Centered for Life Team

Steve Temmer

Life Coach and Pastoral Counselor | |

Steve is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, TX in the area of Recreation and Religion. He worked in sales for Best Lock Corporation from 1985 to 1994 in both Denver and Kansas City. From 1994 to 2006, Steve and Debby were on staff with Athletes in Action and the world headquarters for Campus Crusade for Christ. Then from 2006-2010 Steve was the Associate Pastor at St. Simons Community Church. He provided oversight to the adult ministries which included: Group Life, Assimilation to Church Life, Pastoral Care, Hospital Visitation, Weddings, Funerals and many other vital parts of church connection.  Steve provides pastoral counseling with individuals and couples at Centered for Life.  He also provides spiritual leadership for community ministries.  Steve, along with Debby does marriage workshops and Private Marriage Intensives (PMI) for individual couples.

Debby Temmer, M.A., LPC

Life Coach, Spiritual Director, and Clinical Counselor | |

Debby is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She is an honors graduate from Cincinnati Christian University. Debby received advanced training in group therapy as well as marriage and family therapy. She has had the privilege of being trained by Larry Crabb in the area of spiritual direction, and soul care. She has also attended extensive training workshops on healing from depression, anxiety, and stress related issues. She has advanced training with Pia Mellody in regard to codependent behavior and significant abuse issues that began in peoples family of origin.  Currently, Debby works with adults providing individual, couples and family therapy.  She also enjoys investing in women and couples through weekend retreats, couples intensives and speaking at women’s events, which expedites their soul care.  Debby has been in private practice since 2005 and is a member of the American Association for Christian Counselors. In 2016, Debby completed training in EMDR therapy and is certified in EMDR Therapy practice.

Neil P. Schulenburg PhD, LPC

Clinical Counselor; EMDR Therapist  |

Dr. Schulenburg is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC).  He is also certified by EMDR International Association as an EMDR therapist.  He is an honors graduate from the State University of New York at Potsdam and has a diploma in Christian Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta.  He received an MS in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Logos Christian College and Graduate School.   He works with adolescents and adults providing both individual and couples therapy.

Dr. Schulenburg is the first strategic partner to become aligned with Centered for Life.  This association began in 2006 when both practices started operations in the Golden Isles area.  It has continued through the organization and formal naming of Centered for Life in 2010.   This partnership continues to be a mutually beneficial source of professional peer review and support.

As an author, Dr. Schulenburg is published in the Journal of Neurotherapy and has written several psychological self-help books.  These works are available both at the Centered for Life counseling center and on-line at

Stephen D. Hendrix, LPC, CADC II

Clinical Counselor, EMDR Therapist, Alcohol & Drug Counselor |

Stephen Hendrix has been a strategic partner with Centered for Life since 2014 when he and his wife, Shelley, moved to SSI. He joined our staff in February 2019, bringing his 20 years of experience working with men, women and adolescents in both a counseling setting and in residential mental health facilities with him. Additionally, he is a trained and certified Prime for Life instructor and addictions specialist.

Stephen offers marriage counseling, crisis and trauma counseling, substance abuse and addiction therapy, individual therapy, PTSD therapy, groups and classes, and more.  Stephen is available for speaking engagements on a limited basis and enjoys teaching and speaking alongside of his wife, Shelley, as often as possible. The Hendrixes serve alongside of Steve and Debby Temmer offering intensives for couples and families as well.

Kailey Temmer, MSW

Behavioral Health Counselor

Kailey graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with an undergraduate degree in Social Work.  She went on to receive her Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health from the University of Cincinnati in June of 2011.  Kailey joined the CFL team in the fall of 2013 after completing a year and a half  with The Children’s Home Of Cincinnati.  Her focus with the children and teens is working through childhood trauma and developing emotional stability and management through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She also enjoys using various methods of play therapy which enhances the process of learning emotional control.  In 2016, Kailey completed training in EMDR therapy and is now certified as an EMDR specialist.

Laura Morrison, MSW

Clinical Counselor  |

Laura graduated with Bachelor in Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 1997, Masters in Clinical Social work from Savannah State University in 2001, and holds a License in Master Social Work. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She worked at Gateway Behavioral Health in Brunswick for several years; experience includes helping individuals with chronic mental illness through individual and group therapy, case management, women in residential programs, inpatient hospitalization and outpatient care. Through her personal journey of grief and loss as well as healing, Laura’s desire is to help bring awareness and insight to individuals so they can walk out of unhealthy habits, difficulty coping with life’s stressors and difficult relationships into peace, health and healing.

