The Counseling Center at Charlotte
A caring and loving Christian environment for those who may be struggling with difficult life situations or suffering from deep emotional pain.

Our Staff

Our ministers are clinically trained and are dedicated to promoting the emotional and spiritual health of all who seek them out, regardless of faith or religion.  All members of our staff have received intensive clinical training in psychology, theology, and marriage and family therapy.

Each counselor maintains one or more of a wide variety of certifications, such as Certified Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, Licensed Professonal Counselor, and Certified Pastoral Counselor.  

Tom O'Neal
Furman University, B.A.;  
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div.;  
Wake Forest University, M.A. 
Counseling since 1972
LPC # 2413 

Susan MacDonald Roddey, D.Min
Certified Pastoral Counselor - NC
Davidson College, B.A. 1986
Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1990
Columbia Theological Seminary, D.Min., 2008
CFBPPC - N.C. #50

Vivian Peralta-Mesa, M.A.
The Union Institute, B.A.
Miami Institute of Psychology, M.S., 2001
L.M.F.T. - NC #1297

Jean Pruett
Winthrop University, B.A.
N.O. Baptist Theological Seminary, M.R.E.
Erskine Theological Seminary, M.Div, D.Min
Certified F.B.P Pastoral Counseler - N.C. #56
Healing Touch Certified Practitioner
Other Credentials: LPC, AAPC Fellow, and NCC

Jim R Wadford, D.Min.
Executive Coach
Central Wesleyan College, B.A. (1977) 
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div. (1986) 
Drew Theological Seminary, D.Min. (1992) 
International Coaching Federation, (member since 2004) ACC certification
Center for Creative Leadership; Greensboro, NC (certified in 360 by Design)
Eckerd College; St. Petersburg, FL (certified in Conflict Dynamic Profile)

Gary McFarland
University of North Carolina-Charlotte, B.A., B.S.; 
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div.; 
Drew Divinity School, D.Min.
Certified Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

James W. Pruett, Ph.D; D.Min.
Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors;
Diplomate, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy;
Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, American Association for 
Marriage and Family Therapy;
National Certified Counselor;
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor;
Approved Clinical Supervisor, Center for Credentialing, Inc.;
National Board of Certified Counselors; 
Approved Clinical Supervisor, Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.
Distance Certified Counselor 
Other Credentials: LPC, LMFT, LPCS, CFBPPC