To SHINE your BRIGHTEST light is to be who you truly are.
-Roy T Bennett
Shine Bright’s counselors serve the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for on-site counseling and consulting, as well as clients across America via phone and video counseling. Heather Behr, Andy Blum, and Suzie Hacker have over 25 years’ experience in their field of child and family counseling and services. In addition to working individually in various social work private practice agencies they have worked as a team in school settings as school mental health and guidance counselors providing support to children, families and administration. Their work has focused on helping children through developmental challenges including anxiety, depression, social concerns and delays, self-esteem, anger management, and social pressure. The successful collaboration that they have developed over the years is based on a blending of their complementary therapeutic skills. Their partnership and approach of working with children and families has been influenced by having worked in a variety of fields with various issues surrounding the struggles youth face day to day. Shine Bright’s counselors serve the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for on-site counseling and consulting, as well as clients across America via phone and video counseling. Heather, Andy and Suzie have an esteemed reputation throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. They are the first choice and asked back counselors among parents and schools. Shine Bright prides themselves on the emotional health success and maintenance of their strong retainer and return client base. Please Contact Shine Bright today to ensure a better tomorrow.
MEET THE SHINE BRIGHT TEAM
Heather Behr has been a Licensed Master of Social Worker since 2001. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and her undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Georgia. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the Dallas and Plano school districts as a school mental health counselor. She has also worked for a nonprofit agency as a private therapist with teens and their families. She specializes in adolescent, young adults and parents. She lives in Dallas with her husband and 4 children.
Andy Blum has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2004. She has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington and her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Andy has a wide range of experience including therapy, working in foster care, alternative schools and with students with special needs. For the last 15 years Andy has worked for Jewish Family Services in day schools providing guidance to students, parents and faculty. Andy specializes in working with children, adolescents, parents and teachers. Andy is married and has 3 children.
Suzie Hacker has been a Licensed Master of Social Worker since 1995. She has a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in Saint Louis and Bachelor of Art from Tulane University. Suzie has experience working with children, birth through elementary age, and their families. She has worked in a variety of family social service agencies in Austin, Houston and Dallas, most recently being placed as an in-house school social worker/counselor for several private schools in the Dallas area through Jewish Family Services of Dallas. Suzie lives in Dallas, with her husband and 3 children.
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