Georgeanna has been Clinical Director at FamilyWorks since 2012. She became the billing supervisor for case managers in 2022 and has been the case management assistant supervisor since 2014. Prior to her current role, Georgeanna was a therapist and case manager for FamilyWorks and has been working in the mental health field since 2004. Georgeanna holds a BA in Psychology from Georgetown College, an MA in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University and an MAE in Marriage and Family Counseling from Western Kentucky University. She enjoys working with children, adults, couples, and veterans, addressing depression, anxiety, and trauma related issues, utilizing cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, and aspects of somatic parts work and Internal Family Systems. Georgeanna spent the first part of her career working directly with individuals with autism and their families, growing her love for and passion to advocate for the individualized needs of children with autism and other special needs. Georgeanna is also an adjunct instructor at Western Kentucky University in the Counseling and Student Affairs Graduate program, where she teaches Internship and has co- taught Diagnosis. Georgeanna is a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Trauma Professional and a Gottman Method Couples Counseling Level 1 trained therapist. She is a KY board approved supervisor and a CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor. Georgeanna is working toward becoming a Trauma Research Foundation Affiliate and earning her certification in Autism assessments. Additionally, she will begin the Somatic Experiencing Practitioner program in January.
When not working, Georgeanna enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as baking and decorating cookies, cakes, and cupcakes.
Leslie Green has been Case Management Director since 2008. Prior to her current position, she was a case manager for FamilyWorks Therapy, beginning in 2002. Leslie is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, earning a BS in Psychology in 1998. During her time at EKU, Leslie worked with children with Autism and developed a passion for this population and working with children with special needs. Leslie served as a supervisor at Rivendell behavioral Health Services from 1999-2001. She is also an amateur chef who loves cooking and creating new recipes. Leslie enjoys spending time with friends and family--especially her young son.
Holly is an LPCC in the state of Kentucky and holds her NCC credentialing. She is a Christian, a Mom, and bilingual in American Sign Language and English. Holly has been practicing professional counseling for 7 years. She is an alumni of Western Kentucky University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology accompanied by a minor in American Sign Language. She then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Holly has experience working with anxiety, depression, and clients from the Deaf community. She enjoys working with adolescents and young adults who seek to succeed in finding the best version of themselves. In her counseling space, she encourages self exploration, self confidence, and self authenticity.
Holly currently offers exclusively telehealth appointments.
Ms. Nancy knew from a young age that she wanted to work with children and families. A native of Ohio she attended Western Kentucky University where she completed Bachelor's, Masters' and Specialist degrees. She taught pre-school up through junior high before becoming and elementary school counselor. In 1998, Nancy began working as a school district administrator and furthered her work with children by becoming a registered Play Therapist and Supervisor. During this time she also completed a Doctoral program in Counseling at the University of Louisville. Nancy has taught at two universities and has done a great deal of work in the areas of crisis response, suicide prevention, play therapy, bullying, juvenile delinquency prevention, and threat assessment. Dr. Bertuleit is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky and is certified to work with Juvenile Sex Offenders.
Chelsey is a licensed therapist, Certified Partner Trauma Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, and Gottman Method Couples THerapist (Level 1) specializing in narcissistic abuse, toxic relationships, anxiety, children's issues, and interpersonal trauma. In her work as a trauma therapist, she helps betrayed partners of sex/porn addicts process these hurts and learn how to set healthy boundaries, make self-honoring choices, and gain new hope. As a Registered Play Therapist, Chelsey helps children gain effective social and communication skills to build their self-esteem and ability to form positive relationships. Chelsey works with couples to improve the foundation of their relationship and to address any toxi cinterpersonal patterns. Chelsey is also a Christian-based counselor and offers sound therapeutic solutions that compliment a Bible-based perspective on life.
Karen earned her Bachelors degree in psychology and criminology from East Tennessee State University and Master's degree in mental health counseling from Western Kentucky University. She began her career at FamilyWorks
as a Case Manager 2011 and became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor
Karen is also a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She serves as an adjunct professor in Counseling Department at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches Play Therapy, Advanced Play Therapy and Expressive Therapies in Counseling. Karen has previously worked in community mental health, local school systems and the juvenile justice system. Additionally, she has experience working with the National Disaster Response Team through the American Red Cross. She is also Gottman Method Couples Counseling Levels 1 & 2 trained. Karen enjoys working with children, adolescents, college students, military/veterans, family, and marriage/couples, utilizing Trauma, grief, art therapy, sand therapy, play therapy, and cognitive therapy. Karen enjoys traveling and photographing the places she has traveled. She also enjoys yoga, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with family. Karen especially enjoys Bruster's chocolate raspberry ice cream and made from scratch chicken & dumplings--yum!
Racheal Carter is a licensed mental health therapist that has worked with FamilyWorks Therapy since 2018. She works with children, teens, and adults focusing on anxiety, depression, and behavior disorders. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2016 from the University of Tennessee at Martin and her Masters degree in 2018 from WKU.
