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Maria Russell - MA, LPC

Professional Counseling Associate

Maria is a Licensed Professional Counselor (2008). She earned her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Maria is a Level II Certified EAGALA Equine Therapist, EMDR Trained, and a Prepare/Enrich Certified Facilitator. Before moving back to Kannapolis from the mountains of North Carolina, Maria worked for over 5 years with children and families in the foster care system. She now works with children, teens, adults, couples and families who are dealing with a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, ADD/ADHD, trauma, grief/loss and spiritual growth. Maria’s desire is to help clients experience healing and life change through faith-centered therapy.

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Samantha Sult - MA, NCC, LPC

Professional Counseling Associate

A Licensed Professional Counselor, Samantha holds a BA in Psychology from NCSU and a MA in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  While working at Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Rodgers Christian Counseling, she worked with a variety of relational, emotional, and spiritual issues. Samantha utilizes play therapy with children ages 4+. She also counsels individuals, couples, and families facing grief, life-stage changes, depression, anxiety, anger management, family conflict, substance abuse, and spiritual formation. Samantha’s ultimate desire is to provide healing from past wounds and to equip clients to have healthy, meaningful relationships with others. She strives to give every client space to be heard and for them to know that she cares about their struggles.

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Clay Parker - MS, LPC

Professional Counseling Associate

Clay is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with a long history of working in the mental health field in various capacities. He enjoys working with children, teens, and adults with various presenting issues. He likes to be creative with the counseling techniques that he employs in order to help people address their problems in a non-threatening and fun way. Clay believes that faith and humor can help people cope through difficult times and he manifests both of these beliefs within the therapy interventions that he uses. I He follows a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and is available with flexible hours to meet client’s needs.

* This therapist is in network with BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

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Jodi Hinkson - MA, LPCA

Professional Counseling Associate

Jodi is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate. She earned a BA in Psychology from Covenant College and a MA in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She began her practice at Hickory Grove Counseling Center and Carolinas Healthcare System Pastoral Care. Jodi enjoys integrating her Christian faith with the Internal Family Systems model and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Jodi works with adults, as well as adolescents/preteens and their families. Areas of special interest include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, school issues, family conflicts and martial issues. Jodi is a compassionate counselor creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for healing and growth.

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Amber Cochran, MA, LPC, LCAS

Professional Counseling Associate

Amber Cochran is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinician Addiction Specialist. She holds a BA in Psychology from North Carolina State University and a MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Her counseling experience has been focused on serving children, adolescents and families. Areas competence regarding counseling approaches used include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), person-centered, and motivational interviewing. She is EMDR trained and a rostered Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) clinician. She tends to integrate multiple theoretical perspectives in the therapeutic process to best suit the individual. Amber offers individual, family and couples counseling to those struggling with a various issues including anger management, depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma, and substance abuse. Her goal is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere to promote growth and healing.

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