Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA Certified
Licensed Professional Counselor
100 5th Street, Suite 310, Bristol, Tennessee 37620
Many people report experiencing some relief after just one psychotherapy session. A psychotherapist offers you immediate support and a viewpoint from someone who is not emotionally over-involved. That's why a psychotherapist can be helpful-- they do not have an personal emotional investment in the decisions that the client makes. A caring psychotherapist genuinely wants a client to be healthy and happy, but does not try to persuade a client to make a particular decision (unless a matter of safety is at stake).
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.
Brian Scott, MA, LPC/MHSP,NCC
licensed professional counselor
600 e. unaka ave, johnson city, Tennessee 37601
Psychotherapy is a collaberative process between client and therapist to bring about better emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing. I will seek to develop a working and professional RELATIONSHIP with you which is paramount to all counseling processes in order to help you reach your goals. Reseach shows that psychotherapy is an effective way to treat an array of issues and can sometimes be more effective than medication. When medication is necessary, combining it with psycotherapy can yield much greater results.
Joseph Johnston, LPC-MHSP, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor Mental Health Service Provider
1907 North Roan Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
One of the most frequent complaints I hear about therapists is that they “just listen” to the client’s problems, and feedback or “reflect” what the client says, with little or no suggestions as to how to help the client solve their problems. While there is tremendous benefit in hearing and understanding the problem, clients need more than “just listening.” I will work with you to help identify solutions that align with your individual beliefs, values, and life experiences in order to ensure a highly effective therapeutic outcome and a fulfilling life.
Michael Rivest, Ph.D., D.S.T.
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
Counseling does not have to take forever. More often than not my short term counseling really gets people on their feet. I am goal orientated and get to the point quickly. I am a straight forward counselor who will tell you were the bear goes in the woods. I will also give advice. Naturally you do not have to do anything I say but if you do happiness and order will soon be yours. I use Temperament Therapy and it really works. www.MarriageCounseling.org