Herkimer Area Resource Center Director of Day & Clinical Services Susan Streeter announced Breelynd Eggleston has joined the Herkimer Area Resource Center as a Behavior Specialist.Eggleston works with HARC staff, a psychiatrist, and a clinical psychologist to provide psychological, behavioral and counseling services to individuals enrolled in HARC's Health Clinic.She
develops behavior goal plans and ongoing services according to needs identified by individuals themselves and their service teams.She
also assists with staff training and development and supports HARC's mission, vision and values.
Streeter comments, "We are pleased to have recruited another young, professional back to the Mohawk Valley.She
comes to HARC
with considerable professional training and an excellent educational background.Our clinic referrals have increased and individuals receiving clinic services think Breelynd
is wonderful as she
is committed to providing the highest quality of services to people with disabilities."Eggleston earned a master's degree in Education in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.She is a National Certified Counselor, and a published author—contributing information and research for an article concerning content analysis of HIV/AIDS information in psychology textbooks and its implications for education, training and practice.Eggleston started work at HARC after serving the last year as a counselor and long-term substitute teacher at Mount Markham Central School.She has also worked as a social services specialist in the Georgia State Department of Family & Children Services, and a family therapist at the Cornerstone Counseling Center, Inc. in Cleveland, GA.