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.