Professional Fact Sheet -
◊ Licensed by the State of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation ~ LPC/MHSP
◊ Certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor ~ NCC
◊ Certified by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional ~ CEAP Clinical Employee Assistance Specialist ~ EAS-C
◊ Certified by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule-31 Listed Family Mediator (Not Active)
◊ Approved provider of Court mandated Divorce / Parenting Education Seminar
♦ 2000 ~ Present - Private Psychotherapy Practice "Life Skill Solutions Counseling"
♦ 2009 ~ Present - PT Primary Care Medical Clinic Integrative Psycho-Psysiological Care
♦ 1997 ~ Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis, with additional 12 hours post Master's course work from Freed-Hardeman University. 1994 ~ Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Lambuth University
♦ Over 10 years experience at the Exchange-Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, working with individuals and families providing direct support services. Duties included: parenting education, community awareness presentations, six years experience providing parent counseling, parent training and facilitation of group parenting classes, five years providing program development, staff in-service trainings and staff supervision
♦ Five years experience, part-time volunteer Staff Supervisor and Case Consultant for the Carl Perkins Center in Jackson Tennessee
♦ 2005-2014 Member Advisory Board for the Madison County Relative Caregiver Program for the Madison County Carl Perkins Child Abuse Prevention Center
♦ 2001 - 2009 Member Board of Directors of the "WRAP" Wo/men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program Jackson Tennessee
♦ 2009 - 2010 Member Worksite Wellness Committee for the Jackson/Madison County Community Health Action Team
♦ 2005 - Elected to the Board of Alderman for the City of Three Way Tennessee - 3rd Term
♦ 2014 - Elected to the Board of Directors of Tennessee Municipal League - 2nd Term
As a Christian, the mission of my practice is guided by the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; were there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; were here is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy...
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love...for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.