recovery of life

MEET OUR TEAM

meet our team

Recovery Of Life

Our goal is to empower clients to take charge of their own mental health. We see ourselves as guides and fellow travelers on the path to recovery from the various problems that interfere with our serenity. We have extensive experience counseling clients with anxiety, depression, marriage and relationship issues, substance use disorders, stage of life transitions and many other mental health challenges. Our staff is qualified to counsel children, teenagers, and adults and we encourage you to reach out and contact us today to begin your journey of healing.

Jenna Britt PhD, LPC/MHSP

Owner/ Clinical director

Dr. Britt started as a therapist in 2003, has been licensed as an LPC/MHSP in the state of TN since 2008, and recently finished her PhD in Psychology. She approaches counseling from a solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral background blended with family systems theory. “Every client who walks in the door has walked a unique path in life and has a unique story to share with the world. As a clinical therapist, I collaborate with clients to reach the goals that are most important to them and to do so in a way that increases their self-respect and confidence.” Her goal is to help clients process life’s struggles in a meaningful way and gain coping skills they can use in a variety of situations.

Dr. Britt has been married for 20 years. She and her husband, Bryan, have two adolescent children. The family has faced significant challenges over the past 10 years due to a central nervous system disorder that Bryan has, and they credit the Lord for the peace they experience and for faithfully carrying them each step of the way. Dr. Britt is happy to be back in practice after taking a few years away from the clinical realm. She considers it a great privilege to get to do this work and is committed to providing clients the highest level of care with the best research-backed treatment methods available. She is also trained in EMDR as a specialized mode of trauma therapy and also for helping those who suffer from anxiety and depression.

Cecily Moore, MS

Clinical Therapist

Cecily Moore received her B.S. in Psychology from Union and her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University. She is a clinical therapist at Recovery of Life, working towards licensure as an LPC. Cecily and her husband, Ivan, have a beautiful little girl and she has lived and worked in the Jackson area since 2006.

In addition to seeing clients at Recovery of Life, Cecily is employed part-time as a mental health consultant for NEW LIFE Career & Education Consulting in Lexington, Tennessee. Prior to her current state of employment, Cecily served as a therapist and then regional director for Health Connect America.

Embracing the scripture from Jeremiah 29:11 which states: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Cecily strives to exemplify her faith and serve others through providing counseling services.

Luke Guard, MS

Clinical Therapist

Luke Guard holds a masters of science in clinical mental health counseling and is working towards licensure in the state of TN as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). He has worked in both intensive-outpatient settings and private practices and has experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. Luke desires to meet clients where they are and walk with them through the counseling process. He takes an integrative and holistic approach that highly values the client-counselor relationship and acknowledges each client’s unique cognitive, emotional, physical, behavioral, relational, and spiritual needs. 

Luke works with adults, adolescents, and children (age 7+) and sees clients dealing with ADD, AD/HD, addictions, depression, family concerns, grief & loss, relationship issues, stress & anxiety, and transitional issues. He sees clients here at Recovery of Life and at his office in Memphis. 

Luke and his wife, Ashton, have been married for six years and have one active toddler named Hudson and one confused cat named Marley. They live in Memphis. 

Colton Shannon, MS

Clinical Therapist

Colton Shannon holds a masters of science in clinical mental health counseling and is working to complete his TN licensure requirements as an LPC. Colton has worked in both inpatient and intensive-outpatient settings in Memphis facilitating various mental health and addictions groups. His aim is to listen well so your goals can be heard and met by creating measurable steps. His therapeutic approach focuses on the whole self by addressing physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual needs.

Colton and his wife, Rachael, have been married four years and have two young children. They live in Jackson and Colton is currently pursuing his doctorate at Trevecca University. Colton sees clients struggling with addictions, depression, anxiety, grief, bipolar, young adult transitional concerns, and family concerns here at Recovery of Life, and he also sees clients at his office in Memphis.

Marci Blackshear, MS, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

Marci Blackshear holds a masters of social work and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Tennessee. Throughout her years of experience, she has worked in the fields of foster care and adoption, addiction and recovery, and outpatient counseling. Marci desires to empower her clients to recognize their God-given strengths and encourage them to have compassion for themselves and others. She has experience treating clients of all ages; and her primary areas of expertise include treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, mood disorders, and trauma. Marci is trained in EMDR, which is most commonly used to treat trauma or other ongoing issues that do not respond to traditional therapy methods. She also has a special interest in working with children and teenagers and uses experiential therapy techniques with this population to help them with the unique challenges they face.

Marci has worked in mental health for the past nine years in Huntsville, AL; Searcy, AR; and most recently in Nashville, Tennessee. She (and her two dogs) will be relocating to Jackson in January to work full-time at Recovery of Life. Marci and her fiance’, Glenn, plan to be married in 2019.

Mark Finton, PhD, LMFT

Clinical Therapist

Dr. Mark Finton has been licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy in Tennessee since 2001. He is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Freed-Hardeman University, a Masters degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University, and a Ph.D in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. He specializes in marital and family issues but also sees individual clients for a variety of issues. Dr. Finton has been married for 24 years to his beautiful wife, Stephanie, and currently resides in Trenton. They have two children, Parker, who is a freshman in college, and Kinlee, a junior in high school.

