About Us

Meet the people at Spring Garden

At Spring Garden Counseling we are committed to providing individual and family counseling in a warm, caring, confidential environment where we ascribe to the highest professional ethical standards. We have been providing effective psychotherapy for clients in the Greensboro area since 2001. We take pride in our home-like and friendly environment...

Counseling Staff

Linda Makinson, Ph.D.  

Dr. Linda S. Makinson
Linda S. Makinson, PhD, LCMHC, NCC

Dr. Makinson completed her PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in August of 2001. She specializes in individual as well as marriage and family counseling. Dr. Makinson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Healthl Counselor in North Carolina and a Nationally Certified Counselor. When she is not at Spring Garden, you can usually find her volunteering for the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) or spending time with her husband, Steve, and their three sons. It is interesting to note that Dr. Makinson also holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of Dallas. Prior to entering the counseling profession, she held engineering positions at Texas Instruments, GTE/Sprint, and AT&T. For more information, check out Dr. Makinson's curriculum vita.

Brian Heller  

Brian Heller
Brian Heller, M.S., LCMHC, NCC

Brian is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with the state of North Carolina and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He received his master's degree in counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2006 and has been working in various mental health settings since graduating. He has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with substance abuse and mental health concerns. Brian uses an eclectic therapeutic approach with a heavy emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Contact Brian directly at 336-337-3109 or at bhellercounseling@gmail.com for more information and/or to set up an appointment.

Office Staff

Bookkeeper: Nell Hassel

Our bookkeeper, Nell Hassel helps us with our appointment schedules, electronic claims processing and overall administration of the practice. If you have any questions, she might be able to help you with that too.

Steve, Chris, and Ryan Makinson  

Steve Makinson
with Chris and Ryan
2007 Spring Garden Board of Directors

President/CEO: Linda S. Makinson
Vice President/Treasurer: Steven D. Makinson
Secretary: Christopher D. Makinson
Member: Ryan A. Makinson

The board of directors of Spring Garden Counseling, Inc is a real family affair. Our president, founder, and chief executive officer is Dr. Linda Makinson; our vice president and treasurer is Steve Makinson, who is a well-known financial and wealth manager in the Greensboro area; our secretary, Dr. Chris Makinson is a professor in the Neuroscience program at Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Ryan Makinson is also a neuroscientist and works for the Department of Defense in Washington, DC; Dr. Stefanie Makinson is a neuroscientist working for a start up company in the San Francisco area; Alonna Makinson, LCMHC, NCC is a mental health counselor in private practice. She is licensed in both Ohio and Virginia; and our newest board member, Logan Makinson is a graduate of Emory University. His area of study is sustainability and today he owns and manages his own company, Spicebush Farms.

425 Spring Garden St.    •    Greensboro, NC 27406    •    (336) 379-0199