Healing and Hope Counseling Center

Meredith Garrison is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She attended Lenoir Rhyne University for her graduate studies and holds a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also holds a Bachelors of Social Work degree from UNC Charlotte. Meredith specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, persistent behavioral problems, adjustment, trauma, grief, low self esteem and life stressors. She also enjoys working with the LGBTQ community. Meredith believes goals established in counseling should be collaborative, creating a comfortable space for the client to process and heal.

Kerri Morris received her M.A.in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University and a B.S. in Psychology from Appalachian State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Kerri works primarily with families, teenagers, parents, adults, and couples: specifically, pre-marital and marital counseling. She promotes healing from a traumatic past or stressful childhood. She believes in empowering clients to set healthy boundaries in their lives and relationships. She loves working with parents to set consistent boundaries or to adjust to life with a baby/child, spiritual growth and development, fear/anxiety, depression, stress, self-confidence, and lack of motivation. Kerri works with issues such as communication, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, grief/loss, and adjustment issues.

Amber Earle received her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University and a B.S. in Psychology from Cumberland College. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Amber works primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults who are dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss, anger, behavior, ADHD, ODD and identity. Amber also works with families with parenting concerns/support. Some of her clinical approaches include emotional release, positive psychology, cognitive- behavioral therapy and  both directive and non-directive play therapy. Amber believes that the counseling process should be a safe, nurturing and judgment free experience. 

Brittney Cornette received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Gardner-Webb University. She received her MA in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. Brittney is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Brittney works primarily with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, loss/grief, behavior, low self-esteem, and adjustment difficulties. Her clinical approaches include positive psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and play therapy. Brittney believes the counseling process should be a safe and supportive, environment that fosters healing and empowerment.

​​​​Jessie Guest received her Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision from the University of South Carolina. She received her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University and a B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University in Virginia. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist, and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Jessie is also trained in mindfulness-based practices and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a specialized training in trauma and trauma processing. Jessie works primarily with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families who are dealing with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss, anger, behavior, ADHD, ODD and gender issues. Her techniques include positive psychology, play therapy, and EMDR. Jessie believes that the counseling process should be a safe, collaborative, and supportive experience in which the client feels empowered and moves toward positive growth and change.

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Deborah Harris received her M.A. in Agency Counseling from Gardner-Webb University and a B.S. in Psychology from Gardner-Webb University. She also received her clinical supervision training at the University of South Carolina. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. Deborah works primarily with women's issues, adults, and families who are dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, loss, trauma, codependency and life transitions.  Some of her clinical approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotional release, body centered therapy and EMDR. Deborah takes a holistic approach to counseling, and believes it should be a safe and nurturing environment that heals your mind, emotions, and spirit.

Jacqueline Leach received her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and her B.S. in Psychology from Gardner-Webb University. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Jacqueline has a passion for helping people varying in age and background with issues around self-esteem, depression, sexual assault, domestic violence, and other traumas. She believes people are more than their problems. Jacqueline utilizes cognitive-behavioral counseling with varying techniques and believes that together you can develop a plan to help you move forward.