Rick McKoy is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate with a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Rick has developed counseling skills in the areas of life adjustments, communication skills, conflict resolution, relational skills, depression, anxiety, and vocational assessment/decision-making. The areas he is most passionate about are marriage, pre-marital, family and career counseling.

Rick’s academic training and experience has been based on “integrated” theoretical practices and approach, drawing from the best practices of counseling theories as well as from a Biblical worldview. Cognitive-behavioral, emotionally-focused, solution-focused and client-centered therapy and techniques are the theories he has had the most training and experience in. In addition, Rick has over 25 years in lay ministry teaching, training, coaching and mentoring couples and men.

Rick is very committed and involved in the church and in ministry serving as an elder, marriage ministry leader, church planter and Christian teacher. In addition to his counseling training and experience, Rick has had a professional business career of 37 years in sales and human resource management with a major consumer foods company.
He and his wife of over 39 years spend much of their time mentoring engaged and married couples, being actively involved in the lives of their 6 grandchildren, and being actively engaged in their own personal brand of therapy – getting outdoors to camp, hike, bike, and go boating.

Rick is a Certified SYMBIS and SYMBIS+ (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) Premarital and Marital Assessment Facilitator. Contact Perkins CPS for more details on taking the SYMBIS Assessment.