Hello, and thank you for your interest in viewing my profile. I am a licensed therapist and I received my Masters of Social Work from Rutgers, The State University. I have over 15 years of experience in treating both adults and children in various treatment settings. My specialty areas include; christian focused counseling, marital/couples therapy, life transitions, and assisting those suffering from the effects of trauma, panic ad anxiety, and depression. My office setting is warm and inviting, and your comfort and privacy is of primary importance to me. I offer flexible appointment times, and evening appointments. I believe in a holistic approach to treatment, and, that the treatment process begins with a thorough assessment, wherein, all aspects of the individual are considered; body, mind, social environment, and spirituality. I am an active therapist and treatment goals are client driven. I adapt my treatment approach to the individual needs and comfort level. I am motivated in helping others create a life that is authentic, meaningful, and fulfilling. I am available at the Mooresville location for your sessions, I look forward to meeting you!
Hello and thank you for taking the time to explore our website. Whether you’re new to therapy or have seen a counselor before, the journey you’re about to embark upon is significant and I feel so privileged to join you in it. I am originally from the Pacific Northwest, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and International Studies and then a Master’s Degree in Counseling, both from George Fox University. Like most of my clients, I have been through a good share of transition in my life and I can appreciate the stress or anxiety these life transitions often create, even when they are planned and anticipated.
In working with clients, I believe it is important to allow a safe space for you to just be, to process loss, pain or frustration, and to begin identifying realistic goals that are sustainable in the long-term. Exploring the past is important in helping us to understand how it informs your current behaviors, but I will always encourage you to make changes that are relevant to your present and to your future. In striving toward this end, I will work hard to earn your trust and gently challenge you to approach your problems from a renewed perspective. I work from a family systems perspective, applying strengths-based, narrative, and cognitive behavioral approaches that are specific to each client’s needs and goals.
I have 21 years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. When working with minors, I believe it is important to actively involve parents so that change can occur within the entire family system. I work with a wide variety of issues, including grief and loss, marriage, divorce, blended families, infertility, parenting, adoption and foster care, depression, anxiety, work-related stress, family dynamics, and adjustment to issues specific to teens and young adults.
I so look forward to meeting you and engaging in this therapeutic journey together!
I obtained my Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute and my Bachelors in Psychology from Ithaca College. I believe asking for help is the first step towards leading a happier, more fulfilled life. I strive to help individuals find the tools they need to make positive transformations. I provide a safe comfortable environment where individuals can share their thoughts and feelings. I use an eclectic, strengths based approach to therapy creating a supportive and collaborative environment in order to promote personal growth. I have experience treating a variety of issues such as depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, substance abuse, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, parenting issues, and relationship problems. I work with children, adolescents, families, and adults and provide individual, family, and group therapy. When working with children I utilize play therapy techniques and strongly encourage family involvement. Prior to joining Miracles Counseling Center I provided Individual, Family, and Group Therapy at Beach Cities Psychological Services in Hermosa Beach California. Prior to my work in Private Practice I worked for a county funded agency, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center where I specialized in early intervention, as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Before my work as a Mental Health Clinician I provided floor time therapy to children with special needs. I’m also the mother of two children(8 and 5) and as a parent I understand the complexities and challenges of daily life. I also believe our parenting choices affect our children and shape who they will become as adults. I am available to work with you out of our Mooresville location.
Hi all, and thank you for taking a look at our page. My name is Adam Kurtz, and have been living in North Carolina for the past 10 years. I obtained my Masters in Clinical Counseling with a Substance Abuse focus from East Carolina University, in 2018, and prior to that, my Bachelors in Psychology from Davidson College, in 2015. I believe that people have a great capacity to change, and immense resilience. My aim is to assist others in reaching their goals, overcoming their struggles, and living the life that they want. I am solution focused in my approach, and employ Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral and general Rogerian techniques. I do my best create an environment where my clients can grow, learn to utilize their strengths, and feel comfortable to take risks. I have experience working with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, behavioral issues, ADHD, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. I work with children, adolescents, families, and adults, both individually and in group therapy settings. In addition to working at Miracles Counseling Center, I am employed by Anuvia Recovery and prevention in Charlotte, where I work in their Drug Court Treatment Program. During the completion of my Masters program, I interned with Anuvia in their inpatient treatment program, and completed my practicum at Vidant Hospital, in their Behavioral Health Unit. Prior to enrolling in my graduate work, I was employed as a direct support professional working with individuals with Autism both in the home, and in the community. Thank you for stopping by, Adam.
