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Our current in-house counseling partners:




Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CSC
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Venetia has always been fervent about uplifting others and helping them to feel better about themselves and their past and current circumstances. She holds a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Columbus State University, as well as a certification in autism education from Liberty University. She has experience working with various forms of trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic illnesses, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Venetia is very compassionate and empathetic, and she believes in empowering others to reach their full potential by recognizing and developing the tools and resources, both internal and external, that they may not realize that they already have within and around them. ​

Hometown Christian Counseling and Family Services

Counselor, MA, MFT-C

Steve Williams, MA, MFT-C graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Graduate degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. He has extensive experience working with family related issues as well as with individuals. He is a Certified Marriage and Family Counselor through the National Board of Certified Christian Therapists and Counselors. Prior to becoming a certified counselor, Steve was an educator, teaching children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Steve is passionate about working with families and his areas of concentration include spiritual care, anger management, ADHD, ADD, relationship reconciliation, grief, trauma, and more. Steve also conducts several support groups addressing anger management in kids, living with ADHD, and Grandparents raising their grandkids. Steve also speaks at local marriage conferences and conducts intensive marriage enrichment weekends in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach.

Shannon Stapleton LLC

LPC, Counselor


Shannon completed a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2015. She is currently fully licensed as an LPC in the state of Georgia. She began this journey many years ago and has found her passion in helping others overcome difficulties in their life. Her training and desire is working with children and adolescents that have experienced trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, ADHD, issues with interpersonal relationships, and family issues. ​She currently serves on the Walton County Multi-disciplinary team which is made up of law enforcement and other professionals in the community that strive to work together protecting children and adolescents from mental, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Her goal is to help her clients know that someone is here to listen and understand their situation and give the tools and resources needed to heal the whole self.

Sound Mind Mental Health


M-Div, LPC, Counselor


Dan holds a Master’s of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.  He has more than twenty years of ministerial experience in marriage, premarital counseling, and family conflict resolution.  He can relate to the difficulties faced by ministers and their families.    Dan resigned the pastorate in 2004 with medical problems resulting in partial paralysis in 2006 and a leg amputation in 2013.  He identifies with the deep emotions that accompany traumatic life changes in the family and can empathetically relate to others suffering the same.  If you are interested in attending a support group for amputees and others who struggle with mobility, please contact Dan through email or call him at the Ministry Village.


Call to schedule an appointment at 770-554-3599

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