Scott Inman, M.A.

  • Marriage and Family Therapist

  • Licensed Minister of Pastoral Counseling

  • Certified Temperament Counselor

  • Executive Director, My Life Counsel

 

     Scott Inman holds a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. He is a licensed minister of pastoral counseling with the National Conservative Christian Church. Scott is a Presidential member in good standing of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

     Scott has led as Executive Director of a local community outreach program for adolescents and their families for ten years. God used that experience to produce his passion for seeing enriched godly relationships for families. From there, he transitioned to family therapy at a local community counseling facility. Utilizing many learned therapeutic techniques, he counseled parents, children, and teens that were in need of crisis management.

 

     Scott has served as the primary marriage therapist for My Life Counsel. Scott has a God-given calling to see families renewed and made whole. Scott utilizes a combination of the couples’ faith, temperament therapy, and empirically researched therapeutic treatments for couple’s and marriage therapy. 

Elizabeth Parker, M.A.

  • Master of Arts in Counseling

  • Pastoral Counselor

  • Licensed Pastor

       Elizabeth Parker holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communications from Kent State University. She is an ordained pastor through City Light Church. 

 

      Elizabeth has been counseling individuals and families for nine years. She began her career working as a family counselor at the Arnette House, Inc. where she practiced individual, family, and group counseling. She went on to serve as Executive Pastor and Pastoral Counselor at City Light Church. In this setting, she began integrating faith into her therapy and diving deeper into inner healing. She is trained in Sozo, an inner healing ministry of Bethel Church, aimed at targeting deep roots that hinder complete freedom in Christ. 

 

       Elizabeth believes that childhood wounds and trauma can hinder one from experiencing deep intimacy in relationships. These wounds can also keep a person from experiencing their fullest potential. She is deeply committed to promoting inner healing through intimate encounters with the love and power of Christ. 

Beau Williams, B.A.

  •  Family Life Coach, Pastoral

  • Certified Practitioner Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) 

  • Certified Temperament Counselor

  • Licensed Pastor Counselor

      Beau has a Bachelor of Ministry degree with  Bible Concentration, a 3 year Bible certificate, and is currently working on his Masters degree in Temperment Therapy.
 

      He has over 15 years experience in full time ministry as a youth pastor, children's ministry director, and young adult director. Currently, he works as a success mentor helping young adults learn work and life skills to help better themselves and be productive in their families and community.
     

      Beau's desire is to follow God's leading in his life by helping families who are in need of direction by using Bible principles and temperment to reach their goals as a family and to grow in their walk and closeness to Him. 

Idalia Barlow, LMSW

  • Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

  • Pastoral Counselor

 

Idalia Barlow s a Licensed Clinical Social Work. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Saint Leo University and a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Saint Leo University.

 

During her 2018 internship at a psychiatric hospital, Idalia recognized how easily individuals could find themselves in a mental health crisis. Upon graduating, she began her career continuing to work in the acute care unit for individuals struggling with suicide attempts and ideations, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. In addition to her crisis care experience, she has also worked in the hospital’s residential program serving military, active duty personnel, and veterans. 

 

Idalia believes incorporating Biblical truths into therapy leads to mental and emotional wellness. She desires to follow God’s wisdom and direction to be a link for others to find wholeness in Christ’s love. 

Holly Lanker, MSW

  • Master's Social Work 

  • Licensed Pastor Counselor

  • Certified Temperament ​Counselor

       

         Holly has a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Bible and Psychology from Vennard College. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Iowa. 

 

        Holly began her social work career in Iowa, where she worked for 5 years with adults and children, providing crisis intervention, therapy, and teaching parenting and life skills to low-income and dysfunctional families and individuals. She graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2008, completing her Advanced Internship by providing therapy to children at Kimberly’s Center in Ocala. In 2009, she and her husband Scott founded Ocala’s Royal Family Kids’ Camp, a camp for children in foster care, which is now a part of Share the Love Ocala. They continue to serve as Lead Challenge Course Facilitators for Share the Love’s teen camp (TRAC), and Holly serves as a teen mentor. Holly is also a Guardian ad Litem for children in foster care and serves on the Executive Board for Project Hope, a local non-profit providing transitional housing for single moms and children. 

