Description of self/services for directory
I am a biblical counselor, social worker, and pastor with 20 years of experience of stepping into the very difficult and sacred spaces of those I am privileged to serve. I believe that God’s Word is active and relevant to the various ways people suffer, struggle, and cope with the difficulties of life and relationships. I love talking with people about what really matters, their values, their hopes, and those most important to them.
Areas that match your field of specialization:
Family and relationship counseling, marital, parenting, life transitions, spiritual crises, aging,
grief and loss, chronic and terminal illness, caregiving stress, coping with suffering.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you soon!
Misty R. Lawrence
LCMHC, LMFT, NCC, BC-TMH
Misty Lawrence is the founder and therapist of Still Waters Christian Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider. Misty received an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in 2015, and a BA in Bible and Theology from Asbury University in 2007.
Misty’s previous experience includes working with a professional non-profit counseling agency, and as an integrative psychotherapy intern in a medical setting. Prior to pursuing graduate school Misty served in full time ministry, as a youth director, where it became clear that counseling was her calling. She has special experience treating emotional processing, living joyfully with physical illness, and healing from family dysfunction.
Misty is a holistic therapist who skillfully considers the mind, body, relational, and spiritual elements of each client. She understands the pain and agony that many face as a result of living in an imperfect world. She is also deeply aware of the freedom that follows healing and loves bringing hope into painful situations. Her helping approach focuses on meeting individuals in their unique need and providing a personalized plan to attain therapy goals. In order to achieve this she uses an integrated structure created from Biblical principles and sound psychological and clinical findings
Therapeutic approaches are selected for each client based on their presenting problem, the client’s therapeutic style preferences, and approaches that have empirically supported evidence. Person-centered therapy is used to gain understanding of the client’s concerns, and to collaboratively establish therapeutic goals. Once a holistic picture has been created, therapies such as internal family systems, Gestalt therapy, or systemic theories may be implemented to reach therapy goals. Misty believes that pursuing therapy is a sign of great strength. It is a willingness to explore yourself and your experiences which leads to greater insight and healing.