I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a master’s degree in social work. I have had the privilege to experience working with a diverse group of people in my career; including those having difficulty with life changes, health decline, life transition, depression, anxiety, bi-polar, addiction, and psychotic disorders.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults who suffer from stress reactions, mood disorders, anxiety, anger and aggression problems, opposition, defiance, child maltreatment, family disruption and loss, ADHD, learning issues, and grief. I have received specialized training in utilizing trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy which has proven efficacious in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, complicated bereavement, depression, anxiety, externalizing behaviors, sexualized behaviors, feelings of shame, and mistrust. I also have an interest in working with bereaved children and family members who have lost loved ones through sudden or traumatic experiences.
I believe every single person goes through high and low points in their life. I am here to help navigate and support individuals as they travel through the peaks and valleys of life. I take great pride in building strong relationships with my clients and supporting them throughout the therapeutic process. I would describe my demeanor and therapeutic style as genuine, kind, and compassionate with a sprinkle of humor. Join me in talking about stressful things in your life, let’s set some goals, and I’ll hold you accountable.
Every day is a chance to make a new start! I LOVE what I do, and it is a great privilege to help people on their journey through life. I welcome clients of all ages and all walks of life. I am a Life Coach; Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a NC Licensed School Counselor. I have extensive experience working with youth and I like to incorporate Positive Psychology & Humor into my sessions. I believe nature can be healing and also offer NATURE THERAPY sessions...therapy outdoors! Contact me for more details:)
I help people find their courage to learn new behavior, build better relationships, embrace change, overcome negative effects of damaging life experiences, resolve grief, and transform losses into well-earned wisdom and productive action. Getting "unstuck" requires new perspectives, persistence while sorting through complexities and confusion, and practice with new skills and strategies. I strive to be kind, ethical, informative, interactive, responsive, and a rigorous "coach" who can be helpful to you.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CSI
It is hard to focus on the current moment. It is a challenge to stay attached and connected to your body. There are so many things going on, and all you can experience are images, smells, and feelings of times when you were forced to survive. You may think, "How do I let go" "How do I find connection" There may be times that you lose hours or days, and come to ask yourself, "How did I get here" and "How do I talk about what's going on without feeling like a burden?" There may be times when you feel you cannot connect to others as your life experiences feel too big. You may feel shame in your experiences, and others may not relate to
Hi! I'm glad you found my page. Whether you define your present need as big or small, I am here to help you and look forward to taking this journey with you. Together we can work to develop or rebuild the skills necessary to improve or cope with life's present stressors. Before we dive in, I spend the first sessions really getting to know you and uncovering what you hope to gain by coming to therapy. We will take the next steps at your pace in a safe, empathetic space.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LCMHC, LCAS
As a dually licensed professional counselor and clinical addiction specialist, I have been in practice for over twenty-five years. My strengths include providing warmth, compassion and connection. I have worked with a wide range of adult challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma psychosis and substance abuse.
There is something in your life that is getting in the way of you living your best life. You might feel like you are surviving instead of thriving. Your day to day tasks and responsibilities may seem overwhelming and exhausting. It can seem daunting in today’s world to manage your obligations at home, work, school, with family and friends, and yourself. Perhaps you have intrusive thoughts that cause uncomfortable feelings like shame, guilt, embarrassment, sadness, or anxiety. Maybe it is hard to focus, complete tasks, sleep through the night, escape from nightmares, interact with others in a fulfilling way, or find peace.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a PhD and MSW and over 20 years of practice experience. My passion is to empower others to achieve their fullest potential, that is to guide clients work through their current challenges and help them to move beyond — so they walk away stronger, wiser, and feeling good about their ability to shape their future.
