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Our Staff

Brook Sprayberry MS, LPC, MHSP, MPA, NCC, RPT

Brook is the Program Director and Owner of Center for a Brighter Tomorrow. She graduated from The University of Connecticut in 1997 with a BA in Psychology. She went on to work in Early Childhood Education and also with adults who have developmental challenges until she received her MS in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University in 2009. Since that time, she has received her National Certified Counselor Credential, Mental Health Service Provider Designation, is a Mandatory Pre-Screening Agent, and became a Registered Play Therapist in July of 2018.

Brook also has extensive training in Crisis Counseling, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapeutic Modalities, and Complex Trauma. She is married to Matt, who is also part owner of CFABT, and has three beautiful children that range in age from twenties to under 10. Being a wife and mother in a blended family has taught her a lot about empathy, compassion, patience, and vulnerability. In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her family, reading books, long walks, being involved with her church family, and spending time with friends and colleagues at CFABT. Brook is thankful that you’ve taken the time to read her bio and would love to come along side you and help you reach the goals you have for yourself and your relationships. She has also taken great care in composing a team of skilled clinicians whom she believes can assist with a vast array of the problems that face children, teens, and adults in today’s society and culture.



Ashlee completed her Marriage and Family Therapy studies from Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Wesleyan University. She specializes in treating children and teens with a variety of mental health problems such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and family issues. She has extensive training in adoption and foster care.


Edward Clower, LPC

My name is Edward Clower, I graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary with a Masters in Counseling. I am currently accepting new clients.  My hope is to come along side those who are struggling, hurting, or just figuring something out. I provide a safe environment to equip clients with new tools and provide hope for them. I have experience working with: substance abuse, young people ages 10 and older (younger ages considered on a case by case basis), and couples. I have a passion for family dynamics and communication, I can help you understand who you are and how to maximize your potential. Some of the people I have worked with describe me as being “easy to talk to and perceptive”.  I place great value on your story, your experience. and the courage it takes to seek help.

Laura Hodges, LCSW

Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 17 years of clinical experience. She is licensed in the State of Missouri and Tennessee.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of Missouri-St. Louis and her Master in Social Work from St. Louis University.  She has extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), depression, anxiety, grief and loss, irritability, sleep disorders and those who have experienced a traumatic event. For the past 7 ½ years she has worked with active duty soldiers and Veterans who have experienced multiple traumatic events during their military career to include military sexual assault, combat trauma, and post deployment reintegration difficulties. She utilizes solution focused and evidence based treatment modalities such as EMDR, PE, CPT, and CBT. She is passionate about helping others heal using a mindful and a holistic approach to treatment.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step Laura is here to support and empower you

Mackie Robinson, LMSW

Macquanetta “Mackie” Robinson, attended Austin Peay State University for her undergrad experience and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Southern Adventist University.

Mackie states, “My greatest accomplishment is being a mother to my son, Nolan.” Currently, she is a daughter and mother that is experiencing the “sandwich generation” and would work well with others that are facing similar challenges.  She has experience working in the field of child safety and enjoys working with children and families. Her speciality is working with individuals and families that have experienced trauma and require more crisis interventions.  “I vow to consistently make a positive difference in the lives of others by utilizing my knowledge of Social Work.” She is currently accepting new patients.

Ann Ramey, MS, Senior Psychological Examiner

Ann comes to us with more than 30 years experience providing testing and counseling services. She is an avid equestrian and enjoys spending time with her horses and her family in her free time. Ann can provide psychological testing for children ages six and up. She also provides adult testing for ADD/ADHD, Fit-for-duty Evaluations, and Disability Testing.  She will be at the Center every Wednesday and is accepting new patients.

Allison Anderson, LMSW

I have a passion for working with children and families in guiding them through past trauma or current conflict to bring the family back to an equilibrium and harmonious life. I have worked as a social worker for the past 10 years and have served youth and families in the following settings: foster care, mobile crisis, residential facilities, in home family therapy, and emergency shelters. I am trained in trauma based therapies and work from a systems perspective. Therefore, I don’t just treat the client and their referring issues but look at the client from how the basic systems (individual, family, community, peers, and school) are currently affecting their current situation. I have a lot of experience working with the TN foster care system, including severe abuse and neglect cases, and partnering with DCS and CPS to ensure that every child’s needs are met.

In my free time I enjoy traveling and experiencing new things with my 3 year old daughter. I am a Christian and can use my beliefs in therapy if my client chooses healing through this similar avenue. However, I can still provide therapy from a non- religious perspective if my client chooses that as well.

Michael Robbins PMHNP-BC

Hello my name is Michael Robbins.  I am a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  I received my Master’s Degree from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  I am currently accepting new patients.  I have over ten years-experience in treating and diagnosing mental illness and providing medication management.  My goal is to provide a therapeutic, patient centered environment.

Autumn Gibson

Autumn is the Office Manager at our office. Graduate of University of Tenn at Chattanooga with a Bachelors in Science in Interior Design. Autumn runs all things office, checks clients in and confirms insurance. Answers phones, and organizes all the office. She is a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and recently married and is starting new adventures. My motto make everyone you meet leave your presence "Happy" they met you.

Hannah Harden:


Hannah is in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Regent University graduating in May. She graduated from Lee University in 2016 with a BA in Psychology. She has experience working with women and children at a domestic violence shelter, special needs children, and foster care. Hannah takes a collaborative approach with clients to utilize their strengths and help them make positive changes in their lives and combat any negative thoughts.


Hannah will be practicing under the supervision of Brook Sprayberry. During her internship, she will be seeing self-pay clients and clients whose insurance we do not take at a discounted rate. Call and make an appointment with Hannah today!

Hannah Shirey


Hannah is the administrative assistant at our office. She graduated from University of Tennessee with a BS in Psychology in 2017. Hannah answers phone calls, emails, and schedules clients’ appointments. When clinicians have office hours on Saturdays, she will bring her dog, Remi into the office to play with children as he is earning his title as “therapy dog.”



Tonia Durand, MS, MHSP


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over thirty-five years of experience working in a variety of populations and settings. I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. I have worked the full age range of attachment disordered infants/toddlers to seniors in hospice. Places where I have worked include; long term residential psychiatric in-patient units, crisis in-home therapy, CPS, DCS, foster care supportive services/agencies, residential wilderness therapeutic programs for violent juvenile delinquents/severely mentally ill adolescents, in-school therapeutic educational programs, intensive out-patient programs, partial hospitalization programs for adults, adventure therapy program for college students, and in private practice since 2012.  My specialties are working with trauma survivors, anxiety/depression management skills training, sexual identity issues, didactical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems in crisis.


I am Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty five years of experience working with adults, children and families. I am a graduate  of U T Chattanooga with a BS in Psychology and a MEd. in Community Counseling ,I also did some graduate work at Florida State and University of Houston. I have been a special ed teacher ,program director for an Intensive Family Preservation Program and Clinical Director of Therapeutic Foster Care Agency. I have both personal and professional experience with parenting, stepfamilies, divorce issues, adoption and reunification, and the adjustment issues which challenge families today.I am an advocate for the LGBTQ community. I am is passionate about educating ,coaching and empowering my clients to make the best choices for their unique selves. I work with  individuals struggling with anxiety, depression ,substance abuse , relationship issues and trauma.I am a proud father of five and grandfather of seven. I currently am accepting new clients.

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