Our Team

The Counsel for Hope Team

Life is a journey and sometimes we struggle with its trials. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety, marriage difficulties, addictions, grief, loss, self-esteem problems, divorce, spirituality, Domestic Violence (verbal, physical, financial, and/or emotional abuse), family or friends that are abusive, and/or parenting difficulties, there is hope at: Counsel For Hope
Our staff of therapists are highly trained and have expertise in many areas and provide a supportive and empowering therapeutic experience. We offer a holistic approach to counseling focusing on mind, body, and spirit. We work with all ages, including adults, children, and teens, plus families and couples. Meet our Therapists:
Counsel For Hope Therapist, Christina Mann

Christina Mann

Chris is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and have been practicing for over 19 years with individuals who have been going through a broad range of concerns including excessive worrying, depression, stress management, trauma, career development, behavioral concerns, child-parent interactions, grief and loss, relationship issues, life/work balance, and overall wellness. Difficulties and pain are both part of the human experience. Her approach is described as goal oriented, and client centered. She primarily uses Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Both modalities involve practical approaches to problem-solving. Additionally, Dr. Mann uses Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She understands that seeking help can feel very vulnerable. Exploring the healing process or enriching one’s personal growth, first and foremost, requires establishing a trusting and emotionally supportive relationship. Change is not easy, but it is possible, and Chris looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Counsel For Hope Therapist, Cindy Verdoorn

Cindy Verdoorn

Cindy received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with Distinction from Capella University where she received her MS in Human Services with a Specialization in Counseling Studies. Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP), and a Clinical Supervisor Intern (CSI).Cindy works with individuals using behavioral therapies, especially Moral Resonation Therapy (MRT). Helping individuals to make positive change using their moral reasoning with the goal of living a healthy, productive lifestyle. Cindy has been working with the adult criminal justice system for 16 years, providing group and individual therapy helping those that suffer from addiction. Cindy also has experience working with individuals in medication-assisted treatment programs.
Counsel For Hope Therapist, John Adriatico

John Adriatico

John received an MBA from Elon University and a MA in Counseling Marriage Family Therapy from Liberty University John’s clinical background includes working with clients from 4 years old and older at multiple agencies, a church counseling setting, and residential facility with Carolina’s Health Care System. He works with adults, couples, teens, children (4 years +), and families. John approaches each client uniquely and creatively based on their individual strengths and challenges. He specializes in Trauma work and uses EMDR among other strategies.

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