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Wallace, Connie L., LPCC-S, CTT — Marriage & Family Counseling In James St Dover, OH
"...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable~if anything is excellent or praiseworthy~think about such things." Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

Connie L. Wallace, LPCC-S, CTT

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervision designation.
  • Licensed by the state of Ohio to train and supervise other counselors.
  • Master's Degree in Community Counseling from Kent State University.
  • Certified Traumatologist through Intensive Trauma Therapy Institute at Morgantown, WV.

  • Owner and CEO of Guiding Grace Counseling, LLC since 2005
  • Many years of experience as both a Christian Counselor and as a Mental Health Therapist, and an Administrator
  • Served as Executive Director of Harbor House (battered women's shelter and alcohol/drug halfway house); and as an adjunct professor in the Human Development and Family Studies program at Kent State University, Tuscarawas Campus. Worked as a counselor for Hospice of Stark County, and as Executive Director of Westcare, the mental health center of Western Stark County.
  • Works with individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. Experience and expertise in working with adjustment, mood, and personality disorders, codependency, domestic violence, sexual abuse, women's issues, depression, anxiety, marital issues, grief, trauma/PTSD, dissociative disorders, severe mental disabilities, and other mental health issues.
  • Served as a speaker to various Christian seminars on topics related to mental health and issues of faith.
  • Counseled with pastors, their families and parishioners, from a variety of denominations.
  • Completed East Ohio Emmanuel Emmaus Walk No. 50

Connie and her husband, Ed, reside in New Philadelphia. They have three grown daughters and one son, and six grandchildren. Ed is a retired elementary school principal, a gospel singer and speaker. He is known by some as "Edvis" for his Elvis vocal impersonations. Connie and her husband enjoy traveling, and spending time with their family and friends, and their little pound rescue, Joshua.
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