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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…
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.
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
Anna Fleig, MDiv, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A, CST
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.
Jimmy Tunstall, MA, LCMHC-A, CADC
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
I am a staff counselor here at Full Life Counseling & Recovery who focuses on forward movement and wellbeing. I take a neuroscientific approach to counseling which means I use a set of therapeutic practices and evidence-based techniques that help you rewire your brain so that you can feel more free, confident, and peaceful.
Rebecca Rankin, MA, LCMHC-A
Life often throws us curve balls and we can be faced with different forks in the road. We make the best choices we can in these moments, even if the outcome is not quite what we expected. Beauty often comes from our willingness to be vulnerable and own our stories even when they can be quite difficult. It is in these times that I want to be a part of your life’s story that enables you to find moments of acceptance and peace.
Lauren Byrd, MA, LCMHC-A
My goal as a counselor is to offer support, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness. I believe we all have the answers we need within ourselves, and I hope that through our work together, you can find your answers. For me, counseling is about empowerment and helping my clients find their inner power.
Angel Joel, MA, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, NCC
We each have our stories that inform who we have become, who we are, and who we aim to be. As I accompany you on your journey of self-discovery, I use a narrative, mindfulness, and strengths-based approach. I am also trauma-informed. You are the author of your story and I help you write it.
Cathey Floyd, MA, LCMHC
I love working with individual, couples and family counseling who have experienced loss of loved ones, substance use disorders, life transitions such as divorce and career changes, aging, stress, anxiety, and depression. I also offer grief counseling for children ages 5-12.
Amanda J. Beck, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Finding a counselor you love is like finding a great pair of jeans. Fit matters. Or if you’re a high achiever, maybe it’s like finding business clothes that feel like your own skin or like your favorite pair of jeans instead of a costume. It matters to me that we are a good fit for working together in therapy, because I know that personal exploration, growth and healing can only happen in safe spaces with safe people.
Brittany Corcoran, LCMHC
Hey. I’m Brittany Corcoran, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a person who believes in the core resiliency, power, and goodness of humankind. Practicing at Full Life is a sort of homecoming for me. While earning my Masters in Counseling at Wake Forest University...
Sara Bailey, PhD, LCMHC-A
Stories are powerful. As a counselor, I believe that the stories we tell ourselves are the most powerful of all. My greatest privilege is to journey with my clients as they share their stories with me, sometimes speaking them aloud for the very first time, in the sacred space of the therapeutic counseling relationship.
Siedah Miller, MA, LCMHC-A
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
This quote harnesses the foundation of my therapeutic process. I believe within us; we encompass exactly what we need to thrive while accomplishing our deepest desires. Through developing healthy coping skills and challenging cognitive distortions, I believe anything can be attained.
Liora Shir, Graduate Student Counselor
At some point, each person faces unique obstacles preventing them from fully seeing their potential. I am passionate about supporting individuals, families, and caregivers to navigate the road toward discovering their inner strengths so they can achieve their recovery goals.
Katie Nail, MS/Ed.S, LCMHC
For the past 16 years I have had the honor to work with children and teens in a school counseling position. As a school counselor I have worked with countless young people and their families as they navigate the struggles that come with life. Having spent so many years working in the public schools gives me an unique perspective to offer clients with Full Life Counseling. I understand the difficulties in navigating mental health needs in the school setting and beyond.
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, brainspotting, equine-assisted psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, ExRP, Internal Family Systems, 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.