Meet Our Team


Josh Thompson


Joshua Thompson is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. He is originally from Ohio and is the son of a career soldier. Josh is trained in three evidence-based modalities for trauma. He received his Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Josh spent 10 years active-duty Army and has 3 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.


Leslie Bratton

Intern, Master Level Student 

Leslie is a MFT intern at Care Counseling. She graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in Psychology/Life Coaching. She works with children and adults that are experiencing grief, adjustment disorders, and ADHD while her primary focus is couples and family therapy. Leslie also has experience coaching individuals and couples in intimacy and relationship goals.
"An individual's mental health impacts many aspects of their life and those that are connected to them. It is paramount to address our mental health needs as our lives are always changing. Comfort comes easier when we know help is always available."
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Ashley Pittman


Under the supervision of Dr. Cates, LPC-S

Ashley is an Associate Licensed Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University in 2015. She went on to further her studies of leadership in the counseling field at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and earned an Education Specialist degree in 2018.

During her studies, Ashley focused her research on topics such as critical-feminist counseling, marital satisfaction, maternal desire, and interprofessional collaboration. Ashley has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including outpatient, therapeutic day treatment, and rehabilitative day treatment programs. She enjoys working with diverse people across the lifespan and believes that her clients are her greatest teachers.

Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in Studio Art from Birmingham-Southern College and enjoys incorporating creativity, art, and writing into her sessions to assist clients in thinking about themselves and the world in a new way. Ashley has been trained in Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, a modality that assists in bridging gaps within parents’ relationships with their children while assisting them in providing healthy commands.

Ashley is from Enterprise, Alabama and is overjoyed to raise her son in her hometown. She has also traveled and lived in several states across the country. She enjoys gardening, painting, hiking, playing piano, and spending time with her family and friends.

Shay Jackson LPC

Shay Jackson


Bio coming soon.


Leah Thompson LPC

Leah Thompson


Leah Thompson LPC, (formerly Everett) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling and Psychology. She has 11 years of experience working in the mental health field, including some significant time in the substance abuse counseling sector.

She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and has years of experience in trauma and PTSD work. Leah enjoys using brain science in relation to mental health to create a better understanding of the challenges individuals face when it comes to feelings and behavior. Leah also likes to incorporate information regarding vitamins and supplements to aid in mental health care for those wanting an alternative to traditional medication or in conjunction with traditional medication. Leah is currently working on a course in Nutritional and Integrative Medicine to achieve certification as CIMHP, Certified Integrated Mental Health Professional.

Leah has lived in Alabama all her life. Additionally, she and her husband are raising their children in her hometown. Leah has a strong connection to family and an understanding of the importance of a solid support system.

Her attention in practice is focused on depression, anxiety, trauma, family dynamics, relationship issues and self-esteem. She has worked to develop a repertoire of therapeutic skills through the use of Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

When asked why she became a therapist, she explains, "I'm a therapist because I have learned that a vast amount of people feel isolated, overlooked, exhausted, worthless, sad, anxious and fearful. They need a person to listen to them. They need someone to explain to them they have value. They need skills to help them adjust their sadness and fear to joy and courage. I am a therapist because when I see people fight their battles in that way and I want to reach out and help. I can encourage. I can listen. I can be that support. I can teach them how to navigate life with a little more contentment and a little more joy."

Jennifer Warren


"Children inherit the qualities of their parents, no less than their physical features. The environment does play an important part, but the original capital on which a child starts in life is inherited from its ancestors. I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul." - Mahatma Gandhi

I believe that everyone has the ability to change their path. We all have scars; we all have a past. It is through love, understanding, and perseverance that we become more. Life led me to help others and allow them an outlet. I am passionate, honest, and at times brutally forward. I do not practice therapy in a cookie-cutter fashion and I believe this allows me to assist others differently. My modality is not better or worse than others. I am not here to force beliefs upon anyone. I am here to help you down the path you chose.

I have a BS in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. I have an MS in clinical mental health counseling. I am also completing an MS in social sciences. I do not believe psychology is a soft science. The brain and its development are so intricate, how could that be soft?

George Storey


George Storey is a Licensed Professional Counselor with several years of experience in the social services, nonprofit, and mental health fields. His experience prior experience includes directing a youth program, counseling substance abusers, assisting foster children in transitioning to adoptive homes, and directing a program to assist students in obtaining their GEDs.

George, originally from Huntsville, Alabama, graduated from Huntsville High School and earned his Bachelor's of Psychology before returning to complete his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Troy U niversity.

George's counseling approach is to empower clients to make the best choices for their lives. He has extensive training in trauma-informed care and experience treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, and LGBTQ+ issues.

When not working with clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, playing guitar, reading, and gaming.


Dr. Amanda Lewis


Amanda Lewis is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor. She earned her doctorate in Counseling and Psychological Studies from Regent Uniersity in 2024 and her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2012. She is a mother of two and an Enterprise native who moved back to the area after her husband retired from the Army. In addition to her private practice experience, Amanda has experience working in a residential setting with adolescents, in an intensive in-home setting with foster children, in a school as a counselor for military children, and on a ranch in private practice. She enjoys helping people of all ages develop insight, learn skills, and navigate their relationships using a variety of modalities to assist them in improving their lives.


Melissa Neal


Under the supervision of Amanda Lewis, LICSW-S (License # 4484C-S)

Melissa is a California native, an army veteran, and military spouse. After getting off of active duty, she decided to go back to school and get an undergraduate degree from University of Maryland.

Melissa holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. After taking time off to be with her family and her children, she attended graduate school at Boston University for a degree in Social Work. Melissa is currently a licensed Master level Social Worker and is currently completing her hours for her independent license under the supervision of Amanda Lewis, LICSW-S.

Melissa is the mother to three rambunctious boys, and in her off time she enjoys baking and feeding people. Melissa loves to work with young children and teens to assist in identifying themselves and learning how to handle confrontation and anxiety. She loves to work with individuals who are motivated and excited to identify and achieve their goals.

Once her supervision hours are completed, Melissa would like to continue working with adolescents as well as to continue her education to specialize in trauma.


Jessyca Coleman


Jessyca (Jes) Coleman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker holding designations as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Therapist for Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors, and a Nationally Certified Practitioner in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

In her years of education and experience in helping fields, Jes has worked with adults; adolescents and children; couples; families; and groups. Her practice begins with a trauma and attachment informed lens and includes methods designed to assist with depression and anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and adjustment difficulties. Her additional areas of specialization and research interest are in obsessive-compulsive disorders, religious trauma, and sexual issues - including problematic sexual behaviors and addiction, sexual dysfunction, infidelity and partner betrayal, and sex trauma.

Jes says that stepping into a therapist’s office is one of the bravest things that someone can do and she appreciates and respects the vulnerability that comes with seeking assistance. She is passionate about helping people find their peace, discover their self-worth, and improve their relationships. Her aim is to work alongside her clients as they explore problems and discover solutions that cultivate hope and bring about positive change.

“The last of human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” --- Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Kourtney Harrell, Master Level Intern

Kourtney Harrell

Intern, Master Level Student

Kourtney is an intern at Care Counseling. She graduated from Spring Hill College with a B.S. in Health Science in 2016. Kourtney has several years of experience working with children and adults in a group home with physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities and a psychiatric unit in a hospital. Kourtney uses a holistic and integrative approach to therapy and enjoys working with people of all ages.
Kourtney loves spending time with her younger siblings. She loves traveling, reading, hiking, and listening to music in her free time. Kourtney has traveled to France (2x), Belize (2x), Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, and Costa Rica. This summer, she is traveling to Argentina and Uruguay.

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