Positive Psychology Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Nabeel Saad
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27604
Nabeel utilizes a holistic approach to treatment that includes balancing traditional cognitive behavioral (CBT) approaches that focus on changing problematic thoughts and behaviors, with "third wave" and "positive psychology" techniques that emphasize an individual's spiritual and emotional health, by focusing on happiness, mindfulness, meaning, and purpose.
Nabeel Saad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 7 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate, motivated, highly empathetic, and dedicated to helping teens and adults with a wide variety of life challenges. This includes supporting those dealing with depression, isolation and loneliness, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, trauma, adjustment disorders, and relationship issues. Nabeel completed his Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) at Stony Brook University. Since graduating, he has spent years dedicated to helping individuals struggling with a wide variety of mental health issues.
Nabeel utilizes a holistic approach to treatment that includes balancing traditional cognitive behavioral (CBT) approaches that focus on changing problematic thoughts and behaviors, with "third wave" and "positive psychology" techniques that emphasize an individual's spiritual and emotional health, by focusing on happiness, mindfulness, meaning, and purpose.
Nabeel Saad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 7 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate, motivated, highly empathetic, and dedicated to helping teens and adults with a wide variety of life challenges. This includes supporting those dealing with depression, isolation and loneliness, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, trauma, adjustment disorders, and relationship issues. Nabeel completed his Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) at Stony Brook University. Since graduating, he has spent years dedicated to helping individuals struggling with a wide variety of mental health issues.
(984) 867-2140 View (984) 867-2140
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Katherine K Mackintosh
BS, MEd, NBC-HWC, PPP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
I offer unique skills as a coach: board certified competence in coaching and motivation, applied positive psychology training, & Duke Integrative Medicine based Integrative approach to optimal health and life planning.
As a Board Certified Health & Wellness coach, I help clients focus on any aspect of their life in which they desire to make changes. Clients come to me to make changes regarding medical issues like weight loss, exercise planning, and heart disease. Others come to deal with life transitions such as retirement, divorce, and job changes. The integrative approach addresses all aspects of our lives. Applying positive psychology interventions adds more layers of success. Health coaching is a forward momentum process, and I partner with clients to help them plan their best lives. What positive changes can I help you bring about?
I offer unique skills as a coach: board certified competence in coaching and motivation, applied positive psychology training, & Duke Integrative Medicine based Integrative approach to optimal health and life planning.
As a Board Certified Health & Wellness coach, I help clients focus on any aspect of their life in which they desire to make changes. Clients come to me to make changes regarding medical issues like weight loss, exercise planning, and heart disease. Others come to deal with life transitions such as retirement, divorce, and job changes. The integrative approach addresses all aspects of our lives. Applying positive psychology interventions adds more layers of success. Health coaching is a forward momentum process, and I partner with clients to help them plan their best lives. What positive changes can I help you bring about?
(919) 324-3986 View (919) 324-3986
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Nadara Albanese
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Ed, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27610
My therapeutic approach incorporates Positive Psychology (e.
Are you or your teen feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious about life, school, relationships, college/career, motivation, communication, and overall emotional health? Are you seeking help for your teen to build self-esteem, resilience, coping skills, and gain knowledge, to help them navigate their world which can be filled with so much uncertainty. I am passionate about helping adolescence and young adults find meaning and direction in their lives while supporting them through what can feel like the most difficult life transition - becoming a financially independent, confident, balanced, happy and healthy adult.
My therapeutic approach incorporates Positive Psychology (e.
Are you or your teen feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious about life, school, relationships, college/career, motivation, communication, and overall emotional health? Are you seeking help for your teen to build self-esteem, resilience, coping skills, and gain knowledge, to help them navigate their world which can be filled with so much uncertainty. I am passionate about helping adolescence and young adults find meaning and direction in their lives while supporting them through what can feel like the most difficult life transition - becoming a financially independent, confident, balanced, happy and healthy adult.
(919) 364-6882 View (919) 364-6882
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Dr. Michelle Joshua
Psychologist, PhD, CMPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603
I espouse a growth mindset and use positive psychology techniques to build awareness, sharpen skills, and teach new ones in the service of creating a mindset and environment to help people thrive.
