Have you been experiencing pain that interferes with your daily functioning, feeling like you have to put on a brave face to get by, but suffering inside? Are you a young adult who previously led a vibrant, active life, now struggling to adjust to a diagnosis and figure out what that means for your present and future? Do you struggle with patterns of thoughts and emotions that heighten your pain and leave you feeling hopeless about ever escaping this cycle? Maybe you are starting to consider that traumatic events in the past have contributed to your current experience of pain and suffering.
I have a passion for helping children, teens, and adults find ways to gain control over the improvement of their quality of life. I enjoy bringing reliable, thought-based therapies into practice to help people find ways to lessen the power of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues in their lives. I have experience with helping my clients learn reliable social skills, mindfulness techniques, and other skills that can be applied to their general wellbeing. I am also experienced in helping guide individuals through CBT who have struggled with post-concussive, PNES, psychosomatic, and functional neurological symptoms.
I chose to enter the counseling field as a teen after I saw a counselor myself. My experience opened me up to learning to cope with things in a way that I had never learned. I was so changed by this process that I decided I wanted to give others what had been given to me.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Life can be challenging for all of us. Stress, anxiety, and depression in these times are common, and you are not alone. Maybe you are looking for happiness, peace, and stability, but don't know where to start. Or maybe you just want to have a safe space to explore who you really are at your core, and find the sources of meaning and purpose in your life. All humans have an amazing ability to grow and change, and sometimes our struggles are just here to give us a push forward into new horizons. As a therapist, I see myself as someone who helps to facilitate that growth in others.
Will’s goal is to foster a safe, non-judgmental and hospitable environment where clients can engage in a process of working through issues that are causing them distress. His desire is to meet each client where they are and develop a therapeutic relationship to support their ongoing growth.
Insomnia, OCD, difficult life transitions, and anxiety and mood disorders are Kathleen’s main focus. She enjoys working with adults who need additional support in tackling issues that are getting in the way of the life they would like to lead.
As a trained couples' and family therapist, I use a systemic approach with my clients which emphasizes the development and maintenance of healthy relationships and communication. Evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral and solution focused therapies are examples of the theoretical orientations from which I work. I believe wholeheartedly that change comes from a blend of internal and external factors with a team approach between the therapist and client(s). My philosophy is not to "fix" people, but rather serve as a partner to support my clients toward defining and reaching their expressed personal values and goals.
I commit to my clients a dedication toward a healthy resolution of presenting issues and toward achievement of goals cooperatively chosen. I work extensively with middle and high school aged males, individuals with anxiety and depression, couples, and with those facing grief issues.
There are times in life that people experience difficult emotions, low mood, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, thoughts of self-harm, suicide, and feeling "stuck." You may be looking to navigate these thoughts and feelings, interested in improving communication in your interpersonal relationships, or hoping to learn coping skills in order to manage overwhelming emotions. Ultimately, you are the expert of you own life, and I look forward to leaning into these challenges with you as a collaborator.
My orientation as a therapist is well suited for clients looking for deeper, clearer self-connection and awareness as well as the attuned, sensitive therapeutic relationship that supports this. My approach often includes the body's wisdom along with a kind of present moment, open and curious attention - mindfulness. Given enough safety, your awareness can relax and become less habitual, more rich and intuitive, as the session becomes a space for uncovering and revising the implicit learning and beliefs that hold you in place, including troubling patterns of thought related to past trauma, attachment wounding and addiction.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCPC
As a counselor, it is an honor to come alongside you in your story, and assist you in figuring out the next chapter of where you want it to go based on the values that are most important to you. Together we will work to identify places where you have become stuck, or perhaps where you have become your own worst enemy, and over time I will help you develop a fresh perspective of your identity and new skills for tackling the problems of life. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples sort through relational and emotional conflicts, because relationships are so frequently messy.
