Meet Our Team of Professionals
Judith C. Adams, MS, LPC, NCC, NCBC, MSAPCB Certified Clinical Supervisor, EMDR, Agency Owner/Director
Dede Carson, AAS, BS, CDTA, MAADCII, Office Manager, Visit Supervisor, Parent Aide
Dede has managed Center for Life Coaching and Counseling since 2010. She is also a visit supervisor, alcohol and substance abuse counselor, parent educator, certified alcohol and substance abuse specimen collector, medical billing and coding specialist, and human resource manager.
Her educational background includes a degree in business and marketing and a degree in psychology. Her experience includes working with clients dealing with substance or alcohol abuse, parenting issues, and an assortment of other challenges. She uses a variation of approaches to help her clients, depending on individual or family needs.
Her most significant reward is helping her clients explore ways to make changes in their lives that will permit them to look forward to the future, with hope. She believes that we all need someone to talk with who will listen to the changes we want to make, without judgment. She provides her clients with a sincere, nonjudgmental environment, which is a safe place to explore issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want.
Cynthia Abbott is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has over 6 years of experience helping people deal with a variety of issues - anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD, self-harm, and sexual trauma/abuse. Cynthia subscribes to an eclectic combination of therapy modalities, including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Theory, Solution-Focused Therapy and Holistic Psychotherapy. Cynthia is currently obtaining a specialty in Trauma and Disaster Crisis Intervention Counseling.
Tanya L. Parker, MS, LPC
Meg Roetto, LCSW
Meg Roetto is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained a Bachelors Degree of Social Work from the University of Montana in 2010, a Masters Degree of Social Work from Missouri State University 2014, a Clinical Social Work License in 2017 and she is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, Meg is working to become a licensed play therapist to further pursue her passion for healing families, whether biological, blended, or adopted so that they may function at their highest level throughout life’s ups and downs.
Meg has previously worked in medical social work but has primarily been working in the adoption and foster world. This experience allowed Meg to realize her love of walking along side individuals, couples, and families as they work through trauma, grief and loss, family transitions, parenting struggles, and other difficulties in their lives.
She feels rewarded when she sees clients and families living life to the fullest, regardless of whatever tough circumstances they have been faced with.
Paula Greninger, MA, LPC
Paula L. Greninger is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience working in behavioral health with children, adolescents and their families. Paula specializes in working with children who have experienced any level of trauma. Paula enjoys helping children overcome their fear and other feelings related to things that they have experienced to no fault of their own. She provides evidenced based Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which to helps children tell their story.
Paula understands how trauma is stored in the brain and knows how to help children to overcome the damages that can occur when bad things happen. As a trauma trained therapist, she believes that children and adolescents lives can be changed dramatically by addressing these issues early in life.
Paula has worked in both Missouri and Oklahoma as a trauma therapist. She was chosen to be one of five therapists to participate in a pilot program for the State of Oklahoma to address trauma for children in the Department of Health Services.
Paula is holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Webster University in Kansas City, MO. After achieving her degree she has continued her studies with the University of Arkansas and John Brown University.
Cindi Grace, MS, PLPC, NCC