Sandra J. Myers, LPC, CST, CT serves as our Team Counselor in order to provide Pastoral Christian Counseling to individuals, couples, families and children. She is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio and GA. In SC she is practicing as a Pastoral Counselor for CSRA church. She has many years of experience, counseling in both private and community counseling agencies. She is certified as a Christian Sex Therapist by the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists in Atlanta, Georgia and also certified as a Trauma Therapist by The Green Cross Academy in Virginia; however she is not limited to those specialties and is able to address many areas of concerns for families and individuals.
Sandy is widowed from her husband of 48 years and living in North Augusta in a beautiful little apartment attached to her daughter and son in law’s house. She has 2 married children, 6 grandchildren, a black lab, and kitties as roommates. She is an avid horse lover, enjoys traveling and loves to read.
Her office is located in the church’s administration building. Office hours are flexible, but usually limited to days and evenings Monday and Wednesday. She does not take insurance and has a sliding scale fee. You do not have to be a member or attend First Baptist Church to schedule an appointment; everyone is welcome. You can reach her personally by calling or texting 330-904-5756 or by calling the church office 803-279-6370.
SHARI HOOPER | Pastoral Counselor • B.S. Elementary Ed., M.Ed. Counseling
I am very excited to begin my 4th year as a pastoral counselor at FBC of North Augusta.
I’m enjoying life’s journey alongside children and teen clients as they face difficult times and situations. Our children and teens need emotional support and care, as well as mental health counseling--more than ever before. They especially need adults to bring them back to God’s purpose and plans for their life. I love working as a pastoral counselor at FBC of NA and will continue this position part time.
My husband Jim and I are thankful that in 1991, as young marrieds, God introduced us to the FBC of NA church family. We have been active members since that time. Over the years, I have spoken several times about my favorite topic for Christian parents, “God’s Design for Sexuality.” I will be teaching this class again on Wednesday evenings, beginning April 17, 2022
I have been involved in public school education since 1991 after receiving my B.S. in Elementary Education at University of Akron. I began as an ELA and SS teacher at North Augusta Middle School. While working, I obtained a Master of Education degree in Counseling from Augusta State University in 1995.
In 1998, I accepted a position as a part time School Counselor at Belvedere Elementary, stayed home for a few years with my young children, but then returned to Hammond Hill Elementary in 2006. Beginning in 2010 and until this Spring, I have worked for Mossy Creek Elementary as the School Counselor. In January 2022, I was nominated for and then named, the SC State School Counselor of the Year. I will be traveling to Washington, D.C. in Feb.2023 to be honored at that national recognition celebration.
I am retiring from SC Education in May 2022 with 28 years of experience, but I have also recently accepted a new position at Lake Forest Hills Elementary in Georgia as a School Counselor there. This new challenge will start soon after retirement, but most importantly, I will remain a part time Pastoral Counselor at FBC of NA.
I am married to my best friend, Mr. James Hooper, who is an Assistant Principal at Harlem High School. We have three children, Cassandra, age 25, who is married to Dylan Taylor, age 24. Cassandra who is working as a Doctor of PT at Elite Physical Therapy as of February 2022. Her husband Dylan was named New Teacher of the Year (2020-2021) for Anderson 5 Schools. He teaches math at T.L. Hanna in Anderson, and coaches football. Our second child is Kate, age 23; she is studying cosmetology, works at Ulta Beauty, and will graduate in December of 2022. Max, age 19, our youngest, is a freshman at Anderson University. He is studying to become an Art Teacher. We love to spend time together as a family, and especially love traveling to Disney. We are also involved in many church activities/ministries at First Baptist Church of North Augusta. I especially enjoy scrapbooking and watching old television shows.