Our Counselors

Interns

Hope Counseling Centers are staffed by interns from Richmont Graduate University. Richmont students are highly trained and prepared to address whatever issues you may be facing. Interns are also supervised by licensed professionals. The rate for interns in $50 per session.
To schedule an appointment with an intern call (404) 266-0695 EXT. 6110

Staff

Hope Counseling also has Staff and Faculty who are licensed professionals that are available by appointment. Fees for service vary, and appointments can be made by contacting counselors directly at the numbers listed below.

Counselors

Vanessa Snyder, Ph.D.

Hope Center Director

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

SPECIALIZATIONS

Individual, couples, and family therapy: sexual abused, complex trauma, dissociative disorders, same-sex issues, gender identity disorders, EMDR, compassion fatigue education.

Phone:404-835-6110

Sue Foster, M.S., Ed.S., LPC

COORDINATOR – HOPE COUNSELING CENTER AT WEST COBB
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

SPECIALIZATIONS

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

My clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with a M.S. and an Ed.S. in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. I also studied the integration of psychology and theology, earning a diploma in Christian Counseling. I believe reaching out for help is a sign of courage and strength. With gentleness and patience, I seek to create a safe place for people to tell their stories. I work with my clients to help them better understand themselves and to see new ways of looking at issues. I consider it an honor to work with people through the rough patches of life. Sue Foster, MS, EdS Licensed Professional Counselor 470.358.4956

phone:470-358-4956

email:sfoster@richmont.edu

Mary Plisco, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

SPECIALIZATIONS
Child, adolescent, and adult therapy: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure with response prevention (E/RP), and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Phone:404-835-6135

Dan Sartor, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (GA & IL), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL), Nationally Certified Counselor

SPECIALIZATIONS
Individuals, couples, and group therapy: Trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, addictions recovery, sexuality issues, and faith/spirituality issues.

Phone:404-835-6149

Hope Center Coordinators

Cheryl Snead

ASSISTANT TO THE DEAN OF CLINICAL AFFAIRS

email:csnead@richmont.edu

phone:404-835-6110

Rebecca Freeman, M.A.

COORDINATOR – HOPE COUNSELING CENTER CEDARCREST

Lyresa McGriff, M.A., LAPC

COORDINATOR – HOPE COUNSELING CENTER AT WEST RIDGE

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Richmont Graduate University.  Licensed Associate Professional Counselor.  National Certified Counselor.

SPECIALIZATIONS

Individual’s (Adults), Couples, Veterans, Seniors as well as Adolescents (Ages 12-17).  PTSD/Trauma (EMDR intensively trained), Grief and Loss, Relationships and Marital Distress (Certified in Prepare-Enrich for Pre~Marital and Marital Counseling), Parenting/Blended Families, End of Life/Transitional Care, Caregiver Support, Life Skills/Coaching and Personal Growth.

Lyresa believes that everyone’s journey has a purpose and meets clients where they are with Grace, Love, and Hope.  Not relying on “One Size Fit All Therapy”, Lyresa integrates many skills and approaches in therapy in order to meet the needs of the client.  Her focus is on the Family System as well as Interpersonal Skills that assist in building a strong therapeutic alliance with the client.  This alliance creates an environment where the client can feel safe while navigating their journey to Mental Healing and Wellness. With a certificate in Trauma Counseling, Lyresa has also acquired the skillset of EMDR therapy which is highly regarded as a specialty treatment for trauma clients as well as those suffering from PTSD, grief and loss as well as abuse.