Alice Gay Tranum, Ed. S., LPC, NCC

Kellyn Brooks, M. Ed., LAPC

Carlos Foster, LCSW

Adrienne S. Wilson, LPC

Adrienne has over 25 years experience as a licensed professional counselor.  In addition to private practice, she has worked in a psychiatric hospital setting and neuropsychology outpatient clinic. She has taught at the college level as well as given seminars on stress reduction and teaches parenting classes.  She currently works with older adolescents and adults, including couples.  Her specialties are anxiety and trauma. She is trained in crisis intervention. EMDR, brain spotting, DBT, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as psychodynamic processing and relational work.

Emily Beall, M. Ed., LAPC

Lindsey Nolan, M.Ed., LPC

Ashley Maddox is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has experience working in many counselor roles, including inpatient, outpatient, corrections, and school settings. Her clients include children starting at age 4 and adults up to 72 years old. She specializes in Trauma- Focused CBT, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Structured Interview Psychosis- Risk Syndrome (SIPS).  Through empathetic therapy and an effective process, she will work with you to create opportunities to improve your emotional wellness and help you learn to better manage and communicate your thoughts and feelings.  Ashley looks forward to assisting you in your new journey.​

​Carolyn S. Metheny, LPC, MAC

Brian M. Germann, LPC

Brian finds joy in empowering clients to find solutions to crises and challenges. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2007, and has over 15 years of clinical experience. He uses empirically tested and evidence-based methods to work with clients. Brian has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, prisons and courts. His clients range from children in crisis and delinquent youth all the way to elderly facing end of life issues. Brian has experience with many areas of counseling including: Depression, Anxiety Issues, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Suicide Prevention and Behavioral Issues.

Melissa A. Mudd, M.Ed., LPC

Carolyn is Licensed Professional Counselor and a  Master Addictions Counselor. Few independent providers in the CSRA have this high level of credentialing. As a military spouse for 20 years, she understand the challenges of the military lifestyle and has a passion for working with the military and their families. Carolyn has 20+ years experience working in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, hospitals, schools and private practice. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma recovery and those with severe mental illnesses.

Emily Beall, M.Ed, LAPC graduated with Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta University in 2019 and is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. She is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy which is the gold standard of treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders. Her approach focuses on helping her clients embrace themselves for who they are as a person and learn to trust themselves to be able to manage the challenges life tends to bring. She is passionate about helping people who struggle with difficulties like OCD, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship issues, and trauma. Emily practices under the supervision of Anne Watts, MS, LPC, CPCS and works with kids, teens, and adults. 

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Lindsey Nolan, LPC graduated with a masters degree in counseling from the University of Georgia. She specializes in providing individual counseling services for women's issues; in particular, empowering women to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. She has over 5 years of clinical experience in medical, outpatient, and       intensive outpatient settings.


Kellyn Brooks, LAPC is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta University. 

Kellyn believes that the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship between the counselor and the client. She enjoys working with people of all backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, cultures and religious beliefs. Kellyn approaches the therapy relationship with a combination of techniques, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She has experience helping clients work through depression, anxiety, trauma, and other stressors both in private practice and outpatient agency settings.

Kellyn is currently accepting new clients with a self-pay rate for those seeking counseling services without insurance.

Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator for premarital counseling and marriage enrichment. She earned a Master’s of Education with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia Regents University in 2013 and has received post-graduate training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD. Her experience consists of working with individuals in higher education settings, a crisis/residential treatment facility for adolescents, the prison system and domestic violence shelters. She utilizes a client-centered and strengths-based approach to help clients move into a healthier mental space. Melissa works with individuals, adults, couples, and teenagers. 

Anne has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1992 with over 25 years of clinical experience. She has experience helping children, individuals and families improve their quality of life and create healthy relationships. Anne has been managing and co-facilitating the court ordered Parents of Children in Divorce since 2001. Her program is based on extensive research, which has developed highly effective methods to reduce the stress of divorce for children and their parents. She is a Certified Co-parent Coordinator and collaborates with the courts in Richmond and Columbia Counties in regards to custody of children in high conflict divorce cases. Anne Watts has experience with many areas of counseling including: Martial Issues, Adoption Issues, Effects of Divorce on all family members, Depression, Anxiety Issues, Grief/Loss, Blended Family issues.

The mental health clinicians at New Encounters Counseling Services have long standing, strong working relationships with managed care organizations, employee assistance programs, physician referral sources, and other mental health providers.

Carlos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, addictions, depression, anger management, relationship stressors and/or transitions and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. His goals for therapy are to provide a safe, compassionate place for clients to be who they are without judgment, and to learn healthy coping skills to improve their lives. His role is to encourage and facilitate that process by collaborating with you to develop and implement life-changing goals that can route you to your best path. His welcoming approach and genuine demeanor provides a comfortable setting that can assist you with working through life's issues. 

Anne E. Watts, MS, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Ashley Maddox, LPC

Gay is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Nationally Certified School Counselor. She has 30 years of experience working with elementary-age children in the school setting. She has had her LPC credentials since 2003. She utilizes CBT, Play-based Interventions, and Behavior Therapy. Gay believes that therapy can help children explore their feelings in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Through talking, playing, bibliotherapy, art, and more… children can learn healthy ways of coping and expressing themselves. Often in therapy, children will develop an increased self-awareness and self-esteem as they begin to feel understood and empowered. Our desired goal!

Lindsey Nolan, M.Ed., LPC