We both offer these services and it is not an exhaustive list:
- anger management
- stress managemen
- relationship issues
- chronic illness
- boundary issues
- substance abuse
- emotional disturbances
- family conflict
- compulsive sexual behaviors
- asperger’s syndrome
- career counseling
Mark received a BA degree in human services at the University of Connecticut. He received his MS degree in Professional Counseling at Central Connecticut State University. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and The American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.
Mark says, “I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is the term used for a group of psychological treatments that are based on scientific evidence. These treatments have been proven to be effective in treating many psychological disorders.
Cognitive and behavioral therapies usually are short-term treatments (i.e., often between 6-20 sessions) that focus on teaching clients specific skills. CBT is different from many other therapy approaches by focusing on the ways that a person’s cognitions (i.e., thoughts), emotions, and behaviors are connected and affect one another. Because emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are all linked, CBT approaches allow for therapists to intervene at different points in the cycle. I see myself as being in the role of a “coach,” working with individuals, couples, and families to help them accomplish their specific objectives for coming to counseling. One of my primary goals is to help my clients gain insight into how their thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and communication patterns affect themselves and others. Who I am as a person and a therapist is strongly influenced by my Judeo-Christian worldview; however, I respect the dignity and self-determination of each individual and his or her right to choose a more secular approach to counseling if so desired.”
Mark has had post-graduate sex therapy courses through the Institute for Sexual Wholeness at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is working towards certification. He offers help and hope for men who are struggling with pornography and/or other unwanted sexual behaviors. Mark: “My desire is to help men experience a God-honoring life of healthy sexuality.” Finally, Mark has completed the certification training to become a Distance Certified Counselor, (DCC), and will offer counseling anywhere in the world via Skype.
Mark is retired from the United States Air Force and spent 14 years as an owner of a successful medical recruiting firm that his grown sons have taken over. Mark has many years of Christian and life counseling experience. He and his wife have been married for more than 43 years and have raised 3 children. His favorite hobby is spending time with his children and nine grandchildren.
Contact Mark at 919-285-1346
Diane received a Masters degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University of Virginia. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Diane says, “I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) because it is a group of psychological treatments based on scientific evidence. These treatments have been proven to be effective in treating many psychological disorders, ranging from anxiety and depression to addictions of many types.
Cognitive and behavioral therapies are usually short-term treatments (i.e., often between 6-20 sessions) that focus on teaching clients specific skills. CBT is different from many other therapy approaches by focusing on the ways that a person’s cognitions (i.e., thoughts), emotions, and behaviors are connected and affect one another. Because emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are all linked, CBT approaches allow for therapists to intervene at different points in the cycle. I see the counseling relationship as collaborative in nature, where Counselor and Counselee work together to resolve issues and reach goals. My primary goal is to help you gain insight into your current thought processes and behaviors so you are better able to identify if something needs to be altered. Who I am as an individual and as a therapist is greatly influenced by my Judeo-Christian worldview. However, if you choose not to include a faith component to your therapy I respect that and will utilize a more secular approach.
Diane has had post-graduate sexual addictions, Emotion Focused Therapy and Gottman certified courses through the Light Institute of External Studies Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors Foundation and Gottman Certified Trainers. She is working towards gaining certification as a Gottman Certified Therapist, Emotion Focused Therapist (EFT) and in Sex Therapy and addictions. She currently offers help and hope for men and women struggling with pornography addictions and/or other unwanted sexual behaviors and issues. Diane Says: “My desire is to help people experience health on a holistic level. Meaning by treating the entire person, the mind, body and spirit.”
Diane has many years of Christian and life counseling experience with ages ranging from elementary to the elderly. She and her husband have been married for almost two decades and are raising their 3 children in North Carolina. Her favorite hobbies include spending time with her children and friends outdoors.
Contact Diane at 919-729-5343