Lance Clark MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS

Lance Clark
MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS

Tracie Ottman MA, LPCA
Tracie Ottman
MA, LPCA
Alana Bell MA Candidate Intern

Alana Bell
MA Candidate - Intern

Ransomed Heart
Christian Healing Ministries

UNIQUE BLEND of COUNSELING and MINISTRY DISCIPLINES

The distinctive and distinguishing reason so many folks choose to see our Counselors is our unique blend of Clinical Competence, Holy Spirit-led Ministry, and Biblical Understanding and Application. Please CLICK HERE (or scroll down) to see a list of Issues we commonly see in Counseling.

Clark Christian Counseling provides Individual Counseling (men, women, and adolescents), Marriage Counseling, and PreMarital Counseling (Lance is a certified FOCCUS facilitator).  Lance has OFFICES in Cary, Fuquay and Raleigh, while Tracie and Alana operate solely out of our Cary office. To contact us, please visit the CONTACT page on this website or call us at 919-812-7535.  We reply to all communications within 24 hours. We look forward to hearing from you!

For over a decade, Founder Lance Clark, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS has pursued personal and professional understanding, growth, training, and practice in three distinct disciplines (Scripture, Spirit-led Ministry, and Psychology) in order to be the most effective Christian Counselor God can make him to be for his Clients – for Clients to receive in-depth, lasting psychological healing and spiritual transformation! For years, Clients have responded by reporting that this unique counseling approach led them to a greater understanding of themselves, their relationships, and God - and that they felt equipped with insights and the tools necessary to help the changes they desired to occur, for them to receive in-depth, lasting psychological healing and spiritual transformation - changes that led from hurting, struggling and confused... to hope, healing, and peace!

Founder Lance Clark, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS is licensed by the State of North Carolina, holding a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, graduating with a 4.0 GPA, High Distinction Honors.  He is endorsed by several well-known national ministries [click HERE to see endorsements] and has been counseling in the Greater Raleigh area for 11 years. Lance has not only worked in private practice, but also in crisis call center, employee assistance program, community mental health, biblical counseling, and residential foster care settings.

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Lance Clark, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS is a BOARD-CERTIFIED TELEMENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER, offering counseling over the phone or through a secured, confidential video counseling portal to anyone within the State of North Carolina. If you are a busy professional who could benefit from telephonic or video counseling, please CONTACT us. If you have friends or loved ones who are either in remote areas or who have shared that they can't find a Christian Counselor in their area, please have them CONTACT us.

Lance Clark MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS
Lance Clark MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS
Lance Clark MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS

ISSUES ADDRESSED

People often seek Christian counseling with us regarding:

  • ANGER / SADNESS / LONELINESS / CONFUSION / FEAR / LACK OF CLARITY / LOSS OF HOPE / WORRY / INABILITY TO FORGIVE
  • DEPRESSION / ANXIETY / ADJUSTMENT DISORDERS
  • BEREAVEMENT and GRIEF
  • PERSONALITY DISORDERS
  • BI-POLAR DISORDER
  • MARITAL DISTRESS: communication issues, anger/bitterness/unforgiveness, post-affair counseling
  • SEXUAL ISSUES: pornography use/addiction, extra-marital affairs, unsatisfying sexual intimacy, impact of sexual trauma on marriage
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and ABUSIVE MARRIAGES (Verbal, Emotional, Spiritual, Financial)
  • SEPARATING / SEPARATED in CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE
  • HEALING FROM DIVORCE
  • WOUNDS FROM CHILDHOOD: Wounds from Father, Mother, Siblings, Extended Family; Bullying, Molestation, Incest, Death of someone significant while you were a child / Various forms of abuse (Mental, Emotional, Sexual, Spiritual) and neglect, including emotional incest/enmeshment with Parent
  • DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER
  • TEENS and PRECOCIOUS/GIFTED CHILDREN
  • WOMEN’S ISSUES: Body Image, Self-Esteem
  • MASCULINE HEART ISSUES: Vocation, Calling, Identity, Workaholism, Spiritual Leadership
  • DISPLACEMENT AFTER MAJOR LIFE EVENTS (Divorce, Death, Empty Nest)
  • PARENTING SKILLS
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING

BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING and APPLICATION

Founder Lance Clark, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS is an intentional student of God’s word, seeking out exegitical (verse-by-verse teaching with understanding of context, language, and audience) instruction from folks like Dr. Charles Stanley, Dr. Jack Hayford, and Dr. Carl Broggi.

