Chris was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and later moved to Elizabethtown, where he has resided for over 20 years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from Western Kentucky University and his Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health from the University of Louisville.
He has spent the past 10 years working with children and families in school and home-based settings and regularly leads group therapy for children and adolescents. A Type 1 diabetic since the age of 13, Chris has a passion for working with kids and families navigating the complexities of having diabetes, trauma, and anxiety but is also comfortable working with most therapeutic concerns you may be facing. Chris enjoys working in the school and home setting and primarily serves kids and families within the Elizabethtown Independent School District. In his free time, Chris enjoys collecting and building Lego’s, playing and streaming video games and watching the latest movies.
He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor (LCSW) licensed through the Kentucky Board of Social Work and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) credentialed through the Association for Play Therapy. Chris is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), basic EMDR, AUTPlay and has taken more than 250+ hours of CEU's in play therapy.
Chris is the co-owner of Creative Counseling & Consultation, PLLC along with his wife Krista.
Krista was born in Bloomington, Indiana and has made Elizabethtown her home. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Campbellsville University and taught preschool for a year before returning to Campbellsville University to earn her Master’s degree in Social Work.
Krista has spent the last 4 years working with children and families in the school and home settings and has been providing outpatient therapy services for 4 years. She provides school based services to Elizabethtown Independent School District and Hardin County School District and enjoys working with teachers and school staff.
Krista is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed through the Kentucky Board of Social Work. Krista is credentialed as Registered Play Therapist, is certified in TF-CBT and EMDR. She has accumulated more than 200+ CEU's of various play therapy training.
Krista is the co-owner of Creative Counseling & Consultation, PLLC along with her husband Chris.
Kyla was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and later moved to Elizabethtown where she has resided since 2005. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice from Western Kentucky University and her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville.
Kyla has spent the last two years working with children and families by providing out patient services through her time as an intern. Kyla also has previous experience in the school settings. Kyla provides school-based services to the EIS district at Elizabethtown High School as well as other outpatient mental health services. Kyla is trained in TF-CBT and is currently working toward certification. Kyla is under the supervision of Christopher Longoria, LCSW, RPT-S and working towards full licensure in the state of Kentucky.
Jennifer was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before transplanting herself in Hardin County in 2008. Jennifer received her bachelor’s in Russian Language in from Baylor University followed Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College.
Jennifer’s experience includes working in outpatient services for adolescents, adults and their loved ones who struggle with substance abuse. Jen works primarily at Valley View Education Center, running and administering the program to the kids currently at Valley View as well as seeing additional kids in the outpatient setting.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors. She also has a deep passion for rescue dogs and spoiling them with unconditional love.
Jennifer is currently under the clinical supervision of Virginia Schrooten, LPCC-S and is working toward full licensure in the state of Kentucky.
Melissa was born in Hardin County, Kentucky and has lived in Kentucky all her life. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, from the University of Louisville. She then went on to receive a Master of Science in Counseling from Campbellsville University and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Spalding University, where her classes focused on Pediatrics.
Melissa is a Licensed Psychological Practitioner (LPP), licensed through the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. Melissa is currently focused on providing psychological testing to this area. She enjoys testing individuals for intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD, as well as differentiating between diagnoses.
Melissa has spent the last 12 years in the mental health field, mostly providing therapy. Melissa has enjoyed working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. She has worked in outpatient, school, home, and residential settings. She has specialized in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, and health-related issues. She has experience in working with relationship and family issues, including parenting difficulties. She believes her therapeutic experiences help her during the testing process.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, as well as extended family and friends. She also likes to read, dance, sing, and cuddle with her two fur babies.
Jessica joins Creative Counseling & Consultation, PLLC as our first in house targeted case manager. Jessica resides in Elizabethtown and has been providing targeted case management services for 8 years. Within this capacity, Jessica's work has taken her to various schools and community settings in order to serve her clients. Jessica is passionate about advocating and working with families to provide them support.
Kim was born in North Carolina and currently resides in Radcliff, KY. She has worked in the medical/mental health field for over 15 years to include being a Combat Medic in the U.S. Army. When she is not at work she enjoys yoga, gardening and anything to do with travel, family, and animals.
Kim has worked in insurance and medical billing for 5 years and brings a wealth of knowledge on the subject to Creative Counseling & Consultation, PLLC, thus preserving the mental wellbeing of Chris, Krista and Kyla.