Meet Our Staff
Baxter H. Hogue, LPC-S
Founder & Clinical Director
Baxter has over 18 years working with young people in various settings. He founded Imagine in 2008 to treat young adults struggling to transition into adulthood. He has worked primarily in outpatient settings with individuals and families. He has extensive experience working with young people with addictive disorders as well as mood disorders. In addition to general counseling with individuals and families Baxter has a particular interest in working with individuals struggling to find meaning in their lives. Baxter is a licensed professional counselor.
He is an avid reader, a bit of an armchair historian and an outdoor enthusiast. He is married and has three children.
Byron Galloway, LMFT
Byron has 30 years experience in providing therapy services. His extensive work with both inpatient and outpatient populations has afforded him much opportunity to develop his skills as a clinician. Although experienced in counseling a broad spectrum of issues, Byron has particular interest in and competency with working with those struggling with marital and family crisis, toxic shame, severe emotional difficulties ( i.e. depression or anxiety disorders) and men’s issues.
Since 2015 our Director of Business Development, Randy Clunan markets Imagine Behavioral Health’s services to professionals and organizations in the greater Jackson, MS demographic. His personal experience in recovery and passionate commitment to sobriety gives him an in depth understanding and compassion for those who are suffering from addiction and mental health issues. Randy has an excellent background representing multiple treatment organizations over the past seven years with direct experience in intervention, admissions, national outreach and business development. Prior to recovery, Randy was the CEO a wireless company in Mississippi and currently lives in Madison, MS.
An avid golfer and health enthusiast Randy enjoys being with his two daughters and son more than anything! Please feel free to reach out to him regarding any and all marketing and outreach opportunities.
Sagar Patel, M.D.
Dr. Patel graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi, where he also attended and completed medical school. He completed his internship and residency training at Medical University of South Carolina in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. His fellowship in Sleep disorders was completed at the University of Mississippi. He is currently Board Certified in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Sleep disorders.
Andy Johnston, MS
Andy possesses a Bachelor’s in Psychology from The University of Mississippi, along with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi State University. Andy has experience in both residential and outpatient facilities. As Intake Coordinator, he conducts initial assessments, and also provides group and individual therapy services. Andy is passionate about working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, intimacy, grief, and shame. Andy utilizes a Person-centered approach, and believes meeting clients exactly where they are in their journey is essential to establishing safety and trust.
Outside of work, Andy can be found in the woods, spending time with loved ones, or wherever there’s live music.
Charleen Sproles, Ed.S, LPC, NCC
Charleen has 30 years experience working with young people in the field of counseling. Charleen earned a Masters in Counseling and and an Education Specialist in Counseling from Mississippi College. She is a National Certified Counselor, National Certified School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, and working with individuals in crisis. Making a difference in people’s lives through counseling is Charleen’s passion in life.
Charleen spends most of her time outside of work with her husband and two children. She is an amateur artist and enjoys history and is an avid reader.
Leslie Coachys, AS
Chris Wimberley, LMFT
Chris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 27 years of experience. He believes that relationships are the most important investment we make. Whether personal or business relationships, Chris’ unique approach has helped thousands of relationships move toward their desired goals. His diverse experiences give him valuable insight that contributes to his success as a therapist, coach and presenter internationally. Chris has been married for 26 years and has two children.
Jennifer Simmons, MSN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Simmons, MSN, is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who assesses and treats adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. Jennifer completed her Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient care. Jennifer lives in Brandon, MS with her family and spends most weekends at the ball field watching her son play baseball.
John J. Luther, LCSW
John holds a Bachelors in Social Work from Mississippi College and a Masters in Social Work from University of Alabama. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker board certified with the state of Mississippi. John has previously worked in inpatient psychiatry, hospice, and in critical care settings. John does lots of groups. He believes in using mindfulness strategies to help others be more present, less anxious, and more accepting of life’s challenges while still finding joy.
Warren Hogue, BA