Virginia (Ginny) Monk is a licensed profession counselor in Texas and a Texas Board Approved Supervisor. She earned a B.A. in Mass Communications and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University. She has been in private practice as a therapist since 1999 and specializes in marital and group therapy with special emphasis in affairs and blended families. Ginny is a co-founder of Restoration Therapy and is a Lead Therapist at the Hideaway Experience.
Ginny has been leading marriage intensives at the Hideaway Experience since inception in 2006, working with couples in distress and often on the brink of divorce. In 2013 Ginny began development of a training program for therapists and pastors “Ultimate Betrayal Ultimate Success” for use in treatment of recovery of affairs using the Restoration Therapy model. Ginny frequently speaks at conferences and workshops and has developed several popular presentations including “Addictive Elements of Rage: the Roots and Treatment of Anger”, “Chasing My Pain! Where Does It Come From?” and “Never Dive Into Murky Waters”
Ginny says, “I am passionate about instilling hope through a process of insight and understanding on a journey to strengthen us as individuals and in our marriages; for the healing of our families and the future of our children”. She is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and past President and current member of the Amarillo Area Association of Mental Health Professionals, as well as other various organizations. Ginny was in the private business sector in consulting and marketing for many years previously and with her husband have raised two adult married sons. Her family enjoys playing card and board games, the outdoors, and traveling.
Ginny can be reached at (806) 350-5861 or by calling Pamela at (806) 350-3133 to schedule an appointment.
Sherry Randolph is a licensed professional counselor in Texas and a Texas Board Approved Supervisor. She earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University. She has been in private practice as a therapist since 2003 who works with individuals, couples, adolescents, families, and groups. She specializes in men’s issues, marriage, family, and addictions.
Sherry has been co-leading Marriage Intensives at the Hideaway Experience since inception in 2006, working with couples in distress and crisis with highly successful treatment using Restoration Therapy. As one of the Founders of Restoration Therapy she has actively pursued those principles in her practice.
Sherry has been married since 1997 and with her husband has one son. They enjoy traveling, exercise, and hanging out with family. Sherry can be contacted at (806) 350-5865 for further information and to make an appointment with her.
Wib Newton, Ph.D, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Wib Newton is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. He is an acting Supervisor for both organizations. He is a National Certified Counselor and Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. Wib is a co-founder/trainer of Restoration Therapy and is an active therapist at the Hideaway Experience marriage intensive.
He is the author of “Great Start”, a premarital training that is being used in the Texas healthy marriage initiative, “Twogether in Texas”, and the Family Wellness fatherhood curriculum, “Dad’s for Life”. He assists pastors and their spouses with his “Marriage, Ministry and Me” workshop. Wib is considered one of the most diversely trained and experienced therapists in the Amarillo area specializing in marriage, trauma and addiction.
Wib was a minister for 31 years before focusing solely on his private practice. He and his wife, Janice, have been married since 1976 and have two adult sons.
Visit Wib’s website at www.WibNewton.com.
Carey Skinner, MA, LPC
Carey Skinner is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Amber University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Pastoral Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Licensed since 1998, his background in crisis ministry as a hospital chaplain and pastor have shaped his unique ability to provide comfort and compassion that helps his clients grow through times of crisis.
Working with individuals, couples, families, and groups, Carey specializes in shepherding his clients through spiritual issues, marriage, family, and men’s concerns. He leads men’s groups for those struggling with sexual addictions.
Carey has been co-leading Marriage Intensives at The Hideaway Experience since inception in 2006, working with couples in distress and crisis with highly successful treatment using Restoration Therapy. As one of the Founders of Restoration Therapy, he actively pursues this therapy in his practice.
A member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Carey has been married for over thirty years to his wife, Debbie. They are the parents of one daughter and son-in-law. He enjoys travel, tennis, and golf.
You may contact Carey at (806) 374-5950 Ext 68 for further information and to make an appointment with him or visit his website at CareySkinner.com.
Kristi Murphey is a licensed professional counselor in Amarillo, Texas. She grew up in the Texas Panhandle and has a passion for serving the people of Amarillo and the surrounding areas. She is an individual, marital, and family therapist who specializes in identity and self-worth issues, affair recovery, and blended families. She has extensive experience working with survivors of suicide, the grief process, and forgiveness issues. She also has experience in working with adolescents and co-leading marriage intensives at the Hideaway Experience in Amarillo. Kristi is certified in Restoration Therapy and assists individuals and couples to gain clear insight and perspective regarding their identities, the root of issues, and unhealthy coping patterns; and provides intervention techniques to help individuals and couples move into responsible change and relationship.
