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Meet the Team

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Dankel Paine MS, LPC-A, LCDC, HS-BCPE

A Guide to Your Goals

In many ways, being human is our biggest challenge. We have complex thought processes, feelings, and practices of reacting to the world we live in. Therefore our personal experiences and ways of relating to our world are difficult to understand - even by ourselves! When faced with hardship, trauma, uncertainty, and change, these complexities become even more challenging to know. You will get an objective, non-judgmental viewpoint by streamlining, identifying, and analyzing their positive aspects. This allows you to gain a new perspective on life events, decisions, and struggles. Helping you will resolve past issues, gain new coping skills, and find new hope for your future. 

Supervised by Laurie Hightower, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S


Sherry Shelby

Helping You Move Forward

Are you stuck in repetitious cycles of behavior? Contemplating a major decision? At the end of your rope? Do not give up! Let's talk. Specializing in ‘life happens’, I am passionate about seeing people reach their highest potential after being knocked down. This looks different for each person because of his or her uniqueness. I am especially dedicated to helping women establish and reach their goals as they balance life, family, and career while maintaining themselves. As a life coach and healing arts counselor, I
believe self-awareness is the key to achieving success. There are many ways to the road to success and if you are ready to do the work, I will act as your non-judgmental co-pilot, offering solution-focused guidance. I look forward to working with you.


Tameka Smith

Trusted Life Coach

I am a first-generation college graduate with a degree in Medical Administration and several years of experience in higher education administration. I have been a “caregiver” for as long as I can remember. So much so that once I no longer felt needed, I lost perspective as to who I was without it. It took some time and tribulations for me to understand that I am still a whole and vibrant being without the need to save the world. I want to help others find that balance in their lives as they navigate careers, child-rearing, and the other external factors that plague our day-to-day lives.


Angelique Aguilar

Passionate Life Coach

My name is Angelique Aguilar, Life/Business Coach. Angelique Aguilar’s passion is to help individuals transition from any situation and find their purpose in life. Whether you are a woman transitioning from being a full-time mom, foster youth transitioning from foster care into society, or an offender being released from prison transitioning back into society. We understand that any type of transition can be stressful, deciding what your next move should be, and how to achieve your goals. 
Angelique Aguilar is a full-time mother and an entrepreneur. She brings over 20 years of professional and educational experience. Angelique served in the U.S. Army for over 12 years, as a nurse, an investigator, and currently owns and operates her own investigative and legal services firm.

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