New Directions Counseling Center

Our Staff

Elizabeth Storey, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Elizabeth Storey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master 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, inpatients, 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.

Erica Holmes, Ed.D., LPC​, NCC

Dr. Holmes is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Doctor of Educati​on graduate of Liberty University with an emphasis on Marriage and Family. Dr. Holmes speciali​zes in relationship counseling, ministry-related stressors, crises, depression, anxiety, & other mental health disorders.

Dr. Holmes is a Christian counselor whose counseling approach integrates sound biblical practices with proven clinical interventions to help teens, adults, and couples heal from hurts, learn new coping skills, and experience a greater quality of mental health & relationships with others. 

Shawna A. Foster, MS, PLPC

Shawna Foster is native of Jackson and Corinth, Mississippi who graduated with a Masters in Science in Counseling from Mississippi State University. She is a Certified Mental Health Therapist with 10 years of experience in counseling and therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked with a variety of needs including grief, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, disabilities, and different goals the client is wishing to pursue. Shawna has used different types of therapy techniques to fit the client's needs including Trauma Focused Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Jonathan E. Bastian, MAPC, LPC

Jonathan E. Bastian is a graduate from Olivet Nazarene Univesity in Bourbonnais, Illinois with a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling. He is a multi-state Licensed Professional Counselor and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and family settings. Bastian has also worked extensively with at-risk youth in treatment facilities and school environments. He is highly trained in Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as developmental trauma, attachment disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, conflict resolution, psycho-education, and behavior disorders. Bastian's goal is simply to serve others purposefully and in a way that will enable them to overcome whatever adversity and barriers they may be facing.

Crystal Carter, MS, NCC, CFLE

Crystal Carter holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Carter has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, and family therapy. She also has over 14 years of experience working in non-profit settings serving individuals affected by violence such as child abuse, domestic violence, and trauma. Carter has extensive training in addressing parenting concerns, anger management, and relationships. Carter has experience using various therapy techniques including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She is very passionate about her work to help strengthen the families of the mid-south. She also believes that her purpose in life is to help others function optimally as individuals and within the family unit.

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.

Sarah has over 15 years experience in 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. 

Donald W. Holmes Sr., Life Coach, IMX Consultant

Known as The Target Master, Donald is a certified Extreme Execution Life Coach, Intermetrix Advanced Certified Consultant, and a D.I.S.C. Assessment expert. Donald has over 15 years of small business experience, more than 20 years of corporate management experience, and served his country as a United States Marine. His experiences and training have equipped him to help individuals and businesses set and hit their goals. Donald offers his clients accountability, strategic planning and thorough assessment to help identify blind spots that prevent productive growth and strengths to help fill the gap between current practices and success.

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