Waters Edge wants to provide a safe place to those struggling with life challenges. Two of our members are professional Christian Counselors. Check out their bio below. You may directly contact either Counselor with questions regarding their services.

Karen Close

Karen Close was married for over 40 years to the love of her life, Jack. She has three married children and eight grandchildren that she says is her greatest accomplishment. In addition, Karen has a, B.A. in Ministry from Canada; M.A in Pastoral Counseling, and M.A. in Christian Education from Columbia International University; D.Min. in Marriage and Family Systems from Palmer Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. Karen is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is a resident member of the faculty at Columbia International University.

Karen integrates psychology with God’s word and His wisdom and does not deal with the diagnosis of mental health issues. Karen specializes in a family systems approach and provides individual, pre-marital, marriage, divorced, and blended family counseling.

You may contact Karen at 803-261-9889 or send an email to kclose@sc.rr.com to inquire about her services.

Hello! My name is Bogan Avery! Life can be very difficult, and can produce multiple issues in a person’s walk.  I see to meet people where they are in order to see them begin to come to life! I utilize clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioral techniques, experiential techniques, in combination with the message of the Gospel to work people through the ruts they find themselves in.  I seek to live a life in which God works through me to the betterment of people, and to see a healthy connected community flourish so that we call can give thanks to God!

I received my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Harding University in Searcy, AR. I have also received training in Clinical Hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

You may contact Bogan at 501-230-5009 or send an email to bogana@averycounseling.org to inquire about his services.