Caring for the Caregivers

We are here to help caregivers thrive in the middle of it all.

Do you feel exhausted or frustrated?  Do you sometimes secretly dread waking up tomorrow and doing it all again?  Do you feel guilty for feeling the way you feel?

“Adagio” is a musical term meaning “at ease.”  

Welcome to a place designed for rest and renewal,

a place to connect and learn how to thrive over the long-haul.

Welcome to Adagio House.

What We Do

Holistic care offered in an environment of kindness and welcome

Individual Counseling

Life's challenges offer us opportunities for growth and becoming

Groups

From professionals, to parents, to spouses, we offer groups for many types of caregivers 

Skilled caregiving

Onsite care for your loved one is available during your appointment

Seminars and Trainings

We offer half and full day workshops and professional development on topics ranging from secondary trauma to self-care 

Who We Are

April Hepler

Licensed Professional Counselor

With over 20 years 

of experience working with families and youth in a variety of roles, April’s work is also informed by her experience as a wife and mother, as she parents in a blended family and raises a child with developmental disabilities.  As a therapist, she brings a trauma-informed attachment perspective, believing in the powerful healing possible in the context of our relationships.

 

Melissa Fisher

Graduate Counseling Student

Melissa is currently a graduate counseling student.  Prior to starting grad school, she worked as the Executive Director of the Collins Center, a non-profit providing trauma-informed therapy and crisis support to survivors of sexual violence.  As a former Peace Corps volunteer and Swahili speaker, Melissa facilitates a local support group for Congolese refugee women.  She is a dedicated advocate for refugees and immigrants and is a founding member of the Welcoming Harrisonburg Council.

Ava Barton

Onsite Respite Provider

Ava is an undergraduate student at James Madison University pursuing a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a hope to serve as a speech language pathologist. She has served as a nanny and babysitter for years and volunteers with local community living centers. She is excited to be working in the role of a caregiver with Adagio House to learn more and serve others.

Rebecca Peifer

Resident in Counseling

Rebecca received her Masters in Counseling in 2018 and has since been working in a variety of settings, providing support to individuals and groups.  She is passionate about helping clients develop a grounded sense of self to cultivate realistic expectations and healthy boundaries in all areas of life.  Her approach is client-centered with an awareness of the interpersonal dynamics that contribute to our daily experiences.

Check out April’s blog at www.greenteaandbreathing.com

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