Arnold Lavaire, LCPC

Arnold is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, he has a B.S. in Psychology from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, a M.A. in Counseling from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, and M.Div. from Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. Before joining ECFA, he worked in community mental health in the metropolitan Chicago community for the last 10 years. Being bilingual and fluent in Spanish, Arnold brings an abundance of clinical experience to help individuals, couples, and families in different stages in life, and from various cultural backgrounds. He uses cognitive behavioral and solution-focused based interventions and integrates a biblical counseling approach in his practice. His specialties include child and adolescent mental health, social skill development, parenting education, marriage and family therapy, as well as helping clients with mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma related disorders. When asked about his perspective on counseling, Arnold says, “Counseling is a side-by-side journey between the counselor and counselee to explore ways to grow and to gain better understanding of life situations, circumstances, mental health illness, family and relational struggles” He is active in his local church and enjoys riding bike with his kids, gardening, camping, and fishing. Arnold is married to Jessie, and they have three children.

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