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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Hockaday is a certified Master’s level Addiction Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. She has been working in the addictions field since 2010. Rebecca specializes in Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling and Evaluations. For the majority of her career, she has worked in women’s residential treatment as a counselor, Program Director, and Clinical Director. No matter the capacity she is working in, her greatest joy is ministering God’s love to the broken-hearted.
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
Robin Hall BA, MDiv
Robin is an ordained Pastoral Care Provider with a Masters degree in Pastoral Counseling. Robin is working with Marriage/Pre-Marital, Family, Teens, Grief, Anxiety, Suicide Prevention, Children 10+, and Low Self-Esteem.
Marty Wilson, APC, CADC II
Marty completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and earned her Master’s in Professional Counseling. She earned her certification as an addictions counselor. Marty helps her adult and adolescent clients with various types of mental health and addictions issues. She also serves as an adjunct professor for Truett McConnell University, teaching psychology and addictions courses.
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.