Welcome to Southfork Counseling Center

Welcome to Southfork Counseling CenterWelcome to Southfork Counseling CenterWelcome to Southfork Counseling Center

We're Here to Listen

Welcome

To best assist you, during this time, we provide telehealth (video/audio) sessions which are covered by most insurance plans. 

Managing Mental and Physical Health during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health

Don't Isolate Yourself

Physical Health

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Get enough sleep
  • Avoid alcohol and drug intake
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Stay connected

Physical Health

Don't Isolate Yourself

Physical Health

  • Engage in outdoor activities with physical distancing
  • Exercise regularly
  • Call your healthcare provider if you feel unwell

Don't Isolate Yourself

Don't Isolate Yourself

Preserve daily routines

  • Stay socially connected with friends and family (physical distancing)
  • Connect with others through phone, email, social media or other virtual opportunities

Preserve daily routines

Preserve daily routines

Preserve daily routines

  • Maintain consistent sleep schedule
  • Keep proper distance from others (6 feet)
  • Engage in self-care activities 
  • Eat three healthy meals a day

Self-Care Tips

Preserve daily routines

Self-Care Tips

  • Take time to unwind
  • Take deep breathes
  • Take breaks from screen time, don't overload on information from news and social media
  • Engage in hobbies or activities you enjoy

Stay Safe

Preserve daily routines

Self-Care Tips

  • Keep 6-8 feet between you and others outside the household
  • Avoid group gatherings
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Stay informed with reliable sources like ncdhhs.gov, cdc.gov

For Parents

What to watch for in your Child

What to watch for in your Child

  • Children and teens react to and model, in part, on what they see from the adults around them
  • When parents deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children 

What to watch for in your Child

What to watch for in your Child

What to watch for in your Child

  • Children deal with stress in different ways 
  • Excessive crying or irritation may occur
  • Returning or regressing back to previous behaviors  
  • Avoidance of activities they previously enjoyed 
  • Unexpected headaches or stomach pains 

How to support your child

What to watch for in your Child

How to support your child

  • Take time to talk about the COVID-19 outbreak and share in a way they can understand 
  • Assure they are safe and that it is ok to feel worried or upset 
  • Try to keep regular routines, establishing designated school time during the day to create structure, engage in fun activities
  • Be a role model, engage in self care, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and don't socially isolate yourself 

Who we are

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Josh Tallent MA, Ed.S. LPC, NCC

Alyssa Gardner MA, Ed.S, LPC, NCC

Alyssa Gardner MA, Ed.S, LPC, NCC

 Josh Tallent has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gardner-Webb University. Josh received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor who encourages clients to take an active role in the therapeutic relationship which includes goal setting. 


Preferred Populations

Josh accepts clients of any age but primarily focuses on children, adolescents and young adults.


Theoretical Orientation 

Josh ascribes to several theories such as Person Centered Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, and Existential Theory. Josh’s areas of interest include working with adolescents and young adults focusing on a wide array of issues including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, ADHD/behavioral concerns, Autism, adjustment issues, and trauma. Josh utilizes varied techniques to reach out to each client individually in a unique way.   


Social Skills Group

Josh has worked with teens in increasing social skills using role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. These group sessions are beneficial in decreasing social anxiety, increasing confidence in social situations and increasing communication skills. Refer to the Social Skills Group web page for more information or contact our office. 

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Alyssa Gardner MA, Ed.S, LPC, NCC

Alyssa Gardner MA, Ed.S, LPC, NCC

Alyssa Gardner MA, Ed.S, LPC, NCC

Alyssa Gardner has two bachelors degrees one in Psychology and one in Sociology from Western Carolina University. Alyssa received her masters in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. She has been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor since 2015. 


Preferred Populations

Alyssa accepts clients of any age but primarily focuses on teens, young adults and adults.  All clients must be willing to be an active part of their own therapy. From a clinical stand point, she sees therapy as a collaborative effort between client and counselor.  

Theoretical Orientation

Alyssa ascribes to the theory of Cognitive Behaviorist (CBT) which means she believes that there are connections between behavior, cognitions and emotions which then result in actions.  The connections between behavior, cognitions and emotions are how we each see and interpret the world around us.  The behavioral piece of cognitive behavioral therapy will be used in the therapeutic exercises and homework given to each client.  It also lends to the empirical nature of CBT which uses scientifically proven methods.


  Most sessions will be solution focused and goals will be set.  All goals set in therapy will be mutual goals between the client and counselor. The main focus of therapy will be toward a goal of overall wellness, changing outlooks on problems and giving each client the tools to help themselves.

What we do

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Mission Statement

Our Treatment Focus

Our Treatment Focus

 The mission of Southfork Counseling Center is to provide the highest level of clinical service to promote healthy and positive changes for our clients. 

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Our Treatment Focus

Our Treatment Focus

Our Treatment Focus

  

Southfork Counseling Center offers treatment for a variety of mental health and behavioral health needs, for all ages, including: 

Depression

Anxiety

ADHD

Autism

Grief/Bereavement

Trauma

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Insurance

Our Treatment Focus

Insurance

We currently accept private insurance. We do not accept medicaid or medicare at this time. 

Our Therapy

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Depression & Anxiety

Working with children and teens

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

 

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Trauma & PTSD

Working with children and teens

Depression & Anxiety

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

 

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Working with children and teens

Working with children and teens

Working with children and teens

Counseling can be beneficial to children who are experiencing behavioral difficulties and adolescents who struggle with emotional expression.  Therapeutic strategies vary by clinician but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Play Therapy and Rogerian Techniques. 

Contact Us

We're Here for You

Please contact us with questions.

Southfork Counseling Center

701 South Laurel Street Suite 3, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092, United States

(980) 284-2159

Hours

Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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