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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

    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).
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Jessie Dyrud, MA, LCSW

    Jessie Dyrud, MA, LCSW

    Hi there! I help children, teens and parents connect and understand one another. I specialize in children, tweens, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and life transitions.
    Rachel Bourgoin, MFTC

    Rachel Bourgoin, MFTC

    You love your partner, but you are just not feeling understood. Your communication and connection has broken down to being just roommates. The same fight is happening over and over and you wonder if it will ever get better.

    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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