Are you looking for a performance edge, to find your lost edge, or better support someone in pursuit of their goals? Whether you are an athlete, coach, high-performer, or sport parent, my clients are often looking to feel better about their performances, more self-confident, more comfortable with transitions up or down, better at navigating competition and organizational pressures, overcome/manage injury, separate identity from outcome, solidify motivation, and better support their athletes. Whether it is life affecting performance or vice-versa, you can optimize your mindset, overcome challenges, and learn skills for a lifetime.
I espouse a growth mindset and use positive psychology techniques to build awareness, sharpen skills, and teach new ones in the service of creating a mindset and environment to help people thrive.
Are you looking for a performance edge, to find your lost edge, or better support someone in pursuit of their goals? Whether you are an athlete, coach, high-performer, or sport parent, my clients are often looking to feel better about their performances, more self-confident, more comfortable with transitions up or down, better at navigating competition and organizational pressures, overcome/manage injury, separate identity from outcome, solidify motivation, and better support their athletes. Whether it is life affecting performance or vice-versa, you can optimize your mindset, overcome challenges, and learn skills for a lifetime.
(984) 464-7745 View (984) 464-7745
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Living Post Divorce
BS, MS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Maureen has a BS in Engineering, a MS in Psychology from NC State University, completed a year long certification in Positive Psychology and is a Certified Conscious Uncoupling (TM) Coach.
BREAK UPS ARE HARD - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Are you finding it hard to handle the difficult emotions that are coming up after the loss of a relationship? Do you want to be able to harness those emotions and use them for growth? Do you want to be part of a community that will provide support for your healing and transformation and help you find your way back to center? Offering Divorce Support Workshops in the Raleigh, NC and individualized coaching anywhere.
Maureen has a BS in Engineering, a MS in Psychology from NC State University, completed a year long certification in Positive Psychology and is a Certified Conscious Uncoupling (TM) Coach.
BREAK UPS ARE HARD - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Are you finding it hard to handle the difficult emotions that are coming up after the loss of a relationship? Do you want to be able to harness those emotions and use them for growth? Do you want to be part of a community that will provide support for your healing and transformation and help you find your way back to center? Offering Divorce Support Workshops in the Raleigh, NC and individualized coaching anywhere.
(919) 887-8152 View (919) 887-8152
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Crocus Counseling and Life Coaching, PLLC
MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27658  (Online Only)
Trained in CBT, Positive Psychology, and Reality Theory.
I enjoy working with LGBTQIA+, people in non traditional relationships, families, individuals with depression, anxiety, stress management, work conflicts, life transitions, ADHD and grief/loss. I use a combination of several theoretical approaches along with humor to assist people/families with working through many of life's difficult transitions. I have a very honest and direct approach which includes at times therapeutic self-disclosure that some people find refreshing. I am here to help you on your journey to a new positive you. I would love to welcome you into a environment that helps you feel accepted and not judged.
Trained in CBT, Positive Psychology, and Reality Theory.
I enjoy working with LGBTQIA+, people in non traditional relationships, families, individuals with depression, anxiety, stress management, work conflicts, life transitions, ADHD and grief/loss. I use a combination of several theoretical approaches along with humor to assist people/families with working through many of life's difficult transitions. I have a very honest and direct approach which includes at times therapeutic self-disclosure that some people find refreshing. I am here to help you on your journey to a new positive you. I would love to welcome you into a environment that helps you feel accepted and not judged.
(919) 948-3093 View (919) 948-3093
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Margot A Holloman Owner Beginning To Bloom Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27606  (Online Only)
Using ACT, CBT, interpersonal therapy, and positive psychology, I will help you have the relationships you have always wanted AND be the mom you have always wanted to be.
Are you a mother (of kids or adults) who is feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Maybe you are a parent of a child with ADHD, anxiety, autism, or other challenges. You might have similar challenges yourself or other stressors contributing to things feeling so hard. You might be doing your best with a prickly teenager or an adult child, but you are feeling overworked and underappreciated. You may be feeling lost because you have an empty nest or misunderstood as a grandmother or mother-in-law. Maybe you are exhausted from conflicts within the family, taking care of everyone else, even a parent, or grieving the loss of a parent.
Using ACT, CBT, interpersonal therapy, and positive psychology, I will help you have the relationships you have always wanted AND be the mom you have always wanted to be.
