*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* We all have difficult or negative experiences that occur in our lives. Unfortunately, these experiences continue to affect us without processing and getting past them. I would love to help you process and get past these experiences to ensure they do not continue to affect your life or the relationships you value most. I also specialize in providing trauma treatment to military personnel, veterans, first responders and victims of physical/sexual assault. I was active-duty military for 15 years and deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Italy. I have been a volunteer firefighter here for over 10 years as well.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CSI, SAP
Hello! Congratulations on starting your journey to prioritize your mental health or to pursue your clinical licensure. I strongly believe that relationship is an important component in any therapeutic relationship, which is why I seek to provide a safe, ethical, competent, empathetic, and transparent environment to come along side you. Sometimes progress is slow and uncomfortable; however, this discomfort is apart of the journey and the outcome is beautiful. My goal is to simply walk along side you as a guide to reaching your goals. It takes a lot of courage to start this journey but know that it's okay to not be okay!
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
* ACCEPTING CLIENTS * Are you feeling overwhelmed, physically and emotionally drained, stuck and you don’t know what to do or where to turn next? Moving forward can sometimes feel daunting but you can do it. Begin to take back your power today! You can learn to manage the chaos, calm those defeating thoughts, ease the tension in your body and begin to feel positive. Your story has a purpose and is as unique as you are, we will work together to create a tailored therapy experience to meet your goals using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), somatic bodywork, and traditional talk therapy.
I believe counseling is a process by which we gain insight into ourselves.It is my responsibility to provide you with a safe environment to explore your thoughts and feelings. I use a combination of therapies, cognitive behavioral, reality based, person centered and motivational interviewing. I understand that every individual &situation is different, I will adapt to best fit the you. We will look at your cognitions and behaviors, to understand where you are and where you hope to be. My goal is to provide you with the strength to succeed, & with tangible resources and techniques that you can use outside of the counseling session.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS
The demands of work, parenting, and life in general have become overwhelming and you feel like nobody "gets you." Let's talk about this! To the outside world, you look "fine," but inside, you feel downright exhausted, and you no longer want to pretend everything is okay. Your stress level has reached an all time high. Maybe you're experiencing "Superwomen Syndrome", prioritizing others but rarely finding time for yourself. Maybe you're feeling invisible and misunderstood. You're ready for change. Whatever curveball life has thrown you, you want relief!
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC
Years of working with women, families and couples continues to teach me that what is valued most is relationship and a sense of being heard. For most,the therapeutic relationship and discovery of their "voice" is the beginning of transformation. What a gift for me to be part of that process. Working from the framework of Person Centered Therapy, I marvel over my client's determination and abilities to overcome their depression, anxiety, co-dependency, use of substances, and negative self images (that developed as a result of abusive histories and/or unresolved grief). Holistically heart, mind and spirit!
I help people recover through a holistic approach to healing. Recovery is more than simple abstinence from substances and negative behaviors, recovery begins by changing addictive thoughts and patterns. I specialize in helping others become motivated to change from self destructive patterns and work toward a fulfilling and rewarding life. I have experience in numerous recovery settings and approaches including private practice, clinical counseling, emergency departments, Inpatient settings. I believe in Motivational Interviewing and CBT techniques.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHCA
Life can seem overwhelming at times. Managing the demands of school or work, pressures of family expectations, social relationships and feelings of uncertainty about the future can be tough. If you are interested in building upon your strengths to learn how to manage stress and anxiety, improve communication, build better relationships, manage conflicts in a healthy way, address academic difficulties, overcome behavioral challenges, improve self-image or explore plans for your future, I would be honored to help you on your journey.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS*. Do you feel like the weight of day to day responsibilities are piling up on you? Perhaps an incident or trauma from the past is sticking with you and you can't shake it. I enjoy working with adults who are navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and identity challenges. I enjoy connecting with communities of color and those who are new to therapy. I understand firsthand how trusting a new person and opening up can be challenging. I strive to make therapy a safe, comfortable place for you to openly express yourself without judgement or shame.
