Forward Counseling is a group of multi-specialty professionals, dedicated to helping you and your family meet your goals.
We offer a holistic approach to treat depression, mood disorder, anxiety, ocd, adhd, academic issues, trauma, disordered eating, medication and alcohol dependence, sexual issues, social issues and relationship issues.
Our team includes Counselors, a Personal Trainer, an Occupational Therapist, Health Educator and a Physician who work with you to meet your goals. Our team promotes lifestyle changes that lead to health and happiness. Click on a Tag Below to filter the search results and to choose a provider.
Cierra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a graduate of the Master of Social Work program at the University of Memphis. Over the years, her career has focused around providing services to various populations including the aging population, youth, adolescents and families. From her diverse experience, Cierra has discovered her passion for adolescents and young adults. She enjoys spending time with youth, building strong therapeutic relationships to foster an open and honest environment. Family is very important to Cierra and she feels strongly about family engagement throughout the therapeutic process and beyond. Through her career and internships, Cierra has gained experience in the use of several clinical interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, trauma related behaviors, child maltreatment and co-occurring disorders. She believes in individualizing treatment planning to the client’s needs and works with clients age 13-25. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.
CIERRA'S SESSION FEES, INSURANCE INFORMATION, AND AVAILABILITY:
Cierra is in network with Aetna, BC/BS, Cigna, Humana, Magellan, Tricare. Her session fee is $125 for individual and $150 for family sessions and Forward Counseling. Cierra sees clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-8:30 and Saturdays from 9-1pm.
Cierra works out of location 2: 4646 Poplar, Suite 203, Memphis, TN 38117
Anne Marie Schoenherr (pronounced “Shay-ner”) is a Masters Level Marriage and Family Therapist with a Temporary License (#1507) in Tennessee. She is a therapist who has worked with individuals of all ages, couples, divorcing couples, co-parents, and an array of family groups since 2013. She has training in family systems, which informs her work to help clients gain control over their emotions, decrease effects of stress, and improve their family dynamic to create a healthier life. Anne Marie has worked with clients challenged by psychiatric disorders, relationship issues, and difficulty managing stress. Anne Marie particularly enjoys working with teens, parents, couples, and individuals struggling with: anxiety, life transitions, identity conflicts/development, stress management, relationship issues, parenting, and/or family dynamics. She believes in collaborating with clients to achieve health within self and relationships in ways that feel comfortable and authentic to them.
Anne Marie was born and raised in a rural village in Michigan, attended Central Michigan University and completed her graduate program at Purdue University Northwest in Indiana. She has been in Tennessee since November 2015 and now lives on 32 acres with her husband and two dogs, Gunner and Maverick. Anne Marie enjoys spending weekends with family on the Mississippi river, riding her side-by-side, enjoying bonfires, and watching sunsets. She frequently visits loved ones in Michigan, enjoys traveling to scenic areas of the US, canoeing, drinking lattes, playing board games, adventuring with her husband, and catching up on the latest movies or TV shows.
Anne Marie is heavily influenced by Transgenerational theories, Solution Focused Therapy, Structural Therapy, Gottman, and has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Anne Marie has a strong passion for improving couples’ relationships and helping individuals to develop more efficient, compassionate, and authentic styles of communication.
Availability and Fees
Anne Marie works from Forward Counseling Location 2: 4646 Poplar, Suite 203, Memphis, TN 38117:
Monday: 7pm – 9pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4pm – 9pm; Friday: 9am – 6pm; Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Anne Marie is available for individual, couple, and family sessions. Anne Marie is out of network with insurance and offers 45 minute sessions for $65 or couple/family sessions for $85. Couples may also opt for an hour and a half session for $135.
Melodie is a master’s level Social Worker who is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Master Social Worker to fulfill her dream of becoming a Clinical Social Worker.
She holds an undergraduate and graduate degree in Social Work. Through internships, Melodie has gained experience working with trauma, various types of abuse, social skills, relationships, family dynamics, and managing emotional and behavioral problems. She has served a multitude of diverse clientele, such as the homeless, children, the elderly, those suffering with addictions, those with intellectual disabilities, and those suffering from mental illnesses. Melodie has spent the past year at Compass Intervention Center serving traumatized adolescents and their families.
She utilizes Strengths-Based Approach and Holistic Expressive Therapy as well as Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her areas of interest include adolescents and adult trauma therapy, family therapy, and treating emotional and behavioral issues. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, salsa dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
Melodie works out of location 1, 560 Colonial, Suite 201, Memphis, Tn, 38117. her hours are Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. Melodie is currently out of network with insurance providers. her session fee is $65 per session.
Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee. Heather began working in the mental health field starting in 2010 and has a variety of experiences in both the inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and acute care settings through Youth Villages, LaPaloma IOP, and the Exchange Club.
She has a wealth of knowledge working with topics that range from stress management, social skills training, life adjustments, stress management, grief/loss, attachment issues, domestic violence, other mental health struggles, trauma resolution, depression, anger management, anxiety, LGBTQ, behavioral issues and family system strains for clients of all ages.
Heather has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in both individual, family and group settings. She is also working towards becoming nationally certified in TF-CBT. Heather has a strong passion working with teens and adults to assist in trauma resolution and grief/loss.
Heather is a native Memphian who loves to travel and experience new places. She likes to shop for deals, try new recipes, and garden in her free time. Heather enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Tony Gotti.
Heather is in network with BC/BS and Cigna at this time; we are continuing to work on getting in network with other providers. $125 for individual sessions, $150 for family sessions. Heather sees clients on the first and third weekends of the month from 9-5 with limited weeknight appointments available.
Heather works out of location 2: 4646 Poplar, Suite 203, Memphis, TN 38117
Latrina Stewart is a Master Level Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern at Walden University. Through her clinical internship at Forward Counseling, she will practice and gain clinical experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Feedback Informed Treatment, Strength-based Solution-Focused Therapy, and other therapy models. As a Professional Counselor, she would like to provide counseling to individuals, particularly women from marginalized populations by promoting esteem-building, efficiency; productiveness, confidence, effectiveness, and ability, as well as addressing trauma, grief, and loss.
Latrina received her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis in both Sociology and Criminology Criminal Justice. She has over 10 years’ experience working with individuals from all walks of life. She has specialized experience in motivational interviewing, career planning, educational planning, and counseling, as well as life coaching.
LATRINA’S INSURANCE, SESSION FEE, AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
Latrina is out of network with all insurance providers and charges $50 for individual sessions.
Dr. Wanderman has been in practice for 45 years as a Pediatrician, an Adolescent specialist and a Clinical Ecologist. Dr. Wanderman was born in New York City and attended college in New York and Ohio. His philosophy of practice is that there must be a partnership between patient and practitioner with open communication going both ways. This enables the doctor and patient to create optimal wellness and health. He uses conventional medicine as well as several alternative approaches. These include diet, vitamins and supplements, and incorporate other alternative modalities when needed. His concern is your health, and his goals are to keep you off medication when possible, and to teach you how to be and stay healthy. Dr. Wanderman has five children, and in his free time he writes poetry and paints.
DR. WANDERMAN'S INSURANCE INFORMATION, AVAILABILITY AND FEES:
Dr. Wanderman is in network with BC/BS and Aetna and is working to get credentialed with other insurance companies. Initial appointment (up to 60 minutes) with Dr. Wanderman is $200. Follow up appointments are $150 per session (30-45 minutes). He is available for appointments on Tuesdays 9-12, Thursdays 9-12, and Fridays.
Dr. Wanderman works at all locations.
LaTraci Aldridge is a native Memphian with a passion for working with children of all backgrounds. She started her collegiate career at Tennessee State University in 2001 where she was a member of the Tigergem dance team. She transferred to University of Memphis in 2004 and graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology in 2005.
Once she obtained her Bachelors she went on to work in social services as a Teacher Counselor at Youth Villages. From there she worked as a counselor at a juvenile detention center and then a foster care worker. In 2010, she obtained her Masters degree in Counseling with a concentration in School counseling. With her Masters, she began working as a student counselor at Anthem Career College.
LaTraci has been the Family Resource Coordinator at Tennessee Virtual Academy since 2013 and serves as the school's school counselor. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Memphis.
She has been married to Robert Aldridge for 11 years and they have 2 boys, Brandon and Tristan and dog, Charlee.
LaTraci works out of Location 2, 4646 Poplar, Suite 203, Memphis, TN 38117.
LaTraci is out of network with insurance and charges $50 per session. To get scheduled with LaTraci call 901-930-7397.
Melissa is a graduate from the University of Memphis Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program. She is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and is working towards her LPC-MHSP license.
In addition to traditional therapy methods, Melissa emphasizes play and creativity in therapy to work with kids and adults on problems related to anxiety, stress, anger, social skills, and more. She enjoys working with children, families and couples on a variety of life problems, and tailors her approach to each client.
Through internships, Melissa has gained experience working with trauma, domestic violence and sexual abuse, anger management and social skills in a variety of populations. She also has experience with crisis intervention and has helped train an Army Surgical Unit in crisis response. Melissa has an extra-soft spot for military service members and their families.
Melissa spends her free time playing board games with friends,spending time with her family, and playing with her two rescue cats and Husky. She also enjoys camping and hiking and being outdoors.
MELISSA'S SESSION FEES, INSURANCE INFORMATION, AND AVAILABILITY:
$65 for individual and family. Melissa is currently not in network with insurance but we can help you file for out of network benefits. Melissa can accept your Medical or Health Savings Card for session fees. Melissa works Monday 9-5, Tuesday 12-8, Wednesday 12-8, Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-5.
Melissa works out of Location 1: 560 Colonial, Suite 201, Memphis, TN 38117
Valerie McKinney is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Mental Health Care Provider. Valerie is a graduate of the University of Memphis and has 13 years of experience providing counseling to adults.
Valerie uses an eclectic approach in the therapeutic process with an emphasis on developing therapeutic rapport while using Reality Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Valerie has experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief issues, PTSD, forgiveness issues and other life stressors.
VALERIE'S SESSION FEES, INSURANCE INFORMATION, AND AVAILABILITY:
Valerie is in network with Cigna, BC/BS, Humana and Tricare. We are working hard to get her in network with Magellan, BCBS, Medicare and other providers. Individual sessions are $125 each if you choose to self pay.
Valerie sees ADULT CLIENTS Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Valerie is working at Location 2: 4646 Poplar Ave Suite 203, Memphis, TN, 38117.
Esther Flanders is a Master Level Social Worker Intern at Union University. She is an occupational therapist with over two decades of clinical experience with people of all ages. She has training in a companioning model for grief and loss with certification in Death and Grief Studies from the Center for Loss & Life Transitions through the University of Colorado. Esther has been a Memphian for 20+ years. She has a rich multicultural, multiethnic background which has given her unique perspectives, helping her to connect with her clients. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Esther’s interests surround issues related to social justice, race relations, marginalization, social deprivation, minority experiences, disabilities, loss, grief, adjustment, and adaptation to change. A few of her other passions include socializing, traveling, writing, enjoying Starbucks cappuccinos, and of course, her two dogs Fifi and Verdell, which she adores.
Esther is comfortable working in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy and Group Therapy.
• B.Sc (OT), University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town, South Africa, March 1995
• NBCOT, September 1997
• Registered OT and licensed in TN, expiration 2019
• Certificate in Death and Grief Studies, Center for Loss and Life Transition, Fort Collins, Colorado, December 2009
• Stephen Minister at Advent Presbyterian church - February 2008 - December 2012
• Camp Good Grief volunteer with Baptist Memorial - Summer/Fall 2007/2008
Esther is available for individual sessions and works out of all locations. Esther is out of network with insurance and offers sessions for $50. Medical Savings Cards accepted for Esther's services.
Greg graduated from Crichton College with a BA in Psychology and obtained his MA in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Nashville. He is working toward his licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Greg is a husband and father who has worked in the mental health and social services fields with teens and their families for 15 years. Greg’s experiences including working with teens at Wilder Youth Development Center, Memphis Group Home, Child Protective Services, Youth Villages residential treatment, YV Transitional living program. Greg has vast experience obtained through his volunteer work as well including years of service mentoring teens at his local church and facilitating groups for couples with troubled marriages. In his spare time, Greg enjoys being outdoors camping, bicycling, fishing, and hunting. Greg does individual, family and couples counseling.
~Greg is a Gottman Trained Couples Therapist
GREG'S SESSION FEES, INSURANCE INFORMATION, AND AVAILABILITY:
Greg is currently not in network with any insurance companies. His session fee is $65 for any 45-50 minute session including couples, individual or family and Forward Counseling can help you file for our of network benefits. Greg can accept session fee payment with your Medical or Health Savings Card. Greg sees clients on Monday evenings, Thursday evenings and Saturdays from 8-2pm.
Greg works out of Location 1: 560 Colonial, Suite 201, Memphis, TN 38117
Ms. Allie Coughlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She earned her undergraduate in Psychology and her graduate degree both from Mississippi State University. Allie began her counseling career at Golden Triangle Recovery Center where she was an intensive outpatient therapist gaining high levels of experience with treatment for addictions, trauma resolution, depression, ADHD, anxiety, anger management, family dynamics, and domestic violence. Allie has been working with Youth Villages for the last 3 years where she has gained a large variety of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families utilizing approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as other traditional therapy methods. Allie is a Collaborative Problem Solving Practitioner who enjoys being creative within therapy and tailoring sessions to meet the needs of each client. In her free time, Allie loves to travel, paint, and spend time with friends, family, and her dogs. Allie treats children of all ages, adolescents, and adults in a variety of areas including: trauma, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, LGBTQ, anger management, domestic violence, and addiction.
