Our therapists approach clinical care with integrity and compassion. Our mission is to offer our authentic and integrated selves in humble service to those who bravely ask for a present witness to their pain. Expertise and training in trauma-informed systemic care is incorporated with empirically validated approaches to treat children, teens, adults, couples and families. Throughout treatment, our team approach to care incorporates collaboration, continued expert training, supervision, and consultation in order to cultivate healing experiences and build resiliency.

Call or email to make an appointment:  770-575-9393 | schedule@richmonttrauma.com

Clinical Supervisors

Director

Vanessa Snyder, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Certified Anger Management Specialist, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Traumatologist Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations
Individuals, couples, and families in crisis: abuse, trauma, complex trauma, dissociative disorders, addiction, sexual dysfunction, sexual and gender identity issues, compassion fatigue education

Dr. Vanessa Snyder is the Vice President of the Richmont Institute for Trauma & Recovery and is an Assistant Professor Richmont Graduate University. She spearheaded the launch of the Richmont Trauma Center and now directs all clinical services. She is a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Master Traumatologist, and Certified Anger Management Specialist. Clinically, she specializes in treatment of trauma, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders. Her areas of research include program evaluation and treatment in human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation; dissociative disorders and spirituality, adverse childhood experiences effects in treatment, and compassion fatigue & burnout, organizational trauma.

Education: Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision, Regent University; M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy, Richmont Graduate University; B.S. Mass Communications, Oral Roberts University

Amanda Blackburn, Psy.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor

SPECIALIZATIONS

Individual, couples, and family therapy: disordered eating, complex trauma and abuse, addiction, sexual issues, infertility and adoption, and grief and loss.

Keith Myers, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor

SPECIALIZATIONS

Combat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, trauma, Veterans’ issues, intensively trained EMDR Therapist

Professional Association Memberships: ACA, ACES, SACES, MGCA, EDMRIA, ISTSS, LPCAGA

Trauma Center Clinicians

Deanna Davis, MA, LMFT, LPC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations
Individual and couples – trauma recovery, PTSD, complex/developmental trauma, grief and loss, quarter life and mid-life issues, difficult life transitions, relational stress and injury, growing in relational health, co-dependence, broken hearts, identity issues, missionary/cross-cultural/ministry stress, spiritual crisis, military families, pre-marital counseling.

Deanna’s experience as a marriage and family therapist and a trauma specialist has given her great compassion for those in pain because of complex relationships or the difficult things that have happened in life. Clients describe her as having a mature and soothing presence, along with an ability to quickly bring clarity and direction to complicated or intense situations. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, along with certificates in Trauma Counseling, and Spirituality & Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She continues to seek ongoing training in Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gottman, and EMDR. She has extensive experience leading groups, and is a skilled trauma and mental health educator.

Deanna is also a sought-after seminar and retreat leader, specializing in the integration of the inner and outer life, the intersections of spiritual, emotional, and relational health, and contemplative practices that lead to inner healing and spiritual growth. In addition to living overseas for several years working with university students, she regularly travels internationally to teach on these themes and mentor young leaders. She enjoys encouraging those in the helping professions, particularly those recovering from the unique challenges of cross-cultural and ministry related work.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 ext 6229

Sue Foster, MS, ED.S, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations
Family dynamics; anxiety; depression, grief, and loss; divorce; life transitions; spiritual issues.

Sue’s clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with an M.S. and an Ed.S. in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. Sue also studied the integration of psychology and theology, earning a diploma in Christian Counseling. She believes reaching out for help is a sign of courage and strength. With gentleness and patience, Sue seeks to create a safe place for people to tell their stories. She works with her clients to help them better understand themselves and to see new ways of looking at issues. She considers it an honor to work with people through the rough patches of life.

Phone::(770) 575-9393 ext6248

Ashley Mossy, MA, LPC, AMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

Specializations
communication, conflict resolution, sexual concerns, sexual abuse recovery, parenthood transition, maternal mental health, premarital

Ashley works with couples in all phases of life – dating, engaged, and married. She earned an M. A. In Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing out of Richmont Trauma Center for the last four years. Her clinical experience includes working in community counseling centers, drug and alcohol rehab, foster care, and adoption. Clients describe Ashley as warm, direct, and able to get to the root of unhelpful interactions quickly. Her passion is helping discouraged couples find hope and good marriages become even better. She teaches a variety of workshops on topics like healthy sexual functioning and conflict, as well as being a Certified Gottman Educator for programs like 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work and Bringing Baby Home.

