my first blog!

Wow!  my first blog!  ok, guess I should tell you a little about myself…….

I received my master’s degree in 1998 from Troy State University at Dothan, Alabama. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).   I’ve worked with community mental health programs as both a case manager, as well as a children’s therapist.  I currently do contract work with The Alabama County Department of Human Resource and United Methodist Children’s Home.  My internship involved working directly with abused and neglected children.  I’ve had extensive training in various child and adolescent problems ranging from Attention Deficit Disorder, anger problems, conduct disorder, low self esteem, depression, divorce, self mutilation, grief/loss issues, eating disorders and various other behavioral problems.

 I have worked in the mental health field for over 15 years, most of which have been devoted to helping children and families overcome difficulties which often arise in life. 
I am a member of the Alabama Counseling Association, I served for three years as ALCA Chapter IX president, 6 years as chapter IX webmaster and newletter editor, and now Historian.  Currently, I also service as the webmaster for Alabama Marriage and Counselor Division of ALCA.  I am a member of the National and Alabama Play Therapy Associations, as well as the Alabama Mental Health Counselor’s association.  I am a member of the Covington County Children’s Policy Council. I am a member of Covington County Red Cross and an advid SCUBA diver and photographer.
I have three sons and have made Covington County my home for over 20 years.  Though I am officially an “Air Force Brat”, my grandparents and parents are from this area and I’m proud to call it “Home”. 
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About Childs Play Counseling Services

No family is without the occasional frustration or challenge but when issues are interfering with daily activities or causing chaos within the home it may be time to look for help. Child's Play Counseling Services offers full service mental health counseling and therapy for adults, children, adolescents, and families in Covington County, Alabama. I offer therapy for a variety of issues not limited to ADHD, behavior problems, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, school problems, anger management, low self esteem, eating disorders, family issues relating to divorce and separation within the family. I have been helping children, adults and families heal, and lead healthy lives for over 15 years in a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment. I can help you. Call 334-222-7094 to schedule your appointment. I am licensed in Alabama as well as Florida and in addition to being a licensed counselor, I am also licensed in both states to offer supervision for those wishing to obtain their licenses in Alabama, Florida or certification in Play Therapy. I often teach parenting classes and training and conduct workshops to other professionals in the field of mental health. The topics I present on include issues of concern for parents, as well as counseling techniques to professionals. I specialize in Play Therapy and am always happy to conduct workshops to other professionals on the benefits of play therapy. If you would like me speak at your event or offer a workshop in your area, please contact me and we can set something up.
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