Adam is an advocate for emotional and relational health and walks with his clients with confidence, purpose and compassion. Adam earned his Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. The range of experience and training environments that have assisted Adam in his professional development include; Trauma and Addiction Centers, State Prisons, Juvenile facilities, High School teaching and Coaching, College coaching, Transformational Coaching, Residential Facilities for disabilities and developmental challenges, church leadership and development, and private practice.
Specialization: Family, Pre-Marital & Marital, Trauma, Infidelity, Sexual Identity issues, Grief, Coaching, Depression and Anxiety
Charlotte, NC, USA
Description of self/services for directory:
I care deeply about my work as a counselor and highly value the families, adolescents, children, and couples I have the privilege to work with. I truly feel called to this work and strive to help every client I see to figure out their best path. Whatever your age, circumstance, background, or struggle, I want you to feel welcomed and at home in your session. It is my ultimate goal to help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself and live a happy and healthy life.
In each session, I will assist you in processing your struggles and celebrating your successes through a client-centered approach and will also provide education and resources as necessary for you to meet your therapeutic goals. I use humor and spiritual guidance when appropriate to build a genuine and lasting client-counselor relationship to provide a comfortable and safe environment in each session.
I have a great deal of experience in working with youth and families, especially in high crisis and high conflict situations. I believe the health of each individual is improved when the health of the family is improved and give every effort to help make this happen. I am passionate about working with couples to prepare for marriage, restore a broken relationship, or to manage conflict and improve the quality of their relationship or marriage. I am certified as a PREPARE-ENRICH facilitator and use experiential activities with couples to assist them in learning vital skills to improve the health of their relationship and grow closer.
I offer a judgment-free zone and a very comfortable, laid-back environment in my sessions. I believe it is extremely important for everyone involved to approach the counseling experience with a genuine spirit and willingness to work and I promise you that as your counselor.
Areas that match your field of specialization (i.e. anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, etc.):
Individuals in eating disorder recovery or struggling with relationship with food through use of Intuitive Eating techniques.
Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Aggression and Violence
Child and/or Adolescent Issues
Eating and Food Issues
Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
Relationships and Marriage
Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
Blake completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Elon University and his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. Blake has received advanced training in EMDR, an evidence based therapy for the treatment of trauma and painful memories. He is also a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator and enjoys working with both premarital and marital couples.
Along with offering a caring, safe and nonjudgmental approach, Blake helps his clients learn how to challenge their negative core misbeliefs about themselves, set and achieve attainable and realistic goals, and process the negative and painful memories that hold them back. Blake also counsels from a Christian worldview and integrates Biblical truths as well as prayer.
Blake’s specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma and those struggling with addiction. He works primarily with teens, adults and couples.
Blake is married and is active in his church. He enjoys long trail walks with his wife and friends, grilling outdoors, playing tennis and leading Sunday school on the weekends.
Grief and Anger
Description of practice:
An addiction or mental health behavior will consume you. We can help lead you in the path to recovery and vitality. Individuals with mental health challenges and/or alcohol, drug and sex addictions often neglect the areas of their lives that are the most important to them such as their health, their family, their friends, their work and their leisure. At CCA, we are passionate about helping individuals and couples that are struggling with these challenges.
Description of Services:
I currently see men, 18 or older.
Hello, my name is Debra Martin. I specialize in Child-Centered Play Therapy. As a play therapist, I work with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns. These issues can be related to life stressors, such as family adjustments, trauma, ADD/ADHD symptoms, and developmental life stages. I have worked extensively with children and adolescents in individual therapy as well as working with parents and teachers to find solutions to behavioral concerns at school and in the home.
Additionally, I have significant experience counseling women of all ages.
I utilize a Person-Centered approach to counseling while integrating modalities based on clients needs. Navigating life can be emotionally exhausting.. It is an honor for you and/or your child to consider me joining you in this journey of life and emotional healing
Graduate from Liberty University with an M.A,. in Licensed Professional Counseling
Graduate UNC-Charlotte in Psychology and a minor in Social Work
Gottman Level I Certification
Receiving supervision towards certification as Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
Description of practice: At Pathways to Growth Counseling, our first priority is to extend deep respect, care and acceptance to each individual client. Your story matters and we feel it to be an honor and privilege for you to share your story with us. It is our goal to foster an atmosphere of warmth, safety, compassion and non-judgment as a means to create space for your healing and growth. Pathways to Growth Counseling provides support, empathy and affirmation coupled with the necessary challenges, techniques and tools to help you move forward; uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.
