Are you looking for help during life’s challenging times?


Therapy Resource Group is here to help. We are highly trained and experienced with counseling for depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, self-harm, suicide, grief, addictions, and many other issues. Our team is warm and engaging and cannot wait to help you.

We offer in person services. We also offer telehealth*, which allows you to receive therapy from the safety and comfort of your own home.

In early 2018, the first draft of this organization took shape by giving a workshop on adolescent group therapy. Elements of the organization quickly grew to include more curriculum offerings, more workshops and speaking engagements, and the creation of an international online resource that features counseling and therapy tools. Community gaps in mental healthcare needs quickly surfaced, leading Nicki and her husband to form a non-profit to meet those needs and bridge the gaps.

*With teletherapy, we can now help children, teens, and adults throughout the entire states of South & North Carolina.


Therapy Resource Group
provides 3 points of access
to powerful counseling solutions:


Therapy Resource Group provides
creative three point access for
powerful counseling solutions:




This non-profit passionately works to provide clients with excellent care, and empowers other clinicians by providing tangible tools and resources.

Our practice is a unique environment. In addition to our state of the art counseling rooms, we have a playroom, art studio, and a recreational space which offers group sessions, yoga and expressive arts therapies. We offer workshops on topics from trauma recovery strategies to healthy spending and eating.

The Therapy Resource Group aspires to enhance and contribute to the community while offering the highest caliber of services. The agency recruits the most accomplished recent Masters level graduates and offers them complimentary supervision, ensuring that our clients receive the best and brightest services and training. We hope to meet you soon and welcome you to our growing community.





Empathy: Value everyone and treat all with dignity and compassion.
Excellence: We give our best and we’re always getting better.
Integrity: We act with uncompromising honesty and authenticity in all things.
Humility: We are respectful and accountable in our words and our actions.
Persistence: We work tirelessly to remove barriers to wholeness.
Illumination: We light the path within others to promote their own healing.

Nicki Gaskins

Nicki Gaskins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and holds a LCMHCA in North Carolina. With a Masters of Education degree in Counseling and Development and a Masters Certificate in School Counseling, she completed her graduate work at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. Nicki attended undergraduate school at Florida State University with a major in English and a minor in Art. She is a member of ACA, SCCA, NBCC, and is a speaker at the annual SCCA conference.

Prior to entering the field of counseling, Nicki excelled in the education and real estate industries in many capacities such as educating, corporate training, management and sales and marketing. In addition, she has spent years in the community pursuing different volunteer endeavors to impact the world for change. She has professional counseling experience working with children and adolescents in play therapy, in acute care facilities, being employed as a School Counselor, and has extensive group work experience with clients of all ages
and presenting problems, such as substance abuse, mental health disorders, and comorbidity.

Nicki takes an inspired approach to therapy, using art and creative interventions in her work, whenever appropriate. She is passionate about the family system and believes it is her calling to support the client as they process their own family system and the familial, generational impact going forward. She incorporates EMDR, Trauma focused, Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Dialectic Behavioral
Theory, play therapy, and art therapy into her practice. Of most importance is the therapist and client working relationship and Nicki celebrates the opportunity to work with her clients through empathy, respect, multicultural awareness, open mindedness, and goal achievement, considering community resources and supports as well.

Rachel Yount

Rachel Yount is contracted as the Clinical Supervision Consultant at Safe Alliance and Safe Passage-non-profit agencies in both North and South Carolina serving survivors of violence. Rachel also serves as Clinical Team Lead and Associate Therapist at Access Counseling and Neurotherapy in Pineville, NC. Rachel is specialized in trauma and perinatal mood issues.

Rachel is a fully licensed social worker in South Carolina, North Carolina and Missouri, with supervision certification in North and South Carolina. Rachel has a range of experience in both the social work and education fields as a social work supervisor, private practice therapist, college instructor, case manager, foster care licensing specialist, foster parent trainer, fundraising director, teacher and school social worker. Rachel is a member of the Winthrop Social Work Advisory Board and was, prior to moving to South Carolina, in charge of the Joplin Professional Social Work Group.

Rachel earned bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Education from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri and her Master’s of Social Work from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Rachel is bilingual and specialized in work with trauma survivors.
In her downtime, Rachel is actively involved at her church-Lifepointe Church, and also enjoys helping out in the community, traveling, trying out new foods and spending time with her husband, Steven, two children, Lukas and Brynn, and their newest addition to the family, a sweet chocolate Labrador named Coco Rae.

Ron Barnes

Ron Barnes is an Assistant Vice President for a financial institution. A native North Carolinian who now resides in South Carolina, Ron earned his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Ron and his wife, Kari, have four children and are passionate about service and making a difference in our community. Ron and Kari have experienced the healing that counseling can provide, especially following trauma, and are honored to play a small part in the mission of Therapy Resource Group.

Joey Funderburk

Joey Funderburk is a Licensed Master Social Worker in South Carolina. He received both his Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work from Winthrop University. Along with TRG Joey currently works at New Hope Treatment Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina as the Performance Improvement Supervisor.
Joey’s experience and focus has been working with adolescents with mood disorders, trauma related issues and sexually harmful behaviors, and issues faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals. Joey is experienced in Good Lives model for treatment to help people learn how they are meeting their needs and to learn to meet them in a healthy way. Along with Good Lives Joey is experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and trauma focused behavioral therapy. Joey takes an enthusiastic approach to therapy and empowering clients. Joey is passionate about helping client discover their own strengths and how to utilize those strength to overcome obstacles in their lives. When Joey is not working, he enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

DeNea Means

DeNea Means is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and a provisionally Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. She currently serves as the Domestic Violence Services Coordinator at Safe Passage, Inc., a non-profit that serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. DeNea received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University and her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Winthrop University. In her spare time, DeNea enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. DeNea truly believes in the mission and vision of Therapy Resource Group and is excited about being a part of the amazing TRG team!

Becca Cates

Becca Cates lives in Tega Cay, SC with her husband, Ryan, and three boys Ethan (12), Jordan (10), and Will (6). She taught 7th and 8th grade English in Clover for 8.5 years and coached the JV girls soccer team. She also worked as an eGroups Director and eKidz curriculum writer for Elevation Church. Becca has planned numerous outreach events and fundraisers for local charity groups and recently served on the board of Fostering the Family.

Charlene Horgan

Charlene Horgan earned her M.Ed. in Counseling and Development at Winthrop University. She has experience in both individual and group counseling settings and has previous experience as a middle school Special Education teacher. She is currently providing Clinical Support at TRG and and is excited to be a part of the growing team. She lives in Lake Wylie with her husband and two teenage sons.

Together they enjoy traveling, watching sports, movie nights, playing with their black lab, and finding the best pizza spots. On her own she enjoys reading, continued education in the mental health field, and creating workshops for women. She is also an active member of her community particularly in the schools and her church.

Maria Morris

Maria Morris has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Limestone University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Wesleyan University. She is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, and is a student member of the ACA.

Maria has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in various settings and has served in many roles within her community. While her studies have centered around cognitive based therapies, her passion for education and belief that knowledge is power help her to also incorporate a psychoeducational approach to counseling.

In her spare time, Maria can be found coaching, spectating a sporting event, participating in community outreach programs, or on a spur of the moment road trip with her husband and children.

Stephanie Moore

Stephanie Moore graduated from the State University of New York: College at Geneseo with her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in 2008.

Additionally, she earned her New York State Initial Teacher’s Certification with a concentration in Children with Speech and Language Disabilities (N-12). During her 14 years in the field of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Stephanie has performed diagnosis and treatment of a variety of speech and language disorders, including expressive and receptive language, articulation, phonological processing, aural rehabilitation, apraxia, pragmatic and social communication differences, oral-motor, voice, fluency, auditory processing, accent reduction, and feeding/swallowing. She has extensive experience working with early intervention (birth through aged 3) and preschool populations. Much of her professional career has focused on collaborating with families and intervention teams to provide whole-child centered services to children on the Autism spectrum, as well as children using Augmentative and Assistive Communication (both high and low-tech systems). She has served populations in a variety of settings, such as private practice; charter, public, and private school systems; telepractice; and clinic, home, and community-based therapy. Stephanie has served in multiple supervisory positions to SLP candidates and SLP-Assistants, which combines her love of her chosen field and education. Stephanie has been afforded the invaluable opportunity to work closely with a variety of professionals including occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavioral therapists, mental health professionals, orientation and mobility specialists, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, vision specialists, and feeding therapists. Throughout extensive experience and professional education received from these amazing interventionists, and countless co-treatment sessions, she is able to bring additional depth to her approach to assessment and treatment. She believes that development stems from building loving, trusting connections and engagement with her clients and their significant others. Stephanie is a staunch advocate for early intervention and is passionate about working with children and their families to develop a trust-based relationship to promote a child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success. Stephanie holds a Level 1 Certification in DIR/Floortime therapeutic approach, has completed Pyramid Model Training through PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support), and Trauma-Informed and Resiliency training programs. Currently, Stephanie is nationally certified and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed to practice in multiple states, including South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, and Massachusetts.

Maddie Dickert

Maddie Dickert is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in South Carolina. She received a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and an Education Specialist degree from Clemson University. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, she attended the University of South Carolina where she received a degree in Studio Art with a minor in Psychology. Maddie often encourages taking creative approaches to counseling
through art and play while also incorporating Cognitive Behavior Theory and Person Centered Theory. She has experience working with children, teens, and young adults with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, ADHD, trauma, and anger. When she is not working Maddie enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing with her dogs, watching movies, and exploring new restaurants since she is new to the area

Kina Wilkening

Kina Wilkening is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina and a Licensed Master Social Worker in South Carolina. She received her Master of Social Work degree at University of South Carolina. Kina attended undergraduate school at Texas Christian University with a major in Advertising/ Public Relations and a minor in Sociology.

Kina’s experience spans across various settings which has provided exposure and expertise to a variety of perspectives, situations, and challenges. She has worked in therapeutic settings and community nonprofits working with adolescents, adults, families, military service members and families, and group settings. As a former marketing professional, Kina also brings her experiences and training to help individuals navigate life transitions, career changes, and work-life balance. She believes in supporting individuals on their journey toward their own wellness goals through a holistic, non-judgmental, compassionate, and collaborative approach. Using methods specific to a client’s needs, which may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Theory, and Solution Focused Therapy, Kina helps clients explore their biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.

Kina enjoys spending time with her husband and three girls. Together they enjoy hiking, traveling,
watching movies, college football, and cooking.

Dr. LaShonda Linnen

Dr. LaShonda Linnen is a Licensed Social Worker with 17 years of experience in working with children and families. Dr. Linnen obtained her Bachelors of Social Work from Columbia College and Masters of Social Work from The University of SC, both in Columbia SC. She obtained her Doctoral degree in Social Work from Capella University.

Dr. Linnen has practiced in NC and SC, serving children and families in private practice, schools, churches, social services, group homes, and military installations. Dr. Linnen’s passion is supporting children and families through supportive social emotional services, group, and family services. Dr. Linnen better known to her family as LaShonda; she is a proud wife, mom, and bonus mom.

She lives for a warm beach day with her hubby and three kids or a road trip filled with laughter.

Alaina Chinn

Alaina Chinn is a Licensed Master Social Worker in South Carolina. She received her Master’s Degree at The University of South Carolina. In addition to being Clinical Director at TRG, Alaina currently works at New Hope Carolinas as a Mental Health Clinician for adolescent males. She also volunteers as a wellness guide/clinician through Project Koru, a non-profit adventure program for young cancer survivors. As a cancer survivor herself, this program is near to her heart.

Alaina is passionate about working with the trauma impacted population, and truly believes in her clients’ individual strengths in their healing process. Since graduating in 2015, she has worked in acute, long term, partial, and outpatient settings; working with children, adults, adolescents, families, groups, and individuals. Alaina also runs TRG’s unique “Mental Health Reset” program for adolescents (similar to an IOP).

When Alaina is not working, she is most likely spending time with her husband. They enjoy hiking, traveling, and camping. Alaina is an active leader in her local church, and enjoys joyriding in her Jeep Wrangler and working out on her Peloton and tread!

Counselor Openings

Therapy Resource Group believes in cultivating a work family where we can grow and better ourselves through diverse areas of expertise and experience. If you believe you are a good fit for our team, please share your CV and letter of interest via email to


Therapy Resource Group believes in cultivating a work family where we can grow and better ourselves through diverse areas of expertise and experience. Our internship program offers mutually beneficial opportunities for individuals looking to learn about nonprofits (undergraduate internship), human services (undergraduate internship) and counseling (graduate level internship). If you believe you are a good fit for our intern program, please share your resume, college intern programming information and a formal letter of intent via email to Nicki@therapyresourcegroup.org.

Volunteer Staff

Therapy Resource Group believes that volunteers play a critical role in helping with client needs and community outreach. Our volunteers are a big part of our family. Whether you are just checking us out or want to become a part of this incredible initiative, thank you for your interest. For more information about volunteering, click here.

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