Life​ ​can​ ​be​ ​tough.​ ​Sometimes​ ​things​ ​happen​ ​that​ ​we​ ​don’t​ ​expect​ ​will​ ​happen.​ ​Changes​ ​in relationships​ ​occur​ ​that​ ​we’re​ ​not​ ​sure​ ​what​ ​to​ ​do​ ​about​ ​at​ ​times.​ ​Separation​ ​from​ ​a​ ​loved​ ​one,​ ​a strained​ ​relationship,​ ​a​ ​divorce,​ ​an​ ​unexpected​ ​medical​ ​problem,​ ​or​ ​the​ ​death​ ​of​ ​a​ ​loved​ ​one can​ ​leave​ ​us​ ​feeling​ ​scared,​ ​alone​ ​and​ ​worried.​ ​Many​ ​of​ ​us​ ​face​ ​difficult​ ​or​ ​painful​ ​times​ ​and​ ​we aren’t​ ​sure​ ​where​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​for​ ​help​ ​and​ ​healing​ ​or​ ​how​ ​to​ ​get​ ​better.​ ​The​ ​love​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Lord​ ​Jesus Christ​ ​mends​ ​our​ ​brokenness​ ​and​ ​heals​ ​our​ ​wounds.​ ​Through​ ​His​ ​healing​ ​power​ ​we​ ​can​ ​find hope,​ ​wholeness,​ ​breakthroughs,​ ​and​ ​victories.​ ​I​ ​will​ ​come​ ​alongside​ ​you​ ​and​ ​help​ ​you​ ​work through​ ​your​ ​pains,​ ​difficulties,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​challenges​ ​life​ ​brings​ ​your​ ​way​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​a​ ​warm, compassionate​ ​and​ ​authentic​ ​therapeutic​ ​experience​ ​for​ ​you.​ ​I​ ​will​ ​help​ ​empower​ ​you,​ ​and​ ​show you​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​hope,​ ​even​ ​during​ ​the​ ​painful​ ​and​ ​difficult​ ​times.

Judy​ ​LaVone​ ​is​ ​a​ ​caring,​ ​compassionate​ ​Licensed​ ​Professional​ ​Clinical​ ​Counselor​ ​with​ ​over​ ​9 years​ ​of​ ​experience​ ​helping​ ​others​ ​work​ ​collaboratively​ ​through​ ​various​ ​life​ ​challenges,​ ​painful experiences,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​problems​ ​with​ ​mental​ ​health.​ ​She​ ​has​ ​helped​ ​many​ ​individuals​ ​work through​ ​their​ ​depression,​ ​anxiety,​ ​PTSD,​ ​phobias,​ ​anger​ ​issues,​ ​abuse​ ​and​ ​trauma,​ ​grief​ ​and loss,​ ​ADHD,​ ​parenting​ ​challenges,​ ​relationship​ ​challenges,​ ​marital​ ​challenges,​ ​and​ ​other transitions​ ​such​ ​as​ ​fostering​ ​and​ ​adopting​ ​children​ ​with​ ​past​ ​traumatic​ ​experiences.​ ​She​ ​works with​ ​children​ ​ages​ ​9​ ​and​ ​up,​ ​adolescents,​ ​and​ ​adults.

Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits--who forgives all your sins, and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. - Psalm 103:1-5
The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. - Zephaniah 3:17

Experience

Judy​ ​LaVone​ ​earned​ ​her​ ​Master​ ​of​ ​Arts​ ​Degree​ ​in​ ​Counseling​ ​and​ ​Psychological​ ​Services​ ​from Saint​ ​Mary’s​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Minnesota​ ​in​ ​2008.​ ​She​ ​earned​ ​her​ ​Bachelor​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​Degree​ ​in Psychology​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Minor​ ​in​ ​Latin-American​ ​studies​ ​from​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Maryland​ ​in​ ​College Park,​ ​MD.