Welcome to Sanctuary Counseling Group

Sanctuary (n): from the Latin sanctus or holy; 1) a sacred or holy place; 2) a place of refuge or safety, a haven; 3) shelter from danger, hardship, or threat.

Sanctuary Counseling Group—formerly known as Methodist Counseling and Consultation Services—has provided mental health counseling and pastoral counseling in the greater Charlotte area and in satellite offices in cities and towns around the western piedmont of North Carolina for over 50 years. To learn more about us and the kinds of services we provide, or to find out how to make an appointment with a therapist in your geographical area, feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.


From Sanctuary Counseling Group
Clinical Staff

John V. Arey, D.Min.


Garry Cook, LCSW


Jonathan Golden, Ph.D.


Mark D. Larson, D.Min.


Adriana Serban, Psy.D.


Patricia H. Wells, Psy.D.


Jay Cobb, MACC


Shelton D. Davis, M.Div., M.A.


Eddie Ingram, LCSW


Todd R. Matson, D.Min.


Stacey Watkins-Griffith, D.Min.


Shannon White, M.A.


Mission Statement

Being dedicated to the healing of heart, mind, and soul, we provide excellent emotional, spiritual, and relational health care to all people of the Carolinas.

Sanctuary Counseling Group is an accredited service center of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Samaritan Institute.