How do I find someone who can help me, accept me, understand what is really going on with my child? Parenting stress getting more complicated with every passing day? Are you a parent looking for relief with your child’s behavior? Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or loss from the past? I work with children, teenagers, and families to help them feel understood working to overcome the obstacles they are facing.
As a counselor, I work to offer therapy which best suits the individual child and family needs. I am trained in EMDR through the EMDR Institute.
I am a graduate of Johnson University here in Knoxville, where I currently serve as an adjunct lecturer for the Behavioral and Social Sciences School teaching Interpersonal Family Relationships and Family and Resource Community Management. I have also worked in community mental health and as a staff member in a college counseling center. I hold credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
My name is Lauren Lay. I am completing my Masters in Professional Counseling through Liberty University. I attended the University of Tennessee for my undergraduate work in Child and Family Studies and Psychology. I have also completed a Sustainable Agriculture School in Uganda and hold a certificate from ANAMED in natural medicine. I engaged in community development and farming work with HIV + women and children in Uganda. I have worked in higher education, private practice counseling, psychiatry, and Young Adult Co-occurring Wilderness Recovery program settings. I enjoy personalizing therapy with individuals, couples, and families to meet their unique needs. I have been drawn to the healing and holistic work of counseling for many years. In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time with my husband and two children, and exploring the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. I am thankful to serve our community through the Jones Family Counseling Center.
My name is Josh Lund. I completed my masters in counseling through Johnson University in Knoxville Tennessee. I work as a Family Therapist and help patients and family members navigate their recovery. Over the past few years, I have worked in the counseling field working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples providing in-patient services, in-home services, and outpatient. Many of the clients that I have served have been affected by intense conflict, addiction, anxiety, or infidelity. To help clients work through these struggles I use an attachment-based approach to provide a safe place that clients can process through their struggles and be empowered to find and utilize their strengths as they work towards the goals they have set for themselves. Different clients may have different needs and I tailor my approach to best fit my client’s needs. I have also received training in integrating Christian faith and counseling. I can incorporate this into a session as much or as little as you would want. I am certified to facilitate PREPARE/ENRICH with premarital and married couples. This is a program designed to help strengthen and improve your relationship with your spouse.