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Our Administrative Teams

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OUR EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Amy Jo Aldrich, Executive Director, Founder, & Counseling Professional
M.S.Edu., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
T (260) 432-0066, ext. 305 / ajaldrich@lifeworks-counseling.org

Amy has a Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy and a Master’s in Education Administration. Her 35-year career has been dedicated to children, healthy marriages, and families. Prior to serving the greater Fort Wayne area for the past 16 years as a Marriage & Family Therapist, Amy devoted her time teaching in both public and private schools, coaching, public speaking, and serving in administrative leadership in the non-profit sector. She counsels the lifespan emphasizing family systems within a wellness model that addresses mind, body, and spiritual needs. Amy specializes in anxiety disorders, is a credentialed EMDR therapist, and a certified Trauma Consultant in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Amy has a passion for working with people who are seeking a healthier, purpose-filled life, empowering families, and individuals, working with survivors of traumatic life events and exploring faith issues. She speaks at a variety of professional, motivational, and personal growth conferences and has worked with several area churches and businesses assisting in developing growth plans for organizations and employees. Amy lives life big and with intention. She actively lives out her faith, loves spending time with her husband of 30+ years, her children, three grandchildren, kayaking, hiking, landscaping, reading, and listening to loud music.

Carly Hawks, Director of Operations
T (260) 432-0066, ext. 301 / chawks@lifeworks-counseling.org

Carly has extensive experience in administration in various health care settings and in working directly with youth in various teaching capacities. She has been an integral part of the LifeWorks leadership team since it was founded. Carly concentrates on overseeing day-to-day operations that exist behind the scenes to bring you the best care possible. She is very passionate about providing excellent overall care for our clients and team. Carly is available to answer a multitude of questions from what to expect from the counseling process, questions regarding insurance, and payment options. She holds confidentiality in the highest regard and is focused on bringing ease to the process of setting up counseling. Carly provides direct administrative care to the Executive Director, oversees the entire administrative team, and brings positive energy and creativity to our team culture. She enjoys spending time with her family, serving the church, is very active in the community, and loves the outdoors.

Mackenzie Rice, Clinical Director & Counseling Professional ~ Warsaw Office
M.A., Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Doctoral Student of Clinical Psychology
T (574) 568-0448, ext. 313 / mrice@lifeworks-counseling.org

Mackenzie initially joined the LifeWorks team as an administrative assistant to our office manager while she pursued her counseling education at Grace College and Theological Seminary and Huntington University. She recently moved into her new position as the LifeWorks Clinical Director last fall where she oversees the direct clinical care of our clients and provides clinical supervision for our Counseling Professional Team and internship students. Mackenzie is passionate about the overall care of our clients and is a resourceful administrative leader who also works directly with insurance companies to gain the best possible financial outcome for you and your family. As a clinician, Mackenzie focuses her counseling working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. Mackenzie has extensive experience with adolescents and children who have had mental health inpatient experiences and with troubled youth. Mackenzie is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and pursuing credentialing as an EMDR therapist through EMDR Consulting. She is also finishing her second-year as a doctoral student of Clinical Psychology at The Michigan School of Psychology. She loves spending time with her family and friends, being creative in designing things, running, fitness, reading academia, and for pleasure, and is active in her local church, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Child Care/Preschool.

THE FORT WAYNE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Andrea Holt, Administrative Assistant ~ Fort Wayne Office
T (260) 432-0066, ext. 303 / aholt@lifeworks-counseling.org

Andrea joined our Administrative Team during a major transition nearly two years ago and has made a tremendous impact on the organization and team. Andrea comes to us after serving in a variety of business, human resources, and educational capacities, all of which she has worked with people with high regard and a servant’s heart. She brings to our team both a business mindset and a passion to serve others. Andrea is the voice behind LifeWorks Fort Wayne and often the first contact our clients have when entering the counseling process. While she continues to make a positive impact on the LifeWorks culture, Andrea brings her own style and detail to the role. She will be able to answer questions for both new and existing clients regarding appointments, insurance, and accounts. Andrea is a devoted wife and mother of two boys, loves her family, is an avid reader, enjoys hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and her newest adventure… mountain biking.

THE WARSAW ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Mackenzie Rice, Clinical Director & Counseling Professional ~ Warsaw Office
M.A., Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Doctoral Student of Clinical Psychology
T (574) 568-0448, ext. 313 / mrice@lifeworks-counseling.org

Mackenzie initially joined the LifeWorks team as an administrative assistant to our office manager while she pursued her counseling education at Grace College and Theological Seminary and Huntington University. She recently moved into her new position as the LifeWorks Clinical Director last fall where she oversees the direct clinical care of our clients and provides clinical supervision for our Counseling Professional Team and internship students. Mackenzie is passionate about the overall care of our clients and is a resourceful administrative leader who also works directly with insurance companies to gain the best possible financial outcome for you and your family. As a clinician, Mackenzie focuses her counseling working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. Mackenzie has extensive experience with adolescents and children who have had mental health inpatient experiences and with troubled youth. Mackenzie is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) and pursuing credentialing as an EMDR therapist through EMDR Consulting. She is also finishing her second-year as a doctoral student of Clinical Psychology at The Michigan School of Psychology. She loves spending time with her family and friends, being creative in designing things, running, fitness, reading academia, and for pleasure, and is active in her local church, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Child Care/Preschool.

Jodi Behling, Administrative Assistant ~ Warsaw Office
T (574) 268-0448, ext. 406 / jebehling@lifeworks-counseling.org

Jodi has been working with the Warsaw team since it’s opening in 2017 and is our full-time administrative professional. Jodi has an extensive history of service to her church and the people of the communities in which she has lived. She is our voice behind the Warsaw office, a cornerstone of our team, and a passionate advocate for providing excellent client care. Jodi is eager to help navigate the counseling process to make it smooth for each client who enters our doors. She assists in the client management process both directly and behind the scenes, carefully matching new clients with the therapists who best fit their needs and answering a variety of questions that clients may have. She is an encourager to our clients and team, loves spending time with her family including her grandchildren, interior design, and knitting.

OUR CLINICAL SUPERVISORY TEAM

LifeWorks strives to provide excellent counseling services for our clients by means of a well-trained and compassionate team of Counseling Professionals. We have three Clinical Supervisors in which each team member regularly meets to supervise and assess professional growth and clinical skills. The following three team members serve on this team:

Amy Jo Aldrich, M.S.Edu., LMFT, Executive Director, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Trauma Consultant in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Credentialed EMDR Therapist

Mackenzie Rice, M.S., LMHC, Clinical Director & Supervisor, Doctoral Student

Sharon Miley, M.S.Edu., LMFT, Clinical Supervisor