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!
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #4987 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
Ann- Marie is a wonderful empathetic counselor. She is a great listener and is reassuring and very helpful. I'm looking forward to learning how to practice the techniques she will be teaching me to help me better manage my anxiety.
Ann-Marie was very punctual and professional. She dealt with my problems rationally and in a calm/supportive tone. I would write quite long, and sometimes rambling emails about multiple problems that I am currently facing, but Ann-Marie was patient and addressed each concern equally. I would love to work with or recommend her again in the future.
Exactly the person I needed and gave solid feedback and inspiration for reflection. Highest recommendations.
Ann-Marie is very understanding and non-judgmental towards my experiences. She has never made me feel bad or guilty about the way I feel. She encourages me to participate in behaviors that would be positive for me when I'm in a bad state of mind. She reminds me that the things I feel are due to symptoms, and that helps me remember that I'm not a bad person and these things are not my fault. I recommend Ann-Marie for anyone that wants to feel validated and needs someone to listen.
Ann-Marie is extremely sweet and smart and I'm glad I took the step to ask for help and that it led me to her. She works at whatever pace is right for me. She gives so much support and encouragement, I would recommend her to anyone.
Ann-Marie is an amazing counselor and listener and I felt very comfortable talking to her about personal matters. I would definitely recommend her to others.