 

        Holly is so thankful for the ways that God has brought restoration and healing to her life and is passionate about helping others find emotional and spiritual restoration. She utilizes Biblical principles along with Temperament Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help people discover who God has created them to be, and how to move forward with the hope and healing that can be found in Christ.

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Vonitra N. Taylor, M.A.

  • Master of Arts in Counseling 

  • Certified teacher Pk-6 

  • Certified School Counselor

  • Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor

       Vonitra Holds a master of arts in counseling from Webster University and a bachelor of arts in business administration from American intercontinental university. She is a certified teacher and school counselor who is currently employed with Marion county public schools.

 

       She has eleven years of experience working with incarcerated adults and their families, eight years as a teacher, and is in her fourth year as a school counselor. While working with students with significant trauma as a Dean, Vonitra realized that her calling was understanding the underlying "why" behind their behavior. Her strong foundation of faith is what guided her to answer the call of a counselor. She also understands the relationship between mental health and academic achievement.

 

       Vonitra believes that early intervention and mental health supports can break generational curses. She desires to break stigmas around mental health, especially with minorities. Vonitra specializes in a Solution Focus approach and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to help individuals reach their full potential and that a relationship with God can bring contentment and joy despite difficult circumstances.

       

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Sarah Cothron, B.A.

  • Licensed Pastoral Counselor

  • Behavioral Health Coach

  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

         Sarah holds a Bachelor of Christian ministry and a minor in children’s ministry, missions, and counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Immersed in children’s ministry, Sarah has supported families who have children from various traumatic backgrounds, including multiple international mission trips. Spending 4 months in Indonesia, she has worked with toddlers who suffered from extreme neglect and had various mental health struggles. Surprisingly, infants and toddlers can also experience intense and complex emotional stress. 

         Sarah has 8 years of children's mental health experience. As a registered behavioral technician (RBT), Sarah's work experience includes families of autistic children with eating disorders and those with Baker Act petitions. She is currently working as a pastoral behavioral counselor at My Life Counsel.

         Sarah is passionate about the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and teens with traumatic backgrounds. Her long-term goal is to teach and utilize Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) to help families connect, empower, and correct. She aims to change negative behavior, dispel lies, and renew positive self-worth for all she counsels. Sarah believes that working through infancy and childhood trauma requires stripping negative neural pathways and forming healthy new ones. By the strength of Christ, children, teens, and adults can overcome their trauma. 

         Hope is attainable, always; hope is accessible, always; hope is available, always. Through the strength of Christ, the power of his word, and the plasticity of our brain, we can overcome trauma and we can overcome hard things. "If we get a chance to meet,

 

I am so very honored and excited to meet you!" ~ Sarah

Joy Zedler, M.A.

  • Family Therapist, Pastoral 

  • Certified Practitioner Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) 

  • Master of Arts, Human Relations

       Joy holds a Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is currently pursuing a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. She is the founder and executive director of The Pearl Project, an organization that provides trauma- informed education and support to families. Joy is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner and a Stephen Minister. She is a facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting, Making Sense of Your Worth and Parenting for Positive Self-Worth.

     

       Joy helps caregivers recognize how their attachment history and the lies they have believed about themselves influence their parenting and she helps them work through these things so they can break generational cycles and find healing. When working with children, she believes in the power of play to disarm fear responses and to help them heal and grow.

       Nothing has shown her the love and grace of God like her journey as a foster/adoptive/biological mother and she is passionate about helping others see their value, not based on performance, but as a child of God. She lives in Ocala with her husband, Stephen, and their five children.