Ashley is married with two kids, and growing a third. If you don’t find her at the office, she is probably at the beach or up to her elbows in garden dirt.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 ext 6266

Tonetta Collins, MS, MSW

Certified School Social Worker, Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator

Specializations
family dynamics, pre-engagement counseling, self-esteem, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss

Tonetta is a 10-year social work veteran journeying with clients through a land of constantly changing and challenging situations. With an MSW from Clark Atlanta University Whitney J Young School of Social Work and a MS in Christian Psychological Studies, she uses the relationship of Christ to help women, teens, and others find their purpose and devise a path to achieving their potential. She helps those, especially men, who are at life’s cross roads, with their capacity to thrive, life choices and transitions, process their emotions and life patterns, and develop skills to manage their lives through challenges and struggles is a calling for her. Whether through individual, group or psycho-educational workshops her work centers on socio-emotional activities, purpose, boundaries, and emotionally healthy spirituality. She also works with pre-engaged and pre-marital couples as a Prepare Enrich Facilitator.

Emma Donaldson, MA, APC

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations
Trauma, Relationship Issues, PTSD, Anxiety, and Stress.

Whatever challenges you’re facing, know that you are not alone. Emma considers it a privilege to step into the mess with you and hold hope while helping navigate through whatever the source of your pain might be. Emma has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and an Associate License in Professional Counseling.

Emma is trained to work with families, individuals, and couples, however she primarily sees adults between the ages of 18 and 50. Common presenting problems for her practice are trauma, loss, anxiety, history of child abuse and neglect, and relationship issues. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to take the next step. Emma would love to help you create change in your life or the life of your family.

Professional Association Membership: ACA

Phone:(770) 575-9393 ext 6249

Jeremiah Hinson, MA, APC

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations
Adolescents; life transitions; addictions; identity and self-esteem issues; anxiety; and depression.

Jeremiah has enjoyed working with individuals, couples, and families both in residential and private practice setting. He is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jeremiah understands that life can get pretty rough and at times, increasingly difficult to manage. He considers it an honor and a privilege to be invited into those vulnerable moments. No one should have to do it alone and Jeremiah strives to help clients feel understood, supported, and deeply cared for. Come give therapy a try, it just might help you through the struggle you are experiencing.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 Ext 6218

Monique Jones, MA

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations
life transitions, self-worth/empowerment, relationship building, sexual orientation, sexual identity, trauma, grief/loss, and addictions

Monique Jones, received her MA, with a specialization in sex therapy from from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, GA. Monique has worked with couples, adults, children, teens and the homeless population (both men and women). She is very passionate towards those who happen to be in a period of transition in their lives due to unfortunate circumstances.
Ms. Jones believes in compassionately guiding, and helping people process the things they’ve been through. She understands that while no two human experiences are the same, the interaction between herself and the client is uniquely its own experience. Her theory of choice is Attachment Theory while using both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) however, her methodology is more of an eclectic style that offers a spiritual component which allows for an integrative approach to therapy. Monique feels that keeping an open mind, and free-spirited approach to each situation, allows for a better space in relationship building. Providing a non-judgmental attitude that offers compassion, and a friendly, and safe environment for those who seek help for something they struggle to do themselves.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 ext 6297

Cristina “Tina” Morales, MA, APC

Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations
anxiety, depression, developmental and complex trauma, identity work, guilt and shame, life transitions, racial/cultural identity issues, relational distress, self-esteem issues.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson

Tina knows that there is probably some doubt around this statement, and that is exactly why she offers her clients the space to explore this truth. Her clinical work focuses on getting individuals and couples “unstuck” from whatever difficulties they find themselves in and helping clients rediscover the light and strength within. Tina is an Associate Professional Counselor and she received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University. Tina also has additional training in EMDR, Prepare & Enrich, and Level 1 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Sharing your story with a stranger takes courage she thanks you for even considering. You don’t have to figure this out on your own, so whenever you’re ready, Tina is ready to join you.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 Ext 6230

