Morenike Murphy, LPC-MHSP has 19 years of experience in the field of social services, serving most recently as the State Crisis Director at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Morenike provided direct services for 15 years to individuals in need of mental health services and persons in a behavioral health crisis. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, as well as a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Morenike is a Mandatory Pre-Screening Agent designated by the State of Tennessee to complete a Certificate of Need for emergency involuntary hospitalization. She has expertise in crisis intervention and suicide prevention, with specialized assessment and treatment expertise to help people who have serious mental illnesses live productive and satisfying lives in the community. The culmination of professional and personal experience with Tennessee’s mental health system provides the background for her current life’s work. Morenike is available for speaking engagements, therapy, Critical Incident and Stress Management (CISM), and coaching and consultation for personal development and professional goals.
Jasmine Niazi is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Psychology at Lipscomb University. She is passionate about research focusing on underrepresented populations and diminishing the stigma surrounding mental health. Jasmine's professional goal is to obtain a PhD in School Psychology to integrate better plans of action for students who are struggling academically or behaviorally, which can help them better understand themselves and strengthen their skills. Jasmine is also a huge advocate in reaching out when someone needs an extra hand in life.
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Aisha Lee is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Lipscomb University specializing in Play Therapy and Expressive Arts. She is passionate about helping clients foster self-awareness and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by using expressive arts. Aisha also has experience working in Community Mental Health, which provided her with a wide range of experience. Aisha’s approach to counseling is based on the belief of a holistic approach which provides support to the whole person, not just their mental health needs.
Jaime Harper, CPRS has 10 years of experience in the field of addictions and recovery, and currently serves as the Faith-Based Community Coordinator for the Middle Tennessee Grand Division where he is a point of contact in the faith community for establishing recovery programs, providing educational presentations, and facilitating coordination of substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring treatment and recovery services to those in need. He is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, a certified Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer, a Trauma Informed Approach trainer, a Mental Health First Aid-Adult/Public Safety trainer, a CPRS trainer, and is currently in his practicum in the master’s program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in addictions at Lipscomb University. Jaime has a passion for helping individuals find hope in their lives and uses his experience to walk with others on their path to recovery and healing.
Yohana Temesghen, LMSW is a Licensed Masters Social Worker with experience working in substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring treatment and recovery services. She has also worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. In addition, she has provided group counseling for adolescents in the school system, facilitated Nurturing Parenting training in the community, and led a trauma-based group in a local prison. Yohana is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has worked with victims of abuse to reclaim their power. She has volunteer experience with the Crisis Hotline providing a caring voice and a compassionate ear to help callers in their darkest hour. She has led a group on co-dependency and helped clients to develop healthy boundaries in their relationships.
Hayley Barnes, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of experience in the field of social work. She is experienced in mental health and behavioral health evaluation and assessment, and specializes in crisis intervention, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, and stress management. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient settings as well as residential treatment facilities. Hayley is committed to providing compassionate care to her clients and helping them to cope with various emotional and behavioral concerns.