Andrea Brooks is an Assistant Professor for Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling on the community campuses. She serves as the Resident aculty Supervisor for the Hazard, KY campus.
Andrea's research and clinical interests include supervision of counselors-in-training and working with children with behavioral and emotional disorders in residential settings. Past counseling experiences have included residential treatment, foster care, community mental health, and substance abuse services.
Andrea resides in Eastern Kentucky with her husband (Nick), daughter (Natalie), and dog (Wilson).
Annette Abel grew up in Oklahoma City and obtained her B.S. in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. She began to focus her energy toward counseling while working as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the inner city of Houston, Texas. Upon determining this life direction Annette obtained both her M.S. in Counseling and Guidance and then her Ph.D. in Counseling Education at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
Since that time Annette has worked as a full time faculty member at Lindsey Wilson College, experiencing many opportunities for professional growth including:
- Assistant, Associate Professor
- Regional Academic Director for the Gateway Region
- School of Professional Counseling Leadership Committee Member
- Counseling and Human Development Online Curriculum Development, Leader
- Counseling and Human Development Online Steering Committee, Leader
Annette has an extensive background of successful experiences as an administrator, teacher, and most recently as one of the main architects of the Counseling
and Human Development Online Program. Additionally, she appreciates the opportunity to work with students as a mentor towards their greatest success.
As often as possible, Annette takes the opportunity to practice fitness walking, Pilates, yoga, water aerobics/swimming, biking and several other activities that combine fitness, fun, and stress release. She practices healthy eating, as well as, daily spiritual and devotional practices. Annette has too many pets to mention â€“ but she is especially fond of her Jack Russell Terrier, Cookie who is always up for their next great adventure.
Having a positive work life balance is an area that Annette promotes with her students and colleagues.
Dr. Grot is a native of Kentucky whose higher education experience was completed in Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida. His background in the helping profession extends decades that began while attending Western Kentucky University while working with children from oppressed families. From there he continued to focus upon empowering youth in Tennessee, which were facing family and substance abuse problems.
While in Tennessee he also interned at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute for the Criminally Insane. The internship revealed his passion for working with individuals with mental health diagnosis that led to him to pursue his education in the mental health field. While attending Rollins College he worked both as an academic and substance abuse counselor.
The experience he gained while earning his MA degree and working in the field of counseling led to his certification as a School Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of FL, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. After working in the counseling field he began to understand how individuals were impacted from a systemic perspective, which led to his doctoral degree that focused upon how families directly and indirectly impact the individual. His original research focused upon bullying while working as a school counselor working with at-risk high school students.
Holly grew up in the southwestern culture of Oklahoma. From there she has lived and worked in Texas and Kentucky. Her professional work experiences are extensive (see below) and are themed in human service. These roles require a strong commitment and responsibility to support the success of others, which is something that has always been a personal life focus and mission. Holly enjoys meeting new people, being exposed to new life experiences, and utilizing her natural God given gifts and talents to serve others.
- Public School Teacher in Houston and Gregory-Portland, TX
- High School Counselor in Corpus Christi, TX
- Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling Masterâ€™s Program at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX
- Assistant, Associate Professor and Regional Academic Director for the Southern Appalachian Region at Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling in Columbia, KY
Holly's personal and professional interests include: holistic wellness and positive energy; healthy nutrition; personal and professional life-work balance; student mentorship and success; curriculum and course development; program creation and planning; online course development; course delivery and training; and new faculty supervision and training.
Kimberly E. Brown was born and raised in rural Eastern Kentucky, where she still resides. She gained a BA degree in Human Services and Counseling '03; and an M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Development with an emphasis in Mental Health '05, both through Lindsey Wilson College ~ School of Professional Counseling's innovative partnership with Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College campus in Cumberland, KY.
