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We’re so glad to meet you.  We’re counselors, speakers, authors, friends, and co-workers.  We consider it our great privilege to get to travel the country together encouraging parents, educators, grandparents, and anyone who loves kids.


SISSY GOFF, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP spends most of her days talking with girls and their families, with the help of her counseling assistant/pet therapist, Lucy the Havanese.  She has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee since 1993, with a Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.  Sissy speaks to parents and children’s ministers across the country, and is the author of nine books including her newest, Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach, as well as Raising Girls. Sissy is a regular contributor to various podcasts and publications and is currently working on a soon-to-be released podcast with David and Melissa based on their book, Are My Kids on Track.


DAVID THOMAS, LMSW is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling ( in Nashville, TN, the co-author of eight books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Tyndale House Publishers), a frequent guest on national television and podcasts, has been featured in publications like USA Today, and speaks across the country.  He recently completed Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach. He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a feisty yellow lab named Owen.


MELISSA TREVATHAN, M.R.E. first became a youth director at the age of 16.  Since that time, she has been a teacher, retreat leader, head of spiritual life at a private school in Nashville, and is founder and Executive Director of Daystar Counseling Ministries, which began in 1985.  A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Melissa has spoken to various churches and schools across the country, taught graduate courses in counseling adolescents and been a guest on television and radio programs throughout the United States and Canada.  She is a popular speaker for parents, teachers, and kids of all ages.  Melissa is the author of eight books including her newest book, Are My Kids on Track?, and Raising Girls.  When Melissa is not listening, speaking or writing, she’s usually on her bike or playing with Blueberry, her Old English Sheeppuppy, somewhere between Nashville and Kentucky Lake.