Our Counseling Network
MEET THE TEAM
Clients are referred to our network of counseling providers as needed.
Executive Director/Founder of Four Winds Initiative
BETTY JO SMITH
Four Streams Counseling
Jeff has experience with a variety of teen and men’s issues. He has extensive experience in marriage counseling. Additionally, Jeff focuses on substance abuse and addiction issues, conducting both individual therapy and group classes that meet state requirements for individuals dealing with court system.
Nina Carter is a graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University with her second Master's in Counseling. Nina specialized in addictions, but has worked with a vast population of adolescences and women. Nina loves helping people and this is shown in her dedication to her clients by the continuous efforts to education herself in counseling strategies and therapeutical advances. Nina has worked in the private sector, with non-profit organizations, treatment facilities, and faith-base organizations for many years. Her passion comes from her dedication in her walk with Christ and understanding that her gift was to bring help to those in need. Nina is excited to be apart of this great team of therapist and administrators.
Counselor, LAPC, NCC
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.
Director of Administration
Shannon Stapleton LLC
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.
Director of Family Restoration Services/Counselor
Lee Holds a Master's degree in psychology and has over 16 years of experience providing a wide range of services in both the criminal justice and social work fields. During his years in those fields he has worked as an in home case manager providing hands-on services to address family dynamics and relationship struggles, provided domestic violence groups as a certified facilitator, and completed individual and family assessments. In addition, Lee has served alongside Department of Human SErvices, Department of Juvenile Justice, as well other community agencies, as a member of multi-disciplinary teams tasked with helped develop and monitor action plans for troubled families.