Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Stephanie is the founder and President of Life In Abundance. She is a Clinical Pastoral Counselor through the NCCA, Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach, Certified Temperament Counselor, Certified Technical Trainer, speaker and co-author. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. Stephanie lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her husband Jeff.
She is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Christian Counseling Association, and the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling. [View Full Bio]
Licensed Professional Counselor/ Associate
Aimee achieved her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. While in Colorado she worked with a court-mandated counseling center as a graduate-level intern and a Colorado Registered Psychotherapist. She is currently licensed by the state of South Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor/ Associate, and is under the supervision of Cathy Sparks, MA, LPC-S. She is a Level 1 Facilitator certified in a child and adolescent resiliency program called “Why Try”. Aimee is a good-standing member of the American Counselors Association, and she is Certified by the National Board of Clinical Counselors.
Aimee’s preferred counseling approaches are Strength-Based CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and Existential Therapy. She specializes in assisting those with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief, PTSD, identity development, relational conflict, domestic violence, and life transitions. She has led resiliency programs for adolescents facing a variety of emotional and cognitive challenges, as well as led parenting classes that focused on child development and communication. Aimee is educated on spiritual integration in clinical counseling settings.
Aimee believes that each individual has an innate value and a drive to grow. Through patient listening and empowerment, Aimee understands that her role as a counselor is to encourage that growth which allows each individual to move from surviving to thriving. She creates a space for authenticity and self-awareness to empower her clients to look at themselves in their context and hold difficult realities with a sense of freedom and hope.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Bob is a trained EMDR therapist through the EMDR Institute, Inc. EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) enables many individuals to heal from traumatic and disturbing life experiences. EMDR also facilitates healing from emotional pain by helping the mind get past “stuck points” associated with emotional trauma that often block normal memory processing. EMDR has been shown to be an effective treatment for not only traumatic events, but also a wide range of mental and emotional distress associated with adverse experiences from childhood.
Additionally, Bob is a trained facilitator in the Prepare/Enrich marriage counseling program. He offers premarital and marriage counseling using the Prepare/Enrich program. He also offers training for groups and organizations for stress management and crisis intervention.
At Life In Abundance, Bob works with individuals and couples. He works with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, anger, despair, grief, trauma, life transitions, relationship conflict, and other common struggles. He helps clients develop a vision of hope beyond their current struggles.
Bob is a member of the following professional organizations:
- The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: Certified Instructor for Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention courses.
- The American Association of Christian Counselors
- The American Counseling Association
Karen holds a BS in Psychology with a specialization in Christian Counseling from Liberty University. Additionally, she is a Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA).
Karen has served as a Stephen’s Minister through her church in Holland, Michigan. After moving to South Carolina she and her husband participated in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, where they remained members for 12 years. Karen has served as the leader for several women’s Open Share Groups such as Codependency, Sexual Purity, and Chemical Dependency.
Karen has a passion to come alongside women who are hurting or struggling and to help them experience freedom through understanding their identity in Christ. Using God’s Word, she disciples women by teaching them how to have a deeper and more intimate relationship with the Father and how to practically apply the Word of God to everyday life circumstances.
Karen lives in Taylors, SC and has been married to her husband, Kurt, for 32 years. Together, they have 3 children. They are blessed to have 1 darling granddaughter. Karen and Kurt currently attend Grace Church at the Greer campus.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Harper
Certified Temperament Counselor
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Harper received her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family from Liberty University. She is a Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Certified Temperament Counselor through the NCCA.
Lizzie is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors as well as the NCCA. Fellowship Greenville is her home church, where she enjoys worshiping, serving, and being an active member alongside her husband of 23 years. Blessed with three wonderful children, she delights in time spent with them and counts each one as a gift.
Lizzie is a California girl originally, but has called Greenville her home for nearly thirteen years. Her passion is to continue to seek a walk with Jesus that puts his glory on display and to walk alongside others as they navigate the changes and situational difficulties that life can bring. Her heart’s desire is to know God and make Him known.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Angel Henning is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPCI) in the state of Texas, who is currently pursuing her License for Professional Counseling Associate (LPCA) in South Carolina. She holds a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention® practitioner (https://child.tcu.edu/about-us/tbri/#sthash.qkSc0enh.dpbs) through the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development, a division of Texas Christian University. She is a certified health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York (https://www.integrativenutrition.com/health-coaching). She received Advanced Discipleship counseling training from Grace Ministries International, Atlanta (https://www.gmint.org/). Angel is also currently pursing Certified Temperament Counseling certification through SACC (https://www.sarasotaacademy.com/).
