Clinical Training Center

The CTS Counseling Center is a clinical training center.

That means our counseling services are provided by interns in our masters level training program as well as post-graduate residents who are fulfilling their state license requirements. Both are under the supervision of experienced and licensed mental health clinicians.

As a counseling training center, we offer many advantages:

Our counseling is offered on a sliding fee scale that is based on household income. This helps remove the cost barrier for many in seeking professional counseling.

Supervised care

All therapists are supervised by a licensed therapist, which ensures your treatment includes the guidance and recommendations of multiple mental health professionals—all focused on your mental wellness.

Personalized treatment plan

Our interns and residents are at the forefront of the latest treatment approaches, giving them the flexibility to tailor treatments to your needs.

If you need medication or your needs are beyond the scope of what the CTS Counseling Center offers, we’ll provide referrals to other community programs that offer more comprehensive services.

CTS Counseling Center – Resident Therapists

CTS counselors are dedicated to providing you with the mental, emotional and spiritual help you need. As part of CTS, your counselor is enrolled in one of the seminary’s nationally recognized degree programs. Our masters level interns and post-graduate residents are all supervised by a team of well-qualified, licensed behavioral and mental health professionals.

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  • Residency Supervisors
  • Resident Therapists
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Ashlee Bellamy
Areas of focus:
Anxiety, depression, ADHD in adults, generational trauma, religious deconstruction and trauma, postpartum depression, perinatal mood disorders, women's issues, pastoral care, culture related trauma, young adult issues, single parenting, athlete wellness, executive leadership & employee wellness, dating, burnout and resilience
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Aaron Benjamin
Areas of focus:
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Families, Grief
Jacqueline Braeger
PhD, LMFT, Director of Post-Graduate Residency Program, Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Kelly Burk
Areas of focus:
Anxiety, depression, grief/loss, individuation, multicultural, LGBTQ+, spiritual integration (interfaith), trauma/PTSD recovery, chronic illness, adolescent development
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Dyrek Chowning
Areas of focus:
Spiritual integration, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, mentalization, chair work, anxiety, depression, parental/relational trauma, sexuality, obsessive-compulsive dynamics
Rachel Clark
Areas of focus:
Depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, interpersonal and attachment concerns, grief and loss, spiritual and existential matters, identity, self-esteem
Elizabeth Duffy
Areas of focus:
Life transitions (parenting, family conflict, men's and women's issues, aging), integration with arts and spirituality, personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, schizoaffective), church hurt/spiritual deconstruction, psychodynamic, depth work
Phaedra Howard
Areas of focus:
Relationships - Marriage/couples counseling, families, individuals; depression/anxiety, life adjustments and transitions, faith/spirituality
Bryan Owens
Areas of focus:
Psychodynamic narrative therapy, Jungian depth psychology, parts/shadow work, childhood trauma, PTSD, brainspotting, individuation, spiritual integration
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Amy Rager
Areas of focus:
Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Grief, Relationship Issues, Spiritual Concerns
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Beth Rice
Areas of focus:
Couples/relationships, marital/premarital, family conflict, life transitions, child/teen issues, anxiety, ADHD, neurodiversity, grief/loss, caregiver stress, chronic illness, healthcare/EMS, LGBTQ+
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Andrea Russell-Cruz
LMFTA (temp)
Areas of focus:
As a bilingual therapist (Spanish and English), I specialize in working with multicultural couples, mixed families, and neurodivergent teens, focusing on issues such as anxiety, trauma, infidelity, addictions, divorce, premarital counseling, and breaking generational curses, while integrating holistic practices and a compassionate, strengths-based approach.
Bailey Sims
Areas of focus:
Depression/anxiety, conflict in relationships, anger management, body image concerns, religious trauma, life adjustments and transitions
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Staci Striegel-Stikeleather
Areas of focus:
Couple Concerns, LGBTQ+, Spiritual Issues, Maternal Mental Health, Anxiety, New Parenthood, Life Adjustments
Bryan Votaw
Clinic Director
Clinical Supervisor in Post-Graduate Residency Program

CE Opportunities

CTS hosts several annual events that provide opportunities to earn CE hours including the Spirituality and Psychotherapy Conference and the ISPT Master Clinician Workshop. Please check out these examples of past events or head to our Events page for upcoming opportunities.