Counseling Staff Directory
Lynn Roth, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC004836)
Lynn Roth, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Center Point Counseling. Lynn is compassionate, flexible and motivated to help individuals, couples and families solve the challenges they face so that they can reduce stress, unlock creativity, and experience more fulfillment in life.
Lynn specializes in women’s issues, infertility, adoption, addiction, and severe and persistent mental illness. Her other areas of specialty include child development, parenting and trauma. Lynn also works with couples and individuals in a variety of areas including conflict resolution, interpersonal growth and finding one’s purpose in life. Lynn is also the Wilheit Services Program Coordinator and can be contacted by clicking her e-mail below.
Katie Pope, LPC, LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC009845) & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT001530)
Katie Pope is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is kind and empathic and enjoys helping others to navigate the troubles of life. Katie graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Child and Family Development. She continued her education at Richmont Graduate University where she earned her Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in Children and Adolescents. She has five years of experience counseling children, teenagers, and adults of all ages in individual, couple, group, and family situations.
Katie specializes in working with anxiety, depression, and helping clients through various family struggles. Her specialties also include working with developmentally delayed adolescents, stage-of-life transitions for any age, and children. Katie was trained to provide Christian counseling and enjoys working with clients as they navigate the difficulties of life through their lens of faith.
Katie utilizes different psychotherapeutic theories based on the assessment and needs of the client. She utilizes the best fit modality of treatment in order to achieve the most efficient outcomes. Her main modalities of treatment are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Play/Art Therapy.
Cayley Kanieski, APC
Associate Professional Counselor (APC006812)
Cayley Kanieski is the Resident Therapist on staff at Center Point. She is a recent graduate of Brenau University’s Clinical Counseling master’s program.
Cayley draws from a variety of treatment modalities to tailor a unique therapy plan for each client. Some of her core modalities include CBT, DBT, and Adlerian components.
Cayley is warm, compassionate, and dedicated to helping people overcome life’s many challenges. Her background includes working with children, adolescents/teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, parent/child conflict, emotion regulation difficulties, and trauma.
Tonya L. Shuman, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC010220)
Tonya Shuman is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Center Point. She obtained her Master of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in 2014 and has experience in treating a multitude of emotional and behavioral health issues across all age ranges. She’s worked successfully with children experiencing ADHD and social skills deficits as well as children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, sexual trauma, physical and emotional abuse, self-esteem and self-image issues. She utilizes Person Centered Therapy, play therapy interventions and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help her clients progress. She listens without judgment, guides, encourages, supports and helps her clients discover how to use their inner strengths to heal and move forward in life.
Her goal as your therapist is to provide a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment for you to increase your self-awareness, self-love, love for others and love of life. Call today so that you can start your journey towards evolving into your best self.
Laine Briggs, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT001711)
(Bilingual – English and Spanish)
Laine Briggs is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Center Point. She obtained her MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014. Laine moved to Georgia recently from Washington State where she worked as a school-based therapist working with K-12 students and their families. Prior to this, she worked at a community mental health agency in California and worked primarily with Spanish-speaking clients with histories of trauma and clients experiencing domestic violence, depression, and anxiety. Laine also worked with couples in marital therapy. Her clinical focus is on relationships and how they impact our way of thinking about ourselves and how we interact with others. Her main modality is Restoration Therapy which focuses on helping clients learn how their early experiences in the family impacts current behavior, identifying unhelpful relationship patterns, and providing the tools to break free from those patterns.
Laine’s main goal as your therapist is to earn your trust by providing a safe, non-judgmental, and strengths-focused place for you to share your life. She looks forward to meeting you and working with you to reach your goals.
Counseling Administrative Assistant
Originally from Tampa, Fl, Brandie earned an Associates of Science degree from Everest University. She has been working in the medical field since 2009, and has been doing billing and coding since 2014. Her goal at Center Point is to assist the clinicians in various administrative duties and contribute to the growth of Center Point. She admires the mission here at Center Point and is very proud to be a part of such a profound organization.
Sarah Sukumaran, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CSW007293)
(Bilingual – English and Spanish)
Sarah cares for the individuals, couples and families she serves in a holistic, comprehensive way. Using a strengths-based approach, she strives for the integration of emotional, relational, mental, physical and spiritual healing and restoration. Bilingual in English & Spanish, Sarah respects the unique culture of each individual and family and tailors her counseling approach to fit the needs of those she serves. She brings her calming presence into the healing relationship, coming alongside individuals and families in their journey toward experiencing increased resilience, joy, freedom, hope and healing.
Sarah specializes in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health, promoting and supporting secure attachment and nurturing parent-child relationships for pregnant and postpartum women and families with children ages 0-6. With a passion for early childhood prevention and intervention, she creatively weaves parent-child psychotherapy, play and art therapy, health education, parenting education, and developmental guidance into her sessions. Her experience includes working with families in foster care, pregnant and parenting teens, and those going through family reunification, domestic violence, and substance abuse recovery. She has worked closely with families navigating Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma, and intense emotional, behavioral, and health issues, and guides parents in becoming their children’s best advocates by way of familiarization with the medical, educational, and mental health community resources available to them.
Dr. Tamyra Edwards, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Tamyra is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in providing psychological/psychoeducational evaluations for children and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities (dyslexia/dyscalculia), and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. She takes an integrative and inclusive approach to assessment, ensuring an understanding of multicultural, social, and socioeconomic variables that impact recommendations and access to care. She has extensive experience providing assessments from her work in private practice along with experience in providing educational counseling to students in primary and secondary education, crisis intervention, outreach, and consultation in a university setting, and offering clinical supervision to pre-doctoral psychology students.