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
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)
Jim Katsoudas MACC, LPCA
Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I consider is an honor when my clients share their life with me and allow me to enter into the areas of their life that they find difficult. As a Surehope counselor I believe in creating an atmosphere that is conducive for healing. A safe and friendly place where my clients feel free to honestly express themselves, and work through the problems they face.
I specialize in working with men and the many issues they may face, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, career and job changes, pornography, sexual addiction, sexual identity issues and problematic sexual behaviors. I also specialize in counseling male teen, ages 14 -18.
In addition, I enjoy counseling women who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I enjoy counseling couples for premarital counseling and couples for marital counseling. Lastly, I also provide career counseling, helping clients find direction for their vocations in life. As a Christian Counselor, I am available to assist people spiritually and theologically with problems and questions they may have about their spiritual life and the Christian Faith.
I earned my Masters in Christian Counseling degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. My undergraduate work was done at Columbia International University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Church Ministries.
During my Master’s program, I had an opportunity to work with geriatric population in an assisted living facility, and as an intern in a wellness center providing counseling to individuals, couples, families and adolescents. Prior to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor I worked for fourteen years as a Pastoral Counselor for a nonprofit organization and working extensively with men dealing with problematic sexual behaviors and relational problems.
As a counselor I employ an eclectic approach in counseling using a variety of methods and modalities such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Experiential Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I am also a Certified Prepare & Enrich Facilitator. These are well-established and researched methods of counseling that are widely respected as being effective. As a Christian Counselor I believe in a holistic approach of understanding human life, and offering a compassionate approach to understanding ourselves spiritually.
I am married to my best friend, my wife Teri and she and I are “proudly owned” by our feline Gracie.
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: I enjoy working with children/teens ages 10 and up, families, and couples.
Practice type: group practice / non-profit counseling center
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): Out-of- Network (will submit paperwork for you if you have out-of- network benefits)
Description of self/services for directory: I believe that therapy is a relational art more than a science. God can use a variety of means to bring healing in our lives, and I tend to resonate most with psychological principles observed in Cognitive-Behavioral theory and Adlerian individual psychology. I don’t think any question, doubt, mistake, or broken relationship is beyond the scope of grace and healing. Therefore I treat every client as made in the image of God, and I strive to inspire others with hope for renewed purpose and meaning from unwanted seasons of hardship. I have a wide background of counseling experience with adults in non-profit adoption, campus ministry and church settings, and I’ve also enjoyed working with children and teens in both community mental health and the public school system. I counsel from a judgement-free zone with humor as much as possible, and I want to help others feel comfortable in their skin as they walk through a journey of change. Let’s make change less painful!
Areas that match your field of specialization: I am currently enjoying work in group practice with troubled teens, abuse and trafficking survivors, engaged and married couples (I am a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator), and individuals struggling with anxiety and/or depression.