Kimberly's dissertation was completed at Argosy University, earning an Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology, was geared towards Appalachian culture signaling a true sign of her heritage. She has recently had her dissertation published, and has delved into other writing projects that are geared towards Appalachian Culture and counseling. Her recent publication is titled, "The Trials and Struggles of Women in the Workforce: Job Satisfaction in the Appalachian Region."
Kimberly has served and continues to serve her community in a variety of capacities of the following:
- Cloverfork Clinic Advisory Council - (Board Member/2016-Current)
- Eastern Kentucky Cultural and Civic Committee â€“ (Parliamentarian/2009-Current)
- Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital Advisory Council â€“ (Board Member/2006-2012)
- Harlan County Chamber of Commerce â€“ (Member/2007-Current; Board Member/2011-2014; Vice President/2012-2014)
- Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education - (Member/2009-2016; External Affairs Chair/2015-2016; named New Professional of the Year 2014)
- Leadership Harlan County United â€“ (Graduate/2002 Academy; Board Member/2003-Current)
- Pine Mountain Community Development Corporation â€“ (Board Member/2009-Current)
- Tri-Cities Heritage Development Committee â€“ (Member/2011-2013)
Prior to becoming Regional Academic Director, Kimberly served as coordinator/instructor for Lindsey Wilson College on the Cumberland, KY campus. Also, she had the privilege to work with preschoolers; and has worked with high school students with Upward Bound. Her efforts as teaching in the CHD and HS programs, both face to face and online, are to ensure that students are prepared for the Human Services and Mental Health Counseling workforce. She is eager to help students and their communities grow and continue to flourish. When she is not working with students and serving her community, she loves traveling and photography.
I live in Eastern Kentucky. I am the Resident Faculty Advisor for the Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling program. I have worked with individuals and families in the clinic and home-based settings. During my 15 years of experience I have provided services to geriatric, substance abuse, adult, families, high-risk, crisis and suicidal ideations, adolescent, youth, diverse, and other populations.
I feel that the most important aspect of my service to students as an advisor, and an instructor, is servant leadership. I strive to provide support, encouragement, self awareness and insight to encourage students to grow personally and professionally.
Comparing Interventions with High Risk Families
Dr. Gallo grew up outside of Cleveland, OH and has been a practicing counselor in three states: OH, IL, and KY. Dr. Gallo has been a practicing counselor to a variety of populations with specialties including: LGBTQQ, partners, spouses, and family members; people with addiction, partners, spouses, and family members; severe mental illness; and a multiplicity of people from different SESs. Dr. Gallo retains a small private practice in order to continue to serve the community, bring current and relevant counseling experiences into the classroom, and to continue her first love, the art and practice of helping people grow and gain necessary life skills in order to develop further on their life path.
Dr. Gallo has been a professor in higher education since 2009, first teaching adjunct for two universities in Chicago. Dr. Gallo joined LWC SPC in 2011 and has found her heart of service here at LWC. She is currently the RFS in Lexington, KY and Danville, KY. Dr. Gallo has taught students in person, online, and blended course (online and seated).
Dr. Carroll grew up in Concord, VA and moved to Southwest Virginia to play football and attend college. After graduating from Emory & Henry College, he moved back to Concord, where he substitute taught during the day to help pay for his master's degree. After graduating from Longwood College (now Longwood University), he moved to Lebanon, VA and was married in 1993 to his college sweetheart. Dr. Carroll has worked at community agencies and in private practice since he started in the counseling field following his graduation from Longwood.
Since 1995 he has provided individual, family, and group therapy for those struggling with substance abuse. He has been instrumental in developing the Substance Abuse Certificate Program at LWC, aimed at training professionals to combat the growing drug crisis in our society. In 2004 his started the PhD program at Regent University, graduating top of his class in 2008. Although he enjoys conducting individual, family, and group therapy and performing parenting assessments and psychological evaluations, his passion lies in the classroom. He considers it both an honor and a privilege to be able to help train future counselors. If he is not in the classroom, you can usually find him on the golf course or traveling with his wife and three wonderful boys to various sporting and scouting events. Dr. Carroll holds his faith, family, and friends close to him at all times.