ALLIE'S SESSION FEES, INSURANCE INFORMATION, AND AVAILABILITY:
Allie is in netwotk with Cigna, BC/BS, Humana, and Tricare. Her self pay session fee is $125 for individual and $150 for family sessions. Allie sees clients on evenings and weekends.
Allie works out of location 1: 560 Colonial, Suite 201, Memphis, TN 38117 on evenings and the 2nd and 4th Saturday and Sunday of each month.
Dean Graves has aided people in their personal healing of unwanted conditions through teaching meditation and mindfulness for over fifteen years in the Memphis area. Additionally, Dean has been instructed and practiced a variety of emotional healing methods identified simply as “emotion processing” that expedite the healing process by enhancing concentration and awareness, the same elements that meditation develops, and allows the individual to more quickly experience healing from unwanted conditions. The primary methods used in these healing processes employ a variety of techniques developed by Dr. Zivorad Slavenski, a Serbian psychologist who has researched various techniques from around the world for most of his life and subsequently developed and employed his own techniques which he has used in his personal growth and counseling practice for decades.
Having been instructed by the creator of the process(s) directly and achieved certification as a trainer of these methods, Dean has focused the applications to alleviate traumas and other conditions resulting from unpleasant life events so the client can begin to experience life with joy and happiness. Most traumas and unwanted conditions dissipate quickly, often within the first session and do not return which liberates the client to enjoy life more completely almost immediately. The collection of methods, characterized as a “spiritual technology”, is safe and effective.
Significant success is frequently experienced with such conditions as trauma (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), bi-polar, grief, anxiety, phobias, psychosomatic disorders and many more. Through a dedicated enterprise of emotion processing and a daily mindful meditation practice we learn to heal the past, create a happy present, and enjoy a future full of joy and excited anticipation. Awareness is both the discovery tool and the healing tool and learning to take control of the mind is the means by which we learn to cease creating what we don’t like and begin creating only what we do like.
Dean Practices out of Location 1 (560 Colonial) on Fridays and charges $125 per session. Please call our office 901-930-7397 to get scheduled with Dean.
Kristina Brack teaches yoga at our gym location. She received her Yoga Teacher Training through Midtown Yoga, here in Memphis, Tennessee.
Kristina Teaches Group Yoga on Thursday mornings at 9 am at our midtown Gym location.
Deborah has been a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer since April 2013. Deborah also holds a BSEE and worked in IT for 16 years. In 2008, she was fortunate enough to be able to resign in order to care for her four children and homeschool our special needs daughter. After homeschooling, Deborah chose Personal Training because she has enjoyed fitness and its multitude of benefits in her life. She enjoys guiding and encouraging others to experience personal health and fitness and the resulting life enriching benefits for themselves. Deborah is here to offer individualized health and fitness assessments, meal planning, one on one training, and group training to all clients of Forward Counseling based on your individual goals. Programs are available 2 or 3 days per week. Fill out an online appointment form to schedule an assessment.
Her Qualifications Include:
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
Experience with proper use and operation of fitness equipment TRX experience
DEBORAH'S FEES, INSURANCE INFORMATION AND AVAILABILITY:
Initial assessment and training plan is $150, and $60 per private training session. Deborah is not in network with insurance plans but her services are covered if you qualify for our Intensive Outpatient Program. You can also pay for Deborah's services with Health or Medical Savings Account Card. Deborah is available M-F 8:15-3 and meets with clients at our Midtown Memphis Gym Location.
Allyson Valley is a Master’s Level Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern studying at Capella University. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She currently works with Youth Villages as an Outcome Evaluation Specialist, completing research on the outcomes of their Multi-Systemic Therapy.
During internship, Allyson plans to gain experience in Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Crisis Intervention, and other therapeutic models. Her areas of interest include teens, young adults, and women of diverse backgrounds and marginalized groups.
Allyson enjoys visiting the lake at Shelby Farms, traveling and hanging out with friends, and watching The Office on Netflix
Allyson’s rate is $50 per session and she will be available after October 1, 2018 to offer individual therapy.
Kaelin has joined us while working on her Master’s in Social work with Union University. She currently runs a homeless rehousing program here in Memphis and has worked with youth alcohol and drug addictions, school social work, and individual and family homelessness.
