Mark Larson, D.Min.
Dilworth United Methodist Church
605 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Dilworth United Methodist Church is on East Boulevard directly across from the Greek Orthodox Temple. The counseling office is located on the ground floor of the main building of the church campus.
Park in the wide parking lane on East Boulevard in front of the main sanctuary steps of Dilworth UMC. From the base of these steps follow the sidewalk to the right, into the courtyard toward the Prayer Chapel. To the right of the Prayer Chapel door, down a short set of steps and to the left is the private entrance you can use to find my office inside. On the right side of that entrance is a button with a speaker. Press the button and say "Your ___o'clock appointment is here." To keep confidentiality please do not say your name into the speaker. I will talk to you through the speaker and unlock the door so you can enter. Go ahead, through two doors to enter the building.
Once inside turn left, walking down the hallway until you enter a room with a hardwood floor and comfortable chairs. This is the "Gathering Room." Please have a seat here and wait for me to be free. If this room happens to be in use, have a seat in the room directly ahead, the "Westmoreland Room." If you need to complete any paperwork, help yourself to copies of our forms near you. If you become concerned that I may not come out to get you, feel free to knock on my door, beside the white noise sound machine.Close
University City United Methodist Church
3835 West W. T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28269
University City UMC
From I-77 (Exit 18) take Harris Blvd. and go 2.5 miles toward I-85. Turn right onto Sugar Creek Rd. Go south on Sugar Creek Rd. 1/10 of a mile and turn left on Brookestone Dr. (which runs behind the church). Go 50 yards and turn left into the first entrance of the church parking lot and go straight up the hill until you see the tall Bell Tower and the Sanctuary on the right side. Park in front of the Chapel building, to the left of the main sanctuary. Enter the set of double doors directly to the right of the "Chapel" sign. Once inside have a seat in the chairs in front of you or inside the Chapel, through the doors to your left. My counseling office shares space with the Prayer Room. I will come out to meet you when I am ready. If you become concerned that I have not come to get you, you can knock on my office door
From I-85, take Harris Blvd. Exit 45B and go approximately 3 miles and turn left onto Sugar Creek and follow above directions. The Church will be on your left at the intersection of Harris Blvd. and Sugar Creek Rd.Close
Dr. Larson is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS), a Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a Certified Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner in the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques. He is also an ordained Elder of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Dr. Larson holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA, and Introductory & Advanced Clinical Training, Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center, Charlotte, NC in conjunction with Columbia Theological Seminary. He also holds a Master of Divinity, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC; and a Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Larson has been with Sanctuary Counseling Group since 1994.
Dr. Larson provides therapy for individuals in the areas of grief, depression, phobias, chronic pain management, anger management, attention deficit and hyperactivity issues and anxiety. He works with persons in physical, emotional and sexual trauma recovery, 12 step recovery from addictions, as well as life transitions, identity, spirituality and faith issues. Additionally he works with couples in premarital and marital counseling; especially those couples recovering from infidelity and addiction. He works with adolescents and families in relationship conflicts and parenting issues. Additionally he is a certified Practitioner in "Emotional Freedom Techniques," an optional treatment within cognitive behavioral therapy. EFT has been shown to be rapidly effective in stress reduction, attention deficit symptoms, chronic pain, trauma recovery, phobias and addictive cravings.
Dr. Larson also has additional training and experience leading pastors' case-consultation groups and consulting with congregations around trauma healing, conflict resolution and behavioral covenants.