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Jennifer Greene, MA, LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH  #1229

Counselor

Jennifer works with adults, couples, and adolescents (16+) struggling with sexual identity, self-injury, anxiety, depression, crisis pregnancy, infertility, grief and loss, co-dependency, and interpersonal relationships, among other life issues. She has also received professional training at Texas Christian University Institute of Child Development in Trust-Based Relational Intervention in order to serve adoptive/foster families. She is also trained in providing EMDR. Jennifer’s passion is to treat clients uniquely by meeting them where they are, instilling hope and journeying with them toward solutions and healing.

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #8021)

National Certified Counselor (NCC #630543)
Board Certified TeleMental Health Counselor (BC-TMH #1948)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member
Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) member
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling with a concentration in both Licensed Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Gordon 

Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC

Robyn Roark, MA, NCC, LCMHC

Counselor

Robyn has worked in residential treatment with adolescents and children for 16 years. Additionally, she has experience with children in a school setting and adults in outpatient and psychiatric settings. Robyn is skilled in treating depression, past trauma, anxiety and other issues. With God’s help, wisdom and grace, Robyn desires to help clients who are struggling with issues from this fallen world and direct them back to the love and grace of the father God and His perfect plan and purpose.

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them; Matt 18:20

North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #4346)

National Certified Counselor (NCC

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American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member

Master of Arts in Addictions Counseling from Appalachian State University

Amanda Cottrell, MA, LCMHCA, NCC

Counselor

Amanda works primarily with female adults and with couples. This includes those struggling with anxiety, processing grief/loss, codependency, chronic illness, and interpersonal relationships, couples needing marriage support, among various other issues. She is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (Group and Individual), as well as Grief After Trauma. She is a MarriageStrong/RelateStrong facilitator and trainer and offers a MarriageStrong course at Mt. Vernon to strengthen and enrich marriages and interpersonal relationships. She has also completed Levels One and Two training and is certified in Restoration Therapy.  She is also trained in providing EMDR.  Amanda also co-facilitates the Broken H.A.R.T. group at Alliance Bible Fellowship, serving those that have experienced miscarriage or infant loss. Her passion is to come alongside each client and offer support to strengthen each one in their journey of growth and healing.


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#11573)

National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors (#95099)

North Carolina Licensed School Counselor

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member

Master of Arts in School Counseling, Appalachian State University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Appalachian State University

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Alyssa Hensley M.Div., LCMHCA

Counselor

Alyssa has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a variety of emotional, psychological, spiritual, and behavioral concerns. These include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, spiritual issues, emotion regulation, self-esteem, job and marital stress, and difficult life transitions. She uses a variety of formats for counseling, including individual, couple, and family therapy and sees clients of various ages and backgrounds.


Alyssa approaches counseling from a biblical worldview and holistic perspective. She utilizes a variety of counseling models and approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Brief
Solution-Focused Therapy, Prepare/Enrich, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Alyssa completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1 and Gottman Level 1 Training and is also a Prepare Enrich Facilitator.


Alyssa sees counseling as a process in which the client and counselor come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. She is eager to form strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and honored to walk alongside them in their journey towards a place of healing and health.


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (#A16164)
Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Appalachian State University

Counselor

Gregory Ward, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Greg has experience serving children, adolescents, families and men's issues beginning in the public mental health system in 1999. Most recently, Greg serves in the capacity of School Counselor since 2003. He has experience with clients that have developmental disabilities, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, separation and divorce issues, social skills training needs, relational stress, men's issues, couples and other relational emotional and behavioral concerns. Greg was ordained as a deacon in 2005, and currently serves in his church as a Sunday School Teacher and as a member of the Finance Committee.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA #A11545)
National Certified Counselor (NCC #667609)
National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Counseling early childhood through young adulthood (NBCT #02705959)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member
Master of Arts degree from Appalachian State University in 1999 in Guidance and Counseling

Counselor

Annette Ward, LCSW, LCAS

Annette has more than 15 years working primarily in public mental health and private practice with families, children, adolescents and women providing therapy and program management. Her dual training in substance use disorders and mental health allows her to provide care for a greater range of difficulties. She desires to work with each person and/or family through God’s grace and mercy for healing and restoration.


North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #C003767)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS -2707)
North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) member
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Mental Health Worker
Master of Social Work, concentration in families and children from UNC Chapel Hill, NC

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Counselor

MariAnne Williamson, MA, LCMHCA (#A14439)

MariAnne has had experience providing counseling for the past six years overseas. She has lived and worked in Uganda, Nepal, and Greece and treated a broad range of issues while there. Those she was privileged to work with came from many different countries and cultures, including America and many European countries, Uganda, Nepal, and other Asian countries. Primarily she works with couples and adults who wish to overcome family-related and interpersonal problems or are struggling with adjustment and life transitions. She also has experience in helping those struggling with identity, attachment, depression, and anxiety.

She is a certified facilitator for Prepare/Enrich, an assessment aid full of useful tools to help pre-married and married couples.

She is continually amazed that she gets to do this sacred work, with the Holy Spirit’s help, of walking alongside people on their journeys of healing and restoration.

 

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (TX LPC-I #74167)

 

Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University

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Counselor

Meg Putnam, MA, NCC, PSC, LCMHCA

Meg works primarily with children through young adults.  Her previous work experience has included teaching and serving in schools as a professional school counselor.  She has worked with clients experiencing worry and anxiety, fear, anger, depression, grief and loss, problematic behaviors, trouble with social skills, and relational issues.  She uses integrative forms of therapy to best serve each individual clients’ needs. Some of these include: play therapy, group therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and others.  Meg desires to provide a safe environment where a client can come and know they are accepted and cared for as they are, help them navigate through a challenging season, and leave better understanding how the Lord sees them and loves them. She is passionate about working with individuals to help them discover tools that are effective and that they can integrate in various areas throughout their lives.

 

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education; Clemson University

  • Master of Arts degree in Professional School Counseling; Appalachian State University National Certified Counselor (#292134)

  • Licensed Professional School Counselor (#1220425)

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (#A14337)