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Ray of Hope & Life
Hello and Welcome! If you have made it here I hope you take the time to see about each of our providers who have provided a little bit about who they are! I take a lot of pride in knowing they are doing their absolute best to help support not only my passion and our communities but their own as well.
I am the owner of ROHL & marketing manager of ACRS. I spend most of my time ensuring our name is out there for everyone that may have not heard of us!
Randy "Ray" Jones
I dedicate ROHL & my 501C3 Non Profit "ROHL Rays Hope, Inc" to my brother in law Randy Ray Jones who we lost to suicide in June of 2014. Ray was a loving soul with a heart of pure love for anyone and everyone. He was a father, son, brother, and so much more. He never let a opportunity for tears or sadness to be a part of you for to long, always had the right words to heal you and help your situation. Over the years I have had so many reach out an share their stories with me, not once would anyone have anything negative to say even when they disagreed. He was always a listener, always willing to help others, and loved by strangers who soon became friends. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. My mission is not to change the world but break the cycle that we can overcome our battles with the support of others and its okay not to do it alone. It takes a village, sometimes. I have no doubt Ray would be proud of everyone here that we are supporting the things that himself dealt with even as a child into his adulthood.
Mother, grandmother, and spouse of Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran. I graduated from Texas State University, San Marcos in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology. Continued my education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and graduated with a 4.0 GPA with a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling in 2016. After testing in 2016, I became a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).
VICKIE SMITH, MRC,CRC
Allied Counseling & Rehab Services
Scheduler/ Office Mgr
I have a bachelors degree in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University and am currently pursuing my masters degree. Personally, I love gardening, working on my photography, traveling, and hanging out with my dog, Sage. I have spent most of my career in child-centered workplaces and my goal is to walk with you through your journey of life, helping you live the best life you can.
“Be who you needed when you were younger.”
Hi! I was born in New York, grew up in the Midwest, and have lived in Texas for about ten years. I graduated cum laude from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Music. I am currently in graduate school at Lamar University, pursuing my Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling.I have 25 years of experience as a piano educator, providing guidance to students of all ages. My philosophy is to create a supportive and nurturing environment for young minds. Using a combination of empathy and creativity, I strive to understand each child's unique needs, helping them navigate challenges and develop essential coping skills.
PNG & LUMBERTON
First of all, I am a wife and mother of two amazing boys aged 16 and 12. We love to watch movies together and travel when possible. I also enjoy reading and coffee, preferably at the same time. I have fifteen years of experience in education, first as a teacher and then as a school counselor. Special education and Section 504 are areas that I also have extensive experience in. Maggi, my dog shown in the picture, and I form a pet therapy team. Maggi is a certified therapy dog, and she and I are excited to help serve children at Ray of Hope and Life and Allied Counseling & Rehab Services.
Favorite Quote- “Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ~ Rita Pierson
Hi, I'm Tawana! I have a Masters degree in Social Work. I bring knowledge and critical thinking skills to public, private, and nonprofit educational settings. I have dedicated my career to helping people access resources, and escape poverty and discrimination. I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews. We would either go to the movies, play the Nintendo Wii or trivia games at home. If we want to do something crafty, we would all make a vision board and present it out loud. We make each and every moment fun!
The Talking Treehouse