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Albuquerque, NM Area:

  • Alheli Baca, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Biography pending.

  • Lucy Bertoldo-Ronquillo, M.S.W.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Biography pending.

  • Laurel Burnett, M.A.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    Ms. Laurel Burnett is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New Mexico and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has a Masters in Art degree in Counseling from Webster University and has a Certificate in Thanatology (CT) from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She has over 15-years experience counseling individuals, couples, and families on issues related to life transitions, grief, loss, relationships and communication.

    Ms. Burnett also serves as the Assistant Director for Formation Counseling Services (FCS) and she participates in Community Outreach as we grow and deepen our FCS counseling ministry through dynamic partnerships with our satellite churches.

    Ms. Burnett is a military veteran and served 25-years in the Air Force (13-years active duty and 12-years active reserve). She is an active volunteer in the local veteran community.

    She values Education and Training, offering both local seminars and presentations at state and national conferences. For example, she facilitates a Caregiver Support Group at a local senior community and is a presenter at the annual International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference.

  • Virginia Canada, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Mrs. Canada received her Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2001. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been in practice for the past seven years. Mrs. Canada works primarily with females who are dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship, and parenting issues. Her special interests include loss and bereavement, marital therapy, and working with teens. Outside of her office hours, Mrs. Canada spends most of her time caring for her husband and her three school-aged children. She is active in her church and sees mentoring and hospitality as important aspects of her ministry.

  • Sally Chapman, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Mrs. Sara (Sally) Chapman, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, has been practicing with Formation Counseling Services for eleven years. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy for adults and adolescents. She holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Denver Theological Seminary. Mrs. Chapman has a passion to help people develop a deeper relationship with God as they pursue wholeness in the struggles of life. She is also committed to being an instrument of God’s healing grace and to helping people know that they don’t have to face the challenges of life alone.

    Her special areas of interest are:

    • Premarital counseling
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Codependency
    • Difficulty with life transitions
    • Challenges of parenting
    • Divorce recovery
    • Grief counseling
    • Women’s issues
    • Healthy personal identity
    • Healthy relationships
    • A deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life
    • Spiritual direction
  • Linda M. Coble, Ed.D.

    Licensed Psychologist

    Dr. Linda Coble is a licensed counseling psychologist. She has a doctoral degree in counseling. Linda has worked as a therapist for the past 35 years in hospitals, schools, public mental health and private practice settings. She works with teens through adults in both individual and family settings using a variety of therapy models including cognitive behavioral therapy and family therapy. Dr. Coble has experience in grief and loss, stress management, trauma, marital communication, depression and anxiety and many other areas.

  • Beverly Davies, M.A.

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Biography pending.

  • Brian Davis, Ph.D.

    Certified Chaplain
    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
    Ordained Minister

    Dr. Davis is a licensed professional clinical counselor. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also an ordained minister and a certified chaplain.

    Dr. Davis counsels in the areas of addiction, anxiety, grief, depression, and anger management. He practices principles that work with his clients of all ages: children, teenagers, and adults. He has been providing his clients with individual therapy, marital therapy, and family therapy for more than ten years.

  • Michael Fitzgerald, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Mr. Fitzgerald has a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. He is a licensed LPCC therapist who has been practicing since 1991. He works with children through adults with a special interest in family, couple and individual therapy. He incorporates play therapy and music therapy when he works with younger children. The areas he has the most experience in include abuse, depression, addiction, anger management, relational issues, parenting skills, and conflict resolution.

    Mr. Fitzgerald also has a Masters Degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame with a special emphasis in Scripture. He taught theology for many years at St. Pius X High School and enjoyed working with teenagers. He is interested in helping clients see the relationship between spirituality and psychology, one’s faith and emotional health. He believes that life is a faith journey towards becoming whole — mind, body, emotions and spirit.

    Mr. Fitzgerald is very respectful of cultural and religious diversity and respects the client’s lead on what is life-giving for her or him. Spirituality is incorporated into the counseling only if the client is open to include that dimension. God is very much at work even when the client is not ready for explicit reference to God and spirituality. In the words of St. Francis, “preach at all times but only when necessary use words.”

  • Veronica Garcia-Rodriguez, M.S.W.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Mrs. Garcia-Rodriguez is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in the state of Missouri. She holds a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and is credentialed by the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). She has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years and is bilingual and bi-cultural.

    She works with children 8 years and older, female adolescents, and women of various ages, in individual or family therapy. The treatment spectrum includes, but is not limited to, the areas of: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and stressors associated with lifespan changes in the human developmental process. In addition, she is a seasoned clinician in working with individuals who have experienced sexual abuse or trauma.

