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Our Team

The Clinicians

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Brooke Nelson Murphy, MS LPC NCC CCTP

Founder/Owner

Clinical Manager

Licensed Professional Counselor

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I am a professional counselor at Vallis Mental Health offering individual, couples, and family counseling. I graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry, and I incorporate my knowledge of physiology and neurobiology into counseling intervention and psychoeducation.

Rachel Neubacher, MA LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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I am a licensed professional counselor at Vallis Mental Health, offering individual counseling. I graduated with a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I am completing an Education Specialist Degree in Community Care and Counseling with a Traumatology cognate from Liberty University.

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April Taylor, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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I am a licensed professional counselor at Vallis Mental Health, offering clinical services that focus on treating the whole person through addressing the biological, sociological, and psychological components of wellness. I specialize in assessing and treating a variety of issues, including mild to moderate substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, trauma responses, especially those related to surviving natural disasters, depression, anxiety, relationship and attachment issues, chronic illness, and anger and stress management. My approach is to welcome each person as they are and provide a safe, judgment-free environment where his/her/their personal goals can be identified and met.

Staci Whitaker, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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I am a licensed professional counselor at Vallis Mental Health offering therapy to adults and couples. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Tulsa in 1995 and obtained my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2009. I have worked in the field of mental health for 17 years and have been a licensed therapist since 2012.

Management Team

Matthew Trumbull, BS

Operations Manager

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I am the Operations Manager at Vallis Mental Health. I graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Business. I have recently, enrolled in Troy University M.B.A. program. While I have experience in other fields, I am excited for the opportunity to work at Vallis Mental Health. My role is to streamline administrative and operational duties so clinicians and staff can focus on providing the highest quality patient-care possible.​

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Lydia Nave, BS

Office Manager

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I am the Office Manager at Vallis Mental Health. I graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in Human Growth and Development. I intend to further my education by obtaining a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Therapy with a specialization in Play Therapy. My role at Vallis includes managing day-to-day administrative tasks, offering support to clinicians, and training staff members. As office manager, I strive to ensure that all patients receive the highest standard of service from all office staff at Vallis Mental Health.