Experienced Doctors, Counselors, and Therapists

Effective counseling requires open and honest communication between you and your therapist, but it is more than just talking. When you need help, you need to talk to an experienced, trained professional. All of our therapists are licensed professionals with experience in treating mental health disorders.

Tamekia “Dr. Honest T” Cathright, PhD, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director
Licensed Professional Counselor/National Certified

Tamekia “Dr. Honest T” Cathright is an EMDR-trained Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Alabama, Georgia, and Texas and a National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC) with a background in psychology and counseling.

Dr. “Honest T” received her BS in Rehabilitation Science with a concentration in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She also completed her MS in Counseling & Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP accredited program at Troy University. Plus, she has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from a CACREP accredited program at the University of the Cumberlands.

Dr.“Honest T” is a member of the American Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Chi Sigma Iota (ΧΣΙ). She provides therapeutic services for anyone struggling with mental health concerns, including assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders by providing counseling services. She also has been privileged to work with a multicultural population while being the wife of a veteran and values developing high-quality relationships with everyone no matter their background. Dr. “Honest T” believes that everyone deserves to care for their psychological well-being no matter their circumstances. Therefore, she offers individual, group, and distance counseling and consulting by video, along with in-person counseling, business consulting, and concierge services.

She is devoted to providing a non-judgmental, reliable, safe, and empathetic space in which individuals can talk authentically and openly about life’s challenges. Her clinical concentration includes corporate stress assessment & crisis intervention, mental & emotional imbalances, family, couple, & relationship conflicts, diversity & cultural issues, trauma, image, and faith concerns. However, she is amenable to helping you find resources if your needs are outside of her scope of practice. Discovering whatever you need to have a candid psychological breakthrough is a top priority. Dr. “Honest T” practices from evidence-based approaches to therapy such as EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) along with other goal-oriented therapies that suit clients’ needs, with a humanistic style. She desires to help individuals meet their goals, find strength, and obtain empowerment through honesty.

Rebecca Cohen, EdD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama with 20 years of experience in social services, education, and counseling services. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and English from Troy State University in 1999 and a Master of Education from Troy State University in 2002. Rebecca graduated in 2009 from a CACREP-accredited program at Troy University with a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology. In 2016, she completed her Doctorate of Education, Counselor Education and Supervision from CACREP accredited program at Argosy University – Sarasota.

Rebecca believes everyone deserves to live their best lives and reach their goals and dreams. She is passionate about working with people and helping them overcome issues and obstacles. Her clinical experience includes anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, grief/loss, stress management, anger management, and substance abuse/recovery. Rebecca often utilizes skills from DBT, CBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Reality Therapy. She believes in working to meet the clients where they are and using techniques to help them progress toward their goals. Rebecca has experience working with children, teens, young adults, adults, and older adults. She has experience doing individual, group, and couples therapy. Helping people succeed in an open, safe, and compassionate setting is her mission with every client.

Mildres Arlette Mitchell, ALC

Associate Licensed Counselor (AL)

Arlette has been happily married for 25 years and is raising two adopted sisters ages 14 & 16. Her education background includes an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University Montgomery.

Her experience includes providing case management services to the elderly and disabled, an activity therapist for inmates with mental illness, and a counseling research assistant with a Family Guidance Center and University of Alabama. She has worked in middle school as a resource teacher, and as a head start supervisor. She is a certified classroom management trainer, parent educator and a community leadership facilitator. She has also worked in residential homes with adults with severe mental illness and substance abuse issues.

Arlette’s personal belief is that all individuals have a spiritual core that should be explored and considered in the healing process. She uses Brief Solution therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy as well as combinations of other treatments. Something unique about her is that she lived in the Philippines when she was 17 and it changed her perspective of the United States and the opportunities it has to offer. As a result, she is now more sensitive to unmet mental health and education needs in marginalized communities. In her free time, she enjoys dancing listening to music, attending conferences, and anything that has to do with water.

Shawn Howard, PMHNP-BC

Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (AL)

Shawn Howard is an ANCC-board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. She has over 20 years of psychiatric experience, ranging from inpatient psychiatric care to outpatient psychiatric care. Ms. Howard’s specialties include depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, insomnia, OCD, ADHD, and more. Her philosophy focuses on caring for patients holistically, ensuring their mental needs are met, and helping patients and their families reach optimal mental health outcomes.

Shawn loves small-town living in Alabama, fishing, swimming, camping, watching classic movies, and listening to music. She owns SIS Mental Health Services and is happy to partner with Honest Counseling & Psychological Medicine to help increase mental health care throughout Alabama. Ms. Howard looks forward to serving all patients’ medical and mental health needs, seeking great, compassionate, quality care.

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