Meet the Counselors


Sherilyn Lacy

Currently On Leave

Sherilyn Lacy, LPC-MHSP and certified EMDR therapist, completed her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling in September, 2013 at Southern Adventist University. She has experience counseling people struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, grief, marital and family conflict, post-traumatic stress, and other issues. Sherilyn’s special interest is engaging people’s hearts in their own healing journey and encouraging them to practice compassion toward themselves and others. She says, “A lot of the emotional pain I experienced in my own life before beginning my healing journey was because I didn’t know how to treat myself compassionately.” 

Sherilyn offers individual therapy for adults. The foundation of her approach to counseling is a belief in a loving, present, and powerful God. The counseling theory she most incorporates in her counseling approach is the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Theory, the theory upon which Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is based. Sherilyn completed her EMDR Therapy training in March, 2016. She integrates elements of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, attachment theory, family systems theory, and other theories in her counseling. She currently practices at Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists Counseling Center and at Center for EMDR Therapy in Chattanooga.

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Susie McClarty

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Susie graduated from Southern Adventist University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She completed her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Loma Linda University in California. She worked for several years in Riverside, CA and Atlanta, GA providing therapy in homes and clinics. Susie has experience seeing children, teens, adults, families, and couples. Her experience includes anxiety, depression, grief, and family and marital issues. She prioritizes helping clients process and meet challenges by developing healthier coping mechanisms.


Susie enjoys celebrating the gifts God has given to her, the foremost being her husband, Jack McClarty, and their three children.