our team

We are very proud to introduce our team. Not only is each staff member qualified to perform his/her job, but all of our staff are passionate about our mission. Our clinical staff consists only of Masters level counselors and social workers, who are either fully or provisionally licensed by their boards, and have experience providing counseling. Background checks and drug testing are performed to ensure the safety of our staff and clients.

Stacey Griffin, MSW, LCSW

Founder and Executive Director

A proud native of Louisiana, Stacey is the daughter of an elementary public school teacher and a retired New Orleans police officer. Her parents had a strong influence on her path towards social work. Stacey's mother was drawn to helping students with emotional/behavioral issues and was an advocate of "in-school" disciplinary programs as opposed to suspensions/expulsions. Her father's service to the community was also inspiring.

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Stacey did her undergraduate work at Louisiana State University and the University of New Orleans. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and was then awarded the Master of Social Work from Tulane University in 1995. Stacey is a licensed clinical social worker with over 22 years of experience working in a variety of settings with children and families. She opened Milestones in 2000 with the primary goal of providing high quality mental health services, support, and advocacy to the children of lower income families. She retains her commitment to diversity and social justice.

Stacey employs a variety of approaches to the mental health of children and adolescents. Her background in social analysis, clinical counseling, and crisis intervention allows a systems of treatment tailored to the individual child. Her dedication to a combined treatment method—assessment, treatment planning, counseling, skills building, and medication management (when appropriate)—affords clients a unique plan of treatment based on a single principle: children are resilient and, with authentic support, can enjoy happy, productive lives.

In her spare time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs, observing nature, reading, writing, watching movies, and exploring the great city of New Orleans.

Semonne’ Aguillard, NCC, PLPC

MHP - Clinician

Semonne' is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC). She received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling from Loyola University New Orleans in 2016. Semonne’ completed a graduate internship at Family Service of Greater New Orleans providing mental health services to children and families.

Renee Aymami, LPC, NCC

LMHP - Clinician

Renee received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans in 2005. She received a Master of Education degree in counseling from the University of New Orleans in 2012 and became a National Certified Counselor the same year. Renee became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2013. She is a current member in good standing with the American Counseling Association as well as Chi Sigma Iota Alpha Eta Chapter.

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Renee has worked for Milestones since 2013. She sees clients in both the MHR, as well as Outpatient capacity. She has worked with all ages from 4 years to 56 years old. She enjoys the challenge of working with high-risk clients in the hopes of facilitating behavioral change. Renee’s counseling style is very warm and non-judgmental in her efforts to empathize with the individual client’s needs. She uses CBT, Solution-Focused and Reality Therapy to encourage clients to make more positive decisions in their daily lives. Renee believes it is a very collaborative effort between therapist and client and most importantly is the warm and positive relationship that forms in the process.

Renee was born and raised in the Metro area but has traveled all around the world which has helped her to broaden her horizons and perspective on people and their specific cultures. In her spare time, she is a Saint’s football fan, a loving dog mom to two spoiled pugs and continues to enjoy traveling as much as circumstances allow.

Scottie Bailey, NCC, PLPC

MHP - Clinician

Scottie received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2013 from Nicholls State University and a Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree in 2015 from Nicholls State University. Scottie completed internships at Fairview Hospital in Morgan City, Louisiana and River Oaks Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. Scottie joined the Milestones Mental Health Agency family in 2017.

Denise Barrios

Assistant Director

Denise assisted in the development of Milestones in 2000 and has played a large role in the growth and expansion of the agency over the years. She has over 20 years of experience, some of which includes office management, supervision, human resources, payroll, financemanagement and all aspects of employee and client care.

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Denise has assisted in the implementation of policies and procedures, as well as ensuring on an ongoing basis that the agency remains in compliance with all state laws, requirements of health insurance plans, as well as standards set forth by their accrediting body. Denise is committed to helping children and their families in our community, and continues to play a critical role in ensuring that Milestones reaches its organizational goals.

Teele Currier, MSW, CSW

MHP - Clinician

Teele graduated from the Tulane University School of Social Work with a Master of Social Work. Her graduate internship experience gave her the opportunity to work in two charter schools, providing both individual and group social emotional behavioral health care to New Orleans students.

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In addition to her clinical internships, Teele interned at Tulane University’s grant-funded program Safe Schools NOLA, which teaches educators in New Orleans charter schools how to use trauma-informed practices with their students.In therapy, Teele uses a client-focused, intersectional, and strengths-based approach. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families. In her free time, Teele enjoys spending time outside and exploring new restaurants.

