Meet the Staff

Carmen Richter, LPC-S

SCS Staff - C. Richter

   Director


Education:
1989 -- MA Counseling, UNA, Florence, AL
1987 -- BS Social Work, UNA, Florence, AL
1983 -- Muscle Shoals High School, Muscle Shoals, AL

Licensure/Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), AL #1245
LPC Licensing Supervisor, AL #SC484

Work History
2015-Present -- UNA Student Counseling Services, Florence, AL
1999-2014 -- Riverbend Center for Mental Health, Florence, AL
1997-1998 -- Quality HealthCare Inc., Florence, AL
1995-1997 -- North Alabama Psychiatric Services/Valley Counseling, Florence and Huntsville, AL
1989-1995 -- Riverbend Center for Mental Health

Clinical/Treatment Interests:
Overall Campus Health & Well-Being
Stress Management
Depression
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
Life Skills and Transitions
Hobbies/Interests:
Family fun days!
Anything Lake Life
Comfort Cooking
Travel

Maggie Stutts, LPC

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Clinical Mental Health Counselor


Education:
2016 -- Licensed LPC
2013 -- MA Community Counseling, UNA, Florence, AL
2010 -- BS Psychology, Minor Sociology, UNA, Florence, AL
2006--Douglas S. Freeman High School, Richmond, VA

Licensure:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), AL #3506

Work History:
2016- Present- UNA Student Counseling Services, Florence, AL
2014-2016- Riverbend Center for Mental Health, Florence, AL
2013-2014: Bradford Health Services, Madison, AL
2012-2013- Safeplace Inc., Florence, AL
2011-2012- UNA Disability Support Services, Florence, AL

Clinical/Treatment Interests:
Substance Abuse (12 step model)
Depression and Anxiety
Healthy Relationships
Anger Management
Eating Disorders
Disabilities (physical, emotional, medical)

Hobbies/Interests:
Exercise
Travel
Guitar and singing
Church activities
Time with family and friends and Corgi, "Nala"

Laci Lake, ALC

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Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Education:
2019 -- MA- Clinical Mental Health, UNA, Florence, AL
2016 -- BS Psychology, Minor Family Studies, UNA, Florence, AL 
2012 -- Arab High School, Arab, AL

Licensure:
Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC), AL #C3344A
National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Work History:
2021-present -- UNA Student Counseling Services, Florence, AL
2020-2021 -- Muscle Shoals City Schools, Muscle Shoals, AL
2019-2020 -- UNA Student Counseling Services, Florence, AL 
2016-2019 -- Riverbend Center for Mental Health, Florence, AL

Clinical/Treatment Interests:
Anxiety & Stress
Emotion Dysregulation/ Mood Disturbances
Interpersonal Relationships & Social Skills
Perceptual Disturbances 
Personality Characteristics 
Spirituality

Hobbies/Interests:
Indoor cycling
Baking sweets & making anything
Cheering at football games
Growing all types of plants
My Australian Shepherds (Lemon & Rutley)
S. Lauren Shell, ALC
L. Shell
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Education:
2018 -- MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, UNA, Florence, AL 
2013-- BS Mass Communication- Public Communication, UNA, Florence, AL 
2009-- Giles County High School, Pulaski, TN
Licensures/Certifications:
Associate Licensed Counselor (ALC), AL #C3257A
-under the supervision of Jennifer D. Berry, LPC-S
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Work History:
2018- Present: UNA Student Counseling Services, Florence, AL
2017- Health Connect America, Florence, AL -- Internship
Clinical/Treatment Interests: 
Anxiety & Depression
Emotional Attachment & Relationships 
Grief: Loss & Transition
Family of Origin Issues/ Developmental Trauma 
Self-Concept & Personality Development
Disordered Eating 
Hobbies/Interests:
Animal Enthusiast 
Florals & gardening
Reading & Research
Hiking & Water activities 
Horseback riding

Dr. Tina Smith 

Mental Health & Well-Being Coordinator
Education:
2008 -- Ed.D., Administration & Supervision Higher Ed Concentration, Tennesee State University 
2000-- M.A., Community Counseling, The University of North Alabama
1992-- B.S., Business Management, The University of North Alabama
Work History:
July 2002- June 2020- Vanderbilt University- Nashville, TN
December 2007- May 2013- Vanderbilt University Student Health & Wellness- Nashville, TN 
Hobbies/Interests:
Family & Friends
Cooking 
Traveling 

Meagan Thompson

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Administrative Assistant
Education:
2016- Office Administration, NWSCC, Florence, AL
Work History:
2019-2021-- Secretary/Bookeeper, Florence City Schools
Hobbies/Interests:
Family time
Reading
Crafting
Drawing & painting