Cora Strickland

(MA, LCMHC)

About Me

Hi. My name is Cora Adams Strickland I’m a licensed clinical mental health counselor for the state of North Carolina. Currently, I own a private mental health practice in Burlington, NC where I provide individual and family therapy for children and adults. I have has been in private practice for over 15 years.

The theoretical approach(s) that I use is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. I assist people with understanding the connection between their thoughts, their feelings, and their actions. I use some of the following interventions to assist persons with making change:
• Cognitive restructuring and behavioral activation.
• Investigating thoughts.
• Identifying cognitive distortions.
• Acceptance Exercises.
• Relaxation techniques.
• Motivational Interviewing.
I received my Undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and my Master’s degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina.

Specialties
• Stress, Anxiety
• Trauma and abuse
• Self esteem
• Depression
• Coping with life changes (Adjustment Disorders)
• PTSD
I also have experience in, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4959 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Cora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She’s great. Patient and takes her time to understand what I mean

Written by M.A. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Cora for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Ms. Strickland has made me feel comfortable in truly expressing my deep feelings. She encourages me and gives me great advice and practical solutions when I need them.

Written by K.L. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Cora for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I highly recommend Cora!

Written by A.N. on Oct 29, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Cora is simply the best.

I’ve worked with many counselors over the years and Cora takes the #1 spot. She really listens and understands what you are saying and why. I’ve felt that Cora truly wants you to heal and grow in a way that’s right for you. I’ve already recommended working with Cora to a few of my close friends.

When I first connected with Cora, I was feeling like I was falling apart and within a few sessions, I felt less misunderstood and more aware of my own thoughts.

Written by J.U. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

I'm no stranger to therapy but it's been years, and Cora gets me to recognize things about myself and my situation that I maybe wouldn't have ever noticed. She got a way of leading me to realize them for myself rather than preaching to me or guessing, like I've seen in other counselors. She's kind and sympathetic, and an engaged listener.

Written by B.O. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

First of all, thank you, Cora.
Cora is a great professional that I would recommend to anyone seeking personal professional advice. She helped me to identify, understand, and manage my problems. She always made me feel comfortable and being heard. With all her support and advice, I managed to reach my goals for the sessions. The last 5 months were a great journey where I discovered more about myself, my problems, and how to approach them to get them solved.

Written by T.R. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Cora has been a perfect fit. She is understanding and so warm and helps me to feel safe to open up and go through the real issues with me! She makes this app worth it! ❤️

Written by S.O. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Cora was simply wonderful. She was warm, compassionate, supportive, understanding and patient. She provided helpful advice and tools to help me progress into a person who is more "whole". I understand myself better, I feel better equipped to deal with my issues, and so, so much happier. I genuinely feel like I'm in the best mental space I've been in a long time, and she was an instrumental part of that process. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by E.D. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really appreciate the chance to connect with Cora, the sessions I've had with her made me feel very supported and understood, and I genuinely feel that her help has aided in me transitioning into a better mental space.

Written by O.L. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Cora has been helping me for a few weeks and has really helped to filter through things the struggles I have battled for years. I highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by G.I. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Cora listens so attentively and I really respect her straightforward approach to counselling. She will never interrupt you when you’re talking even if you are going on for 5 minutes straight. Her approach might not work for everyone but it definitely works for me. She can take my thoughts and feelings and fit them into pieces to explain why I am a certain way and how it is affecting me. I’m looking forward to feeling and coping better with her support.

Written by D.E. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I only started working with Cora for couple of weeks but I could say that she is a very warm person. She listens to me without any prejudices. I like talking to Cora since she always provides me solutions. She helps me to understand my self and my own thought. I will continue my work with Cora and definitely recommend her work to anyone looking for a person who is ready to hear you and give you solutions.

Written by C.H. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Cora has been a great help in addressing my concerns. She has provided good responses when I have questions or need help on a day to day basis. She has provided me some worksheets to help me control my anxiety and depressive thoughts and has checked in when I haven't been able to do sessions. She has been a great counselor so far and I have already made good progress.

Written by H.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Cora’a a literal angel. She really understands me and makes me feel like i’m understood without judgement. She also has a very calming voice. She’s an amazing therapist!

Written by L.A. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 1 month

Provides very professional counselling

Written by J.E. on Jul 09, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Cora has been really encouraging to talk to so far. It is nice to talk to Cora and I feel comfortable with her

Written by R.A. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have recently started sessions with Cora. Her energy while talking makes me feel more positive. Looking forward towards achieving more progress.

Written by V.E. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Cora is the best! She is so kind and open. She listens and gives me awesome worksheets to help me learn new behaviours which are very helpful. She doesn’t make me feel awkward and I feel heard and validated.

Written by N.I. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Cora for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I look forward to my sessions with Cora as she makes me feel heard and creates a safe space in our conversations. She’s interactive and makes me feel cared about. Although I have only had a small number of sessions with Cora so far, I feel confident that I will be able to reach my goals with counseling with her.