Meet the Hope Plus Team
The Hope Plus Counseling Team is currently comprised of five counselors who possess a heart for helping others reach their desired individual and relational goals.
David Buckner is a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
and the owner of Hope Plus Counseling.
Lena Street-Hickman has earned her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently in process of attaining her clinical licensure. In 2021-2022, Lena was an AAMFT Minority Fellowship participant and was recently selected as the recipient of the award presented to the most outstanding Marriage & Family Therapy student in her Masters level program.
Dawn Hodge and Megan Burrell are in the process of acquiring their Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dawn & Megan were both hand selected from a program of over 75 students to be a part of the Hope Plus Counseling team.
In order for you to better know a little about your clinician,
below are some brief words from each of us.
From David (bottom picture below):
"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 Lena (picture on the right):
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 (picture on the left):
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, and we will go forward together. There is more to us than our struggles and hardships. There is beauty. There is hope.
From Dawn (picture on the top):
Life can be tough, and nobody understands your struggles or the depth of your pain quite like you. That is why I am here. Let's talk. I want to hear what you have to say. I want to help you navigate the difficulties that exist. Let's work together to find a way to restore a sense of peace to your life. Let's process the pain and the wounds. Let's carry the burden of your grief and sadness together. Let me help you and your spouse restore your marriage. For those who seek counseling from a Scriptural point, I offer that too. We offer 15-minute consultations at no charge. Make an appointment and let us get to know one another.
We look forward to working with you!
The Hope Plus Counseling Team