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Barbara Lovelady, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCI, Executive Director

Our business owner and founder, Barbara Lovelady, became interested in social work as she was growing up and saw the needs in her family and community, which led her to become the first in her family to obtain a degree. Before cell phones and email, Barbara was struck by how people were living on the street with no phone services and therefore couldn’t be reached for job follow-ups. She implemented a service where those who didn’t have regular access to phone lines could be reached and as a result many were able to find employment. Barbara has also gone to Mexico and Guatemala to gain experience on how locals would heal trauma in their communities. She has a strong background in in-patient and out-patient addiction facilities as well, as she was in such facilities studying the effects of trauma on addiction. Barbara strives to maintain a counseling center that focuses on the needs and development of individual clients and therapists. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, dear friends, and Harley, her sweet dog.