Melissa is a Licensed Associate 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. She practices under the supervision of Carolyn Metheny, LPC, MAC, CPCS and works with individual 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.

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

Jenny has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2006. She has 14 years of experience working with couples, families, children and adults. She is certified in Prepare and Enrich for premarital and marital counseling. Since 2010 she has worked primarily with sexual assault survivors and their families, and has experience working with various types of trauma. She primarily uses Cognitive Processing Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in working with both trauma and anxiety and depression. 

Jenny Lindsay, LMFT

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

Adrienne S. Wilson, LPC

​Carolyn S. Metheny, LPC, MAC, CPCS

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.

Lindsey Nolan, M.Ed., LPC

Debbie Walker, MS.Ed., LPC, CPCS

Lindsey Nolan, M.Ed., LPC

Melissa A. Mudd, M.Ed., LAPC

Debbie is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 20+ years of experience.   She holds a Master of Science in Education degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Counselor Education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL (1998).  Debbie primarily works with adult women. Her specialties include codependency, depression, anxiety, career and life transitions, relationship issues, and women issues. In addition, Debbie holds the credential of Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) from the Licensed Professional Counseling Association of Georgia (LPCAGA).  She approaches supervision from a collaboration framework that addresses her supervisees’ interests, intentions, and goals for counseling.   

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.


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.

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.