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Our Team


Start your healing today. You already have what it takes to overcome life’s struggles — you might just not know it yet.

Amber White


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Board Approved Supervisor, Practice Owner

awhite@myfirmfoundations.com

About Amber

You may have been struggling with overcoming past trauma or abuse, dealing with overwhelming stressors in life, or feeling unheard or misunderstood in your relationship. NOW is the time to turn that around. My goal is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, by helping to identify personal and relational strengths and to build/strengthen you as an individual, as well as the relationships you are in.

To assist with trauma/PTSD issues, I use EMDR therapy to reprocess traumatic memories and eliminate intrusive triggers you are facing today. If marital/relationship issues are the concern, I use Gottman Couples Therapy to heal betrayals of trust, improve bond, improve conflict management skills, and build positive communication and positive shared rituals.

As the owner and supervisor of Firm Foundations, I work closely with all of our therapists to ensure that you have the best experience possible during your healing process.

I also provide supervision services for PLPC’s.

Start today with taking steps toward a more positive, satisfied life. Call now to set up a phone consultation or therapy session.


Hannah Gravelle


Director of Athletic and Somatic Services
Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Yoga Instructor

hgravelle@myfirmfoundations.com

About Hannah

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

Life can throw all types of challenges at us that can be difficult to see through. When we feel overwhelmed, having a space of our own to talk openly with someone that listens without judgement can help us gain insight into the challenges we are facing and see things in a different way.

My therapeutic approach combines solution focused brief therapy and Satir growth model therapy to create an authentic, collaborative relationship with my clients. Every person faces different challenges in life and using a variety of techniques I focus on developing a path that fits each individual person for the direction they wish to grow.

I currently hold a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana Monroe with provisional licensure through the state of Louisiana. I work with individuals, couples and families with a wide range of struggles including anxiety, depression, communication issues, marital problems, grief, loss and many others. I believe the client is the expert in their own life and I am simply a tool to help facilitate a healing process. I have a drive to help people see through the darkness life can create by fostering a safe environment built on trust, empathy and understanding.

Growth and change can be scary and painful, but we do not have to walk the path alone. We often hear the saying “look on the bright side,” but when you can’t see the light I will be here to sit with you in the dark until we find it together.


Bethany Jordan


Director of Student Intern Services
Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

bjordan@myfirmfoundations.com

About Bethany

Oftentimes people say the first step of becoming a healthier you is seeking help, and you are doing exactly that right now. I know that it isn’t easy, but I want to help you get to a place where you feel confident in who you are as a person. I want to inspire you to learn from the past, thrive in the present, and be excited about the future. I believe that taking a non-judgmental and empathetic viewpoint can empower a client to feel heard in whatever stage of life they are. Whether you are feeling stuck, completely unmotivated, or are ready to face all of your struggles head on; I want to be there right beside you through it all.

I am a PLPC who has obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I am actively learning new ways to provide professional assistance and guidance for my clients in a way that aids them in finding positive solutions and new opportunities. I treat a wide variety of presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, marital issues, family conflict, domestic abuse, grief, and even a number of personality disorders like Dissociation. I specialize in Trauma and use an evidence-based type therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to assist people dealing with all types of trauma or PTSD. Each session will be completely tailored to the client to ensure that they are receiving the best possible treatment. This includes individuals, couples, and families.

You are the expert on your life. I merely want to help you find a balance and to regain peace within yourself. I am here to see you grow through your therapeutic experience and grow within yourself. I want you to feel confident. I want you to feel heard. I want you to be great.


Emily Hill


Licensed Professional Counselor

ehill@myfirmfoundations.com

About Emily

Let’s be honest, life can be tough. There are times when we find ourselves feeling lost, overwhelmed, and unheard. We experience a range of emotions and face situations that can be difficult to manage alone. Counseling is a helpful tool to gain clarity and direction when things seem too foggy to navigate on our own. As a counselor, it is my goal to provide my clients with a solid counseling relationship built on trust, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. Through this process, I strive be a partner in helping clients to discover and build upon the strengths and potential they already have within themselves.
 
I believe that each client and their journey are unique. As such, I employ a variety of interventions and techniques tailored to the needs of each client. As a partner in the therapeutic process, I encourage clients to utilize self-reflection to derive meaning from their experiences, and work towards a place of self-acceptance and personal empowerment.
 
I wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of counseling. I am committed to providing clients a safe and non-judgmental space so that they may find solace and achieve personal growth through the counseling process. I am currently accepting new clients and would love the opportunity to walk with you on your journey. Call me today to set up your appointment.

Lesley Lowman


Licensed Professional Counselor

llowman@myfirmfoundations.com

About Lesley

Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. It could be losing a loved one or a job. Maybe there’s conflict within your family or other close relationships. Sometimes you just feel sad, lonely, or confused about what to do next. This is when counseling can help. It’s important to realize that you’re not alone and that help can be found, you just have to be willing to take that first scary step in asking for it.

My passion is in helping people discover the tools that will help them live the life they’ve always wanted. I’m also committed to helping those clients who want to integrate their Christian faith and scripture with traditional counseling theory.

Each situation is different and we will work together to discover the best path forward that’s unique and right for you. Take that first step and reach out for help, I think you’ll be amazed at what you’re able to accomplish with the right support.


Alyssa Tamburo


Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

atamburo@myfirmfoundations.com

About Alyssa

There are so many obstacles life can throw at you. It is exhausting, crippling, and overwhelming. It can leave you feeling like you are caught in a tidal wave and drowning. How do you get to a place where you feel like you can breathe again? Take my hand and let me help pull you out of the crashing waves. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to speak freely in. I believe in establishing caring, trustworthy relationships with my clients. Through love, compassion, and understanding we can work together to conquer the struggles that are impacting your life. You are not alone in this.
 
