Dr. Mike Garrett PhD., Dmin., LCMHC (NCLCMHC 2653)

Dr. Mike Garrett

Dr. Mike Garrett PhD., Dmin., LCMHC (NCLCMHC 2653)

Dr. Mike Garrett PhD., Dmin., LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Executive Director of Christian Counseling Associates of Raleigh, with over 35 years of successfully helping individuals, marriages, and families.

Many Raleigh – Durham NC-area pastors refer congregation members to Dr. Mike because of his expertise, training, experience and personal commitment to Christ and to Christian values. Dr. Mike has an extensive background as a therapist, lecturer, author, professor, Bible expositor and pastor. Prior to making the decision to make his growing counseling practice a full-time vocation, Dr. Mike balanced the practice and the job of a full-time pastor. Until Summer 2014 Dr. Mike was the Teaching, Care & Counseling Pastor at Crossroads Fellowship, a vibrant Raleigh church with over 10,000 members (where he is now Pastor Emeritus).

Dr. Mike holds doctorates in Counseling and in Biblical Counseling and has authored several marriage & parenting training programs. Many small groups and churches have used Dr. Mike’s materials with great effectiveness. If you know of an organization that might benefit from developing a marriage & parenting program, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Mike and his wife Rhonda have been married for over 40 years. In addition to partnering in this counseling practice, they have worked together to raise three (now adult) daughters.

Dr. Mike’s professional credentials and career highlights include —

  • Ph.D. in Counseling from Trinity Seminary
    Doctorate in Biblical Studies from Master’s International School of Divinity

    Masters Degree from Columbia International University

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NCBLCMHC

  • Pastor Emeritus: Crossroads Fellowship Church

  • Faculty: Walk Thru the Bible Ministries

  • Post-graduate studies at Liberty University

  • Shepherd’s Seminary: Former Counseling Professor

  • Former Collegiate Staff with The Navigators

  • Board of Governors at North Raleigh Christian Academy

Dr. Mike’s professional affiliations include the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, the American Association of Christian Counselors, the AACC Marriage & Family Network and the AACC Biblical Counseling & Spiritual Formation Membership. Dr. Mike is also the curriculum author and video host of over 80 hours of marriage and parenting training programs. Churches and organizations that are interested in making use of this content for their members should contact Dr. Mike by phone at 919-260-5830, or by filling out our online contact form.



Our Team

  • Rhonda Garrett, MA, LPCA

    Rhonda Garrett, MA, LCMHCA

    Rhonda Garrett, M.A. is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and Spirit-filled empathy to the clients she serves. Beyond her 36 years of life experience as a pastor’s wife, Rhonda is an author and has an extensive background in lay counseling, lecturing and mentoring. Areas of therapy

  • Ginna Bustle, MSW, LCSW

    Ginna Bustle, MSW, LCSW

    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 master’s degree in social work from Boston University, and has worked in a variety of settings including as an intensive in-home family therapist, as an outpatient therapist, and as

  • Rick McKoy MA, LPCA

    Rick McKoy MA, LCMHC

    Rick McKoy MA, LCMHCA is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor 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,

  • Angel King, BCACLC

    Angel King, MCLC

    Angel King, MCLC is our team Life Coach. She is certified through the Board of Christian Life Coaching, an affiliate of American Association of Christian Counselors. She received her master’s credentials through the International Board of Christian Care. In addition to her certification in Life Coaching, Angel is certified through Cornell University in Plant-Based Nutrition and

  • Dr. Russ Rainey

    Dr. Russ Rainey

    Dr. Russ Rainey is a Pastoral Counselor and Life Coach. He practiced as a Licensed Professional Christian Counselor for over 30 years. He has served five churches as Director of Counseling, Support, and Recovery, and he has taught graduate courses in Christian Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and at Dallas

  • George Karampelas, MA, LMFTA

    George Karampelas, MA, LMFTA

    George Karampelas, MA, LMFTA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. He has a Master of Arts degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Liberty University. In addition, George has a BA in Accounting from the University of South Florida. George brings a