Meet Our School of Counseling Team

Clinical Supervisors

Stephanie Baker

Founder/Executive Director
Clinical Pastoral Counselor
CAI Clinical Supervisor

Stephanie is the Founder and Executive Director of Life In Abundance. She is a  Clinical Pastoral Counselor through the NCCA, Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach, Temperament Counselor, Certified Technical Trainer, speaker and co-author. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.

She is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Christian Counseling Association, and the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling. Stephanie is commissioned by Connection Fellowship Church.

Cindy Van Wingerden, PhD

Clinical Pastoral Counselor
CAI Clinical Supervisor

Cindy is a Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Temperament Counselor through the NCCA., and is also a Certified Life Coach.  Cindy is certified in the Prepare/Enrich premarital assessment coaching program as well as the SYMBIS premarital assessment coaching program. Cindy holds a PhD in Clinical Counseling from Cornerstone University and is a former RN and nurse educator.

She is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Christian Counseling Association, the International Christian Coaching Association, and the Association of Biblical Counselors. Cindy is commissioned by GracePoint Church.

Cindy has been married to Nick for over 40 years. They now live in Greenville SC. They are blessed to have a son and daughter in law who live and serve on the mission field in France, and 4 lovely grandchildren. Cindy and her husband Nick attend Grace church.

Instructors

Stephanie Baker

Founder/Executive Director
Clinical Pastoral Counselor
CAI Clinical Supervisor

Stephanie is the Founder and Executive Director of Life In Abundance. She is a  Clinical Pastoral Counselor through the NCCA, Board Certified Master Christian Life Coach, Temperament Counselor, Certified Technical Trainer, speaker and co-author. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.

She is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Christian Counseling Association, and the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling. Stephanie is commissioned by Connection Fellowship Church.

Cindy Van Wingerden, PhD

Clinical Pastoral Counselor
CAI Clinical Supervisor

Cindy is a Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Temperament Counselor through the NCCA., and is also a Certified Life Coach.  Cindy is certified in the Prepare/Enrich premarital assessment coaching program as well as the SYMBIS premarital assessment coaching program. Cindy holds a PhD in Clinical Counseling from Cornerstone University and is a former RN and nurse educator.

She is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Christian Counseling Association, the International Christian Coaching Association, and the Association of Biblical Counselors. Cindy is commissioned by GracePoint Church.

Cindy has been married to Nick for over 40 years. They now live in Greenville SC. They are blessed to have a son and daughter in law who live and serve on the mission field in France, and 4 lovely grandchildren. Cindy and her husband Nick attend Grace church.

Academic and Admissions Coordinator

Stephanie Laserna

Academic and Admissions Coordinator

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with a major in Finance, from UNC Charlotte and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.  She is an active member of the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) and the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling (SACC) and serves as the Administrator for LIA School of Counseling, a Certified Academic Institution of the NCCA.  Additionally, she is a Temperament Counselor through the NCCA, has been a Dave Ramsey Certified Financial Coach since 2007, and is commissioned as a Minister of Counseling by Grace Christian Church in Greenville.

In over 15 years as a Financial Coach, Stephanie has come to realize that money problems are typically a symptom of wrong mindsets and behaviors that must be addressed before someone can successfully follow a sound financial plan and enjoy true financial freedom.  After being introduced to the Director of Life in Abundance as a counseling resource for her financial coaching clients, she began to sense a calling to go beyond financial coaching and pursue her education as a Pastoral Counselor, in order to help people work through these root issues.  Her prayer is that this will not only lead to financial freedom in her clients’ lives but will ultimately lead to true freedom in the depths of their souls, because if the Son sets them free, they will be free indeed!  (John 8:36)

Stephanie grew up in the NC mountains but her husband’s civil engineering job brought them to the Upstate of SC in 1995.  They have attended Grace Christian Church in Greenville since moving to the area and now have two grown children.  In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time outdoors, in-depth Bible studies, reading, biking, playing games with her family, watching a good courtroom drama, organizing, boating, water sports, and visiting lighthouses, beaches, lakes, & waterfalls.

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