Our Mission

The mission of TPC (Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Inc.) is to be a professional extension of the counseling ministries of the spiritual and faith communities of the Triangle area.

Because we believe each person’s emotional and spiritual journeys are closely intertwines, we provide counseling, psychotherapy, consultation, and education which integrate spiritual and psychological perspectives in our healing work.

In order to provide services of the highest quality, we are committed to:
– A professionally licensed and certified staff
– A collegial working environment
– Providing services to all who seek them while maintaining fiscal integrity
– Making services available without regard to race, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious belief

Our History

Executive Directors Cumbee & Van Wagner

The Life Enrichment Center was born, a nonprofit satellite of North Carolina Baptist Hospital’s School of Pastoral Care. Our Board of Directors comprised of local ministers, and rounding out the staff was a part-time counselor and a part-time secretary.

Executive Director Ferrell

The Life Enrichment Center terminated its satellite relationship and became an autonomous center with four full-time counselors, three part-time counselors, a secretary, and three students. The Center operates out of the offices at White Memorial Presbyterian Church.


A feminist-centered approach to leadership and finances was implemented at the Center.

Triangle Pastoral Counseling
Co-Directors Mericle & McLaughlin (1993)

The Life Enrichment Center changes its name to Triangle Pastoral Counseling.

New Office Space, Affiliation
Leadership Team Hester, Holbert, & Luper

Two new condos were purchased at our Millbrook location, the Narrative model was introduced, and our “Norms of Decision Making” were implemented. Our Center officially became affiliated with the Solihten Institute (formally, the Samaritan Institute).

New Case Model
Center Director Luper

Our case model changed from a medical standpoint to a narrative one. We created the Board/Staff teams to address the Center’s operation, administrative, and outreach needs.

Interfaith, Interracial

Our Center recruited additional staff members focusing on diversity of both race and faith. We received a Sustaining Pastoral Excellence grant from the Lilly Foundation.

2007 – 2014
Center Director Walker-Jones (2010)

We purchased two additional condos at our main Millbrook location and expanded relationships with local faith communities, establishing satellite offices in their spaces. Over time, satellite locations have included Raleigh, Cary, Clayton, Apex, and Chapel Hill.


Triangle Pastoral Counseling rebrands to TPC.

Leading the way
Center Director Frazier (2022)

Three of our counselors started piloting use of telehealth services in 2019, allowing us to seamlessly pivot during the COVID pandemic.

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