JULIE SPARKMAN has been in private practice counseling for the past 15 years. Julie co-founded Restore Counseling Ministries in 2012. She is a frequent retreat speaker and author of two video teaching series: Idol Addiction and Unhitching From The Crazy Train. In 2017, the book “Unhitching From the Crazy Train”, co-authored with Jennifer Phillips will be released from New HopePublishers. In addition to teaching and consulting with churches, Julie counsels individuals and couples facing a variety of issues including verbal and physical abuse, infidelity, parenting through adulthood, finding and maintaining your identity through the various seasons of life. Julie and her husband Wes have been married over 25 years and have three children.
M.A. Counseling 1992 /B.S. Psychology
JENNIFER ERVIN began her career 16 years ago in a variety of clinical and agency settings. Jennifer helped start Restore Counseling in 2012 and is currently the co-director. At Restore she counsels children, teens, college students and adults on a variety of life issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, behavior in children/teens, trauma/attachment, and anger. She also assists parents as they navigate healthy boundaries with their children in transitions such as divorce and starting or ending college. Jennifer also works with foster and adoptive parents through providing private adoption home studies and as the co-founder of Camp Empower. Camp Empower is a summer therapeutic camp for children dealing with attachment issues, learning differences, behavioral issues and anxiety/depression. Jennifer and her husband Todd have been married for 13 years and have two children.
MSW in Clinical Social Work – 2001; Licensed from The Alabama State Social Work Board as a Clinical Social Worker (LiCSW) with private independent practice (PIP) certification
Michele Bullock works with older adolescents, adults, couples and families facing grief, loss, conflict, depressive and anxiety disorders, infidelity recovery, divorce recovery and family of origin issues. Michele hopes to help others develop a Christ-centered curiosity about their circumstances. She views life’s challenges and opportunities through the lens of the Gospel, encouraging clients to build upon their strengths, accept their weaknesses and embrace God’s promises as their own. Michele is the mother of five children and a published writer.
M. Ed. in Marriage and Family Therapy; National Certified Counselor; Associate Licensed Counselor; Marriage and Family Therapy Associate under the supervision of Bart Grooms.
Jason McNaughton, M.A., MFT Jason began counseling with Impact Family Counseling. He works with men, male adolescents, families and couples. He also serves as a facilitator for Embark Ministries, leading a men’s group on intensive
weekends. Jason counsels men (adolescents through adults) and couples as they face a variety of issues such as identity, disillusionment, insecurity, infidelity, pornography, and the restoration or creation of intimacy with God and with others. He and his wife, Tracy, have been married for 23 years and have two teenaged sons.