- Appalachian State University; BS Psychology
- Western Carolina University: MAEd. Counseling (CACREP)*
- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (NC LPCA # A10475)
- Professional Educator’s License; North Carolina (Standard Professional II, 98-S, K-12)
- Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC #291173)
- National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
- American School Counselor Association (ASCA), member
- North Carolina School Counselor Association (NCSCA), member
- American Counselor Association (ACA), member
- Psychology Today, member
- North Carolina Counselor Association (NCCA), member
- Location: 582 W Main St, 28779, NC, Sylva, United States
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- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (2013, North Carolina)
- NBCC National Certified Counselor (expires 30 Apr 2017)
- MA in Education Counseling/School
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My session prices
Video sessionfrom $79Voice sessionfrom $59IM sessionfrom $59Email sessionfrom $125
How I can help you
Counseling is designed to meet the needs of every client on an individual basis. This can be done in a traditional office setting, but is most often completed at an agreed upon location between counselor and client. Our services include sessions held in the office, outdoor, in your home, coffee shops, restaurants, via internet, phone and many other “outside of the box” venues.
Because every person and situation are unique, Keystone uses a multi-theory avenue to meet its clients’ needs. The most common techniques we utilize and combine are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person Centered Therapy (PCT) and Play Therapy.
Additionally, while Keystone is founded on the Christian faith, all types of religious or non-religious beliefs are encouraged in our empowering technique of incorporating spirituality into counseling.
What to expect
Note: The price under "Email Session" reflects my unlimited email option. You pay one price and then we can send unlimited emails to each other throughout the month. I will send you a reminder before the month ends so you can decide if you want to do another month or choose a different communication option.
First of all, MAKE CONTACT. You can call or email, whichever you prefer; just make contact. I am happy to provide you with a 15 minute phone call to discuss the process and see if we are a good fit for each other. If we are not, I am happy to refer to you to a colleague who may better suit your needs.
THE FIRST CALL…
Often times the first call (or email) is the hardest to make. This is usually when you are most nervous and anxious about what to say or ask. You have just made the hardest first step, so no need to worry about what to say or ask. I will ask you a few questions about what you are looking for in therapy and how I may best meet your needs. You can remain completely anonymous, or you can provide as much information as you would like.
During the free consultation, I will spend time gathering a little information about what you need. This includes what you are hoping to get out of counseling, how long you have been experiencing these symptoms or obstacles and why now feels like the right time for change. You will notice in the first session that I will ask more questions than I will in most of our sessions. This is for two reasons; first it helps for me to get to know you and what your needs are and secondly, because it helps to reduce your nerves about feeling like you need to know exactly what to say or do.
END OF THE FIRST SESSION
Often times clients tell me they feel relieved at the end of the first session because they have been able to release a burden that has been bothering them for a while and also because they feel like they are no longer alone with what they have been experiencing. I hope at a minimum at the end of our first session together you feel you have been heard and feel nurtured. We will be a team moving forward to achieving your best life.
At the end of the first session we will briefly talk about rescheduling and going forward working together. I typically try and schedule my clients for the same time every week, but as some of my clients have different work and home schedules, we can always move days and times as needed.
If for any reason at this point you don’t feel like we are the right match, don’t worry. I would much rather refer you to someone that is a good match, then for us to continue working together and you feel like you are not benefiting from services. It is much more important for you to have the right therapist versus the first therapist you met.
AFTER THE FIRST SESSION
I always try and work with my clients to establish at least one “self-care” item to do throughout the week. Good self-care items can be walking around the neighborhood, listening to your favorite music or laughing with some friends. The most important part is doing something to be mindful of the need to nurture and care for yourself. Keep in mind that committing yourself to counseling and its process is caring for yourself also. Be sure to give yourself credit for taking steps to a healthier you!
Now that you are a bit more familiar with the process you are ready to make the first call. Email or call to schedule your free 15 minute phone or messaging consultation so we can further discuss your needs in counseling. I’m more than happy to answer any questions you may have before scheduling our first appointment, 828-331-3010 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes life is downright hard. Plans have changed, dreams have been shattered. Life is real, folks, and it’s not always easy. If you have reached a point where you are feeling sad, lonely, insecure, unsettled or even desperate, I can help. I have a niche for helping my clients work through depression and/or anxiety, and my passion is seeing someone like you find confidence and purpose again, regardless of your situation. I offer a flexible schedule with daytime, evening and weekend openings to meet the needs of real people living in a real world.
I am passionate about empowering my clients to find meaning, understanding and peace in their lives. My specialty is helping people identify, learn from and cope with life struggles. I will help you feel better quickly by teaching simple, yet life-changing skills, while encouraging you through every step.
My gift is that I am able to be professional, knowledgeable and confident, yet down to earth and unpretentious. My reputation for making people feel at ease while working through major difficulties is what draws most of my clients to my practice, as well as being easily accessible and flexible.
Licensure and Certifications:
*CACREP: CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world. CACREP programs have been reviewed against professionally approved standards. www.cacrep.org