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Meet the Behavioral Health Staff

Licensed, professional counselors at Blount Memorial Counseling

Blount Memorial Counseling has licensed counselors with a wide range of professional experience. Counselors can help with marital and family problems, substance abuse and eating disorders, divorce and bereavement concerns, effective stress management, parenting issues, depression and anxiety.

Counselors are available Monday through Friday with evening hours two nights each week. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Blount Memorial Counseling at 865-984-4223.

Click on the staff list below to learn more about our counselors:

Barbara Lasater, M.Ed.

Licensed marriage and family therapist
Master’s degree, counseling, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Barbara Lasater has 27 years clinical experience working with individuals, couples and families. Her experience includes children and adolescent issues, bereavement and anticipatory grief, trauma recovery, depression and anxiety. She provides professional support to the Foothills Chapter of the Compassionate Friends and the Blount County Survivors of Suicide support group.

Lauren Passarello, Ph.D.

Licensed marriage and family therapist
Doctoral degree, Florida State University
Lauren Passarello specializes in relationship issues, working with both couples and families, and is certified in Imago Relationship Therapy. Her experience includes mind-body therapies and music-based therapy. She also is a Reiki Master and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Mary Misulich

Licensed clinical social worker
Bachelor’s degree, psychology, University of Tennessee; master’s degree, social work, University of Tennessee
Mary Misulich’s specialties include working with women's issues, depression and anxiety. She provides counseling to individuals, including adolescents and latency age children, and also can work with couples. She has worked as a clinical social worker in a variety of professional settings including corrections and employee assistance, and has extensive experience dealing with both sexual abuse and substance abuse issues. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the East Tennessee Employee Assistance?Association.

Melanie Norton

Licensed clinical social worker
Bachelor’s degree, psychology, University of Tennessee; master’s degree, social work, University of Tennessee
Melanie Norton has extensive professional experience helping people with issues related to chemical dependency, grief and loss, stress management and depression.

Jibby Redfield

Licensed clinical social worker
Master’s degree, social work, University of Tennessee
Jibby Redfield specializes in family therapy with adolescents and their parents. His focus areas include adolescent chemical abuse and dependency; anger management; oppositional defiant disorder; conduct disorder; anxiety and depression; trauma; and personality disorders.

Andy Schriver

Licensed clinical social worker
Master’s degree, social work, University of Tennessee
Andy Schriver specializes in helping parents, children and adolescents with family conflict, communication issues, and severe and persistent mental health disorders. His focus areas include oppositional adolescents, parenting issues and family therapy.

Ron Schumann

Licensed marital and family therapist
Master’s degree, marriage and family counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Ron Schumann has extensive professional experience working with individuals, couples and families. His practice areas include relationship counseling, grief and bereavement issues, depression and spirituality. He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

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