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About Lighthouse Counseling

We are a Christian Counseling Center committed to assisting individuals in managing life's challenges. Our team of seasoned psychologists and counselors offers professional and compassionate support to children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals.

 

While our foundational principles are Christian, we maintain an open and inclusive approach, welcoming individuals of all faiths and backgrounds without imposing our beliefs on our clients.

 

Lighthouse Counseling is on most major insurance panels, including United Healthcare, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA, Medicaid, Wellcare, Amerigroup, and Peachstate. Please call us (770-251-5873) to see if your therapist is in-network for your insurance company.

Lighthouse Counseling Newnan Georgia
About Us

Meet the Lighthouse Counseling Team

Our Team
Jennifer Blondeau, LPC
Jennifer Blondeau, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

     Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in many different settings, including residential programs, in-home counseling, and community-based counseling centers. I work with clients addressing various concerns, including depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, trauma, and abuse. I especially enjoy working with children and adolescents that have experienced physical or sexual trauma. I have a passion for helping children heal. I also enjoy working with adults struggling with addiction.


     I am very person-centered in my approach, offering empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change and growth. I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, among others. I love joining my clients to help them gain the tools and knowledge needed to make positive life changes!


     I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2004 and then from Auburn University with a Master’s of Education degree in Community Agency Counseling in 2006. I have received advanced training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Sarah Lyle
Sarah Lyle, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

     Dr. Lyle works with adult clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, and trauma. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University in 2016 and has been a Licensed Psychologist in Georgia since 2018. Dr. Lyle completed her internship at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, where she was trained to provide two gold-standard treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress: Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She has experience working with survivors of multiple types of trauma, including combat-related, sexual assault, traumatic grief/loss, and natural disasters.


   Dr. Lyle’s approach to therapy is individualized and client-centered, integrating theoretical orientations such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Humanistic Psychology. She enjoys working with a diverse group of individual therapy clients—helping those individuals to build on existing strengths and skills.

Sandi Jackson, MA, LPC of Lighthouse Counseling
Sandi Jackson, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

     I am a Colorado native who has just recently moved to Georgia to be closer to my children and grandchildren. My husband and I served in full-time ministry together for over 40 years. I returned to school in 2010, earning a Masters's degree in Clinical Counseling from Denver Seminary. After working for three years at a facility for at-risk youth, I counseled families and youth privately. God placed a calling on my life when I was a youth to help others, especially the vulnerable that may not be able to help themselves. My passion is working with children and adults who have been affected by trauma and abuse. I have a love for animals and frequently involve horses in my counseling. I am a certified Equine Gestalt Coach.

Richard Forde, LPC of Lighthouse Counseling
Richard Forde, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

     I was licensed as a Professional Counselor in 1999 and I’ve worked in private practice with Lighthouse Counseling Center since 2012. Before coming to Lighthouse, I provided counseling ‘on staff’ at several local churches. I work well with adults dealing with complex PTSD, depression and anxiety, as a result of past (relationship) trauma. I work from a ’trauma-informed’ perspective and have quality training in the use of EMDR (Eye-Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing) and other related models of therapy. I earned a graduate degree in counseling from Georgia State University in 1996. I concurrently received a Diploma in Christian Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta. In my free time I enjoy walking, reading and playing my guitar. 

Tom Freeman, PsyD of Lighthouse Counseling
Tom Freeman, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

     I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing in Newnan since 1991. I enjoy working with children, adults, and couples. My philosophy is to help people challenge their fears and move beyond their obstacles. I have a special concern for children and families experiencing a divorce. A significant part of my practice has been helping families deal with this transition. I help divorcing parents develop a parenting plan that addresses the needs of each family member. I also conduct psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery. I earned my clinical psychology degree from Argosy University in 1995. I earned a Certificate in Christian Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute in 1991, where I learned to integrate psychology and Christianity. As a University of Georgia graduate, I am a big Georgia Bulldog fan.

