WHO WE ARE
Kim England - Director
Mrs. England has more than 10 years of experience in social work and family services. In addition to providing forensic mental health services such as parenting facilitation, parenting coordination and social study evaluations she also works as an Intake and Family Therapist at a local children's hospital. As a Family Therapist in the Psychiatry Department she completes mental health assessments on children in crisis and makes recommendations on interventions to assist in their stabilization. Mrs. England has also worked as a Clinical Therapist at a local children's hospital for the Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care teams. Her role as a Clinical Therapist was to help children adhere to their medical treatment by promoting healthy behaviors and decreasing health related risk-taking behaviors in order to improve the overall adjustment of the child and family to the illness.
Prior to private practice and working at the local children's hospital, she worked as a Social Worker at Baylor Medical Center, assisting patients and their families to obtain optimal follow up care and access to needed community resources. Similar to the children's hospital, she counseled a full spectrum of patients ranging from acute medical conditions to potentially life limiting conditions.
Mrs. England also spent time as a Crisis Caseworker for Adams County Department of Social Services in Colorado helping hundreds of children and their families towards safe and stable home environments. She was quickly promoted to an institutional investigator where she investigated commercial and home daycares, foster homes and correctional facilities for allegations of abuse and/or neglect.
Mrs. England has also been fortunate to work as a Program Therapist for the Texas State Youth Commission and as a Crisis Advocate and Play Therapist for the Bastrop Family Crisis Center. Each of these positions gave her the opportunity to counsel children from multiple backgrounds and family environments.
Mrs. England currently holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Jeff Mastick, BA (Parent Educator)
Working with kids and their families has been a passion of mine for many years. My experience began working as a youth minister in a church setting. I was able to help parents and kids as they struggled with challenges of adolescence and help to ease the stress of those years of adjustment. This experience also provided me with a greater understanding of thinking of kids and their parents.
My other experiences include working with families who are adjusting to the placement of a relative child in their home and connecting them with the help they need to meet this challenge. I have also had the opportunity to facilitate groups where parents, children, and relatives have a part in the care of a child and decisions must be made for the best interests of the child.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Lubbock Christian University. I have been married to my wonderful wife for 13 years and have two precious children. I am excited to be a Love and Logic trainer because I believe in the value of learning new skills so that parents and kids can have a positive and strong relationship.