Our Mission + Vision

We are devoted to quality care, services, and supports that drive the holistic health and well-being of both adults and youth within the Central Alabama region.

Our team of licensed professionals are passionate about serving, improving lives, and ensuring everyone has access to resources and tools needed to live thriving lives with confidence.

At Summerlane, we help you create a life you don’t need to escape.

Why Summerlane?

Our goal at Summerlane Counseling is to assist anyone who may be struggling internally and externally with challenging issues.

Some benefits to seeking help are being able to explore areas of the unknown, examine areas that you never thought existed, and delve into the whys, what’s, and who’s, in order to identify the details of your life that do not quite give the satisfaction you desire.

In return, you will be able to exude motivation that will promote healing, self-worth, balance, and peace within yourself.

Meet Our Providers

Memendra (Mendy) Harris, Owner, M.ED, LPC-S, NCC, MAC

Hi! You can call me Mendy. I’m the founder of Summerlane Counseling and a professional licensed and nationally certified counselor and supervisor in the state of Alabama and and Out-of-State Telehealth Provider in Florida.

Specialties
Anxiety
Depression
Couples/Family Counseling
Individual Counseling
Child/Teen Therapy (6+)

Preferred ages
6+ to adults

Education
I have a Masters degree in Community Counseling with a psychology background from Auburn University at Montgomery and a Post Certification from Troy University at Montgomery.

Bio
I have been practicing in the counseling field for 10+ years. My love and need to help people is excitingly overwhelming. I am most passionate placing smiles on others faces, helping friends, clients, and family by being there for them. Being there for someone and how I can support in some shape or form brightens my heart. Providing a positive outlook no matter what with an uplifting and encouraging gesture.

How I can help
I greatly value and strive for a therapeutic connection with my clients, establishing astounding rapport, and building a sense of partnership and alliance. I am drawn to people’s innate ability to reach their goals and those who have a willingness to receive the tools, guidance, and encouragement. I look forward to creating an experience with my clients that when they walk out, that they walk out feeling different. Being in the field of repairing hearts, transformation of minds, creating new outlooks, and encouraging growth, I’ve learned that it takes a special kind of gift. That gift is what drives my passion to want to help others in a way that I unique, colorful, and an authentic sense to overcome and thrive abundantly. I’m excited to join you on your journey to creating a life you don’t have to escape from.

License
Alabama LPC3405
Florida TPMC4094

Amanda Atkins, LPC, IECMH

Specialties
Depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger, trauma, divorce, DHR cases, LBGTQ, and abuse.

Education
I have a BS in elementary education with a minor in special education, MS in professional counseling both from Grand Canyon University. I have a post-Master’s certificate in Troy’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling (IECMH).

Bio
I have for the past three years work as an in-school based therapist with children and adolescents ranging from 4-21.

How I can help
I approach my sessions centered around the needs of the client. I allow the client to drive the session and will ask the relevant questions and change therapy techniques when it is need to further help the client. Most importantly I provide a listening ear to allow them to express their frustration, feelings, and emotions that need to expressed to help them address the situation that is causing them their mental health issues.

License 
Alabama LPC04778

Edith (Eadie) Caver, MS, LPC, ICAADC, AADC

Specialties
Substance Abuse
Mental Illness (grief, anxiety, depression)

Preferred ages
20+

Education
University of West Alabama
Graduated 2012
Bachelor of Science in English with Journalism minor

University of West Alabama
Graduated 2015
Master of Science in Counseling/Psychology

University of Montevallo
Non-degree student in Fall 2019

Liberty University
Currently in Progress
Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling: Traumatology

Licenses
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
LPC05023
Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC)

La'quashia Jarmon MS, ALC

Specialties
Mental Health Counseling, Grief Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-focused Intervention, Family Counseling, Anger/Stress Management, Substance Abuse Counseling

Preferred age
14+

Education
I am Associate Licensed Counselor. I am a Troy University alumna x2. I have a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Social Science.

