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: We value everyone and treat all with dignity and professionalism.
Illumination: We shine our lights by being kind hearted, courteous and neighborly to everyone.
Excellence: We maintain great isn’t good enough.
Integrity: We act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in all things.
Humility: We are respectful and accountable with our words, actions, and results.
Persistence: We value open mindedness, fairness, & creativity.
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 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 is an Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond with responsibility for the Statistics and Reserve Accounts department. 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. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 1995 and has worked in information technology, cost accounting, payments system risk, and customer accounting in addition to his current areas of responsibility. 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.
Jasmine Byrd received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Bowie State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in South Carolina. Jasmine’s experience includes working with clients of all ages to overcome behavioral and emotional issues, including young children, adolescents, adults and families. Jasmine’s motto is “I’m here to help you become the best version of yourself.”
Jasmine is well versed in several counseling techniques and has a compassionate and approachable demeanor. Jasmine has extensive knowledge about developing client-centered treatment plans, focused on specific objectives with specified goals. Jasmine’s background also includes providing life skills and support services to mentally and or behaviorally challenged adolescents and adults, while organizing and leading caseloads to ensure achievement of client objectives.
Jasmine currently serves as a case manager for Equus Workforce Solutions working with participants ages 24 and up excel to the next level in their career or support them in changing careers. In her down time, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, cooking and practicing self-care.
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 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.
Kentucky Tennessee Society of Adlerian Psychology. Sarah has presented at professional conferences and universities on topics such as The Family Systems of Substance Abuse, Attunement in the Counseling Relationship, and Communication and Conflict Management. Sarah has received various awards for advocacy, leadership, and excellence in academia.
In addition to a formal education, Sarah has traveled the world. Having visited more than 12 countries including Ghana, South Africa, India, Vietnam, China, and Japan, Sarah has received international training in Social and Cultural Diversity. These experiences have helped Sarah to become familiar and appreciative of various cultures and ways of life.
Sarah began providing Therapeutic Mentoring services for at-risk youth and their families in 2012 and has been passionate about the world of mental health ever since. Sarah utilizes a holistic approach in counseling, sensitive to the unique differences of each client. Sarah enjoys teaching individuals how to regulate their nervous system through mindfulness-based techniques, thus reducing symptoms of anxiety while empowering clients to regain a sense of authority over their experiences. Sarah believes that healing happens when we are able to feel connected to ourselves and with others in meaningful ways. Sarah incorporates a trauma-informed approach to every counseling session, helping clients to work toward a healing that they are able to apply to every area of their lives.
Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband Jonathan and their 3 daughters in Rock Hill, SC. Sarah and her family enjoy movie nights, weekend hikes and bike rides, and spontaneous living room dance parties. Sarah is learning how to garden and has been known to occasionally grow something that could pass as edible. Sarah enjoys practicing yoga and will be beginning a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2022.
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.
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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