Meet the Staff

J'Wanna Spann, MA, LPC, Founder, Executive Director


I have over ten years working in the counseling field. My background is with children, adolescents, teenagers, young adults, adults, and elderly. Pretty much I have worked with just about all age groups. I prefer to work with preteens, teens, young adults, adults, and elderly. I have a strong background working with serious and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, and major depressive disorder. I specialize in treating signs and symptoms of low self-esteem, self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety (social, generalized anxiety, etc.), trauma (PTSD and other trauma-related, sexual abuse, and physical abuse), and personality disorders, specifically borderline personality, dependent personality, and unspecified personality disorders. I have limited experience working with narcissistic personality and antisocial personality disorders as well as obsessive compulsive disorders. I truly enjoy using different forms of therapies to help individuals get unstuck and thrive in life. I am nonjudgmental in my approach and enjoy challenging others to see their true potential. No matter what problems or issues you may have, I know one size does not fit all. I guarantee that before we address your concerns, I will provide you with a secure space and then guide you through the form of therapy that will assist you. 

When I am not engage in therapy, I enjoy spending time with my family and my two animals (a cat and a small dog that are rotten beyond repair). I enjoy laughter and joking around because it helps to improve my mood as well as others around me. I enjoy walking on the beach or listening to the sound of waves and/or nature. Many people that know me always talk about my smile. I believe that life is too short and precious to dwell on what we have no control over changing. I strive to look at life like a glass full of opportunities, goals, and accomplishments.


Gwendolyn Spann, Receptionist

Mrs. Spann works from a remote location to assist with paperwork and ensuring that calls and emails are returned. She agreed to work, only as needed, since her recent retirement of working as Quality Assurance/Auditor for 30 years. She is a major asset to Grey Dove Counseling.

When she is not working, Mrs. Spann enjoys spending time with her family, spoiling her grandchildren, and preparing dinners for close friends and family.