Sherry has been the LifeSkills, TFC Program Director for over 16 years. She obtained her Master’s Degree from Lindsey Wilson College and she is a fully licensed professional clinical counselor.
Randi is a 2008 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Creative Writing. Following graduation, Randi spent an exciting year in Niger, West Africa with the Peace Corps. There she lived in a mud hut in the Sahel desert learning the Nigerien culture and customs as well as how to live without electricity or running water. She returned to the states to complete her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at The Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO. Randi brings eight years’ experience working with victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse in acute crisis. Additionally, she worked in a group practice outpatient setting providing DBT, and DBT-informed therapies prior to joining Lifeskills, TFC in April 2017.
Amanda obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana, and has been in the mental health field for over 12 years. Amanda has been with LifeSkills, TFC for 10 years, starting December, 2007 as a Case Manager and now in the role of Program Coordinator.
Megan has worked for Lifeskills, Inc for five years but is new to TFC. She started at the switchboard before doing clerical work for the Michelle P. Waiver program. She started with TFC in August 2017.
Lauren has over ten years’ experience in the mental health field, previously working in outpatient and residential facility. She has worked with LifeSkills, TFC as a therapist since 2010. Lauren completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University in 2007. As a psychological associate, Lauren is licensed to complete psychological evaluations along with providing mental health therapy.
Dylan graduated Western Kentucky University with his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2017. After graduating, Dylan worked as a counselor in Bowling Green’s community serving diverse populations before accepting a position at Lifeskills Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit in mid-2018. Dylan would perform as a Crisis Therapist for 9 months before joining TFC in March of 2019.
Wayne obtained his bachelor’s degree in Exceptional Education at Western Kentucky University. He has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. Wayne got his start as a residential assistant for adults with disabilities and later taught special education at the high school level. He has been with LifeSkills, Inc. since 2014 where he began as a Supported Employment Specialist and currently works as a Case Manager for Therapeutic Foster Care.
Shelby obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Western Kentucky University in August of 2015 and immediately started working for Lifeskills as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Shelby has worked in the mental health field since 2014, where she worked with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities before finishing her degree. Shelby joined Lifeskills TFC team in September of 2016 as a Case Manager.
Krystal Carver-Dickens graduated from WKU with a BA in Sociology, Minor in Criminology in May 2016 and then with her MA in Sociology in May 2018. At WKU, Krystal’s studies focused on juveniles and disproportionate minority contact within the Juvenile Justice System. Krystal began her work as a case manager for Therapeutic Foster Care in April of 2018 and quickly fell in love with the position. Krystal joined the LHS team in February of 2019. Krystal enjoys traveling and attending sporting events with her husband and their two sons.
“Mental illness can happen to anyone, no matter what age, economic status, or race. At any given time, 25 million Americans, nearly one in five, suffer from a clearly diagnosable mental disorder that interferes with employment, attendance at school, or daily life.” –National Association of Mental Health.