Trained professionals or clinicians (i.e., licensed or masters-level) with diverse qualifications and backgrounds, including professional counseling, social work, mental health counseling, marriage, couple and family therapy, psychology, pastoral counseling and counseling psychology, conduct the Mount Ararat Counseling Center (MACC) counseling sessions. Qualified students enrolled in masters- and doctoral-level degree programs may provide some counseling services under the supervision of a MACC licensed mental health professionals and faculty members or doctoral interns who are licensed mental health professionals.
Taunya Marie Tinsley, D.Min., Ph.D., NCC, LPC, graduated in December 2005 from Duquesne University with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She received her M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration and College Student Development in 1995 from the University of Iowa. Dr. Tinsley also holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN where she was also inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame in September 2014. In April 2013, Dr. Tinsley completed her requirements for the Certificate in Missional Theology from Biblical Seminary. More recently, Dr. Tinsley graduated with a Doctor of Ministry with a focus in Prophetic Congregational Development Using 21st Century Methods, Establishing Strong Leadership from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.
Dr. Tinsley has a wealth of experience providing appropriate personal and academic growth opportunities for those seeking to become professional master’s degree-level counselors as well as for those helping professionals seeking advanced or specialty areas of training and development in multicultural education and counseling, spiritual and Christian interventions, and sports counseling/athlete development. In addition to providing academic and administrative services, Dr. Tinsley is the Clinical Director of the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Counseling Center. Additionally, Dr. Tinsley is the Owner of Transitions Counseling Service LLC and Life Skills Program that includes a ministry division, Love and Basketball Ministries. Dr. Tinsley provides individual, marriage, family and group counseling and consultative services.
Lora R. Hubbard, M.Ed., LPC, CRC, has worked in the field of counseling for over 35 years—both in the private and public sectors, including the Pittsburgh Public School District. Ms. Hubbard successfully owned and operated a disability management company that provided vocational rehabilitation counseling services to such local entities as the City of Pittsburgh, Port Authority Transit and Equitable Resources. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor through the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Ms. Hubbard received her Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh and holds certifications through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling Certification and the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counselors. Lora’s main specialty counseling areas include: Individual, Rehabilitation, Pre-Marriage/Marriage, Temperament Therapy, Career/Vocational, Family/Relationship, and Personal Development. She is also equipped to include spiritual principles in the counseling process as requested. Ms. Hubbard is currently enrolled in the pre-doctoral program at United Theological Seminary.
Amirah Hunt, MPC, is a native of Pittsburgh and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English from Kent State University. She decided to continue her education earning her Masters of Professional Counseling in School Counseling at Carlow University. Amirah currently works as for the Women and Girls Foundation as the Program Manager for the GirlGov Program, introducing and engaging high school girls in politics teaching the about civic, government, philanthropy, youth organizing, community involvement, women history and leadership. Amirah enjoys working with children, adolescents, youth and young adults helping to create positive relations in order to achieve success.
Kathleen Hunt, M.Ed. received her degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh as well as her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is currently the Community Counseling Program Team Leader at Family Services of Western Pennsylvania where she supervises and evaluates community therapists as well as coordinates services provided by the therapists. Ms. Hunt’s previous experiences include working as an employee assistance program specialist and team leader, serving as the clinical director of a chemical dependency program, and working as a therapist with a MH/MR center.
Curtis Ricardo Terry, B.S., M.A., is a lifelong Pittsburgher. Curtis received his Bachelor of Science degree from Geneva College in the discipline of Human Services. Curtis completed his Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has previous experiences as an Intervention Specialist at a Domestic Violence Program where he helped men develop skills to remain non-abusive. Additionally, Curtis served as a Life Skills Specialist at a Substance Abuse Treatment Facility. He is currently employed as an Employment/Education Specialist. Curtis enjoys working with people and believes the highest aspiration of the human heart is to help another individual.