Counseling

Influencers Counseling Services

Do you wish to personally develop in areas that may be holding you back from being the whole, unique person that God has created you to be? Influencers Counseling offers you the opportunity to meet with one of our fully trained professionals and begin the journey of wholeness.

Pastor Theresa Vaughn leads a team of trained, experienced counselors available to care for adults, adolescents and children. Daytime and evening appointments are available with weekend options in Duluth, Kennesaw, and Cumming.

Book an appointment

Call (404) 910-3020 today to confidentially enquire about available appointment times in Duluth, Kennesaw or Cumming.

Meet Our Counselors

Theresa Vaughn, D.Div

Professional Pastoral Counselor
Theresa is the Pastor/Director of Influencers Counseling and lead facilitator for Influencers Leadership School Module 3 - Healing the Healer (pastoral care and lay counseling training). Theresa has worked as a minister/counselor for over 40 years. She holds a Doctor of Divinity, a B.A in Psychology, as well as numerous certifications and education in specialized areas of Biblical counseling, couples/premarital counseling, trauma resolution, addiction recovery, and sexual abuse recovery for men and women.

Contact Theresa at
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Jessica Banner, MS

Professional Pastoral Counselor
Jessica is the Assistant Director of Influencers Counseling and assists with Influencers Leadership School Module 3. Jessica has been in the field for 11 years. She holds a B.S in Human Relations and Counseling with a minor in Biblical Studies, and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University. She specializes in child and adolescent counseling, substance abuse counseling, and trauma resolution. Jessica also has extensive experience in mental health counseling.

Contact Jessica at
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Laura Machado, MA LPC

Professional Pastoral Counselor
Bilingual Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor

Laura has a B.A in Psychology from Georgia State University and also completed a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She has 7 years of experience working with different mental health issues including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, spiritual formation, trauma, and relationship problems. Laura and her husband, Alejandro Calderon, pastor Influencers Español.

Contact Laura at
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Chuck Lusted

Professional Pastoral Counselor
Chuck attended Georgia State University and majored in Business management. He has served as a lay pastor since 2010. Chuck specializes in trauma resolution with individuals and groups. He and his wife, Alison, specialize in marriage counseling as well as leading short-term mission trips for Influencers Church.

Contact Chuck at
[email protected]

Alison Lusted, MS

Professional Pastoral Counselor
Alison attended Georgia Southern University where she holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She is now in the process of getting her second Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling. Alison is a lay pastor who has been serving in full-time ministry for almost 20 years. She specializes in trauma resolution with individuals and groups. Along with her husband, Chuck, Alison also specializes in marriage counseling and leads short-term mission trips for Influencers Church.

Contact Alison at
[email protected]