Brian S. Hissom, MA, LPC
Susan Voorhees, MS, LPA
Richard E. Tolbert, MA, LPA
Adina Gabor_Gagea
Daniel C. Opdyke, Ph. D.
Amelia Huffman
accepts payment from most insurance carriers as well as Carolina Access Medicaid.

Clinical Services


  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children and adults

  • Psychoeducational Evaluations to help children learn to maximize their learning potential

  • Psychological Assessments for children having emotional, behavioral and social problems

  • Pre-Surgical Assessments for people seeking bariatric surgery for weight loss and specialized surgery for pain management


  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Social Skills Development

  • Pain & Chronic Health Problem Management

  • Sleep Disturbance

  • Social Skill Training Group

Consulting Services

  • Management Skills

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Communications

  • Anger Management

Brian S Hissom & Associates, PLLC

Mailing Address:

321 7th St NE
Suite B
Hickory, NC 28601



Professional services are available by appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exception of major holidays.

Brian S Hissom & Associates, PLLC provides professional counseling and psychological services to help children, adults and families with emotional, behavioral, academic, medical and relationship problems. Our clinical staff includes Brian S. Hissom, MA, LPC, NCC, Susan Voorhees, MS, LPA, Richard E. Tolbert, MA, LPA, Adina Gabor-Gagea, PsyD,LPA, Stan N. Bolton, MA LPC and Daniel C. Opdyke, Ph.D. Our Office Manager is Amelia Wolfe who will guide you through making your first appointment and answer your questions.

Our philosophy is to provide quality, effective, confidential evaluation and counseling services to our clients while maintaining excellent relationships with physicians and other professionals who may also be working with our clients. Our clinicians provide counseling for children, adults, families and couples, psychological and psycho-educational evaluations for children and adults, and training and consulting for business, industrial, health care and educational institutions in the Unifour area and Lincoln County, North Carolina.

When you call Brian S. Hissom & Associates, PLLC, you will talk with Ms. Amelia Wolfe, our office manager. She will "walk" you through the entire process of setting up an initial consultation, help you with questions you may have about your insurance coverage, the appropriate authorizations and referrals, determining your co-payment, and billing your insurance company.

Amelia has been our Office Manager since we opened in 2006 and has extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies. Her office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm.

Please call (828) 485-2195 for Amelia.