The "HOPE" is that counseling will provide just that ... HOPE! Come and meet with one of our clinicians to see if we can discover some HOPE together. There is no judgement nor outrageous expectations. Simply a collaborative pursuit of HOPE within whatever situation being experienced.
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Meet the Hope Plus Team

The Hope Plus Counseling Team is currently comprised of four counselors who possess a heart for helping others reach their desired goals both individually & relationally. David Buckner is the owner. Sarah Akers, Lena Street-Hickman, and Megan Burrell are all in the process of attaining their master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Keep reading in order for you to better know a little about your clinician. From David (the bottom photo): "I get it." Those are three words I needed to hear when I met with a counselor the first time. From relationship struggles, to addictions, to navigating the tricky world of raising kids, and SO many things in between ... "I get it”. I can promise you that when we meet, if I don't "get it", we won't try to just make it work. Your time, money, and well-being are all too important for us to just wait and see if we can figure out how to make a good and helpful connection. So, let's meet once and figure out if/how we can get things moving towards your goal(s). From Sarah (top photo below): “A spade is a spade.” This comment has been made to me repeatedly by my own therapist. Though at first I did not understand what it meant, I fully understand it now. It means when life throws us cards, we organize our deck, see what key players we have, and how we can utilize the rest in our hand. My job is to help look at what you have been dealt with and how we can work through it together or make sense of what is happening. I believe that my life experiences have come together collectively to make me the therapist I am now to be able to work through the moments that life has given to you in a supportive and encouraging way.  From Lena (the right photo): You define you. You define your journey. You are important. Your thoughts matter. You are valued. You are loved. Life is an ever-changing journey and change is hard. Those changes often compel support in the most basic form - a trusted space for authenticity. As an aspiring Marriage and Family Therapist, my purpose lies within supporting you in that space. Therapy challenges everything we know while cultivating what we envision. Let’s grow self-love, self-worth, and inner peace. From Megan (the left photo): Every person is the expert on their own life. It is my goal to create a space where you can honestly see yourself. Once this is seen and known, you can choose who you would like to be and to become your favorite self. My job is to empower you to do so. Working together, you will find strength, support, counsel, and comfort. You choose the direction & we will go forward together. There is more to us than our struggles & hardships. There is beauty. There is HOPE.
We look forward to working with you!
The Hope Plus Counseling Team
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Attachment Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Communication Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Mindfulness
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Physical Wellness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Stress


  • Attachment-Based
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family/Marital Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based


  • Individual 50 Minutes: $50
  • Individual 80 Minutes: $80
  • Couple/Family 50 Minutes: $70
  • Couple/Family 80 Minutes: $100
  • Group Counseling: $25 - $50
  • Pre Marital Counseling: $70
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