Beverly J. Oxley, Ph.D., RPT-S, Executive Director of Wellsprings is a Georgia Licensed Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor who has worked with children, adolescents, and families since 1970. Previous experience includes 16 years as a special education teacher specializing in learning and behavioral disorders, 17 years as a school psychologist, and 10 years as an associate professor of education and psychology at Emmanuel College. In 2003, she opened Wellsprings which has become a thriving counseling center serving several counties in northeast Georgia. Her primary work is with children, adolescents, women, and families.
Dr. Oxley holds memberships in the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA), Association for Play Therapy (APT), and Georgia Association for Play Therapy (GAPT). Over the years, she has led numerous short-term mission trips and currently, she is doing training in Ukraine and Kenya. If you want to see her eyes light up, ask about her grandchildren (two of her own and many other “adopted” ones).
Liz Gilchrest, M.A., LCSW, Clinical Director is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Liz graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Master’s degree in Social Work and works with children, adolescents, and families with a wide range of clinical concerns. She specializes in working with adolescents and young adults struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, life adjustment, grief, PTSD, self-harm, and the aftermath of childhood trauma. Liz incorporates art therapy and sand tray therapy, along with other creative means of expression, into her therapeutic work as clients process issues that are difficult to process using words alone. Liz utilizes a wholistic therapeutic approach, incorporating mind, body, and spirit. Her passion is to facilitate change for clients through gaining both self-awareness and healthy coping strategies to respond to past and present stressors. Liz’s work with children and adolescents focuses on parenting strategies designed to build and grow the child/caretaker relationship. In her spare time, Liz enjoys gardening, hiking, art, and spending time with her family.
Harold Rhoades, Ph.D., LP is a Georgia Licensed Psychologist with more than 30 years clinical experience specializing in couples, marriage, families, and adults. He has extensive experience with personality disorders, dissociative identity disorder, mood disorders, spiritual direction, and adjustment issues. He is the director of Healing Springs Retreat Ministry, a retreat house for couples, marriage enrichment, individuals, families, and ministers needing time for rest, reflection, and restoration. In addition to many insurance panels, he is a Medicare provider. Dr. Rhoades adjuncts at Emmanuel College.
Tammy Arnold, MA, LPC is a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor. She is certified as a Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional. She works primarily with women, teens, and children presenting with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, ODD, and autism. Her past experience includes in-home and outpatient clinical work with children ages 5-12, specializing in those on the Autism Spectrum. Tammy’s passion is to meet people where they are, work to help them recognize their strengths, teach new ways to cope while providing support and encouragement as they work to reach their goals.
Tina Hart, M.Ed., LPC, NCC is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor. Tina graduated from Clemson University in 2010 and has worked with children, adolescents, parents, and couples in various settings for over 30 years. Her expertise as a former teacher in the classroom, as well as former Middle School Counselor at Franklin County Middle School, and therapist at Wellsprings gives Tina a diverse background to help children, adolescents, teens, and parents navigate life and school issues that may arise such as anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem issues, adjustment issues and trauma. She also works with young to senior adults who may be experiencing similar issues.
In her spare time, Tina enjoys playing the guitar/keyboard/singing, tennis, and spending time with her family.
Rebecca Stinson, M.A.M.F.C, Ed.S, LPC is a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Educational Specialist degree in Professional School Counseling from the University of Georgia (2010), her Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2005), and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgia College & State University (2003). While in Louisiana, she completed her internship at Family Services of New Orleans and worked on the trauma ward at River Oaks Hospital. Since returning to Georgia, she has worked for 12 years in multiple settings like adult mental health and school counseling. She serves teenagers ages 14+ , adults, and couples; helping navigate life changes, develop mindfulness, create emotional regulation, increase distress tolerance, build communication skills, and improve interpersonal relationships. Her therapeutic techniques vary as she incorporates things like cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and dialectical behavioral. She works with presenting issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, and marital conflict. Rebecca sees clients in our main office and at our Watkinsville branch which opened in August 2022.
Laura Huddleston, M.A., LPC, NCC, ACS is a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor, with over 25 years of experience counseling children, teens, and their families. Since moving to Georgia in 2019, Laura has expanded her practice to include working with adults, particularly around trauma. Laura’s previous experiences include working as a school-based therapist, as a clinic-based therapist in community mental health centers, in group home settings, in a multidisciplinary group practice, as a college psychology instructor, and as a manager of clinic and community-based services at a community mental health center in Tennessee. She enjoys using play therapy techniques to work with children who struggle with anxiety in its many forms, OCD, ADHD, depression, and trauma, and she works closely with caregivers using a systemic approach. Laura also enjoys working with adults, particularly with women who struggle with life adjustments, depression, anxiety, OCD, and trauma exposure of all kinds. She has completed EMDR Levels 1 and 2 and is qualified to utilize EMDR as a treatment modality with males and females of any age. In addition to her work as a therapist, Laura values her role as a clinical supervisor. She is qualified to offer LPC supervision in Georgia and Tennessee with the Approved Clinical Supervisor credential and is currently enjoying supervising future licensed professional counselors!
When she is not engaging in therapy or supervision, you can find Laura outdoors! She enjoys gardening, hiking, and kayaking. Laura loves to spend time with her husband and adult sons, and she makes time to read and listen to podcasts.
Daniel Harrison MA, APC is a Georgia Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC). He earned his undergraduate degree of psychology at Emmanuel University in Franklin Springs, Georgia and his Master’s Degree of Clinical Counseling from Webster University in Greenville, South Carolina. While in South Carolina, he worked six and a half years in a psychiatric hospital treating adult patients with various diagnoses including personality disorders and substance abuse. He helped patients develop skills of emotion regulation, distress tolerance, radical acceptance, and stress management to stabilize their mental health. At Wellsprings, Daniel works with a variety of presenting issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and marital conflict. He is particularly interested in helping clients develop communication skills and conflict resolution. He works primarily with older teens and adults.
Dorothy Brock, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and an associate college professor in the counseling psychology department at Toccoa Falls College. She received her Ph.D. and master’s degree in counseling from Georgia State University. She has experience working in psychiatric hospitals, private practice settings, and church and college counseling centers. She has worked primarily with adults and adolescents across a spectrum of disorders. She has done psychological testing and individual and family therapy. Dr. Brock has specialties in Christian counseling and in health psychology. Her goal is to integrate the spiritual and physiological dimensions with the psychological, to better serve the whole person. Dorothy Brock has a love for people and is known for her compassion and kindness. Ultimately, her heart is to bring healing to the hurting.
Amber Maxwell, M.A., LAPC is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. After earning her Bachelor’s in education in 2010, Amber spent 12 years working with adolescents in international boarding schools in South East Asia and West Africa. She completed her Master’s in Counseling through Crown College. Amber enjoys using a combination of play therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strengths-based approaches to help clients navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and emotional regulation difficulties. Amber has completed levels 1 and 2 of EMDR which qualifies her to integrate this method with a variety of client concerns.
Stephanie Harrison, MA, LPC, ADC is a Licensed Professional Counselor (licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina) and a certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Stephanie graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Emmanuel University and her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Webster University. Since 2015, she has worked in a non-profit behavioral health agency with substance use disorders as they strive to recover from addictions. Stephanie primarily serves teenagers 16+, adults, and couples. She treats various disorders including anxiety, depression, anger management, substance use disorders, trauma, grief, and ADHD. Her therapeutic techniques vary by client but often incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused, motivational interviewing, person-centered, and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT).