A native of Statesville, North Carolina, Dr. Bridgette Chase received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. Dr. Chase continued her academic pursuits, obtaining a Master of Arts in Counseling with a specialty in Family and Mental Health Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia in 1996. In this same year, Dr. Chase secured her license as a Professional Counselor and was certified in 2001 as an Addiction Counselor. In 2009 Dr. Chase secured her licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Chase completed her doctorate degree majoring in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University spring 2017.
Dr. Chase is a dedicated counselor, administrator, program developer, and entrepreneur. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the clinical discipline, including crisis, substance abuse, family and individual counseling. For seven years, Dr. Chase worked in the juvenile justice system and residential treatment facilities with co-occurring adolescents. She has extensive knowledge and experience with case management and diagnostic/treatment procedures. Diversified in her abilities, she also designs, markets, and directs service programs in the community and church.
Dr. Chase is an active member of the Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, pastored by Bishop Alfred A. and Co-Pastor Susie C. Owens where she taught Christian Counseling in the church’s Calvary Bible Institute for five years and served three as its Director of Counseling Services. During her tenure, she both developed and instituted its first Clinical Christian Counseling Center. Dr. Chase has also developed and instituted numerous workshops for members of the church, staff and community, including “Clarifying the Need for Forgiveness,” “Managing and Understanding Anger,” “Boundaries,” and “Making Peace with Your Past.”
Dr. Chase currently serves as the Clinical Director for Calvary’s Job Bank and the Center for Empowerment and Employment Training. She has held this position for twenty years. Dr. Chase oversees the career, case management, counseling services and psychological assessment needed for most job placements.
Dr. Chase travels doing consultant work, training community-based organizations, churches that focus on counseling both in the community and church. Dr. Chase’s future includes the launch of a residential facility for adolescent, adults and homeless veterans the focus will be centered around co-occurring disorders.