Larry Bell, MS, LPC, CRC

Larry Bell, MS, LPC, CRC

CEO

Larry has over 40 years of experience in assisting people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, parenting concerns, or healing from grief. He believes that it is essential to address the Physical, Psychological and Spiritual realities of our existence {I Thess. 5:23}. He therapeutically utilizes Biblical principles in a Cognitive-Behavioral format. He has been married 48 years and enjoys working with couples in solving marital conflict and pre-marital counseling. Larry completed a Bachelor of Science Degree from Fairmont State University majoring in Sociology and Psychology. He earned a Master of Science Degree from West Virginia University majoring in Rehabilitation Counseling. Larry is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and West Virginia. He also holds national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

Dr. J. Paul Marks, D. Min., MA, LPC

Dr. J. Paul Marks, D. Min., MA, LPC

Paul Marks has been providing professional counseling in the Lynchburg area for over 20 years. His specialty in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certified treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is highly sought after. Paul believes that EMDR enables individuals' minds to heal from psychological trauma and emotional distress just like the body has the ability to heal from physical trauma. He sees clients for marriage and individual counseling for a variety of areas such as depression, sexual abuse & trauma, addictions, infidelity, obsessive compulsive behavior, and anxiety. Paul is trained in psychotherapy, theology, and psychology. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, dual Master’s degrees in Religion and Christian Theology and received his Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling in 2007.
Beth B. Ulrich, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Beth B. Ulrich, MSW, ACSW, LCSW

Since October of 2008 Beth Ulrich has been providing services at CCS. She brings more than 40 years of experienced care related to medical and mental health challenges. Her focus is on individual therapy, primarily related to those struggling with repression, anxiety, mood disorders, codependency, grief, and women's issues. Her significant area of expertise is with seniors/geriatric clients dealing with the various challenges associated with this season of life. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Florida State University and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Social Workers in addition to the North American Association of Christian Social Workers. Beth is currently the Behavioral Health Specialist at Centra PACE in Lynchburg Virginia helping to address mental health and adjustment issues for the frail elderly and their families and caregivers.
Michelle Smith, M.Ed, LPC, RPT, NCC, ACS

Michelle Smith, M.Ed, LPC, RPT, NCC, ACS

Michelle has been providing services as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2015 and received her M.ED in Counselor Education at Lynchburg College in January of 2013. She is a certified therapist for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her focus is working with those who have experienced complex trauma throughout their lifetime. Michelle encourages clients to allow the painful past to be unearthed in order for God to expose truth and wholeness. She believes
many people come to counseling with issues related to interpersonal conflict, anxiety, and depression to learn they have been struggling with trauma much, if not all, of their lives. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S) and chairs the Lynchburg chapter of the Virginia Association for Play Therapy. Michelle is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
Ryan Vaughn, MA, LMFT, LPC

Ryan Vaughn, MA, LMFT, LPC

Ryan Vaughn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Ryan has been providing counseling services for 12 years and believes that families and individuals want to be successful and thrive. Areas of specialty focus include identity and self esteem, anxiety, depression, defiant behavior, addictive patterns, sexuality and same sex attraction, conflict resolution, and premarital foundations. Ryan’s core belief is that the breakdown of the family precipitates dysfunction in the individual. He works with clients to identify and change negative thought patterns that manifest in dysfunctional behaviors. He specializes in connecting with individuals and families to help them work through behavioral concerns and emotional issues. Ryan holds dual Masters Degrees from Liberty University.
Carson Scott, M. Ed, LPC

Carson Scott, M. Ed, LPC

Carson's approach is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients rooted in trust, honesty, and authenticity. With a strong relationship established, she then works with clients to identify and challenge the underlying thoughts patterns, beliefs, and behaviors that are the root of most problems. Since 2014 her experience has been rooted in working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, family dynamics, women's issues, marital conflict, and sexual addictions. Carson
Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received her M.Ed. in Counselor Education in January 2017. Her counseling perspective comes from a Christian worldview point but she is open to counseling any individual from any background or belief. She is interested in working on a broad range of areas, but is passionate about helping those who have experienced trauma, helping women to build self-esteem and self-worth, and helping those who struggle with sexual addictions. Carson believes in the power of accepting every part of your story, while not having to be defined by it.
Jesse Byers, MA Resident

Jesse Byers, MA Resident

Jesse is passionate about assisting individuals and couples who wish to improve their relationships and achieve their goals in therapy by providing them with compassion, dignity, and respect. Counseling is a collaboration where clients have an active role in the process to determine their goals for therapy and to work towards those objectives in and out of sessions. Jesse operates from the perspective that every person is made in God’s image and has intrinsic value and is worthy of mutual respect and love by others. The individualized method and clinical approach he uses have shown to be helpful for clients in areas such as addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, neglect, infidelity, marital discord, and for premarital counseling. He maintains that people are multifaceted and that spiritual, physical, psychological, and emotional factors can play a role in whether people are living healthy and fulfilling lives. Jesse enjoys assisting clients from a variety of ages, backgrounds, creeds, and cultural perspectives, regardless of whether or not they share his theological perspectives and personal beliefs as a Christian. Jesse is licensed as a Resident in Counseling and he received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University in 2018 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion: Biblical Studies from Liberty University, conferred in 2010.
Lisa Fox, MA Resident

Lisa Fox, MA Resident

Lisa is a resident in counseling with a passion for helping clients overcome overwhelming emotions and experiences that keep them trapped in cycles of depression and anxiety. She enjoys working with the whole person and has helped clients with a wide range of personal and spiritual beliefs. Lisa uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients gain control over past traumatic experiences and live their lives in the present. She also has a passion for working with couples to grow beyond the viewpoint of “the person is a problem” to finding “the problem is the problem” to attain resolution and healing. Her purpose as a counselor is to honor Christ by helping people experience acceptance, hope, and grace. Lisa earned her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018 from Liberty University.

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