Hello, we work at the front desk.  We will be one of the 1st person(s) you will meet during your visit with us.  We love getting to know everyone who comes to Lakeside Family Center.  We strive to get you timely appointments and help with any of the administrative needs to may have our services. 

I have worked several years in private practice as a Licensed Profession Counselor.  I truly enjoy working with all ages, helping them with challenges in their lives that caused them emotional distress.  Also, I enjoy working with couples, helping them develop skills to build trust and manage conflict successfully.  I strive to help clients improve quality of life and personal relationships.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I have over 20 years of experience helping individuals and families with mental illness, addiction, child abuse, trauma, and divorce.  My goal as CEO/Director of Lakeside Family Center, LLC  is to provide you and your family  the best quality care in a warm, caring, non-judgmental environment.  Our team is made up of experienced, caring professionals who have the skills to work with both children and adults with many different types of issues.   Please feel free to stop by or give us a call if you have any questions about our services.  

  Steve Wells , LPC

  Adam Sachs, LPCA

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I enjoy working adults, couples, and teens.  My focus is to provide a judgement free place where clients can feel comfortable and respected.  It takes courage to work through issues in counseling.  You do not have to go it alone.  I love what I do and care deeply about helping my clients live a quality life.  You do not have to go the journey alone when working through the tough times.  

  Maggie Roediger, LPC

 Krisstia  "Tia" Sheppard, Medical  Billing/Office Manager

Hello, I work with other community providers to ensure cordination of community services for the clients we serve.  Also, I supervise the administration of services to ensure professional and self referrals are connected to the best fit provider here at Lakeside Family Center.  

  Caroline Ayres, LPCA

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I enjoy working with couples, adults, and adolescents. I have experience working with trauma, grief, eating disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I am also able to implement spirituality when desired. I am passionate about working alongside my clients in order to help them achieve their goals. I believe through courage and vulnerability, anyone is able to make lasting life change. 

​ Elizabeth Vinson, CEO  MA, LPC

About Us

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.   I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families.  I believe in helping people resolve current life problems through a collaborative process of identifying, focusing, exploring, and evaluating, while also encouraging clients to keep the big picture" of their lives in mind.  The big picture is that which brings meaning, purpose, satisfaction, and emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being to the client's life--what they want and who they want to be.   

Hello, I will process your insurance from the time of intake call and throughout your services with us.  I will notify you of co-pay and/or any deductibles.  I am the office manager of Lakeside Family Center.  I am available Monday-Friday to answer any questions you may have about the services we provide at Lakeside Family Center.

Lakeside Family Center, LLC was established in 2010 to provide a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment for families to seek professional, quality counseling services.  Our team of experience professionals work together to provide the best quality care for families in our community.  

​ ​                                                                                          Meet Our Team

 Marie Parrish, MA, LPC

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.  My goal in therapy is for my clients to unveil their true strength and potential. I am strength based and solution-focused. I collaboratively work with client to explore what it is they want to work on, and how I can assist them with the process. I believe in the beauty of everyone having a voice and everyone being capable of having their own perspective.

                                                                 Meet Our Administrative Team

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.   I have 17 years experience  working with individuals, couples, and adolescents.  Throughout my career I have helped clients with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, stressful events, parenting issues, and divorce.  I believe in the power of counseling services and know that it will give you skills and supports you may need to get through tough times in life.

 Jessie Nix, Community Liaison/Front Desk Supervisor

 Anthony Finke, MA, LPC

 Kiara Walker, Receptionist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.   I am experienced working with children, teens, and adults in various settings.  It would be a privilege to be a part of your journey.  I will help provide tools you will need to overcome and manage depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, and substance abuse.  I have over 15 years working in agency and private practice helping families during times when life can become overwhelming.  I appluad you for having the courage to reach for help and invest in yourself.  

Lakeside Family Center, LLC

  Satura Long, LPCA

 Mandy Walker, MA, LPC

 I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I provide counseling services for all age groups.  I believe once in a while we can get overwhelmed by circumstances our life.   Sometimes we just need to talk it out with someone who is a good listener and supportive as we walk through our circumstances.  I can give you a place to find your way through difficulties in a safe and non-judgemental environment.  I enjoy working with a wide variety of populations and ages.   

Call Us:  +1.843.879.4121