The Imagine Hope Experience

At Imagine Hope, we understand that finding a therapist and beginning the process of therapy can be difficult. We aspire to not only make the actual session comfortable but to make the entire process comfortable. From the first contact we strive to make you feel at ease. From the moment you make that important phone call or email to the time you are sitting in front of a therapist, we do everything possible to help you to feel comfortable. 

  • We take time to answer any questions over the phone or email, whatever you feel most comfortable. 
  • We have designed a spa-like waiting area that is spacious and peaceful. 
  • Our therapists respect your privacy when greeting you and help you feel at ease when you enter their office. 

All of this makes Imagine Hope a positive experience, leaving you at ease to focus on what you came here to do.

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WHY IMAGINE HOPE?

When people in challenging situations feel there is no hope, what do they do? They give up. We see many people who have given up on their marriage, their family, and just life in general. Why keep going if there is no hope? We feel if we can inspire hope for people with whatever they are struggling with, it will motivate them to make the changes they need to make. In turn, this will facilitate new growth and hopefully positive differences in their life. Hope gives motivation which leads to change and growth. We want people to Imagine Hope in their life so they will be motivated to make the changes they need to make.

We work to inspire that hope.

Tammy
Portee

MA, LMHC, LCAC

I believe within each of us lies an inner strength. Sometimes because of childhood events, current life situations or self-doubt, we lose sight that this inner strength exists within us. I believe each person can learn to re-discover their inner abilities and talents with the help of God, family and friends. This strength is what helps us face any battles that come our way, whether it be at the workplace, school, or in personal relationships. Counseling can be a safe place to start this process and get some extra support and guidance.
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Joleen
Watson

MS Ed, NCC

I believe that through working in counseling, an individual is making an investment that lasts an entire lifetime. So often, we go through life feeling unhappy about certain things, but have no idea how to change them because they have become so much a part of who we are. I am committed to assisting individuals in developing greater understanding, insight, and awareness of their personal issues, and helping them develop the tools and skills that are necessary to make healthy and empowering changes. I believe that through counseling, individuals can see a positive impact on all aspects of their lives and relationships.
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Natalie Chandler

MA, LMHC, LCAC

Life is difficult and it is a journey full of experiences to learn from. Everyone struggles at different parts of the journey. We are not here to “fix” everyone but to help them learn how to manage their life and relationships in a more positive, effective way. So much of that lies in understanding yourself and what makes you do what you do. Once you identify those challenges, it is easier to make changes. Counseling is a place to be able to be yourself and look at parts of you that are difficult to face with someone who is non-judgmental and objective. Although it can be painful, in the end it will make your journey well worthwhile. Read Natalie's Profile

Christy
Fogg

MSW, LCSW

I believe that many people reach a point in their lives where they feel challenged by life. This could be triggered by the loss of a job, a struggling marriage, family issues, or a personal battle. At times like this, often the last thing we want to do is talk to someone about our discouragement. However, this is the most important thing we can do for ourselves, our families, and our livelihood. I believe it is important to meet people where they are at, emotionally and mentally. It is imperative to evaluate how you got to this point, and where you want to go from here. That is what I am here for. It is important for me to understand the goals you have for your life, and to give you a neutral support system to help you attain them. Counseling is a place for you to better yourself and to better your life. Read Christy's Profile

Emily
Freeze

MPH, MA, LMFTA

When an individual reaches out for help, I believe they have already taken the first step toward recovery. As you begin your journey towards healing I recognize the great courage it takes to come to therapy. It is my primary goal to create a safe, trusting, and collaborative relationship with my clients. I believe that although life’s challenges are difficult, they can teach us important lessons about ourselves that we would not have learned otherwise. Our past experiences do not have to define us, nor do they need to define our future. I strongly believe that each of us have the power to change and create the life that we want. The answers to your problems are already within you, you just need to know how to access them. As your therapist, my desire is to guide you on your journey of self-discovery, work with you to establish goals for change, teach you skills and coping strategies, help you form loving and healthy relationships, and help you create a life of meaning and purpose. Read Emily's Profile