Founder Angela Anderson, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Collaborative Divorce Coach & Child Specialist, and Certified Yoga Instructor,
has provided mental health therapy, divorce 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.
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.
Erika Hayden is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and is certified to administer the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening inventory(also known as the SASSI-3 and SASSI-A2) to adult an adolescents. Erika received her master in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech in 2005. Since then, Erika has worked in a variety of settings such as; Community Counseling Agencies, Public Schools, and the Behavioral Health Department of a Hospital. She has experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults, however her primary focus and passion is working with teenagers, young adults, and their families. Erika has experience helping individuals work through various issues such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family/relationship issues, anger management, stress management, and grief and loss.
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!
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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