Counselors & Staff of iHope

Our staff and counselors are honored to work with the clients here at iHope and with our churches, pastors, and community members. Each brings a distinctly Christian worldview to their work, and each has professional training to ensure their clients receive the best possible care. Just click on a name to learn more about each counselor.

Counseling Services

Jennifer Almers, MA, LPC

Professional Counselor
Interim Director

Nicholas Lee, MA, LPCA

Professional Counselor Associate

Rebekah Markle LPCA

Rebekah Markle, MA, LPCA

Professional Counselor Associate

Life Coaching Services

Meryl Nesbit, MA, M.Ed.

Pastoral Counselor
Life Coach
Prepare/Enrich facilitator for couples

Denny Bates, DMin, MDiv

Life Coach
Certified by The John Maxwell Team
Founder of Something New Ministries


Gina Llaneza

Office Manager

Jessica Hayes, LPC, LMFT

Communications Director
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate
Professional Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist (not currently seeing clients)