Oak Tree Wellness Center, LLC

Empowerment through personal growth and dignity

Team Biographies

Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.

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. 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. Joy accepts most private insurances, Medicaid and Optima Insurance, as well as self-pay.

Andrew Chandler is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider who has recently joined the dedicated staff of OTWC. He brings over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. Andrew provides services including substance abuse treatment, Couples/Marital Counseling, Family Counseling, EAP, VASAP Treatment and Court Ordered Substance Abuse Evaluations as well as Psychosexual Evaluations. He focuses on building a strong foundation with his clients in order to allow therapeutic relationships to grow. Andrew specializes in depression, anxiety, self-esteem, behavioral issues (oppositional, impulsive, attention seeking), substance abuse, addiction, trauma (physical, emotional, sexual abuse), grief/loss, relationship issues and work related stress. He primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy and Reality Therapy while integrating Psychoeducational components as well. He is currently accepting private insurances, Medicaid and self-pay.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, since 1995, Amy French has practiced in both traditional counseling and depth psychotherapy. 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. Currently she has offices in both Appomattox and Madison Heights. Amy accepts self-pay along with most commercial insurances including Medicare and Medicaid.