CLINICAL FAMILY

Chuck Wint, LICSW

Chuck Wint, LICSW

Chuck is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who received his Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Alabama in 1988.  He has worked in a variety of mental health and substance abuse settings over the past 40 years which has allowed him to form breadth of understanding around the wide variety of issues that impact people’s lives. He provides creative programs, counseling, and interventions for fraternities, athletes, and young adults. Chuck is a seasoned counselor who has worked extensively with individuals and couples to reclaim direction and purpose for their lives. Like all of the counselors at Lifeline, he is trained in EMDR....

Erin Hinz, LPC-S

Erin Hinz, LPC-S

Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master's degree in Counseling from The University of Alabama in 1999.  She also is an approved Supervising Counselor trained to provide supervision to counselors seeking licensure.  Erin has over 20 years of experience in mental health and addiction counseling and is experienced in working with individuals of all ages and family systems.  She has extensive training in trauma, addictions, and eating disorders.  Her passion for helping others is shown in her commitment and willingness to extend herself to individuals in times of crisis.  She is trained in EMDR and Mindfulness and utilizes these....

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Melanie Darling, LPC

Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Alabama in 2015 with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her experience includes helping people in the LGBTQ+ community navigate sexuality and gender identity as well as issues stemming from marginalization and interpersonal conflicts. She also has experience working closely with families and couples, especially those negatively impacted by addiction. She is trained in EMDR therapy and has worked extensively with people experiencing trauma-related concerns, including childhood...

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Deb Walker, LICSW

Deb is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.  She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2009.  She has 20 plus years experience working with adults, children and teens in various mental health settings.  Her past work has included medical social work, clinical social work with children, adolescents and adults, as well as advocacy for severely mentally ill patients. Deb has also provided clinical social work in the field of addictions providing care in an intensive outpatient setting working with adults. She utilizes a Person-Centered therapy......

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Theresa Hickman, LICSW

​Theresa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She has over three years of experience working with individuals and families whose lives have been affected by mental health and substance abuse issues. Theresa practices an approach to healing that is relational and holistic. She engages a strengths-based and client-centered approach to therapy focused on cultivating intrinsic strengths and developing adaptive coping strategies. She frequently utilizes Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness practice, and Insight oriented....

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Sara Beth Lovelady, LICSW

Sara is a Licensed Clinical Independent Social Worker who received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. She has over 8 years of experience in working with men and women whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, and other mental health issues. She consistently uses a person-centered approach coupled with mindfulness techniques, but has been trained and is experienced in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She has completed training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and uses it regularly....

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Darmecia (CJ) Cash, LPC

Darmecia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling  from the University of Alabama in 2015. Darmecia has five years of experiencing working with adolescents and adults, who are dealing with the ramifications of substance use. She has experience working  in inpatient and intensive outpatient settings, being driven to help clients move towards a life of recovery. Darmecia has also worked with children in the school setting who struggle to deal with daily challenges of coping. As a part of her experience, she has also helped family members...

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Haley Dueitt, LPC

Haley Dueitt is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi State University.  She is a native Texan who has steadily made her way east until settling in Tuscaloosa. She has 6 years of experience working with adults and teens in a variety of settings. She has experience in assisting individuals  dealing with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, bipolar disorder...

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Caroline Love, LICSW

​Caroline is a licensed clinical social worker who received her Master’s in Social Work from The University of Alabama. Caroline has over 9 years’ experience working with children and their families, adolescents, and young adults. Caroline serves members of all communities and backgrounds and has a trauma focus. Caroline believes that offering a safe space for all thoughts and emotions can build trust to collaborate and navigate the healing process together. She offers family therapy for parent resourcing and support with their children as well as individual therapy for adolescents and adults. Much of her experience has been working ...

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Kaci Savage, LPC

Kaci is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University in 2018. Kaci has 5 years of experience aiding those who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, relational issues, grief, discrimination and difficulty adjusting to the demands of life. Kaci takes pride in acting as a guide to healing, self-empowerment and emotional health through utilizing techniques and interventions such as CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness. She is also trained in EMDR and has experience serving individuals within the community from various backgrounds; particularly...

