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Meet Our Team

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Stephanie Knight Clarke, LPC, ALPS, NCC, PMH-C

Stephanie Knight Clarke is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor, and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. Stephanie earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University. She has been practicing for over 12 years and has experience with adults, children, and families. Stephanie recently became certified in Perinatal Mental Health and is working to create a support network that empowers the women of West Virginia. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has also been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Stephanie provides training and consultation services in the workplace and in educational settings, as well as for foster families and other mental health professionals.

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William "Bill" Mullett, EdD, LPC, NCC

Bill Mullett continues to provide counseling services following a 40-year career in public education as a school counselor, counselor supervisor, and counselor educator in higher education. He has worked as a therapist part-time for almost 30 years, serving clients of all ages. His counseling approach is based in Adlerian Therapy. He believes in first understanding his clients, then providing encouragement and building on the strengths of his clients. He incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy among others in his sessions. Bill holds degrees from West Virginia University in Education and in Counseling, as well as a Doctorate in Counselor Education. He is board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. 

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Autumn Williamson, MSW, LGSW

Autumn Williamson is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Social Work from Marshall University. She has experience with Strengths-Based, Systemic, Mindful/Mind-Body, and Trauma-Informed approaches to therapy. Autumn offers services for adults and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, and panic. She helps her clients work through issues related to grief, self-esteem, relationships, interpersonal conflicts, sexuality, work-life imbalance, adjustments, resolving trauma, and stress management. She is LGBTQ+ affirming and works to create a safe and non-judgmental space for all clients.

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Anthony Arthur, LPC

Anthony Arthur is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He received his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University. Anthony has completed the American Diabetes Association’s Mental Health Provider Diabetes Education Program and is certified in caring for the mental health needs of people with diabetes. Anthony is also a certified grief and loss counselor. He is an active member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Anthony provides counseling services to adolescents, adults, and families. He utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in treatment. Anthony empowers his clients and assists them in becoming present-oriented and growing in mindfulness in order to implement behavior changes that will maximize fulfillment in their lives. 

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Katheryn "Kay" Grimes, LPC

Kay is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a graduate degree from Marshall University, with over 30 years of experience. She works with children and adults in individual, family, and couples settings. Her approach is primarily based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Adlerian theory. Her focus includes depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family, and parent-child problems. Her goal is to help persons find their own inner strength to resolve the issues that are keeping them from a healthy, more satisfying quality of life.

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Ashley Thaxton, LPC

Ashley Thaxton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor.  She earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Marshall University.  She has experience in the public school system as a school counselor.  Ashley provides counseling services to children, adolescents, families, and adults. She has assisted children with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, divorce, grief and loss, and other behavioral and emotional issues.  She utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Informed, and Person-Centered approaches. She is passionate about creating a safe, supportive, and encouraging space in which children can work toward positive growth.  

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Kelli Yingling, NCC, Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Kelli is a Provisionally Licensed Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Kelli is supervised by Stephanie Knight Clarke, LPC, ALPS. She earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marshall University. She has experience working with children in foster care, adopting families, teenage mothers, and individuals with complex trauma. Kelli is a member of PSI and is trained in treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Grief and Loss. She is also a member of EMDRIA and is EMDR-trained. She primarily utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a person-centered approach. She has additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Attachment Trauma, and Internal Family Systems. Kelli is passionate about empowering individuals and families to grow and heal, as she provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. 

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Angela Phares, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Angela Phares is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner dual certified as a Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has specialized training in mental health and has been practicing in this field since 2017, providing individualized counseling and medication management. Angela has experience in treating a wide range of mental health disorders for school-age children, adolescents, and adults. She graduated from the University of Charleston in 2007 with her Bachelor of Science degree (BSN), and then went on to graduate from Marshall University in 2017 with her master's degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. While working in outpatient behavioral health in both West Virginia and Ohio, Angela attained her post master's degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, since this is where her true passion lies.

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