About Us

About us

Love and Grace Counseling desires to provide clients with a sense of hope and a deeper understanding of themselves and their struggles, with a focus on assisting the client with developing solution-oriented skills.

Deborah Muse, M.A., LPC

Deborah Muse, M.A., LPC has her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage, family and child counseling. Deborah is compassionately dedicated to helping individuals navigate through life and the various struggles they face along the way.

With a solution-focused approach, Deborah supports and guides individuals along the path to finding solutions to their problems and living a happy, healthy life.

Deborah has experience working with individuals, couples, families and adolescents. This experience has involved working with depression, anxiety, stress management, conflict resolution, anger management, chemical dependency, eating disorders, sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Deborah has been married to her husband, Mark for 30 years and they have 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering at her church.

Keri Hatcher, M. Ed., LPC Associate

Keri Hatcher, M. Ed., LPC – Associate, supervised by Brent Dawson, has a Master of Education in Family, Marriage, and Couples Counseling. Keri is a devoted, non-judgmental and caring listener working to empower individuals, couples and families to become the best version of themselves and lead successful, fulfilling lives.

She has successfully worked with individuals struggling with diverse mental health issues or challenging life situations, helping them overcome obstacles hindering their success and happiness. With couples, she focuses on increased partner appreciation, awareness of individual and partner’s needs, healthy communication, conflict resolution and building trust. Her approach is eclectic and tailored to meet the individual needs of the client.

Keri works with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, autism, substance use, past trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, body issues, sexual, relationship or attachment issues, and personality disorders. She has additional training in treatment of PTSD and trauma using EMDR and Somatic treatments. Her background as an educator gives her insight when working with children and families.

When out of the office she enjoys spending time active in her community, enjoying the great outdoors, at home cooking, painting and spending time with her two teenagers.

Shannon McGaugh, M.A., AMFT

Greetings! I am Shannon McGaugh, Associate LMFT, supervised by Dr. Paul Jurek, LPC-S. I believe that God has blessed each of us with His grace and that we bear His image as He created us.

I have been in this field for over 10 years and enjoy every new pathway that you may bring to my life. We can research new pathways together…

Life is a very difficult challenge for all of us. No matter what you may be facing in life, believe that within you is the power to overcome or make changes.

I am trained in many lines of counseling and welcome people who are willing to seek deeper in their souls with direction to transform their lives.

My hope is that you can feel comfortable in the knowledge that there are no biases, judgments or expectations, only the goals you want to reach through our time together.

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Elizabeth Shi, LPC Associate

Hello, my name is Elizabeth (Guanghua Shi) LPC Associate, supervised by Lyn Stron. Life can be very demanding and challenging. It is my privilege to provide a safe and welcoming place for you to share life concerns and challenges. I truly believe everyone has a story to tell. Being heard and understood is part of the healing process.

I received a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling from Asian Theological Seminary in the Philippines. I also obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Tarleton State University.

I have experience working with individuals and couples on anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, perfectionism, self-image, self-esteem, burnout, boundaries, and addiction. I am a certified facilitator of Prepare-Enrich as well. I can provide counseling both in Mandarin and English.

I hope to meet you and hear your life story. It is my honor to walk alongside you and to witness your journey of discovery, learning, and healing.