Shad’s personal experience with Sage Hill in 2012 stirred a passion for a Sage Hill presence in Memphis. Along with co-founder Tim Holler, they shared a vision to meet the overwhelming need in their community for life-changing counseling. In October of 2014, Shad and Tim officially launched Sage Hill Counseling in Memphis, TN, to help people “become who they were made to be so they can do what they were made to do.”
Shad currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for Downline Ministries. He spent the first 11 years of his professional career in his family’s 40-year old communications firm, Memphis Communications Corporation. He served as a Vice President after spending several years as a Sales Professional and Sales Manager with the company before being led to Downline.
Shad and his wife Veronica are also alumni of the Downline Institute and are members of First Evangelical Church where Shad serves as an elder and co-leads a Sunday School class. The Berry’s have four children: Ainslee, Abbie, Jack, and Ann Claire.
He is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis with a degree in Business Management as a member of the university’s Emerging Leader program.
Downline Ministries exists to encourage a restoration of Biblical discipleship in and through the local church by strategically partnering with church leadership to equip men and women to make disciples in their home, church, and community for the glory of God and exaltation of Christ among the nations.
Tim has been counseling and/or teaching counseling for over 20 years. As a college professor, he taught both undergraduate and graduate students, concentrating on supervising interns in clinical practice. As a private practice counselor, he has years of experience with individuals and couples whose struggles in the present (e.g. depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse), are bound up with their personal histories.
He is the co-founder of Sage Hill Counseling – Memphis, along with Shad Berry.
Tim earned his doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Memphis in 2006. He also has a masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Memphis and a bachelors degree in Arts, Bible and Theology/Psychology from Crichton College.
After the Spiritual Root System™ brought new life to Sarah Lawrence personally, she was led to work at Sage Hill Counseling. It is important to Sarah Lawrence to believe in what she does, and her training in the Spiritual Root System™ has been essential in her own recovery of heart and has greatly influenced her counseling practice. She knows the value of telling the truth in the context of relationship and considers it as a privilege to walk with her clients in their own recovery as they move out of surviving and hiding and into full living. She believes that struggling is part of living fully, and it is better to struggle together than to struggle alone.
Sarah Lawrence has experience working in inpatient and outpatient levels of care with adolescents and their families, struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. Since working at Sage Hill Counseling, Sarah Lawrence has discovered her passion to work with adults as they have the courage to tell their stories and begin the process of recovery.
Sarah Lawrence is a native Memphian who loves the people and city of Memphis. Even though she attended Ole Miss, she never converted to a Rebels fan, as her favorite fall activity is cheering for the Vols on Saturdays! She likes to spend as much time as she can outside and enjoys being active.
Sarah Lawrence earned a Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Memphis in 2012 and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from The University of Mississippi in 2006.
Licensed Professional Counseling, Mental Health Service Provider, TN License # 3112
Elizabeth has been a part of the Sage Hill Memphis team since the beginning and considers Sage Hill to be a gift in her own recovery and in the lives of many that she has worked with. She is passionate about the full life that she has seen the Spiritual Root System provide her personally and in the lives of her clients. Elizabeth has a heart for caring for people by meeting them where they are in the midst of life’s pain and tragedy. She knows the healing that relationship can bring and hopes to offer that to others through therapy.
Elizabeth has a varied practice working with married couples, adult men and women, and adolescents. During her time in graduate school she worked at a substance abuse clinic and later with domestic violence and sexual abuse survivors.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Memphis, but spent eight years in South Carolina. She loves the beach, walking, cooking, candy, and going to see movies. She spends most of her free time with her husband, family, friends, and church community. She also enjoys decorating when she has time and had the privilege of getting to help make Sage Hill Memphis’ offices beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable for everyone who visits.
Elizabeth earned her Master’s in Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC and her Bachelor’s in French and Religion from Furman University.
Elizabeth is currently working under supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor-MHSP.
Lawrence’s practice is based on giving her clients the space to discover themselves, the freedom to express it, and the courage to give it to others. She is passionate about journeying with clients through their hurts and addictions so they can find inner peace and healing.
Lawrence’s personal journey through addiction, recovery, and discovering her heart has ignited her passion for living in the struggle with others. Lawrence guides her clients as they learn how to tell their story, wake up to their hearts, and stop hiding. She has experience working in an acute care setting with children and adolescents, as well as an outpatient setting offering integrated care to adults with dual diagnosis.
Lawrence was born and raised in Memphis, where she’s married and has a spunky daughter. You can find her rockin’ her purple hair and throwing the football down by the Mighty Mississippi.
Lawrence earned a B.S. in Psychology from University of Memphis and a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Memphis.
Hailey has acquired a deep understanding of the various aspects of treatment offered in Memphis through her experience with hospitalization facilities, non-profit organizations, and residential treatment facilities. Her training in the Spiritual Roots System™, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has deeply influenced her counseling practice. She is especially passionate about working with people to discover the truth of their stories and how to live in the tension of “God is good and life is tragic.”
Hailey was born and raised in Memphis but she has also had the unique opportunity to live all over the country—from Georgia to Wyoming. In the fall, you’ll find her cheering on her alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs, and of course, the Memphis Grizzlies throughout the year. Her faith has always played a critical role in her life. She enjoys running, coffee, reading a good book, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family.
Haiely earned a Masters of Science in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Concentration) from The University of Memphis. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (Child and Family Development) from The University of Georgia.
After working with her husband in ministry the last five years, Micah has seen God’s calling on her life to be a counselor. She has seen firsthand the brokenness and healing that must take place for people to be able to live the full life God has called them to. Micah felt led to be at Sage Hill and God has given her such a passion for the work being done here. She enjoys hearing client’s stories and helping them connect the dots between past, present, and future based on their story.
Micah is a native of Jackson, TN and currently resides in Savannah, TN with her husband and three kids. She loves spending time with her family and doing anything outdoors such as hunting, fishing, and camping.
Micah received her bachelor’s degree in social work through the University of Tennessee and is currently working on her Masters in Professional Counseling through Liberty University.
After graduating from The University of Alabama in 2011, Adam led the music ministry and a men’s freshman Bible study for a year with The Navigators at his alma mater. He spent the next two years in Nashville writing and playing music with three friends, while continuing to lead a music team and a men’s freshman Bible study for The Navigators at Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. He and his wife, Mollie, met while in school at The U of A, and they have been married since July 2014.
Adam has outpatient experience with people facing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, substance abuse, family conflict and mood disorders. He has lived all over the country in a variety of environments, and one of his great joys as a counselor is the opportunity to come alongside people of all walks of life in their pursuits toward the next step.
Emily was born and raised in Memphis, TN and married her high school sweetheart after attending Mississippi State University for her bachelor’s degree. They now have two small dogs (a Great Dane named Samson and a Doberman Pinscher named Penny) and a (human) baby boy.
Bachelor in Psychology from Mississippi State University
Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Memphis
Master in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Memphis
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Foundational Training
Charles is from Memphis, TN and has been in the counseling field for 20 years. He first felt his calling to therapy work while working in a Juvenile Detention Center during college. After graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis, Charles moved into the prison system as a counselor. There he found many of the same juveniles, now adults, stuck in this same vicious cycle. Charles wanted to help more people break out of this cycle, leading him to obtain his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. This has helped him to get to the root of his clients’ brokenness, which often starts in the family.