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To reach the counseling ministry, call us at (828)832-8041 and leave a voicemail where we will return your call within 72 business hours.

Please understand that we cannot manage a waitlist as we receive a large volume of calls and an indefinite waitlist would not serve those in need. If all counselors are full, you may try again after a few weeks to see if space has become available.

Meet the counselors

Robyn Roark



Robyn has worked in residential treatment with adolescents and children for 16 years. Additionally, she has experience with children in a school setting and adults in outpatient and psychiatric settings. Robyn is skilled in treating depression, past trauma, anxiety and other issues. With God’s help, wisdom and grace, Robyn desires to help clients who are struggling with issues from this fallen world and direct them back to the love and grace of the father God and His perfect plan and purpose.

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them; Matt 18:20

North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #4346)

National Certified Counselor (NCC

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American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member

Master of Arts in Addictions Counseling from Appalachian State University

Gregory Ward



Greg has experience serving children, adolescents, families and men's issues beginning in the public mental health system in 1999. Most recently, Greg serves in the capacity of School Counselor since 2003. He has experience with clients that have developmental disabilities, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, separation and divorce issues, social skills training needs, relational stress, men's issues, couples and other relational emotional and behavioral concerns. Greg was ordained as a deacon in 2005, and currently serves in his church as a Sunday School Teacher and as a member of the Finance Committee.


Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA #A11545)
National Certified Counselor (NCC #667609)
National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Counseling early childhood through young adulthood (NBCT #02705959)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) member
Master of Arts degree from Appalachian State University in 1999 in Guidance and Counseling

Annette Ward



Annette has more than 15 years working primarily in public mental health and private practice with families, children, adolescents and women providing therapy and program management. Her dual training in substance use disorders and mental health allows her to provide care for a greater range of difficulties. She desires to work with each person and/or family through God’s grace and mercy for healing and restoration.

North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #C003767)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS -2707)
North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) member
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Mental Health Worker
Master of Social Work, concentration in families and children from UNC-Chapel Hill, NC

MariAnne Williamson

MA, LCMHCA #A14439

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MariAnne has had experience providing counseling for the past six years overseas. She has lived and worked in Uganda, Nepal, and Greece and treated a broad range of issues while there. Those she was privileged to work with came from many different countries and cultures, including America and many European countries, Uganda, Nepal, and other Asian countries. Primarily she works with couples and adults who wish to overcome family-related and interpersonal problems or are struggling with adjustment and life transitions. She also has experience in helping those struggling with identity, attachment, depression, and anxiety.

She is a certified facilitator for Prepare/Enrich, an assessment aid full of useful tools to help pre-married and married couples.

She is continually amazed that she gets to do this sacred work, with the Holy Spirit’s help, of walking alongside people on their journeys of healing and restoration.


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (#A14439)

Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University

Alyssa Hensley


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Alyssa has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a variety of emotional, psychological, spiritual, and behavioral concerns. These include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, spiritual issues, emotion regulation, self-esteem, job and marital stress, and difficult life transitions. She uses a variety of formats for counseling, including individual, couple, and family therapy and sees clients of various ages and backgrounds.

Alyssa approaches counseling from a biblical worldview and holistic perspective. She utilizes a variety of counseling models and approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Brief
Solution-Focused Therapy, Prepare/Enrich, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Alyssa completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1 and Gottman Level 1 Training and is also a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator.

Alyssa sees counseling as a process in which the client and counselor come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. She is eager to form strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and honored to walk alongside them in their journey towards a place of healing and health.


Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (#A16164)
Master of Divinity in Marriage and Family Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Appalachian State University

Meg Putnam


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Meg works primarily with children through young adults.  Her previous work experience has included teaching and serving in schools as a professional school counselor.  She has worked with clients experiencing worry and anxiety, fear, anger, depression, grief and loss, problematic behaviors, trouble with social skills, and relational issues.  She uses integrative forms of therapy to best serve each individual clients’ needs. Some of these include: play therapy, group therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and others.  Meg desires to provide a safe environment where a client can come and know they are accepted and cared for as they are, help them navigate through a challenging season, and leave better understanding how the Lord sees them and loves them. She is passionate about working with individuals to help them discover tools that are effective and that they can integrate in various areas throughout their lives.


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education; Clemson University

Master of Arts degree in Professional School Counseling; Appalachian State University National Certified Counselor (#292134)

Licensed Professional School Counselor (#1220425)

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (#A14337)

Betsy Bolick



Betsy primarily works with female adults and adolescents (12+) struggling with anxiety, depression, processing grief and loss, and interpersonal relationships, among other life issues. She uses various forms of therapy including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Betsy considers it a great privilege and joy to come alongside her clients as they walk through the sorrows, struggles, and joys of life.


Licensed Professional Counselor (LCMHC-A #A16211)
National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC #1429376)
Master of Arts in Christian Counseling with a concentration in Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC

Amber Dillard


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Amber Dillard enjoys meeting with clients of different ages. She has worked primarily with older
children, adolescents, couples, and women in private practice and community mental health settings since 2002. Amber has worked with those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, adjusting to life challenges and stressors, and many other challenges.


Amber integrates a person-centered and God-centered approach to treatment using cognitive
behavioral therapy CBT and other modalities. She is committed to being an aide to those who are
hurting or struggling and strives to point them to the Savior.


North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License # C005262)
Master of Social Work from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Bachelor of Social Work from Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

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