Ken Grano

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We are a team of licensed professional counselors specializing in a wide range of issues such as: Marriage (including Infidelity), Trauma, Men’s Issues Including Addiction Therapy, Abuse, Relationships, Anxiety/Depression.

Ken Grano SureHope Counseling & Training Center


Matthews office:  704.620.7437

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I am a Certified Fee-Based Pastoral Counselor who counts it a privilege to join with you in your emotional/spiritual burdens to find healing.  As a Pastoral Counselor I have both theological and psychological resources to draw from as appropriate to your needs. Apart from my seminary training I have completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education as a Chaplain Resident at Carolinas Healthcare System (Atrium) – Main Campus. This ultimately led to me receiving board certification as a chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.

I have also completed the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program through the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis where I earned certification as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.  Whatever approach is most relevant to your needs I am informed by the idea that we are all seeking a meaning-filled life. This led me to complete coursework through the Institute of Logotherapy where I obtained the Academic Associate Credential.

Currently I am pursuing certification as a sex addiction therapist. Having already received significant training in sex addiction therapy I am a Certified Sex Addiction- Candidate through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).

I come to SureHope Counseling and Training Center with a background in working in the hospital and hospice setting. I have served in these contexts as a chaplain and grief counselor for several years. In addition to this I have had my own private practice.  The diversity in these settings has afforded me the opportunity to help people struggling with grief/loss, life transitions, spiritual issues, relational issues, anxiety, and depression.

I am intent on creating a comfortable space where we can work together so that you may experience relief from pain, greater self-understanding, autonomy, improved relationships, resiliency, and a life filled with meaning.

Drs. Paul and Lillian Wong have said, “Meaning is all we have; relationship is all we need”.  They go on to say that if we have both we can cope better with life’s difficulties and live a fuller more meaningful life.  I agree. I look forward to working with you in your pursuit of restoration and purposeful living.

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