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As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am licensed in the State of Florida to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health conditions. Helping people make positive changes toward wellness is my goal.  This could be in the form of providing therapy, teaching a workshop, or training your group of 10-30 people in                                           
I'm particularly passionate about Mental Health First Aid not only as a professional reducing the stigma of mental health issues and teaching how to notice, what to say and what to do to support someone who's perhaps experienced something traumatic.  But also from a personal point of view, as a family member years ago not knowing that someone dear to me was experiencing the onset of schizophrenia while at college.  I wish I, and everyone around this dear person, had been able to recognize the symptoms, had known what to say and do to be supportive, rather than floundering and wondering.  I often share this experience when I teach Mental Health First Aid, of course with permission from this person who is dear to me.  I also share how recovery is possible - I've seen him receiving treatment, working and enjoying life with alot of family support.
Please email me about how I can be helpful to you or your organization.
Be well,
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Education and Training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, Beck Institute

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) certified to treat trauma

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of FL License #SW10663

  • Certified Instructor, Mental Health First Aid USA

  • Collaboratively trained Private Divorce Facilitator

  • Certified Florida Professional Guardian

  • Qualified Supervisor, State of FL Clinical Social Work Field Educator

  • Master of Social Work, Florida State University

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Florida State University

  • AA, Gulf Coast State College

  • Legal Secretary Certification

Experience and Community Involvement
  • National Train the Trainer, Mental Health First Aid USA

  • Instructor and Field Area Coordinator, Panama City-Pensacola, Florida State University College of Social Work

  • Senior Mental/Behavioral Health Consultant, Gulf Region Health Outreach Program at UWF

  • Nephrology Social Worker, Davita and Fresenius Medical Care

  • Hospice Social Worker, Emerald Coast Hospice

  • Emergency Services and Crisis Stabilization Unit, Life Management Center

  • Mental Health America of Bay County, Board Member

  • Panama City Lions Club

  • Bay County Community Health Task Force

  • National Association of Social Workers, Emerald Coast Unit Chair

  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Response & Education (SPARE)

  • Mosley MAPPS Parent Advisory Committee Chair

  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Volunteer 15 years

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