Meet Our Team
What do all those letters after each name mean?
In many professions, the letters 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
MABC - Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
MAPC - Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
EdD - Doctor of Education
LISAC - Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor
BCPC - Board Certified Pastoral Counselor
BCC - Board Certified Chaplain
Abigail Atkins, EDD, MDiv, BCC
Licensed Pastoral Psychologist
Children / Parents
Abigail is a Licensed Pastoral 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
Licensed Christian Counselor
Addiction / Trauma
Lisa Peterson is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor who works with those who have issues around trauma, codependency, grief, divorce, addictive relationships, and more.
Jon Bjorgaard, MDiv
Men / Couples / Families
Jon Bjorgaard is a Master's-level Pastoral Counselor who works with men, couples, and families. He specializes in counseling that addresses numerous emotional and relational issues.
When you call our office, the friendly voice on the other end is Jeanette, our office administrator. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid and provides front office support. If you ever have any questions about the services we offer, Jeanette is ready and available to help.