Counseling Services in Westerville, Ohio
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ANGELA T. HORTON, MACMHC, LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC, CDCA

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

It is a joy and a passion to help adults, adolescents, and couples have more fulfilling lives. I believe it is important to show people that you care by treating them with kindness and respect. I especially enjoy helping people who are survivors of trauma. I specialize in working with people suffering from depression, anxiety, the harmful effects of childhood neglect, emotional and sexual abuse. In addition, I am passionate about marriage and enjoy helping couples work through challenges in their relationship.

I am the founder of Speak Life Christian Counseling and Coaching, LLC, where our mission is to help you find hope, encouragement, and the strength to Begin to Live Again. I graduated with honors from Ashland Theological Seminary, with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC). I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation (LPCC-S), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) and a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) practicing in the State of Ohio. My memberships include the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International.

My clinical experience includes working as an inpatient and intensive outpatient therapist at a mental health hospital where I counseled patients diagnosed with severe mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, stress-related disorders, personality disorders and psychotic disorders. I taught inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy groups to help patients and their families to better understand their diagnosis, to help them identify and utilize healthy coping skills in order to reduce clinical symptoms and to improve their overall mental health. My experience in private practice as a mental health counselor includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, personality and behavioral disorders, substance use disorders, stress-related disorders, and relationship issues for adults, adolescents, and couples. As a clinical supervisor, I train and mentor new counselors in best practices. I enjoy working with new clinicians to help them learn and implement professional behavior and competence, identify objectivity, consider ethical considerations in clinical care, and to implement and maintain good self-care.

I have over 20 years’ experience working in Christian church leadership. I have been the keynote speaker at various women's conferences and events. I have written and taught Bible studies for women, conducted leadership mentoring groups and training classes for diverse groups of people and served as a ministry leader and coach for single parents.

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OLIVIA “LIV” ENLOE, BA, CT

COUNSELOR INTERN

One of my favorite authors once wrote “People grow when they’re loved.” As a counselor, I sometimes feel like a gardener. My purpose is to see my clients’ needs, help cultivate their strengths, weed and prune things that hinder growth, and water generously with validation, empathy and encouragement. In practice, this is assessing the problems, incorporating a strengths-based approach while identifying and working through resistance. It is my goal to help you feel supported and loved so that you may grow into the person you want to be.

Throughout my life, I have always felt a strong calling to see people who may have felt invisible, to hear people who may have been silenced, and invite people in who may have felt like an outcast. This calling led me to serve in different areas such as, mission trips, youth ministry and leading worship. In college, I was introduced to the field of counseling and changed my major because I knew that becoming a counselor was the right career path for me. This decision changed my life. I now feel so honored to sit across from people and listen to their stories. Being vulnerable and opening up to someone you do not know can be scary. My hope is that you will feel comfortable sharing with me, like we are having coffee on your back porch while talking through your story. I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults and adult clients. I treat people struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress disorders, behavioral and emotional disorders and relationship problems.

My role as a counselor is influenced by my Christian faith. I have learned skills such as, flexibility, patience, empathy, and perseverance and desire to incorporate this into my counseling sessions. I am currently a graduate student at the University of the Cumberlands earning a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC). I have a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Professional Counseling with a Minor in Addictions (BA) from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. I have a Counselor Trainee (CT) license issued by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. I am a member of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). I am married and my husband is a pastor.

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MORIAH BANKS, MSCMHC

Therapist

I have always been a helper with a strong desire to help people navigate through hardships and challenging life experiences. What I like most about the field of counseling is working with people from different backgrounds, and coming alongside those who are seeking help to improve their quality of life. I enjoy being a part of creating positive change. Working in the field of counseling is a way for me to show compassion, empathy, emotional support and provide clinical care for those in need.

