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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
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 , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #C006976 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
LCSW-C #14113 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
LCSW #0904012730 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Cole has been fantastic to work with.
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!
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.
Cole is an absolute pleasure and I look forward to any session I have with them.
I can tell that you put pride in your work, and that is what make me confident in our sessions.