Bio
I have been practicing counseling for 5+ years. I have always been very passionate
about helping others. I take great pride in my ability to establish a therapeutic alliance with clients while providing a judgement free and supportive environment.

How I Can Help
I desire to assist clients to meet their goals by assisting each to develop and utilize skills to manage and overcome life obstacles. I will provide each client with therapeutic support in a nonjudgmental but empathetic manner. I will assist clients to gain insight that life may be filled with turbulence but together we can find solutions and that their progress is my priority.

License 
ALC03824

Stephanie Johnson | Summerlane Counseling | Selma Alabama | 2023

Stephanie Johnson MS, ALC

Specialties
Substance Abuse
Trauma
DHR Cases
Anxiety
Depression
Self- Esteem

Education
Bachelor Of Science -Faulkner University
Master of Science – Troy University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Preferred Ages: 12+

Bio
I have worked in the counseling field for approximately 10 years. The most rewarding part of being a counselor is knowing how I played a part in affecting the life of another person in a positive way. My ultimate goal is to ensure others to be all that they are capable of being.

How I Can Help
My approach to counseling is to assist clients with identifying the ultimate goal they would like to achieve. My role as a counselor is to provide a nonjudgmental environment conducive to honest self-exploration. By doing this I can help individuals overcome challenges, obstacles, and/or events that have affected their life.

License
ALC04592

Latricia (Trish) Landrum, M.S., ALC

Specialties
Substance Abuse
Trauma
Depression/Anxiety
Grief
Self-Esteem
Marriage and Family
Career Counseling

Education
Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University Montgomery in 2012.

How I can help
I help clients by providing a supportive, safe, and unbiased space for clients to share and work through problems throughout the counseling process.

License
Alabama ALC- AL04059

Julia Apodaca-Lane | Summerlane Counseling

Julia Apodaca-Lane, LICSW

Specialties
Adult and adolescent (teenage) clients
Physical disabilities
Depression
Anxiety
Crisis intervention
ADHD
Bipolar disorder
Self-esteem
Stress Management

Preferred age
Teens and Adults

Education
Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Psychology (a 54-hr program in lieu of a minor) from Troy University
Graduated 2010
Master of Social Work from University of Alabama
Graduated 2018

Bio
I have worked in the mental health field over a decade. I have provided direct services in the home, in a psychiatric hospital setting, in a live-in treatment setting, and in outpatient care in community mental health. I have a passion for teaching and helping people learn and grow in their knowledge and capabilities regarding their mental health. In addition to social work, I am also a writer, authoring articles about my experience and knowledge regarding disabilities for various online publications including The Mighty, Yahoo, and Bezzy.

How I Can Help
I acknowledge that everyone is an individual, and I am prepared to listen and adapt to your specific needs in providing your care. I am open and honest in my own experiences, and bring that honesty into the therapy room. I am prepared to meet you where you are in a nonjudgmental and empathic way, and acknowledge that no one knows you or your situation better than you. I work from a strengths-based perspective, which means that we will find and focus on how your individual strengths can aid in your recovery.

License 
LICSW AL #5385C

Kiara Patrick, LPC.

Kiara Patrick, LPC

Specialties
Depression
Anxiety
Perinatal Wellness
Stress/Life Changes
Relationship Issues

Education
MS in Counseling Psychology from Alabama A&M University
BA in Psychology from Stillman College

Bio:
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and my role as a therapist is to provide a safe and nurturing space for that transformation to unfold. My goal is to empower you to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life that aligns with your values and aspirations.

How I can help
I consider myself a more relaxed and laid-back therapist. I will always provide that listening ear that you need and be there every step of the way while you process all your emotions. I allow my clients to lead the sessions.

Preferred age to work with: 20+

License
Alabama LPC04969

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Children's therapy suite at Summerlane Counseling.
Children's therapy suite at Summerlane Counseling.

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