I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addiction specialist in North Carolina with more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including medication assisted treatment centers, hospital psychiatric units, counseling centers, and private practices. I am currently a behavioral health specialist working with clients in a collaborative effort to provide counseling and assist in helping clients achieve relief from stresses associated with range of concerns such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, adjustment to life’s issues and trauma. I encourage clients to improve their quality of life through the exploration and development of helpful life skills.
My counseling style is warm, supportive and nonjudgmental. I view therapy as a collaborative effort between the therapist and client. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I am a client centered, strengths based, trauma informed counselor who works with individuals toward getting stronger, accepting responsibility to move forward, and psychological healing. I am trained in CBT, DBT, harm reduction and motivational interviewing. I work with clients to identify treatment issues, develop treatment plans, and create a strong follow through in the counseling process. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek help to reach for a more fulfilling and happier life. Take the first steps towards a change can be daunting. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you in your process.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 4987
Very patient with my weird schedule, and caring.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Ann-Marie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts
Ann-Marie always shares her experience in ways that make it relatable even when it seems like you can find similarities between vastly different fields. She listens, and is honest, she's offered a lot of helpful suggestions for different challenges I've been dealing with, and in the time we've been working together I feel like I've had a better grasp on things. She's kind, and super supportive as well!
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Ann-Marie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Ann-Marie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Ann-Marie is very in tune to my needs and has great ideas for growth exercises. She is able to help me stay focused when I have had issues with concentration.
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Ann-Marie for 3 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Ann-Marie Duncan is the best therapist I’ve ever had, far and away. I’ve made progress I didn’t know was possible, and I’m still going! I’m honestly amazed. I’ve had lots of not great therapy in my life; I didn’t know support that’s such a good, healthy, dynamic fit was possible.
Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Ann-Marie for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is just amazing. So patient and kind. She drew me out of my shell again (slowly but surely) and is helping me feel less alone. Very knowledgeable with tons of resources and helpful suggestions, much more than the last person I worked with here. Thank you Ann-Marie
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Ann-Marie for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd