Sarah Rathbun, BA
Phone: 704-626-6550 ext. 109

Sarah is passionate about helping clients develop more satisfying lives in a way that instills a deeper understanding and acceptance of themselves and others. She strives to provide an environment that is welcoming, safe, and fosters a sense of hope. As a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, Sarah is committed to serving individuals, couples, teens, and families in working through a variety of issues including emotional struggles, stress and life transitions, relationship conflict, communication issues, identity development, and self-esteem.

Sarah views the counseling process as an opportunity for growth and a route to finding meaning and purpose. She strives to help couples and individuals step into their greatest potential by creating a strong alliance with her clients as they navigate challenges in their relationships. Sarah has completed Level 1 and 2 trainings in the Gottman Method for couples and is currently receiving supervision and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Sarah is pursuing her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston Clear Lake and has a BA in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.

Samantha Rukavina, BA
Phone: 704-626-6550 ext 107

Samantha deeply enjoys walking alongside individuals and couples as they pursue healing and navigate the challenges of life. She is passionate about holistic wellness and strives to create a welcoming, safe, and accepting place for her clients as they seek mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. She believes in the unique diversity of each client and values the opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship with them.

As a Counseling Intern, Samantha works with adults, couples, adolescents, and families to address a variety of concerns including: stress and life transitions, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, identity development and self-esteem, relationship conflict, and preparation for marriage

Samantha is currently in her third and final year of graduate school at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a certified facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH for couples.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.