Listee Features — Counseling


Backed by 65 years of professional experience, Anne Pruitt-Logan, EdD, LHD, has served as professor emeritus with the Ohio State University since 1995. Earlier in her career, she joined Howard University as a women’s counselor. Subsequently, she held a number of educational roles with Albany State College, Fisk University, Case Western Reserve University and the Council of Graduate Schools. Over the course of her career, she has honed her expertise in educational administration, counseling and teaching. Additionally, Dr. Pruitt-Logan has lent her expertise to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on post-secondary education, the National Science Foundation and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Dr. Pruitt-Logan was inspired to become involved in her profession after

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Revolon Schmidt


Revolon M. Schmidt is renowned as a board-certified licensed clinical professional counselor operating out of a private practice, specializing in veterans’ mental health and serving patients with trauma, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders. She counsels clients in Bowie, Maryland. It is very fulfilling to help a client solve a problem or adjust to a change. Recently, she helped a client process her grief, find better ways to manage her household and improve communication with her children. Ms. Schmidt initially treated patients in individual practice in 2012, while also providing community therapeutic services to area churches and clients living in the foster system as a part of Safe Harbor Christian Counseling and Independent Psychiatric Services. Ms. Schmidt’s journey toward counseling began

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Monica Holmes


Monica Holmes has, as she puts it, “went through the fire of life and came out the other side with little scars.” After struggling with her own addictions, she has turned her life around and dedicated it to working with underserved individuals in an effort to help them reach their highest quality of life. Ms. Holmes has the unique ability to truly understand how the people she helps feel, as she is used to struggle with addiction, and is also living HIV positive, though she has been sober for more than 10 years. As the outreach GPRA specialist of Harlem United, the nonprofit health care service that specifically serves the HIV/AIDS community, Ms. Holmes is responsible for providing program screenings,

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Alice Olson


Alice J. Olson, LMHC, LCAC, NCAC II, is renowned as a licensed professional counselor specializing in behavioral support for addictions and for hard of hearing patients. She initially pursued an education at Indiana University, graduating with a Bachelor of Education in 1972. She subsequently earned a Master of Arts in special education at Ball State University in 1978. Nationally certified as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor and a clinical addictions counselor, Ms. Olson concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Arts in counseling and guidance at Governors State University in 2001. In 1975, Ms. Olson began her career as an adult education teacher at Portage Adult Education. She later worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for deaf and

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Jaydene Morrison


Becoming involved in her profession because of a commitment to children and their well being, Jaydene Morrison got into psychology and counseling because she was looking for answers. She has served as the president and director of Ventures in Learning, Inc., in Helena, Montana, since 1984. She began her career as an educator at Cushing Public Schools in Oklahoma from 1955 to 1957 and Indianapolis Public Schools from 1958 to 1959. Ms. Morrison then served as a counselor and teacher of special education at Helena-Goltry Public Schools in Oklahoma from 1965 to 1973, a psychometrist for the Oklahoma State Title III Program in Alva, and a school psychologist for the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Enid from 1977 to

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Now retired after more than three decades in education, Dorothy A. Taylor Smalbein concluded her career in 2000 as a guidance counselor at Pine Trail Elementary School on behalf of the Volusia County School Board in Ormond Beach, Florida. Originally hired in 1966 as a substitute teacher, she was later appointed to the role of a guidance counselor in 1978, a capacity in which she remained throughout the rest of her tenure. An instrumental figure within the district, Ms. Smalbein founded the Terrific Kid Program for elementary school students and was responsible for organizing an annual school-wide program, in which students would meet with area doctors, lawyers and members of public service to gain insight into their careers. As an

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Pamela Cappetta


An expert in mindfulness, Pamela G. Cappetta, EdD, LPC, LMFT, has been teaching the subject for 25 years She became involved in her profession because she came from a very dysfunctional, abusive background, where she didn’t talk about what was going on in the home. It was a time when you pretended everything was fine. Thus, Dr. Cappetta went into the counseling profession only seeing children and wanting to help them to build healthy relationships. It started with wanting the children to have a safe place to talk about what was going on at home. In addition, she is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and started out as a family therapist specializing in children. As time went by, she

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Marsha Schroeder


Keeping aware of human behavior since the third grade, Marsha Schroeder, LPC, PLLC, has always had a natural normal way to relate to people and to help people. She feels very comfortable in the job, and she loves it. The first to graduate from college in her family, she sees her career not as a job, but as a vocation. Ms. Schroeder began her professional career as a staff member at St. Helen Catholic School in 1993, remaining in this position for one year before transferring to St. Peter and Paul Catholic School from 1994 to 1999 and St. Stephen Catholic School in Saginaw, Michigan, from 1997 to 2000. During this time, she served as an adjunct faculty member at

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Bonnie Zindel


After attending a professional children’s school and studying dance, Bonnie Zindel decided to move into something else. She worked in public relations at the Cleveland Playhouse as the public relations director from 1969 to 1972. Following this, she had her own radio show titled the “Intermission Feature” on Station WCLV-FM in Cleveland from 1970 to 1972, where she would interview people in the arts such as the Boston Symphony. She met her husband Paul Zindel, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and began to write plays, including one where she had a reading with actress Julie Harris as the lead. Ms. Zindel found that her direction was going toward the arts, so she continued writing books and plays. She then decided she

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Sarah Gallardo


Sarah Gallardo’s story goes beyond being a survivor. Her message is about overcoming adversity, defying the odds and staying positive when the world feels like it’s crashing down around you. Her charity, Sarah Speaks Up, supports women, children, men and families living free of every kind of abuse since 2015. In a society where discussions of domestic violence, intimate partner violence and spousal abuse are not supposed to be openly reviewed, she speaks up. After surviving 10 years of domestic violence at the hands of her ex-husband, Ms. Gallardo managed to get back on her feet and become a certified domestic violence counselor at the Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain, Connecticut. A single mother to her daughter Avalese, she

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