You may have landed here because you’re desiring healing, change, or living into a more present, balanced, and authentic life. You may resonate with the heavy feelings of not being good enough, fears of unworthiness or being too much. I would be honored to get to know you and your story and work together towards healing. I enjoy supporting individuals who are wanting to heal issues with body image, disordered eating, shame, anxiety, trauma, depression and perfectionism. I gently guide clients in exploring and healing their relationship with food and their bodies through embracing a Health At Every Size approach.
With over 30 years as an EMDR therapist and 24 years as a teacher, I am the most experienced therapist offering EMDR services in WNC.This makes me uniquely qualified to work with personal and relational trauma. I am also trained in a variety of therapy disciplines effective for children, adults and couples. In 2004, I was recognized by NCAMFT and given an award for Outstanding Contributions In Marriage and Family Therapy. I was a Relationship Columnist who wrote for the Western Carolina Parenting Magazine. My seminary background enables me to offer a faith based perspective to those from a multitude of spiritual backgrounds.
I look at your concerns in the context of your childhood experiences, your current family and your life environments. These patterns repeat themselves. People pick up on cues that communicate what you expect out of them and what they expect out of you. These patterns are no accident, you create them! The good news is you can change them! You are like a magnet, and I help you identify what you're attracting and we change your patterns of attraction to healthy ones. It takes practice, but it can be done, and it will affect the rest of your life!
Steven will help you change beliefs & modes of thinking which create stress, anxiety & depression. Start feeling better today! Steven is licensed in North Carolina & California, services are provided via a secure, encrypted platform. You can schedule an appointment in the following ways: 1) directly through my website, 2) NC residents use Headway (https://headway.co/providers/steven-stritt), just paste this link in a browser to schedule. 3) CA residents- I am contracted with several online services, please contact your insurance provider to find out which platform and send me a message or email to schedule.
I believe that we live in challenging times. Many people find it difficult to feel confident and self assured, have peaceful, fulfilling relationships, navigate the demands of finances, family, work and home, and also focus on nourishing self care. These challenges are interconnected. They are related to how we have developed our sense of self in the context of family expectations and experiences, societal demands, cultural assumptions, and media influence. It is necessary for all of us to learn how to live our best lives in these particular circumstances. You are not alone.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHC-A
Are you looking for more self-insight & awareness? More connection to what you believe in or what your value? More intimacy, depth, and authenticity with your partner? I know and deeply appreciate the power of: "I hear you and I see you, and you are not alone." This is the essence of counseling. Together in relationship we can dive into the ecosystem that is your attachment history, hopes and dreams, survival mechanisms, and the multilayered lenses through which you view the world. I identify as sex-positive, poly-aware, LGBTQ-celebrating, kink-supportive, and sex worker-affirming. I work with both couples and individuals.
It’s not necessary to be in crisis to seek counseling, but it’s often the push that we need to go deeper. Something wakes us from our auto pilot existence and we feel a hunger for self-examination. Whatever made you take this next step, I believe I can help. I know this can feel overwhelming...but its just another part of the journey. A search for your authentic self or for a balanced, healthy space to challenge yourself to grow and be more. You can be changed by this experience. You will find answers and more questions... But nothing changes & no discoveries are made without beginning...Read more at www.createamindfullife.com
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCSI
I live and practice by a radical notion: Being heard by another heals us, not just emotionally but intellectually and physically as well. “Heard” isn't simply conversing with peers, sharing memories with loved ones, or listening to a friend’s embarrassing anecdote. Being heard is to be recognized and validated, not just verbally but through another’s objective presence: “I see you. I hear you. I am holding this space just for you, not in spite of what you think of as failures or short-comings rather, because of your innate, complicated humanity with all its joy and sorrow, glory and shame, accomplishment and frustration.
I specialize in treatment of the long term effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, excessive stress and other traumas in their emotional, behavioral and physical manifestations. These include anxiety, depression and PTSD, as well as an array of chronic diseases that are the outcome of long-term nervous system dysregulation. My approach is somatic and holistic with emphasis on resetting the nervous system and assisting clients in returning their brains and bodies to the place where we function at our best capacity for dealing with the challenges that life brings.