About Us

Christian Marriage Counseling

Rhonda | Dr. Mike | Ginna | Rick                        

Christian Counseling Associates of Raleigh is a Christian-based credentialed marriage counseling practice. We serve couples, individuals and families with proven relationship counseling methods, all presented with a Christ-centered perspective.  For married couples who are struggling with issues such as past hurts, communication and conflict issues, infidelity, financial pressures, parenting challenges, intimacy or trust issues, managing balanced families, or other challenges we welcome the opportunity to be of service to you.

Dr. Mike Garrett PhD, Dmin, LPC and Rhonda Garrett MA, LPCA,  our Directors, have many years of professional experience in counseling as well as extensive backgrounds as authors, lecturers and pastoral counselors. Both are associated with leading professional organizations and Christian counseling associations. Their educational training includes degrees in Christian & Biblical counseling and family therapies.

As a married couple for over 40 years, with several decades of combined experience, and extensive Biblical knowledge and teaching backgrounds, Dr. Mike and Rhonda are especially qualified to provide their clients with strong counsel presented with a Christian mindset and background.

Rick McKoy, M.A., LPCA is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate with a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina.Rick has counseling experience in marriage, pre-marital, life adjustments, communication skills, conflict resolution, relational issues, depression, anxiety, and vocational assessment/decision-making.

Ginna Bustle, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings over 30 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. She earned her Masters degree in social work from Boston University, and has worked in a variety of settings including as an intensive in-home family therapist, as a outpatient therapist, and as a parent educator.

LIFE COACHING:

Angel King, BCACLC is our Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach. She can encourage, direct, train, and guide through life’s toughest decisions and situations. Whether you are going through a career change, having trouble balancing your work and personal life, dealing with grief or just want to feel more focused and confident this may be the path for you. Hourly and multi-hour sessions are available.

As dedicated followers of Jesus Christ, we integrate Biblical teachings and practices into our counseling and life coaching where appropriate. But this does not mean that our clientele is limited to Christians. We are glad to see anyone who is teachable and seeking counsel. 

As members in good standing of the American Association of Christian Counselors we endorse and are bound by the AACC Code of Ethics.  (We encourage you to review this entire document if you wish to learn more.)

Among its requirements is The Consent for Biblical and Spiritual Practices in Counseling (1-330) which states:

Christian counselors do not presume that all clients want or will be receptive to explicit spiritual Judeo – Christian interventions in counseling and therefore, obtain consent that honors client choice, receptivity to these practices, and the timing and manner in which these elements are introduced . This includes, but is not limited to the following:  (1) prayer for and with clients;  (2)  Bible reading and reference; (3)  assistance with spiritual formation and discipline; (6) and other common spiritual practices.

If you or someone you care about have need of experienced, effective, empathetic marriage counseling, we will be honored to share a few moments and discuss the ways we may be of service to you.