Karen has an MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and an MA in Corporate Communication from Western Kentucky University. She enjoys working with teenagers, young adults, adults couples and premarital couples. Along with using many evidence based theories of counseling, Karen also enjoys utilizing faith based counseling when working with clients.
Mary Elisabeth "Lissie" Higdon is a licensed mental health therapist that started working at FamilyWorks Therapy in 2018. She finds joy working with clients of all ages and differing mental health issues. She has worked with children, teens, and adults, who struggle with anxiety, depression, and behavior disorders, just to name a few. She got her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Western Kentucky University and went on to receive a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her area of expertise is working with children and young adults who struggle with anxiety and depression, In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family as we well as her 3 fur babies.
Philip received his Bachelor of Science in Religion from Lindsey Wilson in May 2004 and holds a Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling 2008 and his second Master in crisis Counseling in 2010 . Philip worked as an LPCA under a LPCC counselor until August 2014, when Philip became a License professional counselor. In May 2019 he received his credentials to supervise LPCAs. Philip has been with FamilyWorks for the last 10 years and enjoys working with children, teens, and adults.
Jim specializes in anger management and oppositional defiant behaviors. He has previously worked at Lifeskills. He holds a M.A. in Psychology. Not only does Jim accept all forms of Medicaid, he also accepts private pay and several private insurances as well.
Alicia has worked at FamilyWorks Therapy for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. Alicia has previously worked at Rivendell, LifeSkills, and Lindsey Wilson College. She earned her BA and MA at Lindsey Wilson College with a focus on Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling. Additionally, Alicia is a KY board approved clinical supervisor.
Brian has had a long history of working with children and their families. This service began with getting a Bachelor of Art in Ministry degree. He was a youth minister from 1992-2019 ministering to and serving families and their children. Brian, feeling the need to have more tools to help families, went back to school for his Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy degree at Campbellsville University at age 48. Now Brian is fully licensed as an LMFT and loves helping
families navigate the struggles life sometimes throws at them. Brian’s combined years of service to families and their children has given him much insight into family dynamics and struggles. Brian‘s training and tools which he uses to help others includes, but is not limited to:
cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy techniques, and a structural family approach.
Matthew was born and raised in the Bowling Green community. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University in 200 and his Master's in marriage and family therapy from WKU in 2009.
His time at FamilyWorks began in the Fall of 2009. FamilyWorks has afforded him the opportunity to gain experience working with a diverse collection of clients. Matthew provides home and school-based services to children across the age spectrum from elementary to high school. He has also worked extensively with adults seeking individual counseling as well as couples seeking to strengthen their relationships in marriage therapy.
Matthew believes his role as a therapist is to strike an accurate balance between providing appropriate ideas/interventions, providing support that clients need, and challenging clients to strive for their potential.
Clients who choose to entrust Matthew with providing therapy can expect consistency and hard work. Matthew is happy to be in the position of serving his community and trying to help clients achieve the goals they are set on reaching.
Trisha is eager to work with new clients. She has over 20 years of experience in the fild of social work. Trisha has been a therapist for 8 years. She has experienced treating trauma based issues and all treatment is trauma informed. Trisha has a vast experience with anxiety, depression and defiant behavior in people of all ages. She is skilled in EMDR and CBT. Trisha uses a person centered approach with all clients, which means that you will get a treatment plan specifically made for you.
Erin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been with FamilyWorks since 2013, spending the second half of her 22 year career focusing on assisting others in meeting their mental health needs, initially through the role of case manager and eventually therapy. The first half of her career was working within the field of Child Protective Services. The knowledge and experiences gained though assisting families and/or individuals she encountered though her time with CPS have been very valuable to the clients she has served in all capacities and most recently those who she currently serves as therapist. Erin is currently working on becoming and EMDR-trained clinician in order to integrate EMDR into her clinical practice. Erin primarily sees clients in the Barren County office.
Nikki enjoys working with individuals throughout the life span and serves the Logan and Simpson County areas. She has worked within FamilyWorks in multiple ways since 2018 from Targeted Case manager, intern, office staff, and now as a Licensed Therapist. She has a BA in Sociology with a double minor in Criminology and Sexuality Studies and an MAE in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from Western Kentucky University. She has a passion for encouraging, supporting, and connecting with today's youth. Nikki believes in bringing attention to self-awareness and thought patterns to help others understand their behaviors and choices in their own journey. When she isn't working Nikki's life is all about her FURamily and being outside.
