Mariana Glass works as a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC), offering sound clinical expertise from a Christian worldview and perspective. Her academic program is accredited in the state of North Carolina, and her field training was supervised by psychologists approved by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Her formal counseling and biblical education was provided by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Charlotte.
Mariana received her B.S. in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1986. Upon graduation from her undergraduate program, Mariana began a two-decade career with First Union/Wachovia Bank, first as a branch manager and then primarily as a corporate training designer and facilitator. She specialized in designing training in the areas of sales, service, management coaching, and teamwork.
During her career at the bank, Mariana pursued and received her Master of Arts degree in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2001. She continued to have a dual career in banking and counseling until 2006, working for the bank and as managing partner and professional counselor with Carolinas Counseling Group of Charlotte, Inc. Her primary focus now is counseling and related teaching opportunities. As of January, 2023 she has been working in the counseling field for over 24 years.
Mariana's counseling orientation is grounded in a biblical worldview, and is informed by a variety of counseling theories, models, and fields of study, including: Client-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Transactional Analysis, Family Systems, Learning Competence (Burch), the Change Model (Satir), Psychosocial Development (Erikson), temperament (Keirsey), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and neuropsychology.
"I work from the perspective that the Lord God is the source of healing, growth, and freedom for people ... who He created in His image. I strive to demonstrate His love and truth by interacting with my clients with respect, integrity, and compassion - regardless of their worldview and faith beliefs. For clients who desire interaction within the biblical context, I endeavor to help with understanding and applying Scripture to the experiences and challenges of their daily living as they journey with Jesus Christ. Whatever the client's perspective, my goal is to provide sound clinical expertise with genuine care for each client as we collaborate for their health and well-being."
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
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