Eric J Cowart, LPC, BCPCC is the founder of At the Heart of the Matter Christian Counseling Center.  Eric has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University as well as a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling & a Master of Divity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors & a Board Certified Christian Counselor.  His experience includes extensive work in the area of sexual abuse and Post Traumatic Stress, family and marriage counseling, youth counseling, and anger management therapy.  Eric especially enjoys working with teens and has a passion and burden for their particular life concerns. He has worked in church settings as a lay leader and small group facilitator in the area of divorce and divorce care.  He is currently a member of Parkwood Baptist Church in Gastonia, NC, where he has served in the past and is currently an ordained deacon.