Stacey Watkins-Griffith, D.Min.

Confidential Voicemail: 704-375-5354 ext 409
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Office Location

Central United Methodist Church
200 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150

Central UMC, Shelby

Central United Methodist Church in Shelby can be reached from US 74 by taking Business 74, which becomes Marion Street. The church is located in the heart of downtown Shelby and will be on your left at the corner of DeKalb Street and Marion St. It may also be reached by turning east off of US 74 onto DeKalb Street . Shelby High School is located on the west side of US 74.



Dr. Watkins-Griffith is a North Carolina Certified Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselor. She is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and an ordained Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. Dr. Watkins-Griffith is also a Coach in training for certification as a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).


Dr. Watkins-Griffith completed her Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2004. The title of her doctoral dissertation is A Garden of Healing: Unearthing and Nurturing the Images of God of Victims of Domestic Violence. She completed her clinical training through the Carolina Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training. She completed her Master of Divinity degree at Duke University in 1994 and her undergraduate work at the University of Florida in 1991. Dr. Watkins-Griffith is a Coach in training with Coaching4Clergy, and is working toward ICF Certification as a Professional Certified Coach.


Pastoral Counseling:

Dr. Watkins-Griffith works with individuals, couples and families, on a variety of issues including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress management, marital issues, infertility, self-esteem, navigating life transitions and spiritual growth. She has a particular interest in issues related to women's psycho-social development and spiritual growth.


Why coaching?

Dr. Watkins-Griffith works with clients to create space for growth. Coaching is a collaborative relationship between a coach and a client. The client invites the coach on a journey of self-discovery. The client identifies what they want to work on, and the coach walks alongside to facilitate the process. The coaching relationship provides space for accountability and feedback as the client identifies what he or she wants to focus on and moves through a process to complete that work. To schedule a complimentary coaching session, please email Dr. Stacey Watkins-Griffith.

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 Solihten Institute.