Creative Wellness

healing through counseling & creative arts



Eve LaxerEve Laxer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Private Independent Practitioner. She is a co-founder and remains the Director of STRONGGirls and The Art of Girl-Building, a prevention program for pre-teen girls.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Tennessee.  Ms. Laxer has worked with adolescents, families and individuals for 22 years in residential, outpatient, private practice and educational settings.  She incorporates a variety of creative arts in her therapeutic practice.  She also develops innovative programs for staffs of other organizations and creative arts workshops for adolescents and mothers & daughters and seniors.  She is an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama and supervises Social Work practicums and LGSWs working towards LCSW licensure.  “Creative expression heals.  We continue to see girls and family members use creative arts and mind-body exercises as part of the therapy process to move beyond their own limits and imagine new possibilities. This work is truly inspiring!”

Pamela YanceyPamela K. Yancey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and Registered Play Therapist.  She has been with STRONGGirls for nearly three years and also works as a therapist in private practice at Creative Wellness.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Education/ Counseling.  Ms Yancey has worked extensively with children, teens and families for more than 25 years.  She has shared her love of counseling in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment centers.  “I have worked in many areas, but know I have found my true calling as the Creative Arts Coordinator for the STRONGGirls program!”

Toyeya Tucker-Baity is an Associate Licensed Counselor and has worked with girls and their families in STRONGGirls for more than 8 years.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Agency Counseling.  Mrs Tucker-Baity has worked with intellectually and physically disabled adults for nine years and is currently the Program Services Director at a local mental health facility.  She has spent the last three years involved with “STFC”-a girls mentoring program.  “My passion is to help young girls and educate them so they know they can be something in life other than a statistic and that their past does NOT dictate their future.”

Anita Andrews has worked with STRONGGirls for six years.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Ms. Andrews has worked extensively with individuals and families as a counselor and case manager with local community agencies for more than six years.  “I am proud to be one of the facilitators for the STRONGGirls Parent’s Group!”