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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. ​

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Cheriee holds a Master;s Degree in Family and Marriage Theraoy and a fully licensed counselor.  She specializes in Trauma, Grief, Marriage and Family issues, Individual mental health issues, and Addictions.  She holds certificates in Strategic Trauma and Abuse Recovery and Level 1 of Gottman Therapy.  Cheriee utilizes an integrative approach to therapy with a Biblical/Christian foundation.  She is passionate about her profession and helping others get free from the strongholds in their lives. 

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Dwayne Lype

Intern Counselor

Dwayne has a passion for seeing people live lives to their God-given potential. He believes that God created everyone on purpose, for purpose and helping people discover, grow, and walk in that purpose defines his mission as a counselor. Dwayne has been involved in pastoral counseling for nearly three decades and is currently pursuing a degree from Liberty University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dwayne enjoys helping families and is a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator.  After licensure, Dwayne intends on specializing in Marriage and Family counseling and addiction recovery.

Hope House Counseling

LPC, Counselor


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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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