Lighthouse Counseling Center
& Associated Therapeutic Services, LLC
Lighthouse Counseling Center - 901 Arsenal Avenue, Suite 202, Fayetteville, NC 28305
910-323-3368 - lighthousecounselingcenter@biblicaltherapy.net
Clinical Director
Dr. Mike Martin, LPC, ACS - Dr. Martin graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degreein 1971. He attended Georgia State University, the University of Southern California, Carolina Bible College, Liberty Univeristy, and Regent University obtaining the Master of Education, Master of Systems Management, master of Counseling, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Dr. Martin, was licensed as a professional counselor in 1993. Before becoming a counselor, Dr. Martin served in the U. S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Special Operations Command.
Laurie Powers, PA-C, - Laurie Powers is a Certified Physician Assistant who has been in practice for 24 years, with more than half of those in psychiatry. She is a 1990 graduate from the Duke University School of Medicine. She is one of the few PA's in the country to be NC Board certified in both Primary Care and Psychiatry. Mrs. Power's was trained in psychiatry under the supervision of John Lesica, M.D., and worked with him for a total of 10 years. She has also worked closely with Mark Hessenthaler, M.D., for several years, who will continue to supervise her at Lighthouse Counseling Center. Her passion is to carae for mentally ill children and adolescents. She is skilled at diagnosing and treating the following conditions: anxiety depression/mood disorders, aggression, autistic spectrum disorders, and psychotic disorders, as well as ADHD and ODD/conduct disorder. Her style is to attempt life style changes and behavioral therapy if applicable prior to the initiation of medication management When medication is needed, she attempts to use the least amount of medication for the shortest amount of time. Her interests include her church, her family, as well as her personal health/fitness. She is excited to join some of her favorite therapists and psychologists at Lighthouse Counseling Ceter on June 2, 2014. She accepts most insurance with the exception of Tricare at this time. Please contact the front office for additional information.
Counselors
Johnny Leonard, LPC, LCAS, CSI - Johnny Leonard is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and Clinical Supervisor Intern at Biblical & Lighthouse Counseling Services since April of 2012. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2006) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (2010) from Fayetteville State University. he has been engaged in the practice of individual and group counseling since 2009. His approach to counseling involves helping the individual identify their inner strengths and develop self-awareness . His theraputic approach is eclectic typically blending Psychoanalytic, Person-Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Additionall, he is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing. He is activelyinvolved in community education and prevention regarding substance abuse and mental health in Cumberland and Robeson Counties. Professionally associations that he is involved with include: Addictions Professionals of North Carolina, American Counseling Association, and National Assocciation for Alcoholism & Drug Abuse. During his free time, he enjoys traveling watching cartoons, and reading.
Misty Martin, LPC - Misty Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Biblical Counseling Services and Lighthouse Counseling Center. She has a Master's in Business Management from Regent University and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Misty has over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, including work in both Inpatient and Outpatient settings. Prior to becoming a counselor, she spent a number of years as the Director of Admissions, Enrollment and Marketing at the School of Divinity at Regent Univeristy in Virginia Beach, VA, where she lived and worked for over ten years. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of issues such as adjustment, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, abuse, trauma, and substance abuse, amog others. Misty incorporates the following theraputic approacches based on the individual's needs: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Theory, and others.

Kim Rueda-Herring, LPC, LPA - Kim Rueda-Herring is a Licensed Psychological Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor who has provided outpationt therapy for 20 years. She provides family and individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Disorders treated include: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, blended family issues, and Adjustment Disorders, among others. Her area of specialty is trauma based disorders including: physical and sexual abuse, issues related to out of home placement, and grief. She is trained in the TF-CBT model which is an evidence based model that provides education and treatment to both the individual and family.

Joanne Coddington, LPCA - Joanne Coddington is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate at Lighthouse Counseling Center and Biblical Counseling Services. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northcentral University, a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and has been working in the mental health field since 2012. Joanne’s approach is eclectic and includes the following therapeutic approaches based on the needs of the individual: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Joanne is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families dealing with a variety of issues to include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, abuse, military issues, and others. Before becoming a counselor Joanne served in the U.S. Army for five years as an air traffic controller, and then as a stay at home mother until she decided it was time to re-enter the workforce. Joanne is a military spouse and currently resides on Fort Bragg with her husband, two children, two dogs, and cat. Her interests include her family, church, reading, running, and CrossFit.

Donisa J. Hammond, MA, LPCA, LCAS-A, - Donisa Hammond is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate at Lighthouse Counseling Center. She began her career at Lighthouse in January 2014 as a graduate student intern. Donisa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Fayetteville State University. She then attended graduate school at Liberty University and received her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling.  She has experience in performing diagnostic assessments and outpatient therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and couples ranging from anxiety, depression, marital conflict, chemical dependence, and most forms of personal, couple, and family problems.  She performed clinical work with children at Falcon Children's home as well as geriatric addictions clients at Fayetteville Pain and Spine Center utilizing Suboxone.  Donisa incorporates therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Center Therapy, and the implementation of biblical Christian principles as requested.  She is passionate about working with those who are troubled with marital conflict as well as faith and spiritual issues.
Sandy Paul, LPCA - Sandy Paul is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate at Lighthouse & Biblical Counseling Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology from University of Colorado, teacher certification from Fayetteville State University and the state of North Carolina, and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Sandy has 2 years of experience working in outpatient settings as an intern and as an LPCA with Lighthouse Counseling Center. Prior to becoming a counselor, she spent several years volunteering at multiple settings in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she lived and worked for over seven years. Sandy also spent several years in the North Carolina public school system working as a teacher and substitute teacher. Prior to coming to NC, she volunteered, worked, and lived in several other states and countries traveling with her husband while he was in the military. She has counseling experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, dealing with a range of issues such as adjustment, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, abuse, and trauma. Sandy includes the following therapeutic approaches, based on the individual’s needs: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Theory, Play Therapy and others.