To best assist you, during this time, we provide telehealth (video/audio) sessions which are covered by most insurance plans.
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.
Josh accepts clients of any age but primarily focuses on children, adolescents and young adults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mission of Southfork Counseling Center is to provide the highest level of clinical service to promote healthy and positive changes for our clients.
Southfork Counseling Center offers treatment for a variety of mental health and behavioral health needs, for all ages, including:
We currently accept private insurance. We do not accept medicaid or medicare at this time.
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.
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.
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.
Please contact us with questions.
701 South Laurel Street Suite 3, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
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