Counseling Interns


Nic Saluppo

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Nic is a Counseling Intern working under the supervision of an LPC with a supervision designation. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Akron (OH), and expects to graduate in December of 2019. Nic has professional training in multiple areas, including Gestalt Therapy, Jungian-based approach, PsychoEnergetics, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Nic is experienced in working with adults, adolescents, couples, and groups. He makes it a point to meet you where you are while facilitating deeper healing and new solutions to challenges. His former 10+ year career as an Exercise Physiologist gives him a unique and extensive understanding of the intimate relationship between body and mind. Nic’s integrated approach of working with the body, emotions, mind, and spirit is excellent for healing depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief, as well as for creating stronger connections between couples and families. Additionally, this approach is highly effective for navigating life changes/transitions, discovering meaning and purpose, and experiencing more vitality and energy.

Nic’s mission is to create an environment where you will experience healing, laughter, and identification of purpose and meaning, as well as implement practical solutions to both the long-term and short-term challenges of life and relationships.


Elisabeth Raynes

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Elisabeth is a Counseling Intern under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is earning a Master of Science degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling with a focus in Play Therapy from Southeastern Louisiana University and expects to graduate in May 2020. Elisabeth is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, Louisiana Counseling Association, and American Counseling Association.

Elisabeth has experience working with adolescents and children. She has helped people who have struggled with abuse, selective mutism, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger, guilt and shame, trauma, family issues, relational issues, emotion regulation, self-esteem, codependency, challenging life transitions, and bullying.

Elisabeth counsels from an integrated approach and biblical worldview. She has skills in Person-Centered Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Child-Centered Play Therapy. She has interests in working with trauma, Motivational Interviewing, Animal-assisted therapy, and Animal-assisted play therapy. Elisabeth emphasizes the therapeutic alliance that is built between the client and the counselor through: a warm positive regard, empathy, acceptance, encouragement, transparency, and empowering the client through the treatment process.


Shannon Hogg

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Shannon is a counseling intern who will be working under the supervision of a licensed counselor.  She is working towards a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Grace College and will graduate in May of 2020.  Prior to her training in mental health counseling, Shannon earned a Masters of Divinity degree through Asbury Theological Seminary and has spent over 20 years serving in church ministry settings, working with children, teenagers, adults and families.  Her expertise in faith matters and counseling gives her a unique perspective for understanding the connection between spiritual and emotional health.  

Shannon is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  She has experience working with adolescents presenting with depression, anxiety, gender issues, relationship issues, PTSD and teen pregnancy.  She enjoys working with individuals, couples and groups of all ages.

Shannon counsels from a biblical worldview and seeks to establish a trusting relationship with the client.  Shannon sees counseling as a collaborative effort in which the counselor and client work together in a safe and accepting environment, to process events, learn new coping skills, and make changes that lead to greater well-being, growth and healing. 


Holly Mosley

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Holly is a Counseling Intern under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is earning a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and expects to graduate in May 2020. Her educational training includes a Holistic approach to therapy that includes the mind, body, and spirit. In addition to traditional therapy, Holly also offers Christian counseling.

Holly has experience working with adolescents in individual and group settings. Her experience has been focused on helping individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and mood related disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem, bullying, interpersonal relationship difficulty, emotion regulation, and spiritual issues. She is also qualified to provide counseling for children older than seven, adults, and couples with a variety of mental health issues.

Holly approaches counseling from an eclectic perspective that is based on a Christian worldview that incorporates scripture, prayer, and spiritual aspects to the counseling process. She utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to challenge faulty thinking patterns, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to focus on client strengths and goals, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to teach skills related to interpersonal development, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. Integrating these different therapy strategies form a unique approach to counseling that is personalized and client-centered.

Holly is a former teacher with eleven years of experience teaching children ages six to twelve in a public school setting. She brings a unique perspective for parents, students, and teaching professionals that may be experiencing school-related issues


Laura Meza

Laura is a Counseling Intern under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is earning a Master of Science in Counseling, concentrating in Marriage, Family, and Couples Therapy, from Southeastern Louisiana University and expects to graduate in May 2020. She is also receiving education as she pursues becoming a Registered Play Therapist.

Laura has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, and has worked with family units. She has helped being through addiction recovery, anxiety, emotion regulation, trauma, familial relationship issues, grief and shame, life transitions, and issues related to self-esteem.

Laura utilizes Adlerian Therapy, along with a narrative approach, and with children she uses a Child-Centered Therapy. She utilizes the client’s strengths through the healing process and helps to show the client how to they can integrate those strengths into their life.


Alyssa Hensley

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Alyssa is a Counseling Intern under the supervision of a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She is earning a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling with a Masters of Divinity Specialization from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and expects to graduate in May 2020. Alyssa is a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Alyssa has experience working with adults and has worked in individual and group modalities. She has helped people who have struggled with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, spiritual issues, relational issues, emotion regulation, self-esteem, codependency, post-recovery from addiction, and difficult life transitions.

Alyssa counsels from an integrated biblical worldview, with skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and EMDR. She provides support for clients through the process of healing and growth by fostering an environment of safety and acceptance so clients can establish and meet personal goals.