AGAPE provides direct, one-on-one counseling services for the deaf in American Sign Language (ASL). It is available for children, individuals, couples and families to address issues, discover solutions and create positive life changes. Confidential and HIPAA-compliant counseling services are provided by a licensed and experienced counselor for the deaf.

Counseling and therapy offered for:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustment and life transitions
  • Stress and anger management
  • ADHD and behavioral problems
  • Relationship and marital issues
  • Parenting challenges

Payment options are available, including sliding scale fees based on gross income and the number of people in your household and employee assistance programs (EAPs). We also partner with churches, employers and other organizations to make services affordable. Insurance payments are not currently available for ASL counseling.


About the therapist

Angela Scruggs, Ph.D., LPC/MHSP, joined AGAPE in 2013. Angela is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation. She holds an M.A. in marriage and family counseling and a Ph.D. in psychology and counseling. Along with a Sign Language Interpreting degree, Angela is a Nationally Certified Interpreter and a Qualified Mental Health Interpreter. Angela has worked in both the deaf and hearing communities in the United States and abroad for over 10 years. Prior to coming to AGAPE, Angela worked as a mental health counselor for the South Carolina State Department of Mental Health, Deaf Services Department and at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB). She enjoys working with both deaf and hearing individuals, families and couples with a wide range of clinical problems. Angela sees clients at the main office in Nashville and the office at Watkins College of Art. 

If you wish to see a different therapist, we can provide an interpreter.


Schedule an appointment today

Our compassionate and professional counselors can help you work for growth, healing and well-being. Contact us below to schedule an appointment.

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