Meet our Staff

Dr.Katrina Luke

Dr. Katrina Luke, Ed.D, LPC, CPCS, NCC

Hello, my name is Katrina Luke, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 10 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have worked in various community settings to include schools, military installations, and college settings; where I have provided services to children, adolescents, adults, and many other populations from all walks of life. These services consist of individual, group and family therapy to clients seeking guidance with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, grief, codependent behaviors, attention deficits, family conflicts and more.

As a counselor, I feel that it is extremely important to build a healthy rapport with my clients and establish a safe and warm environment, where an individual can be open, honest and without fear of judgement. My approach to counseling is an integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, person-centered therapy, and mindfulness. I feel that it is important to take into consideration the uniqueness of my clients. Therefore, I tailor my techniques and create treatment plans to meet their specific needs.

As a potential client, I want you to know that sometimes in life, we may at times all feel as if we are existing and not living. I want to commend you on taking the steps in choosing to live a happy and successful life, by taking control of your mental and emotional well-being. I am here to empower, encourage, and assist you in gaining and utilizing working tools on your journey. I believe in the importance of collaboration, so together, we will process difficult issues, and I will educate you on healthy coping skills that will increase your ability to thrive in life successfully.

Elizabeth Bevil, LPC

If you desire a change in your life then I am glad that you have taken the first step in reaching out!  This step is always the hardest but is very important and necessary attaining your goals and resolving your struggles.

At a very young age I became passionate about helping and assisting others.  This passion has evolved into me working in the mental health field as an APC/LPC for the last 4 years assisting children, adolescents, and adults work through their issues and struggles.  While I cannot do it for you, I believe in meeting my clients where they are in their life’s journey, working with you to discover realistic solutions and meeting your goals.

I am a graduate of South University’s Clinical Mental Health Program and have been in the health field and helping others for over 10 years.  Others have described me as caring, compassionate, detail oriented, motivated, flexible/adaptable, dependable, and dedicated.

My specialties include, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Behavioral problems
  • Crisis
  • Trauma
  • Coping/adjustment issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Health-related/medical issues

When I am not helping others, I spend most of my time with my husband/son and friends, traveling, and practicing photography.

Gail Weldon, M.S.

Hello, my name is Gail Weldon, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (APC). My passion is to help both individuals and families reach their full potential in their relationships, careers, and within themselves. Over the past 40 years, I have worked closely with families and children in the school system and then over the past 3 years in the counseling field. It has been very exciting to witness much success in bringing couples closer together, while sharing time tested tools that can bring healing to their children, teens, and young adults. 

Personally, my husband and I have been married for 35 years and have three grown adult children. Being a wife and mom has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life, but also one of the most challenging. I would love being able to help you as a parent because I understand fully how difficult it can be to raise positive, well-adjusted children in this day and time. My friends, co-workers, and clients describe me as kind, compassionate, inspiring, and thorough. It is important to me that you feel heard and seen. I will always believe the best about you and do my best to both challenge you and encourage you to work hard to over come any obstacle that is in your way. One of my favorite quotes is, “Nothing is Impossible, if you want it bad enough!” I will work closely with you and together, we can accomplish any goals you have. 

One of the reasons that I have so much faith in you is because I have been an overcomer myself. At the age of 49, I chose to return to school and earn my associates, bachelor’s and then master’s degrees. I have learned that “you are never too old”, and “There is no obstacle you cannot overcome.” I may not be able to do a cartwheel, but I will certainly cheer you on to your victory! When I am not counseling clients, I love to draw, play my guitar, and relax with my wonderful husband. Some of the areas I have experience working in are:

  • Relaxation Skills
  • Coping/Social Skills
  • Anger/Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Coaching
  • Trauma, Grief, and loss
  • Communication problems
  • Women’s Issues
  • Family Conflicts
  • Marital/Couples Counseling and Therapy 
  • Parenting
  • Christian/Faith-based counseling
  • Career Difficulties
  • Life Transition (College, parenting, divorce, retirement, empty nest, etc.)

I work with children, teens, and young adults as well. 

I look forward to getting started with you so that you can have your best life now. You deserve a wonderful future!

Telisha Oladele

Telisha Oladele, LPC, MA, MEd., Ed.S

Telisha is a Licensed Professional Counselor with ten years of experience as counselor. She is also a certified Special Education Teacher and Educational Leader, with over seventeen years of experience working with diverse learners. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Southern University in Psychology, a Master of Education degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Special Education with an emphasis on Learning Disabilities, a Master of Arts from South University with a major in Professional Counseling, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University. Her combined experience and education make her a unique counselor.

She has worked extensively with individuals with disabilities such as Autism, Behavior Disorders, Intellectual Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Other Health Impairments providing career counseling, crisis stabilization, and behavior management. Additionally, she has also treated clients with adjustment disorder, depression, suicidal ideation, bipolar disorder, grief, and substance abuse. She has had the privilege of working with clients of all demographics in hospitals, schools, detention centers, community health, and tele-health.

Her therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Her focus is always client centered. She strives for her clients to reach the goals that they desire for themselves. She describes herself as patient, kind, dedicated, empathetic and results driven. She is eager to assist you. Her areas of focus include but are not limited to:

  • Adjustment Counseling
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Career Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Military
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships

If you desire a change, regardless of if your issue is large or small you owe it to yourself to give therapeutic support a chance. It can change your life! Telisha will accompany you in this journey of being the you; that you desire.

Theodore Allen

Theodore Allen, M.S.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu.

Your first step in deciding to start therapy is usually the hardest, so allow me to lessen that burden. Your counseling journey will take work, requires you to look inward, question who you are, and work to move forward. I want to help you do just that in a compassionate and caring way. Together we can help you find your "why" and make you the best version of yourself possible!

