Oak Tree Wellness Center, LLC

290 Court Street Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone: 434-664-7706

Fax: 888-886-3760

Email: [email protected]

Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling Services

Serving Appomattox and surrounding areas since 2006

Meet Our Team

Convenient, Compassionate, Confidential Care

Joy Bagby, LPC, Owner 

Phone: 434-664-7706

Email: [email protected]

Experience: Joy has over 20 years of experience providing counseling services to adolescents and adults for issues including mood disorders, relationship problems, grief/loss, anxiety, trauma, career change, family conflicts and life transitions.

Approach: With a Masters in Education and background in community services, Joy focuses on establishing the therapeutic relationship based on trust and empathy, then provides skill-building and problem-solving opportunities using Mindfulness, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques.

Education: M.Ed. Lynchburg College

Status: not accepting new clients

Payment: Private insurances, Medicaid and Optima Insurance, as well as self-pay, cash or check only. 

Karla Schooler, M.Ed 

Resident in Counseling

Phone: 434-352-1254 

Email: [email protected]

Experience: Karla is passionate about assisting clients achieve wellness in all areas of their lives and welcomes clients into the therapeutic relationship to work on issues related to maintaining wellness across the lifespans, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, anger issues, grief, loss, family system and communication concerns, social and other life adjustments, and career development and stress. Karla has provided therapeutic services to adolescents, young adults, and adults

Approach: reality therapy, family systems therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness based practices. Karla likes to use creative, interactive, and experiential interventions in the counseling process to work through presenting concerns

Education: M.Ed University of Lynchburg 

Status: accepting new clients 

Payment: Self-pay rate $40 / session, cash or check only. 

Amy French, LCSW

Phone: 434 944 2383

Experience: Amy has been providing services to clients since 1995. 

Approach: Traditional counseling includes working with adults and couples on topics such as loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, aging concerns, the mental turmoil and adjustments that can come with sobriety and much more. Depth Psychotherapy deals with all of life's problems but adds work in the unconscious (dreams, images, childhood issues, defense structures). Amy is also a Virginia Certified Master Naturalist and enjoys helping others learn about the natural environment and healing power of nature.


Status: not accepting new clients

Payment: accepts self-pay along with most commercial insurances including Medicare and Medicaid, cash or check only. 

Kim Steger, LPC

Phone: 434-623-0382

Email: [email protected]

Experience: Since 2019, Kim has helped folks from middle school to late adulthood with unresolved trauma, uncontrolled anxiety and depression, and the desire to want to learn new skills (or new ways to use current skills) to create a better life for themselves and their loved ones. Kim specializes working with clients who experience anxiety, autism, depression, grief and loss, LGBTQ+, mindfulness, and trauma and stress-related disorders.

Approach: Kim pulls from a variety of different therapy types to shape an individualized treatment plan with you. Grounded mostly in cognitive-behavioral, strength-based and solution-focused concepts, Kim wants to help you reduce what is not working for you and increase the effectiveness of what does work for you.

Education: M.S Longwood University

Status: accepting new clients

Payment: Private Insurance, Medicaid, self-pay, cash or check only.

Eugene Tweedy, LPC

Phone: 434 258 5633

Email: [email protected]

Experience: Gene works with individuals and families, with children, teens and adults. Areas of specialty include trauma and adverse childhood/adult experiences.

Approach: His most used theoretical approaches are CBT, Motivational Interviewing/Enhancement and Solutions-Focused.

Education: M.Ed Lynchburg College

Status: accepting new clients 

Payment: Private Insurance, Medicaid, self-pay, cash or check only.