Meet Our Team of Helping Professionals
At Loft, we make it our personal goal to help you not only find solutions to life's problems, but also to enrich your life, strengthen your relationships, and help you achieve your long-term goals.
Life isn’t easy at times, no matter the age. Challenges and struggles at times will shake our foundation. Or we will encounter situations that are confusing, overwhelming, disappointing, frustrating, or painful. These life situations can leave us with anxiety, depression or many other life altering changes. We do not have to navigate these situations or feelings alone; we can choose to team up with a helping professional who will join us on the journey.
Sherry Crane, MA, LPC-MHSP, Mediator
With over 25 years of practice in community mental health, the school system and private practice settings, Sherry has extensive experience working with families in transition, couples, navigating divorce, emotional and behavioral challenges with children and adolescents, and individual work for those facing life changes, anxiety, depression or trauma. She helps people tell their story and reawakens them to who they are. As her clients becomes clear on their early story, she shows them how the defenses that they learned to help them survive childhood are now blocking them from healthy relationships in adulthood. Her approach has evolved to being holistic by giving attention to the mind, body, emotions and spirit equally. In addition to clinical approaches she enjoying integrating a client's faith with clinical treatment.
Ashley Johnson, MA, Life Coach
Ashley Johnson has a Masters in Psychology and has been working with families and children for over 9 years. In her 8 years at Centerstone she worked in the Regional Intervention Program both as a case manager and director. She also worked as an Applied Behavioral Analyst prior to working at Centerstone. Ashley has a passion for working with families and individuals to overcome difficulty and find balance for a better quality of life. She has worked extensively with families on behavioral, social and emotional modifications, with children on the autism spectrum, individuals who have developmental delays, children and adults with dyslexia, social skills, children with sensory integration disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Ashley’s main goal is to connect with clients and motivate them to transform their lives through setting and achieving their goals.
Renee Leach LPC-MHSP
Renee Leach has been counseling in the Middle Tennessee area for more than 30 years. She is skilled in assisting families with parenting, social skills and behavioral challenges including those that pertain to toileting, developmental concerns, ADHD, autism spectrum, sleeping and eating. Her experience includes an eclectic blend of coaching, positive behavior modification training, cognitive behavior therapy and client centered therapy. She has specialized training in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), CSEFEL (Pyramid Model parenting) to name a few. She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) based on Brené Brown's Shame and Vulnerability research. She will be adding this dynamic technique to her work both individually and in a group setting with those who struggle with anxiety and finding their courage when faced with difficulties.
Lisa Vernon, LCSW
Lisa Vernon received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. She then moved to Cleveland, OH to attend Case Western Reserve University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Science and Social Administration with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in mental health outpatient settings as well as in private and public school settings. In her 20+ years of social work, she has been a therapist, a clinical supervisor, an administrative supervisor, and a consultant. Her passion lies in clinical work with youth (preschool through adolescence) and families. She has numerous creative ways of teaching new skills to address behavioral and/or social/emotional concerns.