New Beginnings Counseling Center

Providing mental health services for adults, adolescents, and children in the Chattanooga area since 1999

 

Office Staff

Our experienced office staff is the first point of contact in your journey of help and healing. They specialize in making sure your experience is informative and helpful from the moment you reach out to us for your New Beginning.

Practitioners

Rhonda Atkins MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Offers play therapy for children three years and older as well as counseling for couples, families, and adults


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Stacey Breitmann

Neurofeedback Practitioner

Provides brain training through neurofeedback for children, adolescents, and adults to change patterns in the brain. I walk you through changing your own brain in order change the patterns in your life that keep you stuck, not sleeping, unable to focus or pay attention, feeling down or anxious, and more. 


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Salida Brooks, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mental Health Services Provider


Works with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with depression, anger, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, trauma and abuse, phase of life issues, and parenting concerns.


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Kim Falk, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Your individual strengths become obvious to me as you talk through your struggles. We work together to incorporate these strengths into your journey of progress. Although your emotional self may be the focus, my comprehensive approach addresses your spiritual and physical well-being, too. I appreciate your uniqueness, regardless of your situation, because you have come with awareness of your need for change and the desire to grow. 


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E. Grace Ford, MA


I enjoy helping people identify and embrace their strengths to become their best self. In a safe and confidential environment, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychoeducation, we will work together to overcome any obstacle you are facing. With my past experience using Multi-Systemic Therapy, I consider all of the systems (including family of origin) and the impact current day to day living. My areas of expertise include co-dependency, adult children of alcoholics, relationship/marital issues, parenting struggles, caregiver fatigue, grief/loss, work stress, and adjustment difficulties through various stages of life. I also have a passion for those living with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizoaffective Disorder.


Don Hanson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Doctor of Sacred Theology


Over twenty-two years experience as a social worker in  church, criminal justice, governmental systems, and private practice. I have extensive experience with a wide variety of mental health issues such as alcohol/drug addiction, anger, trauma, PTSD, sex abuse and addiction, anxiety, and depression. I enjoy working with couples, adults, adolescents, and families.  I am fluent in Spanish.


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George Karasievich, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

ADD/ADHD evaluations and counseling for all ages, evaluation and counseling for mood disorders in adolescents and adults, counseling for senior adults regarding relationship and family issues, and dementia testing.


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Heather Runyon, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mental Health Services Provider

National Certified Counselor


Enjoys working with clients toward overcoming mental, emotional, and social challenges including depression, anxiety, past trauma and abuse, sexuality, addictive tendencies, and relational issues.Endeavors to give clients tools to achieve their own goals with openness and support.


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Brian Stoddard, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mental Health Services Provider

National Certified Counselor


Works with Children and adults, those struggling with trauma, childhood sexual abuse, PTSD, relationship/interpersonal issues, codependency, depression, anxiety, infidelity, self-harm, self-esteem/identity, family of origin issues, grief and loss, adjustment and phase of life issues.


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Janie Thompson, M.Ed.

Pursuing License

Works with children and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, Autism, relationship issues, LGBTQ community issues, and parenting concerns


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