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Clinical Staff

Email addresses and phone extensions are provided for current clients only. If you need to schedule a FIRST-TIME appointment, please contact our Intake Coordinator at 336.542.2060 ext. 109. 


Connie Brown, MS, LCSWA

Connie Brown received a Bachelor’s degree in 1992 in Social Work from Bennett College and a Master of Science in Education (M.Ed.) in 2004, from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, both in Greensboro, NC. Most recently, Connie received a Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) from Simmons University, Boston, MA. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Associate (License #P015325).

Ms. Brown has experience treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, and anger management. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has over 20 years of experience working in both the mental health and social work fields, with many years of training related to trauma and crisis experiences.

Connie enjoys working with adolescents (ages 13-17) and individual adults (age 18 and over). Her primary therapeutic method is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which looks at how your beliefs, feelings and self-talk influence your behaviors. In addition to CBT, I use Solution-Focused Therapy, empowering individuals to focus on current and future solutions while identifying goals and resources for a strengths-based approach to enhancing their quality of life.

As a Christian/biblical counselor, Connie is committed to the authority and sufficiency of Scripture, seeking to look at human problems from the perspective of God’s Word. She holds to the belief that God is the One who changes people and sees herself only as an instrument in the hands of the One who can create change superior to anything a counselor or counselee could ask or imagine. 336-542-2060 ext. 111, Connie@RPCounseling.org


Suzanne Causey, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC

Suzanne Causey is from the Piedmont area and is happy to call NC home. She earned a BS in Animal Science from North Carolina State University and holds a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She is passionate about God’s heart to heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds (Psalm 147:3) through Christ’s restorative work on the cross. In her work as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHC-A), she desires to help live out God’s mission on this side of Heaven.

Suzanne utilizes an integrative counseling approach through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-centered therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Brainspotting to help achieve client goals. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and enjoys working with women who struggle with identity issues, faith concerns, grief, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. She believes reliance on the Holy Spirit is key in the counseling process and that Spiritual disciplines such as prayer, reading scripture, fasting, etc. can also help bring healing in the therapeutic process. Suzanne desires for counseling to be a safe place for clients and empowers clients to drive their own growth.

Outside of RPC, Suzanne is involved in her church small group, loves hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities, travel, and spending time with family and friends and her dog, Finn.

336-542-2060 ext. 106, Suzanne@RPCounseling.org


Temesha Clark, LCSWA

Temesha Clark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (License # P014586) in the state of North Carolina. Temesha earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2018. Most recently she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020. Temesha enjoys incorporating the latest therapeutic approaches along with guidance from the word of God to constitute her treatment lens.

Temesha draws from several counseling approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness when working with clients on their journey to wellness.  She is Certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) which focuses on addressing the way an individual views the world, themselves and others following traumatic events. She particularly enjoys working with women in the areas of relationship issues, identity issues, spiritual concerns and self-esteem. Her prayer is that every woman will know and believe that they are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) and will embrace their God-given identity so that they can face they challenges of life with the assurance of who they are and whose they are. She believes that the authority of God’s word and the leading of the Holy Spirit are essential to the counseling process as she is but a vessel that God uses to do his transformative work. While reliance upon God is prominent, she wants clients to know that a biblical worldview is never forced or imposed but is available should the client desire to utilize it. She hopes to empower, uplift and inspire through counseling with the end goal that clients can become stronger and more equipped to deal with life’s struggles and joys.

Temesha is born and raised in North Carolina. Temesha is active in her church and serves as a member of the church’s hospitality team. In her free time, Temesha enjoys being in nature, spending time with friends and family and traveling.

336-542-2060 ext. 114, Temesha@RPCounseling.org


Holden Ehlinger, MS, LCMHC, NCC

Holden Ehlinger earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management and Society from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina (license #14938) and a National Certified Counselor (#1232244). Holden’s areas of experience include but are not limited to working with individuals struggling with grief/loss, identity issues, family of origin, depression, boundaries, guilt/shame, and anxiety.

Holden believes that as persons become more aware of their own story (history), thoughts, behaviors, emotions and beliefs, they have increased ability to face challenges and overcome difficulty more successfully. Her goal is to work collaboratively with her clients to help them find alternatives to address the challenges that they face. Holden utilizes a blended approach, including but not limited to aspects of cognitive-behavioral (CBT), psychodynamic, mindfulness, and person-centered lenses. She seeks to work with her clients, taking into consideration their strengths and needs, in order to create a collaborative and holistic therapeutic approach.  She is honored by the opportunity to sit across from her clients and hold parts of their stories in order to promote healing and growth.

Holden believes spirituality can be a powerful vehicle for healing. She feels strongly about incorporating a Christ-centered perspective in a way that brings healing to the client, but does not simplify or diminish their experience. Holden will always meet a client where she is spiritually and will never impose her beliefs on a client.
336-542-2060 ext. 116, Holden@RPCounseling.org


Hope Howard, LMFT-A

Hope Howard received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy both from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (LMFTA) in the state of North Carolina (license #2297A). Hope’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, family and relational issues, parenting skills, anxiety, depression, stress management, phase of life issues and couples counseling.

Hope believes in a client-centered approach, which means clients set the goals of therapy while the counselor chooses the best interventions to help clients achieve their goals. Hope sees each client and family through a Family Systems Theory lens, meaning each person is emotionally and relationally impacted by the people in their family unit, whether they are present in therapy or not. In therapy, Hope will help you explore how your closest relationships impact the way you understand yourself and relate to others. She believes having an opportunity to share your story and gain a greater understanding of your emotions in a safe, non-judgmental setting can have a profound impact in the healing process. 

Hope believes that people experience positive change through restorative relationships and the ultimate example of that is through having a relationship with God. She considers being a therapist an honor and a true calling from God and desires for each person and family she meets with to experience what it is like to feel known and loved regardless of their struggles. Hope is passionate about blending the knowledge of Psychology and the truth of Scripture to more deeply understand God as the Creator of both. However, she feels clients should have the ability to decide how much faith and spirituality is integrated into their therapeutic experience. 

Hope is married and lives with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being involved in her church, reading, watching sports with her husband, running and going on road trips.

336-542-2060 ext. 118, Hope@RPCounseling.org


Elizabeth (Liz) Newton, MA, LCMHC, LCAS

Liz Newton is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina (#10585) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in North Carolina (#22551). Liz obtained her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA; as well as her Bachelor’s Degrees in Bible Theology and Christian Counseling from Carolina University (formerly John Wesley College). 

Liz’s clinical experience includes but is not limited to working with individuals around increasing coping skills, addressing anxiety, grief / loss, stress management, developing and maintaining healthy boundaries, and past trauma. Liz is an eclectic counselor and utilizes a variety of therapies, depending on the client’s needs, such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills, Motivational Interviewing (MI); as well as being basic level trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Liz counsels from a Biblical Worldview and is comfortable bringing in scripture and prayer upon client’s request.  

Liz is originally from Ohio, but has loved living in North Carolina. Liz is married, and has 2 wonderful daughters. Liz and her family greatly enjoy spending time as a family, attending church, and being active in the local Down syndrome community.  

336-542-2060 ext. 119, Liz@RPCounseling.org


Beth Watkins, MA, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC

Beth received a BA in psychology from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, and a MA in pastoral counseling at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#14358) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (#LCAS-A-24211) in the state of North Carolina. Her counseling expertise includes the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, Autism, substance abuse, grief, and adjustment.

Beth utilizes a holistic approach to working with her clients. She strives to establish and maintain a counseling relationship characterized by respect and collaboration. Therapy provides a safe and supportive place to process and discover new insights. She is passionate about working with couples, singles, and adolescents who are adjusting to life’s challenges, need a little help meeting their life goals, or just want to develop spiritually. Beth also provides substance abuse and addiction counseling. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach and has experience using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

As a Christian counselor, Beth conducts her counseling from a Biblical perspective where Christ provides the healing. She relies on the Holy Spirit to lead the session through the therapeutic relationship. Of course, she will meet each client where she is spiritually and will only include spiritual components at the client’s level of comfort.

336-542-2060 ext. 107, Beth@RPCounseling.org


Casey T. West, MA, LCMHC

Casey West earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#14749) in North Carolina.

Casey has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with trauma, anxiety, depression, body image/self-esteem, anger management, problematic behaviors, and stress management. Casey uses an integrated approach to counseling depending on the specific needs of the client. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the School-Aged Child (both group and family models).

Casey believes that true healing comes from the Lord, and it is her desire to be His instrument to assist girls and women in their journey of healing. She provides counseling from a Biblical perspective to help others grow in all areas of their lives and to be able to find fulfillment and joy. However, Casey wants the client to feel comfortable and will not ever impose personal views or beliefs on a client.  336-542-2060 ext. 108, Casey@RPCounseling.org