We all struggle with life's circumstances from time-to-time. We all experience difficult emotions. But sometimes, our experiences become overwhelming and we can begin to think and act in ways that leave us feeling "stuck." Are you in that place right now? Have you reached a point where you know that something needs to change, but you're not quite sure where to begin? Well, I'm here to tell you that you do not have to walk through this alone. You deserve support and acceptance. You deserve the space to explore what is driving your distress so that you can finally breathe again.
I use family systems theory and take a dynamic approach to helping individuals understand the nature and course of his or her presenting symptoms. Additionally, I believe in helping individuals develop concrete methods of coping with symptoms that result in lasting change. I therefore also provide a cognitive behavioral approach, utilizing principles from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Using the above methods of change, I have experience treating the following difficulties: Anger Issues, Addiction, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Grief, Behavioral Disorders in Adolescents, Relationship and Marital Issues, Communication difficulties in families, Abuse and Trauma, Self-esteem, Codependency
Do you find life overwhelming at times and afraid of the next “storm” coming? Do you sometimes wake up wishing the day was already over? Do you question if life will ever get any better than this? Do you feel misunderstood, unheard, or disconnected from other important people in your life? Life doesn’t have to be this difficult. And you shouldn’t have to walk this journey alone. Populations I primarily serve include both adolescents (ages 11+) and adults. I also identify as an LGBTQIA ally.
Life can be hard. No matter how healthy, smart, hardworking or successful we may be, we can find ourselves facing unexpected challenges and feeling overwhelmed or confused. I work with adults of all ages and walks of life. Some are depressed or anxious or angry or grieving. Some want to grow or understand themselves better. If you want to grow; if you are struggling; if your challenge is too complex to work through on your own; if you do not want to burden family or friends; then working with a therapist can be helpful and emotionally safe.
My passion is working with couples because when this relationship is solid the family will thrive. I help my clients by teaching valuable communication skills, exploring the past to make more since out of the present and sharing the truth with love. I believe that my clients should work as hard as I do. So...role up your sleeves and let's get to work! Your family is worth it!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, LCMHCQS
Our world has changed over the past year or so and it continues to be a very stressful time for us all. I would love to chat with you to see if I may be a good fit to help you navigate your own personal journey. I have had many experiences in my life that have led me into the field of mental health and substance use. I believe that there is a biological, psychological, and spiritual part of every human being and, oftentimes, these are out of balance. It is my honor to be able to assist you in finding that balance and to help you build your life worth living. I have been in practice for over 11 years and am licensed in NC & VA.
My goal is to offer you compassion, acceptance and unconditional positive regard. I strive to create an environment that is safe and non-judgmental in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship. I believe this is key for successful therapy. I use a blend of interventions to help you identify your personal strengths, gain insight and awareness of thoughts and emotions, and heal from previous life experiences. Collaboratively, we will work toward setting goals and identifying realistic solutions to support positive change in your life.
We all arrive at turning points in life, a place in which we realize that our current path no longer suits our needs or reflects our values. Often, we develop ways of coping with life’s stressors and continue to use these outdated coping methods long after they have lost their purpose. Therapy is most effective when it addresses bio-psycho-social wellness in all areas. I will listen to your needs and desired outcomes to help you create your ideal plan for recovery and wellness.
We exist so that people seeking the highest quality mental health services available can be served by specialty professionals who have committed to the unique excellence demanded by private practice. We believe that such connections powerfully support individuals, families, and the larger community to reach their fullest potential. Together with those we serve, we lay the cornerstones for better lives. We are dedicated to supporting children and families in any way we can, providing a friendly, compassionate and nonjudgmental environment. Second Chance does not discriminate.
Hi! My name is Nicole. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). I have experience with a variety of mental health diagnoses. I have experience working with children, young adults, and military with a variety of mental diagnoses. Some of these diagnoses have included PTSD, anxiety, depression, ODD, ADHD, and Conduct Disorder.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in New Bern are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in New Bern then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in New Bern, or Child Psychologists in New Bern.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like New Bern psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in New Bern specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.