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meet our team


our director

Dr. Kristy Ford,
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

With more than 22 years of experience in counseling, Dr. Ford will support your personal growth as you examine your current patterns, choices, and options.  


Her expertise and research interests include the application of mindfulness techniques for stress reduction, interpersonal neurobiology, multicultural issues related to the application of religiously accommodative treatments in counseling, and clinical counseling supervision.  

Dr. Ford is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified LMHC Supervisor in the state of Florida


Dr. Tonya Gardner,
Doctorate of Education 
in marriage and FamilY Counselor

Dr. Gardner has a Doctorate of Education in Marriage and Family Counseling (Ed.D) from Liberty University (2020). She is also an instructor in the psychology program at the Baptist College of Florida.  


Her experience includes guidance counseling, private practice, and community based care.  She is currently accepting new clients for individual, couples, and family counseling.  Her specializations include child and adolescent therapy, behavior management, and parent training.        

If you would like to make an appointment, call the office to request an appointment or email  

Roquel Horne-Calhoun
Licensed Mental Health counselor
Intake Coordinator

Roquel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of South Alabama, and her Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.


Roquel is passionate about working with individual clients to explore and expand their view of themselves in efforts to more effectively connect with others and form lasting interpersonal relationships. She works to achieve this  by sorting through and correcting several unhelpful habits such as, negative self-talk, poor boundaries, and people-pleasing. 


Roquel is trained in brainspotting, an approach that locates points in the client's field of vision to access unprocessed trauma stored in the brain. It is also helpful for anxiety, depression, self-esteem and unwanted behaviors. In using this approach in therapy, the client will be able to regain control of their mental processes and work towards managing triggers and other effects of trauma.

Roquel is also Hope Springs's intake coordinator for adolescent and adult individual clients. Roquel meets with new clients to complete intake paperwork and match them with the therapist than can best fit their personal needs.

Masters level counselor
REGISTERED mental health counselor INTERN

 Caitlyn Dorriety, is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern and has been working at Hope Springs since October of 2020. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling from the Baptist University of Florida and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. 


Caitlyn is passionate about creating an environment where children are heard. By giving children a safe and structured space to process, Caitlyn is able to monitor their development, increase emotional intelligence, and process overwhelming events. This allows children to expand their sense of identity and ability to use their voice. Caitlyn provides psychoeducation to children and parents to support emotion regulation, communication, and distress tolerance. 


Caitlyn also enjoys working with parents who struggle with anxiety or stress around parenting. Fostering a healthy and functioning home life for children is the most effective prevention strategy. In working with parents to increase their parenting skills, Caitlyn is able to help her clients create an approach to healing that considers everyone in the family. This process often includes a recognition of the impact of trauma on the individuals within the family and on the family as a whole. 

anne marie lovering,
Masters level counselor
REGISTERED mental health counselor INTERN

Anne Marie is a masters level counselor and a registered mental health counselor intern. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Baptist University of Florida and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She joined Hope Springs Counseling Group in 2019.


Anne Marie loves helping her clients navigate seasons of change. Clients often have difficulty maintaining awareness and reason during difficult transitions due to distressing emotions that leave them feeling out of control and dysregulated. Anne Marie hopes to equip her clients with emotion regulation skills and help them achieve a more solid sense of self so that they can make mindful decisions that contribute to a functioning and thriving lifestyle. She also enjoys working with those who struggle with chronic depression, anxiety, and other long lasting mood disorders. Those with chronic issues can feel prone to burnout and hopelessness, and they may express frustration with the seemingly unchanging nature of their condition. Anne Marie works to explore these challenges and collaborate with her clients to create a life where they are able to effectively cope, engage in self-care, and make choices that reflect their personal values and priorities.

Anne Marie is certified in Prepare/Enrich for the purpose of premarital counseling and marriage enrichment, she has received training in the application of polyvagal theory to counseling, and she enjoys the application of spiritual and religious principles in counseling.

Masters Level Counselor
REGISTERED mental health counselor INTERN

Briana is a masters level counselor and a registered mental health counseling intern with the state of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Baptist University of Florida. and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. She joined Hope Springs Counseling Group in January 2021. 


Briana is passionate about working with victims of emotional and spiritual abuse. Emotional abuse creates a cloud of confusion and self-doubt that Briana works with her clients to untangle while improving feelings of resiliency and stability. Spiritual abuse can challenge an individual’s worldview, throwing the client into a loss of identity as an important pillars of self feels warped and weak. Briana is passionate about guiding clients through the pain that is experienced as a result of emotional abuse in spiritual settings while working to understand the client’s belief system as it exists beyond the boundaries of human structure. 

Jordan Horvath,
Licensed Clinical social worker

Jordan is a licensed clinical social worker with the state of Florida. She holds a Master’s degree from Asian Seminary for Christian Ministries and a PhD in Holistic Child Development from Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.


Jordan joined Hope Springs Counseling Group in May 2023. She has worked with children and adolescents both internationally and domestically as a school social worker. She is SYMBIS certified and can provide premarital counseling.

Her experience includes providing individual and couples therapy, spiritual and religious counseling, and perinatal mental health. She is especially passionate about providing prevention and intervention services to pregnant and postpartum women in order to help them thrive as mothers. Jordan is working towards her Perinatal Mental Health Certification.

Jessica Shuler,
Masters Level Counselor
REGISTERED mental health counselor INTERN

Jessica is passionate about working with individuals from all ages who desire a change in their lives. Jessica believes everyone has strengths that should be validated and celebrated! Her goal is to offer hope by actively listening to you and helping you set goals that create action steps moving you forward.

Jessica has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services from Old Dominion University. She has experience working in private practice offering mental health services to clients encountering anxiety, grief, life transitioning, spiritual/Christian counseling, eating disorders, and an array of many others. Jessica has experience utilizing the following therapeutic techniques: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, play therapy, grief counseling, mindfulness, therapy using art, and acceptance and commitment therapy.



Laurie Hargrave,
Office Administrator
Client Care coordinator

Laurie joined Hope Springs as the office administrator in summer of 2022. She works to welcome clients to the office, schedule appointments, communicate with referral sources, and coordinate client care.

Laurie's education background in psychology and communications and years of experience working in an office setting make her a valuable resource to clients seeking to connect with the right therapist for their needs. 

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