Angel has over 17 years’ experience serving a variety of populations. Her experience includes individual, couples, and family counseling, development and leadership in sexual abuse recovery groups, social and emotional skills groups for troubled kids in school, faith-based drug and alcohol residential counseling, and specialized work with adoptive/foster families that nurture children from hard places. She has facilitated parenting groups and has worked with pre-school aged children through adolescents. Angel is passionate about nurturing families and women as they grow through the grace of God to live abundantly in their God given callings.
Angel enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling. She moved to Greer from League City, Texas with her husband of 18 years, 3 children, and their puppy, Scooter. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and attends Covenant United Methodist Church.
Cindy Van Wingerden, PhD
Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Cindy is a Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Certified Temperament Counselor through the NCCA. She is also a Certified Life Coach. Cindy is certified in the Prepare/Enrich premarital assessment coaching program as well as the SYMBIS premarital assessment coaching program. Cindy holds a PhD in Clinical Counseling from Cornerstone University and is a former RN and nurse educator.
She is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Christian Counseling Association, the International Christian Coaching Association, and the Association of Biblical Counselors.
Cindy has been married to Nick for over 40 years. They now live in Greenville SC. They are blessed to have a son and daughter in law who live and serve on the mission field in France, and 4 lovely grandchildren. Cindy and her husband Nick attend Grace church.
Meet Our Support and Study Group Facilitators
Support Group Facilitator
Mandy has a BA in History from College of Charleston, and a MAT in Secondary Social Studies from Charleston Southern University. She has been teaching Social Studies for the past 12 years, working primarily with at-risk students. She has always been able to relate well to students who suffer from conflict in their home environments.
Mandy has had personal experience with the heartbreak of infidelity and dishonesty in marriage. She feels a calling to share her story in both individual and small group settings. Her hope is to provide encouragement to women who find themselves walking a similar path.
Mandy is a single mom to an 12 year old and they are both very active in their church. She is an avid reader and loves to be anywhere salty. She and her son enjoy music, especially live Christian concerts.
Support Group Facilitator
Luanne Botta is an author, Bible teacher and speaker who brings the gospel to life through the Word and personal testimony. Her high energy and joyful spirit of encouragement bring an authentic transparency, making her an endearing and powerful speaker.
As a high school teacher at a private Christian academy for almost 20 years, well-liked by her students, Luanne found herself in a unique role, guiding hundreds of young people through God’s Word with her uncompromising, take-no-prisoners way of speaking the truth while still showing them unconditional love. Her passion was igniting them to live their lives with a higher standard than the culture around them.
From these years of ministry and the heartache experienced by her students in their teen years, Luanne authored two books to equip young people with the truth, Young Hearts. Pure Lives (for girls), and The Warrior Within (for guys). Each book is available to be read individually or to be used as a bible study in a group setting.
Luanne has had the wonderful experience of serving on the mission field to Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados, New York City, Latvia, and Mexico fulfilling the call to “go into all the earth” and preach the gospel.
Support Group Facilitator
Meg has a BS degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Lees McRae College located in Banner Elk, NC. She worked for one year as the Director of New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW)at Bluefield College, in Bluefield, VA. NOSW is a nonprofit for middle-aged Appalachia women who are trying to improve their life circumstances. For six years, Meg served as a Stephen Minister and youth director at Greenville ARP Church and four years as a Bible study group facilitator at Brookwood Community Church. Meg has also volunteered on other community boards. She currently volunteers at Piedmont Women’s Center as a Client Advocate. She is an active member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Meg has a passion to aid women with past and current traumatic circumstances, helping them work through the crisis and understand the grace and love God has for everyone.
Support Group Facilitator
Angie is a high school nurse and is witness to many broken lives at young ages. She has a heart for those who need healing and believes there is always hope. She serves as a resource and liaison for those with mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs in the school setting.
Angie received her BSN in nursing and has worked as a nurse in various hospital and outpatient settings for 31 years. She has held several management positions in nursing as well as a nurse educator. She is a member of Mosaic Church in Easley and has served as a worship leader, small group leader, prayer team leader, and in children’s ministry. She is married to her sweetheart, David, and they love spending time together enjoying many adventures of the outdoors.
Angie knows the suffering of loss first hand and the goodness and mercy of our loving God. She has had the opportunity to share her experiences in group settings as well as in many churches as a guest speaker. She has done infomercial radio spots and has appeared on WGGS 16 Niteline as a guest speaker during Sanctity of Life month. One of her greatest passions is to see girls/women receive healing from the devastating effects of abortion and find renewed life through God’s redeeming love. She has volunteered at Foothills Care Center and Piedmont Women’s Center as a facilitator of Forgiven and Set Free Bible study since 2003.
Angie also has a passion for the lost and disenfranchised and volunteers weekly at a local food pantry. When not spending time outdoors, she enjoys making homemade pasta and sauces for family and friends as first generation of Italian descent.