Local therapist opening private practiceCathryn StanleyEditorClinical social worker/therapist Angie Willis, MSW, LISW has opened a private practice in the former Herb Hall grocery store at 244 S. Chestnut St. in Barnesville.The Barnesville resident will offer individual and family therapy as well as Christian therapy by appointment.Willis has been working with local churches to establish her Christian-based therapy services."I am very excited about being able to offer that," she said. "I see a need for counseling services in this area, especially Christian-based counseling."In addition to opening a new business, Willis teaches a mental health class at Ohio University Eastern.She helps counsel children and adolescents as a member of the Sexual Predator Internet Initiative through the Bethesda Police Department. In the grant-funded position she offers crisis intervention and presents information on the dangers of the Internet and "sexting" to area schools.Willis earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Ohio University in 1994. She went on to earn her master's degree in social work in 2007 from Ohio University Eastern, where she was honored as the Master Social Workers "Student of the Year" as outstanding MSW student in the region. She was also named "Outstanding Clinical Student" in 2007.Willis has been married for 20 years. She and her husband have three children -- Grayson, Mikayla and Alayna, ranging from age 15 to nine.Now accepting clients, she is currently accepting the Health Plan and is working on being accepted as a provider with other health care providers. She encourages those interested to call her at (740) 238-0628.Willis is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 2-7 p.m.Cathryn Stanley/Barnesville EnterpriseClinical social worker/therapist Angie Willis, MSW, LISW has opened a private practice in the former Herb Hall grocery store at 244 S. Chestnut St. in Barnesville. Willis is hosting an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 2-7 p.m.