Counselor and Clinical Supervisor
Hickory Grove offers several types of counseling which includes Licensed Professional Counselors, Graduate Level Interns, and various support groups throughout the year. Each type of counseling is designed to engender hope and create change for the various struggles faced. Our counselors are professionally trained and either licensed by the state of North Carolina or pursuing licensure. Our counseling blends Christ-centered, Biblically-based principles, along with proven psychological principles to promote emotional, relational and spiritual healing.
If you are interested in more information, feel free to browse through the different counselors or call 704-531-4034.
There is a difference between pastoral counseling and professional counseling. However, this can be confusing.
First, it is helpful to examine what professional counseling is. Counseling is a nonjudgmental relationship where you work together with the counselor to find solutions. At Hickory Grove, it involves both counseling techniques and biblical principles. Licensed counselors have at least a master’s degree in the counseling field and have learned techniques for listening and change. This relationship may be short term or long term, depending on the issue you present. There is paperwork for counseling with both the professional counselors and the graduate interns and a fee for the professional counselors.
So how does this differ from seeing a pastor? Most pastors have a class on biblical counseling but not a concentration in it. Biblical principles are used to help you solve problems. This is normally more
There are several differences between the Professional Counselors at Hickory Grove and the Graduate Interns.
Anything discussed in counseling is kept confidential, with the following exceptions:
Counseling is not always fun or easy. It is important to consider the following when engaging in counseling.
Feel free to call the office at 704-531-4034, and we can help you determine the best fit. Or, if you have a good idea of what you want and need, look through the counselors’ bios and call one of them directly.
You can call the office at 704-531-4034, and we can direct you to someone or look over the list of outside resources and call them directly.
Our graduate counseling interns offer free counseling to individuals and couples. This includes adults, adolescents, and children. Our interns are receiving either their masters or doctoral degrees in counseling. They all receive training and supervision from the clinical supervisor in the counseling center, Dr. Christa Phipps, and their respective universities.
The goal of our internship program is to offer quality counseling free to people who cannot afford it while training new counselors on how to incorporate faith-based principles with the clinical skills necessary to be effective. Sessions last from 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the arrangement made with your intern. The initial paperwork is provided below and is required to be completed before the first session.
To schedule an appointment with one of the Graduate Counseling Interns, please call the office at 704-531-4034.