About Me




  • 22 years in Human Services
  • 15 years of organizational leadership and relationship building
  • Recipient of Best Practice Award from the Department of Community Affairs, 2000
  • Successful in achieving the National Center of Professional Competence Management III Certification (1 of 6 in the United States 2001)
  • Team Player, Articulate, Analytical and Solution Focused



StraightTalk Life Skills Education & Counseling Services, Marietta, GA

  • Provide individual, couples and family professional counseling services
  • Substance abuse assessment and treatment
  • Develop and facilitate “Life Skills” programs
  • Model and educate participants to develop new skills in recognizing, addressing and remediate cognitive processes
  • Provide psychosocial, substance abuse, anger management and DUI assessments
  • Manage day-to-day activities of business


Cobb/Douglas Community Services Board, Marietta, GA
Women’s Program Coordinator/Clinical Supervisor

  • Supervise and plan work for paraprofessional and clinical staff
  • Provide training to direct care in implementing behavioral modification techniques and treatment plans
  • Monitor and evaluate clinical records according to agency and state standards
  • Act as client advocate to coordinate required services or resolve crisis
  • Provide individuals and or families education and counseling services for chronic, acute mental illness.
  • Identify environmental impediments to client progress through interviews and review of records
  • Perform clinical assessments of behavioral health needs of consumers presenting for services
  • Represent organization in community via Family Dependency, Drug Court, Probation,  DFCS team collaboration


Family Solutions, Canton, GA
Clinical Supervisor

  • Supervise, education and train 14 clinical team members and 9 paraprofessional team members
  • Review reports and treatment plans with appropriate recommendations
  • Provide family and individual therapy based on cognitive behavioral, problem solving and solution focused oriented model
  • Complete psychosocial, treatment plans and safety plans in client’s home and/or  community
  • Crisis response and intervention available 24/7/365 to clients
  • Family-focused services that consider the entire family's needs and are delivered primarily in the family's home
  • Ensure linkage to needed community resources and services
  • Teach behavior, communication and anger management skills and techniques 
  • Delivery of service  focused on preventive, developmental and therapeutic services - focused on assisting clients in preventing, overcoming managing functional deficits in family relationships, work force and community to include anger and substance abuse assessment and treatment
  • Teach appropriate  positive parenting  and child development skills to help the family build skills to increase their  cope ability to deal with the youth's mental health diagnosis; defuse the current crisis and intervene to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence
  • To assist in the development and/or maintenance of skills, behavior, and responsibilities as outlined in the service plan needed to function successfully, with the greatest possible degree of self-determination and independence, in the family, school, and community


The Extension, Marietta, GA
Family Counselor/Life Skills Educator, HUD Program Compliance Officer

  • Provide individual and family counseling for program participants and their family members
  • Develop  individual and family treatment plans for program participants
  • Life Skills facilitator for Substance Abuse program participants
  • Performed assessments for substance abuse and anger management
  • Supervise programmatic files and staff development in HUD regulations, monitoring and audit processes
  • Conduct internal program audit


Cobb Family Resources, Marietta, GA
Professional Counselor, Life Skills Facilitator

  • Provide a safe psychological environment for clients to process personal issues that affect their self-sufficiency
  • Obtain psychosocial and implement treatment modalities, maintain records and modify when necessary
  • Provide individual psychotherapy to enhance client’s ability to cope with specific neurotic and/or psychotic behavior
  • Participate in client staffing to determine services.  Make appropriate referrals
  • Develop/coordinate/facilitate “Life Skills” workshops
  • Model and teach participants to develop new skills in recognizing, addressing and remediating cognitive process
  • Model and teach participants to accept personal, emotional and social responsibility in and outside the group; administer pre/post testing
  •  Assists with hiring, monitoring and evaluating housing staff
  • Participate in weekly management meeting to establish and evaluate policies and procedures
  • Conduct monthly meeting with department staff and clients
  • Managed and monitored Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Cobb County grants and other funding sources for housing department ($891,751)
  • Developed and supervised internal HUD annual audit
  • Assist in developing and implementing organization goals, policies and procedures
  • Act as liaison with other staff and community partners to ensure department resources run smoothly
  • Coordinate community activities as they are related to organization’s mission
  • Represent organization at meetings throughout metro Atlanta community.

National Center for Professional Competence Management Level III Certification (Georgia Academy)
Cobb County Human Services Coalition Housing Team, Chair
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Best Practices Award   

Joseph’s Network. Executive Board Member
Center for Family Resources Mentoring Program

Dean of Bible College, Zoe Christian Fellowship


Zoe Christian Fellowship, Church Leader


American Psychological Association
National Board of Certified Counselors
Licensed Professional, Georgia Composite Board 
Cobb Faith Partnership Association
Certified Clinical Supervisor


Ph.D. Christian Counseling, Faith Bible College, Independence, MO, 2012 M.A. Psychology/Professional Counseling Specialty, Argosy University, Atlanta, GA, 2002 B.S. Public & Social Services, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, 1996 United States Marine Corps, Quantico, VA (E-4), 1982-1985 Honorable

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