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About Me

I am casual and tattooed, and that tends to work for most people... even if it's vastly different from how people picture a typical 'therapist'. I feel very privileged to work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and believe I offer a unique perspective as a trans man (that also happens to be a therapist). I really enjoy providing support to folks while they explore components of their authentic identities. I am comfortable working with folks that identify with being poly and/or kinky. (No shaming here!)

I’m licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia as a Clinical Social Worker; I’ve worked as a therapist since 2010. I am best suited to work with someone who is seeking change of some kind and needs support to make it happen. I care deeply about clients finding a therapist that is the ‘right fit’, even if that therapist isn’t me. I love this job and approach engaging with clients without the use of a lot of clinical jargon while utilizing appropriate self-disclosure because many folks I’ve worked with over the years appreciate the combination of educational/professional experience with lived experiences.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C006976 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LCSW-C #14113 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LCSW #0904012730 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Cole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Cole has been fantastic to work with.

Written by C.H. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Cole for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cole has been the best therapist I have ever worked with. He actively listens provides feedback and wisdom. He has helped my relationship so much in a short period of time already!

Written by D.A. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Cole for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Cole has been a joy to work with. I appreciate his transparency as well as his passion for providing guidance. I would definitely recommend Cole to anyone.

Written by J.O. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Cole for 2 weeks on issues concerning coaching, and adhd

Cole is an absolute pleasure and I look forward to any session I have with them.

Written by L.A. on Jul 11, 2021 after therapy with Cole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I can tell that you put pride in your work, and that is what make me confident in our sessions.