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    What can I expect from Authentic Connections Counseling Center?

    Relationships are one of the most valued part of our theory of counseling. We view it as an honor to journey alongside towards hope and healing. We excel at tailoring the counseling experience to each person’s individual needs through authentic listening, compassion and empowerment. We offer a safe place for you to unpack some issues and look at them with grace and honesty; a place to connect, to heal and to grow.

    Meet our team

    Amy Heap, MA, LPC

    Amy Heap, MA, LPC

    Hi! I work with adults to empower healing and freedom in the areas they feel stuck. I specialize in EMDR, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, pregnancy and postpartum, and spouses of law enforcement officers. 
    Ashley Brown, MA, LPC

    Ashley Brown, MA, LPC

    Hello! I work with teens and adults to restore balance and hope in the midst of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, addiction, and stress management. I specialize in EMDR and NADA (ear acupuncture for anxiety and addiction).
    Dave Holabeck, MA

    Dave Holabeck, MA

    Hey there! I work with teens, adults, men, couples and families. I journey alongside people in the midst of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life transitions, spiritual exploration and growth.
    David Blankenship, MA

    David Blankenship, MA

    Hi! I offer understanding and increased awareness in my work with couples, teen boys and adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, loss, character and spiritual growth. I also offer premarital counseling and Adult Temperament assessments.
    Dawn Gabriel, MA, LPC

    Dawn Gabriel, MA, LPC

    Hello! As the founder & CEO of Authentic Connections Counseling Center, I now focus on helping other therapists wanting to start, grow or redefine their private practices. I offer spiritual exploration retreats with a special focus on Soul Care for Therapists.
    Janie Blankenship, MA, LPCC, NCC

    Janie Blankenship, MA, LPCC, NCC

    Hi! I bring peace and compassion to teens and adults as they address anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, infertility, pregnancy and postpartum, grief and loss. I specialize in Splankna, EMDR, and healthcare workers.
    Jillian Jackson, MA

    Jillian Jackson, MA

    Hey there! It is my joy and deepest desire to walk alongside teens and women who underneath it all feel alone, lost, or empty. I specialize in anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief, pregnancy, postpartum and self esteem concerns.
    Malia Doss, LMFT, SEP

    Malia Doss, LMFT, SEP

    Hello! I work with adults and couples to offer healing and hope as they experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, co-dependency, and life transitions. I specialize in discernment counseling  and EFT for couples, as well as Somatic Experiencing which is a body-oriented approach that views the mind and body as one entity.
    Mikey Espegren, MA, LPCC

    Mikey Espegren, MA, LPCC

    Hey there! I help teens and adults discover clear plans for growth and change. I provide hope and compassion for people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, identity, and life transitions.
    Veronica Conley, LCSW, AASW

    Veronica Conley, LCSW, AASW

    Hello! I help teens and adults get unstuck and live a life they enjoy. I provide hope for people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma and life transitions.

    Another thing about us...

    Each therapist at Authentic Connections Counseling Center has a Christian therapeutic foundation and therefore their specialty is integrating the counseling process and the Christian faith. This is always at the direction and request of the client. While we have seen how one’s faith has been instrumental in the healing process, we are also aware that people may have experienced hurt and disappointment in their faith journey and have a lot of mixed emotions, questions and even doubts. We will respect wherever you are at and the exploration will be as you determine. We also encourage and accept anyone from any religious and spiritual background (or no background/beliefs) to meet with us. We offer a safe and non-judgmental place for you to explore and heal.

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