Our Team

Biblically Faithful, Compassionate Service

All Bridgehaven counselors are Christians recognized as having exceptional character by their local church and holding at least a Master’s degree in counseling. While all of our counselors have similar graduate degrees and clinical training, each has individual interests and specialized training to meet the particular needs of various clients.

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Debbie Lewis, MA

Staff Counselor

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My Training

  • BS, Bachelor of Science in Health
  • MA, Professional Counseling
  • Certified Phase 2 Brainspotting
  • Certified in Biblically-Based Equine Assisted Therapy

Who I Like to See

  • Spiritual, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; Depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, trauma, adoption/foster care, life transitions, pre-marital and marital, codependency, and grief.

When I see clients

  • Mondays: 9 am-3:50 pm (In-Office & Online)
  • Tuesdays: 9 am-1 :30 pm (Online Only)
  • Wednesdays: 9 am-1 :30 pm (Online Only)
  • Thursdays: 9 am-3:50 pm (In-Office & Online)

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I am passionate about providing clinically-informed and biblically-based counseling, specifically for those who have experienced trauma. I also want to create a safe and calm space for redemption, healing and hope. I was a high school and middle school teacher and counselor at a missionary based school in Colorado. I have also worked with children and families dealing with anger management and self-esteem issues at a horse ranch in Ohio. Currently I am also the Program Director at Shepherd Youth Ranch where we provide Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for children, families, and veterans.

I enjoy hiking in the mountains, riding horses, running, walking on the beach and reading.

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?

My superpower would be my ability to talk to horses- nonverbally of course. Understanding what they are feeling, why they are feeling it and then how they react is one of things I love about being around horses.

James Hall, MS

Staff Counselor

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My Training

  • MS, Mental Health Counseling
  • CCTCP-I, Certified Christian Trauma Care Provider Level 1

Who I Like to See

  • Individual Males: Porn/sexual and other addictive behaviors, sexuality, grief and past trauma, spiritual growth, and anxiety
  • Married Couples and Families (with and without minors): Communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, parenting, and boundaries
  • Premarital Couples: Assessing relationship dynamics, preparing for a biblical marriage, and biblical sex education

When I see clients

  • Tuesdays: 10 am-2:50 pm (In-Office & Online)
  • Wednesdays: 11 am-3:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Thursdays: 10 am-3:50 pm (In-Office & Online)
  • Fridays: 10 am-3:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am-3:50 pm (Online Only)

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My goal at Bridgehaven is to imitate Christ’s restoring work through guiding couples, families, and male individuals to mental, emotional, spiritual, relational, and physical health with clinically-informed biblical counseling. I have a calm, optimistic presence in session, and I connect with my clients through listening, empathy, humor, and my own story. Based on 2 Corinthians 1, I like to share parts of my story, including my sobriety from porn, which I credit to living openly and honestly in the light (1 John 1 ). I also have experience as a client, so I know what it’s like, the courage it takes, and that the good, hard work you’re doing is worth it.

Before joining Bridgehaven in 2023, I worked in South Florida, where I was born and raised. I was a primary therapist for 2 years at Transformations Treatment Center, a substance use and mental health facility where I also completed my year-long graduate student internship. I earned a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. I have received trauma-informed training from the Christian Trauma Healing Network. I mainly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing modalities.

I enjoy hanging out with my wife, family, and friends, playing video games, board games, and pickleball, spending time around nature and animals, finding good music on Spotify, reading faith, psychology, sci-fi, and fantasy books, and watching U.S. Soccer.

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?

I would love to be able to teleport because it would make seeing family and friends, commuting, and traveling so much easier.

Jasmine Timm, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

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My training

  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP)
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC, #16801)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC, #1547266)

Who I like to see

  • Individual Adult Females & Males: Anxiety; depression; mood issues; trauma; complex PTSD; grief/loss; life transitions; spiritual issues; relational issues & career counseling

I currently serve North Carolina Residents only

When I see clients

  • Mondays: 9am-4pm (Online Only)
  • Tuesdays: 9am-4pm (Online Only)

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I obtained my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Seminary in Portland, OR and am licensed in the state of North Carolina as an LCMHC. Utilizing Narrative Therapy as well as other Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness and Strength-Based approaches, I seek to assist clients in healing by cultivating a deeper sense of kindness and curiosity. I help people better understand their stories—where they have come from and where they are going—in order to live with a deeper sense of purpose, courage and hope. I believe that by examining our stories, we can find healing and live more cohesive, connected and meaningful lives. I love assisting clients with exploring existential and spiritual concerns and am passionate about helping people see God’s heart and character more clearly.