- Carroll, R., & Rehfuss, M. (2008). Adventure-based counseling with at-risk middle school students. Journal of the Virginia Counseling Association, 30, 50-54.
- Featured in Counseling Today's cover story: The connection between nature & mental health, October 2009.
- Featured in Counseling Today's article: Integrated care, January 2010.
- Cited in Counseling Today's article: Success stories with challenging clients, Oct. 2010.
- Collaborating Clinician Investigator for the DSM-5 Field Trials
- Secondary Faculty Sponsor for Chi Sigma Iota (Alpha Chi Omega chapter)
I am thrilled to be able to continue my professional journey with the School of Professional Counseling as an Assistant Professor.
I have been with Lindsey Wilson College since 2006 as the Enrollment Coordinator for the Lexington Campus.
Prior to joining Lindsey Wilson College in 2006, I worked in the mental health field for many years. I have experience with many populations including children, adolescents, substance abuse and adults. I have also worked in mental health administration performing program reviews. I am a Kentucky native growing up in the foothills of Appalachia. I currently reside in Central Kentucky with my husband and 2 young sons.
Dr. Patrick joined LWC in 2010 as an adjunct faculty member, and joined full time in 2014. He is a four time graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science earned from the #3 Criminal Justice program (U.S. News and World Report) in the country specializing in Addictions Studies, a Master of Arts in Counseling, and an Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education. While continuing his education at the University of Cincinnati he began serving in distance education where he earned an outstanding service award assisting in the development and deployment of distance programming. He additionally served other local colleges on specialized work groups assisting in the development of counseling related distance education, earning additional service awards in those roles as well.
Professionally, outside of the educational realm, Dr. Patrick has worked in various helping roles ranging from jail guard, to probation officer, to psychotherapist. Many of his experiences have involved working with persons meeting criteria for co-morbidity. His current service in private practice is focused on treating persons struggling with deviant and compulsory sexual issues. His area of research interests includes deviant social and criminalistic behavior within the Appalachian regions.
Originally from Quebec, Canada, Susan moved to the U.S. in 1984. She and her significant other currently reside in Monticello, Kentucky and part-time in Sarasota, FL. Their only 'child' is a canine one, Winston, who is an adorable 9-month old West Highland White Terrier. Some of her hobbies include travel, gardening, photography, hiking, and writing.
In 2015, Susan completed her doctorate in a blended program so consequently, she has an appreciation of juggling both work and school responsibilities and she is also very familiar with the online learning platform.
Susan has been on faculty at Lindsey Wilson College's School of Professional Counseling since 2004. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and has 29 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling. Susan has also been privileged to enjoy several leadership positions over the years: President of the Kentucky Counseling Association from 2012-13, and President of the Kentucky Mental Health Counselors Association from 2007-2009.
Creating a learning environment that promotes student success is a high priority for Susan and she is committed to making your learning experiences meaningful.
Tiffany is the Resident Faculty Supervisor for the Scottsville and Hopkinsville community locations. She recently completed her PhD in Counselor Education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. She has worked with college students in career, counseling, and residential environments, as well as with children utilizing child-centered play therapy in school and agency settings. Her research interests include college student development, counselor identity development, play therapy, and at-risk children. She enjoys creating memorable moments in both seated and online classroom environments.
Dr. Lambert comes to LWC after 10 years of teaching experience in higher education. He has a great love for teaching and practicing, which is one of the reasons he's excited to be a part of the SPC family. Dr. Lambert is passionate about training future professionals to service mental health communities in Kentucky. Clinically he is a generalist that works primarily with adolescents and adults.
He has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health, private practice and university counseling. His research interests include factors predictive of academic success in graduate students, online education, clinical assessment and cross-cultural practice, specifically with gay and lesbian clients. Dr. Lambert is the Resident Faculty Supervisor for the Shelbyville campus.
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