Karen D. Banks (she/her), M.Ed., LPC - Supervisor
Owner and Counselor
What is your truth? My goal with our sessions is to help you walk in your truth. I work hard to treat people as a whole person, not a diagnosis or someone limited by the problems they are experiencing. We collaborate on your treatment so that you discover who you are and find ways that work for you to walk in your truth. I am passionate about mental wellness and helping individuals and communities thrive. Your therapy is custom to you and might include conversations about coping skills, your support system, personal goals, or incorporating natural health into your life.
I primarily see adults and couples for therapy using a holistic and cognitive behavioral approach. I have completed levels 1, 2, and 3 in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as Treating Affairs & Trauma and Couples & Addiction Recovery. I am in training toward my Sex Therapy Certification through Sexual Health Alliance. My clients want to work on reducing stress, anxiety, depression, sexual concerns, relationship and communication problems, racial/cultural concerns, and improve all facets of their lives. I also offer wellness coaching to clients around the globe to work on self-improvement, business growth, getting out of their own way, and developing a positive mindset.
In my "spare time", I enjoy nature, public speaking, education, activism, yoga, and growing Trinity Wellness to serve the community!
Loren N. Barnes (she/her), M.Ed., PLPC
Counselor in Training
It's complicated to fit into our often-problematic society in a way that you feel good about. It's even more complicated to do so while still advocating for yourself and meeting your own needs. This can cause a lot of anxiety, and even feelings of depression. You might be feeling like you need to learn more about yourself so that you can be more confident about what you're offering a potential job, career, friend, or even romantic partner. This can feel especially true if you happen to be experiencing a time of transition in your life. Let's figure out how to navigate the world in a way that makes sense for YOU.
I especially love working with young adults. Our generation is passionate, caring, and creative. Often, the world we're asked to conform to is none of those things. Figuring out how to honor yourself and your values while building an abundant life is emotionally, spiritually, and mentally challenging--especially for those of us finding our own, unique paths.
I can help you fully inhabit yourself. I am attentive and attuned to my clients in a way that inspires introspection and fosters multifaceted growth. I strive to see and understand not only who my clients are now, but who they have been, and also who they are in the process of becoming. If you're intrigued, go ahead and call me for a free phone consultation.
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Ruth Banks (she/her), M.A., Ed.D.
Office Momager & Education Support Specialist
Full disclosure, I am the owner’s mother, therefore affectionately known as the ‘Office Momager’. With that being said, I serve to support not only my daughter as she strives to help others, but also be a support for the other counselors in the office and serve our clients. Please look for me to support you with accessing the office and our website.
I have over forty years in the field of education from serving as a classroom teacher (grades 1-5), reading specialist, elementary principal, coordinator of federal programs, and director of curriculum and staff development. I am currently serving as an adjunct professor continuing to train teachers. I would be happy to help you navigate the school system and be your advocate when attending school meetings. You can look to Trinity Wellness to fulfill all of your mental, physical, and emotional needs.
Brittany O'Bryant (she/her), M.A.
Counselor in Training & Case Manager
Throughout the years, I have witnessed so many clients going through daily life traumas and daily life stressors without having anyone to talk to. Whether clients are facing challenges that deal with relationships issues, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression or even issues with academic planning I want my clients to know that there is help for their specific issues.
I am passionate about helping and providing clients with an integrative tailored approached to each individual’s needs that I provide counseling and support. I truly believe that counseling is the avenue for bringing peace, happiness, and safety to clients through various integrative approaches such as Reality Choice Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy.
I have openings to work with children of all ages.
Erica Blanks Spraggins (she/her), M.A., M.S.
Counselor in Training
As a blossoming Professional Counselor, I understand the importance of working towards wellness - physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Tough seasons are bound to come whether we'd like them to or not, but the focus can't solely be on the effects of the storm, but in recognizing the inner strength you possess to carry yourself through it. In time, this is something I have grown to better understand in my field of work as well as my own life. My approach is to help you realize what you truly possess inside.
I have predominately worked with teens and young adults facing anxiety, depression, trauma, displacement/homelessness, and other young adult concerns. Additionally, I am a full-time high school counselor, where I see a number of these concerns and more on a daily basis. Always remember, that your story can be whatever you choose it to be. Your circumstances do not define who you are or what you will become. I would be excited and honored to join you on this journey towards a new day and a brighter perspective.
Deanna D. Granger (she/her), M.Ed., Ph.D. Candidate
Typically, we wear a lot of hats and life “tries” to deter us from making time for self-care. However, YOU are important. So, give yourself permission to put YOU at the top of your to-do list. Self-care is not selfish, it is essential….YOU are essential. My goal is to support my clients holistically…..mentally, spiritually, socially, and physically. My patients are actively involved in their treatment plan that is tailored to their unique selves. I see clients for individual, couples, and family therapy. I specialized in working with moms and dads through their prenatal healthcare experience. I support my clients with concerns around depression, anxiety, stress, and health management. For the record, you do not need to have a specific concern in your life to see a therapist. I believe it is important to be proactive about your mental health and having periodic checks with a therapist is encouraged. “Give your friends a break and get you a therapist.”