Dr. Bryan A. Jones is an ordained minister, a board certified clinical chaplain, clinical pastoral educator supervisor, a licensed professional counselor and a media personality. Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Averett University in Danville, VA where he was a double major in History and Political Science and double minor in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Dr. Jones also earned his Master of Divinity from The Samuel Proctor School of Theology (STVU) at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA and has earned his Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Dr. Jones’s ministry focus project is entitled, “A Clinical Model for Dealing with the Ineffectiveness of Mental Health in the African-American Church.”
Dr. Jones is the Executive Director of both The Joshua Generation Care and Consultant Services, LLC in Atlanta, GA and The Foundation for Therapeutic and Spiritual Empowerment, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit which serves the community by providing affordable mental health services, mental health awareness and mental health education. Dr. Jones is a licensed professional counselor, an ordained minister, a board certified clinical chaplain and a clinical pastoral education (CPE) supervisor. Dr. Jones is the radio host of his own show, “Therapeutic Conversations Show” on 108praise radio.com which discusses mental health and spirituality. Dr. Jones is passionate about helping God’s people through mental health, spirituality and empowerment.
Dr. Jones has worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years with specialties in working with Couples and Families, Grief/Bereavement, End of Life Issues, Depression and the LGBTQ community. Bryan’s chosen methods of therapy are Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy.
Dr. Jones is a licensed mental health profession that strong believes in the empowerment of individuals and our community. “Empowerment can help as persons learn the power more about the mental and spiritual power within themselves.” “Using principals of psychotherapy, therapeutic interventions and spiritual empowerment are important keys to expanding in consciousness and personal growth.”
Angela Dean is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of GA. Angela has worked in the Behavioral health field for 11 years and her areas of concentration are in Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling. Angela’s clinical training includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Dynamics, Sexual Abuse and Trauma Work and Play Therapy. Angela’s therapeutic approach/Practice is taken from Rapid Trauma Resolution, Cognitive Behavior Restructuring and Reality Therapy.
Shawna, native of Alabama, has over 7 years of experience in the Medical Healthcare Industry; Patient Accounts, Billing, Medical Records, Practice Specialist, and Front Office Representative at Mission Hospital and Asheville Cardiology in Asheville, North Carolina. Here at Joshua Generation, she provides support for all staff members and our clients, drafting documents, answering telephones, scheduling, and project management. She graduated from Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College with an A.S. in Applied Social Science and 3 years of studies at Troy University for Business and Music Education. Shawna has also worked as a Minister of Music for over 15 years and has extensive background in instrumental and vocal music performance. Vast experience in training, rehearsing, workshops, developing, and programming choral and instrumental ensembles. Comprehensive knowledge of the essential styles, techniques, and musical selections used in modern worship experiences.
Reverend Kimberly Schmitt Holman is a certified clinical chaplain and a certified pastoral counselor with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. She is an ordained minister and has had 19 years iof expereince ministering to and counseling children, youth, and adults as a pastoral counselor.
She is currently a Supervisor in Training with the CPSP and is working toward state licensure as an LPC. Kim has served as a hospice chaplain and bereavement coordinator for several years and has worked in the clinical setting of a hospital for the last 8 years with a special emphasis on Palliative care and Women’s services. Kim’s approach to therapy is taken from Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and humanistic Therapy.
I have worked with children and families for over twenty years and believe in the importance of care and service. My education includes degrees and certification in Early Childhood Education and Program Administration; Psychology; as well as Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My specialty includes work with children and adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. I am also experienced in working with programs that serve children, adolescents and early childhood professionals. I am a Level II state approved trainer for the Department of Early Care and Learning developing, writing and providing professional development and advocacy training. I also am an approved Strengthening Families Georgia trainer. In addition, I serve as the Gwen Coe Scholarship Chair, Webmaster, and Southeast Representative (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC), for the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP-USA). I also founded and presently serve as the Executive Director of World Advocates for Children and Families, LLC (WAFCAF). It is my belief and practice that every person, regardless of age, culture, identity, socioeconomic status or background, concern, stated or unstated issue, perceived problem or diagnosis deserves individualized, ethically sound theoretical intervention leading to holistic health and wellness. Should you find yourself in need please do not hesitate to contact me.
Marvin Houston is a student counselor, who is earning his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Marvin received his bachelor’s degree in Music Business at Full Sail University, with a successful career in Radio/TV Entertainment for over two decades. Marvin’s mission is to help clients on their journey to becoming more whole, enlightened and self-loving individuals. Marvin has over 10 years in mental health services, assisting individuals with mental illness, substance abuse and frequent incarceration, gaining valuable experience in crisis and trauma.
Marvin enjoys working with individuals of all ages and couples who are seeking a safe and nurturing environment to maneuver through any obstacles that may be impeding them to live life to their full potential. His strengths and experience include working with people struggling with issues ranging from general to significant life transitions, unmanageable stress, anxiety, depression, crisis, trauma, PTSD, substance use issues, sexuality issues (LGBTQIA), dual diagnosis, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, relational struggles, career transition or difficulty and a variety of other general life occurrences.
Marvin is certified in Mental Health First Aid and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society for counseling students, counselor educators, and professional counselors.