W. ANDREW COUNTS
- WV LPC Licensed Professional Counselor (#879)
- WV ALPS Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor
- Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor
- Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist
- Ordained Anglican Minister
- MA Counseling Psychology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
- BA Psychology, Marshall University
As a Christian Counselor, my primary interest has been to help people utilize their faith in dealing with the issues of life. I have provided Christian Counseling since 1984 in a variety of settings, including: church-sponsored counseling center, private practice, Cancer Treatment Center, inpatient psychiatric center, intensive outpatient programs, and finally here at KPCC. My varied work experience has given me a broad base of knowledge and the ability to help people handle anxiety, depression, grief and loss issues, pre-marital and marital counseling, recovery from affairs, and divorce recovery.
I am especially excited about having become the first and only Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist in West Virginia. This research-based method offers couples proven information and techniques to help them find the ‘Better Relationships’ they seek. I and my wife, Cynthia, have also taken additional training from the Gottman Institute, and have been endorsed as ‘Gottman Seven Principles Program Educators’ and ‘Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educators.’ Having been married for 36 years, we both have a passion to help people do well in their marriages. We’re available to present both the Seven Principles Program and the Bringing Baby Home program to your church or civic group.
If you’d like to know more about the Gottman Method, please see the website www.gottman.com. Dr. John Gottman has also done as number of short videos and posted them on Youtube. These videos provide an excellent briefing about his basic approach and research findings.