Are you a mother (of kids or adults) who is feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Maybe you are a parent of a child with ADHD, anxiety, autism, or other challenges. You might have similar challenges yourself or other stressors contributing to things feeling so hard. You might be doing your best with a prickly teenager or an adult child, but you are feeling overworked and underappreciated. You may be feeling lost because you have an empty nest or misunderstood as a grandmother or mother-in-law. Maybe you are exhausted from conflicts within the family, taking care of everyone else, even a parent, or grieving the loss of a parent.
(984) 207-0176 View (984) 207-0176
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Candace Melvin
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27601
I use an eclectic approach which includes brainspotting (focused mindfulness), positive psychology, forward facing trauma therapy, play therapy, and art therapy.
Discovering our truth can be difficult and a challenge. At times, we just need some additional support to help us get through daily challenges. Take a moment and think about what you can do to take more control of your situation. By reading this and thinking about what you can do; you have already taken the first step in discovering your truth and starting your journey of healing. My experience as a therapist includes providing services to a diverse population, from children to adults with a range of diagnoses. I have a background in working with individuals who have challenges with trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, and grief.
I use an eclectic approach which includes brainspotting (focused mindfulness), positive psychology, forward facing trauma therapy, play therapy, and art therapy.
Discovering our truth can be difficult and a challenge. At times, we just need some additional support to help us get through daily challenges. Take a moment and think about what you can do to take more control of your situation. By reading this and thinking about what you can do; you have already taken the first step in discovering your truth and starting your journey of healing. My experience as a therapist includes providing services to a diverse population, from children to adults with a range of diagnoses. I have a background in working with individuals who have challenges with trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, and grief.
(910) 463-9540 View (910) 463-9540
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Jennifer Snipes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCM
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27610  (Online Only)
Currently offering a variety of evidence-based counseling services, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy and more.
Do you catch a glimpse of the finish line, yet it seems out of your grasp? Taking these steps can be overwhelming, occasionally sapping our motivation. The journey from where you are to your destination has countless stages. The unexpected detours that life throws at us can block our path and make navigation seem unmanageable. During these moments, I help you identify your desires and empower you to make those positive changes in your life. I understand that making the decision to seek help can be difficult, so I use an approach that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental creating an environment where you feel supported.
Currently offering a variety of evidence-based counseling services, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy and more.
Do you catch a glimpse of the finish line, yet it seems out of your grasp? Taking these steps can be overwhelming, occasionally sapping our motivation. The journey from where you are to your destination has countless stages. The unexpected detours that life throws at us can block our path and make navigation seem unmanageable. During these moments, I help you identify your desires and empower you to make those positive changes in your life. I understand that making the decision to seek help can be difficult, so I use an approach that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental creating an environment where you feel supported.
(984) 538-9572 View (984) 538-9572
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Auna Myong Namkung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I offer a free 1 hour session so we know how well we work together! Do you look around you and wonder why other people are so happy? Why do they have so much energy? How are they so productive and are able to laugh and joke like they do? Do you want to see more of these qualities in yourself? I really want to help you become that person because I was there too! I specialize in helping people reduce depression and become the happy productive person they want to be. Through Positive Psychology oriented/strength-based work, CBT, and DBT informed therapy I can help you gain these skills.
I offer a free 1 hour session so we know how well we work together! Do you look around you and wonder why other people are so happy? Why do they have so much energy? How are they so productive and are able to laugh and joke like they do? Do you want to see more of these qualities in yourself? I really want to help you become that person because I was there too! I specialize in helping people reduce depression and become the happy productive person they want to be. Through Positive Psychology oriented/strength-based work, CBT, and DBT informed therapy I can help you gain these skills.
(919) 694-6168 View (919) 694-6168
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Mindscape Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
What if you could reboot your mental script, declutter your thoughts, and unveil the 'you' that's been sidelined? No BS. Just honest conversations. Navigating the demands of modern society can be demanding, and the process of change can feel daunting. However, with compassionate and unbiased assistance, virtual therapy offers the advantage of flexibility and accessibility, allowing you to prioritize your mental well-being on your own terms. I'm here to support you in exploring what truly suits you as you embark on your path toward self-awareness, personal development, and a more fulfilling life. Ready for step one?
