The Resource Center looks to welcome Fields as new therapist

Kamie Fields

The Resource Center is pleased to announce the addition of Kamie Fields as a mental health clinician.

Fields, who works in TRC’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services office at 186 Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk, is a Forestville native now living in Dunkirk. She obtained her bachelor of science degree in human services from Empire State College before earning her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Medaille College.

Fields said she chose to become a counselor after witnessing the pain people felt upon the death of a pet.

“I worked for many years in the veterinary field and saw much grief when someone was facing the loss of a beloved pet,” she said. “I decided to become a counselor/therapist to help people cope with their losses and to help them navigate through their bereavement. I want to make a difference in the lives of others.”

“As a new therapist, I feel that TRC will allow me the opportunity to develop my skills by allowing me the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals,” she said. “Also, having grown up in Chautauqua County, I think The Resource Center is a wonderful place for me to work and give back to my community.”

Fields is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of University Women. Locally, she is involved with area women’s groups in raising money to support local families, food banks and the Humane Society.

When not working, Fields enjoys riding motorcycles, attending concerts, engaging in hiking and other outdoor activities, and spending time with her dog and cat.

“Kamie is a great asset to our team,” said Jeff Cullers, program manager. “Kamie has been very willing to help out and is truly a positive person who will help with anything that is asked of her.”

With community counseling offices in Dunkirk and Jamestown, The Resource Center offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health services including psychiatric evaluations, medication management and clinical counseling. TRC also offers personalized recovery-oriented services for people with severe and persistent mental health conditions. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, phone 366-7660.