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
Description of practice: Adults, Couples
Practice type: Christian Counseling, Corporate Counseling
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): Aetna, BCBS
Description of self/services for directory: *Corporate Executives:
Work life balance, rebuilding career damaged relationships, life transitions, perfectionism + workaholic tendencies.
*Marriage Counseling & Blended Families.
*Rebuilding trust after affairs,
*Fathers + couples suffering grief, working through chronic pain or cancer & those who have lost babies
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.
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!
I view therapy as a collaborative experience and a safe place where people can explore their thoughts, feelings, and relationships. I believe that deep change and growth is experienced through a clear knowing of oneself and a healthy connection to a support system.
I work with women and couples in a number of areas including relationship distress, parenting, identity development, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and life transition. Therapy always builds on a strong relationship between therapist and client first. In addition to the therapeutic relationship, I work from a systems and attachment perspective utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Strength Based approaches and enjoy integrating people’s faith in the work of psychotherapy.
I am also available for consultation with churches and Christian non-profits who desire to build healthy organizations and for graduate students in the field of counseling and psychotherapy as they navigate the transition into clinical practice.
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.
SCOTT A. SMITH MACC, LPC, LCAS, CSAT-C
Hello! My name is Scott Smith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and is Licensed Clinical Addiction Therapy. I graduated in 2012 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte with a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling. My clinical graduate experience includes working at a long-term care facility with Carolinas Healthcare System and Forest Hill Church, where I worked extensively with pre-marital and married couples.
Prior to coming to SureHope Counseling, I have been working in addiction therapy since 2012 with Daymark Recovery Services in Stanly County, NC, helping couples, individuals, and groups with relationship, substance abuse, and mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, dual diagnosis (co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders), personality disorders, and schizophrenia. I have also begun the certification process of becoming a Certified in Sex Addiction Therapy.
As a former Christian missionary in Spain, I feel comfortable working with people from a variety of ministry contexts, as well as people with no spiritual training or background. I take a respectful, holistic approach to my work, which values each person as a unique individual created by God with a purpose for their life. I utilize multiple therapeutic modalities in my counseling, including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, emotionally-focused, and solution-focused therapies, while emphasizing a spiritual perspective that treats the entire person.
It would be an honor to answer any other questions you may have, and can be reached by phone at 980-785-3319 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you soon, and to have the privilege of working with you in the future.