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About Us

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit" (Ps. 34:18). God has no greater plan than to use His People as conduits to channel the message of grace and hope. At Changing Lanes Christian Wellness Ministries and Counseling Center we are ready to offer understanding and compassion to help you on your journey.


Meet Our Team


Reuben B. Griffin, Jr - CEO, Founder

Reuben B. Griffin is a Licensed Ordained Minister and Marriage Family Therapist concentrating in pastoral counseling, individual and family psychotherapy. Reuben has operated in several therapeutic venues such as Potomac SDA Conference, Madison County Mental Health, Valley View Nursing Facility, Lifestyle Therapy & Coaching Center, Changing Lanes Christian Wellness Ministries and Counseling Center, and has approximately 18 years of counseling experience.

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Sandra Griffin, LPC-S, Co - Founder

Sandra Griffin is a licensed professional counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. With over 15 years of experience, Sandra has worked in a number of therapeutic settings such as Oakwood University and University of Alabama in Huntsville as a college therapist, Bradford Health Services as an Adult and Family therapist, and Alabama Psychiatric Services as a therapist. Sandra is a graduate of Alabama A & M University with a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. Additionally, Sandra specializes in Rational Emotive Spiritual Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Leslie Smith, LPC

My name is Leslie Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. I earned my B.S. in Psychology from Athens State and M.A. in Community Counseling from the University of North Alabama. Prior to private practice, I worked at Riverbend Center for Mental Health, Bradford Health Services, and Alabama Psychiatric Services.

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Grace Crawford, LPC-S, NCC

Grace Crawford is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Alabama and is also a Board Certified Counselor through the NBCC. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and also received her Masters of Education in Community Agency Counseling from Auburn University. As of 2017, Grace is also a Licensed Counseling Supervisor in Alabama.

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Teresa Cargile, LPC

Teresa "TC" Cargile has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 15 years. She graduated from the University of North Alabama in Florence in 1996 as a member of Chi Sigma Iota honor society. She has expertise and an abundance of experience in both inpatient and outpatient services as well as private practice. She has successfully worked with numerous mental health issues to include chemical dependency. She is focused on changing lives with positive approaches and coping mechanisms that work.

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