~Ed.D Curriculum & Instruction with specialization in Instructional Technology, University of West Florida, Doctoral Student IN PROCESS, began August 2012. ~ Master of Science Degree in Community Counseling, Marriage & Family Emphasis, Georgia State University, 1992. ~Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Palm Beach Atlantic University, 1980.
~ Licensed to practice in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 1999. ~ Years of private counseling experience. Owned practice in Panama City Beach since 2002. ~ Executive Director of Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. in Atlanta for 12 years, managing a charity and coordinating vision and hearing care services. ~ School Therapist for a private college preparatory school, providing counseling services to students, parents and faculty for two years. ~ Adjunct Professor in a Graduate Psychology program, teaching graduate counseling courses. ~ Clinical Therapist for crime victims and for children in a sexual abuse treatment program. ~ Clinical Coordiantor in a counseling agency providing intensive outpatient counseling to children with severe emotional disturbance. ~ Completed numerous continuing education courses in trauma, blended families, marriage counseling, abuse issues, sexuality, grief, etc. ~ Presented counseling seminars on a variety of topics including adoption, children and divorce, parenting, sexual abuse prevention and play therapy. ~ Provided on-site crisis intervention in corporate and educational environments as a response to mass trauma such as school shootings, sudden death of employee on the job, mass job lay-offs.