YOU EXPERIENCE INTENSE EMOTIONS
You probably find that this has a horrible impact on relationships in your life. You probably don’t love yourself…you may not even know who you are. Chances are, you’ve done this “therapy thing” before. Why would this time be any different?
Good question! And I would be silly if I just simply said, “trust me.” You’ve had a lot of experiences that justify you not trusting me. And I certainly want you to be skeptical. Because, believe it or not, that skepticism grows from a small little seed of self-compassion. And from that small seed of self-compassion, we can grow an entire garden of hope—if you’ll walk through my front door. Now, don’t hear me telling you that this is going to be easy, because it won’t. Don’t hear me telling you that this will be fun…it won’t. Don’t hear me telling you that it will be pain-free…it won’t. But living the way that you’ve been living hasn’t been easy either…there’s been a lot of suffering.
What I am telling you is that I see you, and you are amazing. You have been amazing from the very beginning, and you are amazing now. You’re an extremely sensitive, insightful, kind human being who was probably planted in an environment that wasn’t a good fit. Rather than seeing that (what child can?) you internalized that you are bad, and have learned some unhealthy ways of coping because of that.
I’m here to teach you that you are not bad, and have never been. You were born extra sensitive, extra aware, and extra empathic. These are all great qualities! If you have an environment that doesn’t quite understand it, however, you’re a rose bush trying to thrive in a field of sunflowers. Roses are beautiful…sunflowers are beautiful…they have different needs to grow and thrive.
Just like a rose bush that gets pruned, fertilized, and nurtured…you can also grow and thrive. You can become the person that you want to be, prune away the habits that you want to get rid of, nurture the parts of you that you want to grow, and fertilize new ways of handling life and relationships.
We look forward to walking through it with you!
Meet Our Team
Bio coming soon!
Case Management Intern
Hello everyone! My name is Kaila. I’m excited to be interning at Guilford Counseling this fall. I attend UNCG as a Social Work major hoping to become a future therapist. I’m excited to learn new things to help me progress in my career. I am originally from Philadelphia,PA and in my free time I love to try new restaurants.
LCSWA and Client Care Services Manager
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives”-Anonymous.
Hey, I’m glad that you are here. Believe it or not, this is the first step to a new beginning. My name is Jocelyn
Bumpers and I believe that most human beings desire to be the best version of themself, no matter where we’ve
been…or what we’ve been through. However, the issue is that we don’t know how to transform from who we are
now to who we want to become.
As an African American female who grew up in a low-income neighborhood, I understand how our intersecting
identities (race, ethnicity, gender, religion, social status, age, and sexuality) and experiences shape the person we are
today. My approach to therapy is rooted within a Person-Centered framework that explores how our thoughts,
emotions, and behaviors (along with our upbringing) create a narrative in our minds about ourselves and the world
around us. As we build a healthy therapeutic relationship, we will begin to reframe and restructure the “story of our
life” until it becomes a new story, or in your case, A Life Worth Living. We don’t do this by changing our past but by
shaping a better future.
Regardless of the hand you were dealt in life, my passion as a clinical social worker is to help you navigate whatever
challenges you may face. I do my absolute best work with clients (18+) who need assistance in the following areas:
-Distorted Thinking Patterns about Oneself and the World
-Hopelessness, Low Self- Worth, and Suicidal Ideation
-Self Harm and Impulsive/Reckless Decision Making
-Abusive Family Dynamics & Conflict with Family Members
-Ineffective Communication Patterns & Interpersonal Conflicts
-Stage of life Challenges (Marriage/Divorce, Parenting, Entering/Exiting College, Job Transitions, Etc.)
-Finding Your Identity
-Identifying Your Emotions
-Anxiety (About life, relationships, the Future, etc.)
-Religious Trauma or Abuse
-Challenges with Faith
The idea of beginning therapy can be intimidating. As relationships and life stressors become overwhelming, the support that therapy provides is a necessity.
I enjoy working with individuals that experience a wide range of trauma. Persons that endure disturbing memories, have unresolved trauma or those that are in search of finding themselves in a world that may no longer offer support.
If you are looking for validation, support, and alliance within the therapeutic relationship, we would be a good fit.
