Phoenix Resource Center, Inc. was founded on April 1, 2011. Phoenix Resource Center, Inc. staff are trained in various therapeutic interventions and parent education. Whether a staff member is new to our team or if they have been a part of the Phoenix family for years, each one has a special gift for working with families and youth at risk.
Debbie has a Master’s Degree in Education and is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the mental health/substance abuse treatment field for many years. She has dedicated 15 years to working with referred families through in-home services. Debbie specializes in substance abuse assessments and treatment, and has led substance abuse and anger management groups for both children and adults. Debbie conducts therapeutic supervised visitations for Phoenix Resource Center, Inc. and provides clinical supervision to aspiring clinicians. Debbie was the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Social Service Award from the Georgia Conference on Children and Families.
Elizabeth Reaves is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling through the University of West Georgia. Elizabeth Reaves began her in home work as a parent educator in 2005. She then moved into the role of administrative assistant and finally Program Administrator of Phoenix Resource Center, Inc. She has volunteered at the local men’s homeless shelter and has worked in the past as a preschool teacher. Her speciality is working with children through Play Therapy.
Allison Pressley is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Education. Allison began working with children and families in 2008. Allison conducts Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments, as well as provides supervision and training for therapists who are beginning to conduct these reports as well. Allison provides fiscal oversight for Phoenix Resource Center, as well as manages the usage of our Promoting Safe and Stables families award. In addition, Allison provides clinical superivision for our in-home therapists and community support workers.
Phoenix Resource Center, Inc. is fortunate to have a group of Phoenix staff who serve as our Adivsory Committee. These individuals assist senior management in quality improvement. Our committe includes, Sanford Heard, Tywone Glover, Kimberly Poole, and Amie Blankenship.
Phoenix RC CSI Workers assist parents with various issues such as effective discipline and praise, clear messages, and behavior modification. CSI Workers also conduct supervised visitations and Home Evaluations on behalf of DFCS.
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Phoenix RC in-home therapists are well trained in a variety of therapeutic issues such as addiction, sexual abuse, neglect, family of origin issues, and domestic violence.