Hi there!! I am the newest member of the Miracles team. I am a bulldog graduate with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Communication Studies. I then went on to get my master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
My primary clinical experience is with adolescents ages 9-17, but I have worked with all ages. Before starting here at Miracles, I worked for Children’s Hope Alliance where I worked in families’ homes with children with extreme behaviors and mental health concerns. I have experience with children who face depression, anxiety, ADHD, conduct disorders, self-injurious behaviors, sexualized behaviors, suicidal ideations, and aggression. I believe kids are a product of their environment so while working with your kiddos I will also hold you accountable and keep you involved in our work together.
While kids are where I have the most experience, I also have worked with adults ages 18-70. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with mindfulness techniques to analyze your thought patterns and help alter these so you can live a life of joy and fulfillment. I hope to build a relationship with all of my clients that combines a welcoming environment but also a challenging relationship that helps you look deep inside yourself.
I am most passionate about serving children I believe everyone is still able to change their story, learn from their past, and learn new skills and strategies to deal with the inevitable stressors that we all face. No matter your age or what brings you here, I am proud of you!! Therapy is a scary step but hey you made it this far. I look forward to working with you!!
I am Louise Bargo Biller a Licensed Clinical Social Worker receiving a Master of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University. I come to Miracles Healing Centers after fourteen years in my second career in private mental health practice. I worked for many years in the public realm of social work and social work management as well as being a mental health counselor and consultant. I believe through a positive relationship with a caring professional it is possible to uncover solutions to the most difficult of life’s struggles. Old behaviors often get in the way, keeping us from becoming the person we want to be. I believe the client is the expert in identifying areas for clinical attention. The benefits gained from psychotherapy depend largely upon the client’s investment in the process. This means that not only will you learn new skills, but can put those skills to use in between sessions to become the person you were destined to be.
My theoretical approach to therapy is an eclectic mix with the primary use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I spent many years working with adults, teens, children, and families. I have experience and training in providing psychotherapy for clients with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, child and adolescent behavioral problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in both adults and children, grief, blending families, relationship struggles, women’s issues, stress and anger management. I have expertise in providing therapeutic services for active duty, retired military and military families. Veterans and warriors have many reasons for seeking clinical attention that are due to their direct combat experiences, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to mention two major ones, and importantly reintegration into their families and communities after long and multiple deployments. I am trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for the treatment of trauma. This is a powerful healing approach that has demonstrated positive results in the treatment of many disorders, but specifically for trauma related experiences and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am also a skilled educator and trainer. I have conducted numerous classes and seminars for parents, child care professionals, public employees, school officials and social work staff to include such topics as workplace stress, behavior management, child abuse, disorders affecting children’s development, couple’s communication, and many other areas. I served as the Early Childhood Mental Health Clinician for Early Head Start, Head Start, More at Four, and NC PreK for nine years. In addition, I have provided clinical supervision and instruction for a large number of provisionally licensed clinical social workers working toward full licensure.
Hi! Thank you for checking out our page. I am originally from South Carolina but currently live in the Lake Norman area. I hold a Master of Arts in Professional Mental Health Counseling from the Webster University in Columbia, South Carolina and have been serving children, adolescents, adults, and families for the past seven years. As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidenced-based, client-centered, and existentially informed approach, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals. I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship challenges, grief and loss, career transitions, and other mental health and life concerns.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. I have served clients in the outpatient, in-home, and hospital settings. I have experience working with clients that have Severe Persistent Mental Illness and children with behavioral and defiance issues. In addition to more traditional counseling techniques, I also utilize art, nature-based, and experiential therapies to help clients work through distress and build resiliency.
It is an honor for me to do this work. We hope to hear from you soon to see how we can best help you.
Therapy should be a collaborative process where you are guiding your healing process as I walk alongside you, providing interventions, strategies, and new skills to assist you in achieving your goals. One of the biggest lessons I have learned is that we do not exist in a bubble, there is a cause and effect that occurs in every relationship big and small which can have a ripple response at home, work, friendships, church, and school. When trauma occurs, it becomes a profound development not only on the individual but also their loved ones and can affect every aspect of their lives. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, and couples to communicate and relate in a more effective, harmonious manner. I am trained in the use of many different models including EMDR, TF-CBT, EFT, Gottman, and DBT utilizing each depending on the need of the unique client system.
