International Education Counselor

Whitney joyfully joined Lifeline in July of 2011 as the International Education Counselor. In this role, she has developed training and curriculum for the ministry, counseled adoptive families, and trained caregivers around the world in international children’s home settings. She and her husband, Adam, have been married since 2008 and enjoy traveling internationally and partnering in ministry together. They now live and serve in Athens, Georgia. Whitney studied psychology and leadership in college and then went on to obtain a Master’s of Education in Community Counseling. Whitney has experience providing parenting assistance and working with children and adults facing attachment challenges, trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, anger, and marital difficulties. Whitney is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner and uses Theraplay® principles in her work with children and families. She has also been educated in principles of Corrective Attachment Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Attachment-Focused Therapy. She is interested in everything international and is driven by God’s deep love for people from around the world. Whitney is honored to play a small role in what God is doing to equip His people to care for His children.