Hello, I’m Tori!
I recently decided to focus on my goal of owning my own private practice. I have always wanted to help others, and I wanted to build a practice that is authentic to who I am as I continue to grow and evolve as an individual and professional. So I decided to leap into the unknown and here I am! I created 479 Counseling to be LGBTQIA+ affirming and welcoming to all spiritual backgrounds, to be collaborative and compassionate, to be fun and relational, and to feel more holistic and non-clinical rather than medically driven. My work is typically with clients who may have been to therapy in the past and want to go deeper into exploring patterns. Many of my clients want support with identifying themes, talking about generational trauma, and learning how to thrive! I enjoy talking with other women and professionals, navigating work/life balance and identity exploration. With personal and professional experience, I’m fond of working with young adults and adults who have complex trauma, complex family dynamics, relational issues, navigating life transitions, working through identity exploration, and grief.
A Little Bit More About Me
In my spare time, you can find me doing anything outdoors, listening to throwback jams or hanging in a coffee shop. I love mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, exploring trails, and camping. I continue striving for my future homestead where I plan to spend lots of time gardening and have a cat sanctuary. Several additional favorites I have include: brunch, farmers markets, antique stores and thrifting, redoing old furniture, crafting, coffee, cats, and travel.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), an EMDR Certified therapist through EMDRIA and National Certified Counselor through The National Board of Certified Counselors. I am excited to venture into private practice by creating 479 Counseling in downtown Rogers Arkansas. I specialize in working with women recovering from trauma, codependency, family dynamics, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2017 and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at The University of Central Arkansas in 2019.
I began my career as a graduate student in 2018, working with children, teens, and their families in an inpatient hospital on both the acute and residential sides. I provided family, group, and individual therapy. After graduation, I began working with children, teens, and families in school-based community mental health. The following year I completed EMDR training and began my EMDR certification requirements, at which time I began working with teens, young adults, and adults in an outpatient practice.
My Professional Background
MS in Mental Health Counseling 2017-2019
University of Central Arkansas
Graduate school was where I began to gain experience in the field. I spent over a year in an inpatient facility, between acute and residential units. I worked with children ages 5-17 and their families and facilitated individual, group, and family therapy.
BA in Psychology 2012-2017
University of Central Arkansas (UCA)
As an undergraduate, I began working closely with the graduate and undergraduate faculty in the psychology department. My mentors and professors truly motivated me to take steps to get my Masters's degree.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC- March 2023)
Received LAC in March of 2020 and received LPC in March of 2023. Licensure and regulation through the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling. License #P2303017.
Technology Assisted Certification
Completed technology-assisted course certification in March of 2020.
Completed EMDR training and basic training consultation hours through EMDR Support Network, an EMDRIA approved training program in the Summer of 2021. Over the last two years, I have completed the requirements per EMDRIA to be an EMDR Certified Therapist. This includes an EMDRIA approved EMDR training program, full licensure, notarized statement of practice and EMDR experience with at least 25 clients for at least 50 sessions, 20 hours of consultation hours (excluded from basic training consultation hours) by an EMDR consultant, EMDR consultant letter of recommendation and peer letters of recommendation regarding professional character and practice, and at least 12 EMDRIA approved CEUs that must be earned biannually for renewal. To learn more about the differences in EMDR Training vs. EMDR Certification and the EMDR Certification requirements, click the corresponding buttons below.
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
I completed all necessary requirements to be considered a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors including: required graduate coursework and education, post masters supervised experience, letters of recommendation, passing NCE and NCMHCE.
ArMHCA Member | ArCA Member | EMDRIA International Member.