First let me say "Congratulations on the decision to make a change in your life". I give you applause because life can be difficult; heavy in fact. As a Master's Graduate from East Carolina University and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina, my ultimate goal in life is to help alleviate some of that load. Through working with NC's Department of Social Services Reunification Program and specializing in Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST); an evidenced based program aimed at keeping families together and children from being displaced, it's clear to see that most of my background consists of working with families and couples in an effort to strengthen bonds and relationships. However, as an outpatient therapist, I also have an extensive background working with individuals who are having a difficult time adjusting to the stresses of the world and may be wondering what to do with their lives.
I believe in a strength based approach and meeting the client where they are; after all we are in this together., right? I have over six years’ experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy; all that aim at highlighting the positives in your life and extending that to areas in which you'd like to see change. I am an active listener and believe in focusing on what you feel is most important and not the other way around.
My availability is usually in the evenings and late night, those times when we really feel most alone; when we've dealt with the stresses of the day and just need someone to help make sense of it all so maybe... just maybe... this will be the night we get to sleep a little more soundly, if you so happen to reach out and I am not available, don't worry, I check my messages often. If you feel that I could add any value to your life, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C012903
Max is a great listener , takes notes, and always has good ideas for me to try to help me achieve my various mental health goals . Very happy I was paired with her. She rocks!!
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Maxine for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and coaching
Max is absolutely amazing! She is attentive to my concerns & displays her expertise with the tips & techniques that she provides. I find value in the homework assignments. And I really appreciate that she listens, fully.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I think me and Max get along well. I am able to feel free taking to her about most things.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Maxine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Max is my first experience with therapy and I couldn’t be more pleased. I was very apprehensive about therapy in general but she has been the greatest voice of reason and just like a good friend that can tell you when you’re not being fair or healthy. I couldn’t recommend her more!
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Maxine for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and anger management
Very professional and keen on understanding my needs.
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Maxine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Maxine is amazing, caring, and so sweet.
She listens and remembers the things I’ve mentioned in previous sessions. She also checks in on you to make sure you meet your goals.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Maxine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd