Hello, I will be the first person you will talk to when you call our office.  My job is to schedule your appointments and any other administrative needs such as faxing records.

                          Meet Our Administrative Team

 Mandy Walker, MA, LPC

Hello, 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.  

 Capri Griffith-Gonzalez, LMFT

Hello, 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.

​ Meet Our Team

 Krisstia  "Tia" Sheppard, Medical  Billing/Office Manager

​ Elizabeth Vinson, CEO  MA, LPC

About Us

Hello, I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I offer therapy services for all ages to address a variety of areas including dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, family stress, relationship issues, divorce, parent/child issues, and more.  I have worked with families for a number of years, helping them face life and the challenges that occur.  I strongly believe establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship is vital to success of therapy.  My purpose is to help clients reach their goal and improve their quality of life.

Lakeside Family Center, LLC


Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I enjoy work with individuals, couples, and families to address issues and develop solutions.  I encourage clients to actively participate in treatment.  I believe each person is unique and deserving of understanding and compassion.  

I have experience in working with Substance Abuse disorders, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and adjustment disorders.  I have a long history of working with Veterans and their unique issues.  In being a veteran myself I have great insight on how to overcome challenges with returning home.  

In addition, as a therapist I believe every day is a new opportunity to start again i a positive way.  Change is positive.


 Joanna Hedin, LISW-CP

Hello,  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.  

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.

 Debra Schmitz, MS Ed, LPC

Call Us:  +1.8438794121

 Anthony Finke, MA, LPC

 Amanda Homkey,  Receptionist

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor.   I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families.  I have worked with families for over 15 years.  My clinical experience includes working with individuals who are deaf and/or multiply disabled, victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and children with emotional issues.  Also, I have worked with active duty service members and their family.  As a counselor with Lakeside Family Center, I am committed to providing compassionate, personalized, and practical care .

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.