Adolescents and young adults are a joy to work with, as they are often searching for their place in the world. Expressive and creative outlets are used in my style of practice. As I work in partnership with the client, we can find a healthy balance between acceptance and change.
Dianna L. Case
MSW, LCSW, DBTC
I am a long-time resident of North Carolina. I completed my undergraduate studies at UNCG, and completed my graduate studies in the Joint Master of Social Work Program at UNCG and NC A&T in 2000. I am licensed by the NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. I have been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1998. I am in the process of completing my Intensive DBT Training through Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech. In 2005, I was fortunate enough to volunteer with my adult son for a week in Gulf Port Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. We performed deconstruction work—demolishing the interior of each home and removing water-destroyed personal belongings. The devastating conditions shocked my senses. Although the people we helped were stunned by the damage and loss, their will to survive and rebuild strong. Each person we helped verbalized appreciation for the help and individual respect offered. I returned to Greensboro physically exhausted yet reenergized and invigorated by the capacity of the human resolve to thrive. In my professional work I build a reciprocal relationship. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan and set goals. I provide treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and couples with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, unresolved emotional issues, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss, and relationship/family concerns. I utilize strength-based, solution-focused treatment with evidence-based therapies.
I value time with my family and enjoy the antics of my house cats. I practice sustainable energy through reducing waste by recycling and composting, and organic planting of vegetables and herbs.
MSW, LCSW, DBTC
My name is Jennifer Cobb and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working with individuals and families in the mental health field since 1999 and opened Guilford Counseling, PLLC in 2011. I have completed a 2-year intensive training with Dr. Marsha Linehan through her program Behavioral Tech, am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and am certified in Traumatic Stress Studies by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.
At this time, I am the only certified clinician providing comprehensive DBT in the Guilford County area. As passionate as I am about ensuring that folks have access to quality DBT treatment, I am just as passionate about helping other clinicians recognize their fears and reduce the stigma associated with DBT and the folks who benefit from receiving this treatment.
As the founder and Clinical Director of Guilford Counseling, PLLC, I am dedicated to providing effective, evidence-based therapies in an accepting and compassionate environment. I will work with you to help you let go of your struggle with emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, self-harming tendencies, or symptoms of trauma in order to move toward a more full and meaningful life. As part of our work together, we will create an idea of what a fulfilling life looks like for you and explore how to get there. My approach emphasizes the combination of acceptance and mindfulness practices with a focus on concrete behavioral change. As therapy is a financial investment, I believe it is important to focus on treatment approaches that have been shown to work.
I invite you to call to see if I will be a good fit for you and/or your family. I provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to reclaim joy in your life…I believe a meaningful connection with your therapist is essential.
- Licensed by North Carolina Certification and Licensure Board
- National Association of Social Workers-Co-facilitator of local group since 2011; Board member 2016
- Member of Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (through which I hold a certification in DBT)
- Assistant Professor with the University of NC-Greensboro and NC A&T State University
Bio coming soon!
Have you ever felt stuck, that no one understood you or could relate? If so, I honestly can identify. Life brings its trials and tribulations. My personal goal is to meet you where you are on your journey and help you accomplish your goals and potential.
Hi, my name is Amanda Crumpton. I obtained my bachelor’s in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am a graduate student in the advanced standing Joint Master of Social Work program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also serve as a graduate assistant. In addition to my studies and research, I provide case management to individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness and have a history of complex trauma.
I am deeply passionate about working with individuals of all ages experiencing complex trauma, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality.
My work focuses on providing my clients with a safe place where their voices can and will be heard. I sincerely value vulnerability and connection in practice and am here to support you. I utilize empathy and compassion to create a new season of meaningful life experiences. I seek to understand each client thoroughly and acknowledge each client as an expert in their life experiences.
I have a fierce love of working with others and building healthy interpersonal relationships. Outside school and work, I value spending time with my children and fur babies, traveling and exploring new areas and cultures, gardening, exercising, and interior design.
Hi! My name is Bojana and I am a recent graduate of UNCG and A&T Social Work program and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. I have a history of working with adolescent individuals, young adults, individuals who experience homelessness and individuals who live with HIV/AIDS. I currently enjoy working with young adults, those identifying as LGBTQIA, individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, and those experiencing challenges with maintaining relationships. I use dialectical behavior therapy as my primary modality and brainspotting.
