Meet Our Professionals

 

Bowling Green

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Kristy Fuller

LPCC-S and Owner of Fuller Life Counseling Partners

Kristina “Kristy” Watt Fuller has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Kentucky University and has been a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2001. Kristy has a special interest in those with dealing with anxiety, depression, family dynamics, substance use, and trauma. Kristy is accepting new referrals for commercial insurance and self-pay. Kristy also provides flexible scheduling and even online counseling for those with a hectic schedule. Kristy is trained in a variety of evidence-based practices including EMDR and was a Circle of Compassion recipient in 2010 from the University of Kentucky for her work with children in foster care. Kristy lives in Alvaton, Kentucky with her husband, 2 children, and 3 dogs.

I understand and respect the courage it takes to talk with someone about personal and sometimes uncomfortable topics. It is my goal to assist a client in achieving overall wellness, which I believe is key to long term happiness. If you are motivated for change in your life but not sure how to achieve that change, I would love to assist you on that journey to positive change.  I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is primary to change and see myself as your partner in the process.

      Specializing in:

  • EMDR

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Coping Skills

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Children & Adolescents

  • Addiction

  • Family Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

  • Spirituality 

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Codependency

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Clinical Supervision

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      Specializing in:

  • Parenting issues

  • Conflict resolution

  • Strengths-based approaches

  • Effective communication

  • Motivational interviewing

Nellie Arnett, Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Nellie Arnett is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate accepting new clients through Fuller Life Counseling. She is currently accepting Medicaid and private pay and has openings for individuals, couples, and families. She has a special interest in family dynamics, effective communication, conflict resolution, and parenting issues.

Nellie has a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Kentucky University and lives in Bowling Green with her husband and two children.

Nellie is also certified in telehealth counseling, so if you're looking for a convenient way to receive therapy, she is available!

I believe all individuals, couples, and families have strengths that can be identified and used to meet presenting needs. You are the expert on your situation. I want to partner with you to develop a plan to achieve your personal goals.

Billy Turner, IOP Group and Case Management

Billy Turner relocated to Bowling Green Kentucky in 2012 and is a Graduate from Western Kentucky University. Billy has been working in the field of substance abuse since 2015 and has worked in both residential and outpatient settings. Billy also has 11 years of personal recovery and is dedicated to helping others achieve recovery as well. Billy has a passion for conducting substance abuse groups that are dynamic and engaging, and provides case management services for those who need some additional support. Billy is currently a TCADC and Prime for Life DUI Provider. 

      Specializing in:

  • Psychological assessment

  • Substance abuse

  • Mood disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Perceptual Disturbances

  • Individual therapy

  • Family therapy

Emilee Cline, LPA

Emilee Cline is a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) in Kentucky, practicing in Bowling Green, KY and online via telehealth. Emilee has been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and specializes in treating adolescents, adults, and families. Her primary focus is to use a non-judgmental approach to foster the therapeutic relationship and provide a safe environment to foster growth and healing. Emilee believes in reducing the stigma that surrounds mental health through utilizing open and honest communication and reducing the negative personal beliefs clients often possess. Emilee utilizes a strengths-based perspective to promote drawing on personal strengths to assist in emotional and behavioral changes.

 

Emilee graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2018 with a master’s in clinical psychology. She has four years of experience in the field of mental health, working with individuals who have substance abuse disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Emilee’s career experience also includes administering psychological assessments to assess for personality disorders, intellectual difficulties, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Many people who experience emotional or mental health problems suffer alone or in silence. My goal is to provide support and guidance in a safe and comfortable environment, as well as walk beside individuals in their journey to healing and wellness.

      Specializing in:

  • Christian Based Counseling Services

  • Spirituality

  • Child Play Therapy

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief/Loss

  • Trauma

  • Self-Esteem/Confidence

  • Anger Management

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress

  • Marriage and Family Conflict

Tiffany Secula, LPCA

Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you

rest.” Matt. 11:28 NLT. Has something in your life become a heavy burden that you are

struggling to carry? You do not have to carry that weight alone. Relationship struggles, grief and

loss, depression and anxiety can all cause difficulty in daily functioning, but there is hope.