Dana DeBlonde, MSW, LMSW

MHP - Clinician

Dana received a Bachelor's in Social Work in 1998 from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master of Social Work in 2005 from Southern University. Dana's counseling style is warm and respectful. She believes the client is unique and focuses on the strength of the Individual. Dana encourages her clients to build self -awareness and self- confidence to help form positive relationships.

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Dana uses a person- centered approach and implements the use of cognitive behavior therapy to encourage the client to form an understanding of behaviors that will allow them to make changes toward a positive self. She also uses reality therapy, solution-focused therapy, strength perspective model and family systems therapy to help the client grow as an individual.Dana has worked as a Mental Health Professional since December of 2005 at Milestones Mental Health Rehab agency. She has worked with high risk children and adolescents. She is the senior MHP, offering knowledge and encouragement to new staff.In her spare time she enjoys festivals, Saints games, the beach and spending time with her husband and their son.

Morgan Feibelman

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Board certified in Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Feibelman works with patients of all ages. He treats a wide variety of mental health and life problems by first doing a thorough evaluation and treatment plan. He uses multiple types of treatment, including medications and various types of psychotherapy. Commonly treated problems include mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral problems including ADHD, trauma, developmental problems and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Lindsey Green, MSW, LMSW

MHP - Clinician

Lindsey received a Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University. She completed graduate work in foster care and Pediatric Oncology in the state of Arizona. Lindsey has experience with case management, medical social work and providing therapy to adults and children with a variety of mental health diagnoses and developmental delays in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Margaret Grimsley, MSW, LCSW

LMHP - Supervisor

Margaret Grimsley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Grimsley earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Orleans with a concentration in poetry and a Master of Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans with a Mental Health concentration. Ms. Grimsley has 23 years' experience in the field holding positions in private and public schools, Department of Child and Family Services, and private practice. Ms. Grimsley has been working with Milestones Mental Health Agency since 2012 serving in a supervisory capacity as a Licensed Mental Health Professional.

Kelli Guise, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

LMHP - Clinician

Kelli Guise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Kelli earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Education in counselor education from the University of New Orleans. Kelli did a 2-year internship at the Department of Juvenile Services facilitating groups and doing individual counseling with adolescents. She has been working at Milestones Mental Health Agency since April 2013 as a Mental Health Professional.

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Kelli is a native of Gretna and has lived on the Westbank, Uptown, and in Mid-city. Kelli enjoys doing Jazzercise and going to Saints games and has been a season ticket holder for 10+ years. Kelli is honored and proud to be part of Milestones Mental Health Agency and to be able to work with such amazing children and families.

Jessica Henriquez

Office Assistant

Jessica assists with many of the administrative tasks in the office, including intake and referrals, community outreach, clerical work, medical appointments, client charts, ensuring each client’s health insurance remains active on a monthly basis, data entry for program effectiveness statistics, and more. Jessica’s pleasant voice is one of the two you will hear when calling our agency. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys going to concerts, traveling and reading.

Dawn Hills

Office Manager

Dawn has been working with Milestones since 2012. Dawn is a business professional who is responsible for a diverse set of administrative tasks from supervising office assistants, managing medical appointments, managing the intake and referral process, managing all client files, clerical work and much more. The role Dawn plays is essential for Milestones to perform well and carry out our Mission. Dawn’s friendly voice is one of the two you will hear when calling our agency.

Andrew Holmgren, NCC, PLPC

MHP - Clinician

Andrew received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Centre College in Danville, KY in 2014 and a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Louisville in 2016. Andrew views each client as having a unique perspective and life experience that they bring to counseling and uses these experiences to formulate an approach tailored to the client’s individual goals.

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Andrew uses an interpersonal approach to identify strengths and areas for growth in the client’s relationships as well as ways to use these relationships to build upon the client’s existing strengths. Andrew has worked as a Mental Health Professional since September 2017 and previously worked at Our Lady of Peace Psychiatric Hospital in Louisville, KY. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys fishing, playing lacrosse, spending time with his wife and family, and exploring New Orleans.

Emily Provosty, MSW, LMSW

MHP - Clinician

Emily is a New Orleans native who received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a focus on creative writing in 2015 from Louisiana State University. She then obtained a Master of Social Work in 2017 from Tulane’s School of Social Work. Emily completed a clinical internship at Belle Reve, a transitional housing facility for people living with HIV. In this setting, she learned the importance of HIV education and advocacy , as well as housing-first initiatives. She also gained experience providing individual counseling utilizing CBT and mindfulness practices,  teaching coping skills and harm reduction and leading conflict resolution groups.

