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About Me


Marshawna S. Hoyte, M.S.Ed., LPCC-S, is a graduate of Capital University with a B.A. in Political Science and minor in psychology, class of 1996. After graduating from college, she worked as a Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Educator, speaking to youth about making healthy choices and building healthy relationships. Her love for people and desire to help others live a life that’s purpose driven, led her to attend the Gospel Lighthouse School of Ministry, which she completed in 2000. She has overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), including sexual trauma and is passionate about walking alongside others and helping them to break the barriers that ACES creates. As a result, she attended the University of Dayton, where she received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling in 2010.

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Starr is passionate about working with teens, adults, parents, famlies and couples with varying challenges, including trauma. She also has experience working with at-risk youth and families. Her desire is that clients will come in wounded, and leave healed, and this is accomplished by counseling from the whole-person perspective.

She is also a published author and speaker and has a unique way of connecting with the clients that she serves