Awaken Christian Counseling

healing the mind and spirit

Our Founder

My name is Angela Christian, and I am the founder and CEO of Awaken Christian Counseling.  I started this "virtual" agency in hopes of helping meet the mental health needs of people in my community and around the world.

I grew up in a small, southern town just outside Bloomington, Indiana, where I lived under the roof of abuse, alcoholism, and mental disorders.  I've always wanted to help those diagnosed and undiagnosed with mental disorders, find peace and live in a world where their mental health was recognized as important.  My desire is to take my training, my experiences and my relationship with God to help clients understand their purpose and God's desire for their life.  At AWAKEN, we believe God is the only way we can achieve true peace, happiness and hope.

I am currently finishing my practicum/Master's of Science in Christian Counseling at Grand Canyon University.  I am in the process of completing the 700 required hours of internship, and will be graduating in the fall of 2021.  I am also finishing my Pastoral Licensure with the Arizona School of Ministry.  We are an Assemblies of God church and believe in the power of the Holy Spirit.  I will be completing my licensure requirements over the next several months, and anticipate graduating in April, 2021.  I currently have a Master's in Education through University of Phoenix, and taught 4th and 5th grades before pursuing my counseling degree and pastoral licensure.

I will be celebrating my 17-year marriage to Matt in December, 2020 - we've been through so much and we're still in love!  We have a 26-year old daughter who is on the autism spectrum.  She's the most interesting, beautiful, intelligent person I know.  I live with and love FIVE dogs (Olive, Sir Charles, Murphy, Rosie and Archie), and I love to read, read, read...and be in my pool.

Thank you for taking time to visit AWAKEN Christian Counseling.  God bless you abundantly.

Angela Christian, MAEd, MSPC