Lakeisha Shaw Barnes, MA, LPC
Keisha Barnes is a native of Greensboro, NC, and a graduate of Fayetteville State University. She earned her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. Keisha has experience in numerous areas of counseling including mood disorders, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues, spiritual issues, and marital and family counseling. Biblical principles are commonly integrated in her therapy. Keisha is trained in F.A.M.I.L.Y. Rules and practices from an eclectic approach including cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused therapy.
Keisha is an advocate for healthy living emotionally and spiritually and is motivated by seeing the lives of people transformed. Thus she has a genuine call to educate and counsel in a bold effort toward self discovery and awareness to find hidden treasures in each individual. Keisha is committed to helping people ascertain what might encapsulate their mind and heart from pursuing all that God has for them. She utilizes her gifts in an uncanny approach to holistically counsel, teach and train first biblically and then practically to help reach the next dimension of life while tapping into gifts and talents that otherwise would have remained dormant. She is married to Terence Barnes and is the mother of two princesses. Keisha@RPCounseling.org
Desiree G. Briggs, MA, LPC
Desirée Briggs earned a BS in Business Management with Concentrations in Music & Theater from Guilford College in 2003, and an MA in Professional Counseling (2011) and Discipleship Ministries (2013) from Liberty University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina. Desirée has experience in many areas of counseling such as mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, anger, stress management, women’s issues, spiritual issues, life transitions and balance, relationship & marital issues, and group counseling. Biblical principles, prayer and music are commonly integrated in her therapy. Desirée uses an eclectic approach but primarily leans toward a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) approach to therapy.
Desirée enjoys counseling because of her heart to serve others and to help make a difference by providing understanding about what keeps us bound, stagnated and afraid, and to motivate others to move forward by learning better coping skills. Desirée endeavors to support families/couples and individuals by providing a safe place to explore thoughts and feelings and to practice skills taught for the improvement and advancement of an abundant life. She uses the gifts of prayer and discernment while filtering everything through the word of God. Desirée is thrilled to be a part of the Restoration Place Counseling Staff, a place where she can participate in a community of supportive and encouraging believers while allowing God to freely use her to serve His people.
Desirée is married to Donta Briggs and serves in her church in the Media Ministry and Music Ministry. Desiree@RPCounseling.org
Pat Shaw Holsclaw, MA LPC ATR
Pat Holsclaw earned her Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy from the University of Louisville in 1990, with concentrations in Medical/Grief counseling and Group Therapy. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina since 2011. Pat has spent much of her career working in areas of loss (including abuse, domestic violence, and bereavement). Her experience working with adolescents and adults include grief/loss, medical illness, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, anger/stress management, and group counseling.
Pat uses an eclectic therapeutic approach in counseling derived from her training in psychodynamic, trauma-informed, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered and strength-based theories, as well as Expressive Art Therapies, when appropriate. As an expressive arts therapist, Pat believes that the creative process involved in artistic expression can aid persons in resolving conflict, improving interpersonal skills, managing problematic behaviors, and achieving personal insight. Art therapy also provides an opportunity for clients to enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of art making. For the client who has the opportunity to work with Pat, absolutely no art experience is required!
Pat has also received training and is in the process of becoming certified in Brainspotting. Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment.
Finally, Pat’s therapeutic approach is rooted in her Christian faith as she walks alongside her clients to help them become fully developed in all aspects of life. Pat’s desire is to accompany girls and women as they explore their unique God-given talents and abilities and embrace their personal strengths and limitations.
Alisha L. Miller, MS, LPCA, NCC
Alisha Miller earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Alisha is also a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina. She previously earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2011 and spent four years in North Carolina’s public education system teaching third, eighth, ninth and tenth grades.
Alisha’s clinical experiences include coming alongside other women who are struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, time and stress management skills, exploration of spirituality, feelings of guilt/shame, as well as exploring and restoring identity in Christ. Her goal is to help clients discover a place of insight and peace in order to conquer many of life’s difficulties, as well as learn how to express joy in all that life allows us to celebrate. Although Alisha takes an eclectic approach to counseling sessions, her priority goal is to meet clients where they are in their own journeys. Alisha also draws from techniques such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness practices, and meditative relaxation. She particularly enjoys working with adolescents, college students, and young adults. Alisha’s prayer is that, through the use of clinically-researched skills and a solid biblical foundation, her clients will learn to lean on the One that allows us to persevere through pain and experience liberating joy on other side of the counseling process. Alisha@RPCounseling.org
Sheri Peachey, MA, LPC, NCC
Sheri Peachey earned a BS in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University in 2000, and an MA in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2002. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (# 5134) in North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor (#209154). As of 2015, Sheri has twelve years of counseling experience.
Sheri’s clinical experience includes individual, couples, and family therapy; teaching parenting classes using “Love and Logic”; and providing pre-marital counseling using Prepare and Enrich. Sheri is trained in EMDR, which is a fast-paced, cutting edge therapy that helps people process trauma and other emotional issues beyond what “talk therapy” can offer. She has also received concentrated training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In addition, Sheri enjoys facilitating “Boundaries” and “Codependency” groups, and she is a member of the American Counseling Association. Sheri@RPCounseling.org
Jameson Sellers, M.S., M.Ed., Counseling Intern
Jameson Sellers earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2008 and a Master of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is now currently working toward her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling also at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, with the goal of licensure in the state of North Carolina upon completion of studies. Jameson is a member of the American Counselors Association, as well as a member and current officer of the UNCG chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society).
Jameson’s clinical experience includes working with trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and stress management. Jameson has a strong interest in working with women who have been a victim of sexual and/or partner violence. She has worked at a Campus Violence Response Center, served as a volunteer for a Women’s Center, and led many trainings for violence prevention as an advocate. In addition, Jameson has a depth of professional experience working with college-aged individuals who have experienced crisis, who are going through transitional issues, and who may be lacking a sense of belonging in their environment. Jameson enjoys counseling because of the difference it can make in the lives of others; ideally propelling people forward to a more whole self. This involves developing coping skills, forming safe attachment within the therapeutic relationship, discovering who they are through various reflection and self-awareness interventions, and understanding how they might find solutions to problems with Motivational Interviewing. Jameson considers herself honored and privileged to sit with clients as they allow her to be a part of their journey, knowing God can work through any relationship. Intern@RPCounseling.org
Rachel Stout, MA, Ed.S, LPC, NCC
Rachel Stout earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2007 and earned a Master of Arts and Education Specialist Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University in 2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina (#10458) and a National Certified Counselor (#320752). Prior to joining Restoration Place Counseling, Rachel worked in a family medical practice, on a college campus, and in a private practice in Charlotte, where she has counseled young adults, adults, adolescents, families, and couples facing a variety of issues. Through these experiences, she’s learned that she has a heart for working specifically with women and girls.
Rachel’s commitment as a counselor is to walk alongside her clients to assist them in reaching their personal goals. She is passionate about providing mental health counseling services to young adults, adults, adolescents, and families dealing with a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression and other emotional issues; enhancing self-esteem and identity in Christ; communication skills and boundaries; grief/loss; healing after trauma; and restoring hope through infertility, loss of pregnancy, and post-partum issues. Rachel is also very passionate about working with clients on body image issues; forgiveness; and dealing with transitions, stress, and decision making.
Rachel utilizes a blended counseling approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Solution Focused Therapy. Rachel is trained in EMDR, which is a fast-paced, cutting edge therapy that helps people process trauma and other emotional issues beyond what “talk therapy” can offer. She has completed EMDR Basic Training Level 1 and Level 2, providing her with the ability to utilize EMDR as a therapeutic intervention. Rachel is also Gottman Level 1 trained, which assists her in working with clients experiencing relationship difficulties.
Rachel is a firm believer that we cannot always control our circumstances, but that we ultimately decide how to respond to these circumstances. She utilizes this philosophy in her work with clients to help provide a sense of empowerment and hope. She values the counseling relationship immensely and views the journey together as sacred. Rachel sincerely believes that life’s challenges and hardships can be turned into areas of hope, meaning, and purpose.
Diane Warshofsky, MACC, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Diane Warshofsky received her Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#9697) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#1701) in North Carolina, as well as a National Certified Counselor (#301224). Diane is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT). Prior to joining RPC, she worked with a non-profit that provided professional & pastoral counseling in Winston-Salem, NC.
Diane’s clinical experience includes working with individuals (adolescents & adults), families, and couples (married & dating), as well as groups for women’s issues, grief, and families that are dealing with impact of addictions. She continues to work with clients who have struggled with grief/loss, mood disorders, addiction recovery (behavioral, substance abuse, co-dependence), post abortion recovery, life transitions and relational issues. Diane’s focus at RPC will be couples therapy.
Overall, it is always Diane’s goal to create a safe environment, which will allow her clients to grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance. Through the person-centered modality, she perceives people as resilient individuals who are physical, spiritual, mental, emotional and social beings who impact & are impacted by the environment and others around them. Her eclectic approach draws upon techniques from Relational Life Training (RLT), the Gottman Method, and Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as family systems and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Diane sees each client as a unique individual made in God’s image and his/her struggles from the perspective of God’s word. She considers herself an instrument of healing and believes in a redeeming God that has the power to heal the human heart. Diane@RPCounseling.org