I believe people have the opportunity for a second chance and are deserving of such. We are not identified by our mistakes nor our past. I look towards a future with individuals who are seeking a second chance at their life worth living. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort in which the therapist is just as engaged as the client. I value keeping an open mind, judgment free discussions, and feeling heard and seen.
Together we will establish your goals, find your voice, overcome trauma and achieve your second chance.
Bio coming soon
Hello! My name is Scotty and it’s so nice to meet you. I am currently pursuing my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I also earned a BS in Psychology and a BA in Criminology from UNCG. As I work towards licensure, I’m continuing to explore different therapeutic approaches.
My first and foremost concern in the therapeutic process is the bond between client and counselor. I have a deep-rooted desire to foster collaboration and provide a compassionate environment for those seeking guidance. I firmly believe in the power of collaborative therapy, where clients and therapists work together to explore emotions, develop coping strategies, and navigate life’s challenges.
As a queer, person of color, I am passionate about creating a safe and inclusive space where individuals of diverse backgrounds can feel comfortable, supported, and understood within their own context. If someone is coming to me with instances of maladaptive thinking, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or body-image issues, these things need to be addressed just as uniquely as they’re experienced. Every person deserves a space to be heard holistically.
Ultimately, I aspire to empower individuals to embrace their authentic selves, overcome challenges, and recognize their own strengths. This process can be difficult, and I want to recognize the strength it takes to reach out.
Outside of work, I enjoy making art, playing video games, and petting my lovely cat, Kimbo.
MSW Candidate - Client Care Specialist and Member of Admin Team
Bio coming soon
MSW Candidate - Operations and Billing Specialist, Peer Support Specialist, and member of Admin Team
Hello, my name is Bryan Fujimoto and I am the operations and billing specialist at Guilford Counseling. I am a graduate of the social work program from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and will attend the Joint Master of Social Work program at North Carolina A&T State University and UNCG in the fall of 2023. In addition to facilitating the day-to-day operations at the clinic I am also involved with peer support and case management with some of our clients. I love working with others and building relationships in the community. I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, backpacking trips and long drives through scenic landscapes. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need assistance with anything GC related. Have an awesome day!
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Licensure of School Social Work
- Currently an MSW intern from the Joint Master of Social Work Program between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
I plan to obtain my LCSW-A and then work to obtain my LCSW.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching television shows and movies, reading, yoga, and embroidery.
Coming from a humanistic, person-centered, and strengths-based perspective, I value the power of kindness and compassion. Using an abolitionist framework, I believe everyone has the inherent ability to liberate themselves from any invisible barriers to becoming their true, authentic selves. This can be done by reframing narratives of our lives and seeking to not only understand oneself, but truly accept oneself. I aim to empower people to find autonomy and confidence within themselves and I do not underestimate the power that empathy, affirmation and validation have in that process.
I do not judge anyone for being who they are. I only seek to assist in another’s journey of self discovery and self actualization by guiding them on the healthiest and safest path that they have chosen for themselves. As a queer person, I have a passion for serving those in the beautiful and bright LGBTQ+ community.
I have an extensive history of working with K-12 youth and young adults, the LGBTQ+ community, those living with HIV, those experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty, immigrants and refugees, and those who are justice involved and incarcerated. I have worked with individuals navigating through grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and identity discovery and difficulties.
Living in and navigating through this world is hard enough, but you don’t have to do it alone.
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”
Carl Gustav Jung
Kerry Graves, is a native of Greensboro, NC. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from N.C.
State University in 1999 and 2001 in Social Work. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree in
Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has volunteered as an
NASW-NC Board Member and Committees- PAC and Legislative. He has also been on the
APSAC Board as a member and President. Kerry enjoyed working as the Child Welfare
Collaborative Coordinator and Lecturer in the Social Work Department at N.C. State University
and Clinical Instructor at the UNC Chapel Hill FCRP Program.
Kerry began as a therapist in 2006 working with children in the child welfare system who had
undergone trauma and expanded to community care as a therapist and clinical supervisor.
