Meet the Team
Dr. Travis Smith
Travis Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Doctor of Counseling and Supervision (PhD). Travis received his Master’s in Marital, Couple and Family of Counseling in 2006 and his Doctorate in Counselor Education and Counseling in 2009 from Idaho State University.
Jody Petzoldt is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2010 from Southeast Missouri State University. She specializes in relationship and recovery counseling. With a background in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, Jody facilitates the counseling process with a holistic approach based on connection, emotions, and sense of belonging. This, combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques allow for healing and recovery for individuals and families presenting with various issues.
Dr. Jan Ward
Dr. Janice Ward is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in agencies, clinics, and schools in the Southeast Region for 20 years. In her counseling sessions, she uses Person-Centered and Reality/Solution Focused therapy. Dr. Ward also uses strategies and techniques from a variety of other counseling theories to meet the needs of clients. She is currently in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Ward has experience with clients of all ages. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to; depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, crisis, grief/loss, and a variety of childhood issues such as ADHD, reactive attachment disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and others. Dr. Ward also has extensive experience in completing educational evaluations for learning disabilities.
Alyssa Nagel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2012 with a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and in 2013 with an Educational Specialist in Counselor Education. Alyssa works mainly with adults, teens, and couples, using a person-centered, holistic approach and drawing from a wide range of therapeutic styles and research to best serve her clients. Some of these approaches include but are not limited to mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, and existentialism. Additionally, she has specialized training in EMDR therapy which can help alleviate difficulties that you may be experiencing related to past major or minor traumas.
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