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Shelby Bollar, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

There comes a time in our lives when we get to a cross-roads or feel we are unable to move forward, a feeling of being stuck, or overwhelmed by our circumstances. We may try to reach out to a family member or friends but may feel discouraged due to fear or our beliefs that no one will understand what we are going through. A lot of times, it is difficult to identify what the problem is, and we need assistance in searching out solutions. Counseling can be used as collaborative partnership to assist in finding the right solution for what you are dealing with. I believe that each individual is the expert in their own life and drives not only their decision for the direction for their life, but also the direction of therapy.

Counseling is conducted in various ways, depending on the counselor. You have the right to know my qualifications, methods, and mutual expectations of our professional relationship.

Professional Qualifications/Experience
In 2017, I received Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Evangel University. I have 7 years of experience in the area of mental health. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina, # 14808. As an LCMHC, I have worked in the field of Mental Health as defined by the state of North Carolina. I have worked with child and adult populations dealing with mental illness, behavioral issues, and traumatic events such as sexual/physical abuse.

Theoretical Orientation
Every individual is unique in their own way and will be treated according to their unique needs. The clinical modality used for the purposes of this therapy is solution-focused. Emphasis is on modifying negative behaviors, decreasing faulty thinking, and moving toward change based on the individual’s needs. The number of sessions will be discussed collaboratively and will be based on the presenting need of the individual. It is your right to decline any type of treatment and to terminate services altogether if you wish.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NC LCMHC 14808