Life Skill Solutions

Psychotherapy & Coping Skills Counseling
                        Confidential ~ Accessible

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

Mission Statement

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.