Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling: Professional Counseling, Liberty University, 2013
Institutional Honor: Graduate with Distinction
36 credit hours in Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University
Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1988
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Biola University, 1984
Virginia Association for Play Therapy Winter Conference, Charlottesville, VA, 2019
Association for Play Therapy Annual Conference, Phoenix AZ, 2018
AACC World Conferences, Nashville, TN, 2011, 2015 & 2017
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis
Association for Play Therapy (APT) – 2017 – Present
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) – 2011 – Present
Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counselors (PACCC), Insured Student status – 2007 – 2009
As a former missionary serving overseas in a war setting, Brigitte became aware of the devastation caused by trauma and loss. While providing counsel and help to those affected by war, as well as to her fellow missionaries as a part of the Member Care Team for her area of the world, she realized she needed more training in professional counseling. After returning to the U.S., her focus has mainly been in the academic setting as a professor and providing counseling to the student population of a local university. She teaches family and child development courses, including an undergraduate course on Play Therapy. Her counseling style is relational, whether she’s working with children, teens or adults. She loves to see Jesus heal and grow an individual through the ministry of counseling.
In her free time, Brigitte loves to spend time with her husband of 35 years, and her three young adult children and their spouses. Whether it’s game or movie night, camping under the stars in beautiful Virginia, or tubing down the river, she enjoys being with her family.