If you have ever gone to a counselor, you are probably familiar with the word “stabilize,” but did you hear your counselor use the word “heal”? Pamela Poteat is a biblical counselor and gifted speaker who uses the Bible as her primary guide as she (by God’s Grace) works with her clients through stabilization and then healing.
She has a degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity University and training from Texas Christian University in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Based Therapy and has conducted countless training workshops over a vast array of topics including Breaking the Cycle of Negative Thinking, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Thinking and What’s Wrong with the Way I am Parenting?
She and her husband, Bobby, have adopted two young men and have fostered over 20 children. In leading her clients, she not only speaks from God’s Word and her training, but also from the broad range of experience with which God has blessed her. As a counselor and speaker, Pamela has a unique ability to connect deeply with her clients as they walk through their personal trials and suffering.
Terry Carter has successfully worked in education for the last forty years, teaching and administrating in public and private Christian schools. Her last eleven years in public school were dedicated to working with at-risk students in the inner city. She, along with her sister Pamela Poteat, worked for nine years in their ministry to at-risk students in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.
She retired from the NC Public School system in 2013, moved to Tennessee to assist in home schooling her nephew for one year, and got her Foster Parent’s Certification in 2014. She has her Masters of Education in Learning Difficulties and is a National Board Certified Teaching Professional. Terry is fluent in both French and Spanish. She has also trained in Accelerated Learning and has taught a wide range of grade levels and subjects.
Susie graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Biblical Literature and Christian Educational Ministries. She comes to BTG after spending 3 years working as a social worker for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, coordinating some of their school based programs in Metro Nashville Schools. Susie has a heart for serving children and families and from a young age knew she wanted to work with adoptive families. Susie has previously served on the Davidson County Foster Care Review Board.
Susie is married to one of the biggest Cubs fans in the South, Chris, and they have a new puppy named Rizzo.