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Branches Counseling Center adds four to staff

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Quality mental health care with a biblical foundation has gotten easier to access in Middle Tennessee with the addition of four new counselors to the staff of Branches Counseling Center in Murfreesboro, bringing the total number of counselors to 10.

Mike Courtney, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the eight-year old non-profit and faith based counseling center, announced the addition of three local counselors and one in the Lebanon/Mt. Juliet area. The four new counselors: Daniel Crosby, LCP-MHSP; Tammy Johnston, M.S.; Cindy Hornbaker, M.A.; and Ashley Sharpe, M.A.

Crosby, a licensed professional counselor with an M.A. in counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University, B.A. in Bible & Ministry from Lipscomb University specializes in helping people work through depression, anxiety, struggles in adolescence, marital conflicts, codependency, divorce adjustment, and issues of faith.

Johnston holds a Master of Science degree in counseling from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is with the Branches’ partner, The Bridge Fellowship, in Lebanon where she counsels clients of all ages with a wide variety of presenting issues. Her focus is primarily on marriage and family counseling, as well as helping individuals with depression, anxiety, and phase of life difficulties.

Hornbaker holds an M.A. degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

“I am honored that God has placed me in a ministry that allows me to use my talents and passions to help others grow in their journey of life,” said Hornbaker.

Hornbaker is working toward licensure to be a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Special Practitioner specification. Cindy works with individuals of all ages, as well as, couples and families. She is passionate helping others who are struggling with topics such as anxiety, depression, teenage struggles, women’s issues and infertility within couples.

Sharpe earned her Master’s of Arts degree in Christian counseling from Oral Roberts University in 2010. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma and is pursuing an equivalent license in the state of Tennessee.

She has worked as a counselor in private practice with an emphasis on marriage and pre-marriage counseling. She has also worked at a variety of community mental health agencies focusing on children and adolescents, especially those in foster care with severe trauma and behavior issues.

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