Meet Our Counselors and See Our Play Room!

 

Amy Holsinger M. Ed, NCC,  LPCC, RPT

Amy is the co-owner of ABC Counseling, PLLC . Her educational experience includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shawnee State University and a Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Development with a specialty in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling. Presently, she is a doctoral student at Capella University working toward earning her​ PhD in Psychology specializing in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development.  She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has passed the National Counselor Examination to earn her National Certified Counselor credential.  She is also a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor credentialed from the Association for Play Therapy. She is a graduate of the 2013 Leadership Academy Class of the Association for Play Therapy (APT). Amy has completed extensive training, over 150 hours, and supervision in play therapy. 

Amy is an assistant professor with Lindsey Wilson College in the School of Professional counseling, where she teaches undergraduate courses in human service and graduate courses in clinical supervision. She currently provides supervision for graduate students, LPCAs seeking independent licensing in Kentucky, professionals seeking to become Registered Play Therapists. She has completed the course work, comprehensive evaluation and is working on her dissertation to earn a Ph.D in Psychology with a specialization in Educational Psychology and a concentration in child and adolescent development. Her research focus is parenting in Appalachia, targeting the role fathers play on children’s development. She is committed to life long learning and attends conferences and workshops to enhance her knowledge in the field of play therapy and counseling.

Amy and her husband, Rob, have three children—Jay, Drew, and Emma.

 

 

about--element24Becky Nichols M.Ed
Becky is the co-owner of ABC Counseling, PLLC. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families.  She has a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Xavier University and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is working to obtain her Registered Play Therapy credential from the Association for Play Therapy. She has had extensive training through coursework, conferences and workshops in play therapy theory and techniques.
Becky Nichols is a retired 30 year educator. During the last eighteen of those years, she was a Professional School Counselor. She has counseled children in preschool, elementary, middle and high school settings. She also has worked extensively in the identification of special education students and the implementation of services based on their individual needs. She served as an officer of the Scioto County Counselors’ Association for thirteen years. She was also a founding member of the Scioto County Counselors Crisis Response Team.
Becky is married to Bill, a retired elementary school principal. She has one daughter, Amy, and three grandchildren.
 

 

mendy maysMendy Mays Ed.D, LPCC, NCC

Mendy is an Independent Contractor with ABC Counseling, and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the state of Kentucky. She has several years of experience in the field and teaches Master’s level classes for Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling in addition to seeing adolescent and adult clients at ABC Counseling, PLLC. Her experience, other than teaching, includes twelve years as a middle school guidance counselor and two years of private practice.

Mendy is a resident of Vanceburg, Kentucky where she resides with her husband. Although she enjoys teaching, she is excited about the opportunity to work on a personal level with individuals and groups. While most of her experience has been with adolescents, she also has worked with adults in her private practice and when supervising clinical experiences.

She started her career path as a teacher of students with learning and behavior disorders after receiving a bachelor’s degree from University of Kentucky. After obtaining a master’s degree in guidance and counseling, she moved into the position of school counselor. She soon realized her passion was the mental health aspect of the job. This led her to pursue her doctorate in counseling psychology from Argosy University/Sarasota Campus.

When not working, Mendy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has many hobbies including yarn crafts such as knitting and crocheting, and is an avid reader. Her favorite activity is traveling and meeting new people.

 

Keri Kitchen, MEd, LPCC, NCC

Keri is an Independent Contractor with ABC Counseling. Keri graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in art, and completed a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling. Keri is independently licensed, as a Professional Counselor and is a National Certified Counselor. 

 Keri’s professional experience includes training and years of work as an In-Home Therapist, which included training in the Home Builders model of the Institute for Family Development. In this position, Keri worked closely with the Department for Community Based Services, focusing on a strength-based approach to keeping at-risk families together.In addition to the training provided by the Institute for Family Development, Keri has been trained in In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Moving Beyond Depression program of Every Child Succeeds, and has attended multiple trainings in play therapy. Keri is a certified Birth and Bereavement Doula, and is near completion of certification as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. 
 
After the loss of her newborn daughter in 2011, Keri and her husband, Aaron, began The Carys Rainn Foundation. The Carys Rainn Foundation is a faith-based, non-profit organization created to minister to individuals and families facing pregnancy/infant loss and infertility. In addition to providing support for individuals and families, the Foundation provides training opportunities to help better prepare professionals whose roles may lead them to be in a position to provide care for individuals and families facing loss.
 

Keri and Aaron have two boys; Carys’ twin brother, Paxton, and their younger brother, Keegan. 

 

 

OUR PLAY ROOM

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The Sand Tray Room

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