President & Founder

Kevin is a North Carolina Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). He is also a certified professional coach (CPC).  He graduated from an accredited MFT program at East Carolina University in 1999. His training included psychotherapy and systems therapy. He is also certified in EMDR for treating addictions and trauma. 

Kevin began his clinical experience in counseling in 1996 and has served Employee Assistance Programs sense 2001. He founded Spark of Inspiration for life coaching and public presentations. He also created the Gratitude Challenge. He taught as a student-professor at ECU and has extensive experience in corporate and community coaching providing leadership training, group presentations, and life coaching. He received training from Tony Robbins and presented at a conference with Alex Boye'.  Kevin is very willing to provide a Christian based approach when so desired.  

Kevin is an AAMFT approved supervisor qualified to train other therapists for licensure.  Additionally, he was featured many times locally on WHKY First Talk with Hal Row, in Cincinnati on FM 96.5 The Star, and online with Stay Happily Married.com. He published articles for a Magazine and was hired by ABC to interview candidates for a reality show.  

Kevin also speaks Japanese, is an Eagle scout, Landmark graduate, and a New Warrior from the Mankind Project. He currently serves on the board for Catawba Valley Association of Professional Counselors and Therapists (CVACT).

Professional Memberships:

    AAMFT               CVACT            EDGE Coaching

    NCAMFT            NFIB                GROW Training Institute, Inc.

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Kevin Rutter, MS, LMFT, CPC