The Bridge Counseling Ministries


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Christian Counseling Ministries in Charlotte

The Bridge Counseling Ministries is a Christian, 501 C(3) Non-Profit organization aimed at serving families and individuals in the Charlotte community through counseling.

Our Mission

To empower licensed therapists, who are also believers, to help people through counseling.

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Christian Counseling In Charlotte

The Bridge was started by Lina Ratcheva, PhD, who is the Founder and CEO of Saint Mary International Adoptions, a local adoption agency which first opened in Charlotte in 2001.

Working with adoptions for over 19 years, Lina has experienced firsthand how effective counseling can be in helping people improve their relationships!

Through this ministry, we want to empower MSWs and Licensed Therapists, who are also believers, to help you strengthen your relationships!

Our services include individual and family counseling, couples counseling, anxiety counseling, and adoption counseling.

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Strengthen Your Relationships


In a survey done by the American Psychiatric Association, out of 1,000 adults, nearly 48% said they’re “extremely” or “somewhat” anxious about “My Relationship with family, friends, coworkers“.

Learn more about Types of Anxieties Here.

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(Source: American Psychiatric Association) 

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Types of Anxiety?

We’re sharing with you from the ADAA’s website as their research is wonderful!

(source: Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) 6.8 Million 3.1% of US Women are twice as likely to be affected. Co-occurs with major depression.
Panic Disorder (PD) 6 Million  2.7% of US Women are twice as likely to be affected.
Social Anxiety Disorder 15 Million 6.8% of US 35% of people report symptoms for 10 + years before seeking help.
Specific Phobias 19 Million 8.7% of US Women are twice as likely. Average age of onset is 7. OCD and PTSD could accompany.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 2.2 Million 1% of US Average onset age is 19.  1/3 of adults experience symptoms in childhood.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 7.7 Million 3.5% of US Rape is most likely trigger. 65% of men and 45.9% of women who are raped will develop this disorder. Childhood sexual abuse is a strong predictor of lifetime likelihood of developing PTSD.
Major Depressive Disorder 16.1 Million 6.7% of US The leading cause of disability in the US. More prevelent in women than men.
Persisten Depressive Disorder (PDD) 3.3 Million 1.5% of US Only 61.7% are getting treatment.