Practice type: Group private practice
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): BCBS and self-pay
Description of self/services for directory: My education includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and am also currently pursuing certification as a Registered Play Therapist. I have experience working in community-based agencies as well as office settings, providing mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults.
Before beginning graduate school, I was blessed to have the opportunity to serve on a mission team in Argentina for two years. Through this experience, I gained a greater appreciation for a beautiful country and a deeper understanding of other cultures. I also speak Spanish and enjoy working with Latino families.
Throughout graduate school, I completed an internship at a pregnancy resource center, providing crisis counseling and facilitating a program focused on parenting skills training. As a mother to two young children I love helping others on their journey through pregnancy and the postpartum stage. Motherhood is a huge blessing but also comes with many challenges. I have a passion for walking alongside other mothers as they encounter both the joys and frustrations of parenting.
When requested by the client, I seek to help others develop a deeper understanding of God’s presence and purpose in their circumstances. While my counseling orientation is based on a Christian worldview, I also utilize other approaches to therapy based upon client need. I have received training in play therapy and utilize this approach when counseling preschool and elementary age children. I have always loved art and often use creative approaches with all ages. It is my goals to work with you, wherever you are, and help you experience a new sense of peace and hope.
Areas that match your field of specialization (i.e. anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, etc.): children, adolescents, families, and adult women. Anxiety, depression, divorce/separation, family conflict, parenting, self-esteem, school issues, relationship issues, peer relationships, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, life transitions
John graduated from Liberty University with Distinction. He is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Level I certified Gottman Marriage Therapist and is certified in the use of EMDR. John is also experienced in individual, couples, families and group therapy. He works with anyone 12 and up.
Life is full of twists and turns, peaks and valleys and sometimes substantial potholes. My passion is helping adolescents, adults and couples navigate this often complicated highway. When life is not kind to us, we often need help finding our way. I am here to walk with people in their struggles and offer loving and compassionate guidance. There is peace and hope to be found and I enjoy every opportunity I have to help people find it.
Self Esteem Issues
Description of practice: Therapists at Agape Christian Counseling in Charlotte provide professional counseling from a Christian perspective for all ages and types of issues.
Practice type: Nonprofit group practice
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): We will work with you to help file for out-of-network benefits.
Description of self/services for directory:
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) at Agape Christian Counseling. I view counseling as a safe place in which we will work as a team to create the change that will help you through your struggles. I can help you process your emotions and learn coping skills in order to create healthy ways of thinking and new habits that will be beneficial in your life.
My areas of interest include grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress, family issues, and a variety of other issues relating to life and/or mental health. I see both teenagers and adults. I use an integrative perspective in counseling, drawing mainly from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, family systems, and gestalt therapy.
Although I am a therapist at Agape Christian Counseling, not all of my clients are Christians or want to incorporate spirituality into therapy. This is completely up to each client and their own unique preferences. I can offer the incorporation of spirituality and Christian beliefs in my counseling sessions at your request.
If you are going through a hard time or if you are struggling emotionally, professional counseling may be the best way to help you live the life you want to live. I would be honored to come alongside you to help you through this tough time.
Areas that match your field of specialization (i.e. anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, etc.):
Anxiety, depression, grief and loss, bipolar disorder, family issues, divorce, life transitions, peer relationships, school issues, self-esteem, stress, addiction, trauma, and codependency.
Description of practice: group practice located in a church
Practice type: group
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): Not on insurance panels
Description of self/services for directory: Work with individuals (ages 16 and up), couples, and families. Enjoy working with women going through different life stages (recovery from divorce, career challenges, parenting, empty nest, illness, retirement)
Areas that match your field of specialization: Identity issues, anxiety, life stage adjustments, family of origin, parenting, grief/loss, and challenges related to medical diagnoses (prior experience in medical social work)
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 email@example.com. 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
Indian Trail, NC
Licensed counselor with 20 + years of experience
Eclectic in style with emphasis on family of origin issues
Advanced Trauma Certification
Specialization: depression, shame/abuse, relationships, grief/loss, addictions especially sex addiction and effects on spouse, anxiety