Kerry has a passion for working with adolescents and young adults and utilizes the therapeutic
approaches of CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused, Play Therapy and Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Kerry enjoys watching his kids play high school basketball and football. Kerry also enjoys
coaching high school football, exercising, traveling and martial arts.
As a therapist, I believe that we are all trying our best to navigate this complex life. Are you the type of person who feels like life is too chaotic? Maybe you feel exhausted every day and fear for your safety? Maybe you are struggling with feelings of loneliness? Maybe you feel disconnected from your body and do not know where the day went? I have helped people learn how to navigate life by providing insight, DBT skills, and assistance in helping people feel more connected to themselves, others, and life.
I have a strong comfort and skill set working with individuals and groups over the ages of 12 and up. I have a strong suit in supporting individuals who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals suffering from Bi-Polar, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and other similar diagnoses. I invite you to call to see if I will be a good fit for you. Let’s discontinue your suffering and build a sustainable and supportive life together!
Hello and welcome! In order to survive we often develop ways of being in the world that become painful, limiting, and ineffective over time. I believe safety and compassion are necessary in order for people to change. As a counselor, I will collaborate with you to get curious about unhelpful patterns of behavior and learn positive coping strategies in order to reduce suffering and increase self-efficacy as quickly as possible. When you begin to notice positive changes in your day to day life, it often becomes much easier to practice interacting with inner experiences such as painful emotions, traumatic memories, and core beliefs about the self in new and non-threatening ways.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina and completed my MS and EdS degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I’ve worked with adolescents (14-18) and adults (18-60) struggling with PTSD, complex trauma, sexuality concerns, family issues, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, and chronic emotional sensitivity. I have been intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy and am in the process of completing my first year of Somatic Experiencing training. I work with clients using DBT, somatic psychotherapy, Polyvagal theory-informed therapy, and other mind-body based therapies. I often incorporate movement, music, and art into my sessions based on client interest.
I have a special interest in working with individuals seeking help with:
-Sexuality and gender expression, including transgender, non-binary, and other identities
-Trauma recovery and integration
Outside of my work at Guilford Counseling, I spend time working in my garden, hiking, practicing yoga, seeing live music, and making art.
“It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in the broken world.” ~Mary Oliver
For so many of us, the past several years of pandemic and political unrest have taken a serious toll on our well-being, our mental health, our sense of belonging in community, and even our faith in humanity itself. It has been A LOT. And yet, there continues to be goodness and beauty and hope and love; even when they are hard to see or to access, they are still there.
As humans, it’s our job to figure out how to navigate that tension between the world’s brokenness and its wholeness– and I believe that work begins with learning to navigate that tension within ourselves. As a therapist, I’m privileged to get to journey alongside people who are engaging in that work and to help my clients develop and access whatever tools and strategies will be most helpful to them in their unique circumstances.
Having worked for many years as both a social worker and as a chaplain, I am drawn to exploration of the spiritual aspects of our lived experience. Also, as a non-binary, queer person, I have particular interest in working with clients around the various intersections of LGBTQIA+ identity, sprituality, and religious trauma. Additionally, my clinical interests include (but are not limited to) gender identity/affirmation, grief & loss, emotional literacy, trauma, and chronic illness.
If you are struggling to feel whole and grounded in these wild times we’re living in, please know that you are not alone and that even at our most vulnerable (perhaps especially at our most vulnerable), the promises of hope, growth, and renewal are never out of reach.
Hi. I believe in the power of therapy and the therapeutic alliance between client and clinician. It is hard to obtain the benefits of treatment without a strong and equal relationship. I am an open, supportive and accepting person. My goals are your goals and my hope is to help you obtain them. If you are looking to solve life problems, manage strong emotions or change behaviors , I might be the clinician for you. If you have experienced any type of trauma, I can help.
I am a Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of NC. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and received my Masters of Social Work from Michigan State University in 2011. I work primarily with adult clients, but have spent several years working with teens. I have much experience working with trauma, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault. I also work with adoptees and adoptive parents, I have personal experience with both. Throughout my career I have provided treatment to individuals of all ages who experience anxiety and depression, Bipolar and Borderline Personality. I have had extensive training in multiple styles of treatment with an emphasis in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Hi! My name is Destiny Langley, and I am so glad you are here!