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Cindy Gelb, LMSW

Cindy is a Licensed Master Social Worker, having earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama where she worked with clients in the UA Athletics Department and Counseling Center. She also holds a BA in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University. Cindy has experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, bringing twenty years of experience in leadership development and career mentoring from the fashion industry. Cindy works from a strengths-based perspective, collaborating with clients to explore, develop and reach their goals, while providing the support, tools and techniques needed to live life with grace and understanding. A mother of ....

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Meg Magnusson, NBC-HWC

Meg is a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach.  She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northern Illinois University and her coaching certification at Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. Meg offers a safe, client-centered, nonjudgmental space. Understanding each person comes with their unique concerns and individuality, she offers a combined approach to helping you heal and reach your goals. In addition to addressing emotions, thoughts, and beliefs which affect mental and physical health, she also offers the opportunity to....

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Colette Peters, LICSW, PIP

Colette is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2005 along with her Master of Social Work in 2007 from The University of Alabama. She has worked in a variety of Mental Health settings over the past 14 years including inpatient and forensic settings. She has experience in utilizing CBT and mindfulness, with a client centered approach. She believes in meeting people where they are to assist in their healing journey. Colette also has experience working with people with a history of abusive relationships both physically and ...

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Dana Farrar, LMSW, BCBA

Dana Farrar earned her master’s in social work at The University of Alabama. Dana was a special education teacher for teenagers and young adults with autism for a decade and is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). As a therapist, she is passionate about helping people flourish by letting go of trauma and finding their unique strengths. Dana has a keen understanding of how our scars and vulnerabilities can lead us to renewal and resilience. Her clinical interests include grief counseling, attachment issues, Jungian dream analysis and group circle discussion practices. She welcomes children, teens, adults, couples and families with an open heart and a strong...

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Holly Prewitt, LICSW

Holly is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2008.  She is also approved to provide supervision to social workers seeking the LICSW license.  Holly has 19 years of experience in mental health counseling. She has experience working with late adolescents/young adults, adults, and families in various mental health settings.  Holly has worked in settings providing substance abuse counseling, counseling to individuals experiencing adjustment to new situations and counseling for the unexpected situations that occur along our journey in life. Holly also has experience...

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Maura E. Cain, LPC-S

Maura E. Cain, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Counselor Supervisor, earned her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling 1992 and her Educational Specialist degree in Counselor Education in 1999, both from the University of Alabama. Maura has years of experience working in therapist and/or program coordinator roles with children, adolescents, and adults. Her background includes a variety of mental health settings, including outpatient, residential, and hospital, along with volunteer work, locally and nationally.  Using an eclectic approach,  Maura incorporates a variety...

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Devan Wood

Bio coming soon!

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Hilary Beatty, LMSW

Hilary Beatty is a Licensed Master Social Worker, who received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama in 2003. She has more than 15 years of professional social work experience in a variety of settings, including mental health, substance abuse, medical care, and forensics. She exhibits a high degree of professionalism and draws upon a wealth of knowledge in providing high quality clinical care to those she serves. She has employed her skills in case management and individual and group therapeutic settings, and is particularly adept at helping clients identify strengths, needs, and determining the most appropriate resources....

ADMINISTRATIVE FAMILY

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Kristen Wilburn

Kristen is a graduate of the University of Alabama. She has worked with Lifeline Solutions for years handling financials, account payables, development and implementation of policy and procedure, and general day-to-day operations. More importantly, she strives daily to ensure our mission of taking care of people is fulfilled. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and learning ASL.

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Kelly Wiggins

Kelly is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.  She handles our bookkeeping, accounts payables/receivables, client referrals and customer service. Kelly feels blessed to be a part of a team that continues to make a positive impact in our community.  She enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family.

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Lesley Powell

Bio coming soon!

