BONITA MCELHANNON, THERAPIST INTERN

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist Intern “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo Bonita McElhannon, therapist intern, utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills in an empathic manner as she attentively offers counseling services to clients from adolescents to adults. She received a master’s degree in […]

Mental Health & Relationship Therapist Intern

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” – David Richo

Bonita McElhannon, therapist intern, utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills in an empathic manner as she attentively offers counseling services to clients from adolescents to adults. She received a master’s degree in counseling from Crown College (Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota) and is currently an intern working under the guidance of our team of therapists while pursuing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Bonita employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to equip individuals with the tools needed for independent and positive daily living. She believes that everyone is capable of conscious self-regulation (minimizing harmful thought patterns and replacing them with other, more balanced cognitions). When self-regulation is accomplished, emotional conflicts are regulated, resulting in a more peaceful state of mind and liberating independence. Bonita lives by the adage that “Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” (Shannon L. Alder)

Bonita supported her husband for 21 years as he served in the United States military. She raised their three children while residing in a variety of locations across the country and overseas. After their children were grown to adulthood, Bonita decided to finish her degree and pursue a dream of becoming a Licensed Professional Therapist. Bonita enjoys time with her family, reading, interior design, and cooking.

We are honored and grateful to have Bontia on our team as she refines her skills as a therapist. Call/text (479) 282-4452 or email info@fbcbt.org to learn more and/or schedule an appointment with Bonita.