Marie Bentley, MSW, LMSW

Clinical Therapist

Marie Bentley is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and is currently working to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). In addition to working at Recovery of Life, she works at Omni Visions as a Resource Coordinator with children in therapeutic foster care. Marie works with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma. Marie graduated from Harding University in 2017 with a Bachelors in Social Work, and from Union University in 2018 with a Masters in Social Work. Marie strives to help people work through life difficulties and trauma, and wishes to instill in all clients that there is always hope. Marie currently resides in Jackson, TN.

Jenna Britt PhD, LPC/MHSP

clinical director

Dr. Britt started as a therapist in 2003, has been licensed as an LPC/MHSP in the state of TN since 2008, and recently finished her PhD in Psychology. She approaches counseling from a solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral background blended with family systems theory. “Every client who walks in the door has walked a unique path in life and has a unique story to share with the world. As a clinical therapist, I collaborate with clients to reach the goals that are most important to them and to do so in a way that increases their self-respect and confidence.” Her goal is to help clients process life’s struggles in a meaningful way and gain coping skills they can use in a variety of situations.

Dr. Britt has been married for 20 years. She and her husband, Bryan, have two adolescent children. The family has faced significant challenges over the past 10 years due to a central nervous system disorder that Bryan has, and they credit the Lord for the peace they experience and for faithfully carrying them each step of the way. Dr. Britt is happy to be back in practice after taking a few years away from the clinical realm. She considers it a great privilege to get to do this work and is committed to providing clients the highest level of care with the best research-backed treatment methods available. She is also trained in EMDR as a specialized mode of trauma therapy and also for helping those who suffer from anxiety and depression.

Cecily Taylor, MS

clinical therapist

Cecily Moore received her B.S. in Psychology from Union and her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University. She is a clinical therapist at Recovery of Life, working towards licensure as an LPC. Cecily and her husband, Ivan, have a beautiful little girl and she has lived and worked in the Jackson area since 2006.

In addition to seeing clients at Recovery of Life, Cecily is employed part-time as a mental health consultant for NEW LIFE Career & Education Consulting in Lexington, Tennessee. Prior to her current state of employment, Cecily served as a therapist and then regional director for Health Connect America.

Embracing the scripture from Jeremiah 29:11 which states: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Cecily strives to exemplify her faith and serve others through providing counseling services.

Colton Shannon, MS

clinical therapist

Colton Shannon holds a masters of science in clinical mental health counseling and is working to complete his TN licensure requirements as an LPC. Colton has worked in both inpatient and intensive-outpatient settings in Memphis facilitating various mental health and addictions groups. His aim is to listen well so your goals can be heard and met by creating measurable steps. His therapeutic approach focuses on the whole self by addressing physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual needs.

Colton and his wife have been married four years and have two young children. They live in Memphis. Colton sees clients struggling with addictions, depression, anxiety, grief, bipolar, young adult transitional concerns, and family concerns here at Recovery of Life, and he also sees clients at his office in Memphis.

Luke Guard, MS

clinical therapist

Luke Guard holds a masters of science in clinical mental health counseling and is working towards licensure in the state of TN as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). He has worked in both intensive-outpatient settings and private practices and has experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. Luke desires to meet clients where they are and walk with them through the counseling process. He takes an integrative and holistic approach that highly values the client-counselor relationship and acknowledges each client’s unique cognitive, emotional, physical, behavioral, relational, and spiritual needs. 

Luke works with adults, adolescents, and children (age 7+) and sees clients dealing with ADD, AD/HD, addictions, depression, family concerns, grief & loss, relationship issues, stress & anxiety, and transitional issues. He sees clients here at Recovery of Life and at his office in Memphis. 

Luke and his wife, Ashton, have been married for six years and have one active toddler named Hudson and one confused cat named Marley. They live in Memphis. 

Marci Blackshear, MS, LMSW

clinical therapist

Marci Blackshear holds a masters of social work and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Tennessee. Throughout her years of experience, she has worked in the fields of foster care and adoption, addiction and recovery, and outpatient counseling. Marci desires to empower her clients to recognize their God-given strengths and encourage them to have compassion for themselves and others. She has experience treating clients of all ages; and her primary areas of expertise include treating anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, mood disorders, and trauma. Marci is trained in EMDR, which is most commonly used to treat trauma or other ongoing issues that do not respond to traditional therapy methods. She also has a special interest in working with children and teenagers and uses experiential therapy techniques with this population to help them with the unique challenges they face.

Marci has worked in mental health for the past nine years in Huntsville, AL; Searcy, AR; and most recently in Nashville, Tennessee. She (and her two dogs) will be relocating to Jackson in January to work full-time at Recovery of Life. Marci and her fiance’, Glenn, plan to be married in 2019.

Mark Finton, PhD, LMFT

clinical therapist

Dr. Mark Finton has been licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy in Tennessee since 2001. He is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Freed-Hardeman University, a Masters degree in Psychology from Abilene Christian University, and a Ph.D in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. He specializes in marital and family issues but also sees individual clients for a variety of issues. Dr. Finton has been married for 24 years to his beautiful wife, Stephanie, and currently resides in Trenton. They have two children, Parker, who is a freshman in college, and Kinlee, a junior in high school.

Marie Bentley, MSW, LMSW

clinical therapist

Marie Bentley is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and is currently working to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). In addition to working at Recovery of Life, she works at Omni Visions as a Resource Coordinator with children in therapeutic foster care. Marie works with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma. Marie graduated from Harding University in 2017 with a Bachelors in Social Work, and from Union University in 2018 with a Masters in Social Work. Marie strives to help people work through life difficulties and trauma, and wishes to instill in all clients that there is always hope. Marie currently resides in Jackson, TN.