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Vanessa Snyder, PH.D., LMFT

Dr. Snyder is the Dean of Clinical Affairs at Richmont Graduate University, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Christian Sex Therapist. She earned her BA from Oral Roberts University, her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University and her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in VA. She specializes in the treatment of sexual abuse and trauma, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders as well as same-sex issues and gender identity disorders. She also work with pre-marital couples, couples and families. She has specialized training in Prepare-Enrich, Gottman Method, and EMDR.

Mary K. Plisco, PH.D.

Dr. Plisco earned her B.A. degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Both her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from the University of Florida’s APA approved Clinical and Health Psychology Graduate Program. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University’s School of Medicine and Training Program in Professional Psychology. Dr. Plisco works with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment that has proven effectiveness for the treatment of many psychological conditions, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and anger management issues. In addition to CBT, she has specialized training in exposure with response prevention  (E/RP), which is an evidence-based treatment specifically developed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.

If you would like to contact Mary, you can do so at 404-835-6135.

Debbie Emerson, MA, LPC

Marriage and Family Therapy, Child and Adolescent Specialization. Training in Emotion Focused Couples and Family Therapy and PREPARE/ENRICH certified. Practice includes couples, pre-marital, relationship coaching, play therapy, parenting through divorce, women’s struggles, and spiritual issues.

If you would like to contact Debbie, you can do so at 404-512-1972.

Joannah Sadler, LMFT, NCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor. Certified PREP instructor. Practice includes adolescent family therapy, eating disorders, grief work, spiritual concerns, pre-marital and relationship enrichment therapy.

If you would like to contact Joannah, you can do so at 404-835-6149.

Jennifer Borders, LPC

Jennifer values individual uniqueness and the significance of one’s personal journey. She seeks to foster a safe environment where folks can unload their burdens through the sharing of their heart as they discover the truth of their own story, interwoven in relationship, and move toward greater wholeness. Her hope is to meet the client right where they are, whatever immediate issue may lead them to seek counsel. Jennifer sees individuals, couples, and families, under the direction of Dr. Vanessa Snyder, LMFT and the supervision of Debbie Emerson, LPC.

Jennifer can be contacted at 404-266-0695, ext. 6295.

Associate Counselors

Bianca Hughes, MA

Bianca provides counseling for individuals (13 years and up), and couples. Passionate about seeing people become who they were created to be and fulfill their purpose in life, Bianca believes clients find hope and become more empowered when they discover their unique voice. She provides counseling in the following areas: identity, personal growth, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, couple communication and/or conflict, substance abuse/addiction, communication skills, women’s issues, adolescent issues, pre-marital counseling, stress management, and spiritual growth. Bianca works under the direction of Dr. Vanessa Snyder and supervision of Mandi Peek, LPC. More information can be found at

Bianca can be contacted at 404-889-6828

Deborah Midkiff, MS, NCC, LAPC

Deborah has more than 20 years of direct experience assisting adults through life transitions, relationship building, individual and family recovery issues, self-development, and spiritual emergence. She is a facilitator for support and discussion groups focusing on spiritual integration and growth.
Deborah provides individual counseling focusing on spiritual integration, belief change work, treatment of loss and grief, vocational and life transitions, women’s issues, anxiety, and depression. Deborah works under the direction of Dr. Vanessa Snyder and is supervised by Mandi Peek, LPC.

If you would like to contact Deborah, you can do so at 678-616-1519