Welcome to

Montgomery Counseling Group

“Every person’s map of the world is as unique as their thumbprint. There are no two people alike. No two people understand the same sentence the same way… So in dealing with people, you try not to fit them to your concept of what they should be.”

The quote above sets the stage for our approach to what works best in counseling and psychotherapy. John Burns, LCSW, first studied Milton Erickson’s work in graduate school and strives to approach each person as completely unique. There is no “cookie-cutter” approach that respects the unique journey of the individual.

Our Mission

The mission of Montgomery Counseling Group is to offer you truly individualized services.

We utilize research-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Clinical Hypnosis in a peaceful, caring atmosphere to help with depression, grief, parental concerns, trauma, and more.

If any of the following describe how you are feeling or have concerns regarding, then we encourage you to consider our services:

  • The loss of a role.
  • The loss of a person.
  • The loss of a place.
  • The loss of your sense of where you fit in the world
Feelings of sadness are common, even if they’re not brought on by any specific event. But please know that many individuals have felt the same way.
The first step is often the hardest. Please call 980-949-8990 for a free consultation to see if we can help or if we can refer you to someone who can. If you prefer, you can schedule a confidential, in-person interview using the link below.
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Together We Can Tackle What’s Holding You Back! It Gets Better!

Counseling may be of help to you if you...

Everyone is on his / her own journey in life, and will experience life in their own unique way. What you are experiencing on your personal journey may seem different than what other people are experiencing, but it matters! Our counselors at Montgomery Counseling Group are here to listen, to learn, and to help.

Montgomery Counseling Group Services

If you’re interested in counseling, learning more about us or how we can help, please contact us today for a free consultation. Connect with John on LinkedIn for news on the Montgomery Counseling Group and news articles that align with our practices. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Our Services

Other services offered by our dedicated therapists include:


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The mission of TMG is to offer you truly individualized service. We use research-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Clinical Hypnosis in the context of the issues that you bring to therapy.

About Our Team

Meet Our Staff

30+ years of direct counseling and psychotherapy experience working with individuals, couples and families

John Burns, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Montgomery Counseling Group in Charlotte NC

Meet John Burns

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Meet Marketa Winfield

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHCA)

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Meet Michelle Wilcox

LPC-A Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA)

Meet Taylor Banner

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A)

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Meet Diego

Psychiatric Facility Dog

About Us

New Patient Information

New Client

If you are a new client, please feel free to visit our secure web portal where you can set up your account and schedule your first appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

View commonly asked questions related to therapy with us, and psychotherapy in general. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success.

Rates & Insurance

Do you have health insurance? Check here to see if your counseling in Charlotte NC would be covered under your insurance provider for our services. If you have questions, please reach out.

"Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going."
Noam Shpancer