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.
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.
Meet Our Team
Amy Heap, LPC, EMDR
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, LPC, EMDR
Hi! 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).
Malia Doss, LMFT, SEP
Hi! 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.
Janie Blankenship, 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
Hi! 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 and self esteem concerns.
Trish Holabeck, LPC
Hi! I am passionate about journeying alongside people while offering a warm and comforting space. I specialize in anxiety, depression, life's transitions, parenting, self worth, motherhood, marriage, family, character growth and spiritual direction.
Dave Holabeck, MA
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
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, LPC, Owner
Hi! After 15 years, I am no longer accepting new clients. I currently offer consultation to group private practice owners and retreats focusing on spiritual exploration.