I have over 25 years of experience, working with the families and children in the Southwest and Central Georgia areas. Prior to moving to Houston County, I worked at Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia for Rehab Associates as an Occupational Therapist Tech. After attending graduate school I worked with women in a residential treatment facility at Gateway Cottage, a division of Hodac, Inc., in Warner Robins. I also worked at Grace Village, a homeless rehabilitative facility, in Perry. Afterwards, I had the privilege to work at a private practice in Kathleen and a non-profit, Christian Counseling Services, at Mabel White prior to becoming the clinical director and owner of Versa Vada Counseling and later Shelley L. Spivey, MA Counseling in Bonaire.
Currently, I am the owner and clinical director of Waves Autism Center, LLC in Warner Robins, Georgia. My two sons, Schuyler and Cameron, ages 19 and 17, work alongside of me as peer mentors in our social skill groups for elementary, middle, high school, and young adults 18+, serving Middle Georgia and surrounding areas. We also have Summer Day Camps and parent support meet-ups, during the year! We currently serve families in Central Georgia, but also have families joining us from Covington, Forysth, Milledgeville, and Thomaston that travel to be a part of our Waves' family!
My oldest son was diagnosed with autism and through our journey led us to create Waves for those with similar challenges and concerns, building confidence along the way. We are excited about our new life skill groups, our new career exploration workshops for those 13 to young adult 18+ coming soon! .
It is my privilege to offer professional and confidential services with the highest level of client satisfaction. I will strive to do everything I can to meet your expectations. I look forward to walking alongside of you and your family.