Kylie Hathaway is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treatment for individuals dealing with PTSD and trauma related symptoms. She maintains a private practice in historic downtown Opelika, Alabama.
Kylie has spent the last 6 years working with individuals and couples in a variety of settings including hospitals, government agencies, and private practice. She completed her clinical training and degree through the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program at the University of San Diego. She obtained her Cognitive Processing Therapy training through the STRONG Star Initiative program and is certified in treating PTSD with CPT. She has earned her second Masters Degree in social work, through the Master in Social Work program at the University of Alabama.
Kylie is currently the only certified first responder counselor in the Auburn area and is one of the few counselors that are certified in the state of Alabama.
Kylie utilizes a cognitively based and solution-focused approach to therapy, identifying and considering the cause of the presenting problem. Her field specialty is treating PTSD and working with emergency responders and veterans; however, Kylie treats and works with individuals who have experienced any form of trauma. Her secondary specialty is working with women and men during the prenatal and postpartum period. Kylie spent her traineeship working as a maternal mental health therapist at UC San Diego Hospital working with individuals and couples dealing with issues such as postpartum depression, transition issues, fetal loss, and miscarriage.
Kylie can also work with you if you are experiencing issues with depression, anxiety and panic, mood disorders, and personality disorders. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Kylie also has training in working with couples and has completed Level I of Gottman's Couples Counseling. For further information on couples counseling please refer to the Menu and Services tab.
Outside of her practice, Kylie enjoys reading, watching football, going on adventures with her German Shepherd Jack and Labrador Bailey, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Faith Naumcheff, LMSW
Faith Naumcheff is a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience and special interest in the gender-based violence field.
Faith completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Auburn University in 2019 and Masters of Social Work at Jacksonville State University in 2021. She received her licensure for social work in November 2021.
Faith first started in the field of gender-based violence as an undergraduate at Auburn University, volunteering at a local sexual assault advocacy center. After graduation, Faith took a job as Victim Advocate/Outreach Coordinator with this organization and over the next two years held both this role and a role as Prevention Educator. Faith moved to her hometown of Huntsville, AL in late summer of 2021 and currently works with AshaKiran, A Ray of Hope, continuing her work with victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. Through this work, she found themes of extreme injustice and trauma amongst survivors. Faith knew healing and justice were two goals of hers when working with such victims, whether this be on a micro or macro level.
Faith works with women’s issues, sexuality, trauma, gender identity, polyamory, adjustment/transition, teenage issues, and young adult issues. Faith uses an eclectic style of delivery, utilizing CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT, psychoanalysis, and mindfulness. Faith believes in a holistic approach to wellbeing, including addressing both physical and mental health. She views the body and mind as one entity — not separate issues to address. Faith takes clients via tele-therapy in the state of Alabama.
In her free time, Faith enjoys spending time with friends and family and exploring Huntsville. You can always find her with a coffee in hand. Faith is a self-described “professional student” and is always looking for ways to further her education and knowledge in the field of gender and women’s studies. Faith’s next venture is getting a PhD in this field as soon as time allows! She’s very excited to begin therapy and working directly with clients.
Chassity Erhardt, ALC
Chassity Erhardt is an Associate Licensed Counselor under the supervision of Dr. Julie Marriott Ed.D., LPC-S, specializing in children and adolescents.
Chassity completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Business Administration at Huntingdon College in 2020 and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Faulkner University in 2022.
Chassity has gained clinical experience working with youth in an inpatient clinical behavioral health center for ages 9-18 during her internship. Through this work she has seen a real need for counselors and how vital of a role they can play for children who are experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. Chassity focuses on a Cognitive Behavioral approach to counseling by helping those realize unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and how to change those patterns. Chassity's motto is "healthy mind, healthy life", and that it can benefit anyone at any stage during their lifespan.
Chassity enjoys spending time with her family, and going on adventures with her Golden-doodle, Charlie. Chassity also loves to travel and you can often catch her with a Mickey Mouse headband, and pretzel in her hand!
Erin Bouchard, Associate Licensed Social Worker
Erin Bouchard is a Licensed Master Social Worker with experience and special interest in anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorders, and depression with suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors. She also has experience with mood and personality disorders, substance abuse disorders, anger control issues, and grief.
In 2012, Erin completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Columbia College in Missouri and then in 2021, graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida with a Master's degree in clinical Social Work. She received her licensure for social work in September of 2022.
Erin has experience working with all age groups. Her first position after obtaining her BA degree was working with autistic children in the Pennsylvania public school system. She then gained 4 years' experience advocating and organizing services for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities with a mental health dual diagnosis in the state of PA, working as a DHS case manager. Erin's first internship in her Master's Degree program was working in Minnesota with adults at an outpatient substance abuse clinic applying both group and individual therapy, both in person and through teletherapy. Her second 12-month internship was spent as a therapist at LifeCare Medical Hospital in MN working with adults in the behavioral health dept. During that internship, Erin also worked as a therapist in long-term care for the aging community. After graduating with her master's degree, Erin was employed as a children's therapist working with ages 5-18 in an outpatient community health facility in Alabama.
Erin uses person-centered, strength-based, and solution-focused approach using techniques such as CBT, MI, and DBT. She believes people are in control of their own lives by changing their thinking processes and that our lives do not belong to fate. Erin's next goal in her field is becoming certified in EMDR to better serve trauma-based clientele. Erin sees clients via teletherapy in the state of Alabama.
In Erin's free-time, she has many passions, including interior design, attending country music concerts, traveling, nature hikes, and football! She also enjoys spending time with her family, walking her 2 mini schnauzers Piper and Ava, exploring the many neat establishments in Huntsville, visiting family and friends in PA, and spending time in Tuscaloosa with her son who is a freshman at the University of Alabama.