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Cynthia Hawk, M.Ed., LPC-S, MAC, MCBQS, & Owner, is a Mental Health Counselor, National Master Addiction Counselor, Cynthia HawkCertified by the Missouri Credentialing Board to train addiction counselors, a Certified Trauma Counselor, and a License Professional Counselor Supervisor .  She holds a Master of Education specializing in Guidance and Counseling & Community Agency Counseling. She also has degrees in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Liberal Studies. Cynthia's goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, which nurtures therapeutic rapport and promotes the client’s positive change and growth. Her eclectic therapeutic approach is designed to fit the client’s individual needs.     

 

 Cynthia has years of educational and counseling experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. Her professional work experience includes substance abuse and mental health therapy in community agencies and non-profit settings as well as educational assistance in a public environment. Cynthia is a member of  the American Counseling Association and several organizations in the Jefferson City area which includes substance abuse and mental health crisis training for law enforcement. She also works with several agencies in the Columbia area to conduct addiction and mental health therapy and therapeutic supervised visitation.  Her experience also includes addiction assessments, trauma, co-occurring, and counseling supervision.    

 

                                                                           "With Recovery Comes Discovery"...R.R.C.  

 

 

Becky King, M.Ed., LPC, is a Mental Health Counselor, and K-12 Missouri School Counselor. She holds a Master of Education in Counseling and has extensive experience working with youth. She has broadened the scope of her practice to include adults, and thrives in helping individuals develop into their best self.

Becky's goal is to promote the positive development and growth of individuals desiring to better handle life stressors, lead a more fulfilled life, or manage their anxiety and depression. Clients can expect to feel accepted and welcomed, as Becky views the therapeutic relationship as a critical piece of therapy. Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices, Becky aims to provide clients with a toolbox of skills that will allow them to reach their therapeutic goals.

 

Chrystala Smith, M.Ed., LPC, is a Mental Health Counselor and Higher Education Mental Health Counselor. She holds a Master of Education in Counseling, has experience as a Community Support Specialist Supervisor, Intensive Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Therapist, an Evaluator specializing in diagnostic assessments, program evaluator, behavioral modification, substance abuse, treatment planning, suicide prevention, and crisis management in cultural diverse settings. She can assist clients with building autonomy, self-confidence, and life skills to promote wellness long-term.

She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, effective communication strategies, stress management, and trained in seeking safety to assist with trauma-related experiences both individually and in a group setting. Chrystala's goal is to meet clients where they are by assisting them with exploring, learning, and developing healthy coping skills to promote stabilization long term.

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