It takes courage to look into therapy or counseling, so way to go on taking the first step! We believe it’s so worth the journey as it can be a life-changing and powerful opportunity. Here at Authentic Connections we love offering people a safe place to be real, to be seen, to be heard. A place to bravely explore change in a non-judgmental atmosphere so that you may live life to the fullest.
We value the importance of each person finding the right “fit” in a therapist… So explore our website, see how you feel, and give us a call so that we can answer any questions you may have. We look forward to joining you in your journey towards wellness!
If you’re interested in becoming a better, happier, more fulfilled you, let’s work together.
Meet Our Team
Dawn Gabriel, MA, LPCI am most passionate about offering women who feel anxious and overwhelmed a safe space to just be real, to let down, to breathe. We will work on seeking a deeper understanding of what you are going through while engaging and building on your strengths. My desire is for you to experience restored hope and begin to live a life of freedom and truth.
Amy Heap, MA, LPCI believe it takes courage to start this process of change towards self-understanding and growth. I want you to know, YOU are important. YOU are valuable. YOU deserve to live a happy and healthy life. I believe that no matter what your struggle, there is always opportunity for a positive outcome.
Dave Holabeck, MA, Registered PsychotherapistLife can be hard. Sure there are seasons of smooth sailing and calm waters but sometimes we can find ourselves sinking in a boat full of holes in the middle of a storm. It is in times like these where we need not be alone, we need a fellow journeyer, a listening ear, a helping hand, a creative solution.
Trish Holabeck, MA, Registered PsychotherapistI am passionate about journeying alongside people while offering a warm and comforting space. I believe in the healing power that comes from sharing your story with someone who genuinely cares and desires to understand you.
Kate Ivey, MA, LPC, CACIIThe pressures of living in our society today can be overwhelming with social media 24/7, excessive commitments and overscheduling, and intense mixed messages about how to achieve a sense of self-worth. I offer a welcoming, non-judgmental place to shed those “shoulds” you keep hearing about who you need to be, and be accepted for all that you are.
Amy Vann, Intern of CounselingI believe each human life is valuable and we were created for companionship and at times we all need an unbiased and objective perspective, validation for our pain, and/or encouragement to continue the journey.
Jillian Jackson, MA, Registered PsychotherapistIt is my joy and deepest desire to walk alongside teens and women who underneath it all feel alone, lost, or empty. People who may put a brave face on but at the end of the day don’t know who they are, why they struggle, or how it is ever going to get better. I offer a fresh perspective and a place of refuge away from the chaos of life.
If you are a local therapist, we have a networking group!