    When clients request the incorporation of their faith into psychotherapy, Mrs. Garcia-Rodriguez integrates the tools of psychological and spiritual development. This transformative process invites the client into a journey of allowing the knowledge of God and self into the hidden places of our inmost being with increased faith, instead of fear. Mrs. Garcia-Rodriguez enjoys using her professional skills to incorporate hope, resiliency, and healing, thereby helping people create success in various aspects of their lives.

  • Marty Goehring, Ph.D.

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Ordained Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

    Dr. Goehring is a licensed clinical psychologist and the director of Formation Counseling Services (FCS). He has been providing therapy for individual adults and couples for 28 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also an ordained Cumberland Presbyterian minister and an adjunct faculty member at Richmont Graduate University (Atlanta).

    Dr. Goehring is devoted to using the tool of Christian psychotherapy to help people discover a deeper relationship with God in the midst of their life struggles. He is also dedicated to developing and providing the most excellent clinical services possible for all those served by FCS. In addition, he loves to practice various forms of prayer and he considers laughter and playfulness among the finer things in life. Dr. Goehring’s special interest areas include spiritual formation, anxiety, depression, marital therapy, and pre-engagement counseling.

  • Deborah Good, Ph.D.

    Licensed Professional Art Therapist
    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Dr. Good holds a Doctorate in Counseling and a Masters Degree in Art Education/Art Therapy from the University of New Mexico. She is registered and board certified as an art therapist (ATR-BC), as well as state licensed as a Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) and a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Dr. Good is a Past-President of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), Past-President of the New Mexico Art Therapy Association, and Past-President of the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).

    Dr. Good has worked in the field of mental health for 35 years. She predominately works with adults and couples, but maintains a few adolescents in her practice. In addition, she supervises the work of several art therapy and counseling professionals.

    Dr. Good is an invited speaker nationally and internationally. She has written several invited chapters for recent art therapy and counseling books, in addition to numerous journal articles and a published dissertation on Secondary Stress in Healthcare Professionals. Her interest in public speaking and writing has spanned topics from PTSD to assessment, legal issues, ethics and spirituality within the therapy professions.

  • Candace Heffelfinger, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Mrs. Heffelfinger's bio is pending and will be posted soon.

  • Wesley Linam, M.A.

    Licensed Mental Health Counselor

    Biography pending.

  • Jim Logan, Ph.D.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Jim Logan, Ph.D. has practiced for many years as a family therapist in Albuquerque. His specialties include marriage and family work and family mediation. He enjoys teaching marriage enrichment and divorce recovery classes twice each year. He also enjoys public speaking to mental health professionals concerning current issues facing the profession.

  • Johanna K. Major, Ph.D.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Dr. Major integrates both psychology and sociology in her work as a psychotherapist over the past 23 years. She completed all doctoral requirements (except dissertation) in Counseling Psychology at the University of New Mexico in 1990, after having earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Arizona State University (1980). With broad experiences in both doctoral fields of study, she has worked with individuals and families in diverse cultural settings and with all ages as an educator, community development specialist, researcher, and psychotherapist.

    Dr. Major has served as a staff member of Albuquerque Family and Child Guidance Center and she has worked with therapy teams at Charter Hospital. Her experiences also include consulting for the Albuquerque Public Schools, the Indian Health Services, and various Native American Pueblos throughout the state. She has provided mental health training and workshops at various forums locally and statewide.

    Dr. Major’s special interests include psychological development and challenges throughout the lifespan, relationship issues, and issues of attachment and loss. She is skilled in the use of sandtray therapy as an experiential modality for healing for children as well as adults. She has a deep trust that God leads the way for both client and therapist.

  • Paul Marcus, M.S.

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    Biography pending.

  • M. Vivica Meador, M.S.W.

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Ms. Marianne Vivica Meador, a Licensed Independent Social Worker, has a Masters degree in Social Work. She has worked in the social work field for over 10 years with diverse individuals and families in a variety of contexts, and adapts her therapy according to client needs. She includes spiritual and relational work in therapy. Ms. Meador also uses sensory and interactive modalities, including play therapy, sand tray, and art. In addition she uses cognitive behavioral and family therapy approaches. Ms. Meador has training and experience in grief and loss, life transitions, stress management, crisis management, trauma, attachment, and other areas.

  • Amy O'Brien, M.M.T

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Amy O’Brien, LPCC has worked in the mental health field for more than 18 years. She believes in a collaborative approach with her clients, together identifying life patterns that need to be changed or improved, and utilizing the strengths that her clients already possess to enhance their lives. Amy is trained in EMDR, and the Prepare/Enrich program. Amy has a passion for the arts, and believes strongly in their therapeutic value. Amy is a board-certified music therapist and enjoys including expressive arts in the counseling process whenever fitting.

