Marshawna Hoyte M.S.Ed., LPCC-S

Marshawna (Starr) grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Capital University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. After graduating from college, she worked as a Sexual Risk Avoidance Educator, speaking to thousands of youth about making healthy choices and building healthy relationships. She attended the University of Dayton, where she received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling in 2010. 

As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, trained in EMDR, Starr is passionate about working with, adults, parents and couples with varying challenges, including trauma. She has a unique way of connecting with the clients that she serves. Her desire is that clients will come in wounded, and leave healed, and this is accomplished by counseling from the whole-person perspective. Starr is excited to be an author along with 12 others in a collective writing about resilience. She has also had many opportunities speaking for women’s groups, special events, and conferences throughout the years and has a unique way of connecting with any audience. 

In her spare time, she loves to put puzzles together, and spending time with her son and two daughters and husband of 18 years, as well as reading and teaching on various topics.

Alison Franklin M.S., LPC

Alison is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master’s of Science Degree from Capella University in Mental Health Counseling.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Hampton University and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Psychology. Her previous experience includes over 20 years’ experience working in the human and social services field.  Alison utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing as treatment interventions.

Through her experiences, she has gained an empathetic ear and concern for the needs of individuals who struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, anger and trauma. Alison’s passion and genuine ability to connect with clients, allows her to work effectively with adults, couples and families. Alison desires to create a safe and caring environment for clients and provide the necessary tools for optimal healing and wholeness.

Kimberly Gray LPC

Kimberly is dedicated to providing her clients with a safe environment to process and heal, while staying grounded in evidence based treatment to equip her clients with the tools to grow.  Kimberly uses a strengths based approach, combining cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy skills to assist her clients in finding new ways to move forward with more confidence and acceptance of themselves.

Kimberly works with adults of all ages, backgrounds and faiths. She is experienced in working with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorders, grief and loss, OCD, self-esteem and life transition issues. Kimberly is also experienced assisting mothers as they journey through various postpartum concerns. She has completed training in exposure and response prevention therapy for the treatment of OCD, phobias, and other anxiety disorders. 

Kimberly Gray graduated with her bachelors in psychology with an emphasis in crisis counseling in 2014. She then went on to complete her masters in general mental health counseling. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients in various treatment settings. In her free time, she loves doing anything outdoors with her children and husband of 14 years.

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