David Abbot PPS, CAMS, MS, AC
Masters in Addiction Studies; work with families on communication helping men improve their leadership in the family; Certified Anger Management specialist; Certified Domestic Violence Educator.
State approved to provide court ordered classes on domestic violence treatment program.
Ricky J. Bright CAC I, CAMS, RPS
Relapse Prevention Specialist; specializes in working with defiant teens making bad choices; works with adults in substance abuse recovery; Anger Management specialist; Ricky and his wife, Kendra, also offer marriage counseling to families.
Steve Butler, LPC, MS
Works primarily with adult substance abuse treatment. He has worked as a counselor with the Hall County DUI Accountability Court and the Habersham County Drug Accountability Court programs. He returned to Mustard Seed Counseling after working five years at Laurelwood on the adult detox and crisis stabilization unit. Steve has developed a family intervention program and is interested in helping families dealing with substance abusers.
Janis Calloway NCAC II, CAC II, CCS
Over 20 years in the field of substance abuse and mental health providing assessments, individual/group; clinical supervisor of interns and clinicians to aid in their attaining state and national addiction counselor certifications.
W. Collier Cato, M.div, PPC.
BA, Philosophy and Religion, Piedmont College; M.Div., Pastoral Care and Counseling, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University
Sandra Fricks, MS, LMFT
Working with individual adults, couples, and family counseling. Deals with trauma, grief, and depression.
Brenda Gragg, CAMS
Prime For Life Instructor, Certified Anger Management Specialist. Certified instructor for Getting Ahead While Getting Out and Bridges Out of Poverty. I teach these courses for the courts.
Jeanie Johns BS
BS in psychology and extensive training in psychiatric nursing; 34 years experience as a nurse manager, coordinator, and director of mental health and substance abuse recovery programs in hospitals and correctional facilities in the state of Georgia; extensively trained in aiding in the healing of women from trauma and abuse issues; trained and experienced in couples’ counseling, along with her husband, Michael Johns, to aid in the healing of families.
Michael Johns CAC-II, NCAC-I, CE, TP, Director
Director, Founder, CEO/Clinician
Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Psychology; three years of Graduate Educational Studies in Ministry and Ministry Development; 33 years of training and experience in various forms of substance abuse, treatment and mental health recovery processes; supervised staff in residential medical model programs and intensive outpatient programs; National and state certified addictions counselor, state approved treatment provider and state approved clinical DUI evaluator.
Amber Kingry, LPN, AA, BA
Masters Level Professional Counselor specializing in children ages 5-12 who have adjustment issues related to family and divorce situations. DBT therapy with adolescents who are experiencing anxiety. Also deals with adult women with anxiety and stress issues.
Susie Merritt, APC, MAAC
ASAM Level I
ASAM Level 1, Co-occurring Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Blended Family, & Couples.
Intern for Mustard Seed Counseling
Pastor Peggy Sue Menzel
Ordained minister, CEO of Fire Mountain Ministries, and Volunteer for Blended Families
Peggy Sue Menzel is an Ordained Minister for over 20 years and a Pastoral Counselor. She was the Children’s Church Pastor for seven years. She and her former husband, Les pastored together at Fire Mountain Church and were together for more than 20 years prior to his graduating to heaven in 2015.
She has traveled over seas and to more than half of the United States teaching and breaking strongholds from the lives of thousands that come to receive her teaching.
Robin Whisnant, LPC, TF-CBT, CAMS
Manager of Children & Adolescent Programs
Robin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who dedicates her time working with the children of Northeast Georgia. She specializes in working with children in recovery from trauma, and helps those who struggle with anxiety and divorce. Robin graduated from Brenau University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling. She is nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is passionate about working with children, teens and their families. Play therapy, art therapy, and solution focused therapy helps Robin engage children, teens and their families. These evidence based practices help Robin empower families to identify problems and find solutions. Accepts Medicaid for children.
Marty Wilson CAC
Chaplain, Habersham County Detention Center; educator and counselor within Habersham County Detention Center training in the healing of women with trauma issues; liaison to aid in interconnections with supportive agencies along with the Director and Co-director.
Office Administrator, Grant Writer
Linda Diamond has worked in ministry over 25 years as an office administrator in both New York and Georgia for pastors, evangelists, as well as in a recovery center for women.