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Bruce Wayne Knight,

Bruce Wayne Knight,

MAMFT, MDIV, LMFT, LCMHC, NCC, CSAT, CST, EFT, CCTP

Team Process and Journey
Congratulations! You have exercised courage to do one of the scariest things you have ever done or you may be accustomed to this process. Whatever the case, I applaud your initiative. I will commit myself to being fully with you. We will make progress toward your goals as you own and apply what happens in session. Each step of progress builds hope.

Atmosphere of Acceptance and Security
A significant pare of what makes this journey effective, is the safe atmosphere that encourages your autonomy. You are in the driver seat. You are created with inherent worth, period! I will listen to your story without judgment and "get you". You, your efforts, and your expressed emotional state will always receive affirmation. In addition, you will experience me as real, honest, and authentic.

My Background
Born to a hard working couple, I grew up in a small town. I lost my dad at 12 and was propelled in to a turbulent adolescence. Afterwards, I found Christ and felt called into ministry. I completed a Master of Divinity , planted a church in NYC, and eventually stepped down from leadership. That began a ping-pong recovery journey lasting 2 decades of chaotic living. After getting help, the arduous journey necessary to heal, created a passion to give back and a platform of healing.

My former training, experience, and 39 + years of marriage combined with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and certificate in Christian Sex Therapy prepared me for working with a wide range of issues.

Frame of Reference for Doing Therapy
My professional licenses include Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Clinical Mental Health Counselor(LCMHC). I am a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT), a certified Christian sex therapist (CST), and a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP). I am pursuing certification as an emotionally focused therapist and am an ordained minister.

I view individuals in the context of their family of origin, am a passionate believer in "attachment theory" (how we bond), and work from a Judeo-Christian worldview. As God is the perfect model of attachment, there is shared fellowship, mutual love and respect, and positive accountability. This is the foundation for the secure and safe atmosphere I facilitate in session. I look forward to joining you on your journey. Are you ready to take the first step?

Specialties: Sexual addiction and trauma recovery, marital and premarital, affair recovery, sex therapy, and spiritual formation, direction, and healing.

Bruce Wayne Knight
bruce@charlottetherapy.com | 704-870-0802 or 980-288-2396

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Jim Snyder,

Jim Snyder,

MS, MA, LCMHCS

Jim received his Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2008 from Colorado Christian University and has relocated from Colorado to North Carolina following God's call to help. He enjoys working with men, women, and their families who struggle with the complex issues that people face these days.

Jim overcame his own sexual addiction in 2005 through the Holy Spirit and those individuals that were placed in his path. He knows what you are going through and how to help. By drawing on existential components and coupling them with cognitive behavioral perspectives, he is able to discover the deep rooted issues that are hindering growth.

Specialties
Anxiety, depression, sexual integrity, passivity, masculine journey, spiritual formation, marriage, and calling.

Jim Snyder
jim@charlottetherapy.com | 980-938-2000

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Kendra King,

Kendra King,

MA, LCSWA, LCASA

Kendra acquired her Bachelors of Arts with a major of Psychology in 2011 and Masters of Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University in 2017. She was raised with a Christian background, understands spirituality inspires purpose and respects that everyone's higher power is different, or people struggle with the belief in something greater than themselves. Her cultural competence, open-mindedness and willingness to be transparent keeps her humble.

Kendra has gone through her own grace healing journey from a traumatic childhood and turbulent adolescence to balancing being a young adult while raising her daughter as a single parent and pursuing the call God had on her life. Kendra's personal experiences has allowed her to meet clients in the darkest places of their lives with empathy. She believes that accountability and encouragement are not only the key factors to changing the perception of a client's situation, but also to propel them forward to obtain a healthy fulfilled life. She utilizes an integrative approach that incorporates crisis intervention, solution focused therapy, mindfulness training, and motivational interviewing.

Kendra has 8 years of mental health experience by working with individuals across the lifespan but specializes with those who've suffered from sexual trauma and substance abuse. She recognizes that any self-destructive behavior which negatively impacts one's intimate relationships, daily life routines and overall physical well-being has an underlying cause. Her therapeutic approach is person-centered to provide the most effective services for those in need of guidance and support while going through life's transitions. Kendra strives to attentively listen to clients, make them feel safe and help establish a positive sense of self-worth.

Kendra King
Kendra@charlottetherapy.com | 704-313-8578

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Carolyn J. Henderson,

Carolyn J. Henderson,

LCMHC, NCC, BCC, QS

Carolyn has over 30 years as a human resources and business consultant in both the private and the public sectors. After obtaining a Master's in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary she spent the past 9 years working as a clinical counselor and Community Living Manager in shelter services specializing in the impacts of trauma on domestic violence and sexual assault victims. As a board certified Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) she supported mental health clients and DV victims and their families in their healing process.

Carolyn's spiritual formation and development comes from serving in church leadership as an ordinated deaconess, Sunday School teacher, Small Group Leader, and lay Counselor. She has been married for over 18 years and enjoys teaching, reading and viewing live theatre and musical performing arts.

My inspiration and motivation for entering the field of therapy/counseling was a distinct calling on my life to sit with other is the midst of their pain, suffering and their joy. Having thrived past mental and physical abuse in my earlier years and seeking therapeutic help for situational clinical depression, I realized the healing power that was available when a person was clinically trained and had compassion and empathy for others. My Christian faith and beliefs led me to study God's word and to serve in the church's lay counseling ministry. Going through this intensive study and training while doing the inside out work led me to seek and commit to the professional study of counseling and therapy.

God has a sense of humor in that he planted me with the very population of my traumatic past, domestic violence. I know firsthand the impact that abuse and trauma can have on couples and their kids. My focus has always been on the family. I thoroughly enjoy working with couples, "so you think you are in love" pre-marital and marital conflicts. Teaching communication skills and the ability to seek to understand each other has been key under God's direction for me.

Specialties: Pre-marital and marital counseling, anxiety and depression, cognitive distortions, crisis intervention and trauma recovery, grief and loss, DV and IPV, Sexual Assault, spiritual formation and direction and coaching through life transitions.

Carolyn Henderson
Carolyn@charlottetherapy.com | 704-564-4718

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