About Us

Shirley B. Huffman, Ph.D., NCC, LPCS, DCC, ACS, & RN

  • PhD in Counseling and Educational Development from UNCG 1999
  • Master of Arts in Community and Agency Counseling, from Appalachian, 1989
  • BSN from Lenoir-Rhyne College, 1971; RN License # 047045, current
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS #1064. Issued in 1995, current
  • International Board of Christian Counselors, (Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor)
  • National Certified Counselor, 1990, certificate # 23560
  • Distance Certified Counselor, 2016
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor, 2006
  • Member – American Counseling Association
  • Member – American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Member – Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina
  • Member – National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Member – International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

I am a professional Christian counselor and have been with Cornerstone for more than 16 years. I am the Director of Clinical Services and the Institute, as well as a full-time counselor.  I have been a professional counselor for 24 years and an RN for more than 30 years.

It is a privilege to integrate a Christian worldview with empirically sound counseling practices. I see adults and adolescents, individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Trauma (EMDR), Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, Marriage and Family and a spectrum of developmental issues across the lifespan. I integrate many different counseling theories and practices based on the need/s of the client/s. I approach clients holistically, believing that we are made in God’s image, and that we consist of body, soul and spirit. I appreciate a cognitive/behavioral approach that recognizes that how we think is critical to how we feel and behave and that emotions are an important component of cognitions. I believe that God desires to be intimately involved with His children and is a very present source for good change in our lives.

I enjoy being a wife, a mother of three grown daughters and three sons-in- law, and grandmother of six more than wonderful grandchildren. My husband and I are members of Corinth Reformed Church. I believe life is about relationships with God and others and so enjoy time spent with family and friends in work, play, and ministry.