Piedmont Counseling Center provides outpatient mental health services.  We serve individuals, couples, and families of all ages.  People come to us for help with all kinds of issues.  Our clinicians are able to help with many common issues, such as learning to better cope with stress, overcoming depression, grieving, and adjusting to significant life changes.  In addition to these general therapy skills, our staff also specialize in several key areas.

Dr. Natalie Yates specializes in working with children and adolescents.  Dr. Yates offers both play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.  If your child is having mood problems, difficulty adjusting to school, or you are having challenges with parenting, Dr. Yates can help.  Dr. Yates also works well with women’s issues.

Dr. Dave Spriggs specializes in helping with relationship issues, such as marital problems, pre-marital counseling, and couples counseling.  Dr. Spriggs works well with individuals who are working towards recovery from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.

Dr. Spriggs also specializes in Christian Counseling and has advanced training in integrating Christian Spirituality with the counseling process in a manner that is ethical.  Dr. Spriggs is skilled at helping Christian patients discuss faith issues (such as forgiveness) during the counseling process.  Finally, Dr. Spriggs works well with clergy.  Dr. Spriggs evaluates candidates for ordination in the Wesleyan Denomination and is a frequently used referral source for Wesleyan Pastors.

Ms. Tommie Jackson, a licensed professional counselor and ordained minister, is a skilled and experienced therapist who is able to help with a variety of issues.  She helps people cope with life transitions, such as relationship changes, health issues, or a relocation.  People also see her for Christian Counseling, and marital counseling.  If you are having problems with depression or anxiety, or having difficulty coping with stress, Ms. Jackson’s gentle and kind demeanor, and strong therapeutic skills will be a tremendous source of support.

Medication Management and Psychiatry

Dr. Thompson has experience working with a wide range of mental health issues in different settings and her services include medication management and individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents.  She has training and special expertise with the following issues:

  • Mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder
  • PTSD and other trauma-related disorders
  • Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors
  • Anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and OCD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Developmental Transitions

Treatment Methods

Our staff employs treatment methods that have research-based evidence for effectiveness.  Some examples:

  • Psychiatry and Medical Treatment of Mood problems (Dr. Thompson only)
  • The Gottman Method
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Relaxation Training and Mindfulness
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Motivational Interviewing

Our Calling

We firmly believe in the saying “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. While providing counseling services is our business, we also view it as our calling. We get tremendous satisfaction from reducing suffering and promoting peace and happiness in the lives of our patients. We work hard to be responsive and welcoming when people seek our services. You will find us to be compassionate and affirming.

129 Allen Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

(336) 293-7406

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