Hello and Welcome! I appreciate your consideration in creating a therapeutic relationship. I am a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical addictions specialist- associate in North Carolina. I have been working in the mental health field as a licensed professional since February 2016. I have worked with individuals with a variety of diagnoses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), certain phobias, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well other behavioral diagnoses such as oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. I have worked with clients in a one-on-one setting through individual therapy, as well as family and couple’s counseling in order to help manage relationship issues that may arise. After obtaining my substance abuse credential in August 2016, I have gained experience and knowledge working with individuals struggling with addictions to alcohol, opioids, marijuana, stimulants, benzodiazepines, etc...
It is always my goal to create a safe, accepting, and comfortable environment, which can allow you, the client, to grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance. First and foremost, it is my goal that we work together to form our therapeutic relationship and focus our counseling sessions by setting goals, which we will continue to assess throughout the counseling process. My general counseling approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). CBT is an approach that targets and challenges your thinking patterns and how these can influence your emotions and behaviors. DBT is an approach that guides an individual to develop mindfulness skills, distress tolerance skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills and emotional regulation skills. It is my goal to assist you, the client, in the best way I can, so I also draw many techniques from other theoretical approaches to best help reach your goals.
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder
LPC #12076 (Expires: 2019-06-30)