Whitney joined Alsana in 2015 and is most inspired by our dedication to client treatment and the healing process. She provided direct care at the residential level, then became lead direct care counselor and IOP coordinator until transitioning to primary therapist in 2018.
Prior to completing her internship at one of our programs, Whitney was a sexual trauma counseling intern at a women’s center, a sexual assault response team survivor advocate volunteer, and a corrections correspondent and survivor advocate at a women’s correctional facility.
Whitney earned her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art Communications from Stephens College and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. She is a provisionally licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, certified trauma-informed practitioner in expressive arts, and is receiving EMDR training.
For Whitney, art is her passion and she loves being able to work in an environment where she can utilize art in therapeutic ways with clients. For her, incorporating art brings a little “magic” to the clients’ recovery journey. Whitney enjoys spending her free time with her “fur baby” (a lab-corgi mix named Lucy), and seeking out live music, creating art, or spending time outdoors.