He served for three years as a Biblical Counselor on-staff with well-respected Biblical Counseling non-profit in Raleigh prior to entering Private Practice. During that time, digesting a lot of material written by Biblical Counselors like Paul David Tripp and Ed Welch.


HOLY SPIRIT-LED MINISTRY

Founder Lance Clark, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS pursued the best Prayer Training available on the East Coast:

  • Lance graduated from all 4 levels of the School of Healing Prayer at Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, FL under President Emeritus Dr. Francis MacNutt and his Wife, Judith MacNutt, MA, a highly-experienced clinical psychologist. The MacNutts are internationally known as authorities and authors/speakers on Inner Healing Prayer.
  • Lance received personal mentoring and training from Dr. David W. Appleby, a recognized authority and author on spiritual strongholds, a Pastoral Counselor, and retired Liberty University professor.
  • Lance is HeartSync trained (prior to implementation of HeartSync’s Certified Training protocol in JUNE 2018).


CLINICAL COMPETENCE

Lance Clark, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS and Tracie Ottman, MA, LPCA both received their Masters Degree from Liberty University, a globally-recognized Christian University whose counseling program insists on spiritual understanding AND scientifically-researched and empirically-proven psychotherapeutic treatments. 

Lance and Tracie are both licensed by the State of North Carolina, having met the same stringent criteria for proving psychological understanding (which includes passing a nationally-executed comprehensive exam) as any non-religious licensed mental health provider.

Furthermore, the State of North Carolina REQUIRES Licensees to complete, every two years, 40 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and only 15 of those are permitted to have a faith-based focus. Therefore, we are REQUIRED to pass exams for each course of CEU study that are STRICTLY clinical in nature (addictions, neurology, psychological disorders, assessments, etc.).

Alana Bell, MA Candidate is completing her Masters Degree through Regent Univeristy. Regent is one of a handful of Christian institutions to offer programs accredited by both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

ENDORSEMENTS

Lance Clark, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors; a screened, approved counselor in the highly selective Focus on the Family referral network; a recognized Ally of John Eldredge's Ransomed Heart Ministries; a screened, approved counselor in the highly selective counselor referral network by nationally known counselor, author, and radio host Steve Arterburn's New Life Ministries; a full four-level graduate of Dr. Francis MacNutt's world-renowned School of Healing Prayer (and regularly receives counseling referrals from them), and is trained in HeartSync Inner Healing Prayer (prior to implementation of Certified Training protocol in JUNE 2018).

We have offices in Cary, Raleigh, and Fuquay Varina and have folks come to see us from all over Central North Carolina [Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay, Knightdale, Garner, Clayton, Oxford, Wendell, Benson, Four Oaks, Angier, Spring Lake, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Hillsborough, Mebane, Graham, Zebulon, Rocky Mount, Willow Spring, Dunn, Lillington, Fort Bragg, Sanford].

LANCE CLARK, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS | CARY
547 Keisler Drive
Suite 104
Cary, NC 27518

TRACIE OTTMAN, MA, LPCA  ALANA BELL, MA Candidate        547 Keisler Drive

Suite 201
Cary, NC 27518

LANCE CLARK, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS | FUQUAY
320 N. Judd Parkway NE
Suite 200
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

LANCE CLARK, MA, LPC, BC-TMH, QS | RALEIGH
3725 National Drive
Suite 227
Raleigh, NC 27612

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