Tiffany is confident in the love of Christ for each person and that every individual is a person of

value and worth, regardless of circumstances. Tiffany believes that each client has the ability and

resources to make positive changes in their lives and uses a hope focused approach to help

clients unlock their potential for change. She has received training in Christian Counseling,

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client Centered Solution Focused Therapy. When requested,

Tiffany will incorporate Scripture and Prayer into sessions.

Tiffany Secula is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA). She holds a Master of

Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands and a

Bachelor of Science in Religion in Christian Counseling from Liberty University. She is a

Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a presidential member of the American Association of

Christian Counselors (AACC). She lives in Smiths Grove, Kentucky with her husband and three

children.

Tiffany is a Christian counselor who specializes in working with women and children (ages 5-

17) who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, behavioral challenges and

feelings of low self-worth among other needs. Using a non-judgmental approach, she creates a

safe environment where each client can draw on their own strengths to assist in creating changes.

Tiffany is now accepting new referrals for both Medicaid and Self-pay for both in office and

telehealth sessions.

“I am a firm believer that every person has worth and value and I am passionate about helping you realize your worth. I will work with you in a safe and encouraging environment to overcome obstacles, enhance strengths, and reach a healthier you. 

      Specializing in:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family dynamics 

  • Life transitions 

  • Substance abuse 

  • Adolescents 

  • Adults 

  • Family 

  • Couples 

Lacie Martinez, LPCA

Lacie has a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling that she received from Western Kentucky University. She is a Bowling Green native that is currently accepting Medicaid and self pay adolescents, individuals, couples and families in Bowling Green. Lacie is trained in telehealth counseling and is available for online services. 

I believe the therapeutic relationship is the basis for growth and change and my office is a safe space for both. We will work together to develop goals that are not only achievable, but increase satisfaction in all areas of life. I find utmost gratitude in the privilege of working with my clients and walking with them on their journey of discovery, change, and healing. 

      Specializing in:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief/Loss

  • Substance Abuse

  • Life Transitions

  • Family Counseling

Keshia Robbins, LPCC, NCC

Keshia Robbins is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky and a Licensed Professional Counselor with a mental health service provider designation (LPC-MHSP) in Tennessee. She also is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Keshia has been practicing since 2010 and licensed as a professional counselor since 2019. She received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Nashville in 2011.  She trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing Skills. Keshia has worked in the addiction field for ten years helping individuals and their families find long lasting recovery. She finds passion in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, life transitioning, grief/ loss, stress, low self-esteem, and current life changing stressors.  Keshia loves being a part of the change in her client’s life. 

I believe the therapeutic relationship is the basis for growth and change and my office is a safe space for both. We will work together to develop goals that are not only achievable, but increase satisfaction in all areas of life. I find utmost gratitude in the privilege of working with my clients and walking with them on their journey of discovery, change, and healing. 

      Specializing in:

  • Substance Use Disorders

  • Addiction

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • PTSD/Trauma

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Grief Counseling

  • Individual Therapy

  • Coping skills

  • Mindfulness

  • Eating Disorders

Deana Savely, CSW, MSW, BSW

Deana has experience working in inpatient/residential treatment, has a passion for Solution
Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention and Grief
Counseling. A disabled Veteran of the U.S. Navy, she has 18 years of substance use recovery,
has a desire for assisting fellow Veterans who suffer with PTSD, Substance Use Disorders and
difficulty re-integrating into the civilian sector. She values her client’s autonomy and right to be
a participating member of their care and treatment. Deana looks forward to navigating whatever
journey her client chooses.
Deana obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and her
Master’s Degree from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, KY. She and her husband
Roger have been married for 15 years and have two children.

“Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. “Providing a safe and calm environment, my greatest joy comes from assisting my clients on their path to restoring self-worth, mending of the spirit, and regenerating hope.”