I have successfully obtained my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and am currently working on my PhD in MFT. I am a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist for levels 1 and 2 and will now be pursuing full certification. My systemic therapy of choice is the Virginia Satir Model. I assist individuals, couples, and families.
 
I am proud of you for taking these beginning steps to address your concerns. You are so much more than your depression, anxiety, trauma, and daily struggles. My hope is to help you see how truly amazing you are and what you can overcome. Let’s instill faith over fear – confidence over uncertainty – triumph over defeat. You can do this.

Natalie Willard


Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

nwillard@myfirmfoundations.com

About Natalie

Seeking help can be a difficult decision especially when you are unsure of what that may look like for you. It is my belief that you are the expert of your life but I can be here to assist you through a time of healing and growth. Therapy looks different for every person. It could be a space to cry or just have a moment to breathe. Maybe it’s a space designated for you in your busy week to focus on you. You deserve to take time for yourself. I have a heart for helping people and want to help you work towards the change, relief, and hope you are seeking. This time is about you. I will be there to help you work through that process including all of the ups and downs. Life is tough sometimes, but you don’t have to go through those times alone.

I am a PLPC and PLMFT who has obtained a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from ULM. I am basic trained in EMDR (Eye MovementDesensitization and Reprocessing)which can be used to assist in working with trauma. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a wide range of struggles like anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and so much more.


Scarlett Stansbury


Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

sstansbury@myfirmfoundations.com

About Scarlett

“Healing begins the moment we are heard”

Life is hard enough without having to go through it alone, and you aren’t meant to! No matter what brought you to this point, you are here now, and I am ready to help you take the next step in your healing process. My primary goal, as your therapist, is for you to feel both seen and heard, without fear of judgment. I also want to provide you with a safe space to process, heal, and grow. I believe every person is capable of things beyond their own realization; each of us has been given a unique set of strengths, skills, and gifts. Maybe you don’t realize your strengths yet because you are so focused on your perceived “flaws”. My desire is to provide you with resources that help you realize, develop, and utilize your strengths!

I offer a range of therapeutic services to fit your needs. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I am provisionally licensed with the state of Louisiana as a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. I am also a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that I employ in order to help clients heal from past trauma, no matter how big or “small” the trauma is. I take a systemic, person-centered approach to therapy, meaning I place great emphasis on the therapeutic-process and therapeutic-relationship. I believe that a climate of empathic understanding, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness will inspire change.

I don’t believe therapy is a cure-all that will fix everything. I believe therapy is an instrument that can be utilized to help you achieve a healthy independence and integration within your own life. No matter what you’re facing, you deserve to feel seen and heard. Allow me the privilege of walking this journey with you, whatever that may look like.


Ashlee Vines


Counseling Student Intern

About Ashlee

Each person has a unique set of gifts and an unmatched, individualized perspective of the world. I believe people reach their greatest potential by accepting themselves and becoming self-aware. I take a Person-Centered approach that emphasizes the importance of being your authentic self and continuing to develop that authenticity throughout your life. I want to help identify the barriers in your life that are preventing you from cultivating the life you want. I recognize the importance of comfort in everyday life and creating a comfortable space for my clients to express themselves without judgment is one of my primary goals as a therapist. I seek to make you feel heard, understood, and worthy.

I have my bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in Family and Child Studies. I am currently finishing up my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. I believe that clients are the ultimate decision-makers of their lives, and I am strictly an instrument used to promote growth and healing.

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.”


Katie Brandon


Counseling Student Intern

About Katie

Every choice we make is directly influenced by our mental health. Our mental health is worth taking time for, as it affects every pore of our being: how we think, feel, manage stress and work responsibilities, maintain relationships, cope with stress, and relate to others.

We have no ability to control the future. It’s scary. Change is scary. The unknown is scary. Seeking help is scary. Rest in the fact that you’re taking the right step. Seeking professional help is your next right move. Let me walk this journey with you and help you develop tools that empower you to change your negative core beliefs, thought processes, and behaviors.

Our time together is a safe space for you to process your thoughts and feelings. My hope is to foster a warm, inviting environment where you will feel safe to process, share, and grow. I value a collaborative relationship with my clients and favor a cognitive-behavioral approach. I am also trained in an evidence-based type of therapy called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is used to assist individuals dealing with all types of trauma or PTSD. My strengths and interests lie in the mind-body connection. As a certified personal trainer, I favor a holistic approach to treatment. I will address you as a “whole” by considering your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.

I hold a B.A in Human Development and Family Science and am currently pursuing myM.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After graduation, I plan to work towards LPC licensure. Growth and change are not easy, but luckily, you don’t have to walk through it alone. I want to walk this journey with you.


Katie Beth Thompson


Marriage and Family Therapy Student Intern

About Katie Beth

“I want you to get excited about who you are, what you are, what you have, and what can still be for you. I want to inspire you to see that you can go far beyond where you are right now” -Virginia Satir

I have been asked all my life what I am passionate about, and for a while, that was difficult for me to answer being that I felt as though I was passionate about so many things. What lead me to therapy is my overarching passion for people! I believe that each person has the necessary tools already in them to overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal. I want to work together for you to reach your full potential, whatever that process may look like. My goal is to create an environment where you can be excited about who you are and how far you can go!

I have a B.S in Human Development and Family Science and I am now pursuing a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with couples, families, and individuals dealing with a variety of struggles that life may throw our way. Therapy can be scary and overwhelming at times, but I am fully confident that if you have made it this far that you can carry yourself the rest of the way. I am so glad you’re here, let’s do this together!



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