Our Staff

dana and faye

Welcome to True Joy Counseling and Consulting

Marnita, our Practice Manager and Dana, our Accounts Manager, are here to welcome you into our practice. They understand that starting psychotherapy can be a daunting undertaking and they are here to help make scheduling, insurance filing and managing your account as easy as possible. They will walk you through the process, help you find the provider, the specialty and the appointment time that meets your needs. Marnita and Dana like to say, “the administrative office is where the magic happens, the therapy office is where the miracles happen!”

Marnita has spent her career in service to others. First, in the Air Force as an Administration Specialist, then as a Certified Dental Assistant, next as a Dental Assisting Instructor and now as our Practice Manager. She graduated from the University of West Florida with a Career and Technical Education degree. Coming from a large family of nine sisters and brothers, Marnita learned quickly to live by her “Three C’s of Life,” compassion, collaboration and communication and integrates this mindset into her professional approach. The twinkle in her eyes are there from her husband of 37 years, her two adult daughters and her sweet newborn grandbaby.

Dana and her family moved to the area by way of an Air Force assignment and decided to stay. She graduated from Troy University with a Computer Science degree and worked in that world for several years before life and family required more of her time. She tried to slow down, transitioning from Network Administrator to part-time Behavioral Health Insurance and Administrative Specialist and has remained in private practice accounts management for over ten years. Dana has been married for 30+ years to a retired Air Force Officer turned Financial Advisor.  They enjoyed raising their two kids and now really love chasing around their spunky granddaughter.