SHINE: S-strengthen H-help I-inspire N-nurture E-empower - Mental Health
SHINE: S-strengthen H-help I-inspire N-nurture E-empower - Mental Health
Hi, I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience in the Mental Health field. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1994 and from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1998 with a master’s degree in social work. I have worked in various professional settings in the human services/mental health fields, including the school system, Department of Social Services, Housing Programs, and counseling facilities. Still, I found my passion in providing clinical support services to children, families, and adults needing additional psychiatric and therapeutic support.
I offer virtual sessions only. I have experience working with children ages five and up and adults ages 18 through the geriatric population. I have experience treating disorders including, but not limited to, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders such as Depression, Psychotic/Schizophrenic Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Grief/Loss, Relational Problems, etc. I provide individual, family, and couples’/marriage counseling services. Treatment modalities offered include Evidenced Based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Grief Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered, Family Systems Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques. I am compassionate about my desire to serve others by meeting their needs and believe in a holistic approach to treatment, servicing the mind, body, and spirit. I can accept Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, Bright Health, United Health Care, and Optum insurance plans.
Hi, I believe each client is an expert in their own experience. My job as a therapist is to help you realize your power to reach your goals. I think the purpose of therapy is for a client to work on self-healing as they find healing within their community. I work with clients with all types of traumas, including religious trauma, intimate partner violence, and family systems trauma. I help clients deconstruct oppressive ideologies, whether we are directly harmed by them or were brainwashed to believe them. As a queer person, I also specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, including asexual, aromantic, and bisexual clients. To help clients' individual needs, I utilize solution focus, narrative therapy, somatic experiencing, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Therapy is a co-creative process that requires clients to be accountable for their growth. I practice cultural humility and competence as an intersectional feminist. I utilize evidence-based practice and actively listen to diverse voices in the community so that I can empathetically and sensitively help clients of all races, classes, abilities, beliefs, etc. It would be a privilege to help you in your self-empowerment journey!
Hi, I am a recent graduate of Walden University where I earned my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a dual specialization in Trauma and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. As your counselor, I am passionate about helping clients find the inner strength they need to face all obstacles they may face in life. Depending on the needs of the clients I may utilize Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or Family Systems Therapy to aid the client in reaching their specific therapeutic goals. I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and other mental health and life concerns. I believe that my role as a Counselor is to collaborate with my clients and work with them to solve their issues.
Making the decision to seek out Mental Health support is not easy but can be very beneficial. Change is not easy and along your journey, we may discuss aspects of your life that may be unpleasant or uncomfortable. If feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, shame, loneliness, or frustration begin to surface, we will process and work through the feelings together. There are no guarantees of what you will experience. For you to achieve the most benefit from counseling, you will have to be engaged in your therapy sessions, committed, and do work outside of therapy to meet your personal goals.
- Teisha Fowler, MS, LCMHCA
Hi, I'm Desiree'. Thanks for considering starting your healing journey with me. I believe therapy works best as a collaborative process where we work on what you would like to focus on. I want to provide a "spin" on the typical view of a therapy session. This might look like using various methods such as art, music, mindfulness, or other practices in our time together. I utilize a variety of therapeutic orientations in my practice, but my favorites are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.
I am passionate about working with adults involved in the Criminal Justice system, people living with anxiety and/or depression, people with intimate partner violence issues, people experiencing body image concerns/eating disorder treatment, and people experiencing substance use concerns. As a proud ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, I can also provide services based on the unique situations that members of this community may face. If these things sound like a good fit for you, please consider scheduling a session with me. I look forward to speaking with you! I accept Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Aetna insurance plans.
I believe in taking a collaborative approach with my clients that emphasizes their goals and strengths. I support adults by treating the whole person and creating an environment that promotes positive change.
I have experience with dually diagnosed clients dealing with both mental health and substance abuse. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. My treatment styles include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. Also, I provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a trained DBT therapist. I believe in person-centered treatment and empowering my clients.
Having been a client myself, I believe in the power that counseling can have on an individual. As a counselor, I strive to create a welcome and support for all my clients. By focusing on my client's strengths, I can empower them to be the best version of themselves.
Hi! I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress management for children and adults. I like to utilize a creative approach to therapy to help tailor it to you as an individual. I view myself as an eclectic counselor, as I like to pull from various theories to best fit your needs. I primarily utilize cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
I chose to become a counselor because I love to witness the growth that others achieve. I have a passion for healing, and counseling allows me to be a part of others’ healing journeys almost every day. I offer virtual sessions only at this time.
“Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.”-Iyanla Vanzant.
I enjoy working with clients motivated to work on the issues they see as having hurt their lives or issues that they feel are holding them back from living the life they want and having the relationships they want to have.
I offer virtual sessions only. I have experience working with depressive, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. I have also worked with those needing help with anger management, coping skills, and parenting education. I have experience working with people with chronic diseases, including chronic kidney disease and HIV.
I believe, from personal and professional experience, that therapy can profoundly affect how satisfied and fulfilled we feel in our lives. Too often, we carry negative feelings and behaviors counterproductive to living our best life. With the right therapist and the desire to change, hope for a better life exists.