Meet Our Team
What do all those letters with each name mean?
In many professions, the letters before or after one's name signifies the person's education and credentialing. Our counselors have their highest degree listed (typically a Master's Degree) followed by their certification or license. Here is a key:
MDiv - Master of Divinity
MA - Master of Arts
MAPC - Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
MSW - Master of Social Work
EdD - Doctor of Education
BA - Bachelor of Arts
LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LISAC - Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor
BCPC - Board Certified Pastoral Counselor
BCC - Board Certified Chaplain
NCC - National Certified Counselor
RDN - Registered Dietician
WHC - Whole Health Coach
CSAM - Certified Specialist in Anger Management
Rev. - Reverend (Ordained)
Rev. Dr. Abigail Atkins, EDD, MDiv, BCC
Dr. Abigail Atkins is a Licensed Psychologist who has over 40 years of experience working with children both in the schools and in private practice. She specializes in working with children in issues around behavior, learning, emotions, and spirituality.
Lisa Peterson, MAPC, LISAC
Substance Abuse Counselor
Tempe / Online
Lisa Peterson is a Master's-Level Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor who works with those who have issues around trauma, codependency, grief, divorce, addictive relationships, and more.
Rev. Gina Weeks, BA, BCPC
Peoria / Online
Gina is a Bachelor's-Level Board Certified Pastoral Counselor who provides Christian counseling for women and families struggling with emotional and relational issues.
When you call our office, the friendly voice on the other end is Jeanette, our Practice Manager. Jeanette is certified in Mental Health First Aid and makes sure everything is running smoothly for our clients. If you ever have any questions about the services we offer, Jeanette is ready and available to help.
Austin Craig is the web developer for the practice and has been working in online tech for over ten years. He brings his technical know-how and customer service skills to keep the site running efficiently.