What's New

Welcome Bryan Franklin, MACC, LPCA! Bryan is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate who works with adult individuals, families, couples and teenage boys ages 12+. With more than 20 years in the corporate world, Bryan is distinctively qualified to work with executives as well as couples, blended families and parents. 

Carolinas Counseling Group welcomes Barbara Givens, MA, LMFT, MHDL. Barbara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in working with couples seeking engagement counseling, marriage enrichment, and affair recovery. Barbara has training and experience through her first master's degree in Human Development and Learning in helping individuals navigate challenges related to life stage changes and exploration of identity development through life transitions. works with children ages 18 months and up and is a Registered Play Therapist. She specializes in childhood and adolescent disorders including ADHD, Autism Spectrum (Aspergers) Disorder, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and sexual abuse and trauma. 

Welcome Alisha Hill, MACC, LMFTA, one of our newest providers. Alisha works with children (12+), teens and adults. She is trained in emotionally focused therapy for couples. She loves helping kids with depression, anxiety and healing from trauma. Her counseling integrates spiritually aligned evidence based interventions for lasting change. She also sees clients Friday evenings. 

Chad Kraska, Psy.D. provides admissions testing for CAIS schools!  Click for more information: http://drchadkraska.com/?page_id=1301. Contact the front desk to book your appointment time!

Congratulations to Drs. Russ and McCarthy for winning theBest of the Web - Blog award from Psych Central, the oldest and largest mental health online resource. 

Carolinas Counseling Group welcomes Michael Bollin, MA, LPCA. a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and newest member of our clinical staff. He is accepting new clients and he specializes in treating anxiety, developmental trauma, adjustment problems with major life events, spiritual issues, identity issues, depression, marital and premarital, addictions, anger, and instilling hope and motivation..  Welcome Michael!

Testing using the latest version of the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children the WISC-V is available at CCG. Contact Dr. Kraska for an appointment.  


Drs. McCarthy and Russ recently received another award on their anxious child website. Www.turnaroundanxiety.com was named a top anxiety blog by Healthline. Follow this link to the award winning blog. Our own administrator, Emily Powell, has co-authored several posts with Dr. Russ. 

Is your child struggling with anxiety? Check out the award winning audio program created by two of our therapists: Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom.