Mandy graduated with her degree in community counseling from the University of Central Missouri in December 2014. Before reaching her goal of becoming a licensed professional counselor she held work experiences with juveniles in the legal system, children who were abused/neglected, and adults and children diagnosed with mental health disorders. Mandy continues to have special interest in working with children, adolescents, families and adults. She utilizes play and sand therapy when working with children, as well as cognitive and behavioral techniques. Mandy is certified as an Autism Specialist and is currently working on certification for trauma treatment in children and adolescents. Mandy has been married for 9 years and has two children. She enjoys playing sports, painting, running, and crafting.