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.

Service Providers

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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Kent Blocker

Senior Psychological Examiner and Health Services Provider

With over 45 years in the mental health and substance abuse field, I’ve worked in a state psychiatric hospital for five years, a U.S. Army mental hygiene clinic, and a community mental health center (I was the Clinical Director for the last five years there). I’ve been in private practice in Tennessee and Alabama for over 40 years. I work with most all mental health issues and populations. I am a provider for many employee assistance programs and insurance panels. I also conduct SAP evaluations and pre-employment evaluations for law enforcement.


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Salida Brooks, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor and 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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Glenn Geralds, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Works with adults and senior adults in individual, couples, and family sessions. Offers psychological evaluations services, including testing and diagnosis of adult ADHD.

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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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Charles M. Nies, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Additional information coming soon!

MyChelle Pinkerton, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Works with couples, families, and individuals struggling with relationship difficulties, sexual issues, depression, anxiety, emotional challenges from pregnancy and pregnancy loss, grief and loss, adjustment and life transitions.

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Heather Runyon, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor and 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 and Mental Health Services Provider

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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