Staff & Clinicians
Annie Coker, LMSW, CTS – Sexual Assault Center Director
Oversees operations of the Sexual Assault Center and offers expert oversight regarding sexual assault/abuse treatment. Ms. Coker also provides clinical services to a small group of clients dealing with trauma, separation and grief. Trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and a Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS)
Nasreen Paytas, LLPC – Clinician
Nasreen believes each individual knows what they need in order to become healthy and whole. She views her role as a companion who journeys with her clients on their road to wellness and healing. Nasreen also believes that in order for therapy to be useful to the client, they must feel safe and know their clinician is authentic and empathetic. Nasreen utilizes an array of techniques in her work, but primarily uses cognitive behavior therapy and Solution Focus interventions.
Stacy Athens, LMSW – Clinician
As a therapist, Stacy tries to cater to the clients overall needs by utilizing a multitude of treatment techniques which center around strength based approaches. She believes anyone is capable of creating his/her own change. Sometimes events happen in life and it affects us greatly; however, she believes every single person has an opportunity to create change and engineer themselves to create his/her own future. The creation process may be full of ups and downs, but with hard work, hope and belief, a client is capable of concurring their own battles. The recreation process is a teamwork effort that involves trust, honesty and communication between the client and clinician. As a clinician, Stacy looks at the larger picture a client paints and tries to help the client identify areas for potential change and opportunity to further enhance the healing environment.
Tiffany Root, MA, LPC – Clinician
Tiffany believes that counseling is a collaborative journey toward a better understanding of oneself. She offers a therapy style that is client-centered, which allows her to be flexible and adapt to each individual’s situation and needs. She believes that although many individuals face difficult situations and life stressors, it is possible to obtain resolution and person growth. Tiffany believes that it is important to offer each individual a supportive and comfortable atmosphere that promotes change.
Kristi Gregory, BA – Crisis Services Coordinator
Oversees the Victim Advocacy component of the Sexual Assault Center. Trains advocates and coordinates the 24/7/365 crisis intervention services. Acts as a link between the Nurse Examiner Program, local hospitals and law enforcement.
Tracy Kaul, BS – Legal Advocate
Provides emotional support and advocacy to families dealing with the legal process. Attends court hearings/trials and acts as a collaborative link with law enforcement and the Prosecutor’s office on behalf of sexual assault victims. Also assists with filing Crime Victim Compensation paperwork and is a watch guard for victims’ rights.