Charles Wentz, MA, LPC Executive Director and Counselor
Charles Wentz, Jr. is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is the Executive Director of Scotland Family Counseling Center. He counsels individuals, couples, children 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 42 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.
Mary Neil Thompson, MA, LPC, NCC
Mary Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has 13 years of professional experience counseling 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, Ms. Thompson had a diversity of work experience including the fields of education, local government and agriculture. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Ms. Thompson has been a resident of the Scotland County area for 32 years. She is married with 2 adult children and one grandchild and 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.
Tamara Davison, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Tamara Davison is a nationally certified, licensed professional counselor. Her 22-year career has varied as she has served as a mental health counselor and a school counselor as well as a student services administrator. Tamara has counseled clients of all ages (children and adults) with various concerns including depression, anxiety, behavior problems, ADHD, mood disorders, family concerns and adjustment issues. Born and raised in Laurinburg, NC, Tamara has also lived in Chapel Hill, Greensboro and Ohio. She is married and has two sons. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Laurinburg, NC. Tamara received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1986, and her Master of Education in Counseling from UNC-Greensboro in 1991.
Rocky Locklear, LPC, NCC
Rocky Alexander Locklear is a nationally certified, licensed professional counselor. His career path has varied; he served as a fourth grade math and science teacher for the Public Schools of Robeson County. While attending graduate school he worked with academic support center to aids the students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He was born, raised, and resides in Maxton, NC. He attends Cherokee Chapel Holiness Methodist Church where he teaches Sunday school to his peers every 4th Sunday, and youth every Wednesday night. Rocky received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) in 2008. He returned to UNCP and in 2016 he completed his Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Miranda Karkutt, Office Manager
Miranda Karkutt is the Office Manager of Scotland Family Counseling Center. She is responsible for managing administrative matters such as billing, scheduling, credentialing, accounting, and other activities important to the daily functionality of the Center. She has 6 years of experience working in Medical Administration, as well as 4 years of working in Medicaid and Disability. Miranda is very dedicated to her family and is active in the community.
In Memory of Cheryl Wood, February 19, 1961–December 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.