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 10 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 raging 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 for 29 years. 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonata Bohen, APRN is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist with over 40 years of experience across a wide range of clinical sites. She specialized in faith based counseling and is bilingual (Spanish). Sonata is also a missionary with years of ministry especially in Latin America. She loves to teach and her focus is on wellness and balance in physical, mental and spiritual health. Sonata is mother to 2 daughters and lives with her husband on a small farm. When not in foreign mission, she works with the local Hispanic community and her local church.
Sonata 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 three 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, 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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Accelerated Resolution Therapy 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
Kayla Barnett, CSW earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Morehead State University in 2007, and a Master of Social Work Degree from Campbellsville University in 2017. She has since obtained her CSW and will be working to achieve her LCSW in the upcoming year.
Kayla enjoys working with a variety of ages. As she has worked with toddlers up to elders. Kayla currently works with some of our local school-preschool programs integrating social and emotional mental health.
Kayla has worked in several fields during her social work career, with much of her time spent working in foster care. While working in foster care she held roles as a therapeutic support worker, case manager, and licensing specialist. She has also worked in community-based programs, hospital, and assisted living settings. She feels led to want to help people in all walks of life. Kayla is excited and eager to learn many different therapy styles from her colleagues.
Kayla lives in Montgomery County with her husband, Andrew. Together they enjoy outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with their friends and families.
Melodie Fuller is our Manager of Special Projects.
Melodie joined the NewSong team in August 2019 where she staffs the front desk and does special projects. 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.
Abigail Thompson recently joined NewSong as a part-time billing administrative assistant and a part-time secretary/receptionist. Prior to coming to NewSong, she spent 6 years working at her family’s tractor dealership in Flemingsburg, KY.
She is a life-long resident of Mount Sterling, KY and is excited to be working and serving the people in our local and neighboring communities! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, being outdoors, thrift shopping, and crafting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tim Hodgson is an excellent and effective businessman who had a 33-year career in the paper industry where he retired in 2016 in the role as Executive Vice President. He was invited back into the workforce almost immediately and retired again in 2021 from a second career as Director of Global Supply Chain at Boneal, Inc. Tim is married to his wife, Sally, and has four adult children and one grandchild. Tim has been a resident of Mt. Sterling for 41 years. In addition to being on the Board of Directors at Newsong, he volunteers with Celebrate Recovery. He has also served in multiple leadership roles in his church. Tim and Sally enjoy spending time mentoring young adults in life skills. They also enjoy horseback riding and farming.
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.