Paul Bishop, MA, LPC, LPC/S
Paul graduated in 2001 from Columbia International University with an MA in Counseling. He has worked as a licensed professional counselor in private practice before coming to First Baptist in 2003. Paul provides psychological evaluations and supervises counseling interns. E-mail Paul.
Beverly T. Puzia, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Advanced Certification with the National Christian Counselors Association since 1993.
Dr. Bev received her M.S. and Ph.D in Philosophy/Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Evangelical Theological Seminary. She holds Advanced Certification as Board Certified in Christian Temperament Therapies; Christian Marriage and Family Therapy; Christian Adolescent Therapy; Christian Death & Grief Therapy; Christian Addiction Therapy; Christian Group Therapy; Christian Substance Abuse Therapy; Christian Sexual Therapy; Crisis and Abuse Therapy. She serves as Clinical Supervisor with NCCA and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors; Christian Coaching Alliance; Marriage & Family Network; Society for Christian Psychology and Biblical Counseling & Spiritual Formation Network. She is certified in premarital/marital counseling through FOCCUS. Dr. Bev is currently the Director for Compass Christian Counseling at North Point Church, WInthrop Harbor, IL and counselor on staff at Rockford Rescue Mission in Rockford, IL.
W. Reid Wood, M.A., LPC
Reid graduated in 2010 with his M.A. in Clinical Counseling from Columbia International University. Before graduating he served as a pastor for 4 years. He has over 10 years of clinical and pastoral counseling combined. Reid has experience working with a broad spectrum of issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personal adjustment issues, pre-marital and marital issues, family issues, child and adolescent issues, substance abuse, trauma, crisis, vocational/occupational counseling, academic problems, and spiritual concerns. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact Reid via Email or visit his website at www.reidwoodtherapy.com.
Nicole Dickens, MA, LPC/I
Nicole earned a B.S. in Human Services from Wingate University. In 2014, she graduated from CIU with an M.A. in Counseling and gained experience working with children and families as a School Based Counselor with Lexington Mental Health. She enjoys working with adolescence, young adults, women and families. Contact Nicole via Email.