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Why Embark Virtual for Teen & Family Counseling?

Experience: 25+ years delivering superior mental health services to teens and young adults

Expertise: Experienced counselors are licensed and credentialed (Master’s degree or Ph.D.)

Holistic: Sessions can include teen counseling, parent coaching, and/or family counseling.

Proven: Robust, sustainable outcomes from our evidence-based platform

Flexible: Coaching, counseling, and more available where you are most comfortable.

Pricing

Embark Virtual is in a league of its own when it comes to digital coaching and counseling services – it is a comprehensive, premier, private pay support system tailored to you - for families that expect the best.

$200

/Per Session

Mix and Match Weekly Sessions Between:

Parent Coaching, Family Sessions, and Individual Session

We are dedicated to helping your family live more joyfully and find healing. Every scheduled session is 50 minutes to ensure adequate time for thorough, comprehensive treatment.

 Costs are due up-front and billed monthly via credit card.

Privacy and Discretion: Our professionals and technology ensure all sessions are HIPAA-compliant for privacy and security.

Meet the Team

Shaunte Johnson

Shaunte Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist and Licensed Clinical Addition Specialist. Shaunte has a genuine passion for supporting adolescents and young adults in conjunction with their families. She has years of experience working with this population in a variety of settings, including mental health agencies and private practice. Shaunte uses a strengths-based, client-centered, and more eclectic approaches to aid teens and young adults in overcoming their challenges and fully realizing their own potential. She is truly invested in her clients, their healing, and therapeutic journey. In her spare time, playing with her yorkie, reading a good book, trying out new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Shaunte Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist and...

Maxine Williford-Fuller

Maxine Fuller is an LPC with a Master of Arts degree in Agency Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Maxine has a genuine passion and love for listening to people’s problems/issues and helping them become their best selves. She has over 25 years of diverse experience working in mental health field. She has enjoyed collaborating with those individuals struggling with substance abuse, depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, family issues and more. She uses an eclectic blend of therapeutic modalities to include cognitive behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, client centered therapy and mindfulness practices. She enjoys collaborating with individuals of all age groups and believes that she is living her life’s purpose. She has attended countless workshops and trainings over the years. She enjoys reading, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, scrabble and spending time with family and friends.

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Maxine Fuller is an LPC with a Master of Arts...

Tracey Manning

My name is Tracey and I am a License Professional Counselor with a Master’s of Art in Community Counseling. During the past 11 years, I’ve worked with many populations including abused and neglect youth, couples and families, as well as active duty service members and veterans. Over the years, I’ve also worked with hundreds of individuals to resolve concerns related to anxiety, depression, suicidality, varies forms of trauma, grief and loss, problematic sexual behavior in children and youth, domestic and family violence, and relationship and marital concerns.
My therapeutic approach is client-centered in that I believe my client’s needs matter and that my client is the authority in their own lives and in our sessions. I believe my role in the therapeutic relationship is to assist my client through the development of self-awareness and skill-building. I facilitate this effort by seeking to deeply understand and quickly identify the unmet needs, intentions and motivations behind my client’s problematic behaviors or presenting issues.
I am eclectic in my use of treatment modalities as I see the merits and benefits of many different styles and approaches, however I specialized in trauma-informed therapies such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
By reading this page you have shown that you are ready and willing to take action towards creating the experiences you desire. So, congratulations on taking steps toward your healing and growth! I look forward to working with you soon.

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David Diaz

A New York State Mental Health Counselor, David Diaz has worked with many populations and specializes in working with adolescents and young adults with co-occurring disorders and exploration of client’s gender identity and sexual orientation (LGBTQ).

David uses evidenced-based practices to pave a path in providing therapy towards achieving client-oriented goals. Modalities include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care (Seeking Safety), Feminist Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Multicultural Therapy, and Art Therapy. David has assisted clients in overcoming sexual abuse/intimate partner violence through the use of the Power and Control Model and other evidenced-based practices.

David focuses on guiding the client in identifying their needs, strengths and goals while in therapy in order to work towards the positive outcome they desire and enable the change from within.

David enjoys swimming, soccer, and reading.

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A New York State Mental Health Counselor, David Diaz has...

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Rebecca Criddle

Rebecca is a passionate practitioner who finds joy in helping her clients become empowered to overcome challenges and improve their lives. Practicing therapy for the past decade, Rebecca has developed confidence treating even the most severe mental health conditions, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, processing/developmental delays, ADHD, attachment and relational difficulties.

