New Directions Counseling Center

Our Staff

Elizabeth Storey, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Elizabeth Storey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Masters of Education degree in Counseling from Delta State University.  She is also certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is a Board Qualified Supervisor for counselors seeking licensure in the state of Mississippi.​  Elizabeth has experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and family therapy.  She has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization, and private practice settings.  She has received certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  She has also received advanced training in grief, depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Behavior Disorders.

​Jordan Royals, LPC, NCC, CMHT

Jordan has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and couples settings. With eight years experience, Jordan has a passion for working with children and adolescents overcoming grief and trauma, emotional issues, behavioral problems, family issues, and eating disorders. Other areas of focus include: learning difficulties, depression, martial/couple issues, substance abuse, and a variety of other mental health issues. Jordan has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including hospitalization, community based, crisis, and private practice. She is passionate about encouraging others as they break through challenges in their lives while spotlighting hope along the way to achieving goals. She has received certification in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

​Tonya Andrews, CCFE, CTP, CGP

​Tonya has spent years serving in the health care community as an expert in crisis, grief, and trauma counseling. She is a Certified Trauma Professional, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, and Certified Grief Professional with strengths in the treatment of depression, a​nxiety, grief, loss, and trauma. She is in the final months of her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree and holds a BS in Psychology with specialization in Trauma and Crisis. Tonya meets her clients with understanding, empathy, and empowerment in ways to recognize, address, and manage mental health challenges. She utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Techniques.

Sarah ​Edinger, LCSW​​

Sarah Edinger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. She is also Board certified to provide supervision to social workers seeking to obtain licensure in the State of Mississippi. She has over 15 years experience working with children and adolescents in pediatric day clinics, schools and outpatient settings. She specializes in working with children and youth, but she also has experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, life-stressors and other issues. Sarah utilizes an array of approaches including Person-Centered, CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and play therapy interventions in a relaxed, down-to-earth environment.