Madelon Morgan, MA, APC

Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations
EMDR, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, divorce, life transitions, betrayal trauma and sexual addiction

Madelon is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with a M.S. in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. She also earned a diploma in Christian Counseling which helps integrate psychology with theology. In addition, she is an Associate Sex Addiction Therapist. Madelon feels it is an honor to walk alongside clients during difficult parts of their journey.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 ext 6292

Bethany Ausmus, MA, APC

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations
Anxiety, self-esteem issues, developmental and complex trauma, depression, codependency, relationship issues, spiritual issues

Bethany’s clinical experience includes working with individuals, families, and groups. She is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Bethany graduated from Richmont with certificates in Trauma Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy.

For many of us, making the decision to go to counseling is the first step towards believing we are worth getting the help we need. Even if that doesn’t feel true for you right now, she firmly believes you are worth getting the help you need. Bethany would love to walk alongside you on your journey into believing that for yourself.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 Ext 6201

Erica Welsh, MA, AMFT, APC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations
Trauma, Family Dynamics, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adoption, Life transitions

Erica enjoys working with individuals of all ages, couples, families, and groups. She earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University with a certificate in Trauma Counseling. Erica is intensively trained in EMDR and will work to find the best approach for you. She holds a deep sense of empathy and compassion for each client’s unique journey in life and will work to restore hope while navigating difficult situations. With a focus on creating a compassionate and collaborative process, she helps each person identify and use their strengths and resources to find emotional freedom and fulfilling relationships.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 ext 6256

Amber Johnson, MA, APC

Associate Professional Counselor Specializations
couples; relationship issues; sex therapy; anxiety; depression; divorce; life transitions; spiritual issues; family systems

Amber earned her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in Sex Therapy at Richmont Graduate University. Amber is educated and trained in most mainstream contemporary approaches to psychotherapy. Her various internship experiences include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training, Attachment and Person Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, which is widely used for couples counseling, including pre-marital counseling.

Amber has a passion for relationships, and works with marriage and couples therapy, sex therapy, post-affair recovery, and relationship conflict. Amber also works with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relational problems, and family systems. Amber is qualified and eager to help navigate these relationships, regardless of one’s background or beliefs. As an unapologetic extrovert, she has a uniquely engaging therapy style that provides a safe space for her clients to process their stories and explore their emotions.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 Ext 6291

Johanna Ramirez Jordan, MA, APC

Associate Professional Counselor

Specializations
Anxiety, depression, trauma, intimate relationship related trauma, codependency, relational distress, self-esteem issues, identity crisis, life transitions, crisis intervention, racial/cultural identity issues, cultural issues in families

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future” Robert H. Schuller

Johanna is passionate about mental health and about walking alongside those in their journey towards healing. With years of experience serving individuals in different parts of the world, her goal is to help others achieve wellness and empower them to live life to their fullest potential. Johanna has a BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. Her clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in psychiatric facilities, and working with adolescents, adults, and couples in private practice.  She has specialized training in Level 1 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Johanna strives to provide a safe environment in which clients can received empathy and unconditional acceptance as they explore emotions, explore relational patterns, and increased awareness on the influence of the past on present behaviors. Her desire is to work with her clients in ways that empower them to live their lives and not their dysfunctions.

Especializaciones
Ansiedad, depresión, trauma, trauma relacionado a relaciones intimas, codependencia, problemas relacionales, infidelidad, problemas de autoestima, crisis de identidad, transiciones de vida, intervención de crisis, problemas de identidad cultural, problemas culturales en familias.

“Deja que tus sueños, y no tus heridas, den forma a tu futuro” Robert H. Schuller

Johanna es apasionada por la salud mental y por caminar al lado de aquellos en busca de sanidad. Con años de experiencia sirviendo personas en diferentes partes del mundo, su meta es ayudar a otros a lograr bienestar emocional y encontrar el poder para vivir sus vidas a su máximo potencial. Johanna tiene una licenciatura universitaria en psicologia y una maestría en aconsejamiento mental clínico de Richmont Graduate University. Su experiencia clínica incluye trabajo con niños, adolescentes, y adultos en instituciones psiquiátricas y adolescentes, adultos, y parejas en practica privada. Johanna tiene entrenamiento especializado en el nivel 1 de Método de Terapia para Parejas de Gottman.

