We are very excited to introduce our new Executive Program Director, Dr. Nicole Roberts!
Dr. Roberts is licensed psychologist with a PhD in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State, with a passion for the work that we do at Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF). We wanted to give you a little more insight into Dr. Roberts and the work she's doing here at DCFOF. So, here’s what Dr. Roberts had to say:
"My FIRST job out of grad school was Director of Adult Counseling at DCFOF in 2003. I left about 3 years later to be Clinical Director at a community counseling center. I came back to DCFOF as Executive Program Director in 2007 until I had my twin boys. In the interim, I have worked at Hope’s Door, private practice, and at a behavioral hospital. I’m so happy to be back (again!). Most days it feels like I never left!"
As the Executive Program Director Dr. Roberts supervises 30 staff in 5 program areas - Adult & Child/Adolescent Counseling, Advocacy, Transitional Housing, and Shelter. She has already made an impact creating increased efficiency in numerous program areas. Her credentials and experience are impressive, but it is her passion to help victims in our community that continues to fuel her career in this field. Her vision for the future of the programs she supervises is for them to be "responsive to the needs of our clients and to be an outstanding community partner in the fight for safety and healing from domestic violence and sexual assault."
"In all walks of life, people are affected by domestic violence and sexual assault, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not", she says. "The impact we can make - awareness, advocacy, intervention - creates a better world for all of us. The ability to affect so many lives in a positive way each day is what continues to draw me back to this work."
Dr. Roberts was our guest on the last Talks with Toni! Check it out-