Annie Abernethy, MPC
Annie grew up overseas to missionary parents and has lived in many unique situations, both abroad and Stateside. She is a wife and a mother of three grown sons, one of whom has special needs. These experiences have contributed greatly to her desire to understand culture, religion, psychology, and how people mature through their own particular environments and life events.
Annie’s primary goal in counseling others is to help them discover the ways that they are wonderfully created and loved by God. Special interests in counseling include spiritual de/reconstruction, religious abuse, parenting, sexual and gender identity in children and teens, sexual abuse, missionaries and missionary kids, cultural adjustment, grief, chronic illness and marriage counseling (pre-marriage, infertility, infidelity recovery, blended families). The integration of good psychology with functional spirituality is a passion that drives Annie both in and outside of the counseling office.
Annie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. She is also studying for a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Culture through St. Stephen’s University in New Brunswick, Canada. When not counseling, Annie works as a volleyball official for local, state, and national organizations, and serves at her church in several volunteer positions. Her free time is spent watching movies and television with her family, studying and discussing theology, playing sports and music, reading, gardening and laughing hard every chance she gets.