Hello! I am Kelly Saylor and I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist and co-founder of SureHope Counseling & Training Center. My education includes a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNCC and a master’s degree in Christian counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Specializing in Christian Counseling
I specialize overall in Christian counseling. Within Christian counseling, I specialize in working with adults who deal with the challenges of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Counseling individuals dealing with sexual abuse is another area of expertise of mine. I am a certified clinical trauma professional. I also specialize in counseling couples concerning dating, engagement and marital issues including affair recovery. I also offer couple intensives and train other therapists and church staff in working with couples. Lastly, working with individuals facing life’s transitional struggles is another area I enjoy; these include: adapting to college, career planning, preparing to be parents and transitioning into retirement.
What does Specializing in Christian Counseling mean?
I am uniquely trained as a Christian counselor. I believe that we are whole persons, with physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects. Whether we include discussion of the spiritual dimension of life in our time together will be up to you. I am also an accepted Focus on the Family provider. This spiritual perspective is integrated with the perspectives of narrative, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and family systems understandings of how people work. These are well-established and researched methods of therapy that are widely respected as being effective. If you have any questions about what a Christian counselor means please let me know.
What do the credentials stand for? Qualifications?
MACC-Masters of arts in Christian counseling (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
LMFT- NC Licensed marriage and family therapist
LCMHC- NC Licensed clinical mental health counselor
AAMFT-S-Approved American marriage and family therapist supervisor
BC-TMH-Board certified tele-mental health Provider
CCTP-Certified clinical trauma professional
Gottman I and II training (for marital counseling)
Prepare & Enrich Certified and Trainer (for marital counseling)
How to contact?
Overall, I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life’s peaks and valleys with integrity, wisdom and joy! You can learn more about me, special offers and upcoming events, and gain various resources at my personal website at kellyscounseling.com. I can be contacted by phone at 980-272-8180 and/or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you soon!