Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement.
Bachelors Degree from Kent State University, a Master of Arts Degree from Malone University in Pastoral Care and is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. In addition, Ms. Anderson has been certified by the Association for Death Education and Counseling in Thanatology (Death, Dying and Bereavement) and also holds a certificate in Psychological First Aid through The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Ms. Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of juvenile justice, children services and developmental disabilities. Her extensive volunteer work spans across many organizations including Pastoral Care at an area hospital, the United Service Organization (USO), and the Summit County Juvenile Court as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Ms. Anderson worked as the Spiritual Care and Bereavement Coordinator with a west side hospice agency before coming to Hope Behavioral Health.
We often reference “seasons” as our journey in life takes different paths but the one thing that I have come to know and depend on is that God has a purpose for our lives. This season in my life has led me to Hope Behavioral Health where I can continue to fulfill God’s purpose for my life. It is my privilege to provide support through education and encouragement to individuals, who have experienced various losses and find themselves grieving their losses. I am so humble and thankful to God for entrusting me with the care for His People. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21