Cathy Jo Turner, LPCC-S, NCC, RPT earned a BS in Biology in 1991 from Northern Kentucky Univeristy and a MA in School Counseling in 2008 from Morehead State University. Cathy also earned her License as a Professional Counselor in 2012 after taking more post-Masters classes at Eastern Kentucky University. Cathy was a teacher and school counselor for 7 years and a stay-at-home mom for 14 years. The common thread between teaching, parenting and counseling is the opportunity to be involved in developing people, helping them to gain knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Cathy loves the chance to work with children, teenagers and adults who desire to make changes in their thoughts and behaviors.
Cathy has been a therapist for the past 13 years, providing individual and family in-home services to children and adolescents with KVC Behavioral Healthcare and outpatient services at NewSong Counseling Center. Cathy specializes in treating individuals and families who have experienced trauma, She is a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist. Cathy has used EMDR with clients ranging in age from 5-60.
Cathy is also a registered play therapist. Cathy believes that play is the language of children. At NewSong Counseling Center, Cathy uses therapeutic play to help children tell their stories and recover from negative experiences and interactions that could have long-lasting effects on the child’s beliefs of self and the world. She believes that play is a natural process that builds trust, fosters learning, regulates emotions, reduces anxieties, encourages communication, and elevates self-esteem.
Cathy and her husband, Todd, have 3 children who are adults. The family has lived in Mount Sterling, KY since 1992. She is the founder of NewSong Counseling Center and serves as the President of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director of the center.
Cathy may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lissa Orme, LSCW, LCADC is a native of Mt Sterling, KY and is excited to join an existing counseling service providing affordable professional counseling services to this area. Lissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Centre College in 1994 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She has been practicing in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field since 1998.
Lissa is qualified to provide counseling services for individuals, couples, and families and has extensive experience treating those with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorder. As a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, she can help those experiencing problems with alcohol and substance use, abuse and addiction.
Lissa has a variety of experience in different settings, including community based services, impatient psychiatric and chemical dependency, adult residential, intensive case management and pre-treatment, hospital, and outpatient services. In these settings, she has treated individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and relationship issues. Lissa uses evidenced-based practices and treatment modalities, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She continues to grow in her clinical education and training while completing required licensure trainings to maintain her ability to practice in the State of Kentucky.
Lissa believes that we already possess in ourselves all that we need to resolve our concerns. The joy of counseling is opening this reality to others, meeting them where they are, and working with them to establish healthy goals to become the best version of themselves possible.
Lissa may be contacted at email@example.com
Rick Mattox, LMFT earned BS and MA in Education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1981. After serving as a teacher and administrator for twenty-nine years, Rick earned a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2013. He has practiced as a therapist for four years.
As a Marriage Family Therapist, not only does Rick provide couple’s therapy but enjoys working with parents in helping improve parenting skills along with those clients struggling with anger control issues. Rick specifically wants to work with men, helping them develop skills needed to be successful in a very difficult and challenging world. Rick uses practical Cognitive Behavioral approaches as well as Solution Focused strategies in helping clients deal with their real-life struggles.
Rick and his wife Rhonda have lived in Mt. Sterling since 1987. They have four grown children.
Rick may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorita Snowden, CSW, T-CADC
I have been in the field of Social Work since 2006. I currently hold a CSW, and I have a Master's in Social Work through the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Social Worker through Morehead State. I also currently hold a TCADC for Drug and Alcohol Counseling.
I enjoy working with a variety of ages. I have worked with toddlers up to elders. For the last five years, I have worked with individuals with substance abuse disorders. I have facilitated groups for Intensive Outpatient Program, Parenting Skills, and Play therapy Skills.
I have worked in many fields during my social work career, and I love to help others that are in need or crisis. I feel each person, whether they are in active addiction, trauma survivor or child of maltreatment, needs a person whom they trust and will support them with no judgement. There is such a huge stigma amongst mental health and Substance abuse many people do not seek treatment for fear of being judged. If I can be that one person in someone’s life, young or old, where they can come and obtain skills to help them in recovery then I want to be that person. I love my family and they are very important to me. My hobbies are being outside, on the lake fishing with my husband, and spending time at my home with my dogs.
