Our Team — Madison

Brittany Clifford, Clinical Director (MS, LMFT)

Brittany is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who obtained her Bachelor Psychology and Sociology from University of North Alabama and Master’s of Marriage and family therapy from Drexel University.

She has been providing therapy services for over six years. Being trained in marriage and family therapy provides a systemic view of issues, relating to how family, friends, and community can impact your current mental health. Brittany has experienced working with all ages throughout her time as a therapist. She has learned to utilize an emotion focused, person centered approach. Providing therapy it has become clear that cultural awareness was an important factor in all therapy settings in order to provide the highest level of care. Due to this she takes all cultural aspects (religion, ethnicity, LGBTQ+, ect) into consideration to provide the best care possible to each individual client. 

Kira Ryan, Counselor (MS, ALC)

Hey there!

I’m Kira, and I am a compassionate and dedicated ALC (under the supervision of Lorna Bell, LPC-S).  I am passionate about working with children, and I specialize in utilizing innovative therapeutic approaches such as; Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and holistic therapy methods. Recognizing the importance of a holistic approach, I also integrate psychoeducational techniques for parents, ensuring a collaborative and comprehensive support system for my clients.

I excel in assisting individuals facing challenges related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and adolescent struggles Committed to inclusivity and diversity, I am LGBTQIA+ friendly. I strive to create a safe and affirming space for clients of all backgrounds, identities, and orientations. My therapeutic philosophy revolves around creating an atmosphere where clients feel safe, seen, and heard. I believe in empowering individuals to explore their strengths, navigate challenges, and cultivate resilience on their journey towards mental well-being. Whether working with children or supporting parents, I am dedicated to facilitating positive change and promoting emotional flourishing.

Haley McInnis, Counselor (MS, LICSW)

Hi! My name is Haley. I have been a therapist/counselor for 5 years, and I have been working in the mental health field for 9 years.

I decided to start a career in mental health because a therapist saved my life when I was a teenager. I have dedicated my life to helping others in the same way, and I truly believe it is my calling. I will do everything within my ability to help improve your overall mood and quality of life in general.

I am now an EMDR-trained clinician. EMDR can be used to treat a variety of mental health concerns. I also offer traditional talk therapy, and I utilize a number of play therapy techniques.

I have experience in working with adults of all ages and children ages 3 and up. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of presenting problems, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, substance abuse issues, issues related to attachment, low self-esteem, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, ADHD, OCD, codependency, and gender dysphoria.

I have worked as an Adult Outpatient Therapist at the community mental health center. I conducted sessions with individuals with a variety of mental health issues and varying levels of severity. I also have experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor focusing on recovery from opiate dependency. My initial position as a therapist was in community mental health conducting individual and family sessions for children ages 3 and up, teenagers, and adults of all ages. I have had a wide variety of experiences previous to this at a hospice, an inpatient behavioral health hospital, group home for adults with mental illnesses, a residential facility for boys with behavioral issues, and juvenile probation.

I earned my LICSW in May of 2021. I graduated with a Master of Social Work in 2018 at Alabama A&M University. I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work in 2015 at University of North Alabama.

I’m excited to work together in order to improve your mental health and your quality of life!

Ariela Weston, Counselor (MS, LICSW)

Hello, my name is Ariela Weston and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Alabama. I have 10 years of experience as both therapist and manager in our field. Since attaining my LICSW in the state of Alabama, and prior, I have been consistently engaged in the treatment of a great variety of client categories, and the administration of different program types. I have directed, managed, and/or supervised treatment programs, for adults, adolescents, and children. I have worked directly with clients with a wide range of concerns including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, autism, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I focus on building strong rapport and respect between client and therapist. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to assist clients in making their thinking more positive, decrease negative thinking habits and promote change. My approach also combines Strength-Based perspective, Solution Focused and Motivational interviewing.

My experience has taught me the value of compassion for everyone I have been privileged to serve. My therapy style is warm and interactive. My passion in life is to help others and I believe that the key to therapy with any person is respect. I would be honored if I was given the opportunity to support and empower you.

Erin Bouchard, Counselor (MS, LMSW)

Hello! My name is Erin and I have been providing therapy for almost 4 years and I have worked in the mental health field for 10 years. I received my Master’s in clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida and my BA degree in Psychology from Columbia College. I am actively working towards my LICSW.

I use many different therapy models, but tend to favor a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy. I also strongly believe in using a problem- solving approach that is solution-focused. In many diagnoses, a strength- based approach to therapy is also beneficial for empowering clients to live they’re most rewarding and happy lives by living up to their full potential. I have experience working with many client populations, including children, pre-teens, adolescents, adults, and elders. I have experience working in a community health facility providing therapy to children and adolescents and have worked in private practice providing teletherapy and in-person sessions to adolescents and adults. I have had the honor to work with veterans with severe mental health and substance use disorders and have worked in an outpatient treatment center for chemical dependency. My goal for each and every client is to facilitate positive change, improve emotional and social functioning, and improve the overall quality of their lives.

Amy Mannahan, Counselor (MS, LICSW)

I received my Bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I then pursued a master’s degree in social work from A&M University. I also possess my independent clinical social work license. I have many years of experience with children and families and enjoy helping others find their strengths, build on them and live a joyful life.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as we all have negative thoughts about ourselves that we can change. I also use solution focused therapy to help individuals handle what life throws at us when we least expect it. I would like to commend you for taking the first step to get help with the challenges you are facing. It can be difficult to deal with struggles in life that we all face and reaching out for help is not always easy. I want to assure you I am here to help you without judgment and with an empathetic open mind. I would love the opportunity to help you get through your current or past struggles or just to listen to what you need to process and talk about. If you are depressed about your relationship or life in general, have anxiety or difficulties making a decision, I am here to help you.