My name is Pauline Amaismeier. Being a mental health care provider, I sometimes become frustrated when I see “initials” behind people’s names and have no idea what they mean. Let me explain my own.
I have worked as a psychiatric nurse with both adults and children who were inpatient in a hospital and outpatient for mental health problems. As a therapist I have worked mainly with adults but have also worked with a few adolescents and children with mental health diagnoses. I have also had a lot of experience in working with people who have experienced some kind of mental health trauma. It may have been caused by a man made or natural disaster, emotional, sexual or physical abuse, accidents, traumatic deaths and grief issues including suicide.
I use an eclectic approach in choosing the type of therapy to use for each client. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a proven method of working with trauma clients. This is just one, among other types of therapy that I may choose to use, as needed, to meet the needs of the client. Some of these other types of therapy include Cognitive Behavioral, Art (in face-to-face therapy sessions), Narrative and Person Centered Therapies.
I have been trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and have been a member of the local CISM team in my county. In addition I am an active volunteer for the American Red Cross, and have worked on both local and national disasters. The American Red Cross is not involved with my practice as a mental health counselor. I am only considered a Red Cross representative during my volunteer times. I included this because it expands my knowledge in working with people who have experienced mental health trauma.
Dr Baird has practiced as a mental health/dual disorders therapist providing individual, family, marital and group counseling, EMDR, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, and EAP services since 1996. Her almost 30 years experience in the healthcare field have been spent in providing treatment to individuals of all ages with addiction, mental health and co-occurring disorders in the full continuum of settings. She received both her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and her Masters in Business Administration - Heath Care emphasis from Waynesburg University. A Certified Psych-Mental Health Nurse (RN-BC) since 1987 and an Internationally Certified Co-occurring Professional Diplomate level (CCDPD) (https://www.pacertboard.org/) since 2004, co-occurring disorders, trauma, and women’s issues have been the professional focus for most of her career.
A member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) since 1997, she holds the credentials of Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (1998) and CARN-Advanced Practice (2001) (http://www.intnsa.org/ANCB/). In 2002 she received the IntNSA Annual Award for Excellence in Administration/ Management and in 2008 the IntNSA Annual Award for Excellence in Clinical/Direct Service. She was recognized in 2004 with the Carlow University Alumnae Service Award for Health Care and in 2007 with the Caron Community Service Awards, Medical Professional-Nurse.
In addition to IntNSA, Dr Baird is a member of the American Nurses Association the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Sigma Theta Tau International and serves as a Board Member of the Foundation for Addictions Nursing and the Journal of Addictions Nursing Editorial Board. She is an author, reviewer, journal special issue editor, presenter and adjunct nursing faculty member.
I am Linda Houston. I have been working with a variety of clients for over 10 years. I have experience with children, adults and elderly. I have worked inpatient in a hospital, partial programs, wrap around services and outpatient for a variety of mental health issues. I worked as a student supervisor where I was an advisor to current students at Waynesburg University. I am licensed through the State of Pennsylvania as a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold national certification through the National Board for Certified Counselors (www.nbcc.org). I am also a member of the American Counseling Association.
I specialize in working with ADHD, victims of abuse, family conflict, loneliness, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and grief. I am experienced with Cognitive Behavioral approaches as well as Mindfulness and Gestalt Therapy as well as other types of therapy. I have experience with individuals, couples and groups. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy which means I use a therapy that will be most beneficial to my client. You will be amazed at the natural healing power that comes when you share your story with someone who listens and helps you life your best life for you. By simply changing your thoughts, you can change your life. Let's begin your new journey.
I have been a social worker in a variety of settings in the field of mental health for the past twenty years.
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