Natalie R. Atwell, EdD, LPC, LPC-S, BCPCC
980.209.6328 (Ext. 1)
Dr. Atwell has been in the counseling field since 2005 after receiving her Masters Degree in Education and Counseling from the Liberty University in 2005.
Dr. Atwell earned her Doctorate of Education in Family Care and Counseling at Liberty University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #7482) and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of North Carolina. She is also a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC #1184) and can incorporate this specialty with her clients.
Dr. Atwell views counseling as a collaborative effort in which she will assist each client in gathering information, exploring various issues, and changing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the desired direction. Although her counseling style is eclectic, she tends to use a cognitive-behavioral, client-centered approach in conjunction with reality-based and solution focused applications.
Change does not come easy, but she will aid in encouraging clients towards making those important steps towards change. Dr. Atwell believes that the client has a strong responsibility in the process as well. It takes work to grow, and the client must be prepared for this journey.
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC); NC Association of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCANC).
Natalie is a part of the Christian Counseling Network (CCN) and the Focus on the Family referral network.
Jenna Little, LPC-A, Therapist
980.209.6328 (Ext. 2)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina (LPC# A12286)
Jenna received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jenna received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2014. Jenna is a member of Chi Sigma Iota Professional and Academic Honors Society, American Counseling Association and North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.
Prior to counseling Jenna worked 6 years as a social worker at a rehabilitation facility. Jenna began her counseling career in 2016, serving Cabarrus and Rowan counties Jenna has worked with a wide range of individuals including children as young as three up to adults. Jenna is a dementia specialist and has a passion for working with the elderly and their caregivers.
Jenna’s counseling techniques are based on client needs. Jenna typically uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, client-centered therapy, reality therapy and solution-focused therapy. Jenna’s counseling style is based on the goal of assisting the client in reaching their personal therapy goals. She is also able to provide Christian based counseling services.
Rachel Berg, LPC-A
980.209.6328 (Ext. 3)
Rachel received her Masters of Arts in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2011. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA #A13452) in the state of North Carolina and a Nationally Certified Counselor (#277115). Rachel currently works in the high school setting and for Natalie Atwell Counseling. She enjoys working with all ages (children 5+-adults), including children, adolescents, college students, parents, adults, and couples.
The therapeutic experience will begin with creating a foundation for a trusting relationship. With this bond, the client will begin to effectively make positive changes in their lives and move towards their goals. Common counseling concerns include: anxiety, anger, coping skills, couples/partners in conflict (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples), depression, divorce and family transitions, grief and loss, life transitions, peer relationships, self-esteem, self-harm behaviors, trauma (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and parent coaching/conflict (Triple P – Positive Parenting and Family Support Program). Rachel will use play therapy with children and traditional talk therapy with adult clients. As Rachel and the client move forward in the therapeutic relationship, she will take a collaborative approach to help the client achieve their goals. This collaborative approach includes techniques such as psychoeducation, mindfulness, bibliotherapy, family systems, emotional regulation, and resources for resilience. One of Rachel’s favorite sayings is, "It's not where you start....it's how you finish!"
In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending quality time with her family, walking her dog, road biking, and most of all traveling!
980.209.6328 (Ext. 4)
Hillman received her undergraduate degree in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary in 2012. After working in the business world for a few years, she received a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2016. She is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate (#A13474) and Licensed Professional School Counselor (Standard Professional II, Grades K-12). Currently, she works as an elementary school counselor as well as for Natalie Atwell Counseling. She has previously worked as a middle school counselor and has a passion for working with all children and adolescents.
Although her counseling style is eclectic, Hillman tends to use play therapy and cognitive-behavioral techniques combined with solution focused applications in therapy. There is not one counseling approach that works for every client and for this reason Hillman takes a holistic approach to working with my clients. She views every client as a unique individual and will treat each client as such. She believes in a collaborative approach while working with clients and will help each client develop their own individual counseling goals and plan to achieve those goals.
Aaron B. Roach, M.A., LPC-A
980.209.6328 (Ext. 5)
Mr. Roach received a Master’s in Counseling from East Tennessee State University and has been working as a School Counselor since 2003. He is Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate (LPCA - #A14010) under the supervision of Natalie Atwell, LPC.
He has a passion for working with adolescents from 8 years of age through college. Individuals with whom he works seek counseling for difficulties due to common life events such as depression, anxiety, grief, loss, self-identity issues, adjustment difficulties, trauma, separation and divorce, life goals, codependency and substance abuse. Mr. Roach also has experience working with ADHD, social and self-esteem issues.
Counseling centers on developing a trusting relationship between the counselor/therapist and the client. Mr. Roach will address the client’s specific situation and discuss a treatment plan that includes goals and the methods to attain them. Mr. Roach uses an eclectic approach in counseling; however, he tends to primarily use a strength-based and person-centered approach along with cognitive behavioral and narrative therapy techniques. Mr. Roach believes that with patience, empathy and a healthy therapeutic relationship, one can learn the tools to implement changes for a better future.
Cheri Driessen is our Office Administrator. She has a long track record of working in various administrative roles which include churches, schools, and non profit organizations. Cheri has also has a number of years of experience as a volunteer treasurer for small non profit organization. She has a commitment to customer service and enjoys getting know and assisting clients as well as her colleagues. Cheri has a highly organized approach, plenty of initiative, and a genuine desire to contribute to the ongoing success of our office.