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Responsive Counseling Care

The Calming Center of Mount Airy was built with a steadfast commitment to overcoming the challenges and barriers that so many people experience when seeking counseling.

At the Calming Center, we know there are challenges when trying to find the right counselor and scheduling that first session. It is our goal to make it easier. We make it a priority to promptly return phone calls, respond to messages/email, and be available to answer any questions you may have about counseling. New clients are able to schedule their first session within 30 days of their initial contact. Our office hours are flexible to accommodate work and/or school schedules. Our clients appreciate our unbiased approach to counseling and feel they can get the help they need without fear of their counselor judging or thinking negatively of them.

Our Counselors

Bethany Oberg

Bethany’s approach to counseling starts with developing a strong client therapist relationship. This is the foundation that makes it possible for her to help her clients reach their goals. Bethany uses a variety of different methods counseling so that her approach can meet the needs of each individual. Seeing her clients heal emotional wounds of the past and present, successfully, manage anxiety/depression, and progress in the personal growth journey is a reminder that changes possible.

She is passionate about helping people navigate an ADHD diagnosis and getting the tools to manage troublesome symptoms

Bethany loves all genres of music and has an amazing memory for song lyrics. She enjoys expressing her creativity through painting, crafting, and graphic design. When not at the office, Bethany hangs out with her three kids and likes to relax on her porch swing.

In addition to counseling families and individuals, Bethany is excited to be a qualified supervisor, helping other counselors grow in their journey towards licensure.

You can see more of her information at Psychology Today.

Michelle Hawks

Michelle is caring and transparent with her clients. Michelle is passionate about making counseling accessible for everyone. In the field of counseling, Michelle’s unbiased and affirming approach to counseling is integral in her work with couples and individuals from marginalized and underserved groups. She is an advocate for mental health in her community and strives to increase mental health awareness.

During her downtime, Michelle enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with family, her pets. She also enjoys crafting and spending time caring for others.

You can read more information at Psychology Today.

Catie McMillian

Catie is currently pursuing her counseling master’s degree at Wake Forest University. She is a pre-licensed clinical mental health counselor. Catie is passionate about helping individuals in all walks of life by assisting them with recognizing that change and growth are possible.

When she is not counseling, Catie enjoys spending time with her family and friends playing guitar, going on hikes, and kayaking. Although she does not currently have any children, Catie loves her three fur babies: Rex, Knight, and Miss Kitty.