As a counselor, I find great joy in helping others find joy, meaning, and hope amid life challenges. I provide counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I take time to listen to your story and get to know you as a person, so I can best understand you and your goals that you want to achieve in counseling. I hold MA in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and PhD in Counseling from UNC at Charlotte. Additionally, I am trained in marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, substance abuse counseling, career counseling and trauma counseling. My approach to marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling is based on proven counseling interventions from Gottman Method to Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Prepare-Enrich. In individual counseling for depression and anxiety, I provide a safe place and a non-judgmental attitude to help my clients develop courage and skills to connect with others, discover their value and worth, replace negative beliefs with truths, and overcome their fears. I utilize my training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help those that experienced traumatic events in their past to gain control over the intrusive thoughts and distressing memories and find relief from post-traumatic symptoms. I integrate Biblical principles with sound psychological insights for those who want to incorporate their Christian faith and practices into their healing process. I offer free 15 minutes initial phone consultations as a way of introducing myself and evaluating my ability to help you. Please, call 704-849-0144 or email me at email@example.com to schedule an appointment or a consultation.
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Hello! I am Kelly Saylor and I am a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist and co-founder of SureHope Counseling & Training Center. My education includes a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNCC and a master’s degree in Christian counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
I have a varied background which includes work in a psychosocial clubhouse (helping those with mental challenges learn social and job related skills), pregnancy resource center, hospitals, Hospice organizations, mental health and family private practices and church. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups.
I specialize in counseling couples concerning dating, engagement and marital issues. I also offer couple intensives and train other therapists and church staff in working with couples. Concerning mental health, I work with adults who deal with the challenges of anxiety, depression, and Bipolar disorder. Counseling individuals dealing with sexual abuse and anger management issues is another area of expertise of mine. Lastly, working with individuals facing life’s transitional struggles is another area I enjoy; these include: adapting to college, career planning and transitioning into retirement.
I am uniquely trained as a Christian counselor. I believe that we are whole persons, with physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects. Whether we include discussion of the spiritual dimension of life in our time together will be up to you. This spiritual perspective is integrated with the perspectives of narrative, solution focused, cognitive-behavioral and family systems understandings of how people work. These are well-established and researched methods of therapy that are widely respected as being effective.
Overall, I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life’s peaks and valleys with integrity, wisdom and joy! You can learn more about me, special offers and upcoming events, and gain various resources at my personal website at kellyscounseling.com. I can be contacted by phone at 980-272-8180 and/or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you soon!
Description of practice: Adults, Couples
Practice type: Marriage Counseling & Individual Counseling
Insurance accepted CBHA, Aetna, BCBS, Anthem Healthgram, Medcost
Description of self/services for directory: Marriage Counseling, Recovery from Affairs. Law Enforcement, Military Family Issues, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress, Miscarriage/Baby Death, Cancer & Chronic Pain, Conflict Resolution