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 Patti C. Dunne MA, LPC

 Founder and Director of The Healing Tree, LLC

 Patti C. Dunne is a Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Associate Chaplain and a Certified Grief recovery Specialist. She has also received her training as both a Stephen Minister and Stephen Minister Leader. She is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, The Association of Professional Chaplains and a member of The Association of Christian Counselors.

 She obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Education from Springfield College in 1972 and her Master's Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Saint. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut in 2005 and completed her internship requirements at the Waterbury Child Guidance Center and Saint Francis Hospital. She obtained her credentials as a Board Certified associate status chaplain in 2008 after completing two years of Clinical Pastoral Education at John Dempsey Hospital (The University of Connecticut Health care facility in Farmington, Connecticut. She has also obtained certification as a Bereavement Specialist through The Grief Recovery Institute.

She holds Certification as a Biblical Counselor from Light University in three areas of specialized counseling: Addiction Recovery: Breaking Free, Helping Teens Grow God's Way and Forgiveness: Getting Beyond Your Pain and Past. She has forty years of experience working children, youth and families as a former owner, director and teacher at the Patti Dunne School of Gymnastics in Hebron, Connecticut. Patti has been happily married for 42 years, resides in Lebanon, Connecticut with her husband Kevin. They are the parents of four adult children and grandparents of twelve grandchildren.

 

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 Krista Billard

 Founder and Director of Eden Ministries

 Krista Billard grew up in Long Island, NY where she received classical training at The Berest Dance Studio, under the direction of Olga Berest. Upon moving to CT, she continued to train at The Studio of Dance, The University of Hartford, and The Greater Academy of Dance. Krista Billard is a graduate of Liberty University Theological Seminary and has attained a M.A.R. (Masters of Arts in Religion) in Pastoral Counseling focusing on intensive study of the Scriptures in conjunction with Christian counseling. In addition, Krista has a B.F.A. through The Hartford Art School (U of H) and has studied, taught, and ministered using both dance and art forms of therapy at retreats and churches throughout New England. Krista is an Ordained Healing Arts Minister.

In 2013, Krista opened Eden Ministries under The Healing Tree LLC pastoral counseling center, which seeks to introduce dance to the Christian community as a form of therapy, spiritual warfare, and inner healing. Through the discipline of sacred dance, individuals are drawn deeper into the presence of God and experience inner healing through worship. All training and therapy addresses the body, mind, soul, and spirit in accordance with the first commandment as the foundational principle for change, bringing a deeper revelation of the love of God.

 

Krista resides in Hebron, CT with her husband Anthony and two sons, Paul and Mark.

 

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