Meet Our Staff

Meet our Staff

Valarie McCants

(910) 630-7150

Valarie McCantsValarie McCants is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 31 years of clinical experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from North Carolina State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the counseling staff at Methodist University, she spent 12 years in private practice. Valarie’s father served 30 years in the military, so she has personal experience with and a heart for active duty military and veterans. She has worked in a variety of settings in Fayetteville and the surrounding region, including the community mental health center; as a consultant and provider for area nursing facilities; at a child/adolescent clinic specifically for military dependents; and as a consultant for veterans and military families facing the challenges of deployment and military life. She is also a Certified IMAGO Therapist, which means she has a passion for and specializes in working with people who are interested in strengthening their relationships, minimizing conflict and deepening their connection with one another.

To make an appointment, please call (910) 630-7150 or send an e-mail. Please write "appointment" in the subject line to be sure of immediate attention.

Elizabeth Warren

(910) 630-7150

Elizabeth Warren, Counselor/TherapistElizabeth Warren is a native of Fayetteville, NC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Meredith College and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Campbell University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Prior to joining the counseling staff in 2015, Elizabeth interned at the Center for Personal Development for a full year. She collaborates with faculty and staff to lead group discussions in classrooms and residence halls. Her areas of interest in clinical practice include life changes/adjustment issues, interpersonal/relationship concerns, shame resiliency, general stress, self-esteem growth, anxiety, depression, trauma, body image concerns, and disordered eating behavior.

To make an appointment, please call (910) 630-7150 or send an e-mail. Please write "appointment" in the subject line to be sure of immediate attention.

Cory McBride

Administrative Assistant
(910) 630-7150

Cory McBride, Administrative AssistantCory McBride is a Fayetteville native who joined our staff in 2015. He holds a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University. He serves as the first point of contact for visitors and callers to the Center for Personal Development.

For general inquiries about the Center's services, or to schedule an appointment with any of our counselors, please call (910) 630-7150 or send an e-mail.



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