I particularly enjoy walking with people through grief and trauma. I incorporate principles from Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and enjoy providing psycho-education on relevant trauma and attachment research to help people understand the impact of their trauma and how to practically find healing through safe relationships and new experiences. I provide individual counseling and have counseled children, adolescents and adults. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, career issues, life adjustments, mood issues, relational challenges, behavior modification and grief. I have published research and engaged in writing and speaking endeavors to assist church leaders in dealing with issues pertaining to mental health. I grew up in Oregon and love being outdoors with my husband and dog.

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?

I would love to have an encyclopedia brain. I love learning and wish I had an endless memory to pull relevant and helpful information from (and maybe the occasional useless factoid, just for fun).

Keith Clement, M.Ed

Staff Counselor

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My Training

  • M.Ed, Christian Counseling & Psychology
  • CCEF Diploma in Christian Counseling
  • Certification in Group Therapy

Who I Like to See

  • Individual Adult Males (21 + ); Seeking to grow and mature in Christ by dealing with the issues that prevent them from experiencing the abundant life and freedom Christ has provided for us. This would include the Biblical understanding of life situations, identity, pursuing healthy relationships and intimacy, unwanted sexual feelings, attractions and compulsions, and attending to the wounds behind dominating emotions (anger, fear, & anxiety).
  • Individual Adult Females: Women who desire a male counselor’s view on specific topics

When I see clients

  • Tuesdays: 10 am-5:50 pm (In-Office & Online)
  • Wednesdays: 1O am-5:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Thursdays: 10 am-5:50 pm. (Online Only)

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I describe my approach as clinically-informed, biblical counseling. This is reflected from my broad training in both psychology and theology. As I am rooted in Scripture, I at the same time learn from the observations and research of psychological science. As we are complexly created beings, composed of Spirit, Soul, and Body, I respond to each presenting issues considering the possible contribution of each area to the difficulties being experienced. I appreciate proven clinical methodology that is not in conflict with Biblical teaching and principles. Romans 12: 2 says … ” Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind … ” I see this as a basic Biblical principle for changed behavior and changed lives. Our behaviors are rooted in what we believe and the resultant thoughts and feelings. Much of what we believe are learned lies about God, ourselves, and others, so I work to uproot false belief systems and replace them with Truth.

When I’m not counseling, I am usually working on my family farm and wedding venue. I enjoy being outside as much as I can. I enjoy traveling some, and I often read and listen to my favorite podcasts.

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?

I would say “wisdom” since I find myself praying for wisdom many times every day.

Laura McGee, MACC

Staff Counselor

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My Training

  • MA, Christian Counseling
  • Member of: AACC

Who I Like to See

  • Individual Adult Females (Married/Single): Depression; anxiety; grief; & trauma

When I see clients

  • Mondays: 1O am-6:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 am-6:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 am-6:50 pm (In-Office & Online)
  • Thursdays: 10:00-6:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Fridays: 10:00 am-6:50 pm (Online Only)

More about me

I am a dedicated Dallas Cowboys fan, love movies, my dog Finn and being with friends and family. I am passionate about helping people who are hurting find hope, comfort and confidence in the Lord’s presence and love for them while they struggle with difficult circumstances.

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?

I would be Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman. She fought for justice & helped the vulnerable and needy; All while flying in an invisible plane, wearing cool bracelets, and with the lasso of truth.

Olivia James, MAMFIC, LMFT

Clinical Director and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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My Training

  • MA, Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling
  • LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#01005)
  • Prepare-Enrich Certified Facilitator
  • Member of: AAMFT

Who I Like to See

  • Women’s Health-Related Issues (including perinatal mental health)
  • Emotional Regulation and Stress Management
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Grief/Loss
  • Unhealthy Relational Dynamics

When I see clients

  • Mondays: 9 am- 4:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Tuesdays: 9 am- 4:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Wednesdays: 10 am- 4:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Thursdays: 9 am- 4:50 pm (Online Only)

I currently serve North Carolina Residents only

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My desire is to provide therapy that is driven by a passion for fostering a safe environment necessary for the exploration of difficult circumstances. It is a privilege to accompany individuals on their journey through life’s struggles and challenges, and I embrace the unique aspect of personal experiences that impact those challenges. I am dedicated to exploring the complex interaction of the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of each individual. I work in collaboration with you to establish specific therapeutic goals and practice tools and strategies particular to your life. My greatest passion is in advocating for women’s health issues.

I aspire to carve out a haven in both therapeutic settings and communities to offer unwavering support to women going through a wide variety of experiences.
I personally enjoy reading, games, being outdoors in the mountains, and watching a variety of sports!

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?

I would really enjoy being able to either talk or transform into any animal. I love the idea of getting to experience the world in many different views as well as hear more from God’s creation! I have a strong passion for animals as I studied Zoology in college and had the privilege to work with some amazing animals including tigers, lions, and cougars.

Omar King, M.Div

The Bridge Director and Staff Counselor

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My Training

  • M.Div, Christian Counseling
  • B.S., Psychology
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Certified-Level 1
  • Ed.D. Candidate-Christian Counseling

Who I Like to See

  • Pre-Married Couples: Dating, assessing readiness for marriage and/or preparing for biblical marriage
  • Married Couples: communication, conflict resolution, intimacy, separation, significant marital dysfunction and abuse
  • Individual Males & Females: Anger, anxiety, depression, grief, character disorder, spiritual growth, addictive behaviors, divorce recovery, abuse, boundary setting, trust repair/rebuilding, identity, security-related issues
  • Clergy/pastors: Stress; burnout; anxiety; compassion fatigue; ministry-life balanc

When I see clients

  • Mondays: 9 am-5:50 pm (In-Office Only)
  • Tuesdays: 9 am-5:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Wednesdays: 9 am-5:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Thursdays: Upon Counselor Discretion

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I provide comprehensive, clinically informed, biblical counseling and therapy to individuals and couples.My specific approach is to create a safe and warm environment for clients to explore a combination of physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual factors that may be related to their specific challenges. I pride myself on toeing the line between professionalism and competence in the realms in which I am familiar with and have experience in, while being relatable and easy to talk to. In my opinion, counseling can be both informative and instructive as well as enjoyable. I believe building rapport and trust via a combination of quality advice and a good congenial personality enables the client to get the maximum benefit from counseling. Clients can expect a mixture of structure and flexibility in my counseling approach and philosophy. I also endeavor to balance tested therapeutic strategies and techniques with an undeniable Christian worldview and grid. I love helping individual and couples see Jesus Christ speak into their lives and situations in ways they never thought He and the Scriptures could.
I have served at Bridgehaven since its launch in 2012 and have roughly 10,000 thousand hours of combined individual and couples counseling experience. I am an ordained pastor and prior to Bridgehaven, served on staff at the Summit Church of Raleigh-Durham as a pastor and counselor. I hold a Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling, and am currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Christian Counseling through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
When I’m not counseling I enjoy reading (non-fiction only please), physical fitness, everything mixed martial arts, table tennis, video games (PS5 snob), and climbing the classic men’s style sartorial ladder.

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?

Because I have historically loved Marvel and DC Comics, I’ve given this quite a bit of thought. I’d have two superpowers. The first is to be an expert martial artist at over 100 different arts like Batman, or Shang-Chi. I like my powers to be grounded and somewhat realistic (though 100 martial arts is not very realistic at all!) And the other would be to have a photographic memory. I would love to remember everything I read, for instance. Sure would make Bible memorization a lot easier!

Tony Higgins, MACE, MAMFIC, PhD, LMFT-A

Executive Director and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Associate

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My Training

  • PhD, Leadership and Christian Education
  • MA, Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling
  • MA, Christian Education
  • LMFTA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (12519A)
  • Prepare-Enrich Certified Facilitator
  • Member of: AAMFT, NCAMFT

Who I Like to See

  • Pre-married couples: assessing readiness for marriage; preparing for a biblical marriage
  • Married couples: communication; conflict resolution; intimacy
  • Families (with and without minors): Parenting; extended-family relationships; boundaries
  • Individual males: Anger; addictive behaviors; divorce recovery; spiritual growth

When I see clients

  • Tuesdays: 10 am-6:50 pm (Primarily Online with Limited, Periodic In-Office)
  • Wednesdays: 4 pm-6:50 pm (Online Only)
  • Thursdays: 10 am-6:50 pm (Primarily Online with Limited, Periodic In-Office)

5 pm & 6 pm slots are reserved for family or couples sessions only. I currently serve North Carolina residents only.

More about me

I provide comprehensive, clinically-informed, biblical counseling and therapy to individuals, couples, and families. My specific approach is to create a safe environment in which to help you explore how the combination of physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual factors may be related to your specific challenges. I’m incredibly passionate about helping couples learn to love one another like Jesus loves His bride, and to experience the intimacy that is intended to permeate a truly biblical marriage.

Before coming to Bridgehaven, I served more than 20 years as a pastor, a church planter, and as a university professor and administrator. When I’m not counseling, I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, and watching SEC football (Go Dawgs!).

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be and why?

Dad-jokes. My wife once said, “Tony, you’re like the King of dad-jokes! It’s like your superpower!” And if she said it, then Hey! I know it’s true! Corny humor? Like an Iowa farmer! Pointed, sharp puns? Like an acu-pun-cturist! Infectious wit? Give it a shot! Yep, I know, funny. You’re shaking your head and smiling now, aren’t you …see?

*Some of our counselors are licensed within the state of North Carolina. As such, they can only see clients who are located inside North Carolina at the time of session and during the entire session.