601-B Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg, NC 28352  (910) 276 7011

Scotland Health Care System Affiliate | United Way | The Presbytery of Coastal Carolina

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Welcome to Scotland Family Counseling Center

Today you are one step closer to making changes in your life that will lead to new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.

Through our belief in the mind-body-spirit connection, our goal is to assist you in therapy to discover your true self leading to a life worth living in joy. While no one can change difficult situations or experiences of the past, working with a therapist can assist you to better understand and resolve the challenges in your life. By applying proven therapy approaches and techniques, you will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you desire to make changes in your life, wanting extra support, looking for guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, Scotland Family Counseling Center looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals. Please contact us by phone or email for an appointment today.

Scotland Family Counseling Center is an Affiliate Organization of Scotland Health Care System, a Validated Ministry of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina and a United Way Agency.


Mary Neil Thompson, MA, LPCS, NCC, Executive Director
Mary Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has over 15 years of professional experience counseling with adults, children and adolescents addressing a variety of life concerns including depression, anxiety, bereavement issues, parenting/child behavior and difficulties resulting from adjustment to changes in life. Prior to her work as a professional counselor, Ms. Thompson had a diversity of work experience including the fields of education, local government and agriculture. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Ms. Thompson was a resident of the Scotland County area for 32 years and now resides in nearby Moore County. She is married with 2 adult children and several grandchildren. She holds the following degrees: Master of Arts in Service Agency Counseling 2001, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education 1980, Appalachian State University.
Tamara Davison, M.Ed.,LPC, NCC, Clinical Director
Tamara Davison is a nationally certified, licensed professional counselor. Her 22-year career has varied as she has served as a mental health counselor and a school counselor as well as a student services administrator. Tamara has counseled clients of all ages (children and adults) with various concerns including depression, anxiety, behavior problems, ADHD, mood disorders, family concerns and adjustment issues. Born and raised in Laurinburg, NC, Tamara has also lived in Chapel Hill, Greensboro and Ohio. She is married and has two sons. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Laurinburg, NC. Tamara received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1986, and her Master of Education in Counseling from UNC-Greensboro in 1991.
Rocky Locklear, LPC, NCC
Rocky Alexander Locklear is a nationally certified, licensed professional counselor. His career path has varied; he served as a fourth grade math and science teacher for the Public Schools of Robeson County. While attending graduate school he worked with academic support center to aids the students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He was born, raised, and resides in Maxton, NC. He attends Cherokee Chapel Holiness Methodist Church where he teaches Sunday school to his peers every 4th Sunday, and youth every Wednesday night. Rocky received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) in 2008. He returned to UNCP and in 2016 he completed his Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Charles Wentz, MA, LPCS, NCC, Chaplain and Counselor
Charles Wentz, Jr. is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is the Executive Director of Scotland Family Counseling Center. He counsels individuals, couples, children and adolescents treating for depression, anxiety, and most problems related to personal, marital, and family life. He is commissioned to the counseling center by the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina (PCUSA) as a ruling elder. He has 15 years of experience working with church youth on a local, state and national basis and 35 years of leadership experience in business and private entrepreneurship.
Amy Dial, MA Ed., LPC, NCC
Amy Dial is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Before joining Scotland Family Counseling Center, she worked with military families in Cumberland County. Prior to that she worked on a horse farm using experiential therapy with victims of traumatic experiences. Ms. Dial enjoys spending time reading, traveling and being with her family. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from NC State University, a Bible Studies certificate from Emmaus Bible College and a Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of North Carolina - Pembroke.
Dawn Brooks, Office Manager
Dawn Brooks is the Office Manager of Scotland Family Counseling Center. She is responsible for managing administrative matters such as billing, scheduling, credentialing, accounting, payroll, and other activities important to the daily functioning of the Center. She has an Associate Degree in Human Services along with 5 years of experience working in Medical Administration and the mental health field. She is a devoted mother and wife and enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Deborah Hayes, Administrative Assistant
Deborah Hayes, a native of Laurinburg, joined the staff of the Scotland Family Counseling Center as part-time Administrative Assistantin August of 2015 following 32 years of service with the Scotland County School System. She is a graduate of Scotland County High School and Richmond Community College. Deborah has two children and three grandchildren and is an active member of First Baptist Church of Laurinburg.
In Memory of Cheryl Wood, February 19, 1961–December 18, 2012
Cheryl earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and her Master's Degree in Counseling. Besides her family, her great passion was mental health counseling. Cheryl was a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She was a talented and caring counselor for several years and was instrumental in the formation and growth of Scotland Family Counseling Center.