Within the last five years, I have worked as a sexual violence advocate which includes working on the Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline which is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. I serve as an in-hospital advocate for sexual assault survivors in 19 different hospitals in Central Ohio. In this role, I engage in active-listening, provide confidential emotional support and on-site crisis intervention. I also provide survivors with information and resources for most counties within the state of Ohio. I am also an active participant in community outreach events. I have gained excellent knowledge and experience in crisis management, trauma-informed care and emotional support.

In my role as a counselor, I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, children and couples. My clinical experience includes working with clients who are survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, various types of trauma as well as clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, and behavioral disorders.

What I appreciate most about being a Christian Counselor is the opportunity to pray for, and with all of my clients who request prayer. I believe that God works with me and through me, giving me spiritual insight to assist in the healing process in the lives of the clients that I work with. I have a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC) with a specialty in Addiction from Walden University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA) with a minor in Philosophy from Theil College. I am married and have two children.

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JOHN A. COAXUM, MDiv, BA

COUNSELOR INTERN

What I enjoy most about counseling is having the opportunity to help individuals “connect the dots.” I love assisting clients by helping them to plot their course from where they are now, to where they hope to be. I am incredibly passionate about serving adults, couples, families and young people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, life challenges, men’s issues, relationships as well as pre-martial and marriage counseling.

I have served as a full-time pastor for nearly ten years and authored two books. In my pastoral role, I have provided individual counseling, pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling and grief counseling for people who are grieving or have suffered loss. I have organized outreach events, community service and mentored youths and young adults. During this time, I have learned to be present with clients, actively listen to their stories, offer comfort, empathy, acceptance and unconditional love. I highly value authenticity. Authenticity helps to create an atmosphere for genuine therapeutic change which has been very rewarding.

As a lifelong Christian, my relationship with God informs every aspect of what I do, including my work as a professional counselor. I believe that scripture, prayer and faith coupled with excellence in clinical care can help to mitigate many of life’s challenges. As a Christian counselor, I believe my role is to join with my clients and gain insight from God in seeking the very best outcome for all of my clients. Furthermore, I hope that through my work as a mental health counselor, I will help to remove some of the stigmas associated with counseling and mental health.

I am a graduate student at the University of the Cumberlands earning a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC). I have a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Andrews University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology (BA) from Oakwood University. My Counselor Trainee (CT) license application is in process with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board. I am a member of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International and the American Counseling Association (ACA). I am married and have one child.

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KIMBERLY “FAITH” BENNER, BA, CT

COUNSELOR INTERN

As a counselor, I enjoy having the opportunity to support clients and help them navigate life’s challenges. I understand that these challenges can take a toll on one’s life and can be extremely difficult to conquer alone. I decided to become a counselor because of my own experience with counseling as a teenager. At that time, I was struggling with several hardships. My counselor had a profound influence on my life. Through her demonstration of genuineness, acceptance and empathy, I came to view myself as a beloved child of God which has helped me gain the self-confidence that I needed to overcome my challenges. Therefore, I strive to help my clients recognize their full potential, give them tools and teach them skills to help navigate life’s hardships.

I have experience in social work, residential treatment, psychiatric crisis, behavioral health; and, I currently work as a mental health specialist at a children’s hospital. These experiences have taught me vital skills of active listening, validation of client’s feelings, viewing situations from the client’s perspective, offering encouragement and communicating empathetically. My goal is to be able to connect with my clients by building rapport, establishing a relationship of trust and developing a strong therapeutic alliance. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, grief, adjustment disorders, psychological distress and challenges with vocation and relationships.

As a child, I have identified as a Christian and attended Christian schools for the majority of my education. During high school, I had the opportunity to live on the Texas/Mexico border with my parents who were missionaries. These experiences taught me about the power of God’s love and witnessing his presence in every aspect of my life. As a Christian counselor, I hope to reflect God’s love by demonstrating genuineness, unconditional acceptance, empathy and incorporating scripture and prayer in sessions for clients who request this service.

I am a graduate student at Walden University earning a Master of Science (current GPA: 3.75) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC). I have a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Psychology (BA) from Ohio Christian University. I have a Counselor Trainee (CT) license with the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board, I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International.

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