Counseling Staff Directory
Marshall Bruner, Psy.D.
Clinical DirectorDr. Marshall Bruner is the clinical director of Center Point and provides a variety of counseling and related services to the greater Gainesville community. Dr. Bruner has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with special emphasis on work with children, adolescents and families in areas including anger management, parenting, social skills and conflict resolution. He will also be providing psychological evaluations and has worked extensively with Georgia’s DFACS system.
In addition to his counseling skills and credentials, Dr. Bruner is an ordained United Methodist minister, having served in six churches in North Georgia. This combination of pastoral gifts and clinical skills gives him an exceptional ability to work with children and families to promote healing and wholeness.
Lynn Roth, MA/LPC
Licensed Professional CounselorLynn Roth, MA/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
PsychotherapistKatie 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.
Associate Professional Counselor (APC004064)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT001530)
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
Licensed Professional Counselor
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.