Kelli Bachara, MA, LPCC Christian Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Kelli is a licensed professional clinical counselor and obtained a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Kelli has experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Specifically, Kelli feels called to work with teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image issues and spiritual issues.
Kelli uses a variety of counseling techniques including CBT and EMDR. Kelli’s hope is that Jesus uses her as a tool to reach those who are struggling and bring restoration into their lives. Kelli understands that no matter where someone is in life, they are never out of God’s reach and He can heal and transform anyone who surrenders their heart to Him.
Rich Hall, MA
Rich has 22 years experience as a primary counselor in a drug abuse treatment program located in a federal prison. He conducted individual and group therapy for men and women in a culturally diverse environment. In addition to helping others with issues related to substance abuse, Rich feels called to help individuals learn to forgive themselves and others. Rich earned a Masters degree in Human Services Counseling (focus on addiction and recovery) from Liberty University and is also a Certified Elijah House Prayer Counselor. As one who experienced extreme brokenness and God-given restoration in his life, Rich strongly believes anyone, regardless of past or current circumstances, can be healed and made new through the grace of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Jean Wagner, LMFT
Jean Wagner’s life experiences have given her a passion to minister to and support those who are navigating through the complexities of life as they adjust from one season of life to another, both personally and professionally. This passion led her to complete a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and becoming licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist. As a counselor and coach, Jean specializes in premarital, marital, remarriage, and stepfamily dynamics. Jean has worked with couples and families for over 20 years in marriage ministry, both on church staff and as a lay leader. Jean also earned a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University which, in addition to her varied work experience, lends to her ability to consult systemically on special projects. She offers a unique perspective blending her Christian faith, systemic lens, marriage and family therapy training, and teaching experience, along with her ministry experience to coach, counsel, and consult. Jean is trained in DBT (Dialetical Behavior Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Therapy). She utilizes the PREPARE/ENRICH Assessment in her work with couples and Harrison Assessments for those seeking answers about next steps on their career path. Jean also integrates StrengthFinders into her work. Her top five Strengths are: Positivity, Learner, Activator, Responsibility, and Includer. Jean’s hope is that people may be encouraged in their unique journeys to make healthy and God-honoring choices with their personal and professional relationships and goals.
Karissa Neff, MSW LCSW
Christian Licensed Social Worker
Karissa is a licensed clinical social worker who obtained her degree from North Central University and the University of St. Thomas. Karissa spent two years on the mission field with Youth with A Mission Orlando and experienced working with all different types of people during this time. Through this experience, Karissa developed a passion for working with teens and adults experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and spiritual struggles. Karissa uses numerous therapy modalities in her work including Narrative, CBT and Interpersonal therapy. Karissa is also currently being trained by Elijah House to become a prayer counselor. Karissa’s hope is that she can help facilitate an environment that will point her clients to the wonder of who Jesus is. Karissa believes that Jesus has freedom for everyone and that he loves to meet people in times of trouble and show them who he says that they are.
Romalee counsels from a client centered, collaborative and solution focused approach, Romalee combines over 20 years of experience as a Christian counselor/therapist, addiction specialist, life coach, trainer and speaker in both the church and private sector. She uses various skills and methods rooted in biblical principles that are meant to empower you to actively work towards positive change relevant to your life situations. Romalee specializes in alcohol and drug addiction and recovery for both individual and family members, anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, life transitions, and spiritual growth. She provides counseling services to couples, men and women ages 13 and up in both group and individual settings.Romalee has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Life Coach. She is trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – a proven therapeutic method used when processing trauma) and is also a speaker and PREPARE/ENRICH couples inventory provider.
Romalee’s hope is that you will see and experience a new found increase in vision and desire to walk a path of authenticity towards the life you desire; a life of freedom, the life Christ has for you.