Summit Wellness Centers, PLLC has partnered with First Baptist Concord Church to bring our model of Christian Values & Clinical Excellence to the Knoxville area! We are excited to work with you.
Who We Are
Our team is committed to being theologically sound and clinically sharp. In our postmodern society, where there is no baseline of truth, and therefore reality, we believe an anchor is foundational to psychological health. Our philosophical anchor is the Christian faith and scriptures. This is the primary lens through which we see. Our counselors are also clinically trained and state licensed or provisionally licensed. As such, we are well equipped to, and love working with individuals from all faith and philosophical perspectives.
Abbey Bruce, LCMHC (NC), (Beginning soon in TN!)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NC)
Abbey is currently licensed in North Carolina. She is awaiting licensure approval in Tennessee, and is looking forward to working with you.
Education & Training
Abbey received her Bachelor’s degree from Berry College in Psychology and Dance, and her Master’s degree from the University of Georgia in Professional Community Counseling. Abbey’s clinical focus during her graduate training was trauma therapy for children and adolescents. Abbey is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, and is currently a trainee in the North Carolina Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment Collaborative.
Abbey enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and married couples. Abbey has worked with many individuals and families that have experienced trauma, adoption issues, pregnancy related loss, marriage, and parenting issues. Abbey’s primary experience includes working at Bethany Christian Services as an adoption specialist and pregnancy counselor; and working at two child advocacy centers to provide therapy for children and families who have experienced trauma.
Abbey is passionate about helping her clients integrate their faith and experiences as they learn more about themselves and reach their goals in therapy. Abbey believes that therapy is a collaborative process and strives to walk alongside clients in a warm and supportive way. In her free time, Abbey enjoys spending time with her husband and son, leading middle school students at Biltmore Church, and working on art projects.
Christa Powell, LMFT (NC), LPC-MHSP (TN)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (NC), Licensed Professional Counselor/ Mental Health Service Provider (TN)
Christa provides Telehealth services only.
Education & Training
Christa graduated from Milligan University, formally Milligan College, with a BA in Public Leadership and Service in 2007. She earned her Master’s in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2014. In 2018, she was licensed in Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider Designation. After moving to North Carolina, she became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2021.
As a clinician, Christa has worked in a faith-based community mental health center, substance abuse outpatient treatment facility, and a community college counseling center seeing a wide range of clients. Christa has a passion for working collaboratively with her clients to reach their goals in ways that consider the whole person. She works with adults, couples, and teens and is especially passionate about walking alongside those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and life transitions. Christa was born in Western North Carolina but grew up in the foothills of Tennessee. She enjoys adventuring with her husband of 15 years and their three spunky kids.
Contact Our Office: 865-316-6383
Emergencies & After Hours
If you are experiencing an emergency or need help after hours, please call 911, access your nearest emergency room, contact Mobile Crisis at 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471), or call the National Suicide and Prevention Lifeline at 988.