Child & Adolescent Psychologist

odell-vining-headshotOdell Vining, Ph.D.

Creating a Brighter Future for Your Child Today

A trusted child/adolescent psychologist in Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Odell Vining specializes in creating brighter, more successful futures for our children. He provides behaviorally based psychological counselling for individuals ages 3-17 years while addressing behavioral, academic, and emotional problems.

The Psychology Clinic has fast become a sought after child/adolescent psychology resource where parents from around the state have come for marked improvements in their children’s behavior. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Vining began almost 20 years ago in the mental health field and is focused on helping children/teens get relief from their academic, behavioral, or emotional problems. Contact us at (706) 225-0322 and see what we can do for your family.

 Marriage & Family Therapist


Tim Turco, Ph.D.

Restoring Broken Relationships

Dr. Timothy Turco, our couples & family therapist, is a licensed psychologist and has exemplified preparation, commitment, and success in both his 40+ year marriage and professional career. After serving in the United States Army, Dr. Turco taught in higher education, published research, and provided psychological services in both the public and private sectors. If your relationship is damaged and your family is at risk of being a statistic then consider meeting with Dr. Turco to discuss how others’ relationships, possibly similar to yours, have been mended and how you may be able to restore a broken, seemingly unrepairable relationship to one not that simply survives, but thrives. Take the first step and contact us at (706) 225-0322 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Turco.

Adult Psychological Assessment

Dr. Timothy Turco offers adult psychological assessments/testing for those age 18 years and older. If you are concerned or have questions about behavioral, emotional, or intellectual issues testing may assist in finding the answer. However, knowing that a problem exists is not enough and a clearly defined plan or course of action helps us move from where we are to where we want to be in the future. Dr. Turco provides testing, a written report explaining the findings, and he personally meets with you to explain the results while offering professional recommendations for improving your condition or moving toward your goals.

Adult Therapists

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Jessica Tyler, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Dr. Jessica Tyler is a licensed professional counselor offering adult therapy to treat an array of presenting problems to include adjustment issues, anxiety, mood disruptions, impulse control, interpersonal challenges, stress management, self-esteem problems, women’s issues, and thought disturbances. With several years of experience in the treatment of severe and persistent mental illness and crisis counseling, Dr. Tyler works collaboratively with you to better understand the complexity of your social dynamics, obtain a sense of wellness and meaning that can adapt to a multitude of barriers and personal challenges, and restore a sense of wholeness and strength.

Hillary Parramore, LPC, NCC

Ms. Parramore helps others navigate difficult times through the use of self-exploration, communication, and effective coping skills. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), she provides counseling for individuals and couples wishing to improve their quality of life. She is a person-centered therapist who incorporates a variety of techniques to meet the needs of each individual client. Her specialties include anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, general life adjustment issues, grief, relationship problems, schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder, stress management, and trauma/PTSD.

Sometimes life’s hurdles seem too big to conquer alone. If you are seeking a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming space to process those challenges, Ms. Paramore may be able to help.

Crystal Passmore, MA, LPC

Mrs. Passmore is the spouse of a retired Army veteran with over 25 years experience living and working within military communities. Her understanding of the military culture gives her valuable insight to help clients navigate life’s difficult transitions and challenges. She enjoys helping individuals discover their strengths and develop new strategies for improving emotional health and relationships. Her Christian faith gives her a basis from which to build hope and help clients heal from trauma, depression, anger and bitterness.

Mrs. Passmore utilizes Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy approaches with a variety of clientele. She works with individuals dealing with PTSD, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Individual Development Disorders, Relationship Problems, Infertility, Grief issues and more.

Mrs. Passmoe offers Christian Counseling to clients upon request. She believes in the power of spiritual connections to bring clarity, peace, and healing. She believes each individual has the power to make positive changes in their lives and that it is an honor to help clients discover that power within.