Rebecca is a trained family therapist and provides an advanced perspective in family systems intervention and supporting healthier relationship dynamics. Rebecca uses a strengths-based perspective and works to create a warm supportive environment where the process of change can be supported. Rebecca’s clinical work has included: a psychiatric hospital for suicidal ideation, a residential treatment center for addiction, developing and running an intensive outpatient clinic, and a treatment center for young adults. She has worked with adolescents and young adults to help them navigate difficult challenges like: school avoidance/refusal, social anxiety and agoraphobia, gender and sexual identity issues, defiant behaviors, and technology addiction. Rebecca is invested in creating a safe environment for her clients, where they can learn and practice skills to help them create positive outcomes and find healing in their lives.

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Natalie Dennis

Natalie Dennis is a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. Natalie Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Family Services and Gerontology and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Nazarene University. For over 11 years, Mrs. Dennis has worked with children and families who have experienced severe trauma. Mrs. Dennis practices trauma-focused therapy, which can help heal the effects of trauma on the brain. Mrs. Dennis has years of experience teaching positive parenting skills. In Mrs. Dennis’ view, all parents need to be is “good enough” to be successful parents. She strives to empower both parents and children by giving them hope. With three adult children and one grandchild, Mrs. Dennis has been married for 26 years. Family is her biggest passion. Self-proclaimed karaoke pro, she enjoys singing Prince songs and watching live bands.

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Natalie Dennis is a licensed professional counselor in Oklahoma. Natalie...

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Courtney Arnold

Courtney Macon-Arnold is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master of Science Degree in both Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. With over 16 years of experience with adolescent, adult and family counseling, Courtney has as developed a strong belief in restorative healing and positive change. She believes that every client is special and uses an integrative approach to therapy – blending elements from different concepts and tailoring treatment to meet each individual’s specific needs. Courtney has had therapeutic experience in a variety of settings – including mental health, substance use, life coaching and private practice, and is trained in several therapeutic approaches, including: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); Cognitive (CBT and Dialectical (DBT) Behavioral Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; and Short – term Dynamic Therapy treatment modalities. In her spare time, you can find her volunteering at the neighborhood community center cooking meals for low income families, running, playing basketball and online video gaming.

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Courtney Macon-Arnold is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a...

Erica Butler

Erica Butler, M.A. is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Erica has had great success in helping individuals recognize, establish, and maintain healthy relationships with others. Erica has extensive experience working with teens and young adults to address concerns/issues specific to this unique developmental life stage, including resolving parent/child conflict, establishing personal identity and increased autonomy, developing personal values, addressing body image concerns, and understanding/creating healthy relationships. Erica’s aims to ensure her clients feel connected and cared for while reaching their goals, and believes that lasting change is best sustained together.

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Erica Butler, M.A. is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist...

Rachel Marmor

Rachel Marmor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based out of South Florida. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, she has had experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. She has experience with a broad range and severity of clinical issues. Her areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, family conflict, and complex trauma/abuse. Her therapeutic approach can be best described as individualistic. She does not believe there is a one size fits all approach to therapy. Her goal is to get to know her clients as individuals and develop a plan for what will help them reach short term and long-term goals. She operates from an empathetic, caring, and non-judging point of view. In her free time you can find her spending time with her children, volunteering at local schools and food pantries, or reading.

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Rachel Marmor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based out...

Joe Martin

It can be difficult and challenging for people to deal with various life struggles. Often people need tools to deal with challenges or may not have a support system to assist with challenges. I have years of experience assisting others of all ages from numerous situations and life experiences, with respect and understanding in a non-judgmental manner. I graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I spent several years working with children, adolescents, and families in residential treatment settings. I then completed my Master’s degree at Amberton University in Garland, Texas. I was originally licensed in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor until relocating to Missouri over 20 years ago, and have been licensed in Missouri since that time. During these years I continued to work primarily with children/adolescents and families in residential treatment helping them transition back home. I have also been employed in outpatient counseling settings assisting all ages. In addition, I worked in an adult correctional setting with substance use disorder clients. I have been active as an advocate in the LGBTQ community, and have worked in emergency shelters with homeless youth and adults. I was an elevated needs foster parent for nearly 5 years and have adopted one teenager. I strongly believe in empowering my clients and challenging them to look at all options for difficulties they are currently experiencing. I believe a positive honest client-therapist relationship is necessary for positive change to occur. My interests and hobbies are music, most arts and have 3 dogs, a cocker spaniel, a Cavalier king charles spaniel and a Great Pyrenees (polar bear dog).
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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Jaime Duckett

Jaime Duckett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.  She has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health programs, residential treatment centers, and private practice. Jaime’s mission is to provide individuals with an opportunity to learn about themselves, and seek self-empowerment through various lessons, skills, and tools to change their circumstances and mindset to make better informed choices and decisions to overcome life challenges. When working with children and adolescents, she tends to use a client centered, strength-based approach to therapy along with a combination of cognitive behavior therapy, play/art therapy, and other creative outlets for children and adolescents to express themselves and promote personal growth.   In her spare time, Jaime enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and volunteering with her local Girl Scouts troop.

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