Meet Our Team

Our Counselors

Ashley Baughman

Counselor: 

Ashley Baughman has a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and she is currently a provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a
minor in Psychology from The University of Alabama. She has gained further knowledge of addiction, trauma, career counseling, marriage and family therapy, and interpersonal relationships through courses offered at Dallas Baptist University.  Ashley has gained counseling experience working in a variety of settings. Such as, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support, Houston Baptist University, The Source for Women, and Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center. She works primarily with adolescent and adult females dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. Ashley will be serving the Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach areas.

I was a little unsure at first meeting with Ashley. But once I meet her face-to-face I was so glad I made the appointment. I love her!

K. 54yr. female 

A Little More about Ashley Baughman

“I am very passionate about helping my clients gain a better understanding of their story and how their past experiences in life are influencing their present. I strive to create a safe environment for my clients, one in which they feel heard and understood. I am devoted to my Christian faith, and may incorporate it to the degree the client prefers. If you have a different belief system, I will respect that and not include Christian resources. The psychotherapy approaches that I use consist of cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT skills, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). I find value in first identifying and connecting with the client as a way to build a foundation of trust and respect. I also believe that while change is difficult, it is not impossible. One of my roles as a therapist is to empower and encourage the client as they learn more about themselves on their journey towards healing. There are moments in life when we all struggle and need assistance in shifting our perspective to cultivate joy and hope. The purpose of counseling is to attain individual and relational goals set and agreed upon by the client and the counselor.”

Priscilla Carlsgaard

Counselor: Spanish and English

Starting therapy can feel daunting. Will my therapist understand me? How can I trust this stranger with my most vulnerable thoughts and feelings? Will this really help my anxiety/relationship/thoughts/etc.? Is it worth it? First, you are not alone in these thoughts. Deciding to seek therapy and finding a therapist are big steps towards change that can be challenging. Second, I am here to walk alongside you through this process at your pace. I believe that every thought and behavior makes sense in context. Therefore, I collaborate with you to explore and understand your personal context so we can successfully facilitate change.
I have extensive training and experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Each person and relationship is unique so I use aspects of a few modalities in my work (Narrative, EFT, and SFBT). I specialize in couples’ issues, trauma, military members and families, anxiety, parenting, teenagers and young adults.
I am honored to be able to witness peoples’ journey towards change. I provide a non-judgmental space to freely talk and facilitate growth and healing. If you think we could be a good fit, I encourage you to reach out. 

A Little More about Priscilla Carlsgaard 

I grew up in Jupiter, Florida but also lived in California and South Africa. I received my B.A. from Haverford College, majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. I studied Psychology and English Literature overseas for a year, one semester in Belgium at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and one semester in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh. I completed my M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Valdosta State University.
I recently moved to Jacksonville with my husband who is a Navy flight surgeon. We have one dog who we absolutely adore and we foster dogs from a local rescue. In my spare time I enjoy photography, spending time at the beach, and traveling locally, domestically and overseas. I also speak Spanish.

 

Jacob Hatch

Counselor

I believe in a collaborative approach to working with couples and individuals. Together we will identify and work towards achieving goals and create new ways to work through problems. My goal is to help you focus on your strengths and what works.

Couples’ relationship health is my specialty. Using the Gottman Method, I work with couples to resolve conflict and build their relationship through improved communication. With training in PREPARE/ENRICH premarital counseling, I can also offer a structural plan to harness strengths and address potential growth areas.

My work centers on helping you become the Better You. With training in DBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, and utilizing skills that focus on strengths, together, we can enhance your ability to manage stress and make changes where necessary. Seeking help takes courage. If you’re in need, feel free to call with questions or to schedule an initial consultation.

A Little More about Jacob Hatch

Jacob Hatch is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is trained for the Prepare/Enrich premarital and marital counseling program and is licensed by the State of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Lic. #MH15384) and Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health and Marriage and Family Interns.

Jacob received his Bachelor’s in Social Work from Ashland University, a Master’s in Divinity from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. Jacob served as a youth director for nearly ten years before turning his focus toward mental health counseling.

Jacob is married with two children, ages 9 and 5, and enjoys his free time, fully embracing his inner nerd in his free time.

Rev. Lou Lothman Th.D.

Counselor

Dr. Lothman, is licensed by the State of Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist ( Lic. # MT 1294), is a Clinical Therapist of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). He is a Presbyterian minister, serving since ordination in 1977 in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Lou received his B.A. from Duke University, Cum Laude, in 1972. He received his M. Div. degree in 1977 from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. In 1986 he join Pastoral Counseling Services in the specialized ministry role of pastoral counselor and psychotherapist. In 1989, he completed his Th.D. in Pastoral Counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary, with his dissertation in the area of family systems theory, mourning and loss, and healthy personal and family functioning. Since then he has provided and continues to provide spiritually sensitive counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Lothman’ s areas of specialization include depression and anxiety, couples and family counseling, parenting and relational issues, spiritual growth, including help in resolving crises in meaning, grief, loss, enhancing self-esteem and healthy living.

Dr. Lothman has been married to his wife, Judy, since 1976 and has two grown children. He enjoys cycling, traveling, reading, and writing.

 

Cliff Thomas

Executive Director

Having served on the board of directors for more than four years, Cliff Thomas joined Life Renewed Counseling as the new Executive Director in 2016. Cliff has an extensive background in marketing, from owning his own business to working in real estate but has found his passion in the nonprofit world and with behavioral health. Since 2016 Life Renewed Counseling has seen an enormous transformation in its new name and logo to the expansion to the people they serve and our “renewed” board of directors. Currently, he is enrolled at LSUS earning his masters in Nonprofit Administration.

As a husband, father and individual he is committed to helping others. As a student in college, he served as a Minister of Youth and became a licensed minister. Through his experience of working with youth and families, he clearly understands how important it is for people to have qualified professional to help individuals and families go through those times in life that seem to be overwhelming.

Our Board of Directors

Cathy Soud

Cathy Soud

Chair

Dr. Kimberly Davis

Dr. Kimberly Davis

Board Member

Bert Livingston

Bert Livingston

Board Member

Beth Touchton

Beth Touchton

Board Member

Mark Patrick

Mark Patrick

Board Member

If you are interested in joining our board, we are always looking for new board members to serve and proivde impact for our community. If you would like to learn more about joining our board, please contact our Executive Director, Cliff Thomas at info@lrcjax.org.

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