Dr. Christa Brown Phipps, LCMHC-S, RPT-S, NCC

Preferred Name: Christa

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Education & Experience

I have been a counselor since 1997 and work primarily with adolescents and children as young as age 2.5. I work with a variety of issues, but the focus of my work is trauma. In May of 2023, I plan to open my own practice, called Tabonuco Counseling and Consulting PLLC. I have worked at Hickory Grove Counseling Center since 2005 as a professional counselor and became the Clinical Supervisor in 2012. I have also worked in inpatient settings, group homes, Intensive In-Home counseling, and other outpatient facilities. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, is certified in EMDR, and is currently working towards becoming an EMDR Consultant. I received my Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and has taught Play Therapy classes as an adjunct professor at UNCC. I also have published several articles in the International Journal of Play Therapy.

Specialty Area

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)


  • English