Christian is the President and CEO of Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University in 2006. Christian worked at Hospital Corporations of America (HCA) with adolescents and collaborated with other community mental health facilities while in solo private practice at Serenity Counseling in 2007.
After many years with HCA as an experienced primary therapist, Christian joined LifeWORKS Counseling Center in 2012. She has worked as a counselor, life coach, Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Mediator and Co-Parenting instructor for Life Bridge of TN (2014). In May 2017, Christian re-opened the doors to Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center as a group practice where providers can practice independently. As a visionary she utilizes the Intense Marital Coaching program, helps individuals with mental health and life issues, and offers Family and Marital Mediation. Christian also is a Subject Matter Expert with SCORE/SBA. SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.
Beginning March of 2019 Christian launched a parent website LOLA- Life of Living Abundantly, which is a women's health and wellness initiative, virtual business coaching and transformation personal coaching firm.
Christian has a passion for keeping the family unit healthy and strong. She enjoys sharing the Word/Love of God, has three beautiful daughters and enjoys the outdoors and nature.
We are pleased to have Ardita a part of the team. She is currently pursuing her master's degree at Trevecca University in Nashville, TN. Ardita will be happy to assist with contract, insurance questions, and scheduling an appointment. Please contact our office today to learn more about our Counseling, Coaching and Mediation Practice.
Jill is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Tennessee. She has 15+ years of experience working as an LPC with children, adolescents, and adults. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Union University in Jackson, TN. She also received a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jill is a member of American Counseling Association and Association of Mental Health Counselors of America. She strongly believes that sometimes the simplest changes can brighten a person’s entire life. She places great value on seeing each person as an individual, unique and valued. Jill views counseling as an opportunity to see where life can improve and balance can be found. Jill views it as a privilege to walk with you during difficult circumstances. She knows that the expert in the client's situation is the client. "I hope to listen with compassion and respect to where you have been and help you to find where you want to go, she says. Jill loves spending time with her family (including her two dogs). She loves nature, hiking, camping, and creating stained glass.
Danette, a native of Hendersonville, received her master’s degree from Tennessee State University in 2000 and completed postgraduate work at Lindsey Wilson College. Since 2003 she has served in the educational sector as a counselor, educator and regional director at Lindsey Wilson College. Danette believes people can be empowered to reach their full potential. Therapy assists clients with discovering and developing the tools needed to live their best lives. She strives to help clients grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially.
Danette understands that each client has a unique background and will require integrative therapy designed to address their specific needs. She believes that counseling built on a trustworthy, ethical foundation encourages a level of confidence and starts the journey towards healing and a healthy lifestyle. Serenity Counseling and Mediation Center is proud to welcome Danette to the community.
Heather is an evening and weekend provider to help serve the needs of those with a busy work schedule. Heather is available on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays/Sundays. Heather is married and lives outside of Nashville TN. She is also familiar to those in the community through her part time work with Mental Health Cooperative. We welcome Heather to the practice as of July 2018.
Kathryn Lockett Reitz
Kathryn began in her teens working with incarcerated youths in a juvenile court school setting, Sacramento County Juvenile Hall, California Boys Ranch and California Youth Authority. She volunteered with California Parole Officers and local police departments. She began working in higher education as an Admissions and Financial Aid Advisor, leaving as the Acting Director of Admissions at National University in California.
In the last few years, Kathryn graduated with her Masters of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Bethel University in Tennessee. She completed her coursework in Rule 31 Mediation for Family and Domestic Violence and General Civil. She was listed through the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 trained Mediator.
She is a published poet and most recently published her first children’s book, Home Once More, with husband of almost 30 years, John. Her 18 year old son, Christopher is a senior in high school.
Marion joined Serenity Counseling & Mediation Center in Gallatin, April of 2019. He enjoys working with children, couples and individuals, Please contact our office if you are interested in scheduling an appointment.