MA, LCMHC, BC-TMH, QS
MA Candidate - Intern
"I've been working with Lance for about 3 months now. He's helped provide tremendous clarity and insight for me in both my personal and business walks of life. His approach to counseling is centered around Christ in a refreshing and unique fashion. I have nothing but positive things to say, and continue to look forward to my sessions with him."
“I cannot thank you enough for all that you did, and I am so grateful to God for your relationship with him that impacted me in the way it did and continues to, when I remember what you taught me and how you taught me. It brings tears to my eyes to look back and see all the good that has come from that decision to start getting counseled by you. Thank you for all your prayers and guidance.”
"My wife and I wanted to send you an email to let you know that we're doing well and we're expecting a bundle of joy a few months from now! I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that without your counseling, our marriage would most likely not be thriving like it is, and it's unlikely that we would be getting ready to bring our daughter into this world. We will be forever grateful that you allowed God to speak truth and love through you and into our lives when we desperately needed to hear it."
"Thank you so much, Lance. You have meant a great deal to me and I so appreciate your wise and comforting words. Your demeanor and love of God show through in such a caring, unobtrusive way. With only 2 appointments, you have shown me many things and guided me to see what's important in life and how to treasure memories with my parents. God definitely played a hand in bringing you into my life, and I'm so appreciative."
“I just wanted to thank you for all the things you taught me and all that you did for me. I still pray about soul ties and "bring Jesus into" painful memories when they come up. I still think about and use a lot of the things we talked about when it came to my own sin and self…”
"I worked with Mr. Clark for about a period of two months as I was coping with loss and grief issues. Lance was very prompt to respond to my initial inquiries and remained very accessible for appointments and changes that i needed to make. He showed a natural disposition towards listening attentively and while he allowed for the sessions to go where I need it them to go he also kept a good sense of direction."
CLARK CHRISTIAN COUNSELING: A UNIQUE BLEND of DISCIPLINES
The distinctive and distinguishing reason so many folks choose to see our Christian 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!
Lance Clark, MA, LCMHC, 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).
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
For over a decade, Lance Clark, MA, LCMHC, 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 lead Clients to in-depth, lasting psychological healing and spiritual transformation! Then, in Spring 2019, the demand was more than Lance could keep up with himself, so the Lord brought other Christian Counselors with similar passion and perspective to train in this unique approach. [Click on their pictures above to meet Tracie and Alana].
Founder Lance Clark, MA, LCMHC, 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.
CHRISTIAN COUNSELING | VIDEO and PHONE
Lance Clark, MA, LCMHC, 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.
Here are some common issues for which folks seek counseling with us:
- 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
Founder Lance Clark, MA, LCMHC, 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.
Founder Lance Clark, MA, LCMHC, 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).
Lance Clark, MA, LCMHC, BC-TMH, QS and Tracie Ottman, MA, LCMHCA 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).
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, LCMHC, BC-TMH, QS | CARY
547 Keisler Drive
Cary, NC 27518
TRACIE OTTMAN, MA, LCMHCA ALANA BELL, MA Candidate 547 Keisler Drive
Cary, NC 27518
LANCE CLARK, MA, LCMHC, BC-TMH, QS | FUQUAY
320 N. Judd Parkway NE
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
LANCE CLARK, MA, LCMHC, BC-TMH, QS | RALEIGH
3725 National Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612