What if you could reboot your mental script, declutter your thoughts, and unveil the 'you' that's been sidelined? No BS. Just honest conversations. Navigating the demands of modern society can be demanding, and the process of change can feel daunting. However, with compassionate and unbiased assistance, virtual therapy offers the advantage of flexibility and accessibility, allowing you to prioritize your mental well-being on your own terms. I'm here to support you in exploring what truly suits you as you embark on your path toward self-awareness, personal development, and a more fulfilling life. Ready for step one?
(910) 421-4703 View (910) 421-4703
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Barbara Jean Lowe
Psychologist, PhD, LP, BCC, SEP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Are you hurting, frustrated, or feel stuck? I honor your courage to seek wholeness & growth. I know you want relief. Enduring change through therapy can happen for you. Trauma, relationship challenges, family struggles & internal pain can be shifted! I welcome you into a space of honor, hope, safety, & power to change. I partner w/ you to achieve your goals for skillful living, belonging, & wholeness. I artfully employ therapeutic & scientific techniques that bring wellness to the heart & mind (SE, DBT, ART, CBT, IFS, EMDR, Gottman, EFT). Ages 5-75. I also offer faith integration upon request. I offer hourly sessions & intensives.
Are you hurting, frustrated, or feel stuck? I honor your courage to seek wholeness & growth. I know you want relief. Enduring change through therapy can happen for you. Trauma, relationship challenges, family struggles & internal pain can be shifted! I welcome you into a space of honor, hope, safety, & power to change. I partner w/ you to achieve your goals for skillful living, belonging, & wholeness. I artfully employ therapeutic & scientific techniques that bring wellness to the heart & mind (SE, DBT, ART, CBT, IFS, EMDR, Gottman, EFT). Ages 5-75. I also offer faith integration upon request. I offer hourly sessions & intensives.
(919) 585-1575 View (919) 585-1575
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Liz Leah Sinclair
Counselor
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Liz believes in providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to get the support you deserve to live a better life. Liz completed her Bachelor of Science from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio and received her Master of Science School Counseling and Community Counseling from Ohio University. She received her licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina in 2013 and has 20 years' experience working in a variety of helping roles supporting seniors, adults, children, families and couples. Liz has over ten years of experience working with children ages 5-11 as a school counselor.
Liz believes in providing a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to get the support you deserve to live a better life. Liz completed her Bachelor of Science from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio and received her Master of Science School Counseling and Community Counseling from Ohio University. She received her licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina in 2013 and has 20 years' experience working in a variety of helping roles supporting seniors, adults, children, families and couples. Liz has over ten years of experience working with children ages 5-11 as a school counselor.
(984) 363-8673 View (984) 363-8673
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Shannon Sauls
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615  (Online Only)
Shannon Sauls is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) who has experience working with adults, adolescents, and families seeking support to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parental challenges, anger, self-esteem issues, codependency, and other challenges that arise in life. She uses cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, S.M.A.R.T goal setting, and psychotherapy techniques, to sit with her clients in their struggles, offering them comfort and support to help them overcome the challenges they are facing.
Shannon Sauls is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) who has experience working with adults, adolescents, and families seeking support to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parental challenges, anger, self-esteem issues, codependency, and other challenges that arise in life. She uses cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, S.M.A.R.T goal setting, and psychotherapy techniques, to sit with her clients in their struggles, offering them comfort and support to help them overcome the challenges they are facing.
(984) 464-6997 View (984) 464-6997
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Shereece Harley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, MSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients: I believe in addressing the full picture of the client, growth, and healing. I recognize that each client' story is unique and deserves a unique approach. I use integrative styles of therapy to create a client-centered fit. I am professionally multi-disciplined much like my educational background which includes psychology, clinical social work, and education. I bring to therapy a culturally competent atmosphere that welcomes all people who are ready to grow. I enjoy the empowerment perspective, strength-based therapy, trauma-informed therapy, coping skill building and more.
Accepting new clients: I believe in addressing the full picture of the client, growth, and healing. I recognize that each client' story is unique and deserves a unique approach. I use integrative styles of therapy to create a client-centered fit. I am professionally multi-disciplined much like my educational background which includes psychology, clinical social work, and education. I bring to therapy a culturally competent atmosphere that welcomes all people who are ready to grow. I enjoy the empowerment perspective, strength-based therapy, trauma-informed therapy, coping skill building and more.
