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Meet the Staff of the Robeson Family Counseling Center

All staff counselors have received advanced degrees and are highly trained professionals with experience in the fields of mental health and pastoral care.

Michelle R. Walters
Trish L. Carter

Michelle R. Walters, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joined the Robeson Family Counseling Center in January 2017. She graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. Her studies there included Integration of Theology and Psychology, Theology and Spirituality in Counseling, and Multicultural Counseling. Michelle has a special interest in educating and empowering individuals for better health and reducing the mental health stigma that limits access or openness to services that can promote personal growth and healing. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings in the Lumberton and Fayetteville area, including her own Private Practice. She provides counseling for individuals, couples, adolescents, adults, and older adults. She has specialized training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through Duke Integrative Health, and has been Certified as a Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). She has experience in helping with a variety of issues including Anxiety, Stress Management, Life stages/transitions, OCD, trauma, relationship challenges, and grief/loss.  Michelle brings her wealth of experience and training to the Robeson Family Counseling Center at a very crucial time in our community when many are experiencing the loss of home and property and the separation of loved ones.

Trish Carter joined the CareNet staff at the Robeson Family Counseling Center in Lumberton, NC in January 2012.  She is also providing services at a co-location, Pembroke Pediatrics, in Pembroke, NC.  She has a Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1993.  She has had varied experiences during her twenty-four years of working with children, adolescents and adults (individual, group and family) with emotional and/or behavioral problems.  She recently obtained the NASW-NC Clinical Supervision Certificate.

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