We are all licensed, credentialed and experienced counselors, with extensive backgrounds in individual and marriage counseling.
Both Dr. Mike and Rhonda have been providing counseling services for over 35 years and and married for over 40 years. We believe that this combination of real world and academic experience distinguishes our practice from others. They are also active members of The American Association Of Christian Counselors.
Our LIFE COACH is Angel King. See below.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Mike Garrett’s credentials.
Click here to learn more about Rhonda Garrett’s credentials.
Our counseling team also has two highly trained therapists Ginna Bustle LCSW and Rick McKoy LPCA.
Rick McKoy MA, LPCA is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate with a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Rick’s counseling experience has primarily been in areas of relationships, mood disorders, life adjustments, communication, conflict management and vocational assessment/decision-making. The areas he is most passionate about and focused on are marriage, pre-marital, and career counseling. Rick uses an “integrated” theoretical practice and approach, drawing from the best practices of counseling theories as well as from a Biblical worldview. “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy,” “Emotionally-Focused Therapy,” “Motivational Interviewing”, “Client-Centered”, “Behavioral Activation” , Gottman principles and the Connected Marriage Model principles (developed by Dr. Mike and Rhonda Garrett) are the theories and practices he predominantly uses in caring for clients. Rick is passionate and committed to guiding couples and individuals toward and through God’s vision and design for marriage and life. In addition to his counseling training and experience, Rick has had a 37 year professional business career in sales and human resource management and over 30 years of lay ministry experience in marriage and family ministry in churches and the community, teaching, training, coaching and mentoring couples and men.
Rick is very committed and involved in the church and ministry serving as an elder, marriage ministry leader, church planter and Christian education. He and his wife of over 40 years have been blessed by 2 married children and 7 grandchildren. Rick enjoys sports, the outdoors, spending time with his grandchildren and, his preferred method of therapy, camping.
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.
She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She treats teens and adults, and works with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, parenting concerns, trauma, past sexual abuse, domestic violence, and women’s issues. Ginna has a warm engaging style that puts people immediately at ease. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy based on what her clients need. Ginna has been married over 25 years, and has raised three children.
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. In addition to her certification in Life Coaching Angel is certified through Cornell University in Plant-Based Nutrition and also credentialed in radiology. She has many years experience in medical, event and ministry management. Angel is from NC and grew up in the ministry of her parents. Her dad was a pastor and missionary and served the Cherokee and Choctaw tribes in Oklahoma.
Angel is committed to supporting her clients as they find success and greater fulfillment through reaching their goals as they seek God’s plan for their lives. She coaches with a great balance of compassion and accountability.
George Karampelas is our Intern and currently a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary obtaining his M.A. in Marriage, Family, and Individual counseling. He holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University and a B.A. in Accounting from the University of South Florida. George is married to Tammy and together they have eight children and 10 grandchildren. He has real life experience with marriage and raising children in a blended family and walking through the loss of a spouse due to cancer.
Formerly George was a singles Pastor at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh with experience in counseling individuals as well as Pre-Marital counseling. Prior to that, he was a Certified Public Accountant and people manager for 30 years. George brings a great deal of professional experience to his counseling. He is Christian in his philosophy and approach but is also integrated, bringing the best counseling theories and practices to his clients.
George is passionate about helping marriages and families, and dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and addictions. His interests include being with family, exercise, the outdoors, and travel. He is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Our counseling team is ready to help you.