(919) 629-0491 View (919) 629-0491
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Anxiety And Eating Disorder Recovery Sydney Swan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Unsure of how to change things for the better? Are you struggling with perfectionism, self-esteem, anxiety, adjusting to new or difficult life experiences? It can be overwhelming and isolating when you’re struggling emotionally. If you or your adolescent can relate to these experiences, there is hope. As a therapist I have to come to understand my clients needs and believe in the following: you can increase Self-acceptance, create positive change through your own Wisdom and begin to heal with the support of an Authentic and Nurturing therapeutic relationship. S.W.A.N. is more than just a name.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Unsure of how to change things for the better? Are you struggling with perfectionism, self-esteem, anxiety, adjusting to new or difficult life experiences? It can be overwhelming and isolating when you’re struggling emotionally. If you or your adolescent can relate to these experiences, there is hope. As a therapist I have to come to understand my clients needs and believe in the following: you can increase Self-acceptance, create positive change through your own Wisdom and begin to heal with the support of an Authentic and Nurturing therapeutic relationship. S.W.A.N. is more than just a name.
(984) 265-2233 View (984) 265-2233
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Dr. Perihan Akcan Aydin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
Being a human can be challenging at times. I can relate! You might feel stuck in a dark cycle or overwhelmed by a lot of stressors in this modern world. If you allow me, I would love to be part of your journey, and we will develop a plan together that works best for your needs. During our journey together, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to facilitate your personal growth in self-awareness and self-acceptance at your own pace. You will find an atmosphere of love, understanding, unconditional respect, and a lot of courage during my services, which will help you reach your therapy goals.
Being a human can be challenging at times. I can relate! You might feel stuck in a dark cycle or overwhelmed by a lot of stressors in this modern world. If you allow me, I would love to be part of your journey, and we will develop a plan together that works best for your needs. During our journey together, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to facilitate your personal growth in self-awareness and self-acceptance at your own pace. You will find an atmosphere of love, understanding, unconditional respect, and a lot of courage during my services, which will help you reach your therapy goals.
(919) 980-9586 View (919) 980-9586
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Amy Hunnicutt
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Amy Hunnicutt is a licensed therapist with over 6 years of counseling experience. Amy believes any number of life events can make it difficult to "show up" in our relationships, workplaces, and for ourselves the way we want to. She loves working with individuals to help them identify the things that are keeping them from living a life they love. Amy specializes in helping people with depression, ADHD, grief, parenting issues, and adjusting to life transitions, as well as those struggling with their faith and how they view the world.
Amy Hunnicutt is a licensed therapist with over 6 years of counseling experience. Amy believes any number of life events can make it difficult to "show up" in our relationships, workplaces, and for ourselves the way we want to. She loves working with individuals to help them identify the things that are keeping them from living a life they love. Amy specializes in helping people with depression, ADHD, grief, parenting issues, and adjusting to life transitions, as well as those struggling with their faith and how they view the world.
(984) 355-9775 View (984) 355-9775
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Luke Strawn
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome! I fully believe that every person brings an individualistic perspective to the table - Shaped by their own identities, experiences, and challenges. It's most important to create a space where we can explore unique solutions together and model healthy communication and relationships. My hope is that we explore emotions, practice vulnerability, and work towards personal goals together. I also acknowledge how my identities and statuses of privilege show up and I intentionally operate with an anti-racism lens to help empower clients to show up authentically.
Hello, and welcome! I fully believe that every person brings an individualistic perspective to the table - Shaped by their own identities, experiences, and challenges. It's most important to create a space where we can explore unique solutions together and model healthy communication and relationships. My hope is that we explore emotions, practice vulnerability, and work towards personal goals together. I also acknowledge how my identities and statuses of privilege show up and I intentionally operate with an anti-racism lens to help empower clients to show up authentically.
(919) 820-8256 View (919) 820-8256
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Susan Lipiec
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
If you are at a place where you are experiencing some difficulties in life, you do not have to stay in that place. I offer a wide variety of knowledge, experience, compassion, and empathy into my time with others. I enjoy infusing my work with a lot of humor, and creativity, while embracing the holistic model of the mind/body connection.
If you are at a place where you are experiencing some difficulties in life, you do not have to stay in that place. I offer a wide variety of knowledge, experience, compassion, and empathy into my time with others. I enjoy infusing my work with a lot of humor, and creativity, while embracing the holistic model of the mind/body connection.
(919) 372-0631 View (919) 372-0631
Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.