Where Grace, Love and Hope Greet You At The Door...

Embrace Counseling & Consulting

"Where Grace, Love and Hope Greet You At The Door"

EMBRACE vision

Get to know Embrace Counseling & Consulting

Who We Are...

We purposefully embrace and meet others where they are with Grace, Love and Hope, as well as, help others to create and journey towards their vision to live their best life.

EMBRACE services

We offer a large array of services

Counseling and Consulting Services

Embrace Counseling and Consulting offers counseling services that support mental health and wellness. Consulting services provide an array of resources to empower others to embrace and live their vision.



2-Xhale with "Resa"

Join Lyresa for informative conversations with others as we discuss everyday life issues that impact our Journey of "life". Learn how we can empower ourselves and each other to realize our purpose and bring our vision to life.

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Meet our Experienced Team of Therapists

Lyresa McGriff


Service Driven….

Lyresa values the importance of integrating the Mind, Body and Spirit to help clients create their unique vision while embracing their journey towards Mental Health and Wellness.

Christine Sims


Put things in perspective…Christine is an educator at heart and loves to link the child and adult to have a positive communication experience.

Charles Houston


Charles is a graduate of Richmont Graduate University where he earned his Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy. Charles is certified in Level 1 and level 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Amber Johnson


Amber earned her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in Sex Therapy, from Richmont Graduate University. Amber is a relational and vibrant therapist who has a passion for relationships.

Cristina Morales


Whether you are looking for premarital, marital, or individual counseling you have come to the right place. My name is Tina and I am an Associate Professional Counselor, Master’s level Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Prepare & Enrich Facilitator.

Monique Jones


Ms. Jones believes in compassionately guiding, and helping people process issues of unforgiveness, self-worth/empowerment, relationship building, sexual orientation, sexual identity, trauma, grief/loss, and addictions.

Charlese Williams


I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. I understand how self-doubt and perfectionism limit one's ability to believe in themselves while also creating personal standards for living that are unattainable.

Novell Blain


Novell Blain, MA, LPC, CPCS, is a licensed professional counselor and certified professional counselor supervisor. Novell received intensive training in EMDR, and has obtained certifications in Prepare/Enrich, Gottman Couples Therapy Levels 1 and 2, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Dianna Faulkner


Hello, my name is Dianna Maddox. I am a Master’s level Mental Health Counseling student at Richmont Graduate University. In my final year, I am serving at Embrace Counseling and Consulting as a Master Clinical Intern to greet clients with Grace, Love and Hope

David Ryan


David is a counselor in training and a student at Richmont Graduate University, where he will be graduating with his Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with certification in trauma counseling in 2024. 

Sasha Brown

Master Clinical Intern

Hi, I'm Sasha, a Master's level Mental Health Counseling student with a Marriage and Family Therapy certificate at Richmont Graduate University, serving Embrace as a Clinical Intern. I am a Certified Prepare & Enrich Facilitator inspired by wanting to be a resource of Hope for others.

Mykaila Alexander

Master Clinical Intern

Mykaila obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. Mykaila is committed to guiding individuals on their journey toward healing, acceptance, and self-discovery. 

Lauren Yuille

RMA, Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

Lauren Yuille plays a vital role in the everyday operations here at Embrace to assist our clinicians in living their purpose and serving others. Lauren has an array of experience in the healthcare industry including being a Certified and Registered Medical Assistant, EKG Tech and Phlebotomist. Additionally, Lauren is a Certified Billing and Coding specialist in the state of Georgia. Lauren serves to keep the Embrace Team in Compliance and Financially Healthy to make sure we can continue to give Grace, Love and Hope to others.

What Our Clients Say About Us

I've been seeing Lyresa for a few years. When we first met, she was so warm and comforting and i instantly felt at ease. It was like talking with a friend. She is always encouraging, positive and has helped me through several difficult issues. She is skilled, knowledgeable and has a genuine love for her clients! If a stuffy therapy session isn't your thing and you are looking for something more inviting, I highly recommend Lyresa!

A. Ford


What Our Clients Say About Us

Prior to the start of my journey with Lyresa and Embrace counseling, I had many questions about myself. Questions like, "how to be a better me, how to control my emotions and how to set the tone for my everyday life." During my time with Embrace Counseling, I have not only learned to set boundaries and expectations for myself, but also what it means to truly love myself. With her guidance, i have successfully been able to alter the perceptions others have of me, and ultimately, the perception I have of myself. I strongly recommend Lyresa and Embrace counseling to any and all of my best friends and family.

B. Towns


What Our Clients Say About Us

"Lyresa is one of a kind, as she is able to help you put your life into perspective at your own pace. She can help you navigate through the toughest terrain you have been through and drop all of stuff you have been carrying around for years. Helping you help yourself is what Embrace Counseling means to me. Give her a call and experience the freedom to be who you are while learning new ways to help improve your life. There is no judgement with Lyresa, she is amazing! Thank you for the effort, patience and clarity you have given me."

M. Thomas