Our Team

Allyn D Robb Jr. EDS, CPCS, NCC, LPC

Clinical Director

Allyn completed his graduate work at Georgia Southern University, University of Georgia, and Nova Southeastern University. He has 35 plus years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, adults and families in both the public and private sectors.

 

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Denise Schuster, MA, LPC, CBC

Brunswick and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Denise is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She earned a masters degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Illinois University.

Denise has 37 years of experience working with individuals  who have mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, self esteem problems, addiction problems, trauma and adjustment disorders.

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Christian King,  LAPC

St. Simons Island and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Christian King has extensive experience working with all ages in a wide variety of areas.

He taught in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County, TN school system for 3 years and working as a social worker and therapist in Project G.R.A.D. Knoxville; a private organization that partnered with the public school system.

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Brett Newton, LAPC

Brunswick and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Brett is a therapist with a broad background of experiences and training that he brings into his clinical practice. He attended Berea College (KY) where he earned a background in Child & Family Studies. Following the completion of his bachelor’s degree he then attended Northern Kentucky University where he was trained and earned his master’s degree as a school counselor.

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Payton Lee, LAPC

Brunswick and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Payton attained her Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Georgia Southern University then went on to complete her MA at the University of the Cumberlands in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She enjoys providing her clients with the support they need throughout their counseling journey.

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Shane Crews, LPC

Brunswick and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Shane is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from College of Coastal Georgia and MS in Psychology from Valdosta State University.  Shane has primarily worked in community based mental health and has experience working with a diverse range of populations and ages.

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Allison Bennett, MA

Brunswick and Kingsland Locations

Intern

Alley graduated in the Spring of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, GA. She is now pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valdosta State University and she will be under the supervision of our Clinical Director. 

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Jennifer Zak, LPC

St. Simons Island and Brunswick Locations

Therapist

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Georgia Southern University. She has more than 19 years of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, throughout the lifespan, in both public and private settings.

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Clay Klima, MA

Brunswick and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Clay has been helping individuals find meaning through difficult life situations and fostering human development for over 15 years. Before becoming a counselor, he lived abroad and worked for top-tier international schools in an educational capacity helping unique teens and young adults with challenging issues and little cultural support or understanding. 

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Sherrie Collins, MA

St. Simons Island Location

Therapist

Sherrie has worked with children of all ages for many years in a pastoral setting and as a school counselor.  She utilizes CBT, Sandplay therapy and art therapy with her clients; giving them ownership for their mental health. As part of a crisis team, Sherrie is trained to work specifically with adolescents dealing with anxiety, depression and suicidal ideations

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Carla Gaulin, MSW

St. Simons Island and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Carla enjoys leading her clients on a path to reach their goals and enhance their well-being. Carla graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a Master of Social Work Degree in Direct Practice from Troy University’s Advanced Standing Program. She has spent many years in the healthcare industry prior to beginning her path as a therapist. 

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Emily Carter, MA

Brunswick and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grade Education with concentrations in Language Arts and Social Sciences from Brewton-Parker College and received a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.

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Becca Davis

St. Simons Island Location

Intern

Becca graduated May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia Southern University. She is currently working on her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and will be under the supervision of our Clinical Director. 

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Roger deBeus, PhD

Brunswick Location

Psychologist 

Dr deBeus specializes in psychological assessments with children through adults; age range of six to 90.  Dr. deBeus works with a wide range of individuals possibly struggling with ADHD, learning problems, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, memory problems and head injuries.

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Bailee Allen

St. Simons Island Location

Intern

Bailee graduated in the Summer of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands, and she will be under the supervision of our Clinical Director.

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Office Staff

 

Chelsea Barrera

Practice Administrator

Chelsea comes from a background in acute healthcare and hospice management for over 10 years. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University. Previosly, she managed over one hundred employees from various professional backgrounds for a large hospice provider; her passion is being a resource to all in need.

 


 

Cheyenne Britt

Administrative Assistant

Cheyenne graduated from high school early and has decided to further her education in the health care field.  She is currently enrolled in Coastal Pines Technical College for Emergency Medical Technician. With her passion to help others, she plans to become a flight paramedic.  In her free time, she enjoys beach days, studying and spending time with her family and pets.

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Zariyah Cope

Administrative Assistant

Zariyah Cope will obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Wake Forest University in 2024. She is originally from Savannah, GA, and recently moved to Brunswick. In her free time she enjoys taking a nap, learning a new recipe, solving puzzles, and playing the SIMs.

 

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Amanda Fair

Practice Biller

Amanda joined Emerald Isle Counseling in the spring of 2023, bringing with her over 10 years of billing experience in the medical field. 

Amanda resides in Brunswick with her husband and two children. She enjoys her time off with days on the beach, live music, travelling, and cheering on the UGA Bulldogs. Go Dawgs!

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