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to invest in yourself and learn more about me. I am a North Carolinian, born and raised. I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in trauma therapy in 2019 and my Bachelors in Family and Community Services from East Carolina University in 2002. Prior to obtaining my masters, I enjoyed a career in retail management and as the Director of Children and Youth for an area church. When not seeing clients I love spending time with family, friends, and traveling to see this beautiful world.
Feel free to contact me to explore if we are a good fit to work together towards your healing!
Melissa Francis received her MA in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Melissa works primarily with adolescents, and adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, codependency, low self-esteem, and adjustment difficulties. Her clinical approaches include positive psychology, EMDR, internal family systems, and motivational interviewing. Melissa believes that counseling should be a safe environment that promotes and fosters healing.
Thank you for stopping by. My name is Debbie Kurtz I am a Jersey Girl who moved South in 2013. In 2019, I graduated Wake Forest University with my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and currently hold dual licensure in both mental health and addictions counseling.
My therapeutic approach centers on a person-centered relational style with an eclectic combination of strength based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches. I have worked the last four years at Addiction Recovery Medical Services, counseling those with addiction and comorbid mental health diagnosis. I am comfortable working with individuals, couples and families experiencing addiction, anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma.
It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship provides a safe space for individuals to heal wounds, change beliefs and construct a life that filled with meaning and joy.
I look forward to meeting you.
Counselors Serving Denver and Mooresville
Hello there and welcome to Miracles Counseling Centers. Congratulations in taking the first step in self- discovery, enhancing your life and choosing to check out my bio! I have been practicing at Miracles for 10 years and find it very rewarding. I previously worked as a counselor and counseling supervisor in both New Jersey and New York City for 20 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and received my degree at Hunter College in New York City. I have experience in counseling children, adolescents and adults with a variety of diagnoses, while working in private practice, inpatient and outpatient settings. I am trained treating grief and loss, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, attention deficit disorder in children and adults, and couples counseling. My theoretical perspective is one of a humanistic and relational approach while using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. I also am trained in experiential therapies, which have proven to aid the client in exploring underlying issues. I believe that you do have the answers and I can assist you by joining in your process and continuing to help develop healthier coping skills to deal with your daily stressors! If you would like to set up an appointment, please call 704-664-1009. Thank you and looking forward to meeting you.
Greetings! In my work, my overall hope is to assist others to attain an inner peace and security in who they are as a person in all environments. In doing this, I believe each person is fully capable of making productive and responsible changes in their lives when they choose to do so. I hope that time for you is now. Because of my recognition that no two clients are alike, I strive to engage each individual in a manner that is unique to the client’s needs and strengths, thus creating a customized and comprehensive approach to each individuals needs.
Lisa’s clinical work and training is on complex trauma and dissociative features, panic and anxiety issues, and couples counseling. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a modality that effectively treats trauma and other emotional health issues, and primarily uses this modality in addition to Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. She also enjoys providing support and counseling to couples using the Gottman Method as well as EFT therapies.
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Hello! My work has been devoted to empowering each individual to work on their goals to provide them alternative tools to make the necessary changes in attain these. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and obtained my Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University. I have previously worked as a therapist for both the New York State Office of Mental Health and also as the Director of Clinical Services for Atrium Healthcare. I also served on the NC Social Work Licensing Board.
I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. I have experience in working with ADHD, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Grief, and Substance Abuse. I work with family systems and cognitive behavioral skills. I treat each person as an individual and assist them in developing their own individualized treatment approach and coping skills.
I am a clinical social worker with several years of experience working with individuals facing a wide range of mental health, intellectual/developmental, and chronic physical health challenges. I earned my Masters of Social Work in 2014 from Colorado State University and my Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2005 from Nevada State College. My experiences include coordinating services and providing counseling in a variety of settings, including primary care, inpatient and outpatient agencies, and hospice care.
Life is a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. I practice from a person-centered approach in order to meet you where you are at in your life. I also utilize interventions that are specifically designed to assist you in meeting your goals with a focus on Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am passionate about supporting you on your journey and consider it an honor to be part of the discovery and healing process. Be well!
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