MEET OUR TEAM


We have 24 professional, highly trained counselors on staff in over 44 locations across the state of Alabama. Read their bios below, as well as those of our entire Pathways team, to learn more, or view our counselors by region.


 
 
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Sarah Ball

THERAPIST | MSW, LICSW

BIRMINGHAM

Prior to her position at Pathways Professional Counseling, Sarah Ball was employed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, as a therapist in their outpatient school-based therapy program working with children and adolescents. Sarah enjoys working from a strength-based and client-centered approach to help clients and families heal in a way that meets each person’s unique needs. Sarah specializes in working with children, attachment, and trauma issues. 

 
 

 
 
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Michael Bozeman

THERAPIST | M.A.C.E., MA, LPC

BIRMINGHAM, SCOTTSBORO, PISGAH, RAINSVILLE, GUNTERSVILLE & GADSDEN

Michael Bozeman came to Pathways after serving for over a decade in the local church as a licensed and ordained pastor, ministering to students. His love for the Lord and people are the driving force behind his desire to be a counselor.

 
 

 
 
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Rod Campbell

THERAPIST | MAMFT, LPC-S

BIRMINGHAM, OXFORD & PELL CITY

Rod Campbell enjoys working with clients from all different backgrounds and age groups. He is also an engaging and informative speaker who has presented on the topics of marriage, families, children, attachment, and trauma throughout Alabama and the Southeast, as well as in China and Brazil. Rod works with a wide variety of presenting issues but specializes in marriage and family issues with a strong focus on working with foster and adoptive families.  

 
 

 
 
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Renay Carroll

THERAPIST | MA, LPC, NCC

EAST CULLMAN, WEST CULLMAN & ONEONTA

Renay Carroll has worked in many different settings including hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient treatment centers. She has experience working with children, adolescents, individual adults and couples. She utilizes play therapy and prescriptive interventions in her work with children.

 
 

 
 
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Leah Castille

THERAPIST | MSW, LiCSW

BIRMINGHAM & TUSCALOOSA

Prior to serving with Pathways, Leah Castille worked with troubled teens in an Intensive Education and Treatment Facility for females. Leah has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Leah works with all ages including children, teens, adults, and married couples. Leah specializes in working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, and trauma.

 
 

 
 
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Larry Daniels

THERAPIST | MAMFC, LMFT, LPC, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

MOBILE, SILVERHILL, FLOMATON & CHATOM

Larry Daniels works from a Biblical basis and a Christian perspective, believing God provides for and offers each of us the greatest hope for our lives through Jesus Christ, His Son. Believing that God sent His Son to redeem mankind and restore us into right relationship with our Maker, Larry also works from an attachment approach, seeking to assist individuals and families to be restored into more healthy relationships within themselves and with others.

 
 

 
 
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Ben DeBell

THERAPIST | M.DIV, ALC

BIRMINGHAM, GADSDEN & OXFORD

Ben DeBell utilizes an integrative approach to counseling, incorporating theological and psychological principles. He previously served as a chaplain in the Brookwood Baptist Health system for a year and a half. He is also an ordained minister. Ben enjoys working with children, teens, and adults. He uses a variety of counseling models to meet the various needs of clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief-Solution Focused Therapy, TBRI® (Trust-Based Relational Intervention®), and others.

 
 

 
 
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Scott Estes

THERAPIST | M.ED., MACE, LPC

OPELIKA, JACKSON’S GAP & TROY

Scott Estes has extensive experience in counseling with couples, individual adults, teenagers, and older children. Scott believes that he is saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone and not by any work he has done (Ephesians 2:8–9). Scott has special interest in forgiveness, anxiety, and of application of Scripture in counseling.

 
 

 
 
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Stephanie Harrison

THERAPIST | MA, LPC

SHEFFIELD & ATHENS

If Stephanie Harrison had to sum her job up into one sentence she would say that her role is as a counselor first, showing each client the love, grace, and mercy Jesus has shown to her, but second, to be someone that comes alongside and walks with them through the trials and hurts of life. She adds that she would hopefully instill a sense of hope and meaning, support and truth along the way.

 
 

 
 
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Neill Hunter

THERAPIST | MS, LPC, LMFT

ATHENS, MADISON & HARTSELLE

Neill Hunter uses several different counseling models with his background in family systems including Solution-Focused, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Bowen Family Systems, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He works with children, families, individuals, and couples in his counseling. Neill likes to incorporate the entire family in the counseling process, even when seeing children and individuals.

 
 

 
 
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Alisha Lewis

THERAPIST | MS, LPC, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

DOTHAN, ANDALUSIA, NEW BROCKTON & OZARK

Alisha Lewis enjoys working with a diverse population of all ages. She works with individuals, couples and families in crisis. She specializes working with children of divorce, blended families, and parenting children and teens in multi-family systems. Her passion is working with those who have suffered loss, working with them through the grief process. In addition, she specializes in working with women who are dealing with depression and anxiety. 

 
 

 
 
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Katie Locklin

THERAPIST | MSW, LMSW, LICSW

BIRMINGHAM

Before joining the Pathways’ team, Katie Spink Locklin worked as a foster care social worker for sister ministry, Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries. Katie has also worked with adolescents in residential care at King’s Home. She presently serves moms and children at our Family Care Home in Alabaster and sees clients in our Birmingham office.