 

WELLNESS FAMILY

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Diane Frea

Diane Frea (pronounced "free") taught yoga at several locations in Tuscaloosa prior to moving to Hoover during the early days of the pandemic to be closer to her daughter's family. She moved to Alabama in 2018, following a career in Human Resources and non-profit management in Columbia, SC.  After practicing yoga for many years, primarily for stress relief, Diane completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through YogaFit, a vinyasa (flow) style designed to be accessible for all body types and experience levels. She has continued her yoga education through Yoga Alliance, Kripalu, Phoenix Rising Yoga....

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Dianne Mancus

Yoga has been a major force in my personal development. Through yoga, I have learned to be grounded and happy. Yoga helps me know and remember who I really am. Like everyone else, I’ve had ups and downs, perceived failures and successes, life challenges and crises. Through yoga, no matter the external circumstances, I find stillness and peace. I teach yoga because I want to share that gift with others, beginners and more advanced yogis. No matter where you are on the yoga journey, there is a welcoming place for you in my classes and in my heart.

Dianne Sirna Mancus has practiced yoga since 1966 and became a certified yoga teacher in 2016 through...

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Ashley Durant

In her classes, Ashley aims to bring students back home to their own bodies. Taking Pema Chodron’s concept of maitri, befriending the self, as inspiration, she encourages students to use yoga as a means to enter into a trusting relationship with themselves – which begins with simply showing up on the mat and tuning into what’s there. Students inquire within to see what’s needed, set intentions, and use those intentions to inform their movements and choices in class. Ashley comes from a trauma-informed yoga background, and diversity and inclusion are key aspects of her teaching style. All levels are welcomed, and all students are encouraged to think of yoga as one aspect of a grounded and abundant life.

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Gillian Shapiro

Gillian Shapiro (she/her/hers) is a Social Worker and owner of Beech Hills Wellness, a Tuscaloosa-based business focused on facilitating self-care and promoting wellness through mindfulness, herbal wisdom, Reiki (a Japanese healing art), yoga, breath, mindfulness, movement, and sound, using the gong. She has been teaching for over ten years and believes in holistic healing that gets to the root of symptoms and chronic issues. She specializes in working with those who are experiencing chronic stress, anxiety or grief, and provides a safe space to do that work. Her classes and sessions are infused with compassion, non-judgment and nurture. Gillian has a master's degree in social work from the University of Alabama and a master's in business administration from Rutgers University.

 www.gillianshapiro.com

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Jenny Shemwell

Jenny Shemwell is a seasoned practitioner of yoga discovering her love of this practice in the 90’s when she was right out of college. Many years and many moves, experiencing yoga in all the places she lived and visited, her decision to finally share her love of yoga came in 2019 when she completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification at Asheville Yoga School. With an adventurous and open heart, Jenny’s exploration of yoga has led her to practice almost every form of yoga from aerial to ashtanga, yin to more restorative and meditative practices like Iyengar and Nidra. Yoga is a practice that grows and changes - it is always available and relevant. Practicing being present and accepting life as it is, with gratitude and an open heart is at the center of Jenny’s teaching. Her current practice focuses on synchronizing....

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Silke Steg

Silke is a German-born yoga teacher. In her years of traveling and living abroad first in Hungary and then in the USA she also found a yoga home at Lifeline. Now that she is back in Germany you can still find her teaching online on Lifeline´s schedule. 
She describes her style of teaching as “Silke Yoga”. Over the years of her yoga journey, she explored a lot of different styles and in her classes now, she mixes them all to create classes for each student´s needs.
For Silke yoga is a way to live rather than bringing the nose a ....

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Brenna Sweetman

Brenna Sweetman started her yoga journey over 10 years ago at the Yoga Life Institute outside Philadelphia where she received her 200-hr Teacher Training Certificate. As a practitioner of many styles of yoga, Brenna has experience teaching beginner, advanced, vinyasa, restorative, and prenatal classes. She believes deeply in the benefits of mindful movement and breath to cultivate calm in body and mind. In her teaching, Brenna seeks to share the tools that yoga has provided her to support body, mind and spirit and is a firm believer in yoga for every “body.” She welcomes all levels of experience to join her on their mats.