Meet our Counselors

Amy Davis

Amy Davis, MA, LPC, NCC

Hi, I am Amy Davis, MA, LPC, NCC. I am Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master’s of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling with Emphasis in Couple and Family Counseling. I also have a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

For over 20 years I have helped people from many walks of life overcome their obstacles. I have experience working with issues related to anxiety, depression, abuse, relational challenges, joblessness, low self-esteem, parenting and chronic illness. My approach is collaborative, heart-felt, and client-centered. I like to infuse a bit of humor into my work to as a reminder to remain gentle with yourself as you overcome adversity, heal your wounds and achieve your goals.

My main goal is always to help you uncover your inner strength and increase a sense of empowerment. I use mindfulness skills to foster awareness of physical or somatic sensations related to emotions and cognitive awareness of internal thoughts and relational patterns. This allows space for more choice in how you respond to stress. I am a trauma-informed therapist, which means I understand the dynamics of trauma on our emotions and highly value the importance of the clinical relationship and the development of coping skills. I know that what I have to offer can help because I have seen thousands of my clients have those "ah ha!" moments when they apply the communication and coping strategies I have taught them to their lives. They experience less negative thoughts and emotions and have better interactions with their families, coworkers, friends, and most importantly with themselves. I look forward to meeting you!

Kay Henderson

Kay Henderson, LPC

Hello, I’m Kay Henderson. I honor and respect the search that you are on, as you look for someone who can help you navigate the changes you want to make. It’s hard to reach out for help and trust that you will be truly received. As an experienced therapist, my first goal is to create a warm, supportive environment where we can look honestly at patterns and behaviors that hold you back and create the best path for you to move through and beyond them.

We begin by exploring honestly where you are in the trajectory of change and the motivation you have to meet your goals. I draw from a unique blend of modalities that meets you where you are, drawing on solution focused mindfulness, empathetic support, creative modalities and powerful questions that challenge you when stuck. I put these together to create an approach and treatment that is unique to your needs.

I have over 20 years of experience in various settings, including school-based counseling, adolescent Day Treatment, international universities, outpatient and private practice.  My experience and training in Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness meditation and DBT.  I apply this experience and these tools in my work with:

  • Children – Age 5+
  • Adolescents
  • Young adults – particularly college age in transition
  • Adults struggling with anxiety/depression/recovery from trauma
  • Couples looking to reignite their connection

I look forward to connecting with you! If you are ready to take this journey, I’m here!

Alanna Boyd

Alanna Boyd, MA, LPC-S, CCTP

Hi, I am Alanna Boyd, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. For over 11 years I have worked in a variety of settings assisting clients in their goals to achieve wellness. These settings have included: Community Mental Health, Residential treatment for eating disorders and survivors of sexual assault.

I have experience working with issues related to anxiety, disability adjustment issues, depression, grief and loss issues, relationship issues, self-esteem, sexual assault.

My approach is collaborative, heart-felt, and client-centered. I believe that clients recovering from any form of trauma guide the therapeutic process in order to feel safe and that it’s my role to create an environment where that sense of safety is maximized. I am committed to establishing a solid foundation of ongoing trust and offer coping skills that will make life a little easier right away. I believe in all my client’s resilience and their ability to recover no matter what pain they have been through in life. No matter what.

I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities that include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

If you are looking to fully heal & let go of whatever has made your life difficult, I would consider myself a proud member of your team and look forward to cheering you on in that recovery!

Frank Vargas

Frank Vargas, MSW, LCSW

As a licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of clinical experience, I most enjoy bringing real life experiences into my client conversations. I believe that the ability to relate personally and professionally to the kind of concerns you struggle with is a vital part of a healing therapeutic relationship.

I’ve had the benefit of extensive experience with a wide variety of clients and treatment needs. This includes work with children/adolescents (10-17) and adults who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, the effects of trauma/abuse or substance abuse; Couples struggling in relationship and/or needing help with parenting; and those who are challenged to control their anger.

My focus is steadfastly on the treatment goals, so after fully assessing challenges, I can choose from a variety of treatment modalities, including: Cognitive-Behavioral, Brief therapy, Mediation Therapy (with couples), Motivational Interviewing and, to specifically address abuse, EMDR. My experience drives my ability to provide a counseling framework that is fully effective with your concerns, but also efficient with your time and resources.

I look forward to meeting you and developing a therapeutic relationship and treatment plan that will propel you into thriving in your life!

Linda J. O’Keefe

Linda J. O’Keefe, MSW, Transition Coach

“The only constant in life is change”

How true this is, though it’s missing a vital component. It’s how we deal with change that matters. That’s the true work and what I’m most interested in helping you navigate.

In the 30 years I’ve been practicing, either as a counselor or a Coach, I have witnessed over and over the aftermath of life changes that were not reconciled. These transitions, usually, unexpected, have left a person, couple or family, stuck in the trauma and unable to move forward with life. Spinning in a world of the unknown, choices are made that just keep leading them down a path to more pain, doubt and fear.

As a Transition Coach, my gift is to offer insight into the deeper meaning of the transition, structure ways to move forward without repeating the past and eventually thrive in life on the other side.

My Transition Coach specialties are:

  • Couples facing relationship transitions/challenges/divorce
  • Moving through a life changing loss
  • Facing a crossroads about the future that overwhelms
  • Family systems navigating challenging dynamics.

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reached out to Alanna and her response was very fast, she emailed me back regarding my needs and concerns and set up a time for a telephone intake and I've been seeing her weekly since. She's very accommodating, empathetic, personable and has given me the tools I need to make it though my trying times and everyday life. I highly recommend her. I look forward to my appointments, which is not something that I thought I'd ever say.

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