Catherine TourangeauLPC-MHSP, NCC
Cris CannonD. Min, LPC-MHSP
Laura Beth Johnson
Alison D. Peak LCSW has spent the majority of her career dedicated to two primary passions: integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings and Infant Mental Health. Alison has an MSW from the University of Michigan with an emphasis in Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth and two post-graduate certificates: Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Settings and Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health. Working with primary care settings to increase recognition of behavioral health needs and increase access to quality behavioral health services is one of the key ways that Allied Behavioral Health Solutions strives for better outcomes for all. Clinically, Alison is passionate about working with families with children who are adopted, who have histories of early trauma, and families with infants/very young children.
- Infant Mental Health
- Histories of Early Trauma
- BSW, BA-Spanish: Belmont University (2009)
- MSW-Interpersonal Practice in Children and Youth: University of Michigan, School of Social Work (2010)
Catherine Tourangeau, LPC-MHSP, NCC began her career in hospital settings treating substance use disorders before entering community-based mental health where she focused on co-occurring disorders. Catherine has an MEd in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University where her training focused on multiculturally competent counseling across adolescent and adult populations. Catherine believes in taking a flexible and eclectic counseling approach to meet clients where they are in life. Catherine is passionate about creating a collaborative relationship with clients to build a range of coping skills and increase wellbeing.
- Mood Disorders
- Substance Use Disorders
- Couples & Marriage Counseling
- LGBTQ Issues
- Adjustment Issues
- BA Psychology: New York University (2011)
- MEd – Counseling Psychology, MA Psychology: Columbia University, Teachers College (2014)
Hillary Thomas, LPC-MHSP has been working with children and their families since the start of her career, with a passion for helping kids overcome barriers, improve relationships, and discover their strengths. Hillary has helped children with a wide range of needs, and is experienced in diverse approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, and attachment-based family therapy. Hillary is licensed in the state of Tennessee as an LPC-MHSP (Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation) and is a TBRI practitioner (Trust Based Relational Intervention).
- Adoption and Attachment
- Anxiety and Depression
- Behavioral Challenges
- Grief and Loss
- School Difficulties, Social Struggles, Bullying
- B.A. Psychology: Lipscomb University (2010)
- B.S. Professional Counseling: Lipscomb University (2012)
Cris Cannon, D. Min., LPC/MHSP, CCMHC, ACS brings a varied background of serving those who require care and compassion. As a parish minister, hospital and hospice chaplain, mental health therapist, clinical director, professor, and consultant, Cris has walked many paths with persons in need. His doctoral work in death and grief provides the background for exploring the issues of life and loss in their varied expressions. Cris believes that the core of the therapeutic relationship is the creation of a dynamic and empathic relationship with his clients. He is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Tennessee with Mental Health Service Provider designation, is a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and is an Approved Clinical Supervisor for counselors in training.
- Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1981)
- Doctor of Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1986)
- Master of Arts, Counselor Education, East Carolina University (1996)
- Family of origin issues
- Substance abuse
- Spiritual/religious concerns
- Personal growth and development
- Family conflict
- Relationship issues
Leighton Teague, MMFT works with children and families to overcome struggles relationally, behaviorally, and emotionally. As a believer in the strengths-based approach to therapy, Leighton guides clients to tap into their inner strengths. Leighton uses cognitive behavioral (CBT) techniques to work toward treatment goals set collaboratively allowing the client (or client’s parent) to guide the process and own their success. Leighton continues training with supervision using play therapy approaches, and DC:0-5 training for diagnosing and treating ages 5 and under. Leighton has also completed trainings on trauma working with addiction in hospital-based and treatment center settings. Leighton’s graduate work in the discipline of Marriage and Family Therapy gives her a unique perspective on family systems and support as a vital component in the process of change.
- Family Conflict
- Behavioral Challenges
- Anxiety and Depression
- B.S. Psychology: Harding University (2014)
- M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy: Harding University (2017)
Brittany Farr, LMSW, works with children and families by supporting positive parent-child relationships. Brittany completed the Trauma Treatment Graduate Certificate from the University of Tennessee with an emphasis on trauma specific interventions and the neurobiology of trauma. Brittany uses the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework in work with families who have experienced complex trauma. Brittany continues her education through trainings such as DC:0-5 by diagnosing and treating ages 0-5 and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) focusing on children with behavioral problems and teaching parents skills to improve communication. Brittany further supports families in the community by implementing these evidence-based interventions into several Head Start locations in the Nashville area.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Development and Family Science from Samford University in Birmingham, AL (2014)
Master of Science of Social Work (MSSW) from University of Tennessee Knoxville (2018)
– Specific Concentration: Evidence-Based Interpersonal Practice
– Trauma Treatment Graduate Certificate Program
Early childhood trauma
Anxiety and depression
Evonna Surrette, LPC, experience includes that of private practice, residential treatment, specialized day treatment programs, as well school counseling. Evonna has spent most of her career focused on treating pre-adolescents & adolescents with developmental trauma and attachment related issues. Evonna has extensive experience in leading different types of counseling groups, as well as psycho-educational activities that focus on substance abuse recovery, mental health, self-image, bullying, cultural diversity and much more. Through these experiences she has obtained great experience working with both the client and family units. Evonna’s passion is to help her clients so that they are able to excel on their life journey.
-Masters of Arts – Clinical Mental Health: Grace University, Omaha NE (2013)
Brindy Savage, LMSW has always been passionate about empowering people to discover and build on strengths that help them live a satisfied life. Brindy has spent majority of her career working with clients experiencing behavioral and emotional distress linked to trauma, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. By taking a client centered therapeutic approach Brindy strives to help clients become more confident in their ability to overcome challenges.
Masters of Social Work: East Tennessee State University (2016)
Bachelors of Social Work: East Tennessee State University (2013)
Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW), 2018
Laura Beth Johnson
Laura Beth Johnson, MS has received her clinical experience from working as a therapist at an inpatient facility treating individuals who struggle with addiction. Laura Beth received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lipscomb University. In addition to inpatient, she has experience working in pediatric and medical settings, and helping others navigate through this process. Clinically, Laura Beth is passionate about helping those she works with find a place of peace and hope to move forward with their future regardless of what they have been through.
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- BS, Family & Consumer Sciences: Family Relations Concentration (2008)
- MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (May 2014)
Loretta (Lori) Muchukot is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who is licensed in the state of Tennessee. Lori studied clinical psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis at Southeastern Louisiana University and Middle Tennessee State University. For the past 5 years she has served as an adjunct professor at Lipscomb University teaching the principles of applied behavior analysis to teachers and other professionals working towards the BCBA certification. As a consultant serving several school systems, churches, and vocational facilities, Lori has vast experience conducting individual assessments, functional behavior assessments, verbal assessments, discrete trial training, natural environment training, and creating individual programming to increase verbal communication, function living skills, while decreasing severe maladaptive behavior. Training caregivers, teachers, paraprofessionals, ect., to help learners excel in every area of their lives has been a major focus in her career.