I like to help others by teaching new ways to change negative thinking into positive ones and how to implement new coping skills when in crisis. My life philosophy is to help and treat others as you would want to be treated. As it states in GALATIANS 6:2 "Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ." No one does anything alone. You can help friends and family get through life's big and small obstacles, and they will do the same for you. Sometimes a person just needs someone to listen. I have always been the person who has reached out to help others in need and this passion has led me to my job.
Lorita may be contacted at email@example.com
Mike Hetrick, LPCC earned a BS from Tennessee Temple University in 2014 and a MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2018. He interned as a therapist with Sunrise Children’s Services for 1 year in 2018 and following that he has practiced as a therapist for five years.
As a therapist, Mike loves to help people identify the roots of what causes them stress or distress or what keeps them from enjoying a rich and full life. He has treated children and adults with depression, anxiety, complicated bereavement, trauma, relationship issues, and those with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Mike finds a special satisfaction in helping people heal from trauma, including by helping people overcome abuse and PTSD. Mike uses Person Centered and Accelerated Resolution Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing techniques in helping clients heal from their hurts and deal with and gain mastery over their significant life challenges.
Mike has three grown children and four grandchildren.
Mike may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mallory Shepperson is an office assistant.
Mallory joined NewSong in June of 2022 as an office assistant. She joined us shortly after graduating Boyce College in May of 2022 with her bachelor's degree in Christian Leadership with a minor in Business Administration. She has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of NewSong and loves the work that is taking place here. Mallory is from the small town of Burns, Kansas. She moved to Mt. Sterling in 2022 after marrying her husband John-Tyler.
Mallory may be contacted at email@example.com.
Kristy Long is a billing assistant.
Kristy is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. She resigned from Montgomery County Schools in 2019 to pursue full time ministry and help her husband with their FedEx delivery business. Kristy joined the NewSong team in August 2022 as a part time billing assistant. Kristy loves people. It is her Joy to serve, support and disciple others. She is a mother of 2 boys. She enjoys spending time with family, reading and connecting with people. Future endeavors include ordination with the Assemblies of God and saying Yes to God, wherever he may lead!
Kristy may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherrie Wells is an Office Assistant.
Sherrie recently joined NewSong as a part-time secretary/receptionist after retiring from teaching. Prior to coming to NewSong, she spent 27 years teaching special education, 6th grade Language Arts and Libray Media. She is the proud mom of Jon and Isaac and wife of Joe. She is active in her church in Frenchburg with the youth program and AWANA. She is a year round volunteer with Samaritan's Purse through Operation Christmas Child in both Menifee and Montgomery Counties. Sherrie is excited to be a small part of the NewSong staff and the great faith-based work going on there.
Sherrie may be contacted at email@example.com
Carrie Rogers is our Account Specialist
Carrie joined our team in February of 2020 where she works in our billing department. As our Account Specialist she uses her financial background to help with day to day operations of the billing department. Her financial background includes non-profit financial operations, banking, and insurance billing.
Carrie is a native of Hampton, Virginia where she met her husband Mike. They have been married since 1993 and have six children in their blended family as well as many grandchildren. Mike’s twenty-three-year Navy career took them to Tennessee where they continued to live after his retirement from the military. During her time in Tennessee, she worked at and attended First Baptist Church Millington. She and her husband recently became empty nesters and in 2019 they moved back to his childhood hometown in Kentucky to be closer to family. Carrie enjoys wildlife photography, puzzles of any kind, and observing the night sky.
As her children grew older, Carrie decided to continue her education by attending night classes where she earned her Certificate in Accounting as well as her Degree in Financial Management. She is currently seeking her Master’s degree in Management and Leadership.
