Our Team

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

St. Simons Island Location

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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Aubrie Reedy, MA, AT, NCC, LPC

St. Simons Island Art Studio Location

Therapist

Aubrie attended Savannah College of Art and Design on a full soccer scholarship and obtained her degree in Painting and Illustration.

After graduating, Aubrie taught art at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn Georgia. She taught Kindergarten through 12th grade art and also became the head coach for the varsity boys soccer team.

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Erin Campbell, LASW

Brunswick Location

Therapist

She graduated with the highest G.P.A in her Social Work graduate class, earning her the Student of Distinction Award.

Erin’s experience includes; advocating for children and adults who were physically, and sexually abused and/or assaulted, providing individual, groups, couples, and family therapy in both residential and outpatient settings

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Christian King,  MA, LAPC

St. Simons Island, Brunswick 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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  Cheryl Underwood, MA, LAPC

St. Simons Island and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

Cheryl enjoys working with individuals and married couples whom need a more cognitive behavior approach. Using empathy and their belief system together to define the core issues Cheryl and her clients set goals.  Cheryl’s goal is to help her clients resource their strengths for a healthy fulfilling life ahead in a trusting environment.

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 Gwen Pacella, LMSW

St. Simons Island Location

Therapist

Gwen enjoys working with clients who are motivated to develop a greater awareness of their thoughts, feelings and reactions; tackling stress causing issues. Working from a strengths-focused outlook, she assists in building skills for change and self-understanding by using traditional therapies and experiential methods.


Brittany Hubbart

St. Simons Island and Kingsland Locations

Therapist

“When holding space for change and projection towards health, I believe we must look at all aspects of people’s being- the mental, biological, emotional, spiritual, and cultural- to address issues being experienced.” 

Building a positive professional relationship is the cornerstone of effective therapy. 

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Madi Sports

St. Simons Island Location

Intern

Madi is an intern at Emerald Isle Counseling and earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of the Cumberlands. She believes in every person’s ability to grow and implement positive changes in their life and she desires to create a safe space as they strive to achieve their goals.  

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Office Staff

Judy Watterson

Practice Manager

Judy is the rock star of Emerald Isle Counseling.  She is originally from Jacksonville and spent most of her career in the building industry; having worked in sales/management for various large home builders in the Jacksonville area. Additionally, she has owned and successfully managed several small businesses. Judy brings this marketing and business acumen to EIC, a hallmark of a successful practice management.

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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. Recently 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.

 


Shayna Valerio

Administrative Assistant

Shayna spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia, where she graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2016 with her Bachelor’s in Business Management. She moved to the coastal area in 2017 with her daughter to join her parents who started a small business. As the client services administrator, her job is to oversee the office operations and she is committed to making the patients and their families experience a positive one. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and working on her medical billing and coding certification.

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