Carol Donalson, LPC-MHSPCarol is a Licensed Professional Counselor and our Executive Director. She sees adults, older teens, and couples. Her work with couples includes such concerns as communication problems, recovery after betrayal, and premarital and blended family work. Her counseling for older teens and adults includes dealing with issues as depression, anxiety, grief, caregiver stress, and dealing with adult children. Carol holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Illinois Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in English from Michigan State University, and her master’s degree in counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University. She is currently working toward certification as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist.
Jennifer Murphy, LPC-MHSP
Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor who sees teens and adults with such issues as career decision-making, stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem issues, and disturbed eating patterns. She uses a variety of approaches to meet the needs of her clients, including Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Therapy as well as Dialectical Behavior skills. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education at Tennessee Technology University. She also holds an Educational Specialist degree from TTU and currently works as a counselor at White County High School.
Jessica Gann, LPC-MHSP
Jessica has experience with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders and ADHD. Her training includes both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a therapy concentrated on how thinking patterns influence behavior, and in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a therapy that focuses on self-harm, suicidal thoughts and addictions. She works mainly with teens and adults. Jessica received her master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Counselor Education with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. Jessica is also an adjunct instructor at Roane State Community College.
Mary E. Gabbert, LMSW
Mary sees children ages 3 and up as well as adults of all ages. She has experience working with issues such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma, divorce, depression, anxiety, geriatric issues and substance abuse. She graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in social work from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. She has had extensive training working with childhood trauma and children affected by the child welfare system.
Courtney Clark, MA
Courtney sees adults and older teens struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, geriatric issues, and low self worth. She uses an eclectic treatment approach with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to meet the needs of her clients. Courtney holds an undergraduate degree in human ecology from Tennessee Technological University and a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University. She is currently working toward licensure as a Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider.