Clinical Staff: Tuscaloosa

Donna Jones, LCSW
Donna Jones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been in practice since 1978. She exclusively treats addiction, and has experience in the areas of trauma recovery, attachment, and anger and forgiveness. Donna was a part of the grass-roots board of concerned individuals and professionals who started child abuse prevention education in Shelby County Schools, and dedicated five years of service to writing the grant for this organization. Donna is currently active in her chosen twelve-step fellowship as well as the Recovery Ministries of the Alabama Diocese of the Episcopal Church. Donna has been employed with Alabama Psychiatric Services as a therapist for the Tuscaloosa Intensive Outpatient Program since January 2009.

Kelly C. Mills, LPC-S
Kelly C. Mills is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience providing individual, family and group therapy to adolescents and adults. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed Marriage and Family enrichment courses at The University of Montevallo. Kelly has worked in a variety of mental health settings including nonprofit counseling centers, primary care clinics and community mental health agencies. Although Kelly specializes in trauma resolution, her other areas of interest include grief/bereavement, relationship issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, living with HIV and self-esteem.

Libba Mitchell, LCSW
Libba Mitchell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents and has over 15 years providing individual / family and group therapy. She recieved her Master’s in Social Work form the University of Alabama and her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of North Alabama. Libba’s particular area of interest include: behavioral problems in children& adolescents, ADHD, parenting, self-esteem and trauma counseling.

Mona Ochoa-Horshok, LPC
Mona is a Licensed Professional Counselor who, after earning a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology at University of South Alabama, has worked in a wide variety of mental health settings, including community mental health centers, state institutions, a college counseling center, a domestic violence shelter, substance abuse treatment program, and a long-term residential treatment program for children with severe behavioral and mental health issues. She has worked, and enjoys working with, people of all ages and all walks of life. Mona served as executive director for West Alabama AIDS Outreach (WAAO) for ten years, in which capacity she served HIV-positive individuals from a 10-county area and provided prevention education programs to school-aged individuals in 6 counties, as well as co-facilitated the support group. Mona began working with Alabama Psychiatric Services in May of 2010.

Emily S. Smith, Ph.D., LPC, CEAP, NCC
Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned the Masters, Educational Specialist, and Ph.D. degrees in School Psychology from The University of Alabama. She has experience as a school psychologist as well as experience in an employee assistance setting. She was awarded the Hal Davidson Professional of the Year Award by the Alabama Chapter of EAPA in 2008. Emily works with individuals with a variety of presenting issues across age groups, including parent-child issues, parent training, anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, marital and other relationship issues, stress, anger, and work-related concerns. In her work with employee assistance, she has years of experience in workshop and seminar presentations as well as group/team/unit interventions.