Safe Haven

A safe place for healing.

Clinical Staff

Angela K. Waggoner, MA, LPC-S, NCC

Director of Counseling and Supervision

As a Licensed Professional Counselor my goal is to help those who are hurting. I have a Masters in Christian Counseling and I am Nationally Board Certified.We all face difficulties in life and sometimes need help working through those difficulties. I will walk with you through life's difficulties and together we will experience a better life. 

My experience includes: crisis intervention, sexual abuse, domestic abuse/violence, and suicidal Ideation, and human trafficking. I have volunteered at a local women's center on the hotline. I have also worked at another local women's center as a resident and hotline advocate.

I enjoy helping others. I use Biblical principals and sound counseling techniques. I look forward to walking with you through life's difficult times and celebrating with you better times.

Maria Crake, LCSW

As a 2006 graduate of the University of Houston Masters of Social Work Program, I have had the privilege to work with a variety of clients through different obstacles in their lives.  My professional experience includes Children’s Protective Services, Baylor Teen Clinic, Neighborhood Centers, Juvenile Probation and Texas Children’s Hospital.  I am very excited to be part of the clinical staff at Safe Haven and look forward to working with you on your path towards healing.   Your life is shaped by the end you live for: therefore, it’s never too late to be what you might have been. 

Gabriella Tornero, M. Ed, LPC-I

I am a bilingual (Spanish) Professional Counselor Graduate Student pending my license by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (LPC).  I received my M.A. in Counseling, from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and I’m finishing my internship with them.   I worked in a cancer center for 15 years, and have experience with bereavement and end-of-life issues.   I have 8 years of teaching experience and I have been exposed to the diverse needs of children in education and mental health.  Whatever the issue, the work is based on the assumption that therapy paves the way for clients to utilize their innate capacity to create solutions for themselves. It is my lifelong mission, a privilege, and an honor to work with clients along their journey to true happiness and health.