No matter your background, I am here for you, and I accept you for who you are. I am here to ask the tough questions in a non-judgmental way. I want to see you grow, and most importantly, to help you live your life.

As your clinician, I will start with building rapport, meeting you where you are and identifying what decisions, changes and challenges are most needed to get you where you want to be. I have experience in working within various settings and populations; working especially close with military members, veterans, and of course men (I am not my brother's keeper; I am my brother). I want to make sure you are felt, heard, and healed.

Valery Dickinson, LPC, Ch-t

*Fluent in Russian and English

It is normal to have moments in our lives when we need encouragement and guidance. Even professional athletes use coaches to continuously improve themselves. If you feel that you need professional assistance to get back on track or simply help to reach your best potential in life, it will be my honor to give you a hand in this journey. For nearly a decade I have been helping my clients to reach their goals. My clients find that there is a solution for persistent feeling of emptiness and struggles. There is a key to a productive life and fulfilled relationships. In our sessions you will discover how the mind works and how to change unproductive thoughts, habits and unlock your resources, heal the past and become a master of your future.

Specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Divorce
  • LGBT
  • Trauma
  • Crisis
  • Abuse
  • Parenting
  • Marital/Couples Counseling and therapy
  • Individual counseling and therapy
  • Faith Based counseling
  • I work with Children (8-12), Adolescents (11-19) and Adults.
  • I also speak Russian

Consuela Wilds, MS, LPC, NCC

Consuela is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia! She has proudly served the U.S. Military as an active duty Officer in the Army and continues to serve in the Active Reserves. Consuela was dueled enrolled, obtaining her undergraduate degree Benedict College, Columbia, SC and Army Commissioning at the University of South Carolina. While on active duty she continued to put education first and obtained her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, Minnesota, MN.

Focusing on an individual or family needs are imperative for Consuela. She strive to work at the pace of the individual and families in needs. She gives realistic approaches to struggles that many may face in today’s society. As a combat veteran, it is essential for her to never leave a “Battle-Buddy” behind! Therefore finding innovative approaches utilizing Evidence-Based Scientific Theories will assist us at getting the individual or family moving in THEIR right direction!

Here are some my Areas of Focus but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral issues
  • Blended families
  • Codependency
  • Couples work
  • Crisis and Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBT
  • Life transitions
  • Military Family Life
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting
  • Peer relationships
  • Sexual abuse

Consuela has experience working with various populations and looks forward to guiding you in the direction of outcomes attributing to happiness and success.

Deborah Dyer, LPC, NCC

Every stage of life from childhood to late adulthood comes with very unique challenges.  There are times when we find ourselves in need of emotional/mental support as we navigate the many challenging waters of life.  Though often painful, change creates opportunity for great personal growth and I love helping individuals get there.

Focusing on the entire person- Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual, I partner with clients to identify strengths and problem solving strategies.  From there, my goal is to assist clients in returning to a healthier overall state and empowered to move forward.

My specialties and services include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression (including post-partum)
  • Grief/Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Post-Abortion Trauma
  • Life Transitions i.e. college, parenting, divorce, retirement, military separation and life issues, empty-nest, and more.

My mission is to assist individuals to live their “best life”, enjoy life more and be more empowered and better equipped to manage and reduce life stress.  I look forward to meeting you!

Abby McGilvray, LPC, NCC

Are you dealing with challenging relationships, depression, loneliness, codependence, lack of purpose, fear, self-doubt and negativity? What if you could learn what motivates and discourages you and “unstuck” yourself? Challenge rigid, negative beliefs? What if you could achieve and develop openness, purpose, passion, and growth within yourself and with others?

My role is not to "fix" you, but to meet you where you are. Through empathy, therapeutic connection and support, you can develop the solutions to your own unique issues. I invite you to reach out, even though you are apprehensive, even though you have a hectic schedule.

Your life matters. There is a reason you are reading this today---You desire change. Let me walk the path with you.

My specialties include:

  • Individuals, Couples and Families Counseling
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Codependency
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress management
  • Borderline Personality
  • Adolescents
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Military/Veterans

I earned a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, am a Licensed Professional Counselor and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I am currently pursuing additional certifications in Gottman Method Couples Therapy that assists in helping to strengthen marriages and families.

I am a wife, mother and grandmother with a strong military family/culture background. In my spare time I enjoy travel, reading, history, dance and road trips with my dog—- windows down and music up!

Melody Vogt, LPC

Melody focuses on improving the quality of life and general well-being of individuals in society from all walks of life.  She is committed to helping you with “Solving Problems, One Solution at a Time.” Her mission is to help each individual she serves, learn the secrets for creating happiness, building confidence, owning their greatness, living with purpose, creating success in life and being all they can be.  Melody has spent the best time of her life helping children and families to achieve what they desire most; this is what she is passionate about.  She has over 16 years of combined experience in counseling, coaching, case management, mentoring, training, motivating and mediation.  She is a graduate of Troy University with a Masters of Science in Counseling & Psychology and the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.  In her spare time, Melody enjoys shopping, traveling, watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends.

Specialties include:

  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping & Social Skills
  • Individual, Group and Family Therapy
  • Life Changes/Transitions
  • Life Coaching for Kids (ages 6-12)
  • Military Culture
  • Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management

When it comes to deciding whether or not you need someone to talk to, know that you are not alone in making that decision. In fact, at some point or another, we all struggle with issues that can affect our emotional well-being, resulting in difficulties managing the distress and pitfalls in our daily lives. Melody’s knowledge and expertise will guide you in exploring healthier ways to cope, gaining valuable insight and understanding about your situation, and living your best authentic life.

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