Leslie McKenna, M.S., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
254 9th Ave Dr. NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601
My approach in treating most clients is based in encouraging them to practice mindfulness skills that they are introduced to in the first session. They are instructed in the basic neural structures of the brain and are informed on how psychotherapy impacts the brain neurobiologically. Clients learn the science behind feelings of well being and inner peace and are taught skills that they practice every day between sessions so that they can influence the neural firing of their brains in life affirming ways. All clients are instructed in meditation or centering prayer, which is a crucial part of cultivating a well lived life.
James Colvin, M.Div., LMFT
Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
16 Arlington St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801
I pracatice holisitc therapy that engages mind, body and spirit. I try to create an accepting environment that feels safe and conducive to honest open conversation. I also help clients identify their inner "parts" and to engage in a useful dialogue with them. Healing comes from insight, selfawareness and behavioral change. We work together to make sure these changes are occuring inorder for the client or couple to have a more enjoyable life with successful relationships.
Geoffrey Bullock, LCSW
Marriage and Couples Therapist
70 Woodfin Pl Suite 232, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
I offer individual couple counseling if you want to improve your relationship, but your partner isn't yet on board for counseling. Of course, marriage and couple counseling is best done with both partners, but you don't have to wait. Through counseling you'll gain a richer understanding of your relationship and will take that clarity, energy, and renewed commitment into interactions with your partner. Each addition moment of connection or conflict that's avoided contributes to enriching your relationship. Partners form non-conscious patterns... which become like ruts in a dirt road. Even one person discovering these habits can shift them and create a more fulfilling relationship.
Andrew Johnston, MDiv, MA, LPCI
710 Pettigru St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
We are amazingly complex beings, especially when it comes to our psychology. Current research is showing that much of our behavior is driven by deeper, more emotion-based parts of the brain. Therefore, my approach to therapy addresses both the immediate, short-term habits of behavior, as well as the deeper roots of our feelings. Depression, anxiety, fears, anger... all these can be the result of unresolved feelings and injuries. Together, we can explore the most effective approach to healing.
Chris Bailey, M.A. Professional Counseling
First Care Christian Counseling
121 Monroe White St (inside First Baptist Church), Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715
I work from an integrated Biblical theoretical approach that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, emotional focused therapy, person-centered therapy, and Biblical principles. The amount of sessions are all based on the couples or individuals and their goals, but typically I incorporate a brief therapy approach of 6 to 8 sessions. Appointments are during the evenings and select Saturdays, all by appointment only. I work with couples (pre-engagement, pre-marital, marriage, and divorce recovery), individuals, and families.
Christy Cole, MA, LPCA
Professional Counseling Associate
18805 W. Catawba Ave. , Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
Psychotherapy is an empirically validated intervention. Simply put...IT WORKS! It's important that you establish a working alliance and feel safe, heard, and that you receive genuine empathy. I offer free consultations to develop an understanding of where we will begin, what therapy entails, and what it means for you. Your experience is tailored to you based on an integrative perspective. I have a desire to create a safe space in which you may flourish. If you seek emotional, mental, or spiritual improvements, I am here to help!
Samantha King, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
18515 Statesville Road #C-01, Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
The Experiential process is structured to encourage safe exploration of emotions, thoughts, behaviors contained in the experience with a third object to develop insight into behavior patterns and defense mechanisms for coping with life. The therapeutic relationship is the vehicle through which the healing and growth process occurs as much of the new learning is in the context of how it plays out with the support of the therapist in the immediate environment. The task orientation of the activities and techniques allow for the client to focus with the therapist on the third object to resolve the issue together. Client empowerment, personal responsibility, and self- determination is promoted.
Heather Hall, MSW, LCSW
4724 Park Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
I use psychotherapy to assist clients with a variety of issues and concerns. In addition to providing traditional talk psychotherapy, I also like to integrate the clients talents and interests into my work with them. Possible integrations include artistic activities, music, outdoor activities, and other passions. Narrative therapy activities can also be involved!
Robin Fine, MSW, LCSWA
Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist
6809 Fairview Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
My psychotherapeutic approach is based on the time-tested intervention that is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT helps people understand how their thoughts can control their actions and vice versa. Once one of those is altered, the other can subsequently follow, resulting in a happier and healthier life for you and those around you. It is a powerful path to successful treatment with many mental health challenges.
Amanda Shanks, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
6845 Fairview Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28210
I assist clients in tapping into their own individual potential and strengths in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. If you are looking to find meaning in your life, develop effective and healthy coping skills and habits, achieve goals, and improve your relationships with others, then call today for a free phone consultation or to set up an appointment.