Weddington Christian Counseling Center

Offering Care to All

Weddington Christian Counseling Center can be a place of healing and growth for members and visitors of Weddington United Methodist Church as well as the surrounding community.

To make an appointment:

Call (704) 846-1032 or email  tgibson.wcc@weddingtonchurch.org

Location:

at the Marvin Campus of Weddington United Methodist Church
9914 New Town Road
Marvin, NC 28173


About Us

It is the mission of our pastoral care ministries to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting world around us. There are many people going through a difficult time who need love and support.  What better way for them to receive care than through a Christian Counseling Center.  I am so excited about how God is going to bring forth healing in people’s lives who come in for counseling.  What a difference a Christ centered approach to therapy will make in someone’s life!  Truly, helping someone who is struggling emotionally and mentally with a Christ centered focus will bring forth a deeper intimacy with God.  Weddington Christian Counseling Center is going to be a Light House of His light!  A wonderful blessing for all!

-Rev. Ed Briggs,  Weddington UMC Minister of Pastoral Care


Meet Tony Gibson, our new Weddington Christian Counseling Counselor 

Tony Gibson, MA, LMFT, has been ministering in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for twenty years.  He received his Masters at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut.  Tony’s prior work experience includes a wide range of clinical servicing, from outpatient to acute-level residential care.  He is currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the state of North Carolina Licensure Board and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  Tony operated a church-based private practice from 1997, serving a network of churches and ministries in the Greater Hartford region, until his move to Charlotte in December.  Tony provides individual, marital/couples, family and group therapy.  He has extensive training and knowledge on challenges faced by adolescents/young adults, single adults, married couples, and families.  He has received advanced training in Trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral therapy intervention.  He also possesses experience working with clients challenged with Autism and Intellectual/Developmental Disability.  Tony is designated as an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists.  He is credentialed as a Military Support Therapist, Casey Life Skills Educator, and is certified in Non-violent Crisis Intervention.  He attended the Behavioral Health Leadership Program at Yale University, as well as the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention program at Cornell University.

Tony also has experience initiating, establishing, and building clinical programs to include outpatient clinics, group homes, and other community-based programming.  He formerly served at the executive-level as Chief Operating Officer of a regional, behavioral-developmental agency.  His roles have included provision of clinical and administrative supervision, and program expansion.

Additional voluntary ministry work includes service trips to the Dominican Republic with the Dominican Republic Mission Team out of Wallingford, Connecticut in the provision of medical clinics, children’s ministry, and distribution of food in the rural sugar cane bateyes, as well as construction work and door-to-door evangelism in the city of San Pedro de Marcoris.  Tony has volunteered with Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child for many years as well as events sponsored by World Vision and Food for the Hungry.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, is an avid reader, and loves the outdoors, enjoying hiking, camping, canoeing, and is currently learning rock climbing.

Tony is excited to join the Weddington UMC Christian Counseling Center as he recently relocated his family from Windsor, Connecticut to the Greater Charlotte area.

Tony will begin counseling on Monday, April 2.  He can be contacted at by email or by calling the church office to schedule an appointment.


How can therapy help?

Therapy can be an effective treatment for mental and emotional challenges. Therapists are professionally-trained listeners who can help you get to the root of your problems, overcome emotional challenges, and make positive changes in your life.

You don’t have to have a mental health diagnosis to benefit from therapy. Many people in therapy seek guidance for everyday concerns: relationship and  job stress, or self-doubt. Others turn to therapy during difficult situations, such as a divorce or loss of a loved one.

Fee for Service 

Please contact the church office for pricing. Accepted Payment: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash or Check. Receipts supplied for insurance reimbursment

What can I expect?

We hope to offer a safe, non-judgmental space of therapy where you can begin to discover your core resiliency, strengths and create awareness for integrating healthy coping and communication skills. We will make every effort to bring our professional skills to each session to enable you to find solutions for your specific concerns. Because of our Christian perspective, we offer therapy that stems from our belief in acceptance, compassion and respect for each person. You will not feel pressured or obligated to believe a certain way, but it is important that you understand this worldview informs our approach. Our therapists are credentialed to practice in North Carolina. We look forward to working alongside you, equipping you for transformational growth.

Confidentiality

Everything you say to your therapist will be held in the strictest of confidence. North Carolina law protects the privacy of communications regarding mental health treatment between you and your therapist. Should you desire your information to be shared with your health care provider, we will supply the appropriate forms for you to fill out with your signature.

Emergencies

The therapists at WCCC are not on call. We do not have specific access or privileges at any hospitals. We will do our best to respond to emergencies but we do NOT provide 24-hour coverage. If you or a family member have an emergency, please call 911. There are services available that provide rapid response and follow up access to psychiatric help.