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Emily believes firmly in remaining nonjudgmental and unconditionally accepting towards clients in order to encourage positive self-esteem and constructive personal growth. In her free time, Emily enjoys writing poetry, riding her bike, practicing yoga, singing, and dancing.

Alexis Lombardo, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

LMHP - Clinician

Alexis received a Master of Education in counseling from the University of New Orleans and is also a National Certified Counselor. Alexis has worked with a diverse group of both children and adults with severe mental health struggles in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Alexis works from the theoretical orientation of existentialism and utilizes evidence based interventions.

Diana S. Maag, M.Ed., LPC

LMHP - Supervisor and Clinician

Diana graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Master of Education in counseling in 2012. She then started working for Milestones in April 2013, and attained her license as a Professional Counselor in 2015 (LPC). Diana has worked with children as both a volunteer and professional for over 20 years. She considers advocating for her clients, and helping them empower themselves to advocate on their own behalf, one of the most important aspects of her job.

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In addition to direct client services, Diana also supervises a team of counselors and social workers, as well as assists in the training of new staff. Diana loves the collaborative aspect of her profession, and looks forward to partnering with her clients' families and schools to provide the most effective and holistic approach to promoting her clients' progress toward emotional and behavioral well-being.

Bre Martin, MSW, CSW

MHP - Clinician

Bre received a Bachelor of Art in psychology and a minor in sociology from the University of Arizona in 2013. She then earned a Master of Social Work in Advanced Direct Practice (Health/ Behavioral Health with Adults) from Arizona State University in2017. Bre has experience working in the areas of substance abuse counseling, individual and group therapy, case management and residential/community services. She uses various modalities in her work such as Like Skills Training, Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Solution Focused Therapy. Briana's goal is to promote change, long term healing and recovery, in a compassionate and professional environment.

Melissa Scheib, MSW, CSW

MHP - Clinician

Melissa is a New Orleans native and a 2016 graduate of Tulane University School of Social Work where she attained a Master of Social Work degree. Prior to her studies at Tulane, she worked with students at the KIPP school, as well as volunteering at Children’s Hospital. Melissa is a certified social worker (CSW) who strives to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience into her role to help shape the minds of clientele.

Katie Stephenson, PLPC, Art Therapist

MHP - Clinician

Katie received a Bachelor of Arts in history in 2012 from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Art Therapy in 2016 from Florida State University. Katie’s experience and passion is in using art-making with veterans, Alzheimer’s patients, and children and families, to help client’s strive towards a better quality of life through creative personal development. In her spare time, Katie enjoys painting, riding bikes with her friends, and eating pasta.

Maggie Tyson, MSW, CSW

MHP - Clinician

Maggie received a Master of Social Work degree from the Tulane University School of Social Work. Her clinical internship was with the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Juvenile Diversion Program, where she worked with court-involved youth and families to avoid further involvement with the justice system. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Art in English Literature and Gender Studies from Louisiana State University. She also worked as a paralegal downtown for two years before beginning graduate school.

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Maggie is a New Orleans native who believes that a strong sense of community is essential to the wellbeing of children, adolescents, and families. In her free time, Maggie plays on a women's ultimate Frisbee team, coaches, reads, and spends time with her family.

Chantrelle Varnado-Johnson, MEd, MA, LPC-S, NCC

LMHP- P/T Clinician

Chantrelle is a doctoral candidate in the counselor education graduate program at the University of New Orleans. She earned a Master of Education in counseling and a Master of Arts in sociology from the University of New Orleans. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a board-approved counselor supervisor in Louisiana, as well as a National Certified Counselor. She is also certified as a Guidance Counselor and has Louisiana Appraisal Privilege.

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Chantrelle's extensive experiences include providing clinical mental health counseling to children and adolescents with a wide range of issues, crisis intervention, and collaborations in school and private practice.

Aaron Watson, MSW, LCSW

LMHP - Supervisor

Aaron has been a supervisor at Milestones since 2002. Aaron has over two decades of experience working in various settings such as mental health settings, hospital settings, in both direct client care and supervisory/ administrative roles. He specializes in treating behavioral disorders and addictived isorders. Aaron has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), treating Post Traumatic Stress disorders and Family Therapy. Aaron earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Xavier University in New Orleans. He then was awarded a Master of Social Work from Southern University at New Orleans, in addition to a Master of Business Administration from University of New Orleans. Aaron received his Board Certification from the Louisiana Board of Social Work examiners in 1999. Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and engaging in physical fitness activities, such as long-distance cycling.