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About

Cathy Ward, MA, LCMHC

Cathy Ward is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.  Most of my work involves assisting my clients in learning practical ways that will help them manage their stress and feelings that create a sense of feeling overwhelmed and stuck.  My goal is to help my clients feel more empowered to make the changes in their life that help them feel better.  I offer a compassionate, caring environment where my clients can openly and safely discuss their concerns and worries. I am passionate about working with individuals and families who experience anxiety, depression and anger. I have specific training in applied neuroscience to treat anxiety which helps clients recognize what is happening in their bodies resulting in them feeling calmer and more connected to life.

 

E. Chandler Sigmon, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Chandler is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She received her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in August of 2019. Chandler works mostly with children, adolescents, and young adults. She specializes in ADHD, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, and family interactions. As Chandler states, “My ultimate goal is to help children and families navigate through life.” Her therapeutic approach is primarily within the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because, “So many issues facing people today have to do with their mindset and the behaviors that follow.”

 

Amber Gibson, MA, LCMHCA, NCC

Amber has worked in the mental health field for twenty years. She has extensive experience serving individuals with ADHD, ASD- related issues, depression, anxiety, self-harm, grief and loss, self esteem and relationship issues. She specializes in assisting those managing ADHD and ASD- related issues, focusing mainly on children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She offers biblical based christian counseling. Utilizing a variety of interventions with focus on the therapeutic approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and solutions focused techniques. Amber has a passion for helping her clients succeed and helping families become stronger for the journey.

Larry Kimel, B.A., M.Div., D. Min.

As a United Methodist minister for 43 years, Larry has had hundreds of members to come for counseling. Duing the last 12 years of his work within the church setting, he added special training at the Carolina Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training in Charlotte.  This allowed him to spend the final 10 years not only serving a local congregation, but also working within South Point Counseling as a North Carolina Certified Pastoral Counselor, Assosciate.

The unique nature of pastoral counselors is that we blend the studies of human psychology with the teachings of the Christian faith. This lets us understand and deal wit each client as a mind-and-spirit whole. I never impose my own faith beliefs on a client, but I do recognize each person as a creation and child of God, complete with human failings and divine possibilities.

In the Old Testament book of Jeremiah the question is asked, "Can a leopard change his spots?" I have seen many clients come into counseling, wanting to change those "spotty" parts of their lives. And I have seen lives improved where the spots have been faced, dealt with, changed, and eliminated. As a pastoral counselor I try to help make these good things happen.

Denise N. Brown, Office Manager

Denise Brown began working for South Point Counseling August 2019. She has a BA in Accounting from Sacred Heart College. She credits her time working for her daddy as the best educational opportunity and learning experience in business. That lead to a Denise’s platform for a career in the life safety industry for over 20 years performing various accounting functions.  When the opportunity was presented, Denise was quite happy to join South Point Counseling as the commute to work would be stressful, she would no longer have the daily commute on the 485 Speedway.

 

Chloe McCarter

South Point Counseling's two therapy dogs, Kipper Rhodes & Blondie McCarter sadly passed away within a few days of each other in May of 2018. During the grieving process we questioned if we even wanted to find a replacement for these two wonderful canines. Then, by happenstance, in August of 2018, Chloe came into the practice and with her came an animal with characteristics who fit perfectly with the best qualities that both Kipper and Blondie had. Her gentleness and love for people has healed much of the grief of both clients and staff as she is an invaluable addition to the practice.

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