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PROUDLY SUPPORTING WYOMING COUNSELORS

Wyoming Counseling Association

PROUDLY SERVING WYOMING

Our Officers

Over the course of the last year, the officers of our organization have created a forward-moving momentum taking the Association to the next level. They are constantly evaluating the best ways to help make each one of our member’s experiences as part of the organization better! In this past year, we were excited to host both a Summer workshop and a Fall conference, getting to see many members back in person for the first time! In the upcoming year, we are looking for ways to offer more membership benefits and continue to grow our membership. We are looking forward to continually improve the WCA to provide you, the member, with the best experience possible!

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

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

Mattie Stepanek

Our Experienced Officers

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Rachel Ratliff

WCA President

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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Danielle Warren

WCA President-Elect

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 Secretary

Kimberly Koll, NCC, LPC, LMHC: I proudly have worked as a bereavement and grief & loss counselor for the last decade. As a military spouse, I have done grief and loss counseling throughout the country. In present time, I work for Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, WY as the Bereavement Coordinator/Counselor and regionally run the bereavement programming. I have done presentations about the importance of counseling for those who are dying and their families, within hospice, the hospital system, and Cheyenne communities. We follow our families at hospice for one year post loved one’s death with support services such as free bereavement individual and group counseling and peer support programs. I am EMDR and TF-CBT trained, and Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist (CAGCS).

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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 Past President

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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