​​Center for Opiate Addiction Treatment

 

   Morgan McGill, LPCA

Morgan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and moved to the great state of Kentucky, where she received her Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Morgan has practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate since 2015 and has counseling experience with children, adolescents, and adults. Morgan supports positive psychology and its focus on function rather than dysfunction to further aid a client’s recovery process. She is a trained facilitator in Smart Recovery and enjoys both individual and group counseling. Outside of Morgan’s professional career, she enjoys anything outdoors and playing with her two rescue pups.

 Candi Phelps, LPCA

Candy obtained her Masters of Licensed Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She also has a Masters in Educational Leadership. Candy has experience in group and individual counseling. She also has experience in cognitive behavior, solution-focused therapy, and family therapy. She has training in crises and treatment planning as well. On  top of that, she has experience as a teacher.   

Meet a handful of our counselors!

Corey Birch, LPCC


Corey graduated with his Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College in 2012, and has been working with children and families for 19 years. Corey is known for his relaxed and comfortable approach to counseling.  Corey's approach involves genuine caring, acceptance, and non-judgment.  Corey works with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. He works with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, other mental health disorders, unresolved emotional issues, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss, relationship/family concerns, individual counseling for personal and emotional growth. 



Amelia Neuroth, LPCA

Amelia received her Masters and Specialist degrees from University of Kentucky in Counseling Psychology in 2014. Amelia takes a warm and comfortable approach to counseling in order to work with her clients with recovery from addiction, understanding themselves better, sorting out emotions, enhancing personal relationships, achieving goals, and facilitating healing. Amelia has training in Psychodramatic Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). She has experience with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, low self esteem, grief, stress, women’s issues, family and relationship conflict, identity issues, life transitions, and mood disorders. She also has experience with individual and group counseling.

Shannah Gardiner, LPCA

I’m Shannah- one of 2nd Chance’s newest counselors. Before I went to school for counseling, I joined the Army National Guard. I was a Communications Sergeant while went to Cedarville University for psychology. When I went to Western Kentucky University for counseling, I did their ROTC program and came out as a Human Resources Officer. For my own therapy, I have a sweet, sweet Miniature Pinscher /Dachshund mix.My big thing is vulnerability with yourself and others. When you come into my office, it is a safe space where you are free to choose yourself and your sobriety first. I live by self-forgiveness, because I believe only then can you move forward. My office is a haven where you can find peace and comfort, while you take the steps to challenge and help yourself.
     

Shawn Pantaliono, LPCA

Receiving his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson in 2013, Shawn holds a wide-range of experience working with adolescents with mental health, substance use issues, and their families. He has worked with children in foster care and young adults, through conducting individual and group therapy sessions. Shawn has a particularly broad experience in conducting cognitive, academic, and social emotional assessments. Shawn’s areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, family therapy, adolescent behavior issues, and substance abuse/dependence. 

Taylor Johnson, LPCA


Taylor obtained his Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky in 2015. Taylor is licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as an LPCA and maintains special credentialing as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Taylor has worked with individuals and families with addiction for over nine years, transitioning from Case Management to Counselor upon completion of his graduate work. Where the counseling session is concerned, Taylor has training and mastery of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Brief Solutions-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, and Hazelden Group Therapy. Taylor understands, in addition to his familiarity with many modes and theories of counseling, paramount to all of them is the therapeutic relationship between Client and Counselor. As a result, Taylor applies significant effort to be empathetic, empowering, strengths-focused, and rapport-oriented in his practice. With experience in depression, anxiety, relapse prevention, treatment planning, LGBT issues, men’s health and wellness, family & relationship conflict, and holistic (whole body-mind connection) treatment of addiction, Taylor approaches every Client with an individualized approach to aiding in their recovery.