Scotland Family Counseling Center has five licensed clinical mental health counselors, including our founder, Charles Wentz. While all of our counselors have an abundance of experience treating clients with many varieties of mental health issues, we have a therapist with additional certification in substance abuse and two therapists who are working towards additional certification in play therapy. Combined, the therapists at SFCC have more than 55 years of experience as licensed clinical mental health counselors.
Mary Neil Thompson - Therapist
MA, LCMHCS, NCC, Assistant Executive Leader and Clinical Director
Mary Neil Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been working in the counseling field since graduation in 2001. She works 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, she had a diversity of work experience including the fields of education, local government and agriculture. Originally from Raleigh, NC, she was a resident of the Scotland County area for 32 years and now resides in nearby Moore County. She is married with two 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.
Paige Bailey - Therapist
MA Ed., LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Paige Bailey is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Previously, Paige was an elementary school teacher for 28 years. She retired from teaching in June of 2020 and began her career as a counselor in July of 2021 at a community mental health service agency before joining Scotland Family Counseling Center in December of 2021. She enjoys spending time with her two grown sons, traveling, reading, and being with friends and family. Besides receiving her Master of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Paige also earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education and in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Charles Wentz, Jr. - Therapist and Chaplain
MA, LCMHCS, NCC, Chaplain and Counselor
Charles Wentz, Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. He counsels individuals, couples, 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. He has been a resident of Laurinburg, NC since 1963, has been married for 51 years to Susan and has two married children and five grandchildren. Mr. Wentz holds the following degrees: Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, 2004, University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1970, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a licensed counselor in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Amy Dial - Therapist
MA Ed., LCMHC, NCC
Amy Dial is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 at Pembroke. Amy is a licensed counselor in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Rocky Locklear - Therapist
MA Ed., LCMHC, NCC
Rocky Alexander Locklear is a nationally certified, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He was born, raised, and resides in Maxton, NC. Rocky received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2008. He returned to UNC-P and in 2016 he completed his Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. His career path has varied, first serving as a fourth grade math and science teacher for the Public Schools of Robeson County. While attending graduate school he worked with the academic support center to aid the students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He attends Vertical Church in Pembroke, NC.
He loves to serve his community through local missions, Stop the Pain and Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity. He loves to serve others, tend to his animals, landscape and garden, write poems, eat new foods, travel, and just be present with others no matter the culture. He understands that people are uniquely different but enjoys finding the commonalities that make us all human.
Donna Kelty joined Scotland Family Counseling Center in April of 2023. She helps out in the office a couple of days a week. Donna has a background in administration and fiscal management, working at both the county and state levels in both the medical and government sectors. Donna is new to the Laurinburg area, relocating here to be close to her children and grandchildren.
Tammie joined the staff at Scotland Family counseling center in August of 2023 as a receptionist/ office assistant. Tammie worked for 35 years as an Optician in Scotland County and for the last 7 years as youth director at New Hope Baptist Church.
Tammie and her husband Whit have 4 sons, 4 great daughter in-laws and 8 grandchildren. Tammie enjoys spending time at the beach, reading, watching children grow and sharing her faith with others.
Kenzie Miller joined Scotland Family Counseling Center in 2022 as Executive Leader. Her responsibilities include recognizing and resolving needs within the office as well as identifying ways in which the center can better serve Scotland and surrounding counties. Ms. Miller is a native of Winston-Salem with lifelong roots in Scotland County, and holds a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. She and her husband, Will, have two married sons and four grandsons.
In Memory of Cheryl Wood
Feb. 19, 1961–Dec. 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.