  • Andrea Pauls, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Mrs. Andrea Pauls is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Denver Seminary. She has been practicing in the field of counseling for over 13 years. For 6 years she worked in Colorado in community mental health as a Child and Adolescent therapist exclusively. She has counseled at Formation Counseling Services since the fall of 2003.

    Mrs. Pauls works primarily with women, children, adolescents and families. In treating children, she has a special interest in non-directive play therapy with younger children. She treats women’s issues of marital and relational stressors and adjustments, anxiety, depression and spiritual wrestlings. Mrs. Pauls longs for clients to experience God’s healing love for them in their counseling journey, and she incorporates faith directly in the sessions as the client prefers.

  • Ruth Schoder, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
    Registered Nurse

    Mrs. Schoder has been providing services for Family Therapy for fourteen years. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in crisis intervention, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem, grief, parenting, anger management, behavioral issues secondary to developmental disabilities, deafness, and issues pertaining to Attention Deficit Disorder. She utilizes a variety of therapy modalities, including verbal psychotherapy, play therapy, art therapy (including work with clay), and sand tray therapy. Mrs. Schoder is also a registered nurse. She integrates her counseling and nursing skills as she provides services related to stress management, multidisciplinary teamwork, and psychosocial assessments.

  • Sonja Strack, M.S.W.

    Licensed Independent Social Worker

    Sonja Strack is a licensed independent social worker. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota and a masters degree in social work from the University of St. Thomas/St Catherine’s.

    She believes that a primary means of change lies in developing a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship. Sonja then utilizes a strengths based approach in working with clients to develop a unique fit to their personal needs. She draws form several modalities including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution based work and play therapy.

    Sonja works with all ages, in both individual and family settings. She has experience working with life transitions, anger, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting challenges and behavioral issues. When requested by the client, Sonja finds that seeking God authentically in session results in healing and can lead to life forming changes

  • Mary White, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Mrs. Mary White is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. She has been practicing as a Christian counselor with Formation Counseling Services for 22 years. She has a passion to help people develop a deeper relationship with God as they pursue wholeness in all areas of life. Mrs. White is committed to being an instrument of God’s grace helping people through their challenges. She has been married to her husband, Brian, for 29 years and has two children.

    Her special interests are:

    • Marital counseling
    • Premarital counseling
    • Women’s issues
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Difficulties with life transitions
    • Parenting challenges
    • Grief counseling
    • Chronic illness challenges
    • A deeper sense of meaning and purpose in life
    • Spiritual direction
  • Don Woods, M.S.W.

    Licensed Independent Social Worker

    Mr. Woods is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. He completed his Masters Degree in Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. He served his internship at Formation Counseling Services (FCS) and maintained a part-time therapy presence there until he became a full time therapist with FCS in 2006. Mr. Woods has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the therapeutic setting for thirteen years. He worked with children and adolescents in a rural New Mexico public school setting for three years and with adolescents in a private, group-home setting for six years.

    While Mr. Woods is comfortable working with clients seeking a secular-based approach to psychotherapy, he believes that the most enduring transformation that an individual can experience is the healing that comes from their Heavenly Father’s hand. Mr. Woods feels it is his greatest privilege to assist his fellow pilgrims along that path.

    His special interest areas include marital and premarital therapy, depression, anxiety, ADHD, gerontology, and dissociative identity disorder.

    Fellowship with fellow believers and time with his wife, children and grandchildren are Mr. Woods’ greatest joys in life.

Atlanta, GA Area:

  • Kim DeRamus, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Kim DeRamus is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families. Her clinical experience includes the following: private practice, residential programs for women, and college counseling centers. She has a heart for integrating Christ in the counseling process, working with clients in crisis, and seeing clients understand their true identities and thrive in their current life situations. Kim’s goal, through counseling is to provide a safe environment for individuals, allowing them to identify with themselves and reach their maximum potential through changing their thoughts and behaviors. She considers it a unique privilege to walk beside individuals through the process of finding wholeness and identity again.

    Kim’s particular areas of interest include:

    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Addiction
    • Depression
    • Difficulties with life transitions
    • Eating disorders
    • Grief/loss
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-Harm
    • Trauma
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Young adult life transitions
    • Spiritual growth and renewal
    • Women’s issues- including sexuality
    • Pre-Engagement/Premarital Counseling
    • Healthy relationships

    When Kim is not in the counseling room, she thoroughly enjoys health and fitness, reading, writing, and mentoring college students.