Johanna se esfuerza por proveer un ambiente seguro en el cual clientes pueden recibir empatía y aceptación mientras exploran emociones, patrones relacionales, y adquieren un mayor entendimiento de la influencia de el pasado en conductas del presente. Su deseo es trabajar con clientes en maneras que brindan el poder necesario para que ellos puedan vivir sus vidas y no sus disfunciones.

Play Therapy Clinicians

Renee Holdo, MA

Resident Play Therapist

Specializations
Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families: Child-Centered Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, Activity Therapy, AutPlay, Sandplay Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Family Play Therapy, and Heartmath Biofeedback.
Professional Association Memberships: AAMFT, APT, STA/ISST, AACC


“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” – Virginia Satir

“Miss Renee,” as she is known to her clients, serves as Resident Play Therapist at the Richmont Trauma Center specializing in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, Activity Therapy, AutPlay, Sandplay Therapy, and Family Play Therapy. Renee also serves as the Director for the Richmont Center for Play Therapy Education and Training at Richmont Graduate University, an Association of Play Therapy Approved Center. She is an Adjunct Faculty teaching in the Child and Adolescent Counseling certificate program.

Renee received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA and earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Richmont Graduate University. Her post-masters training in Child-Centered Play Therapy was done at the renowned Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas. Currently, Renee is completing a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, specializing in Children and Adolescents.

Renee’s clinical experience includes work with victims, families, and survivors of Child Sexual Abuse at the Children’s Center for Hope and Healing, and as a private practice Play Therapist at Perspectives Psychological. She has served as the Executive Director and an Educational Consultant at RMH Educational Consulting and College Counseling. She holds a certificate in Christian Sex Therapy focusing on Sexual Abuse and Trauma and helping individuals and families navigating Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation issues. Renee regularly presents on topics surrounding play therapy, child development, and parent education.

When she is not training her future “co-therapist” Daisy in Animal Assisted Play Therapy, Renee enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors. She is an avid golfer, tennis player, and UCLA Bruin fan.

Phone:(770) 575-9393 ext 6296

Trauma Center Interns

Eyrika Pak, Intern

My name is Eyrika Pak, and I have the privilege of being an intern at Richmont Trauma Center. Being an intern means that I am working towards obtaining my degree in Clinical Mental Health. I hope to be finished in December of 2020. I work under the supervision of Dr. Vanessa Snyder. My approach to therapy is like a “fireside chat” in which I want all of my clients to feel warm and cozy in my presence. It is important to me that each client feel they are worthy of love and respect and that they know they have someone to walk alongside them in their journey. I enjoy working with all types of client to include women, couples, children, and men. I look forward to hearing your story, working with you to find hope and healing, and achieving the goals you desire.

Hannah Clark, Intern

Hannah Clark is a student at Richmont Graduate University working on her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as a Trauma Certificate. She is currently working as an intern here at the Richmont Trauma Center. She hopes to finish her degree in May of 2021 and is working under the supervision of Dr. Vanessa Snyder. Hannah is currently seeing clients at the Trauma Center as well as one of our partner sites, City of Refuge.

Sarah Turner, Intern

Sarah Turner is a student at Richmont Graduate University working on her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Trauma Certificate. She is currently working as an intern here at the Richmont Trauma Center. She hopes to finish her degree in May of 2021 and is working under the supervision of Dr. Vanessa Snyder. Sarah is currently seeing clients at the Trauma Center as well as one of our partner sites, City of Refuge.

Katelyn Martin, Intern

Katelyn Martin is a student at Richmont Graduate University working on her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently working as an intern here at the Richmont Trauma Center. She hopes to finish her degree in May of 2021 and is working under the supervision of Dr. Vanessa Snyder. Katelyn is currently seeing clients at the Trauma Center as well as one of our partner sites, City of Refuge.

Trauma Informed Hope Coordinators

Walton Communities

Amber Johnson, MA, APC

City of Refuge

Meshai Dixon-Olivares, APC, AMFT