April is a licensed mental health therapist that began her career with FamilyWorks in 2021. She received her BA in Psychology from Murray State University and went on to receive her MAE in Marriage and Family Counseling from Western Kentucky University. April's training, education, and experience has allowed her to address an array of concerns ranging from trauma, bereavement, interpersonal relationships, process addictions and erotically marginalization as well as many others. She has been trained in level 1 and 2 brainspotting therapy, which has allowed her to aid clients with accessing and processing traumatic events, negative emotions, and pain. She has also received training in two level of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. April is a Nationally Certified Counselor, has received and Addictions Education Certificate, and will be completing her Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider certification in September of this year. April is also working toward becoming and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.
Glory graduated from Western Kentucky University with her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2022. Glory has studied coursework in Gottman’s Couples Counseling, Trauma healing, and Telehealth. Glory is currently working toward a Trauma Certification. Glory enjoys working with clients of all ages and has worked with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, and trauma. Glory primarily sees clients in the Bowling Green office and via telehealth. In her free time, Glory enjoys spending time with her fur baby and attending concerts.
Amy is a licensed mental health counselor and holds her NCC credentialing. She views counseling as a partnership between client and therapist and provides a safe, accepting space for clients to gain insight and progress, emphasizing personal empowerment. Amy enjoys working with clients of all ages with concerns including anxiety and depression, trauma, addiction recovery, phase of life concerns, and personal growth.
Amy completed her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a graduate certificate in Addictions Education at Western Kentucky University, and is currently a first year Ph.D. student in Counselor Education at the University of Cincinnati. Amy is also trained in EMDR, Trauma focused CBT, and Gottman Couples Counseling Level 2. Prior to joining FamilyWorks, Amy worked with clients at LifeSkills and HopeBridge. She is working towards full EMDR certification. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagle (Go Birds!).
Amy is available for telehealth and in-person appointments.
Brian Sergent is a licensed counselor in Kentucky. He is a husband, father of three children, counselor and someone whom we hope you will feel comfortable talking to Brian has been involved in the mental health field as a professional for over a decade now, first as a case manager and most recently as a licensed therapist and counselor. Brian's approach to counseling begins with establishing a safe, trusting relationship where people can grow by exploring their emotions and becoming more aware of their inner longings. His areas of focus include: trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, relationship issues, and self-esteem. Brian's additional certifications include: a Certified Trauma Professional, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and has an addictions edication certificate.
Kylee graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an Addictions Certificate in May of 2021. She began her career at FamilyWorks as an intern and became a Licensed therapy in 2021. Kylee is passionate about working with children to develop a positive self-concept, become more self-directing, and become sensitive to the process of coping through the child's natural form of communication---play. She is currently training to become a Registered Play Therapist. Kylee sees client of varying ages, primarily at the Bowling Green office as well as through telehealth, In her free time she enjoys noting more than spending time with her family and friends.
Malissa began her career in the classroom. She holds a BA in Elementary Education, an MA in Elementary Counseling, and a Rank I in Secondary Counseling. Malissa was a teacher for 11 years and then became a school counselor. She served as school counselor in the Allen County school system (middle and high schools) for 23 years. After retiring from Allen County Schools, Malissa felt a calling to serve children through outpatient counseling. She has been working at FamilyWorks Therapy as an LPCA since 2020. Malissa has been married for over 40 years, has 4 adult children, and 3 grandchildren. Malissa feels very blessed to be a counselor.
Brooke graduated from Western Kentucky University with her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2022. Brooke will be an adjunct professor through WKU's Department of Counseling and Student Affairs starting in the Fall of 2022, teaching the CNS 110 Human Relations course. She has studied coursework in play therapy and has trained in Brainspotting, Trauma healing, Gottman's Couples Counseling, and Telehealth. She previously worked at the LifeSkills Children's Crisis Unit as a Residential Associate. Above all else, Brooke values a genuine, empathetic, and judgment free client-therapist connection. Brook see client's at the Bowling Green office, Scottsville office, and on Telehealth based on the client's discretion.
Morgan graduated December 2019 from Campbellsville University with a degree in psychology. She is currently pursuing her master’s in mental health counseling along with an addictions certification from Western Kentucky University. Morgan anticipates graduating May of 2023. She has experience working with special education children in the school setting. Morgan has experience working with a variety of individuals in the counseling setting ranging from teenagers to adults.
Chase is an intern pursuing a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Kentucky University with a concentration in School Counseling. He graduated from WKU in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Music Education and taught instrumental music for four years. Through this teaching experience, he gained essential skills in working with children, adolescents, and their families and developed a desire to work with individuals outside of the classroom.
As a counseling student, Chase incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Play Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy informed techniques and interventions when working with individuals. While most of his experience is in working with children and adolescents as an educator, he is prepared to work with all ages and has experience in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, and self-esteem. Chase sees clients at the Bowling Green office or through Telehealth.
Hannah Jo received a BA in Psychology from Western Kentucky University and is currently pursing her Master's in Clinical and mental health counseling along with school counseling from Western Kentucky University. Hannah Jo enjoys working with college age individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She enjoys being outdoors, trying new restaurants and working with children.