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, LCMHC

    Rhonda Garrett, M.A. is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and Spirit-filled empathy to the clients she serves. Beyond her 40 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 in

  • 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, LCMHCA

    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,

  • Anthony Thomas

    Anthony Thomas, MDiv, LCSW

    Anthony Thomas, LCSW has been a Licensed Counselor and a Pastor for more than 20 years. Anthony has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a member of the American Association of Christian

  • Angel King, BCACLC

    Angel King, MCLC

    Angel King, MCLC is a Master 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. Angel is certified through Cornell University in Plant-Based Nutrition and is also credentialed in Radiology. Angel enjoyed

  • Karen Harmon

    Karen Harmon, MA, LMFTA

    Karen Harmon, MA, LMFTA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. She has her Master of Arts degree in Christian Marital, Family and Individual Counseling, and her BA in Christian Counseling, both from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Karen is a hope-focused, person centered therapist that looks at the BPSS (biological, psychological, social, spiritual) self

  • Brandon Coombs

    Brandon Coombs, ACLC

    Brandon Coombs, ACLC is an Advanced Christian Life Coach (ACLC) and certified through the Board of Christian Life Coaching, an affiliate of American Association of Christian Counselors. He also holds a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Studies from Miami University in Oxford,

  • Dottie Hilliard, LMFTA

    Dottie Hilliard, LMFTA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (#12418A) in the state of North Carolina. Dottie studied at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) where she received her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. She grew up in Raleigh and is a graduate of NCSU with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Dottie formerly

  • John Sullivan

    John Sullivan, MA, LMFTA

    John Sullivan, MA, LMFTA, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He studied at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ethics and his Master of arts degree in Christian Marital, Family, and Individual Counseling. John grew up in Alaska and joined the Navy