Franklin County Counseling Center

Counseling Services Close to Home

Providing counseling services to individuals in the greater Franklin County, VA area


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ANNOUNCING our discount sessions program!

Please see the flyer to the left regarding our newest program. This will be with our newly hired resident counselor, Emily Miller. She is currently working with Danville City Schools and received her Masters in Counseling from Liberty University. Emily is excited to begin working with those in need in the greater Franklin County area!


Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Approach

We have expertise in several areas utilizing a combination of Person-Centered Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Anxiety, Depression, & Mood Disorders

Learning how to cope

Depression and anxiety usually occur together and can make us feel hopeless. While we cannot control the obstacles life may throw at us, we can control how we respond and how we let it affect our lives. You can take control of your life by implementing techniques learned in counseling sessions.

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Counseling Group

Relationship Issues/Family Conflict

How to have healthy relationships

Social relationships are of vital importance to our mental health but they can also bring about stress and difficulty. Whether it's a friend, family member, or romantic partner, navigating relationships healthily is essential for increased quality of life.


Working with an ally

The stigma surrounding LGBTQIA issues often increases the need for support. We often work with individuals who are part of the LGBTQIA community. While you may be seeking counseling for something completely unrelated to these matters, it is important that you feel you can truly be yourself and feel accepted during counseling sessions.

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My Story

Shea Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor

Franklin County, Virginia has always been a place near and dear to my heart. When I began my journey to become a counselor 10 years ago, I never envisioned being able to own a private practice or that I'd be able to venture back home to do so. I value my upbringing in Franklin County, Virginia and consider it a privilege and honor to assist individuals from my home town who need support or help. 

My name is Shea and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of experience in various positions in the mental health field. I graduated from Ferrum College in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and obtained my Masters degree from Walden University in 2015. I have always been passionate about counseling and helping others, and I find joy in being able to assist individuals in their time of need. My goal is to provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space for anyone who may be struggling. 


Sarah Liston

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Hi, I’m Sarah. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor with approximately 8 years of community mental health experience. I graduated from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in 2012 with my Bachelors degree in Psychology and obtained my Masters degree from Radford University in 2014. I’m certified by the Virginia Board of Counseling to supervise Residents in Counseling and provide individual and/or group supervision.

I’m a nationally certified therapist in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have an extensive history working with children (ages 4-17) who have witnessed and/or experienced trauma by helping to decrease symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress. I’m also trained in perinatal mental health in order to better help clients navigate their unique paths throughout pregnancy and postpartum – I specifically focus on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (postpartum depression), grief and loss, as well as difficulties adjusting to parenthood.

Ever since I was a child, I always knew that I wanted to help others. Whether that be by providing support or helping to facilitate change, I want you to know that I am here for you. Together we can reach your goals.

I’m currently accepting new clients in-person or via telehealth. I take several insurance plans and also offer options for sliding scale payments.


Emily Miller, BA, MA, LPC-E

Resident Counselor

Everyone always asks you when you are little, "So what do you want to be when you grow up?", and I've always known that answer - to be a counselor.  I've had this passion and abundance of joy in helping people. 
I graduated from Roanoke College in 2017 with my Bachelors in Psychology.  I continued my education at Liberty University and graduated from there in January of 2022 with a Master's in Professional Mental Health Counseling. I am now in my residency with the Virginia Board of Counseling and would love to work with you! I am currently offering discounted rates for those without insurance, or those with an insurance we do not accept.


Allyson Nichols

Practice Manager

I've been working in the mental health field for over 10 years and have been in office management for the last 18 years.  Helping others is a true passion of mine and something I've always dreamed of doing since I was a little girl.  

In my personal life, I love spending time with my family, vacationing at the beach and doing any and all creative things!  I love art and enjoy drawing.  

If you're looking to get services started or a current client of ours in need of help with scheduling appointments, billing questions or anything of that nature, please contact me at and I'll be more than happy to help!

Get in Touch

Contact Us

Thinking about counseling but nervous of what to expect or where to even start? Contact us for a free phone consultation before scheduling!

180 AMT Tech Drive
Suite A4
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

PHONE: 540-855-7186

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