Sandy married her husband Rob in 1983. They have 3 young adult children, 3 children-in-laws and 6 beautiful grandchildren. Sandy has been in the social services arena for over 30 years. Sandy has a passion for supporting and encouraging hurting and wounded people and sharing the love and wisdom of God with all who seek her counsel. She is the founder of H2H and is currently serving as the Executive Director/ Clinical Staff Supervisor of H2H as well as supervising student interns in the social work and counseling fields. Sandy is committed to training up and equipping Godly young people to join the counseling profession by providing college counseling internships. To date, she has provided internships to over 20 college students from colleges and universities throughout Illinois and beyond. In addition to college internships, Sandy's teaching/training is far-reaching and she has provided counseling seminars to Pastors and churches in Illinois and the Dominican Republic and has been invited to be the guest speaker for special events such as retreats and banquets. She is trained in EMDR therapy and uses primarily the cognitive/behavior therapy approach in her counseling work. However she also uses other counseling methods depending on the needs of each individual client.
Sandy works with all age groups and specializes in working with children. She has a passion for addressing relationship issues and mentoring in spiritual growth. Sandy is a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and a Qualified Retardation Professional (QMRP) which qualifies her to serve people with developmental issues. She is also a Board Certified Christian Counselor (BCCC) through the International Board of Christian Counselors. Sandy has been an active member in good standing of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) since 2000.
Sandy supervises all counseling staff members. However, she is not currently accepting new clients to her case load. Email: email@example.com.
Amanda Walters earned her Master's degree in counseling from Lincoln Christian University in May, 2013. She completed an undergraduate internship with H2H in 2010 and had a passion for the ministry at H2H. She officially joined the H2H staff as a part-time counseling missionary in June, 2013. Amanda is recognized as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. She is also a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. Amanda's primary treatment approaches are using cognitive/behavior therapy and EMDR, if appropriate. She works with children age 13+ and adults. She is particularly skilled in addressing relationship and boundary issues and trauma, through EMDR.
Amanda lives in Bloomington with her husband, Nick, hedgehog, Desmond, and dog, Roma. Amanda has worked with clients of all ages and with many different counseling goals. She operates mainly from the Cognitive-Behavioral perspective and EMDR. Amanda works in the Flanagan office three days a week, and in the Normal office one day.
Skye Jackson is passionate about counseling and about helping others. He believes that counseling is not just his occupation, but his calling. After 8 years of schooling, Skye graduated from Liberty University in May, 2014, with his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. Skye is now a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a trained EMDR Therapist. Skye plans to continue his 5 year relationship with H2H by volunteering as a part-time missionary counselor, providing free counseling services to the community as part of his ministry. His time counseling is currently split between H2H and a full-time position at State Farm.
Skye is a firm believer in the mission of H2H: “Too many people are slipping through the cracks. They can’t afford sliding fee scales but are in desperate need of counseling services due to crises in their life, such as losing their jobs, having emergency medical bills, or other financial burdens. I would be absolutely overjoyed to support them through my ministry at H2H by providing professional counseling services to them at no fee. At the same time, I have a responsibility to my family to make ends meet, and I also have student loan repayment obligations that I take very seriously."
Susan is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Illinois. She graduated with her Master of Arts in counseling from Lincoln Christian University in 2015. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Lincoln Christian University (2011). Susan and her husband, Mike, live in Bloomington with their two cats, Pierogi and Panini.
Susan interned in a college counseling center for three semesters. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, shame, adjustment to life transition, self-forgiveness, relationship concerns, family of origin issues, and trauma-related concerns. She works with both adults and teens.
Susan prefers an integrative approach to working with her clients and does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach to mental health therapy. Susan strives to provide her clients with a safe, supportive environment in which to explore difficult issues, and she views therapy as a collaborative process that can empower clients to make positive change and progress in their lives.