Meet Our Team


Victoria Butler, M.Ed., LCMHC

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I earned my Master's degree in School Counseling from Campbell University in 2012 and a Bachelor's degree in English with honors from Mount Olive University in 2008.  I began my career as a teacher, which is when I realized my love for counseling.  During breaks, my students would talk with me about their lives and stressors.  I decided that I would continue my education, so I obtained my graduate degree in school counseling.  Upon completion, I worked in elementary and high school settings as a school counselor and 504 Coordinator.  In 2016, I transitioned from the school setting to private practice, which provided me the opportunity to serve individuals with diverse mental health needs.  I am ever thankful for the wonderful clients, mentors, and colleagues who have supported my career growth so far. 

Now, my husband and I are pursing yet another dream, Heritage Counseling and Wellness, PLLC.  Through our own practice, we hope to provide quality counseling services and classes that will help to promote the growth of individuals, families, and our community. 

Population Served: 

Children ages 2 and up, Adolescents, Families/Parents, and Adults

I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Expressive Arts Therapy and Yoga Facilitation

  • Techniques from the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

  • Psychoeducation on Neuroscience and the effects of trauma and stress

  • Faith-Based Counseling

  • Play Therapy Techniques

  • Child/Parent Therapy

I am currently participating in supervision for Registered Play Therapy (RPT). I use the following techniques for treatment of children and parents:   Child-centered play therapy, Theraplay techniques, Circle of Security Parenting techniques, sand tray techniques, and expressive arts therapy. 

I have experience working with the following mental health concerns:  anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, post-partum depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, OCD, grief and loss, life adjustments, parenting issues, ADHD, stress management, and anger management.

I offer Christian counseling upon client request, and I am also available to speak about mental health issues for community events. 


Monica McLamb, M.Ed., LCMHCA, NCC, BSN, RN

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina State University in 2018 and hold a National Counselor Certification. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from East Carolina University in 2014 after completing an Associated degree in Nursing from Johnston Community College in 2004. I began my career as a registered nurse. My nursing background includes working with patients in cardiac care, hospice, outpatient wound therapy and home care. My nursing career also included being a nurse educator for eight years. I developed an interest and love for counseling over those years working with patients as a nurse. In my nursing role, there were times when patients and families shared life struggles and stresses; I found it rewarding to help people navigate through those struggles. I provide a safe and welcoming space where clients can feel comfortable as we work together on meeting goals.          

Population Served: 

Adults, Families, and Couples

I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

  • Faith-Based Counseling

  • Career Counseling

  • Art Therapy

  • Coaching

  • Compassion Focused

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered

  • Trauma Focused

  • Psychoeducation and neuroscience related to trauma

I have experience working with the following mental health concerns: anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, post-partum depression, grief and loss, chronic illness, life adjustments, coping skills, parenting issues, women’s issues, stress management, spirituality, self -esteem, infertility/pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, peer relationships, parenting, relationship issues and life coaching and transitions.  Christian counseling offered upon client request.  


Richard Beacham, M.S., MDiv, LCMHC

Richard Beacham has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families in turmoil.  Richard uses a wholistic approach to counseling by working with the mind, heart, soul, and spirit of the person. We want to do our best to integrate the entire person into counseling. Richard also wants you to feel that counseling is a safe place to share your concerns and worries without feeling judged.

He has experience working with individuals, couples, parents of adopted children, and is experienced as well in working with military personnel.  He is licensed in North Carolina.



Licensed Professional Counselor - NC #9557 Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling,  Loyola College.  Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Ordained Pastor, Licensed Minister


Population Served: 

Areas of treatment specialization include working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, substance abuse, sex addiction, and pornography addiction.


Melissa Penley, M.A., Administrative Assistant and Intern

I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Pentecostal Theological Seminary and I am completing my internship hours at Heritage Counseling and Wellness, PLLC as an administrative assistant and intern student for Victoria Butler. I earned a Master’s Degree in Human Service Counseling with Crisis Response and Trauma Concentration from Liberty University in 2019 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry Leadership with Counseling Emphasis from Lee University in 2015. I am pursuing training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis and Trauma Therapies, Expressive Arts Therapy, as well as Play Therapy Techniques. Prior to transitioning to professional counseling, I have served in ministry for over 20 years, working with children, youth, and families. I am grateful to serve at Heritage Counseling and Wellness, PLLC. 


Sabra Nelson, Administrative Assistant

I am a retired public school teacher of 30 years. I graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science in Intermediate Education. I am a wife and mother. My loves are Jesus Christ, family, friends and neighbors. I enjoy cutting grass, reading, writing, computers, and working in and around my home. The mental, emotional and spiritual struggles of others is heavy on my heart. I am excited to join Heritage Counseling and Wellness in their quest to provide counseling and encouragement.


Brandon Butler, B.S.


I earned a Bachelors degree in Operations / Supply Chain Management and Minor in Accounting from N.C. State University in 2008.  Since then, I have worked in business settings ranging from management positions in the automotive industry to leading best of breed supply chain software implementations for Fortune 100 companies.  


As a teenager, working in a small local business, I developed a heart for the community.  Since then, I have dreamed of owning a small business which makes a positive impact on the community.  In an effort to realize our common goals, my wife and I founded Heritage Counseling and Wellness, PLLC in 2020.

Employment opportunities at Heritage Counseling and Wellness are available for licensed mental health professionals. 

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