in the areas of high conflict divorce and effective parenting practices relating to single parents, blended families, an two parent families. She offers therapy to couples in all stages of the relationship. As a trained facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH, she offerers pre-marital and relationship therapy.
Cynthia is a registered play therapist and has a particular passion for treating simple or complex trauma in young children. She is also certified as a Collaborative Divorce Parent Coach and Child Specialist. In addition to being a parent coordinator, she is knowledgeable in family systems, parent-child relationships, parental alienation, and reunification therapy. Cynthia has been appointed and testified in many court systems as a Guardian ad Litem and expert witness. When she is serving in the counselor role, she provides a non-judgemental and compassionate atmosphere in which clients can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and beliefs as they stem from the conscious or unconscious part of the brain and often cause clients to get stuck in irrational thoughts. Cynthia is eclectic in her approach and offers an integrative approach to client-centered therapy, using traditional psycho-dynamic and family systems work, cognitive behavioral techniques, and cognitive processing therapy for trauma work. She tempers the process with creativity and humor, along with practical solutions and concrete goals. Cynthia offers faith based therapy as an option in therapy as she feels her faith has played big role in her own personal growth and offers counseling services to people of every race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
Joey Fennell, M.Div., LPC, NCC, CPCS
Joey strives to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern and action to the counseling process in order to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages and families. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from McAfee School of Theology and a Master of Education in Community Counseling from Georgia Southern University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia.
Joey has many years of counseling and crisis support experience with a wide range of clients. These have included providing counseling in the private setting and to first-responders on the job. He has a broad and unique base of experience counseling children and adolescents. Areas of emphasis with children include post traumatic stress disorder, conduct disorder, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Joey also has significant experience working with children and adolescents who have experienced, varying degrees of trauma, various types of physical and/or sexual abuse, abandonment and/or neglect, dysfunctional family systems, as well as issues related to physical handicaps.
Joey has a strong base of counseling experience working with adults as well. Specialty areas include depression, bipolar disorder, general mood disorders post traumatic stress disorder, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. He is also experienced in the areas of premarital, marital and family therapy. One of his specialties is working with couples to find the most effective ways to communicate for enriching their marriage.
Kelley is a Family Therapist specializing in working with couples, families and relationships. She has expertise with clients in person and online. Her style is friendly, warm and engaging. She focuses on her client's strengths and resources, as well as the things that they are currently doing right as a way of enhancing and developing ways to face up to the changes and challenges that bring them to therapy. Her work with couples helps them to navigate different problems such as infidelity, remarriage, loneliness and distance. Kelley also works with individuals with issues of depression, anxiety, stress and PTSD. She also specializes in work with children with special needs, divorce, bereavement, abuse, anger issues, anxiety and trauma. She works with coaching parents on effective parenting skills. She has received her degrees in Child Development & Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently working on doctorate in Human Studies.
Olivia Egan, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CPCS
Mrs. Egan received her M.Ed in Professional Counseling in 2011 from the University of Georgia. She is a licensed professional counselor in Georgia as well as a certified professional clinical supervisor for post-graduate counselors working toward obtaining licensure. She began her career working with an integrated staff in community mental health clinics with children, adolescents, adults and families, and then worked with a college population for five years providing individual and group counseling and outreach. Mrs. Egan served as the counselor and disability service provider at East Georgia State College’s Statesboro campus and a therapist and suicide prevention coordinator for the Georgia Southern University Counseling Center. Her experience has included working with stressor and trauma-related disorders (domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse), anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar and related disorders, disruptive impulse-control, learning disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship issues, and parenting. Her therapeutic style is influenced by interpersonal therapies and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and she utilizes strategies from Trust-Based Relational Intervention, a trauma-informed, attachment-based intervention for caregivers of at-risk children.
Bre Carter, M.Ed., LPC
Bre Carter received her BS in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. Bre has experience working in private practices, school settings, as well as universities. Bre has training and experience in using play therapy. She loves working with all age groups, races, genders, sexual orientations as well as those who identify as non-binary while employing different theories and techniques that fit each individual’s needs. She has a passion for working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes, relationship issues, building self-esteem, divorce, grief, as well as emotional regulation. Bre’s heart is for hearing others’ stories and providing tools, education, empathy, and warmth in order to help them become their own heroes. It is her goal to facilitate a safe space where individuals can feely be who they are and share parts of their life without fear. She believes that we know ourselves better than anyone and are capable of finding our own solutions to help us find happiness and achieve our goals. Her orientation leans toward humanistic, holistic, artistic, and play approaches.