Staff Member Type: Staff

Jay Pesek

I enjoy working with individuals, families, single parents and their children and prefer to “rule out” more than quickly diagnose. My graduate training dealt with adolescent male patients with behavioral problems, emotional intelligence deficiencies, sexual abuse history and suicidal gestures and ideations. I see many single parents struggling with their children at home, and work …

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Steve Abbott

My name is Steve Abbott. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 29 years and a Certified Counseling Supervisor for 20 years. My counseling experience is in treating clients in a Mental Health Center, Psychiatric Hospital, Residential Treatment Center, and Private Practice. I specialize in treating Adult Clients suffering from Depression and/or Anxiety. I …

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Horace Hackney

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, certified counselor supervisor, and National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University. I received a Master of Education in Couples and Family Counseling from the University of Montevallo. My experience includes residential, school, and agency settings. I specialize …

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Candice Lawhorn

I focus on helping people overcome obstacles and put them on the path to success and healing. In my sessions, I provide the therapeutic support to help people overcome past trauma, resolve a current problem, or develop positive coping strategies for life’s difficulties. My methods are built on compassion and a genuine desire to improve …

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Shelly Mitchell

I received my Master of Education Degree from the University of Montevallo followed by my Education Specialist Degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Both degrees are in Community and Agency Counseling. Additionally, I have a degree from Valdosta State University in Educational Leadership. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Counselor Supervisor …

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Jordan Paige Parker

My primary focus is to help people overcome difficult life circumstances. I help clients recognize their own potential in life. My therapy includes helping people deal with past or current trauma along with developing coping methods for dealing with life’s stress. I help my clients with recognizing their own strengths and abilities and empower them on their path to healing. My …

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Melissa Snyder

I graduated with my M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Montevallo in 2014 and gained experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings prior to joining Pesek Counseling Services in 2017. I am passionate about supporting a sense of hope and confidence in my clients, who range from older children to adults. My main treatment …

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