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
MA, LCMHCS, LMFT,
AAMFT Approved SupervisorHi. I’m Carol and I enjoy helping individuals, couples or families who find themselves struggling in life and relationships. I feel that our working relationship is very important and strive to earn your trust and create a safe place to dive deeper. I love helping people connect the dots from the past to the present and explore their stories using evidence-based models of therapy. I feel strongly that deeper and more holistic approaches to a therapy journey create more fundamental and long-lasting change.Clinical Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Experiential Therapy Training
As a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, I am very passionate about teaching this model of therapy to whomever may benefit from this approach – new therapists, counselors new to this approach, marriage and family therapists, pastors or pastoral counselors. This evidence-based model of therapy proves to be transformative on a deep level – getting to and healing the roots of wounds that may impact you or your clients today. Through a group or workshop setting, I love the power of developing the person of the therapist. Group training offers the opportunity to learn these approaches to therapy and look at your own story for personal growth.
I have a special interest in gently helping you explore the impact of the hard experiences you may have had that impact you today. We will look at all aspects of your life that have shaped you, at your pace and help you heal and find peace and freedom in this journey. This can take place in individual or couples therapy.
Or, you may be interested in getting deep healing through more intensive group therapy. No matter the level of trauma, exploring with others in a group may the right setting for you. If you feel like you are alone in your struggles, a group can be a powerful and supportive environment in which to heal.
Addictive behavior can be a block to living the life you want to live – there is no shame in admitting you may struggle in this area. I love to help people explore addictive patterns and the roots of these that may have come (in part) from adverse childhood experiences. In addition, I welcome helping those who have significant others caught in the web of addiction heal from the wounds this disease creates in relationships.
As a Christian, I am uniquely prepared to integrate your faith into our therapeutic process. Knowing that many have been wounded spiritually or have other spiritual perspectives, I whole-heartedly respect your beliefs and worldview. It is my honor to walk with you, respecting your perspective – this is your journey.
CHRIS COOK MACC, LPCA
Chris Cook is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. Chris graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary–Charlotte in 2010. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling. Prior to joining SureHope ministry counseling, Chris served in a variety of ministry positions. He has over 10 years experience in ministry. Chris began seeing clients in his internship in 2009, and has worked in a variety of mental health environments. These include private practice, agency and addictions settings.
He has worked with a wide variety of clients and difficulties. Chris specializes in the following areas: men/pastors, trauma, couple’s work, and spiritual issues. Chris takes a holistic approach to working with people that values individuals as physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social beings. His background also makes him particularly suited for ministry counseling to work with clergy, church staff, and lay ministers. He assists with whatever problems they may face in a manner that values and utilizes their unique situations. Burn-out prevention and recovery, ministry pressure, isolation and spiritual development are only a few of the issues that this group faces.
Chris is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina in Counselor Education and Supervision. Additionally, he is the Associate Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary–Charlotte.
Cynthia Morris MACC, LPCA
My name is Cynthia Morris. I specialize in stories of harm, childhood trauma and the impact it has had on your heart and how you relate to yourself and others. Together, we can explore in honor and kindness. I have had the privilege of working with a culturally diverse group of people and enjoy working with men, women, families of teens, and groups to address issues such as:
childhood sexual abuse
emotional abuse and neglect
depression and anxiety
fear and anger
shame and sadness
grief and loss
overwhelmed with emotion
numb to emotion
past or current hurts
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. My clinical experience comes from a residential women’s addiction facility and Carolina’s Healthcare System. The people I had the privilege to work with were entrenched in stories of past and present trauma, abuse, and harm. To prepare further for working with trauma, I completed a four week specialized training in Trauma Focused Narrative Therapy at The Allender Center in Seattle. This work is experiential and integrates your mind with memories of the trauma, abuse or harm that is stored in your body. The result of this is increased freedom for living. I also integrate DBT skills training to help soothe you in your body and mind while learning effective relationship skills.
Ultimately, there is always hope! Are you willing to do battle with what has broken your heart? Reaching out to a counselor may seem daunting. Dig deep, courage is there! I welcome your questions and the opportunity to learn your story. My hope is that the work we do together enables you to embrace pain in a way that increases your capacity for true joy, live with more freedom, enjoy deeper relationships, and leave your unique and beautiful mark on the world.
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)
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.
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.
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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.
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!
MIKE VAUGHN MA, LPCS, CSAT
Mike Vaughn is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) and co-founder of SureHope Counseling and Training Center. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a M.A. in counseling, and has been in private practice since graduating in 2003.
While he has worked with clients regarding many different issues in that time, his current specialties are: sexual addiction, trauma, and marital therapy. He is passionate about the power that God brings in the healing of these areas.
Mike has done extensive post graduate training in the sexual addiction, trauma and marital therapy fields. That includes Gottman Method couples therapy (Levels I, II, III) with direct training from John and Julie Gottman in Seattle, WA. He is a provider of EMDR to treat trauma and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT). He has lead therapy groups for affair recovery, sexual addiction and men’s health. He regularly sees couples for intensive therapy and also does intensive trauma work. He is a supervisor for counselors pursuing their licensure.
Mike is a monthly contributor on Charlotte Today (NBC) with over 70 segments aired and has been featured on the Matt & Ramona radio show.
His true joy and focus is God, his wife and three kids. His other passions include all things hiking, camping, sports and reading.
Description of practice: E.K.R. Counseling, PLLC – Serve adolescents and adults in areas of depression, anxiety, relationships, PTSD, etc. Certified Military Counselor.
Practice type: Individual practice.
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care.
Description of self/services for directory: Mental health professional with over 20 years experience. Extensive work with couples in areas or conflict resolution, communication and affair repair. Serve military/veterans. Meet clients where they are spiritually and promote holistic growth.
Areas that match your field of specialization (i.e. anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, etc.):
Anxiety. Depression. Premarital. Marital. Trauma.
EKR Counseling Services is an agency that provides counseling that is biblically based and theoretically sound. Each client is viewed as unique and purposeful. Therapists provide care in a confidential and comfortable environment to ensure specific needs are met. Areas of expertise include relationships, anger management, depression and anxiety. At EKR, we seek to assist clients with developing the necessary tools to become spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. Care is provided by staff that are fully credentialed and knowledgeable.