Welcome New Therapists

We’re happy to welcome two new therapists to our Counseling Center staff.

Vanessa Ribeiro earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree from Freed-Hardeman University in 2006. She has worked with people from many different backgrounds facing a variety of difficulties.

She is trained in EMDR and serves people who have a history of childhood trauma, single-event trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and relationship issues.

Vanessa was born and raised in Brazil. She moved to the US in 2001. Vanessa is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and provides therapy in these languages as well. Vanessa and her family are a part of the Ethos church.
Contact Vanessa


Helen Newton earned her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca University in 2015. She has been certified in Prepare/Enrich training for couples. She has completed the EFT externship for individuals and couples and is seeking licensure in Tennessee.

Helen has experience working with adults and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and self-discovery. She has also worked with couples experiencing trust issues and/or negative communication patterns.

Helen worships at West End Community Church and enjoys visiting other church communities.
Contact Helen

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