Faculty & Staff
Chad Betters, PhD, LCMHC, BCPCC
Associate Professor and Director of the CMHC Program
Office: Ketner 207
Phone: (704) 645-4561
Chad J. Betters, PhD, LCMHC, BCPCC is an Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Catawba College. He is a licensed clinical mental health counselor in North Carolina and nationally board certified Christian counselor, and has over twenty years of experience, academically and clinically, in the counseling arena. Dr. Betters has served the academy teaching counseling and health science curriculum and conducting scholarly work resulting in over a dozen publications and over fifty local, regional, and national presentations. His research interests include faith-based approaches in counseling, marital counseling practices, and stress management approaches. Clinically, he has worked in private practice, treating individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Betters earned his BA at the University of North Florida, and his MHS and PhD at the University of Florida. He spends free time with his wife and children, serves their church working with the youth ministry, and training and competing in martial arts.
Assistant Professor & Fieldwork Coordinator
Office: Ketner 206
Phone: (704) 645-4669
Lindley Cherry MS, LCAS, LCMHC, CCS, is an Assistant Professor & Fieldwork Coordinator in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Catawba College. In addition to teaching, she is also the Fieldwork Coordinator for the program’s master’s level practicum and internship courses. Professor Cherry is a clinical mental health counselor, addictions counselor, and certified supervisor specializing in Substance Use Disorders. Professor Cherry received her B.S. in Rehabilitation Services and her M.S. in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University. Lindley is currently a doctoral candidate for Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision. Her research interests include innovative strategies for harm reduction, ethics in professional practice, and disproportionalities within mental health care.