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 Kathy a part of the team. Kathy 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 20 years of experience working as a counselor 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.
Marion earned his Master of Arts in Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University in 2017 after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tennessee State University in 2013. Marion has 10 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Marion has also enjoyed working with an affiliate company to offer counseling services to children in DCS care as well as working with a non-profit to design and administer counseling services for formerly incarcerated men as they transition back into society. Marion’s ideal client is someone who is open and ready for the work they must do to become the best version of themselves. He believes one of the most amazing experiences is walking alongside individuals as they go through the healing process. Marion has a passion for meeting people where they are and helping them through the difficulties they may be experiencing. He looks forward to serving those that are ready to reach their goals.
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.
Jonathan is committed to walking side-by-side with individuals and families trying to better themselves and make the most of their life experiences. His work in multiple areas of the mental health field has allowed him to witness the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and environment, and he hopes to continue to expose people to the same.
Jonathan is a firm believer that there is no textbook definition of how one’s healing and betterment process should look, and that each person is affected differently because of their own special and unique background. He considers one of the first rules of healing to be ‘do not compare experiences.’ Our sadness, pain, or general discomfort may come from any range of life happenings, and we can work toward accepting them as real so they may be appropriately addressed. There is no such thing as ‘my experience isn’t that bad compared to..., so I should be okay.' This statement is representative of the mindset that often keeps us from realizing our fullest selves. Jonathan is strongly of the mind that our memories and feelings are real. They do not need justification, and they are every bit as valid, important, special, and worthy of attention as we are.
Trish has her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. Trish believes that everyone can change who they are at any stage in their life and that people are resilient. There is no limit on the amount you can change and grow during your lifespan. Trish believes that people already have the tools to help themselves and her job as a therapist is to help you reach your potential. Trish strives to come to each therapy session from a place of empathy and strives to create a therapeutic environment that is open and inviting. In her free time, Trish loves spending time with her family and enjoying live music performances. She loves creating and crafting and believes that art and music can be part of the therapeutic process.
Ardita is currently pursuing her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University. She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Ardita believes that healing and growth happen in the context of safe relationships, and she aims to offer you a space where you feel seen, heard, and celebrated. She is committed to creating a strong and genuine therapeutic relationship with the understanding that the client is the expert over their own life. She desires to help clients individually and focus on each person’s particular needs and wants.
Melissa is currently pursuing her Master's in Mental Health Counseling at Lindsey Wilson College. She has evening availability to serve those with busy schedules.