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Common Reed

About Me

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  • Academic Concerns

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Bullying

  • College Adjustment

  • Criminal Behavior

  • Depression

  • Domestic/Relationship Violence

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Peer/Relationship Conflict

  • Self-Esteem

  • Sexual Abuse/Assault

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma

  • Victim Advocacy

  • Work Stress

I first entered private practice in December of 2016.  Prior to this, I worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient clinics, public schools, universities, residential treatment centers, medical rehabilitation programs, and correctional facilities.  I also have experience conducting individual, family and group therapy, psychological assessments, and psychological research and consultation.  Entering private practice has allowed me an opportunity to integrate these diverse experiences.  

I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults and have made this the primary focus of my practice.  After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Health, I obtained a position as an Academic Counselor for a large public school district.  In this role, I worked with high school students struggling with academic, behavioral, and truancy concerns. 

While pursuing my Master's degree in Clinical Counseling, I also worked as a Youth Treatment Coordinator at a residential treatment center for adolescents with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.  Following graduation, I began working as a mental health therapist at a juvenile detention facility.  Since this time, I have continued to regularly work with individuals involved with the legal system and have obtained Master's and Doctorate degrees in Criminal Justice, as well as certifications in mediation, restorative justice, and working with victims of crime.  Outside of counseling, I am also an adjunct professor for various criminal justice courses.

A few random facts: I'm an Enneagram 8; My favorite food is cheese; I have a cat named Ichabod; I love sports; My playlist includes everything from country to rap, with some Disney and Broadway tunes in there too; and I undoubtedly have a coffee addiction. 

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