Our Team

Joshua Howell

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

Joshua Howell, MS, LPC, founder/owner 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, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addictions, and adult autism.

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, in Madison, Alabama. He traces his roots in group and individual counseling to his time at Bradford, where he completed 100 hours of hands-on coursework and 600 hours in the internship.

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.

He welcomes new clients at Luminous Counseling & Consulting.

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.

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.


Cherry, Director of Marketing & Communications

Cherry formally 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.