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.
THERAPIST | M.ED, NCC, LPC
BIRMINGHAM & MT. OLIVE
Kelly Arant enjoys working with persons of all ages dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, and trauma. Kelly also has a passion for working with ministry spouses as well. She practices primarily from a strength-based, solution-focused therapeutic approach, while also utilizing interventions from several counseling theories. This allows her to tailor the counseling to the unique needs of her clients.
THERAPIST | MSW, LICSW
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.
THERAPIST | M.S., A.L.C.
GREENVILLE, PRATTVILLE & MONTGOMERY
Tommy Bates uses a biblical, practical approach through cognitive-behavioral, reality therapy, and didactic methods to help clients achieve optimal emotional health. He serves children, teens, adults, and couples. He specializes in helping parents who have children with special needs, as well as helping individuals with special needs. He also works with couples in conflict or in need of improving communication and enhancing their married life. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THERAPIST | MSW, LMSW, LICSW
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.
THERAPIST | MS, ALC
BIRMINGHAM, 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.
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.
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.
THERAPIST | ED. S, MA, LPC, NCC, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MA, LPC-S, REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST SUPERVISOR
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.
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.
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.