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Victorious Beginnings Behavioral Center is a faith-based agency assuring the delivery of community based behavioral health services. Helping children, men, and women learn how to cope as they move through the challenges and difficulties in their lives.

Our dedicated team of professionals provides quality therapy and rehabilitative mental health services to children, adults, and families. We help clients restore and maintain stability, acquire new social assimilation skills, and personal and self-regulating living skills appropriate to experience success.

Felecia Elder
Executive Director
I would say raising my kids is my biggest accomplishment. I am proud of what they have achieved and the paths that they are on. I really enjoy being around children and being a role model for them. I am really passionate about helping others. I enjoy people and listening to their thoughts and needs. Knowing that I can help others is really a blessing to me. I feel like my purpose is to be here for others. With God’s help, I hope to continue to follow the path that He has placed me on. I have enjoyed working for Victorious Beginnings for the past seven years and will continue to do God's work victoriously.



Dr.Jeffrey Rogers
Direct Supervisor, 16-hour Facilitator
Dr. Jeffrey Rogers is the CEO and Founder of  BACKPACKS and BOOTS.   As a former school dean and retired Las Vegas Police Department officer (2009),  Jeff continues to serve as a role model and mentor to those in ministry and various youth program.  Doing so, Jeff has been honored with several awards.  Focusing on topics such as leadership development, Jeff hopes to be a positive influence and empower others to reach their goals.  Jeff graduated from Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL with a B. S. in Criminal Justice (1986).  He also earned both a Masters in Theology and a Doctorate in Practical Counseling from Open Arms International Bible College (2013).  Endeavoring to be more proficient in the field of social work, Jeff enrolled in Walden University’s Master of Social Work Program in 2018 and expects to graduate in 2020. 

Rosalind Dyson
Group Specialist,16-hour Facilitator

Rosalind Renee Dyson has worked in the field of human services for over 40 years.  Rosalind has earned a Bachelors in Human Services from the University of Phoenix and an Associates degree in Human Services from Pasadena City College.  Rosalind’s other accomplishments include a Certificate in Effective Black Parenting from the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring.   Training from Day One, INC  has afforded Rosalind to work with children considered “high-risk” such as pregnant teens and those impacted by gang affiliation.  Rosalind’s previous work experiences include working with abused children, with families impacted by domestic violence and as an alcohol and drug abuse counselor intern.  She is a certified anger management specialist.  Rosalind has made it her life’s work to support and empower people with the information needed to improve their quality of life at their own pace.

Cherise Young
Operations Director
With 30 years of experience in the field of social services, and 21 years as a trained clinician, Cherise Young has coached individuals, families, church groups, and professionals to improve their level of functioning, achieve emotional well-being and enhance their communication skills.  Cherise received her B.S. in Psychology from Florida A. and M. University, where she minored in African American Studies.  Later, she received an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary (IN).  In 2016, hoping to add skills that would assist organizations, Cherise completed studies at Point Loma Nazarene University (CA) and earned an M.A. degree in Organizational Leadership.  Over the years, Cherise has served in a variety of community roles such as facilitator, program director, advisory board leader, trainer, and conference speaker.  Originally from Indiana, Cherise now lives in Southern Nevada and hopes to positively impact others to create their oasis of hope and bloom in the desert!


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My goal is to provide quality, faith-based behavioral and mental health services to children, individuals, families, and couples; while allowing God to facilitate their healing process through me.  Operating with unconditional acceptance, I am dedicated to helping incredible humans navigate their complex worlds, through evidence-based principles and techniques.  I specialize in individual, family therapy, couples counseling, behavioral issues, anger management, mood disorders, and spiritual issues from a Christian perspective. I am a lifetime student with a passion for excellence to serve God and live a full, deep and victorious life. I believe that faith plus action kills fear!  My desire is to live on purpose in the spirit of excellence and help all to obtain a victorious lifestyle.
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