Kristi earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1992 and a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2011. She is a member of the Amarillo Area Association of Mental Health Professionals and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Kristi enjoys quality time with her family, Bible study, and participating in various ministries at her church and in the community. Kristi is married to Alan and has two children, Caitlin and Cooper.
She can be contacted at (806) 350-5866 or email@example.com for additional information or to schedule an appointment.
Terri Slaughter is a licensed professional counselor in Texas and a Texas board approved Supervisor. She earned a B.A.A.S. in Life Science and Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University. She began with the Amarillo Independent School District in 2000 as a Certified School Counselor and has been in private practice as a therapist since 2007. Terri works with individuals, couples and families. She specializes in women’s issues, depression, anxiety, blended family concerns, marriage and grief.
Terri is a current member and past president of the Amarillo Area Association of Mental Health Professionals. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Terri certified as an Affair Recovery Specialist in 2014.
Terri can be contacted at (806) 350-5863 for further information and to make an appointment with her.
Elizabeth Smith is a licensed professional counselor in Texas. She earned a B.A. in American Studies from Baylor University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University. She began with clinic work in 2004 and moved to private practice in 2014. Her emphasis is Marriage and Family therapy and works with individuals, couples, and families. She also specializes in anxiety, grief, depression, and family pain.
Elizabeth is certified to administer the Prepare/Enrich Marital and Pre-Marital Inventories. She is also actively pursuing certification in Restoration Therapy, a highly successfully method for marriages and families.
She is passionate about her work and finds great joy in helping clients find healing and wholeness through the process of therapy.
Elizabeth has been married since 2001 and she and her husband have 3 young children. As a family, they enjoy hiking, camping, reading, and generally being outside in nature.
Elizabeth may be contacted at (806) 350-3135 for more information and to make an appointment with her.
Tanner Hargrove earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from West Texas A&M University and a Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Ca. He currently holds licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate in the state of Texas, working under the supervision of Wilbert Newton, board approved supervisor. Tanner works with couples, adolescents and families, young adults. He specializes in marriage, adolescents (10-17) and families, and emerging adults.
Tanner is a therapist with the Hideaway Experience Intensives, working with couples in distress and crisis seeing highly successful treatment using Restoration Therapy. He holds Level II certification in Restoration Therapy and actively pursues those principles in his practice.
His interests include music, outdoor long distance running, reading, and good meals with good friends and family. His marriage and his children are his life’s sustaining force.
Tanner can be contacted at (806) 374-5950 ext. 72 for further information and to make an appointment with him.
Tammy Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 and completed her Master’s degree in Counseling at West Texas A&M University in 1997. She was employed as a certified school counselor for 13 years and beginning in July 2015, Tammy began working as an Intern under the Supervision of Wilbert Newton at the Amarillo Family Institute. She currently holds licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and is now continuing her work with AFI in private practice. She works with children, adolescents, young adults, individuals and families. Tammy’s passion is to provide counseling with a Christian World view to encourage hope and healing to those who are hurting. Tammy’s experience has provided her with the opportunity to effectively work with children ages four and up, provide professional consultation and skills for parenting, as well as work with individuals to find health and healing for the struggles and pain that life can bring.
Tammy is seeking credentialing as a Registered Play Therapist and currently has 54 hours of play therapy training. She holds certification as a trainer in Love and Logic and has provided professional training and consultation with teachers and parents. Tammy is also a certified Level 1 Restoration Therapist, which is a highly successful treatment with individuals to work through their pain and their relational struggles.
Tammy is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the American Counseling Association and of the Association for Play Therapy. She enjoys working out, cooking, reading, sports and time with her family and friends. Tammy has been married to Steve for over 29 years and they enjoy two wonderful children. You may contact Tammy at (806) 350-5864 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to schedule an appointment.
Amy Spears is a graduate student intern from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She will graduate in May 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Amy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Amy is a certified Level I Restoration Therapist, which is a highly successful effective treatment for those in pain and is particularly effective for couples in crisis and distress. She is an intern under the supervision of Sherry L. Randolph, M.A. LPC-S at the counseling offices of Amarillo Family Institute and sees children, individuals and marriages
Amy enjoys cooking, long distance running, and spending time with her family and friends. Amy has been married to Matt since 2002 and has three children.
You can contact Amy at (806) 374-5950 ext. 70 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Pamela Counterman has served in various medical and insurance capacities since graduating from High School in 1994. She is also proficient in marketing, event coordination, and brochure design and advertising. Pamela holds certification in HIPAA HITECH Security and works to maintain the highest degree of integrity in confidentiality of our clients.
Pamela has been married since 1998 and with her husband have been blessed with 4 children. She enjoys family time, the gym, and swimming.
Pamela will graciously answer questions, make appointments, and work to complete Insurance benefit information as needed. You may reach her at (806) 350-3133.