Rick McKoy MA, 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.
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