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Deena Watkins LPCDeena Watkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified School Counselor, and Certified Elementary Teacher with 23 years of experience working with children.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Missouri State University in 1991 and a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2001.

Deena has been employed in area schools, teaching students in regular education classrooms, and children with behavior disorders in a self-contained setting.  For the past 16 years, she has worked as an elementary school counselor, gaining extensive experience providing counseling services to children dealing with various issues including grief, anxiety, divorce/family transitions, and social difficulties with peers, ADHD, and academic concerns.  Deena is very knowledgeable about 504 plans and IEPs for special education students.  She also is experienced in providing parenting counseling and group presentations.  

Deena is a devoted wife and mother of one daughter.  She enjoys music and possesses a great appreciation for nature.  She leads a healthy, active lifestyle, and is motivated to assist others in reaching their potential in their personal development.  Deena has a strong compassion for helping others obtain mental, physical and spiritual health.