*Note: 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.
Desiree G. Briggs, MA, LPC
Desirée Briggs was born and raised in Washington, DC. Desirée earned a BS in Business Management with Concentrations in Music & Theater from Guilford College. She earned an MA in Professional Counseling and an MA in Discipleship Ministries, both 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 anxiety, ADHD, anger, crisis counseling, 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 in confidence in order to live out an authentic and abundant life. She uses the gifts of wisdom, 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 has a one-year-old son. Together with her husband, she serves in her church in the Media Department and Music Ministry.
336-542-2060 ext. 115, Desiree@RPCounseling.org
Emily Robinson Currence, MS, LPCA, CRC
Emily received a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (#A13628) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (#00280551) in the state of North Carolina. Her experience includes working with individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, substance use, high levels of stress, academic and employment issues, grief, and adjustment.
Emily utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy and applies the treatment that works best for her clients to accomplish their goals. Her approach will likely include aspects of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, narrative therapy, solution-focused, and cognitive processing therapies. However, Emily primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles with her clients. CBT is an evidenced-based practice, which explains how our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all connected. Through this approach clients are able to identify unhelpful thoughts, challenge their thoughts, and change behaviors to improve emotional regulation.
As a Christian Counselor, Emily conducts her counseling from a biblical worldview as she relies on the Holy Spirit to work through her to help her clients. However, she will always meet her clients where they are spiritually, allowing the client to choose how many or few components of Christianity are to be incorporated into the counseling sessions.
336-542-2060 ext. 118, Emily@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.
336-542-2060 ext. 110, Pat@RPCounseling.org
Tricia Jackson, MACC, LPCA
Tricia Jackson earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from UNCC and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling at Gordon Conwell-Theological Seminary in Charlotte. She is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (#A13613). Prior to coming to RPC, Tricia developed experience primarily working with incarcerated women and university students. Tricia’s clinical experience includes individual counseling for those struggling with trauma, work/life balance, adjustment, anxiety, boundaries, guilt/shame, identity, transitions, self-esteem, depression, and loss.
It is Tricia’s desire to provide a safe atmosphere that fosters vulnerability and authenticity for her clients so that they are able to increase self-understanding, process pain, and meet therapeutic goals. Tricia believes that healthy development and growth are not reached by the elimination of pain and challenges, but rather in developing healthy methods of coping with and responding to pain. She believes that the person you are today is a combination of emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, behavioral, biological and environmental factors. Distress in any one, or multiple, of these areas may create the need or desire to receive counseling. Tricia works to find the best approach for each individual client. Her blended approach may draw from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and/or Experiential Therapy.
As a Christian Counselor, Tricia views her clients through a Biblical worldview but does not impose this perspective on clients. She believes that true healing comes from our Creator and that she is just an instrument of His healing. She believes in His unconditional love and grace and considers it an honor to be an instrument of this love and grace to her clients.
336-542-2060 ext. 113, Tricia@RPCounseling.org
Elizabeth (Liz) Newton, LPC, LCAS
Liz Newton earned a Bachelors Degree in Bible Theology and Christian Counseling from John Wesley College in High Point, NC, and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#10585) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists (#22551) in North Carolina. Liz is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC).
Liz has experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with depression, anxiety, bipolar, marital issues, substance use, and adjustment to various life experiences, as well as personality disorders. Liz takes an eclectic approach to counseling, which often includes, but is not limited to cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused brief therapy; as well as offering counseling from a biblical worldview. Liz is trained in the use of Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and in DBT skills; however, her approach in therapy will depend on the unique needs of her clients and their personal goals for therapy.
336-542-2060 ext. 119, Liz@RPCounseling.org
Sheri Peachey, MA, LPC, NCC
Sheri Peachey earned a BS in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University and an MA in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (# 5134) in North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor (#209154). Sheri has 16 years of counseling experience.
Sheri’s clinical experience includes individual, couples, and family therapy and providing pre-marital counseling using Prepare and Enrich. In addition, she enjoys facilitating “Boundaries” and “Codependency” groups, or working with individuals struggling in these areas. She has received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is an intervention utilized to treat trauma and other counseling related issues. Sheri also has concentrated training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. She is a member in good standing of the American Counseling Association and American Association of Christian Counselors.
Sheri takes an eclectic approach to people’s problems. She utilizes aspects of cognitive, psychodynamic, behavioral, or solution-focused therapy, depending on the unique presenting problem of each client. Additionally, Sheri utilizes a Christ-centered biblical approach in helping a person to become fully developed in all aspects of life. However, Sheri will always meet a client where she is spiritually and will never impose her beliefs on a client.
336-542-2060 ext. 105, Sheri@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 and earned a Master of Arts and Education Specialist Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb University. 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 feels called to work 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 has experience providing mental health counseling services to women and girls facing a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: anxiety, trauma, loss, body image, self-worth, identity, boundaries, assertiveness, forgiveness and stress management. She is also passionate about working with new moms, women who struggle with perinatal and postnatal issues, infertility, and loss of pregnancy. Lastly, she is gifted as a counselor to counselors and enjoys working with student and/or professional counselors.
Rachel utilizes a blended counseling approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Rachel is trained in EMDR, which is a fast-paced, evidence-based 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 by challenging and shifting deeply ingrained beliefs that have held the client captive for years.
336-542-2060 ext. 108, Rachel@RPCounseling.org