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Our EAP Staff

 

Donna Avant, Director, LCSW, PIP, CEAP
Donna M. Avant completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Alabama. She has served as an EAP Specialist as well as the Client Services Coordinator of the Employee Assistance Program. Her professional credentials include Licensed Certified Social Worker in the state of Alabama, Certified Employee Assistance Professional and Certified Tobacco Cessation facilitator. She is also certified in Thanatology, the study of grief and bereavement. Mrs. Avant's areas of expertise include: leadership development, family therapy, child therapy, stress management, communication skills, grief and bereavement, conflict resolution, assertiveness training, parenting and sensitivity training. In 2012 she received the Hal Davidson Award - Employee Assistance Professional of the Year at the Alabama Chapter of the Employee Professionals Association. She also received the 2008 DCH Excellence Award.

 

Chip Garrett, LPC
Chip Garrett, LPC, completed his Master of Arts in Counselor Education at the University of Alabama. As an EAP specialist, his professional credentials include Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama, Certified Addictions Counselor, and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. His areas of expertise include family therapy, divorce recovery, addictive behavior, adolescent behavior problems, adventure based training, conflict resolution, critical incident debriefing and trauma counseling.

 

 

Jill Jenine Martin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Jill Jenine Martin completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Mississippi State University. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Martin's professional credentials include Licensed Psychologist, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor.  Her areas of expertise include stress and anger management, assertiveness training, communication, conflict resolution, divorce recovery, parent training, individual and marital therapy.

 

Vanessa German Graves, LCSW, PIP
Vanessa German Graves completed her Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Alabama. This EAP Specialist is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the State of Alabama and Certified Smoking Cessation Facilitator. Her areas of expertise include individual and family therapy, marital counseling, parent training, adolescent therapy, child play therapy, divorce adjustment, grief counseling, stress management, and adventure based training. In 2008 she received the National Association of Social Workers' Social Worker of the Year Award for West Alabama, and the 25 Year Service Award from the Alabama Conference of Social Work.

 

Sonya W. Guy, LPC, MCC
Sonya W. Guy completed her Master of Arts in Counselor Education at the University of Alabama. As an EAP Secialist, her credentials include Alabama Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Her areas of expertise include individual, marital and family counseling, divorce recovery, anger and stress management, addictive behavior and critical incident debriefing and trauma counseling.

 

Sandra R. Hopkins, MSW
Sandra R. Hopkins completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Alabama. As an EAP Specialist, her professional credentials include Licensed Graduate Social Worker in the State of Alabama and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. Mrs. Hopkins areas of expertise include marital/family therapy, adolescent and child therapy, stress management, cultural awareness and sensitivity training, addictive behaviors, critical incident debriefing, parenting, anger management and conflict resolution. Mrs. Hopkins has presented at professional conferences and many other local and national events. She is the recipient of the 2008-West Alabama Hospital Association's Hero Award, the 2006-DCH Excellence Award, the 2006-Social Worker of the Year-Alabama State NASW Award, and the 2006-Social Worker of the Year-West Alabama Unit NASW Award.

Julia H. Madrid, ALC
Julia H. Madrid, EAP Specialist, completed her Master of Arts in Counselor Education at the University of Alabama. She is a National Certified Counselor and an Associate Licensed Counselor in Alabama. She is trained at individual, couples, and family counseling. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, divorce adjustment, stress management, communication skills, and wellness.

Carol Cook
EAP Assistant
Carol Cook's friendly voice immediately helps clients feel comfortable. Carol manages the front office, assists with intake and takes on a number of other roles in the EAP office.

 

Monique Reese
EAP Assistant
Monique assists with scheduling appointments and fulfills many other duties to help the office run smoothly.

 

 

 




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