About Me

Kylie Hathaway, Founder of Frontline Therapy, LMFT, Certified First Responder Counselor 


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 Auburn, Alabama.   

Kylie has spent the last 8 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 offers telehealth services through the whole state to first responders and their families. 

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, infertility, transition issues, fetal loss, traumatic births, 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 being a mother to twins, reading, watching football, going on adventures with her German Shepherd Jack and Labrador Bailey, and traveling. 


Faith Naumcheff, Licensed Master Social Worker

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 Master of Social Work at Jacksonville State University in 2021. She received her license for social work in November 2021. Faith is under the supervision of Choya Wise, LCSW 2305c.

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 currently works part-time at the organization as their ARP Counseling and Outreach Coordinator in addition to her role with Frontline. Through her work over the years, Faith found themes of extreme injustice and trauma amongst survivors. She 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, sexual trauma, gender identity, couples (both monogamous and polyamorous), adjustment/transition disorders, teenage issues, and young adult issues. Faith uses an eclectic style of delivery, utilizing CBT, DBT, ACT, 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. She is also currently enrolled in Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy courses, with an estimated completion and certification date of Spring 2024. Faith takes clients via tele-therapy in the state of Alabama. 

Faith recently moved to Raleigh, NC and hopes to expand the Frontline practice into this state in 2024. In her free time, Faith enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring her new city. 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!


Alexis Dowdell, Associate Licensed Counselor 

Alexis Dowdell is a compassionate and dedicated counselor with a passion for helping individuals of all backgrounds achieve personal growth and healing. Alexis holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Stanford University and earned her Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of Maryland-College Park. She is currently under the supervision of Dr. Keith Cates, LPC 2734, Alabama Supervisor, 872. 

With a wealth of experience providing school counseling services to students from diverse communities, Alexis has developed a keen understanding of the unique challenges young people face. Her expertise lies in empowering clients to overcome self-esteem challenges, anxiety, grief, and childhood trauma, fostering a sense of resilience and confidence in their journey towards healing. Alexis specializes in guiding clients through life's adjustments and transitions, effectively addressing teenage issues and young adult concerns. Her therapeutic approach combines evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solutions Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness, to create a nurturing and supportive environment for growth and wellness.
As an Alabama native, Alexis values the strength and resilience of her community. She believes in the power of a growth mindset and integrates this transformative practice into her work with clients. Her empathetic approach creates a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions, gain insight, and take meaningful steps towards self-improvement. Alexis is deeply committed to helping her clients unlock their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. Whether you're a teenager navigating the complexities of adolescence or an adult facing life's transitions, Alexis is here to support you on your path to healing and personal growth. Alexis is excited to embark on a transformative journey towards a brighter and more empowered future for all clients.

Jonathan Carpenter, Licensed Master Social Worker

Jonathan Carpenter is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a passion for affecting change in the lives of his clients. His therapeutic approach is reality-based and goal-oriented while maintaining a concentrated focus on the whole person. He is particularly experienced in treating traumatic stress, anxiety, and adult coping skills for neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism spectrum, SPD, etc.). Jonathan is under the supervision of Jeffrey C Caldwell, #4068C-S. 

Jonathan's diverse background in social services began during his undergraduate work at the University of Georgia, where he worked in-patient as a mental health tech for acute mental health then expanded to a role as a field therapist, providing in-home treatment for those who were unable to attend services at their clinic. In these roles, he worked closely with both the local police and paramedics to provide safe outcomes for those in his care. He began participating in and conducting research while still in school and as part of his employment at Auburn University. Most recently he has completed his MSW at the University of Alabama where he provided homeless outreach and placement while developing his therapeutic skills through their counseling center.

Therapy is a safe place to divulge issues that you may never have discussed with anyone before. Jonathan is skilled at developing connections and relationships with his clients that foster comfort and openness in a way that allows for expressing vulnerability safely. His widely diverse background allows for a uniquely safe environment to address personal traumas related to intimate topics, relationship structures, personal challenges, or transitional periods.

When not seeing clients, you'll often find Jonathan barefoot on the grass or meeting people in various social and sporting events throughout the Auburn/Opelika area with his family. 

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