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HOPE Starts Here

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Fostering Hope and Healing for Children, Adolescences, Individuals, and Families

Meet Dr. Angela Scruggs


My name is Dr. Angela Scruggs, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP, NIC, QMHI. I am a bilingual therapist providing services in English and American Sign Language. I have a Ph.D. in Psychology & Counseling and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling, both from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I hold a license in the state of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation (LPC-MHSP). I am trained in several therapeutic modalities and specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, and TraumaPlay Therapy. Over the past 14 years, I have worked with clients of varying ages and life stages with a range of clinical challenges. My experience has included residential and recovery programs, school systems, nonprofit agencies, traditional counseling settings, and in-home therapy. My passion is to cultivate hope and healing for children, adolescents, individuals, and families.


Fun Facts: I love to travel!!! Whether volunteerism, work, or pleasure, I have traveled abroad, spanning five (5) continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa) and eight (8) countries (Greece, Latvia, China, Ecuador, Mexico, Malaysia, India, Nigeria, and Canada).

Meet Dr Scruggs

Why Do I Need Therapy?

A Sounding Board

Having someone to talk to, to listen to you, ask appropriate questions, and work with you to find solutions can make an amazing difference.

Overcoming Past Trauma

It's natural to feel hesitant or uneasy about discussing prior traumas, it’s not easy, but with your dedication and willingness with the help therapy, you can overcome.

Achievement Of Goals

Setting and achieving goals is a very impactful part of therapy and everyday life. Therapeutic goals can set the precedent for what life will be like after your sessions are complete.


Healthy Coping Mechanisms

As human beings, we all face challenges and tough times. I will help you learn healthy coping mechanisms which allow you to navigate the challenges of life without falling apart. 


Purging Bad Habits

When you work with a therapist, you have the opportunity to get rid of self-destructive habits.

Improved Relationships

Relationships share such an intimate tie with our quality of life and who we are as people. I will help you learn how to navigate the challenging parts to enhance your relationships. 

Why Therapy



Dr. Scruggs is the perfect combination of professional and compassionate. She is well-rounded and a Godsend to many in need. The nurturing environment met the needs perfectly for the Deaf students we referred to The Link. The students grew and matured in so many ways.

-Poppy Steele, Founder - Sign Club Co.



"Just like the lotus flower, we bloom most beautifully from the deepest and darkest places in life."

-Dr. Angela Scruggs 












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