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”.