Founder Angela Anderson , a Licensed Professional Counselor, Collaborative Divorce Coach & Child Specialist, and Certified Yoga Instructor, has provided mental health therapy, coaching and yoga instruction to hundreds of clients.

She developed her balanced approach helping clients as they work through many struggles in their lives by intently focusing on their needs and discovering what works for each. Her theory,which is based on combinations of social skill development, physical fitness, and spirituality, has helped many and serves as the foundation for the development of Serenity Counseling Center P.C.
 
Respecting the importance of the unity of families and marriages, Angie developed a five session program "Making Love Last."  Through her program, Angie is dedicated to assisting families and couples with enhanced healthy communication and effective conflict resolution while maintaining mutual respect.  

Angie is also collaboratively trained in helping families find balance and peace while going through a divorce.  She will work with children as a Child Specialist to learn effective coping skills to deal with the changes in the family as they separate/divorce.  She will also work with parents in developing healthy parenting plans to make the transition easier.  With the adults going through a divorce, Angie will serve as a Divorce Coach to help the individual cope and deal with the loss of the marriage and meet the client where they need to help the process be as amicable as possible.

    Beth Gunter is a psychologist who holds a Master’s of Science in Psychology, along with an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology.  With a specialization in school psychology she has conducted over 700 psychological assessments for children and adolescents.   Her strengths in identifying underlying processing deficits allows for accurate diagnosis and increased understanding of learning disabilities in reading, writing, and mathematics.  Assessments are also conducted to evaluate ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism, and gifted learners.  Using the latest technology from Apple and Pearson, she conducts assessments in a primarily digital format, creating increased engagement for examinees. 
Beth also has experience counseling children with various learning, behavioral, emotional, and developmental difficulties.  Her partnership with parents is a key component to therapies offered.  While the focus of therapy will vary individually, there is a general emphasis on improving functionality and increasing resiliency so that clients and families are better equipped to handle future issues. 

Families of school-aged children and adolescents are often in need of assistance navigating education systems.  Beth’s extensive knowledge of  special education law and Section 504 allows her to assist parents in securing appropriate educational services and accommodations.  As an educational specialist, she can also provide insight into developing measurable, obtainable IEP goals to improve accountability for progress.  Consultative and advocacy services are offered to empower parents so that they can make informed educational decisions for their children.    

Professional Organization Membership:

National Association of School Psychologists

Virginia Association of School Psychologists

  

Board Certification:

Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions – Board of Psychology

Nationally Certified School Psychologist – Board Eligible


For more information on Beth Gunter and her services please visit her website at www.gunterpsyc.com

 

   
    Lori Womack joins us as a workshop facilitator with over 28 years of counseling experience through her corporate background, with its strong emphasis on creating positive experiences for others. 

She has been a student of the Law of Attraction since 1991 and a Certified Life Coach who is inspired to keep learning and growing spiritually, so that she may help guide her students, clients and loved ones to a more abundant life. 

Ms. Womack is also a student of the Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life® philosophy and will earn her License and Certification upon graduating in November 2015. 

Lori’s workshop “Love Yourself-Change Your Life” is a combination of Louise Hay’s techniques, including “Mirror Work”, Esther Hicks with Abraham’s teachings including “Ask and It is Given” along with guided visualization, affirmations, vision boards and EFT (tapping technique).



Thurston P. Howl
, Therapy Dog In Training, joined the center in October 2010. 
He is a Goldendoodle and loves being a part of our team part time! 
 Four-footed therapists give something special to enhance the health and well-being of others. 
According to Therapy Dogs International, TDI, it has been clinically proven that through petting, touching, and talking with animals, stress is relieved and depression is eased.  Therapy dogs bring sparkle to a sterile day, provide a lively subject for conversation, and rekindle old memories of previously owned pets.
Thurston would love to meet you!  



 



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Community Room for rent located on Rt. 460 in Blue Ridge, Botetourt County (15 minutes from Bonsack Walmart). Space is great for Business Meetings, Baby Showers and Vendor Shows. Rental includes furnished conference room with conference table and  30 chairs, projector system, teleconference system and use of kitchenette. Building has approximately 16 parking spaces. Fees depend upon length of rental. Please contact Serenity Counseling Center at 540-977-2181 or serenitycounselingcenter@verizon.net.