Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision, The University of Toledo
M.A. Counseling, Cincinnati Christian University
M.A. Ministry, Cincinnati Christian University
Specialist, Psychology & English, Melitopol State Pedagogical University, Ukraine
- International Counseling Education
- Chemical Dependency Counseling
- Ethical Decision Making
- Measure Development
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Independent Ohio License: E.0800341)
- Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (Ohio License #111029)
- Certified Health Officer in Wood County, Ohio.
I like learning and hope that I will never stop being a student of God. As the Apostle Paul said, "I am rejoicing that God will continue his work in me to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Phil 1:6). I enjoy teaching because I like to facilitate the process of learning, observe students come from the point of confusion to mastery of new skills and knowledge that help them bring healing and faith in the lives of other people.
I was privileged to train ministers in counseling skills in Europe and Asia. It never ceased to surprise me how much my diligent students were able to learn during just one week of training and bring back to their communities. These teaching experiences convinced me to become a counselor educator.
During my clinical practice in Ohio I provided drug and alcohol treatment, as well as facilitated sexual offender groups, and conducted crises work. During my internship at a partial hospitalization program I worked with children, adolescents, and their families in the environment of daily crises. I never knew that I would absolutely love working with children until I tried.
My life is always very intense and I like it that way. I like volleyball and playing the guitar. I also love to travel, and I love to come back home.