Counselor - MA, LPC
My goal is to help the hurting and struggling find peace and strength to come out stronger on the other side. Many things come along in life that can build us up or tear us down, and I want to help my clients grow even through the worst of experiences. I want to join you in your struggles, help you through your pain, and provide support for you to make your way through the difficulties of life, relationships and this world. My greatest joy comes from watching my clients feel free as they become aware and empowered to make positive decisions of self-improvement.
I specialize in working with children-adults dealing with depression, self-esteem, transitions, relationships, adoption and foster-care. One of the most important relationships is that with our parent(s)/caregiver(s). In specializing in child therapy, I also work with the parents and families as a crucial part of treatment.
About the Counselor:
Felicia Ward is a well-rounded therapist with experience working with children, adolescents, parents, families and adults. She has worked as a counselor in private practice, schools, churches, special education and autism programs, pregnancy centers, foster agencies, and adolescent substance abuse programs. Some of her areas of experience and training include play therapy, activity therapy, skills training, self-harm groups, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
She has been a counseling and psychology educator at local Universities, presented at state counseling conferences and supervised counseling practicum students. Her research areas include foster care, reactive attachment disorder, autism, parent training and transitions. Her current potential publication topics include counseling children with reactive attachment disorder, substance abuse issues in child welfare, and experiences of transitioning from foster care to independent living.
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Adjustment to College
Adoption / Foster Care Issues
Blended Family Issues
Child or Adolescent
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Couple and Family Systems Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)