Therapy Providers

Our licensed clinicians have a broad range of training and experience in counseling and other mental health fields. Most have additional theological training. This allows them to personalize a treatment plan for each client’s needs while attending to the care of the soul.

  • Counselor

    As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Erin has had years of experience in the adoption and family services field. She empowers her clients to overcome the obstacles they face through interventions as well as integrating spiritual concepts. Erin is genuine and cares deeply for each of her clients.

  • Counselor

    As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Emily has worked with families for many years and specifically with children in previous positions. Emily is passionate about the family-system in addition to recognizing obstacles and working through each individual's struggles and need for God personally. She is compassionate and honored to use her gifts and skills to help others.

  • Counselor

    As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Jeremy is grateful to use his years of ministry experience in a clinical setting. He is passionate about connecting with others, pointing them to Jesus while discussing hurts, challenges, joyful moments and moving towards a healthier place. Jeremy is very empathetic and welcoming to all people no matter their status, race or past...every single person matters.

  • Counselor

    Kathleen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and she is passionate about the individual and understanding their personal story. Kathleen sees this story as important in understanding all of the pieces in the therapeutic process and working towards her client's goals. Kathleen uses her years of experience in the private practice setting to provide the best care for each person, couple or family.

  • Counselor

    Jenny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in many areas like schools, private practices and hospital settings. Jenny's heart for people of all diversities shows as she uses her gifts, like speaking Spanish, to counsel others with encouragement and through prayer. Jenny's dedication in the therapy room is an encouragement to many young girls and women. She is intentional with her training and continues to provide hope to many.

  • Counselor, Clinical Director

    Dr. Vanessa Kent brings over twenty years of experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Creating an empathic, safe environment, she works with individuals seeking healing from relational wounds and past trauma. Her passions include counseling women of all ages through life transitions; partnering with couples seeking premarital counseling or offering relief from distressed marriages including infidelity; and assisting adoptive/blended families in strengthening emotional bonds.

  • Counselor

    As co-founder of LifeCare, Jerry has had years of business experience and counsel which he brings to therapy room. Jerry also has specialized training for clients who have experienced trauma in addition to marital therapy and working with individuals and families on their hurts and pain. He believes in the power of prayer and bringing encouragement and perspective to the lives of others. He has supervised other clinicians and is a visionary for LifeCare.

  • Counselor

    April is passionate about improving her clients' quality of life and has spent the last twelve years equipping individuals and couples to better care for themselves and those they love. Anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity formation, grief, forgiveness, marriage transformation, as well as communication and conflict resolution are all areas April enjoys targeting with clients in a sympathetic and supportive environment. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, April looks forward to being your therapist and helping you be your healthiest.

  • Counselor

    As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Katy provides a therapeutic environment which is warm, safe and supportive in addition to incorporating the mental health aspects of each individual. Katy is gifted in bringing together a theological and psychological perspective in order to accomplish each client's goals and desires. While she covers many therapeutic areas, Katy has specialized in pregnancy loss, infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth.

  • Counselor

    Ryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, using his therapy gifts to serve others and provide sound counsel for those who are in need of help. A continual learner, Ryan is intentional in assisting each client with their goals and has a wealth of knowledge in many mental health struggles. He is especially gifted in assisting with life transitions and crisis. Ryan is a committed therapist, empathetic and encouraging too.

  • Counselor

    Steven is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate committed to understanding each person's story. Steven seeks to engage in past memories of struggle and pain in order to make sense of the whole person and work towards healing individually and in relationship. Steven has experience in many areas of therapy, but he also offers coaching as life has many transitions and sometimes hard changes.

  • Counselor, President

    Bill is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and has been practicing for over 20 years in the Raleigh area. Bill brings a passion for training other clinicians and continuing to lead sound therapy for both the individual as well as in marriages. As co-founder of LifeCare his training in trauma, sexual addiction and other areas of struggle continue to influence many. He is prayer warrior and humble servant.

  • Counselor

    As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Ashley is passionate about helping her clients make sense of their stories. She encourages and assists her clients in digging into the deeper issues which are often rooted in experiences and relationships and taking the time to process them and grow in a safe, caring space. Ashley believes there is always hope and a way towards forgiveness, healing and freedom.

Interns

  • Counselor

    Kimberly is passionate about marriage and family and is finishing-up her counseling internship hours at LifeCare. She is intentional about her clients, knowing them well, setting goals and encouraging them on their journey towards growth and healing. She is able to use her faith to serve others in this way and is excited to grow in the counseling field!

Psychiatric Providers

Our psychiatric team is well-balanced in caring for each patient according to their specific needs mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

  • Psychiatrist

    Dr. Ballantine is committed to assisting her patients with the best care and information concerning their mental health needs. She understands the therapeutic process and when medication is needed in order to maintain balance and healthy living. Dr. Ballantine is a wonderful resource and has assisted many individuals with proper evaluations and growth, so they can live life as it was meant to be.

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    Locations: Brier Creek Email: elizabeth.corbett@lifecarecc.com

Administration

Our administrative team has years of professional experience in various areas and specialties. They are kind, attentive and efficient to the needs of many at each of our mental health practices.

  • Susan Venable
    Insurance Specialist
  • Maria Lyons, BSBA
    Practice Administrator
  • Cacci Motz
    Office Administrator