At Christ Family Church

A place to go before, during and after the start
of issues that need extra guidance.

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with
many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22


3153 Reynolda Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(On the campus of Winston Salem Friend's Church)



The Counseling Center desires to be a place of comfort for all individuals seeking Christian counseling while attempting to navigate through difficult issues with the help of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Professional Counseling
These confidential sessions are provided at a rate in accordance with the Counselor's level of experience. To schedule an appointment with one of the counselors listed below you may call or directly email the counselor of your choice for fees and counselor schedule.



To schedule an appointment:

        Call (336) 661-8142



Jackie Vázquez, LPCA

I have worked in counseling in some capacity or another for ten years. I began as a lay counselor and trained with American Associates of Christian Counselors. During this time I led a lay counseling group at a Hispanic church, Iglesia Nueva Vida (New Life Church) off of South Main St here in Winston Salem, NC.

After realizing that the needs of the people exceeded my level of training I decided to get a formal education in counseling. I obtained my undergraduate degree in psychology at Winston Salem State University and my Master’s degree in professional counseling at Liberty University.

During my practicum and internship I gained experience working with depression, anxiety, and panic disorders, relationship conflict and miscommunication. I work with women, men, couples, teens, children and groups as well as family units. My orientation background is cognitive behavioral, meaning that a transformation of the mind, thought and emotional processing will have a transforming effect on life.

To download Jackie's Intake Form: CLICK HERE
NOTE: to save the form to your computer, right-click the link and select "Save Target As."




Karen I. Maldonado, MSPC, LPC

Licensed Minister

In 2013, I moved to North Carolina from Florida where I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor. I was invited to The Counseling Center in January of 2013 where I was the Director of Counseling for almost five years. Prior to this I worked at Hope Counseling Centers in Lakeland, Florida beginning in 2008. I do biblically-based, psychologically-informed counseling for couples, individuals, families and groups facing challenges in relationships and in life. I have counseled couples in the church since 1995 with my husband, Gonzalo (Zal) Maldonado, who is also a licensed Assemblies of God minister.

Karen has relocated but is keeping her license in North Carolina. She is available for tele-health video conferencing sessions. For more information about fees and availability email Karen directly at




Eric Hoyme, MA, LPC

Trauma Therapist (EMDR Certified)

Do events from your past get in the way of your daily life? Do you find that old emotions pop up in situations where they don’t belong? Does your body “overreact” when you should feel safe? My name is Eric Hoyme and I am a Trauma Therapist. In my practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a research-based treatment for trauma and PTSD, I have witnessed people get free of their past so that they can enjoy their lives in the present and not worry about the future. My specialty is helping people to unload the old baggage that gets in the way of everyday life. I consider the work I do to be a calling and treat it with reverence. I have been in practice for 9 years and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and Georgia. I look forward to working with you!

Eric Hoyme, MA, LPC has been in practice since 2006 and completed his training at Richmont Graduate University, where he studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the intersection between spiritual issues and psychotherapy. He has worked in crisis stabilization hospitals and residential substance abuse treatment centers.

To download Eric's Intake Form:  CLICK HERE
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Jan Elliott, NCC, LPCA

I have worked with children, teens, and families for the past sixteen years, first in an educational capacity and then in roles more closely associated with counseling and mentorship. I began studying counseling in the fall of 2011 as a full-time graduate student. Coursework has included family systems, marital conflict, crisis, career, human sexuality, and addictive behaviors counseling. My practicum has involved counseling domestic violence survivors, sexual assault victims, and individuals with dual diagnoses. My completed internship at The Counseling Center has included clients from all demographic backgrounds of the Winston-Salem area seeking counseling for a variety of concerns. Serving those in need and helping teens and families achieve their maximum potential in well-being is my focus.

To download Jan's Intake Form: CLICK HERE
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Evie Kendall, MAHS

Licensed Minister


I am a pastor and educator with over 20 years of experience. I co-authored Principles for Parenting, a nine-week parenting program and I am instrumental in developing many other marriage and family oriented programs. I hold a master’s degree in human services with a focus on group counseling from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. I have taught on the college level and desire to help students gain practical knowledge that will empower them to help the people they will serve.






3153 Reynolda Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(On the campus of Winston Salem Friend's Church)




(336) 661-8142






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