Her areas of interest include adolescent and adult trauma therapy, healthy interpersonal and sexual behaviors, and working specifically with women and femmes of all ages to work through stressors related to femininity and womanhood.
When she gets any spare time, she can either be found hanging out with her pets or out roller skating, as she is an active skater with the Memphis Roller Derby.
KAELIN INSURANCE, SESSION FEE, AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
Kaelin is out of network with all insurance providers and charges $50 for individual sessions.
Kaelin works out of location 1 and 2
Wandra Cosby is a Master Level Social Worker Intern at Union University. Through her internship with Forward Counseling, her goal is to gain clinical experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Group therapy. As a professional Social Worker, she would like to provide counseling to individuals, families, with special interest in working with domestic violence victims and assisting veterans cope with trauma, grief and reintegration back into their communities.
Wandra received her undergraduate degree from the Excelsior College in Liberal Arts with a focus in Sociology. She served in the United States Navy and retired after 26 years of faithful service. She has a diverse background which encompasses military, law enforcement and social work. As a City of Memphis Police Officer, she was certified as a Crisis Intervention Officer. She worked as a Case Manager and Resource Linkage Coordinator for Tennessee Department of Children Services (DCS), Shelby County; performing thorough assessments by conducting face to face visits in the home, school and with service providers. She specializes in working with children and families providing preventive services to ensure forever families, allocating community resources to ensure family unity and linking families with resources in their communities.
Wandra currently works as a Data Analyst for the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Millington, TN; responsible for processing and analyzing data, error research, case and record management of active duty service records for naval personnel. Wandra has hosted and participated in community events geared towards bridging the gap between DCS families, community leaders, service providers and faith-based organizations and participated in In-Home Tennessee Mental Health, Domestic Violence and Intensive In-home Preservation Workgroups. She is currently serving as a Patient Centered Outcome Research Stakeholder; assisting clinicians and healthcare providers in ensuring better healthcare outcomes for cancer patients.
Wandra has two beautiful adult daughters. In her spare time she enjoys reading, shopping, spending time with her family, traveling and serving as an Ordained Elder at Miracle Temple Ministries, Inc.
WANDRA’S INSURANCE, SESSION FEE, AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION:
Wandra is out of network with all insurance providers and charges $50 for individual sessions. She is available for sessions from July 2017-May 2018.
Wandra works out of location 1 and 2
Have you ever experienced flow or that state of operation where you are totally immersed in a feeling of energy, focus, and enjoyment from an activity? We get there by following our values to guide our activities. Jessica approaches counseling and consulting from a values-based perspective, guiding her clients to investigate and solidify their core values and work toward rebuilding their lives, or their company, around these beliefs so they can experience flow.
Jessica has over 10 years experience in counseling, marketing, small business startups and non-profit launches. She has helped people overcome severe childhood trauma, overcome depression and harness the energy of anxiety or anger. She has helped some of those same people go on to launch profitable and fulfilling startups.
If you are looking for business support or consultation, check out her non-profit business incubator:
If you are looking for performance enhancing tools to stimulate your senses, check out her sensory tool store: www.calmblankets.com
If you like art, check out her art project: www.perfectisboring.net
Jessica's insurance, session fee and schedule information:
$125 for individual sessions, $150 for family sessions. $125 per hour for business consulting. Jessica is in network with BC/BS, Optum, Tricare, Humana Military, Military One Cource, Cigna, Aetna and some Humana plans. Jessica sees clients M-F, 9-5PM and leads group therapy in the evenings. Check out our current groups here.
Jessica works out of Location 1: 560 Colonial, Suite 201, Memphis, TN 38117
- $50 Session Fee
- $65 Session Fee
- $85 Session Fee
- Child and Adolescent Therapist
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Practitioner
- Couples Therapy Expert
- Daytime Availability
- Depression Resolution
- Evening and Saturday Appointments
- Expressive Arts Practitioner
- Family Therapy Specialist
- Gottman Trained Couples Therapist
- Grief and Loss Specialist
- In Network with BC/BS
- In Network with Cigna
- In Network with Humana
- In Network with Tricare
- Late Afternoon and Evening Availability
- LGBTQ Informed Therapist
- Mindfulness Based Practioner
- Out of Network Provider
- Over 10 years of Experience
- Play Therapy Provider
- Reality Therapy Practitioner
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) Trained Therapist
- Trauma Resolution Specialist
- Wellness Expert
- Works Weekends
- Young Adult Therapist
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar