About Our Therapists
Therapy that is Clinically Sound and Biblically Supported
April is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from King College (now King University) in 1997. April studied Music Therapy at Radford University and continued her education to obtain a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
April is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR; trauma focused therapy) and has a theological orientation consisting of both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client Centered Therapy. April has 16 years of mental health experience (one to one behavioral counseling, intensive in-home therapy, therapeutic foster care supervision and licensing, group therapy and individual outpatient therapy).
April serves adolescents, adults, and families through telehealth at this time. She has worked in a variety of settings including homes, schools, residential facilities and hospitals. She specializes in helping adolescents and adults manage severe mental health symptoms such as depression, trauma, anxiety, suicidal/homicidal ideations, defiance, anger/aggression, social/relationship problems, difficulty with communication, mood disturbances, body image, self-esteem and personal identity.
April believes in a strong, authentic therapeutic alliance between client and therapist and is committed to helping each individual overcome his/her struggles to accomplish personal goals.
Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University (West Virginia) and her Masters degree from Marshall University (formerly W. V. Graduate College).
Nancy is a rostered clinician in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) through North Carolina Child Treatment Program and a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (A.T.S.A). Nancy has been in the mental health field for over 20 years and has provided individual, family and group therapy, in home therapy, assessments and working with youth in the juvenile justice system as well as the foster care system.
Nancy works with children beginning at age 10, adolescents and adults. She specializes in TF-CBT/Cognitive Behavior Therapy, trauma, inappropriate sexualized behavior in youth, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, adjustment issues, coping/stress management, anger, self esteem, personal identity concerns, and more.
Nancy approaches counseling from a Christian world view and uses CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused techniques, Gestalt techniques and believes the relationship is the most powerful part of the counseling process.
Lawson Davis Dixon is a Graduate Counseling Student Intern (Summer and Fall 2022) from Liberty University in VA. She will complete the counseling hours and experience needed to obtain her Masters of Arts Degree to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
During the Spring 2022 Semester, Lawson completed her practicum here at THE KOHLER GROUP, PLLC gaining professional Christian counseling experience. Lawson had the opportunity to co-counsel teens, and adults alongside Barbara Kohler, MS, CRC, LCMHC, NCC, Clinician and Owner. Lawson also led Godly Transitions, a psychoeducational group offering Christian high school students a means to build a practical faith bridge to college, thereby helping these teens maintain their Christian beliefs as they transition to college.
During her 2022 Internship, Lawson will continue to serve the local population in Greenville through in-person and tele-health therapy visits. She will continue to work alongside Barbara Kohler and will be clinically supervised by Kenn Pritchard, LCMHCS.
Lawson obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Through her BSW degree, she had the opportunity to work in the public school system, developing skills to work with adolescent teens and young adults. Lawson has been involved in church throughout her life and has a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. She and her husband, Gray attend Opendoor Church in Winterville, NC. They are proud owners of Lambie, their female fur baby who is a mini golden doodle.
Lawson has had the opportunity to pursue her calling in the mission field locally, nationally, and internationally over the last 10 years. The impact these opportunities have had on Lawson have shaped the individual and the counselor she hopes to be in the future. Lawson hopes to share her heart in serving others, through Christ’s love, in her counseling career.
Freedom From Substance Abuse Group
(Saturdays – Pre-Registration Required)
Cynthia Harrison is heading up the Freedom from Substance Abuse Group held most Saturday mornings (registration is required). Cynthia is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) and has been working in the substance abuse field since 2008. She has a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Cynthia has a passion to see individuals break free from the bondage of addiction and live the abundant life they were created for! She has a Christian worldview and incorporates the truth of God’s word with her therapeutic interventions.
Cynthia has clinical experience working with adults dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression and trauma. She has experience working in an inpatient rehabilitation setting, individual outpatient therapy, facilitating group therapy and within the criminal justice system.
Karen C. Albrecht is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). She has a dual Master of Science degree in Counseling and Vocational Evaluation. Karen has over 19 years of experience serving as a Deaf Blind Specialist, Rehabilitation Counselor, and Child Parent Psychotherapist to adults and children, and providing services for individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf Blind, and with multiple disabilities.
Karen has clinical experience working with adults, college students, and children experiencing adjustment issues, depression, trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, and substance abuse. She embraces a holistic approach to therapy by focusing on the application of God’s Word and walking in God’s Spirit. Karen is passionate about facilitating healing in clients based on a Gospel-oriented worldview. She is trained in several therapeutic modalities. Her primary techniques used are Redecision Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Heart Sync, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Wendy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). She has a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Wendy served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army before obtaining her counseling degree. As a combat veteran and military spouse, Wendy is passionate about serving those who have served our nation in the Armed Forces.
Wendy has clinical experience working with individuals dealing with substance and behavioral addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma, marital infidelity, and grief. She is a PREPARE/ENRICH certified facilitator and is eager to help couples thrive in their marriages. She approaches counseling from a Christian worldview and draws upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy in her sessions.
Barbara Kohler is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Ordained Christian Minister and Singer/Songwriter. Barbara uses a Christ centered approach in working with clients. Applying biblical counsel-in a grace oriented style-has proven to bring about lasting change in those who desire emotional and spiritual healing. Barbara is best known for her work with trauma survivors. She is trained in several modalities. Her primary techniques employed are Redecision Therapy, Advanced Integrative Therapy and Heart Sync.
Barbara Kohler is ordained through Kingdom Business Association, a ministry of MorningStar Ministries out of Fort Mill, SC. She is a member of Opendoor Church in Winterville, NC. Barbara has over 25 years professional counseling experience in several different venues. She has ministered in Eastern United States from New York to Florida as well as Italy and Greece. You can hear Barbara’s recording project Through the Eyes of the Father at iTunes and CDBaby.com. Barbara is the founder of Barbara Kohler Seminars, PLLC which provides personal growth and development teaching from a Biblical world view. Her teaching can be found on the seminar Facebook page, You Tube, and thekohlergroup.net.