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The Board of Directors for the Wyoming Counseling Association are the foundational elements that hold our organization together and make us constantly strive to reach higher heights.

The Wyoming Counseling Association's Organizational Board is a dedicated and dynamic team of professionals committed to advancing the field of counseling in the state of Wyoming. With a mission to promote excellence in counseling practice, education, and research, the board diligently works to provide resources, support, and networking opportunities for counselors across the state. They are deeply committed to enhancing the well-being and mental health of Wyoming's residents by fostering collaboration, high ethical standards of practice, and staying at the forefront of counseling best practices.

Our Board of Directors

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
-Mattie Stepanek

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Danielle Warren

WCA Co-President

Danielle Warren, MS, LPC, is a school counselor at Worland Middle School in Worland, Wyoming. She received her degree in School/ Mental Health Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in 2013. She is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wyoming and has a private practice outside of school counseling and coaching. Her area of clinical focus has been working with adolescent females from trauma backgrounds. She holds an AS degree in photography from Northwest College, BS in Education and Art from UNO, MA in English from NAU Northern Arizona University, and is currently working towards her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands and is a year from completion. She is a coach, mother to 6, and counselor to many.

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Kimberly Koll

WCA Co-president

Kimberly is a licensed professional counselor at her local hospice in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received her master degrees from Butler University in school and mental health counseling. Kimberly is a proud military spouse, and also licensed in Indiana, Colorado, Texas, and Florida. Prior to the military life journey with her family, she was a volunteer grief and loss counselor for four years for a local non for profit. Kimberly also works with those going through third party reproduction and infertility struggles, and has a private practice. Kimberly has worked in the school systems, emergency/ crisis units, and community mental health settings. Kimberly's clinical focus is bereavement, grief, infertility, and trauma.

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Alex Petrino, MS, LCPC, LPC

WCA President-Elect 

Alex has been a licensed clinician since 2015. She has worked in South Dakota, Montana, Illinois, and Wyoming. Throughout her time as a clinician she has worked in residential, agency, Emergency Department, and private practice settings. She currently works primarily with adults in the LGBTQ+ community and individuals in the perinatal period of life. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, advocacy work, spending time with family and friends, and golfing. 

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Amanda DeDiego

WCA Treasurer

Amanda DeDiego, PhD, NCC is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at the University of Wyoming. She is based at the Branch Campus in Casper and helped to restart the Casper cohort for the counseling program in 2016. She also serves as the Chapter Faculty Advisor for the Mu Nu Tau Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society for UW. She has a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Tennessee and holds a MS in Community Counseling from the University of North Georgia. She has previously served as WCA Secretary and President.

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Andrea McGrath

WCA Member-at-large

Andrea McGrath, PhD, LPC, LAC, LIMHP is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program at Doane University in Lincoln, NE. She received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Wyoming in 2020. She is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (WY and CO), Licensed Addiction Counselor (CO), and Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (NE). She is also a designated qualified clinical supervisor (DQCS) in the state of Wyoming. Her area of clinical focus has been working with adults with substance use and mental health concerns.

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Amanda Tracy

WCA Graduate Student Representative

Amanda Tracy is a second-year master’s student in the School Counseling Program at the University of Wyoming. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hannibal-LaGrange University and had the opportunity to develop and conduct her own research project on campus under the supervisor of a faculty advisor, presenting at the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. She recently joined the UW Counseling Program’s Chi Sigma Iota honor society and looks forward to being involved and advocating for the profession. Amanda is passionate about advocating for her clients, and researching areas of mental health in Wyoming, particularly related to the school system.

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Cori McAdams

WCA secretary

Cori McAdams, MS, LPC is a mental health therapist with Wind River Family & Community Health Care since 2019. Ms. McAdams graduated from University of Wyoming-Casper’s counseling program. Her clinical focus is the treatment of trauma in children and their families. The behavioral health department allows for her to provide school-based counseling in the local schools and at the clinic. Cori works diligently to ensure that individuals receive access to mental health care on the Wind River Reservation to decrease disparities due to the rural location of Wyoming.

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Rachel Ratliff

WCA Past resident

Rachel Ratliff, MS, PPC, NCC, received her master’s degree from the University of Wyoming in Community Mental Health Counseling and is currently a doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at the University of Wyoming. Rachel spent over a decade in education before returning to school to become a counselor. She currently works on the Behavioral Health Services unit at Ivinson Memorial and as a Mental Health Examiner for Albany County. Rachel is licensed as a Provisional Professional Counselor in the state of Wyoming.

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