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Nancy De Haas, MA, LPC-S, Director, graduated from Oral Roberts University seminary with a Master of Arts degree in Christian counseling with additional hours of doctorate-level coursework. She has been in private practice over twenty years. In addition, she has eleven years of experience in school counseling, with emphasis on elementary age and teenage populations.

 

Nancy is a licensed professional counselor specializing in individual, marriage and family counseling. She works with couples in marriage counseling, and with parents and children experiencing relational difficulties. She also works in the areas of depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, grief and loss, divorce, codependency, and relational issues.

 

Nancy enjoys and has special interest in women’s issues, group therapy, and international work. She is committed to international mission trips where she speaks on child abuse awareness, gives sexual abuse training presentations, and provides safety protection classes. On mission trips, she works with schools providing guidance training to teachers specific to the needs of orphans. In all areas of counseling, she believes counselors are called to be representatives of the heart of God; to join Him in bringing healing to the wounded and broken areas of people’s lives in order that they may receive the promises of God for their lives and fulfill their God given destinies. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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Courtney Hanks, LICSW, PIP graduated from Alabama A&M University with a Master of Arts degree in social work with a concentration in child welfare, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Courtney has been working in the field of counseling since 2009. Her work experience is diverse and includes areas such as substance abuse, sex education, grief and trauma, geriatric mental health, and school counseling. Courtney is trained in using techniques from methods such as Applied Behavioral Analysis, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy. Courtney's future goals include becoming certified in the areas of Intimacy Therapy, and Christian Sex Therapy in order to better serve her clients. 

Courtney enjoys working directly with children, adolescences, and families to achieve healthy communication and connection within their relationships. Furthermore, Courtney is committed to helping individuals and families create secure bonds with their loved ones, as well as their Heavenly Father. She is especially interested in helping with parent child relationships, marriage and family counseling, codependency, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, spiritual development, and child behavioral issues. 

Courtney and her husband have been married since 2010 and have three children. They are active members in their local church and enjoy adventure and the outdoors.

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Heather Roberts, LICSW, RPT™ graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling Skills from Toccoa Falls Christian College. Heather considers it a sacred opportunity when invited to walk alongside those who are hurting, providing clinically sound help alongside of biblical truth, and pointing to the ultimate helper and healer.

 

Heather’s family history and experience led her to the field of counseling toward the end of high school and she has been pursuing that desire and calling ever since. With over 18 years of experience, she has worked in various agencies including child protective services, community mental health, school based mental health care, and private practice. Additionally, she has volunteered in several church based and community capacities. Heather enjoys working with a variety of ages to include children, adolescents, adults and families. 

 

Most recently, Heather completed the training and was approved as a credentialed Registered Play Therapist (RPTTM) and a Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider®. Additionally, she seeks to be a Neurodiversity Affirming Therapist and an advocate for the Neurodivergent community. She resides in Madison with her husband and three children.

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Lesley Neely, MA, ALC, NCC graduated from The University of the Cumberlands with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is an associate licensed counselor under the supervision of Nancy De Haas, MA, LPC-S. Lesley works with children and adolescents ages 3 and up and has experience working with children placed in the foster care system, those with adoption and attachment related difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and adjustment concerns. She utilizes interventions from various approaches, including directive and non-directive play therapy techniques, sand tray, cognitive behavioral therapy, and person/child-centered therapy, with a focus on the importance of the therapeutic relationship in promoting positive growth and healing.


Lesley considers it a privilege to walk alongside children and families who are hurting and need support and believes in seeing people the way God sees them - as unconditionally loved and accepted.
Lesley lives in Madison with her husband and three children.

 

Maria Stansbury, LMSW started her social work journey 24 years ago at San Marcos University, Lima, Peru. Later, she attended Liberty University, graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master in Social Work from the University of North Alabama.  As a Christian, former military spouse, immigrant, and mother, Maria has gained skills and experiences to customize treatment, providing genuine empathy while building hope and resiliency for her clients. She integrates a Christian perspective into clinical treatment using Family Systems Theory, CBT, and DBT therapy.

 

Maria has experience working in City Schools and the nonprofit sector, where she counseled families and children. She has received 32 hours of training in Adult and childhood ADHD, and has training in Childhood Trauma and Childhood Anxiety. She also treats individuals or couples in neurodiverse relationships (one spouse has ADHD, autism, or other neurological differences) and bi-racial relationships.  Maria provides therapy for families struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, childhood, and teen issues.

 

Maria volunteers with the Lions Club, the Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center (HPRC), The ELM Foundation, her children’s school, and her church. In her free time, she loves being with her husband of 16 years and spending quality time with their three children.

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Angie McDonald, MA graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drury University. Angie is a licensed pastor, certified NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback trainer, certified SYMBIS and Prepare/Enrich premarital counselor, and is trained as a Christian Life Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

 

Angie enjoys working with teens, and young adults, walking with women in life transitions, parenting, as well as working with married and engaged couples. Angie also leads the NeurOptimal® services at Valley Christian Counseling. She sees the impact Neurofeedback has in her own life and is passionate about helping others achieve optimal brain health.

 

Angie has previous experience in working with church staff developing pastoral care teams, conducting premarital groups, and mentoring. Angie is passionate about the health of church staff and enjoys serving, coaching, and mentoring women in ministry.

 

Angie is married to her husband of thirty years and has two grown daughters. The oldest is entering the law profession, and the youngest, adopted from Guatemala, works with underserved communities. Angie and her husband enjoy exploring the South, serving their church, and warm weather activities.

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Caleb Dykes, MA, ALC graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2023 while also completing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. He also received a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in Cultural Anthropology and has an interest in cross-cultural and interreligious approaches to counseling. Before coming to Valley Christian Counseling, Caleb worked at Recovery Centers of America, an organization that treats substance use disorders, as a group therapist and 1-on-1 therapist. In this role, he employed Music Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy to aid clients in their recovery.

Caleb has interests and training in career counseling and lifestyle development, behavioral therapies, addictive behaviors counseling, and trauma-focused treatment. He has also served on Church staff for two churches and has an understanding for some of the common mental health problems faced in the Church and amongst Church leadership. He believes that God has given the gift of psychology as a tool for healing, and therefore people do well to utilize it to work together for healing as an act of love.

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