Our Staff

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 is $50 per session.

To schedule an appointment with an intern call (404) 835-6110

Clinical Staff

Hope Counseling also has Clinical Staff who hold degrees in mental health counseling, along with additional training in faith integration. We have licensed and masters level clinicians.  Fees for service vary, and appointments can be made by contacting counselors directly as indicated by clicking their photo below.

Counselors

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Amanda Blackburn, PsyD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor (GA, TN). Licensed Psychologist (TN).

Member: ACA, LPCAGA, APA, CAPS.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

Dr. Blackburn works with adults in both individual and couples counseling. She offers sessions in person and via telehealth.

She treats marriage transitions and issues, sexual addiction and sexual struggles, infertility, and adoption, grief and loss, spiritual issues, depression and anxiety.

Email:ablackburn@richmont.edu

Phone:404-835-6114

Stanley Hoover, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor

SPECIALIZATIONS:

Dr. Hoover provides individual therapy to adults and older adolescents both in-person and online. He specializes in relationship and personality concerns as well as the treatment of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress.

Email:shoover@richmont.edu

Phone:404-835-6122

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

Manuela Martinaitis, M.A. CMHC

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Member: ACA, IRSJA, LPCA

SPECIALIZATIONS:

Manuela provides individual therapy to adults and adolescents both in-person and online. Her background includes several years of teaching at the middle and high school levels. She also works with couples and families.

Email:sandra.martinaitis@richmont.edu

Phone:770-744-0622

Clinical Supervisors

Kathleen Bazile
Amanda Blackburn
Steve Bradshaw
Bill Buchanan
Brian Conner
Simone Cox
Lauren Dack
Deanna Davis
Shay Dowley
Debbie Emerson
Jamie Filler
Sue Foster
Terry Freeman
Mary Teresa Freeman-Walters
Vickie George
Heidy Guzman
Beth Leonard
Linda Merrion
Socrotiff Michael
DeVon Mills
Keith Myers
Mary Plisco
Sonja Sutherland
Chris Wheelus

Coordinators

Debbie Cobb
Tonetta Collins
Lori Deter
Rebecca Freeman
Erica Kipfer
LaMeshia Lipscomb
Manuela Martinaitis
Sharon Nix
Mary Palm