Devoted to not only assist you in embark on a journey of self-discovery, but also, ways in which you can best utilize the gifts that you possess! I am an ambitious, strength based counselor yearning to change the ways that we view mental health. I graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University where I obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. My professional credentials include Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern (CCS-I) in the state of North Carolina.
My expertise stems in the treatment and management of co-occurring disorders, of which include experience in working with trauma-related disorders, anxiety/depression related disorders, substance use disorder, as well as aspects of various mood and personality disorders! Although I consider myself to have knowledge in several treatment interventions, I utilize Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, as well as Behavioral Therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT/DBT).
My approaches to counseling are grounded in holistic wellness and choice theory. Holistic approaches include inquiry about different aspects that make up your life and that you believe contribute to making you well or less well. These areas include mental wellness, body wellness, spirit wellness, emotional wellness, and connection wellness. I also approach therapy with use of choice theory, which states that humans are motivated by a never-ending quest to satisfy 5 basic needs woven into their genes: to love and belong, to be powerful, to be free, to have fun and to survive. Specifically: survival, belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
I encourage all individuals to lean into the collaborative process of finding solutions to better your mental health, while also facilitating a process of taking ownership of your life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 12998
Corey is doing great!
Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Corey for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Corey provides thoughtful feedback and really helps you think through your troubles. He'll never shame or judge you when sharing, something I was self-conscience about before starting therapy. I've always received positive reinforcement or an alternative perspective to help guide me on my self-discovery. I HIGHLY recommend Corey!
Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Corey for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Corey is a thoughtful and responsive therapist. Although I know he serves many patients, he always makes me feel as thought I am the most important. His attention to details and checking on me regularly shows his dedication.
Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Corey for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Corey is a wonderful, caring, uplifting, patient person that answers in a timely manner. He has the upmost respect on peoples emotion, physical or mental. Corey also provides worksheets that are essential to my problems. His sympathy and empathy is what drew me in continuing BetterHelp, and better yet continuing to communicate when we can. Thanks Corey!!!
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Corey is great!
Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Corey seems very insightful. He does send worksheets and his texts are very helpful and informative. I would recommend him to a friend if needed.
Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Corey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd