Education and Experience
Angie is fully licensed in Illinois as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and
Missouri as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and her two Master's Degrees in Education/Counseling at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. While earning her degrees, she taught GED classes at the local community college and then worked for a social service agency which helped her to recognize the areas she wanted to counsel. Once she began working in private practice, she started focusing on couples counseling, empowering women, and teen issues.
Because Angie is the wife of a retired soldier, she recognizes the hardships families endure during training and overseas deployments. She has also seen how soldiers can struggle with their redeployment. Since it is often difficult for soldiers to admit they need assistance,
Angie's experience in this area often makes this easier for them to begin counseling.
Since her husband is also a first responder, she understands how difficult it is to deal with some of the issues unique to them. Their black and white thinking can cause communication issues in their relationships. Stress is also a major factor for first responders to work through as they need to be able to think critically in serious situations. Many first responders also experience major trauma that can cause PTSD if not processed. The spouses of first responders can also struggle. As you see your spouse put on a bullet-proof vest and grab their gun, the concern is immediate. Even their first responder’s varied work schedule can be difficult when they are unable to attend family celebrations.