Terry Nighswanger, LCPC
It is often said that every journey begins with the first couple of steps. It is with this philosophy that I try to engage my clients in a therapeutic alliance to determine their own journey and the steps they need to take in order to reach the goals and destination that they have determined that best fit their needs. However painstakningly difficult this may seem, for most clients the identification of what he or she needs to do in order to make their desired changes, and the direction they choose to travel as they attempt to accompolish their goals, make this a worthwhile venture when they are successful.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, having worked in the field of mental health for over 30 years. I have a background in outpatient services, inpatient programming and community outreach involving early intervention with adolescents at risk. I have expereince working with individuals, couples, and groups, and I currently perform psycho-educational services to clients, in a community based program, who are court ordered to attend due to partner abuse and domestic violence. I have experience working with college- age transition issues and career exploration with young adults as well."
Jennifer Alexander, PMHNP-BC
Amanda Walner-Cutright, LCSW
Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who received her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at Indiana University. She also received her dual masters in Marriage and Family Services and Social Work with a Community Health concentration from the University of Illinois.
Amanda has experience in both medical and therapeutic settings. She works with all adults, individuals, couples and families. She has a passion about education and outreach on issues of public health and human sexuality.
Amanda is originally from the Chicago land area and currently lives in Peoria with her husband, twin sons and dogs. She loves boating, wake boarding and playing board games.
Christy Coppenbarger, MSW
Health and Wellness
Betsy Criss is a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Metamora Township High School. At MTHS, she teaches Nutrition and Wellness, Food Science and Culinary Cooking. Betsy is also a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA, a company that specializes in pure essential oils. As a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, she aims to educate individuals and families on essential oil usage in order to manage their health naturally.
Betsy graduated from Bradley University in 2006 with a BS in Secondary Education – Family and Consumer Science. Betsy is currently completing her 200 hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training at Tapas Yoga Shala in Rock Island. She will be certified in July 2017. Betsy believes yoga can benefit every body and she looks forward to teaching various levels/styles of yoga.
Betsy is married to Eric Criss and they have 2 children; Olivia is 11 and Keller is 4. They belong to St. Philomena Catholic Church. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and camping.
Betsy is excited to incorporate wellness services at Whole Life Solutions. Her passion is in holistic health and wellness techniques and she loves helping others on their journey.