Board of Directors

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Cyndi Trapp

Board of Directors-President

Cynthia Trapp has worked as Director of Angel House Maternity Home overseeing administration duties. Included were the planning and operation of an annual budget, and monthly financial statements. Duties included fundraising, marketing and community outreach. Working to develop other resources necessary to support the ministry which included grant writing. She was responsible for the

enhancement of Angel Houses image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

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Lauren Rogers

Board of Directors

Secretary & Treasurer

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Lisa Jones

Board of Directors

When families struggle it can bring severe life stressors. Families need mentors to help guide, direct or assist them in healing.  

Through my own trials I became aware of these struggles and have become passionate about helping others. 

My beliefs and studies have become about the personality traits we carry and how learning these can make a difference in how we communicate and how others hear or see us. 

Being a part of this organization helps bring these needs to surface , not only for my own family but to others as well. 

Josh Whizenhunt

Board of Directors

Judith Goddard

Board of Directors

Awaken360 Counselors

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Heather Freeman, M.A., LPC, CSTS, CCTP

Founder & Executive Director, Counselor

Heather began her work with at-risk youth and their families at a residential treatment center where she worked for almost ten years treating clients with trauma and abuse backgrounds, self mutilating behaviors, depression, suicide, anxiety, aggression, hallucinations (audio and visual) and parent-child interactions. She coordinated with military personnel (NCIS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on sex trafficking cases, specialized in safety and reintegration assessments for sexual maladaptive behaviors and predatory behavior clients, facilitated anger management groups and de-escalation interventions training for direct-care staff, as well as implement a self-developed cognitive behavior therapy intervention. She holds a Master or Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor or Science in Clinical Psychology and Child and Family Development. She is a Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist (CSTS), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)  and is a Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Her passion of helping people unlock their God-given gifts to find and seek the purpose interwoven in their lives began when she was just 12 years old witnessing the struggles of loved ones who battled life-controlling adversities with minimal community resources. It was then that she dedicated her life to meeting the needs of her neighbors so that together as a community we can restore hope and empower families.

She is also the author of Waging War: A Christian’s Cognitive Behavioral Health Workbook, the program workbook for Awaken360; the word of God forming the basis of a cognitive behavioral approach to victory in your life and over darkness made available to all. She is also the co-author of 13 Reasons to Live, a book about the choice of life or death in a suicidal mind.

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Rebecca McGarry, M.A., MSW

Counselor

We are wired for connection and belonging but so often many of us feel completely alone: unwanted, unworthy and unloved. We keep going in survival mode as our mind and body shout out to be seen, to be heard, to be taken care of. Rebecca’s passion for mental health comes from seeing the negative impact of stigma and lack of access to mental health services in her own life and those around her.  Her goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space where you can process the stressors and struggles of life. A safe place for you to identify your goals, and receive support and encouragement as you work together to explore, heal, grow and connect.  

Areas of Therapeutic Concentration:

Anxiety; Depression; Self-esteem; Transitioning to Adulthood; Interpersonal Relationships; ADHD; Anger Management

Rebecca started out providing in home services, for adolescents from ages 2 to 22 and their families who are experiencing extreme behavioral health symptoms. She have over 7 years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, in many different forms, and have symptoms of depression, anxiety, attachment,  ADHD, PTSD, and ODD. Her background is in Social Work, stressing the importance of access to support and self-care.  She has extensive knowledge of area resources and the roadblocks many people experience when seeking mental health treatment. Rebecca has training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Modification and Crisis Intervention.

Rebecca has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Kansas. Rebecca is currently licensed by the stat of Missouri to provide clinical services for Missouri residents as a Provisionally Licensed Clinical Social Worker under the supervision of Logan Comegys, MSW, LCSW. 

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Debbie L. DeRossett, M.S, PLPC

Counselor

You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. -C. S. Lewis

Feelings of “I’m stuck” or “I’m lost” or “I’m alone” often accompany a person’s struggle with life difficulties. In the mind, a continuous replay of pain or anger or fear can put a person on a path of emotional struggle and hopelessness – and questioning, “Can there be a way out?”  

For many years of my own life journey, this was my experience until I found wise and loving people who selflessly gave time and compassion for my benefit.  These kind investments resulted in growth, encouragement and discovery – in spite of a negative beginning, I gained hope that I could change my ending.

I felt led to pass on this gift of hope by going back to graduate school at the age of 52 to become a clinical mental health counselor. I diligently studied acquiring the knowledge and skills to therapeutically address clients who daily grapple with emotional pain and loss, the crippling effects of anxiety and depression, or the discouragement of feeling neither seen nor heard. 

 

I pledge as a clinician to therapeutically place myself into the unique world of each client through the applications of attachment repair, trauma informed therapy, and generous portions of encouragement and unconditional acceptance to provide support needed towards the achievement of each client’s hopeful new ending.

 

Areas of Therapeutic Concentration: 

attachment issues; anxiety disorders; trauma resolution; depression; grief; disordered eating and body issues; reproductive trauma; and, faith-informed counseling.

 

Debbie DeRossett has an MS in Clinical Counseling from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. Debbie is currently licensed by the state of Missouri to provide clinical mental health care for Missouri residents as a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor under the supervision of Jenny Parker, MA, LPC.

Debbie has training and certifications in Treating Attachment Disorders in Adults, Motivational Interviewing, Reproductive Traumas, and Enneagram Coaching. Debbie is certified as a Prepare and Enrich marriage facilitator, and also as a certified provider of distance and tele-health therapy. Debbie is currently a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Contact Debbie at 417-399-4798