Carrie loves being part of our team and is looking forward to serving many years at NewSong Counseling.
Carrie may be contacted at (859) 432-1022
Board of Directors
Jane C. Robinson earned her BA in Economics and Management in 1988 from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. While a student at Centre, she was a member of the basketball team where she played point guard for four years. She still holds the records at Centre for free throw percentage in a season at .896, career free throw percentage at .813, as well as tied a record for the single game assists with 14. They were ranked as high as 5th in the nation in NCAA Division III and made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament.
In the fall of 2007, Robinson was inducted into the Centre College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Robinson received a teaching degree and Masters of Arts in school counseling from Morehead State University where she was also a graduate assistant for the women’s basketball program. She completed her work in the Rank 1 program in School Counseling several years later. Jane “Janie” has been serving as a school counselor in Montgomery County for the past 10 years. She went on to become the head girls basketball coach at Montgomery County in 2007-present and currently serves as the school counselor at Camargo Elementary in Montgomery County. We are very pleased to have a strong counselor and inspiring leader like Janie on the Board at NewSong Counseling Center. Janie serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors.
Joanna Botts comes to Mt. Sterling from various places, courtesy of the Marine Corps. After teaching English in Mauritania, Africa, in the Peace Corps, where she met her future husband, she traveled with him to Marine Corps duty stations in Jacksonville, North Carolina; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; and Camp Pendleton, California before returning to her retiring husband's home in Mt. Sterling in 2009. Before leaving the teaching profession in June 2017, she had taught English in the public school systems of each of those states and Africa, logging 15 1/2 years of full-time teaching and 5 years of substitute teaching. During her tenure in the Montgomery County School System, Joanna served on the Montgomery County High School Site-Based Decision Making Committee for two years and assistant coaches in both cross country and track. In addition to her service with the NewSong Counseling Center board, she serves on the Gateway Regional Arts Center board as the Literary Committee chairperson.
Joel Godby is a financial advisor and owner of Keystone Financial Group in Mt Sterling. He has been living and working in Mt Sterling since 1993. Joel & his wife, Leslie, have two daughters, and two grandchildren. He is a member of the Mt Sterling Kiwanis Club and is an Elder at First Christian Church. Joel is a graduate of Georgetown College with a degree in Marketing and Finance. He enjoys skiing, cycling and traveling with his family.
Melodie Fuller joined the NewSong board this year after having served as a NewSong Administrative Staff Member from 2019-2022. She has worked in the Team Building Industry for over 20 years and loves to see a group set goals and overcome obstacles.
More often than not you will find Melodie in the bleachers of a sporting event. She is a huge fan of all sports but especially enjoys watching her sons, Caswell and Luke, in their athletic endeavors. She has been married to Richard since 1994, living in Mt. Sterling all of her married life.
A Louisville native, Melodie graduated from Louisville Male High School. She continued her education at Georgetown College, graduating in 1991 and going on to earn her Masters's Degree from the University of Kentucky in 1994. Her community involvement includes serving on numerous boards; she is active in her church and serves as an advisor to the MCHS huddle of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Brian Badger, MD FAAP has been a practicing pediatrician for more than 20 years. He has been caring for the children of Mt Sterling and its surrounding counties since 2013 at both a private practice and at CHI Health St. Joseph Mt Sterling Hospital. He graduated from the University of Alabama School Of Medicine (UAB) in 2022 then completed a pediatric residency at the University of Louisville and Kosair Children's Hospital. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Badger's Christian faith has taught him to serve others. He has previously served on the Scott County Health Board and a board member for his local church. He has had the privilege of being a part of multiple mission trips to Paraguay, Mexico, the Bahamas, and right here in the United States. Furthermore, he has been a long time member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. He can occasionally be found teaching science or health topics to a local homeschool group.
Dr. Badger lives with his wife, Melissa, in Mt Sterling and is the proud father of two children. He enjoys traveling, swimming, and watching sports.