    Ms. DeRamus provides services at our satellite office at Grace Midtown Church in midtown Atlanta, GA.

  • Jay Dillard, M.A.

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    Jay Dillard, LAMFT, has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University. Prior to Richmont, he pursued his passion for serving the marginalized by working for five years in a Community Service Board setting in direct service with adults who were developmentally delayed and dually diagnosed with mental illness. Jay has also spent time working at Good Samaritan Health Center in Atlanta, working with families and individuals with a warm, collaborative approach that focuses on his passions related themes in attachment to others and the existential/spiritual questioning that helps one find meaning in difficult seasons of life. He has experience with depression, anxiety, addiction (including sexual addiction) and trauma. Jay enjoys working with adolescents, couples, families, and adults.

    Mr. Dillard provides services at our satellite office at Grace Midtown Church in midtown Atlanta, GA.

  • Stephanie Fredenberg, M.A.

    Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

    Stephanie Fredenberg holds a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University with specializations in Addictions and Trauma. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. Her clinical experience includes working at Richmont Graduate University’s Hope Counseling Center as well as My Sister’s House, a day shelter and residential rehabilitation program for women and children. As a previous middle and high school educator, Stephanie values the impact of child and adolescent experiences on adult identity, relationships, and behavior. Particularly in light of childhood trauma and/or dysfunctional family dynamics, she holds fast to the motto that “people make sense.” Consequently, her heart is to help people make sense of their present circumstances by taking a closer look at their stories. Stephanie considers it an enormous privilege to be invited into some of the most critical moments in a person’s life and facilitate the transformation God has in store.

    When she is not in the office, Stephanie devotes most of her energy to her husband, 1-year old baby boy, and backyard full of farm animals. She is grateful for a supportive family and the most fun-loving, inspiring community of friends one could ask for. She enjoys traveling, running and working out, practicing Spanish, relaxing in nature, attempting to make music, and yoga.

    Mrs. Fredenberg provides services at our satellite office at Grace Midtown Church in midtown Atlanta, GA.

  • Megan Kuder, M.A.

    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Megan E. Kuder holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MAPC) from Richmont Graduate University along with her Associate License in Professional Counseling (LAPC). She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families, particularly those seeking healing and growth through transitional periods in life. Her clinical experience includes the following: residential recovery programs, private practice, and psychiatric hospital assessments. Megan’s training also includes a particular emphasis on trauma and anxiety disorders through her training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as an emphasis on spiritual growth and renewal, something she enjoys incorporating into the counseling process with clients.

    Megan’s particular areas of interest include:

    • Anxiety disorders
    • Addiction
    • Codependency
    • Depression
    • Dysfunctional family relationships
    • Grief/loss
    • Self-esteem
    • Trauma
    • Young adult life transitions
    • Pre-Engagement/Premarital Counseling
    • Spiritual growth and renewal

    When Megan is not in the counseling room, she thoroughly enjoys health and fitness, the outdoors, traveling, writing and reading blogs, and most of all spending time with her husband, David, and their wonderful community of friends and family.

    Mrs. Kuder provides services at our satellite office at Grace Midtown Church in Midtown Atlanta, GA.

  • Kim Ostrander, M.A.

    Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

    Kim Ostrander holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MAPC) from Richmont Graduate University. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families desiring stronger relationships within the home. Kim recognizes that sometimes life’s situations become extremely challenging and overwhelming. With a heart for integrating Christ in the counseling process while meeting individuals where they are in life, she desires to help clients lean into their faith and community when critical circumstances and seasons of life happen.

    Kim’s previous clinical experience includes the following: inpatient crisis stabilization and private practice. She brings understanding when joining with families in crisis including walking alongside those struggling with suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, grief and loss, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and addictive behaviors. Kim offers outpatient counseling and works in conjunction with inpatient facilities to help teens and adults transitioning to outpatient care.

    Kim’s particular areas of interest include:

    • Anxiety
    • Addiction/substance abuse (teens/college/young adult)
    • Depression
    • Difficulties with life transitions
    • Grief counseling
    • Marital counseling
    • Outpatient counseling
    • Parenting challenges
    • PTSD
    • Self-esteem
    • Sexual abuse
    • Women’s issues
    • Pre-engagement/premarital counseling
    • Spiritual growth and renewal
    • Healthy relationships

    When she is not in the office, Kim devotes her time and energy to family, friends, and mentoring young singles.

    Mrs. Ostrander provides services at our satellite offices at Cedarcrest Church in Acworth, GA and at West Ridge Church in Dallas, GA.