Professional Clinical Counselor Theresa Abec joins Serenity Health and Wellness Center

By Wendy Cornett

Clinical Counselor Theresa Abec, left, provides services for men and women battling addiction, anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. She recently joined Dr. Hickey, right, and the staff at Serenity Health and Wellness Center in Maumee.

Clinical Counselor Theresa Abec, left, provides services for men and women battling addiction, anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. She recently joined Dr. Hickey, right, and the staff at Serenity Health and Wellness Center in Maumee.

Dr. Deitra Hickey and the staff of Serenity Health and Wellness Center in Maumee are pleased to welcome Clinical Counselor Theresa Abec.

“Theresa and Serenity make a good team because she has a thorough understanding of holistic health and how complementary services can help an individual as a whole,” said Dr. Hickey, owner of Serenity.

Serenity Health and Wellness Center is a medical spa offering a wide range of relaxation services, detoxification treatments, alternative therapies and beautification services. Massage therapy, facials, colon hydrotherapy, acupuncture, foot bath detoxification, infrared sauna sessions, energy work and many other services are available. The facility also offers yoga, Tai Chi and other wellness classes. Serenity can also customize a corporate wellness plan for any size business and can provide keynote speakers, health assessments, on-site chair massage and holistic health lunch-and-learns.

The addition of a clinical counselor brings a deeper level of mental health therapy to the services available at Serenity, Dr. Hickey explained.

“Some people are striving for physical, mental and emotional peace, and our other therapists can recognize when a client might need Theresa’s services,” she added.

A licensed clinical counselor since 1998, Theresa’s specialties include addiction issues, anxiety disorders, depression and grief counseling for both men and women. She also offers couple’s counseling and will facilitate support groups targeting an array of topics.

“My belief system is client-centered,” Theresa said. “People forget who they are. I’ll assist them in helping them explore their purpose and who they are to get them on the path toward happiness.” Serenity accepts Paramount Insurance and Medical/Flex Spending Accounts (as well as all other forms of standard payment) for Theresa’s services.

Dr. Hickey founded Serenity Health and Wellness Center in April 2010, and by December 2013, the facility had undergone an expansion that added a two-person therapy room for couples wanting massages, acupuncture or wellness hypnosis. Serenity is currently in the midst of another expansion that will provide more parking and a holistic retail store to the location. The retail store will feature products such as skincare, supplements, Serenity attire, hypnosis CDs and other items that complement Serenity’s services. The latest expansion is on track to be completed by the end of October. Dr. Hickey credits an overall rise in awareness regarding complementary health and wellness services with triggering the facility’s growth.

“We are always open to the holistic side of health and treating as many parts and facets of the mind, body and soul as we can,” Dr. Hickey said. “Our goal as a company is to help an individual in any way we can, even if it means referring them to someone else outside of this practice. Our goal is success with the client more than success within our profession.”

Show your support for local businesses! Call Serenity Health and Wellness Center at 419-891-2181; visit the location at 1685 Lance Pointe Drive, Maumee; or visit the website at http://www.SerenityHealthMaumee.com/.