Hi! My name is Anita Pardo and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC since 1996. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) in 1992. Most of my experience has been in the medical and Psychiatric settings, working with issues such as depression, anxiety, Panic Attacks, trauma, Bipolar Disorder, grief and chronic pain with techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, EMDR and Brainspotting.
I try my best to see things from the client's perspective, offering a supportive setting to explore all possible options for healing, peace and freedom. Therapy is like working a jigsaw puzzle. The patient brings the pieces and we sort the pieces, find their place. Sometimes lots of pieces fall into place quickly and other times it may take a while to find how one small piece works. The point is not having to do it alone. As a Therapist with years of experience, I have lots of techniques that help the person explore solutions.
I have worked night shift for years and am the perfect person to address the special needs of that lifestyle. I accommodate my hours to offer availability for times that are helpful to your needs.
Congratulations on making this step and I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 2289
Anita is awesome and really helpful. I don't really know where I'd be without her!
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders
Anita is warm and kind and meets you where you are. She is a great listener and is helping me figure out how to be more assertive and less co dependent. I highly recommend her if you are struggling in a relationship and just life right now!
Written on Nov 08, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder
I have found Anita Pardo to be a kind, compassionate and wise counselor. Her expertise is evident and her warmth makes her easy to talk to. I feel very blessed to have her as my therapist.
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
Caring and thoughtful. Great listener and nonjudgmental. I feel safe working with Anita.
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Anita understands my values. She listens and offers practical advice and resources to help me.
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Anita has been the best therapist pairing I've ever experienced. The cognitive behavioral therapy skills are obviously there but for me it's the way she remembers everything we discuss while helping me process and link common themes where I get lost. It helps that we share the same rare personality type which is refreshing to know I'm not alone. This is the deepest I've ever gone with therapy and I'm loving the new me. As a fellow believer, I can testify that she is doing God's work!
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Anita for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue