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My Healing Place Expands Across Multiple Fronts in 2012
Austin non-profit My Healing Place is excited to announce several areas of recent expansion. Marsha Cook has joined the agency as Executive Director. Cook brings a strong and successful career of corporate and non-profit leadership experience to drive the agency into its future. Cook most recently served as the Executive Director of St. David’s Foundation Dental Program. Prior to St. David’s, Cook worked for Texas Monthly Magazine as an executive for over twenty years.
“At this stage of my career I feel a compelling need to be of service to our community. My Healing Place works with people of all ages who have experienced significant or traumatic loss and shepherds them through to recovery. I am thrilled to be a part of that daily transformation,” explained Cook.
Khris Ford, founder of My Healing Place, is a licensed professional counselor (LPC-S) and adjunct instructor at The University of Texas at Austin – School of Social Work. Ford worked for a grief counseling agency, Bo’s Place, in Houston before moving to Austin and starting My Healing Place. Formerly the Executive Director, Ford is now the agency’s Clinical Director. In that role she is solely responsible for clinical supervision of all programs and the development of new programs to meet the growing needs of the Austin community related to grief and trauma.
“The community needs My Healing Place to grow beyond our original staff, space and service offerings. Our expansion has given me the ability to relinquish critical executive tasks to Marsha, while laser focusing my own contributions to the service areas of clinical and programmatic work. Through these changes we are building My Healing Place to be Austin’s premier source of transformative healing and help in times of loss and trauma,” explains Ford.
In January, My Healing Place relocated to larger offices in north central Austin. The new space allows for more client services including individual counseling, concurrent support groups, and additional administrative offices. My Healing Place is now located at 8401 Shoal Creek Blvd.
My Healing Place is a non-profit organization focused on grief and trauma with the mission to assist children and adults as they move from loss to a full life through support, therapy, education, training and consultation. My Healing Place provides individual counseling and group therapy for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one from illness, accident, suicide, or violence; along with those who have experienced abuse, traumatic accident, divorce or
separation, loss of a job or other losses. My Healing Place serves parents, spouses, daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends. The agency’s mission is to help anyone in need, regardless of their ability to pay.
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