After 13 years of being a stay-at-home wife and mother, Laura joined the CFL team in 2017. In 2018, Laura completed training in EMDR therapy and believes this technique to be a key to complete healing and wholeness

Megan DelaRosa, MA, LAPC

Clinical Counselor/ Life Coach|

Megan graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Mercer University in 2009, Masters in Education from Mercer University in 2011, and holds a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2018. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. In 2018, Megan completed training in EMDR therapy.

Megan started her professional career by teaching middle school and then began working at St. Simons Community Church as a youth pastor. She currently co-leads Beloved Ministries for Single Moms.

Megan first came to Centered for Life in 2011 as she received counsel from the staff after going through her own divorce. She understands the value and worth of receiving counseling and how it brings healing to our lives. She desires to help others experience healing in their own lives.

With a background in working with adolescents and single moms, Megan’s focus is to help women of all ages journey towards emotional health and well-being through the models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Christ-centered therapy.

She is available for individual sessions, which are typically 50 minutes long. She also enjoys working with groups covering topics such as: boundaries, identity, and divorce care.

Pat Taff, RN

Spiritual Direction & Grief Groups Facilitator, Crisis and First Responder |

Pat Taff has been married to the love of her life for 51 years. They have 2 children, Brian and Michelle. Sadly, they lost their 22 year old son, Brian, to suicide in 1992. It is with this experience through the depths of grief that Pat is well-equipped to facilitate our grief support groups here at CFL. Pat and Jim have resided on SSI for 13+ years and enjoy their family here: Michelle, Tim (“son-in-love”) and two fabulous grandchildren, Josh and Jamie. In addition to leading our grief groups here at CFL, Pat also serves on our Board of Directors.


Bobby and Joanie Galasso

Spiritual Mentors, Crisis and First Responders

Bobby and Joanie met in college and married on November 17, 1973. They have 3 married children and 16 grandchildren and were in full-time ministry for 43 years of their marriage and have just recently retired. Now they are enjoying a new season of their lives here on St. Simons Island, where God has brought them to reside on March 5, 2016.

In their own words…

“We are thankful to be here among a beautiful community of people who welcome us into their lives and challenge us to go deeper in our walk with God. We have come through the brokenness of Bobby’s clinical burnout and Joanie’s subsequent clinical depression, thankful to be alive and together through it all. We give all the credit to our God for without Him we would not be here and we would not have joy and hope and love in our hearts. He has restored us, redeemed our losses, and has shown us a better way to live. And we still have so much to learn!

We desire to live out of hearts that are open and vulnerable, totally embracing this life God has given us, and loving the people that God brings into our lives. We are blessed to be here, among you and we look forward to meeting you and living life with you here on this lovely Island.”

Lori Nichols

Client Relations and Administrative Assistant, Crisis and First Responder  |

Lori became part of the Centered for Life team in August 2015 as our “Director of First Impressions.” Lori is in charge of the front office experience, and she helps keep things running smoothly at Centered for Life. She is married with five children and has lived in the Golden Isles for 17 years. She has served in her local church as a worship leader. Lori enjoys getting to see the transformation that occurs between the time an individual enters the office and when they leave, and she loves to see the Holy Spirit at work in people’s lives.

Mitzi Angarita

Finance Administrator|

Mitzi joined CFL in November 2018. She and her husband, Salomon moved from Missouri in October to join the team. Mitzi and Salomon have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren (the light of their lives). They lived for 30 years in Blue Springs, Missouri and actively served & attended Crossway Bible Church. Mitzi serves in the area of Administration of  finances/accounts payable/receivable and desires to use her gift of serving to further the various ministries here at Centered for Life.

Shelley Hendrix

Communications, Marketing, Counseling, Coaching | Crisis and First Responder |

Shelley has been a part of Centered for Life since 2014 as a Strategic Partner with her husband, Stephen D. Hendrix, MA, LPC, CADC II who is now a clinical counselor on staff at CFL as well. Shelley is an author, professional speaker, groups facilitator and former TV Talk show host. The Hendrixes desire to merge their gifts, experiences and talents together made possible this ministry relationship with CFL.  Shelley serves CFL in the area of Communications, Marketing, and oversees our Community Connection Workshops. With her experience leading a non-profit ministry for women for nearly a decade, she brings with her a variety of gifts that serve CFL staff and friends well.

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