Life: It’s complicated.

Relationships: They’re complicated too.

Figuring out who you are and who you want to be? Wow.

Change is hard, and so is loss.

Finding your way to a full life doesn’t have to be.

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available to anyone from the community

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983 Mar Don Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Call 336-923-7426

Counseling at Full Life

Full Life counsels those who are experiencing distress, need support or have a desire to grow.

Now is the time to begin. It’s the time to find that new context and new opportunity to walk towards your own healing, to start making changes, finding acceptance, and becoming more self-aware and resilient.

As you grow in personal insight, you’ll have better clarity, confidence and direction. Maybe that means getting more comfortable accepting things you cannot change or finding the courage to start making important changes.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here…

Max Erhmann, "Desiderata"

Who We Serve and Services We Offer

How do I know I need counseling?

How will counseling help me?


What can Mental Health Counseling do for you?

Our counselors are committed to helping you grow, heal and develop as a whole person, and as you do, you’ll become more authentic and truer to yourself and those around you. The holistic approach of Full Life seeks to integrate the body, mind, and spirit.

When you choose to connect with a Full Life counselor, it creates a new context and a new opportunity for you to have a skilled professional walk with you towards healing, making changes, finding acceptance, or becoming more self-aware and resilient. As you grow in personal insight, you’ll have better clarity, confidence and direction. Maybe that means getting more comfortable accepting things you cannot change or finding the courage to start making important changes.

We know you’re really busy and feeling pretty overwhelmed already. While it may seem indulgent to devote precious time and resources to getting help for yourself, you’ll find that counseling can really help you feel better and more equipped to tackle the challenges of the day with more confidence and courage.

Still uncertain?

Do any of these changes sound appealing?

  • Knowing yourself more
  • Feeling more confident
  • Loving yourself more
  • Having more patience
  • Tolerating stress better
  • Communicating effectively
  • Parenting effectively and with confidence
  • Taking good care of your body, mind and spirit
  • Improving your relationships with those you love most
  • Knowing when to set boundaries and how to enforce them
  • Creating a deeper, more intimate connection with your partner
  • Effectively using skills to self-soothe and relax to feel centered and calm
  • Showing more empathy and compassion with yourself and others (including those who drive you crazy!)
  • Clarifying problem-ownership and feeling more comfortable allowing others to take responsibility for their choices
  • Consistently getting enough quality sleep to feel rested and energized for the day

Meet Our Mental Health Specialists

Ann Dixon Coppage, MAEd, LCMHC-S, NCC

Life surprises us in both exciting and discouraging ways. I would feel privileged to work with you as you grow, change, and develop- learning to better cope as you become more fully whole. My 30+ years in counseling, yield a breadth and depth of experience to help you when dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, communication difficulties, marriage concerns, family problems, life adjustment, faith-related struggles, as well as the effects of addiction both on individuals in recovery and those in relationship with them.

Anna Fleig, MDiv, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A

Have you ever felt like you weren’t being heard? That others don’t really understand what you are going through? Or perhaps they do listen, only to give you unsolicited advice in an attempt to be helpful. As a person who has created change in my own life through the benefit of counseling, I know how important it is for someone to truly listen and help you discover choices that work best for you and your loved ones.

Britta Starke, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Welcome to Full Life Counseling and to a journey for which I hope you find worth taking. My name is Britta Starke. I have had the pleasure of being in the behavioral health field for 25 years. I have worked with people of all ages from 6 – 80 years young. I have spent the last 13 years working with folks ages 14 and up.

James H. Tunstall, BA, CADC, DBTC

I feel passionate about helping you create the life you want. As a person in long-term recovery from addiction, my focus is helping you identify and resolve the blocks that may stand between you and your goals. I understand the challenges you face when coming to terms with your addiction and I am dedicated to helping people like you find a better way to live.

Leigh Zick Dongre, PhD, LCMHC, LCAS - Clinical Director

The path to living more fully is an adventure, one I believe has transformed my own life. Each day I am honored and privileged to join people along a path of recovery, self-exploration, and healing. I have helped people break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. My role as your counselor is to be a knowledgeable, genuine, and empathetic guide along this journey and provide a safe and supportive environment to do so. I strive to help people live their best lives, by reaching more authenticity and self-awareness, and making behavioral changes.

Marlena L. Del Hierro, MDiv, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A

Have you read self-help books in an effort to change things in your life? Or maybe you’ve sought the counsel of people close to you but still struggle with finding a solution. Perhaps you haven’t consulted anyone or anything because you feel embarrassed or think you should be able to do it by yourself? If this sounds familiar, I invite you to work with me. I am a relational counselor and am open, warm, nonjudgmental, and guarantee laughter in sessions.

The journey begins with you taking the first step, then a Full Life counselor walks with you – sometimes leading, sometimes following, sometimes beside you – but confidently with you on the journey.

Complementary Services can help bolster talk therapy outcomes and improve everyday coping skills.

About Our Practice

In addition to substance use and recovery-related services, Full Life offers counseling for issues as diverse as anxiety, depression, sexuality, spirituality, grief, life transitions, and marital and couples challenges. Clinicians use a variety of techniques to address these, including, but not limited to EMDR, hypnosis, and DBT. Other staff additions have allowed us to broaden our scope to provide care for those seeking a deeper spiritual life, healing and connections in the area of sexuality in recovery, chronic pain and trauma work.

Fees & Insurance

Clinical staff bill according to their credentials and experience using a tier system. Please review the Fee Schedule and/or Staff pages for more information. Some counselors’ services may be eligible for insurance reimbursement, while others’ services are not reimbursable. This information is also posted in the Full Life lobby.

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