Amy Gardner MA, LMFT, LCAS
I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over ten years, and specialize in work with couples, families, children, teens, adoption competency, and addiction. I work from a strengths-based approach, and see my clients as the experts in their own lives, with my role being that of a mentor or coach. Within this partnership, I believe that people can grow and develop to their full potential within their family and societal roles and as individuals. I truly enjoy my work, and feel that it is an honor to be welcomed into the lives of others in such an intimate and meaningful way.
Jami Cantrell MA, LCMHC
I am a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Master of Arts in Community Mental Health Counseling. I have been trained in Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Theraplay. In addition to treating clients of all ages for emotional and behavioral issues, I have experience working as a college counselor and group facilitator for a Batterer’s Intervention Program. I serve a variety of clients varying in age and needs while specializing in children and adolescents, victims of domestic and sexual abuse, and clients with PTSD.
Dakota Smith MSW, LCSWA
I received my Master's in Social Work at Widener University. Since my time working in the mental health field, I have realized my interest is working with children and adults from all walks of life. I believe that it is important to have a holistic approach which treats the mind and body. In addition, I believe in the importance of forming healthy relationships with individuals and families in an effort to help them develop their full potential and healthy relationships with others. I operate from a Strength Based approach that builds on and identifies the skills that one already has. I also use aspects of Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help clients reach their goals and to find happiness within themselves.
Elizabeth Coleman, EdD, LCMHC, NCC, NBCT
I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.) and Appalachian State University (M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.) I have worked in the field of counseling for 9 years as a school counselor, college counselor, and private practice clinician. I work with clients using person-centered, cognitive behavior therapy to help them recognize their strengths and abilities to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and improve relationships. I specialize in working with young adolescents and teenagers as they navigate critical life transitions. My dissertation, which focuses on student transitions to middle school, can be read here. I also advocate for the role of counselors as mental health professionals in public education and speak on related subjects.