Veronica L. Dance
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a bachelor’s degree in Theology and master’s degree in Human Services. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Facilitator for Aggression Replacement Training. I am also a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). I believe the urge to serve as a counselor is call from God. I started my counseling career in social services as a residential counselor working with delinquent and dependent adolescents and teenagers in a group home setting. As a counselor I provided direct supervision, counseling, and general guidance to a designated group of youth. After several years of being a residential counselor I accepted a promotion as an in-home family therapist. As a family therapist I provided in-home services to troubled youth and their families at a frequency of 2 to 3 days per week. These services included family, group, and individual therapy. I served in the capacity of a family therapist for several years before becoming a case manager. As a case manager I worked with severe juvenile and adult offenders who were in institutional placements. I was responsible for providing intensive aftercare programming, assisting the youth, adults and their families with accessing community resources. After several years of being a case manager, I was promoted to program supervisor for the Family Therapy Program. As a supervisor, I was responsible for providing clinical and administrative supervision to 6-8 full time and part-time In-Home Family Therapists. As a supervisor I was responsible for assigning and monitoring clients, assessing client and therapist progress, the effectiveness of treatment, conduct program service evaluations, collaborate with referral sources, interview and participate in the selection of new staff. I eventually became the assistant director of the Family Therapy Program. After several years of being an assistant director I decided to go into private practice full time as a Licensed Professional Counselor. My passion is to assist people with finding purpose, joy and peace so that they may live fruitful and productive lives. I believe counseling is a form of self-care. It is a healthy outlet for stress and other mental health needs.