Bonni joined Connect in June 2013. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work in the State of Oklahoma. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services at John Brown University in Arkansas and Master’s degree in Social Work at Washburn University in Kansas. Bonni has focused on specialized training and gained understanding of how adoption, foster care and early childhood complex trauma affects children and families, as well as how to help in the healing journey. Bonni is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) Practitioner and Educator, Certified Level I Theraplay Practitioner, and has received numerous trainings regarding Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, DSMV-5 diagnostic symptoms and management, and adoption competency in mental health services. Bonni’s heart is to join each individual or family at the place where they are and help them determine how to foster security and deep levels of joy and connection.
Lauren Labeth, LCSW Therapist
Lauren joined Connect in December 2015 to serve as a therapist and work with individuals and families who have been touched by adoption and foster care. Lauren has her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma, as well as, her clinical license in social work. Lauren has several years of experience in working with children on the autism spectrum. She has also worked with children and families who have been touched by significant medical or behavioral needs through an internship with Oklahoma Family Network. Lauren is blessed daily to work with individuals and families using Trust-Based Relational Interventions, Theraplay®, and other attachment-rich modalities. Since deciding on social work, Lauren has had a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. At DPA, Lauren’s prayer is to walk alongside families as they work through the adoption and/or foster care process and create meaningful, safe, joyful and loving relationships.
Kelsey joined Connect in January of 2015. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the State of Oklahoma. Her area of specialization is the effects of trauma throughout the lifespan. Kelsey enjoys walking families through the healing process while providing foster and adoption competent client care. She is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) Practitioner and is trained in Theraplay®. Kelsey has personally experienced the joys and challenges of adoption, as her family adopted her brother through the foster care system. She has first-hand knowledge of the blessings and benefits of foster care and adoption and thrives on the opportunity to minister to others.