Hello! My name is Kerrie, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of North Carolina. I have over 10 years of experience working with individuals seeking services for a variety of reasons, including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, codependency and issues related to trauma and abuse. I have also worked extensively with individuals who have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction or psychiatric crises.
I believe that we all have an inherent drive to create a calm, peaceful and meaningful life and that therapy is an excellent tool to help achieve that goal. As a client, you are the expert of your life, and my role is assist you in creating the life you want. In service of this, I use a systems based approach to counseling so that together we can define your goals and work through whatever is acting as a barrier to achieving those goals. I have experience in using various behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, mindfulness strategies and psychodynamic styles. While the application of interventions will vary person to person, my style is rooted firmly in a trauma informed, strengths-based and client centered approach. Finally, I find that therapy can often focus too much on the heaviness of life at the expense of finding joy. When appropriate, I like to integrate humor and a sense of lightness to help clients experience life's full range of emotions.
Reaching out and beginning this process is a great first step and big accomplishment. I look forward to working with your in the next steps of your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NC LCSW C011276
Written on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Kerrie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes
Kerrie is very patient, respectful, and helpful. She is helpful in providing tools for my improvement. She listens without judgement and provides the honesty that I need.
Written on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Kerrie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Kerrie is very responsive and supportive. She attends to what I’m saying and finds ways to help me make connections between my thoughts, feelings, and experiences that move me towards my goals. I thoroughly enjoy working with her and appreciate the insights she offers in our sessions.
Written on Sep 06, 2019 after therapy with Kerrie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Kerrie is the best!
Written on Jul 16, 2019 after therapy with Kerrie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem