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Meet Our Staff

The Heart & Soul of Vale

All successful therapeutic relationships are the result of a unique combination of factors. Areas of consideration include: schedule availability, therapeutic approach, personality, session cost, use of insurance, ease of extra-session accessibility, counselor expertise, client expectations, and past experience. Please read our profiles below to find the best counselor for you in your current season. And if you would like help selecting a counselor, please contact our office administrator who is experienced in pairing clients with counselors.


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Dr. Tyler Skidmore Clinical Director, Ph.D., LPC-S

Specialties:

  • Existential Issues
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
Meet Dr. Tyler
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Nicole Parker LPC Associate

Specialties:

  • Teens and Adults
  • Anxiety and Trauma
  • Boundaries
Meet Nicole
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Charissa Fry LPC, RPT

Specialties:

  • Child or Adolescent
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
Meet Charissa
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Reagan Abernathy LPC Associate

Specialties:

  • Adolescents & Young Adults
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Life Transition
Meet Reagan
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Alyssa Highland LPC-S

Specialties:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
Meet Alyssa
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Travis Long LPC Associate

Specialties:

  • Young Adults and Teens
  • Motivational Struggles
  • Life Satisfaction
Meet Travis
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Ruth Thomas LPC

Specialties:

  • Working with Teens and Parents
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
Meet Ruth
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Christy Westmoreland Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

Specialties:

  • Women’s Issues
  • Premarital
  • Marital
Meet Christy
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Candice Newman LPC

Specialties:

  • Severe Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Issues
  • Infant & Child Loss
Meet Candice
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Lois Ivy Office Administrator

Specialties:

  • Scheduling
  • Insurance Verification
  • Office Communication
Meet Lois