 
 

 
 
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Sarah McCrory

THERAPIST | MS, ALC

PRATTVILLE, MONTGOMERY & AUBURN

Sarah Goff McCrory is a part of Pathways' Attachment Team, specifically focusing on children dealing with trauma. However, she also sees a wide variety of clientele depending on availability. Her counseling career began when she sensed God calling her to help hurting children.

 
 

 
 
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Rhett McKenzie

THERAPIST | MAMFC, LPC, NCC

BIRMINGHAM, COLUMBIANA & CLANTON

Rhett McKenzie uses an integrative approach to counseling, pulling from different schools of counseling, along with Biblical Truth, in order to tailor his approach to meet the individual needs of his clients. His two main approaches are brief solution-focused counseling in order to teach clients problem-solving skills to equip them to produce their own solutions in dealing with their daily issues, as well as a cognitive-behavioral approach. He has experience working with children, teens, and adults.

 
 

 
 
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Jennings Napper

THERAPIST | MAMFC, ALC

DOTHAN & ANDALUSIA

Jennings (Jen) Napper enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals, and couples. Through her counseling ministry, she wants to convey to others their worth and value, knowing that God works in their lives to help them change, grow, and cope during difficult times. In her counseling practice, the models and theories she uses are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and family systems therapies.

 
 

 
 
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Leah Owens

THERAPIST | ED. S, MA, LPC, NCC, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST

DECATUR

It is Leah Owens’ desire to offer hope for the hopeless and help for the helpless; to treat everyone with dignity and respect and to pass no moral judgment, but offer God's love, grace, and forgiveness. She believes that God has a plan for everyone, and it is to prosper, not to harm, and to give hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

 
 

 
 
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Abbie Rich

THERAPIST | MSW

MOBILE & FRISCO CITY

Abbie Rich believes that each client deserves a plan tailored uniquely to that individual, and she works from a strengths-based perspective. Her practice is based on a biblical worldview and evidence-based practices. Abbie seeks to serve God and others through her counseling ministry. She has a specialization in attachment, children, and teens.

 
 

 
 
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Morgan Roberts

THERAPIST | MSW, LMSW

BIRMINGHAM, OXFORD & ASHVILLE

Morgan Roberts desires to work alongside individuals and families as they process life’s most difficult circumstances, providing empathy, understanding and evidence-based care to help bring relief and healing in the lives of her clients. Morgan utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapies, and Family Systems Therapies.

 
 

 
 
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Emily Sanderson

THERAPIST | M.ED., LPC, NCC

BIRMINGHAM, BESSEMER & JASPER

Emily Sanderson enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as working from an attachment perspective with children and families. She believes in integrating a Biblical worldview with evidence-based practices into therapy. Emily specializes in attachment and trauma.

 
 

 
 
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Shelby Taylor

THERAPIST | MA

BIRMINGHAM & BMBA (Birmingham Metro Baptist Association)

Shelby Taylor has a desire to walk alongside her clients as they navigate the ups and downs of life, while also showing them the grace, love, and compassion of Jesus Christ. Shelby utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy in her counseling ministry. She specializes in grief counseling and enjoys working with children, teens, and adults. She has particular interest in working with clients struggling with anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma.

 
 

 
 
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Steve Trader

THERAPIST | TH.M, MS, LPC, NCC

LINDEN, GROVE HILL & SELMA

Steve Trader incorporates a Christ-centered approach to counseling, using many counseling theories in an prescriptive approach to counseling, and always strives to honor God. In addition to counseling, Steve has served as a pastor and in other staff positions in churches across the state of Alabama over the last twenty years.

 
 

 
 
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Stephanie Gooch

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISANT

Stephanie Gooch serves our Pathways team with excellence, efficiency, and grace. She took courses in accounting and business administration in college and has nearly 20 years experience in administration and communication-related duties. She feels working for Pathways has been extremely rewarding and is very excited to see the incredible things ABCH and Pathways will accomplish in the future.

 
 

 
 
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Rachel Hadder

INSURANCE & BILLING SPECIALIST

Prior to joining the team at Pathways, Rachel Hadder spent 11 years as a stay-at-home mom and is now enjoying a new season of life in serving with this ministry. Rachel graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Management.

 
 

 
 
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Hannah James

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & FINANCIAL SPECIALIST

Hannah James was born and raised in central Florida, with many opportunities to serve and lead throughout high school and beyond in her local church, loving every opportunity to develop her faith and share with others the things God revealed to her.

 
 

 
 
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Ross Hickman

MA, LPC-S, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST SUPERVISOR

PATHWAYS PRESIDENT

Ross Hickman utilizes a prescriptive pragmatic approach that involves tailoring interventions to fit a client’s specific needs in hopes of maximizing positive results. His work typically involves some cognitive-behavioral interventions. He has experience working with children, teens, adults, and is passionate about helping those who have experienced trauma.

 
 

 
 
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Lisa Keane

MAMFC, LPC-S, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST SUPERVISOR, NCC

CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY

Lisa Edwards Keane believes it is very important to integrate faith into her counseling by using prayer, scriptures, and theological studies. She is a speaker and trainer on a variety of topics. She has presented at national professional conferences as well as national adoption/foster care conferences. She enjoys speaking to a wide variety and sizes of groups and can be contacted for speaking needs. 

 
 

 
 
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Kristin Lowrey

MSW, LICSW, PIP, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST SUPERVISOR

CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

Kristin Lowrey enjoys working alongside families in order to help guide them to a place of healing and appreciates the opportunity to share her knowledge about helping children with attachment challenges. She has presented at national and international professional conferences as well as national adoption/foster care conferences.