Counseling Staff Directory
Marshall Bruner, Psy.D.
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 Counselor
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
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)
David Cuna, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
David is a non-judgmental professional who focuses on bringing awareness on individual/families’ underrated or ignored skills set to empower and lift them up to their natural given potential. David is passionately interested in actively listening to people presenting concerns/struggles and collaboratively finding strategies to help solve them in order to fulfill their aspirations and dreams. David graduated from Pedagogic University of Pinar del Rio, Cuba with a Bachelor’s of Special Education. He earned a Master’s of Arts in Social Work from Simmons University in Boston, MA. He has over 15 years of experience counseling men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds.
Through the years in the professional field, David has helped individuals/couples across the lifespan overcome a range of challenges in various settings including community mental health, public school system, and now, private practice. With a specialty in behavioral health, wellness, life coach, David also offers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma and personality disorder. David understands that the decision to seek counseling is usually not under the most desirable of circumstances and is a choice that not only takes willingness and courage, but requires a considerable time and resource commitment. While people engage in psychotherapy for help with various challenges, for it to be beneficial, David believes that the precedence is the fit between therapist and client. This foundation allows both to explore vulnerabilities, process difficult emotions and experiences, and come up with creative solutions to presenting concerns together. David strives to ensure that you leave each session feeling like you’ve learned something new and often draw on CBT and psychodynamic techniques along the way. David is also skilled in using relational and mind-body interventions to help clients rebuild their sense of self and safety after trauma. David is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala and English.
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.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Daniel Mariney is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Center Point. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2003 and a Master’s degree in Health Science/Rehabilitative Counseling in 2007 from the University of Florida.
Daniel specializes in working with adolescents, families, and individuals who struggle with Reactive Attachment Disorder, oppositional behavior, anxiety, depression, AD/HD, PTSD, anger management, addictive behaviors, and challenges in multiple types of relationship dynamics. He has deep experience including:
- Four years as an adolescent and family therapist at a residential treatment home working alongside children and their families to help improve relational dynamics.
- Two years as a responder for the Veterans and Military Crisis Line assisting Veterans and their families in crisis.
- Five years as a program director of a dual diagnosis rehabilitation program working with individuals struggling with addictive behaviors and mental illness.
- He was a mental health professional and vocational specialist on a Florida Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team where he worked alongside individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
- During Daniel’s course of study at the University of Florida, he completed a practicum with Interface at Risk Youth Shelter, working with families and adolescents with challenging behaviors. He also completed a second practicum and internship with Meridian Behavioral Health in an outpatient clinical setting focused on addictions and mental health.
Daniel enjoys working with adults of all ages, youth and children. His goal is to meet everyone wherever they may be in their life’s journey—to help them overcome emotional, mental, relational, and spiritual strongholds in order to live an unrestrained life to its fullest.
Laine Briggs, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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
Brandie is Center Point’s 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.