Rita White

JOB TITLE:  Counselor

LOCATION:  Logan, WV

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:  Master’s of Education (M.Ed.), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Provisionally Licensed Counselor

JOB DUTIES:  Providing individual and group counseling; assisting clients in the creation of individualized service plans; performing assessments upon intake; and crisis stabilization as needed

WHY I DO THIS:  I have been blessed with the opportunity to help people improve the quality of their lives. Seeing someone change before my eyes is one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had and why I enjoy being a counselor. I have worked in the counseling field for three years, with over a year of experience in the substance abuse field, specifically. Previous experience includes a residential treatment facility, IDD waiver program and traditional mental health. Ultimately, I truly believe that everyone has the ability to change, if given the proper tools to build a sturdy foundation.

WORKING AT OVP/AHS:  Working at AHS is like working with your dearest friends. I enjoy working at AHS because it is a calm and cheerful environment where everyone has the best interests of both clients and coworkers at heart.

OUTSIDE OF WORK:  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and being outside.