Brenton Queen

Brenton Queen

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 1107
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist - 1747
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 14155
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832 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
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I am a stand for people living powerfully and exceeding what they have previously thought was possible in their lives. My approach to therapy involves exploring what is not working in people's lives or relationships, orienting them to what treatment will look like, developing goals for our work together, and constructing a commitment to the life they want for themselves or others. I have come to understand that peoples lives are often strained by the systems they are part of which involve patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that ultimately keep the systems alive. My job as a therapist is to create a positive and meaningful relationship with my clients, to highlight the patterns in their world which keep them stuck, and to offer new ways to experience the world which may open space for living powerfully.

Email or Call Brenton Queen at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14155

More Info About My Practice

Marriage and Family Therapy Services is committed to outcome based treatment, and we have a system in place to track our clients' progress over time, as well as gather feedback about how they are experiencing therapy. We understand that the decision to begin therapy is a serious one, and we want to ensure that our clients are getting what they need from us as well as experiencing the maximum benefits of therapy. This tracking system is also a tool which allows us to see our effectiveness in comparison to other similar providers.
We accept Primary Physicians Care insurance at this time, and we are considered out of network with most other insurance companies. Having had extensive experience with insurance companies in the past, we encourage our clients to advocate for themselves in receiving the maximum amount possible in reimbursement from their insurance provider. Our office manager will gladly provide consultation to you around how best to work with your insurance company.
If you are on the fence about whether or not therapy may be right for you, please contact me to discuss a free consultation.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being a therapist as it gives me the opportunity to contribute to the lives of others in a powerful way. Being a therapist makes me be accountable to my clients, my family, and my community; in being accountable to others I find that I have a consistent focus on having integrity, and this leads to a thriving existence. In being a therapist I have endless opportunities to learn and grow as each person coming in my door has a struggle which is unique to them yet common to everyone; these unique situations create space for all parties involved in therapy to gain new insight into how their world works. As a therapist I have a chance to be a stand for the greatness of others, and I have experienced nothing more exciting and life expanding than being present to someone's step into an extraordinary life. At the end of my day my jobs creates more energy, more peace, and more creativity. For me everyday gets to be Friday if I am willing to create that for myself and others. The people who come into the therapy room with me are inspiring, and I find that I always seem to have a caseload full of individuals who keep me on my toes, challenge me, and remind me of how precious life is. Even for the people experiencing extreme amounts of despair give me the chance to run into the truth that in misery we find willingness to make decisions that can create a whole new world for ourselves.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Almost every client coming in asks the above question, and I am always excited when they do. I have found that there is not a definite period of time in which someone can expect to be in the therapy process as people have unique issues and varying degrees of motivation (and resources). As a therapist I am determined to work myself out of a job with each and every client coming in my door, as the success of my client's in reaching their goals is my success as well. Most of the struggles that bring people into therapy have developed over time, and the therapy process can take weeks or months to help get clients to the place they want to be in life. In my practice I am very concerned about the effectiveness of therapy and the outcomes of each of my clients; in using a progress tracking system my clients and I get the opportunity to visualize session after session the progress that they make. There is research that suggests that people get the most significant benefits of therapy between sessions 1 and 9, and that people can continue to make gains for as long as they attend treatment. The tracking system we use is reviewed at each session, and we print out a graph usually before the 9th session for clients to see the progress they have made. If my clients are not making the progress that we want, we make decisions together to adjust our strategies or to seek assistance from another source. I have an ethical obligation to only see clients for as long as they are benefiting

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Couples with intimacy issues, couples in process of separation/divorce, families struggling with conflict related to parenting or teen issues, individuals/families with addiction, codependency, Adult Children of Addicts, individuals dealing with anxiety symptoms, multicultural relationships, and individuals/couples/families of Latino heritage.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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