Richard Forde, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Richard Forde is a Masters level, Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. Mr. Forde specializes in working with adult individuals who are dealing with Emotional, Relational and Spiritual issues. These “issues” may include: Depression, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Sexual Addiction, and Challenging Life Transitions. Mr. Forde grew up in South Africa and after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (1989), he went to Dallas Texas to attend Bible school at Christ for the Nations Institute (1991). Mr. Forde graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters Degree in Counseling (1996). He also attended Richmont Graduate University and received a Diploma in Christian Counseling concurrently (1996). Upon graduation, Mr. Forde worked as a counselor for an inpatient psychiatric hospital program (Rapha) for five years. During this time he was licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. He has worked in private practice and church settings providing counseling services since 2000.
Tom Freeman, Psy.D.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that 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.
Sarah Lyle, Ph.D.
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.
D'Netra Smith, Ph.D., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
D’Netra is a Licensed Professional Counselor that is very passionate about advocating for those desiring help to overcome the barriers in their life – welcoming new opportunities and challenges presented. D’Netra began her counseling experience working with local domestic violence shelters and has a continued special interest in focusing on women issues and providing therapy to individuals who have experienced domestic abuse. D’Netra’s experience has developed in working with sexual offenders, domestic abuse clients, homeless individuals, as well as clients dealing with addiction and psychosis. She most recently participated in a Morehouse/Satcher program providing research to clients experiencing depression/anxiety along with high blood pressure and diabetes – assisting them with strategies to improve their overall outcome.
D’Netra is experienced in working with children, adults, and families. She likes working with families that are going through life transitions such as divorce. D’Netra Smith, MEd, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia, since 2009. D’Netra received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology with a minor in Psychology from Georgia State University. She went on to receive her Master’s degree from the University of West Georgia in Professional Community Counseling. D'Netra recently earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University. D’Netra Smith has resided in Newnan, GA for 12 years with her husband and three sons. Her children keep her on the go.
Sandy Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Sandy Wilson is a Licensed Psychologist as well as a Certified School Psychologist and has been in practice since the year 2000. She earned her Bachelors's degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and her Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After working 14 years for the Carroll County School System she joined the private practice at Lighthouse. Her areas of expertise include working with children of all ages and their parents/guardians on issues such as behavioral concerns, adjustment, anger, fearfulness/anxiety, sadness/depression, ADHD, learning problems, as well as Autism/Asperger’s, and identifying parenting strategies that work. Helping children learn emotional skills for life and giving families tools to achieve more peace and calm at home is the focus of her practice. If you are concerned about your child, contact Dr. Wilson for a consultation today.
Kim Alford, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
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 by Telehealth! Call today for more information!