An MS in Counseling from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville led to my counseling for four years with adult services at Ozark Guidance Center in NW Arkansas, often including crisis therapy. Feedback there emphasized my supportive, positive attitude. Consistent with this approach, in 2010 I completed Choice Theory, Reality Therapy certification. Through seven years of counseling with Birch Tree Communities in Central Arkansas, I was honored to assist many clients in their recovery with serious mental health challenges, helping clarify their goals and successes. Newly licensed also in California, I now offer distance counseling through private practice.