      Specializing in:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationships

  • Family Dynamics

  • Self-Esteem

  • Stress

  • Communication Skills

  • Life Transitions

Brittany Byler, CSW, BSW, MSW

Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She offers flexible scheduling with evening appointments available if needed. She has been trained in various modalities including CBT, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, family systems and ACT. She aims to be eclectic in her approach with clients to provide the best services possible to fit their unique needs. She places an emphasis on helping clients identify their core values and move towards the type of person they would like to be. She highly values providing clients with a safe place where to share their concerns, feelings and thoughts. She believes that all people can reach their highest potential if they’re provided with a supportive, empathetic and understanding environment. She offers services to various age ranges, but most enjoys working with teenagers, adults and families. She has an interest in working with clients who have experienced spiritual trauma, anxiety or depression.
She graduated from Western Kentucky University with her Bachelor of Social Work in 2018 and completed the Advanced Standing program at WKU to earn her Master of Social Work degree in 2019. Future professional aspirations include becoming trained in EMDR, and compassion-focused therapy.

      Specializing in:

  • Medication  Management

    • Ages 10+

    • Anxiety

    • ADHD

    • Substance Abuse

    • Dementia

Mariah Rizzo

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Whitney “Mariah” Rizzo has a Masters degree in Nursing from Maryville University of St. Louis and is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mariah’s extensive background and love of helping others started with working at Western State and in the ICU.
While working in these fields, Mariah observed the need of emotional and psychological support not only for her patients, but for their families as well. Mariah’s treatment approach is one of collaboration and multi-faceted towards patient-centered care and to treat each patient as if they were a member of her own family. Using a nonjudgmental approach, she believes in creating a safe environment to create a trusting relationship with each patient. Mariah is accepting new referrals for all insurances and self-pay. Mariah will provide flexible scheduling and telehealth services for clients with a busy schedule.

      Specializing in:

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Dual Diagnosis

Myron Gilmore

Myron was born and grew up in the small town of Carthage, Mississippi. After leaving for college in 2007, he landed in Cleveland, MI, where he studied Political Science at Delta State University. After staying in Cleveland for two years, he transferred closer to home. He played baseball at Tougaloo College located in Tougaloo, MI. In 2012, he graduated with a B.A. in History from Tougaloo College. He enrolled in a master`s program at Jackson State University, earning an M.A. in Criminology and Justice Service in 2017. After taking time away from academia, he enrolled at Western Kentucky University in 2019, and entered the Master`s Clinical Psychology program. While enrolled in the program, he was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He learned how to administer assessments, conduct intake interviews, write reports, and provide client psychotherapy. He looks forward to applying these skills as he continues to develop as a clinician. When he’s not studying and practicing the skills he’s learned, he enjoys fishing, spending time with family, watching television, and writing poetry.

“The idea is to find your purpose in everything you attempt. Life is an opportunity for you to attempt everything and find your purpose. Once you fin d your purpose life begins.”

      Specializing in:

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • First Responders

  • Crime Victims

  • Intimate Partner Violence

  • Sexual Assault

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Mindfulness

  • Self Esteem

  • Brainspotting

Pamela McPeak, LPCA

Pamela has a B.S in Psychology and an M. Ed in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling. She specializes in working with many forms of trauma and has completed trainings in Brainspotting, Trauma informed CBT, Mindfulness and has experience using techniques from various trauma informed approaches.  
She understands that many of us have been raised to believe that if we have intense thoughts and painful emotions that there is something permanently wrong with our minds.  The good news is that this has been disproven.  In the last several years, exciting discoveries in neuroscience have demonstrated that we can work to mold our own brains throughout our lifetime. There are actions we can take and easy therapies we can participate in that will be effective in helping us feel better. Our minds are our own tool for healing. She looks forward to sharing this empowering knowledge as a working partner in her clients’ healing journey. Her goal is to be the best resource possible for her clients to utilize in their healing journey. She has a multidimensional perspective on the healing process because everyone is unique and needs a personalized approach.

