KAMAY GABODA

(LCMHCS, CCS, MAC, ;, LCAS, CCMC)
Therapist KAMAY GABODA Photo

About Me

Congratulations You have taken the first step to recovery!
Taking that step to ask for support to help when you are dealing with difficulties is a brave one.
I am an North Carolina-based, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Supervisor, Certified Clinical Supervisor for Substance Abuse with nearly 20 years’ experience working with trauma, substance abuse, and addiction. Often, co-occurring issues include: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bi-polar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive behaviors, and, of course, relationship challenges.
My experience includes individual, couples and group therapy in residential and outpatient settings of a Community Mental Health Center and a private addiction mental health and substance abuse treatment facility. I would describe my approach to therapy as eclectic, as it depends on the client's needs and goal for treatment .The modalities that have proven and I have the most experience in are : Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy , Mindfulness-based Therapy, Motivational , and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I believe in a strong therapeutic relationship to support the client to facilitate the change they are looking for.
I hope I can help you with this journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Commitment Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #S7003 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kamay has been very helpful throughout my marital issues and discovering my sexuality and personal identity.
She is excellent about reaching out and making extra time for me if I’m not okay which means a lot to me.
Kamay makes me feel like a person, and not a number, which personally I worried about going through an app for counseling.

Written by M.O. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kamay has been super helpful to me on my journey to good mental health. Thank you! Highly recommend.

Written by A.L. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve been to a lot of therapists growing up. From my personal experience, my previous therapists only listened to what I said—they never fully gave me advice or coping mechanisms. I was very happy to see that Kamay listened to me the first couple sessions and then offered coping mechanisms and ways to adjust my current situation. She’s very considerate and offers different points of views. She’s been great!

Written by C.O. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s awesome and super sweet

Written by E.M. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I went through a few different counselors before I was matched with Kamay. This is my first time in therapy and I have never felt more seen. She really listens to me and gives me useful feedback. I experienced a grave loss and my life felt like it was never going to move forward. Today I finally feel myself again and it’s thanks to her.

Written by M.A. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Kamay is very attentive and provides the support I need. She always listening and providing advice that helps me feel better. It great to have her as a support system.

Written by K.A. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

She is great! Very timely and thoughtful. She cares about what is going on, and checks in regularly

Written by B.I. on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is the bestest! Better than all the rest! More Perfecter!

Written by C.H. on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I find it hard to open up to anyone and kamay has made it easy for me to do so and even after a few sessions talking with her it has helped me in my communication in my personal life. She makes me feel comfortable which allows me to talk through certain difficulties and allows me to bounce my thoughts off her and gives me advise based on what I say which helps me see things from a different perspective.

Simply put she has helped me.

And a plus if you’re a animal lover she has a flock of chickens that help her and she as a wonderful sense of humor to lighten the mood!!!

Written by C.A. on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with KAMAY for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I love her so much a great person to talk to

Written by C.S. on Dec 31, 2020 after therapy with KAMAY for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Kamay is a generous and thoughtful person, with a ton of experience, who gives a lot of herself to support others. I would recommend her a thousand times over.

With that being said, it seems like she is being overburdened by betterhelp and suggest they ease off to maintain a valuable asset.

Written by C.H. on Dec 24, 2020 after therapy with KAMAY for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Kamay is a very thoughtful counselor who expertly guides each conversation, knowing when to listen, and when to ask more questions. She creates a comfortable, inviting environment where I can feel truly supported and talk without losing focus on what brought me there. I love that she checks in with me weekly, in between sessions, which gives me a sense of security knowing I can reach out to her outside our scheduled times. Her sincere approach to her work really shines through.