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.
Ashley Rifenburg, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ashley believes in creating warm and inviting spaces where clients can feel safe, comfortable, and valued. Ashley primarily works with children, adolescents, and young adults but has experience with all ages. She works with a wide variety of topics including complex trauma, anxiety and depression. Ashley is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment used for processing traumatic events and memories. In addition to EMDR, she utilizes cognitive behavioral and person centered therapy skills in her work. Ashley utilizes skills such as creative expression, art, music, and meditation to provide unique experiences for each client that is tailored to their individual needs.
Larry Kimel, B.A., M.Div., D. Min.
Dr. Kimel was a full-time United Methodist minister for 43 years before his retimement from the local church pastorate. He has also been a North Carolina Fee Based Practicing Pastoral Counselor, Associate beginning in 2005. During much of that time he as been a part-time counselor at South Point Counseling. His wife was a hospital administrator at CaroMont until her retirement. His daughter in Charlotte is the director of Adult Care for the DSS of Mecklenburg County.
Born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC his academic professional degrees are from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke Divinity School, SEBTS at Wake Forest, Baptist Hospital Chaplain School, and the Carolina Pastoral Training Institute.
To his work, Larry brings a well-trained mind, years of experience and the heart of a pastor as he works with his adult clients.
Teresa Judy, MA, LMHCA
Teresa is a Liberty University graduate that enjoys assisting clients through their journey of obtaining a heathier mindset. She works with all ages and assists her clients navigating through issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and ADHD. She also enjoys working with individuals that are Autistic. She welcomes the LGBTQA+ population. Teresa utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy with her clients.
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.
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.