Rachel Wheat, BSW

Rachel has been in Human Services for the past 11 years, and has worked for the Pregnancy Support Center, HOTEL Inc, and became an AmeriCorps member at BRASS and began pursuing her degree and working in treatment facilities, typically working in trauma and substance abuse. She is a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Certified in Targeted Case Management, and Substance Abuse Diagnosis CM. She prides herself in being from this area and knowing a lot of resources locally. Her greatest accomplishment to date (outside of her children) is the New Path Recovery Home for Women. She’s operated it since 2014 providing a safe environment for women to find a life free from drugs and alcohol. She’s currently pursuing her Masters degree in social work at Campbellsville University. With 3 kids, school, and a women’s recovery home, a hobby is something of a dream for Rachel right now… However, her passion is helping others and she serves on The Southern Kentucky Reentry Council and they are gearing up to plan their 2nd annual Recovery Rally!

 

Leitchfield

      Specializing in: 

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Coping Skill

  • Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Adolescents

  • Couples

  • Family Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

  • Spirituality

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Codependency

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Clinical Supervision

      Specializing in:

  • Substance use disorders

  • Mood disorders

  • Co-occurring 

  • Family/marriage

Charlene Scites-Thompson, LPCC-S

Telehealth

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Jessica M. Hayes, MSW, CSW

Jessica has over a decade of experience in the field and completed graduate school at Campbellsville University. She employs a variety of interventions including Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. She specializes in addictions and also enjoys working with couples to create positive and effective communication skills. Jessica is married with a blended family of three children and enjoys collecting vintage dishes. She is accepting Medicaid and self pay for individuals, couples and families.

Charlene Scites-Thompson, LPCC-S has a Master’s degree in Counseling with two specializations: Marriage and Family Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Mrs. Scites-Thompson has also been an independently licensed Counselor in KY since 2001. She has over 20+ years of experience working with children of trauma and their families. Mrs. Scites-Thompson has supervised other therapists working on licensure for many years as well. She especially enjoys working with teens, couples, families, the elderly, clients who struggle with grief and loss, and those with anxiety and depression. Charlene also has experience working with individuals who struggle in their faith, and those who are interested in Christian-based Counseling. 

 

Charlene is accepting new referrals for commercial insurance and self-pay. She provides flexible scheduling and telehealth sessions online to her clients. Mrs. Scites-Thompson is family systems trained, and enjoys working with the entire family unit, as well as individuals. Charlene and her husband Tommy live on the family beef cattle farm in Hodgenville and are proud grandparents of three energetic boys ages: 10, 6 and 4. The couple also has a 13-year-old blue heeler named Sadie.   

“I strive daily to empower those I serve through humility and with compassion. Getting excited about your life is half the battle, and it is my job to assist you with reconnecting to your inner motivation and emotional strength. I feel that the outcomes with my clients have been well rooted in all my years of experience, and I do this job as a calling and with great purpose.” ~Charlene Scites-Thompson, M. Ed., LPCC-S

I think everyone has unique gifts and strengths to help them overcome barriers and learn new coping skills that promote overall wellness

      Specializing in:

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Coping skills deficits

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Mood Disorders

  • Substance Abuse

  • Child, Adolescents, Teens

  • Family Therapy

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Juvenile Offenses

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Grief/Loss

  • Family Dynamics

Leisia Landers, LCSW, MSW, BSW

Leisia Landers has a MSW, and BSW in Social Work from Western Kentucky University and an Associates from JCTC in Early Childhood Education.  She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2020 and a CSW previously since 2011.  Leisia has a special interest in teens, adolescents, and families dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, family dynamics, substance abuse, intellectual/behavioral issues, grief/loss, juvenile offenses, adoption/foster care, deficits in coping skills, and anger management. Leisia also offers flexible scheduling to include some Saturday mornings and telehealth for those with hectic schedules.  Leisia is trained in a variety of evidenced-based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and CBT+ Substance Abuse for Teens.  Leisia lives in Mammoth Cave, Ky with her 7 dogs and has two sons and three grandchildren.

C.S.Lewis once said, " You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending".  I believe that you must meet the client where they are currently. To provide a safe environment to alleviate crises, identify current needs, process past issues/traumas, and identify future goals for self. Also, to help clients learn to change negative behaviors/habits, to identify their own strengths, and develop positive coping skills in order to improve their quality of life. I believe your past does not have to define you but you can use it to propel yourself forward into the future that you hope to have.