The therapists and staff at Westminster Counseling Center are here to help you.
Trained in: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
EMDR Level II
Margaret McCray, D.MIN., LMFT
“I am curious about discovering with each client the often hidden strengths they bring to their difficult life circumstances, and immensely respectful of the effort and courage it takes to bring those strengths to their full fruition.”
Margaret joined the clinical staff in 1994, served as therapist and Executive Director from 1999 to 2015 and is currently therapist and Clinical Director. Her practice employs the wisdom and efficacies of cognitive-behavioral therapy, systems theory and mindfulness/self-awareness. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained in Level II EMDR, and licensed to use the Prepare Inventory for pre-marital counseling. She is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
Margaret has expertise in the areas of anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, LGBTQ issues, and grief and loss, among others. She works with individuals, couples, families and adolescents, focusing on here-and-now issues, but with enough exploration of the past to give depth to the therapy and to learn what the client brings that enhances or complicates their life and relationships.
Margaret earned her B.A. at Vassar College, her M.Div. at McCormick Theological Seminary and her D. Min. at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
“My goal when working with clients is to help them identify and strengthen inner resources based upon personal values that can become powerful, permanent allies as they navigate their journey through life. As a counselor, playing a role in this journey is a pleasure and honor." Peter joined the Westminster Counseling team in 2016, and has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, and a Master’s degree in professional studies from the University of Minnesota—a degree encompassing both substance abuse counseling and mental health counseling.
Peter believes that most individuals are much stronger than they realize, and possess an inner wisdom and resilience from which they are currently disconnected. Tremendous change and growth is often possible through adjustments in lifestyle and thinking patterns, and the tapping into inner resources that are presently underutilized. Peter enjoys collaborating with clients to identify both short-term and long-term goals, and creating methods for achieving them through the use of therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and principles of mindfulness such as self-acceptance, self-compassion, and non-judgment.
Peter is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC).
As an LADC, Peter also offers Rule 25 Chemical Health Assessments. These typically take 90 minutes, and can be useful for individuals who have concerns about their substance use practices, and/or for those who may be facing legal charges that require the completion of such an assessment. Subsequent recommendations are thoughtfully made, and take into consideration the individual’s level of use and treatment preferences.
Trained in: Trauma, Grief and Loss
LGBTQIA / Gender Issues
Anxiety and Depression
Adoption, Stepfamilies, Divorce
Infertility and Pregnancy Complications, Infant and toddler Mental Health Sexual Abuse Life Transitions
Carol Hornbeck, M.A., LMFT
"I work with babies and children, adolescents and adults as individuals, in families, and couples. Together my clients and I discover strengths they already have, and develop new resources for growth and healing. I want to help you heal from past hurts, and live in accordance with your deeply held values."
Carol Hornbeck, MA, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Minnesota and Indiana, joined the Westminster Counseling Center in 2019. Carol has 20 years’ experience as training consultant to national and regional religious and secular groups on child advocacy, sexual assault and abuse prevention and response, clergy ethics, and parent education. She has a Master of Arts, and is a member of Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society. She has training in Imago Relationship Therapy and Play Therapy. She was a program counselor at Refugee and Immigration Services.
Jennifer joined Westminster Counseling Center in 2013. In her duties as Business Manager she oversees all agency financials, supports the board of directors, coordinates billings activities, and serves as the organizations lead for communications and marketing. Prior to coming to the Counseling Center she worked as an Executive Assistant to a National Account Executive for 7 years. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.