Our Team

Joshua Howell

Joshua Howell, Founder (MS, LPC, NCC, ICAADC, SAP, SAE)

Joshua Howell, founder and counselor at Luminous Counseling & Consulting of Huntsville, Alabama, finds his motivation in the empowerment of his clients. He guides them through the counseling process with the ultimate goal of helping everyone discover a path to a more prosperous life for themselves and their families.

The desire to zero in on clients’ concerns is why he started Luminous Counseling & Consulting in 2015, with a concentration on general anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addictions, and adult autism. He uses CBT, MI, EMDR, and TF-CBT.

Joshua earned his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Walden University in Minneapolis. He completed an internship at Bradford Health Services, an inpatient center for co-occurring clients.  Joshua is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, a board-certified counselor, and an internationally certified counselor. He has also earned the designation of advanced alcohol and drug counselor.

Joshua is a former board member of the Alabama Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association and is also active in numerous other professional organizations, including the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling, the Alabama Counseling Association, and the National Board for Certified Counselors.

JaTavia Bradley Counselor (MS, ALC under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Slover, LPCS)

JaTavia Bradley is an Associate Licensed Counselor, supervised by Dr. Jennifer Slover,  LPC-S. JaTavia received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Alabama A&M University, as well as her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. JaTavia utilizes various therapeutic interventions, including but not limited to Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. JaTavia provides a safe  place to address issues related to depression, anxiety, maladaptive behaviors, adjustment, and trauma. She strives to assist clients and families with navigating towards their therapeutic goal.

JaTavia is a member of the Alabama Counseling Association and Alabama Counseling Association Division for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Brittany Clifford Counselor (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. 

Kathy Florence (MS, LMFTA)

I received my BS from Troy University and my Masters from Amridge University in Marriage and Family Therapy. I selected to get a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy because I love the dynamics of family development. I possess more than 20 years of experience in the counseling profession as a mental health provider in various diverse settings. In a former position as a Mental Health Therapist, I provided counseling and skill building for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and those with co-occuring substance abuse. use disorders. I also have previous experience with case management and conducting psycho- educational groups. Additional qualifications include implementing crisis interventions and a strong interest in trainings in trauma, bereavement, and EFT.

Ariela Weston (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.

Sandy Johnson Family / Couples Counselor (LICSW, MAC, FDCS)

Sandy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Master Addictions Counselor with Certification in Family Development. He has more than 30 years of experience in helping others utilize their strengths to overcome barriers and achieve personal goals. His most recent practice has been assisting families and couples facing challenges to recover relationships lost or stolen in addiction, loss, or other traumatic events. He also enjoys making presentations to large and small groups on many topics.

Rhoda Kellum Counselor (MS, ALC)

I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oakwood University in 2016 and my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2018.

I have extensive experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I strive to construct a safe environment where my clients are able to express themselves without judgment and learn new skills to better manage presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, ADHD, as well as emotional, and behavioral issues.

I am passionate about empowering children and adolescents to recognize their individual strengths and talents by challenging them and utilizing those strengths to achieve individual goals. I am committed to the child’s personal growth and enhancing overall mental health so that these children grow up to be better and more emotionally equipped adults.


Cherry, Director of Marketing & Communications

Cherry formerly of Scottsboro now resides in Huntsville following her dream of helping individuals get the care and support they need. Cherry enjoys helping people find solutions to life’s challenges. She enjoys church, water skiing, and long walks.

Reyna, Administrative Assistant

Reyna is an administrative assistant at Luminous Counseling, supporting both staff and clients in scheduling, billing, and support. Reyna brings her service experience to help make Luminous a laid back and stress-free environment. She enjoys hiking and exploring the local food scene.

Sara, Office Manager

Sara is an executive administrative assistant at Luminous Counseling, supporting staff.

Brienna, Administrative Assistant

Brienna is an administrative assistant at Luminous Counseling, supporting staff.