You might be seeking therapy because you feel like no one has your back, that you just can't handle how much crap keeps pilling up on you, because you doubt your ability to manage the craziness of life, the heaviness of it, the complications of family that you love, but who don't always treat you with love and care, you feel weighed down by "failures" and unable to see your strength and successes despite surviving one hard thing after another, and often with limited or poor support. Or maybe you just feel broken and that no one else cares. The truth is most people aren't broken. They may have hearts or minds that have been sprained, but with the right treatment, they can heal. When people come to see me who feel that "no one cares about them" I'm always reminded of how important it is that AT LEAST ONE PERSON cares...and the fact that they got to my office tells me that the MOST important person they can have rooting for them in their life CARES - THEY CARE. They care enough to get the support they need. And that's the first step to widening that circle to create healthy connections so that they don't have to carry that care alone.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, CCTP, CMCC, LPC
Loss comes in many forms and in different stages that presents challenges which can effect your life and happiness. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, sel-esteem/confodence, relationship issues, communication skills, impulse control concerns, life transition issues (e.g., divorce, job loss, retirement, care-giver support), trauma and grief, counseling can empower you and lead you towards the ability to have a life worth living and enjoying. I believe the relationship between client and therapist is essential to growth and healing. Providing a safe, nonjudgemental environment to explore your concerns and struggles.
Change can be a difficult process. It may seem that some people around you know exactly who they are even when faced with major life changing experiences. But for most of us, we need time to adjust to major changes. Along the way to becoming who we truly want to be, we can be faced with ideas of who we think we should be and the influence of what others expect of us. I like to find the strengths in people and focus on their abilities. I get excited about the transformations that people go through as they grow. I want to help you become the best version of yourself throughout this transformation.
My ideal client is someone who is willing and ready to make a change in their life. I contend that this is the reason they are reaching out to someone like me for help, because they are seeking change in their life. I want too meet them where they are at in life, with whatever issue/s they may be struggling with and work together with them (come alongside them) to help foster change. In my experience and professional opinion this is most effective when the person is ready and willing to put in the work necessary to foster this change. I know I am.
I’m so glad you are taking the time to look for a counselor to help you with self care! I listen therapeutically to understand and assess the state you’re finding yourself in. I am a Christian and incorporate spirituality into my practice IF the client finds that helpful. I am an empath with a strong intuition; I am the mother of a special needs child and a neurotypical child. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I look forward to being on your team on your journey to health and wholeness. You can do this!
The search for a therapist can be intimidating, as you are choosing someone with whom to share your most intimate thoughts and feelings. It's not easy to choose, but I wanted to share a bit about myself to help you see if we might be the right fit. I'm probably not exactly what you think of as a therapist, as I am a former airborne soldier with the United States Army. I'm not the prim and proper, super put together therapist who just tells you everything will be alright, (though it will)! Instead, I'm the a therapist who walks beside you on your journey to see things differently, make changes in your life, and advocate for yourself.
Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy at Inner Solutions Counseling Center, focusing on helping adults, adolescents, and families navigate life changes and mental health challenges. The goal of my practice is to provide a safe, empathetic space and bring enthusiasm, compassion, and humor to our work together. My therapeutic approach is highly collaborative, change-oriented and strengths-based. I have over 15 years of direct patient experience and provide treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, grief, life transitions, relationship struggles, young adult and women’s issues.
**Telehealth now offered due to Social Distancing; email for more information or to schedule an appointment.** It's important to me to cultivate a safe relationship space with everyone I see in counseling. We will collaborate, question, reflect, and explore positive directions based on your unique situation, concerns, strengths and individual sense of meaningfulness. Although my comfort zone within the range of life is relatively broad, I do have some special interest in areas related to substance use, family counseling and all facets of pre/post natal concerns.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MAEd, LCMHCA, NCC
*Immediate openings for individual and couples counseling.* Seeking professional help is an important step. The task of finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. Finding someone with whom you have a genuine connection is paramount to healing and growth. This is why I offer all new clients a free 30-minute phone consultation, allowing you to ensure we are a good fit. I strive to infuse authenticity & "realness" into my work with clients and to create an environment where they are comfortable doing the same.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Are you struggling with some issues...that you just can't seem to shake? Maybe you've tried talking to a family member or close friend about what's going on. But you worry about burdening others so you minimize your problems and put on a "good front". You may have even tried listening to podcasts or reading self-help books. But at the end of the day you still feel lost, empty, stuck, struggling in your relationship, or sitting with some pretty painful feelings you just can't seem to get past.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington, or Child Psychologists in Wilmington.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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.