About Me

Jeff Brockman Ballantyne Therapist

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Need Help in Ballantyne or Waxhaw? I take Blue Cross!

As the parent of a struggling middle school student, or as an adult who wrestles with anxiety, depression and/or grief, you may wonder if it is ever going to get better. As a result, you have done countless Google searches (mental health therapist near me, adhd therapist, depression therapist, adolescent therapist), and perhaps talked to many friends and neighbors.  Maybe you had thought you found a solution, only to find out it was a temporary solution.  I have reasonable fees; don’t pay Southeast Psych or Carolinas Counseling Center prices.

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It Can Get Better!

It CAN get better and many solutions can be permanent!  Therefore, you need solutions that start working immediately so you can have more enjoyment than you have now. Above all, envision what it would be like if you found solutions to behavior issues, anxiety, and/or depression.  Then, imagine enjoying your favorite activities again!  You may be near when it seems so far! You will get the benefit of my twenty plus years of working with children (including ADHD, autism, and Asperger’s) and adults as a minister, teacher, and counselor.

Caring and Nonjudgmental

Welcome home.  My name is Jeff.   If you want to know more about how I interact with people, click here to Read my Google ReviewsI strive to be warm, caring, and non-judgemental in my interactions with people.  I have been through some difficult times and want to help you out of them too!  As a therapist, I want to spend time connecting with you and/or your child so that you feel safe.  I will point out your strengths and, together, we will choose some goals for therapy.  What is holding you back?  I am close by in Ballantyne and neat to Blakeney, Weddington, and Waxhaw

On the road less traveled, I have been a teacher, a minister, and a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.).  Counseling is my fourth career. Here is a look at some of the highlights (actually, some were lowlights;-).

Licensure

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, N.C. Lic. #13433, through June 30, 2023.

North Carolina Professional Educators License, Elementary Education, through June 30, 2021.

National Board Certified Teacher, Early/Middle Childhood Literacy, through 2016.

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Experience

Therapist, Jeff’s Art of Empathy, in the present

Counselor, Biddle Point Family Medicine and Impact Family Violence Services, 2016 through 2017.

Elementary School Teacher, July 1998 to January 2016.

Adjunct Professor, Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2002.

Pastor, Rolling Fork Baptist Church, New Hope, Kentucky, 1991 through 1993; Fontana Christian Church, Fontana, California, 1993 to 1994.

Certified Public Accountant, Ernst and Whinney, Washington, D.C., 1985 to 1989.

Education

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Lenoir Rhyne University, August 2017.

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Personality, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California, 1997.

Master of Divinity, Southern Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, May 1993.

Bachelor of Business Administration, William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., May 1985.

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Publication

A Somatic Epistemology for EducationThe Educational Forum, vol. 65, No. 4, Summer 2001.

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To see my Psychology Today listing

Counseling from the inside out: my life’s work

I bring a deep and wide variety of experiences to my work with children and their parents