Meet The Therapists

Union Family Services contracts with the following clinicians:

April Courtney, LCMHCA

April.courtney@anchoredinhope.org
704-931-8371

Works with adults and adolescents seeking individual and couples therapy.

BCBS, Medicaid, Self-Pay

April is a  licensed professional counselor associate who earned her Masters in Christian Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Her passion is helping people and empowering them to be their best selves.  This is what drew her to the counseling profession. She is here to make a difference and bring hope and healing to those who are hurting.

Her goal is to provide a non-judgemental, safe environment, and to work together with you to reach your goals that were mutually set. We all face difficult challenges, and no one should have to face these challenges alone. She will listen, encourage, support, and walk with you on this journey of navigating life’s challenges.

She can offer Christian-based counseling or traditional counseling. Everyone’s situation and needs are different and that is why she uses an eclectic approach to therapy. She believes the dialogue should be open and honest as it’s essential to the counseling process and for growth to occur. She will provide the support and guidance you need to experience positive changes in your life. Contact me by phone 704-931-8371 or email:  April.courtney@anchoredinhope.org

Kimberleigh Hagar, LCSW

khagar@secure.mindfullybalancedtherapy.com
(847) 447-2919

Works with adults seeking individual therapy.

BCBS, Medcost, Aetna, Self-Pay

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience working with adults in individual therapy. I earned my Master of Social Work degree through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a focus on mental health. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and use that along with mindfulness as the foundation of my practice. Mindfulness helps individuals become more aware of their emotions and experiences, both inside and out. It’s the first step in recognizing and creating change in our lives. I provide individual counseling services to adults struggling with general life stress, relationship difficulties, stage of life issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem/self-identity challenges, and sexuality/gender-identity issues. I am in-network with BlueCross BlueShield, Medcost, and Aetna.

I believe that counseling is a beneficial tool for growth and healing. Counseling offers the opportunity for one to feel a genuine, authentic connection with another human. This therapeutic relationship is a chance for you to be heard and validated in your experiences. This is a necessary step in the healing journey. We may go through similar experiences, but we all take different paths to get there. As your counselor, I support you in recognizing experiences that contributed to where you are now, and I will explore with you where your path goes next. My counseling style is focused on you and your goals. Together, we can work toward helping you feel greater life satisfaction.

Contact me by phone (847) 447-2919 or email khagar@secure.mindfullybalancedtherapy.com

 

Lindsay Hicks, LCMHCA

Email:Counselorlindsayhicks@gmail.com
(704) 931-8371

I work with adults seeking individual and /or couples family therapy. I work with adolescents ages 12 and up.

BCBS, Medicaid, Self-Pay

Lindsay received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!!) in Psychology in 2005 and her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2017 from Grand Canyon University.  While getting her Master’s Degree, she was also working towards becoming a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC) and is currently a CADC, as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate.

Lindsay believes in a holistic approach to therapy, including how gut health affects mental health, specifically anxiety and depression.  In addition to working with anxiety and depression, Lindsay enjoys working with individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives, and would like to focus on religious trauma.

Lindsay’s previous experience includes working in drug treatment facilities, community settings, outpatient treatment facilities, inpatient treatment facilities, and correctional facilities.  Lindsay uses a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy, as well as person-centered therapy, and uses techniques such as active listening, motivational interviewing, and unconditional positive regard.

When not counseling, she is spending time with her niece and nephew, or her two dogs, Walter and Nola, who are her fur children.

Email:  Counselorlindsayhicks@gmail.com

Lisa Paden, LCMHCS

lisa.paden@unionfamilyservices.com
(704) 931-8371

I work with Adults seeking individual and /or couples family therapy. I work with adolescents ages 12 and up.

BCBS, MedCost, EAP, Self-Pay

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, and have been in private practice in psychotherapy for over 25 years. I have a diverse background and range of experiences, which equip me to approach the individual person from a mind-body-soul perspective. My Christian-based counseling as well as traditional individual, marital and family counseling, gives a balanced approach.

For over 30 years I have had a variety of work experience in the college classroom as well as in personal and professional guidance. Prior to moving to Charlotte, I served as the Director of Counseling Services at Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts. I am a frequent guest on local radio and television programs.

I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages cope with life challenges and traumas. I desire to empower people and help them attain the tools they need to fulfill their dreams and live a fully enriched life.

Stefanie Goldman, LCSW

stefanie.goldman@unionfamilyservices.com
(704) 931-8371

Self-Pay

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #C009564) having earned my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from University of North Carolina, Charlotte with a concentration in individual and family counseling. My twenty years of experience is with adolescents and adults in a variety of community, outpatient and residential settings. I specialize in trauma work and symptoms of anxiety and depression. I strive to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship based on self-determination, acceptance, and encouragement. I provide a safe place to explore the issues that may be causing distress. Together we will determine goals to address the root of the problem for lasting change. I will support you in your choices without judgement. I believe in providing a warm, nurturing environment that will allow you to explore who you are and become who you want to be.

Maddie Berryhill, Intern

(704) 931-8371

I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am accepting clients for in-person sessions and telehealth.


My name is Maddie Berryhill and I am an intern with Liberty University. I graduated with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wingate University. I am currently studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages but I have a special place in my heart for young adults, adolescents and children. My goal is to meet you where are you and work with you as you discover who you want to be. In working with my clients, I hope to help provide a better understanding of who you are as a whole as well as your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I strive to establish a safe environment where you feel empowered to use to the tools you already have and the tools you may learn in order to enable you to live your most enriched life.