Monica Bell-Callahan, MA, LPC, NCC of Lighthouse Counseling
Monica Bell-Callahan, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

     I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is a National Certified Counselor. It's my mission to be a vessel for God in helping hurting people. I have a Masters's Degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University in 2010 and a Bachelor's degree in Business from Tiffin University in 1994. I enjoy working with individual adults dealing with Bipolar Disorder and other mood disorders, family issues, anxiety, depression, childhood traumas, PTSD, grief, and women's issues. It is my pleasure to assist clients in learning how to live their best life while liberating themselves from the issues/challenges of life.

Kim Alford, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
Kim Alford, M.Ed, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

     Lighthouse Counseling Center, PC offers Speech Therapy for adults! Kim Alford, M.Ed, CCC-SLP accepts Adult Patients! She is skilled in treating adults with apraxia, swallowing, aphasia, and voice disorders! Kim also accepts Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United HealthCare. Her sessions are conducted in-person! Call today for more information!

FAQ
  • What is "Christian Based" counseling?"
    Christian based counseling integrates our Christian faith with psychological principles to address common problems of everyday living. The psychological approaches we use respect the teachings of the Bible. We respect the religious beliefs of our clients and do not impose our beliefs on our clients.
  • What is considered 24-hour notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment?
    24 hours is determined by your appointment time. (If your appointment is at 9:00 am on Tuesday, it needs to be cancelled by 9:00 am on Monday.) Monday appointments should be cancelled on Friday before 12:00 noon with the office staff. In the case of a holiday, one business day prior to the holiday closing is required for all appointments scheduled on the day following the holiday.
  • Why does LHCC charge for late cancellations and missed appointments?
    Your session date and time are requested by you. Your therapist has set aside that time for you and you only. A client who needs to be seen missed an opportunity to be seen if you don’t cancel. Your therapist will need to know the reason for the late cancellation or missed appointment in order to determine possible fees.
  • What is required to schedule an initial appointment?
    You will need to have your health insurance card available when you call. For clients under the age of 18, the parent or legal guardian will be required to schedule and attend the initial appointment. Clients over the age of 18 are required to speak with the office staff to schedule their appointment.
  • Who needs to attend the initial appointment for a client under the age of 18?
    A parent or legal guardian should attend the session.
  • What paperwork and information is required at the initial visit?
    Age appropriate paperwork (You can download all age appropriate forms from our website and sign at the office) Valid Driver’s License or Picture ID of client and/or parent or legal guardian Valid Proof of Insurance Guardianship papers (if applicable) Co-Payment or Deductible Names and contact information of all contacts you may need your therapist to have authorization for communication or records School or Dr. reports related to your visit Plan to be 30 minutes early for your appointment time. All paperwork is required to be completed before your session starts.
  • What is considered legal age for clients?
    18 years of age.
  • What if I’m a parent of a “legal age” client and carry the insurance coverage but my child hasn’t signed a release of information for me?
    Then no information would be provided to you. However, that is very rare.
  • What if we are in couple counseling and have to late cancel because one of us can not keep the appointment?
    Generally, one member of the couple should plan to attend the session to avoid charges. Reasons for a late cancellation or missed appointment are reviewed by your therapist to determine any late cancellation fees.
  • Why did I not receive a confirmation call from your office?
    Confirmation calls are attempted as a courtesy to our clients, time permitting, to a single phone number given by you. In the case of an emergency, we will attempt to reach a client at all approved numbers on file. Please keep our office updated on any changes in contact information.
  • How many sessions are required for treatment and how long are the sessions?
    Most sessions are 45-50 minutes and are scheduled weekly. The length of treatment is determined by you and your therapist based on your individual needs.
  • Are there fees for a subpoena or court order?
    Yes. These fees are due upon request by your therapist. Please speak with your therapist regarding pending legal actions that may require his/her professional services.
  • Is there a Psychiatrist on staff at Lighthouse Counseling Center?
    No. Our therapist are Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Psychologists. Our staff can not prescribe medications. Medications should be managed by your primary care physician or a psychiatrist. We will be glad to refer you to a psychiatrist.
  • How can I learn about my outpatient behavioral health benefits from my insurance carrier?
    Call the number on your card for Mental Nervous / Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. Request information for outpatient behavioral health benefits. Ask about authorizations, co-payments, and deductibles. You may request a list of all therapists under our EIN # 58-2536074.
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