I recently completed my MSW in the Joint Master of Social Work program at NC A&T University and UNC Greensboro (Spring 2023). I received my B.A. in Psychology from UNC Greensboro in the Fall of 2019 with a minor in Political Science.
I love working with youth, a passion I feel I inherited from my mother as she has been an elementary school teacher for longer than I have been alive. I have worked with a broad range of children and teenagers and have experience working with those with I/DD diagnoses and who identify as neurodivergent. I also enjoy working with BIPOC youth and I understand the benefits of having a therapist who looks like you or has similar experiences.
I have special interests in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, behavioral struggles, and trauma. I also feel comfortable working with those seeking help with self-esteem and youth who identify as LGBTQIA+. Overall, my goal is to help you live your most fulfilling life.
In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, embroidering, and spending time with my loved ones.
Self-control. Can we have too much of a good thing? Perhaps you grew up in an environment that highly values self-control, performance, and not making mistakes. Perhaps you tend to set high personal standards and are likely to work harder than most without making a big deal out of it. Or perhaps inwardly you often feel unappreciated, lonely and are quietly suffering.
I have helped people increase openness and flexibility, become more socially connected and make meaningful changes in their lives. I have helped people radically accept their present worthiness and discover a life they believe is worth sharing.
If you believe I can help support you, reach out.
Bio coming soon!
Case Management Intern
Bio coming soon!
I aim to provide a safe and compassionate space that supports my clients’ needs, desires and goals. My therapeutic approach is strengths-based, trauma-informed, and customized to each person. Everyone is unique, valuable and deserves respect. As a clinical social worker, I integrate diverse theories and practices and take a holistic approach, focusing on mind, body and spirit. My belief is that individuals hold within themselves the ability to heal. I would be honored to partner with you in your healing journey.
I’m a graduate student pursuing a Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NC Agricultural & Technical State University. I am trained in mindfulness, motivational interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Somatic Experiencing.
My name is Malcolm Rembert, and I am currently an MSW student Intern at North Carolina Central University and my pronouns are He/Him. I am interested in pursuing a career in clinical social work and working with individuals who have experienced trauma and who may need assistance with their mental health. I have experience working with teens in various settings, including schools, community-based organizations, and residential treatment centers.
I am passionate about working with adolescents and helping them navigate the challenges of growing up. I believe in a strengths-based approach to therapy and strive to empower my clients to make positive changes in their lives. In addition, I have experience working with diverse populations, including LGBTQ+ youth, youth of color, and youth with mental health and substance use disorders. I am also trained in trauma-informed care and have experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. Overall, I bring a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to my work with teens, and I look forward to working with you!
Who were you before life happened to you? What does a life without suffering look like? There are times in our journeys where our lives seem to be defined by the negative and overwhelming. Together, we can identify what is standing in between you and the life you desire. I can help you figure out how to thrive and create a life you love. With compassion and respect, I honor your experience as we create a safe space for you to examine your life, radically accept where you are in your journey, and begin to create a new path.
My name is Rachel Rosenthal and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. I have a special interest in issues relating to relationship satisfaction, human sexuality, and trauma recovery and integration. Clients with diverse gender expressions/identities and sexual orientations are welcomed and embraced.
During my time at Guilford Counseling, I have had intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I have additional specialized training in brainspotting, which I use in supporting my clients as a stand-alone treatment or with adjunct therapies when desired and appropriate for them.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) in North Carolina
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
Member of North Carolina Counseling Association
Member of North Carolina Association for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious, and Value Issues in Counseling
Hi! My name is Missy, and I am a graduate of the Joint Master of Social Work Program at UNCG and NC A&T. I earned my bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology at Guilford College and then worked for several years in nonprofit organizations and the legal field before experiencing my own mental health crisis and realizing that my passion is in mental health. I made the decision to return to graduate school to pursue a career in therapy.
My goal is to create an empathetic, warm, and nonjudgmental environment for my clients. Clients are experts on their own lives, but I want to be a consistent support system for them and reflect back the themes I notice in their lives. I am especially passionate about working with young adults and clients who are dealing with relationship and attachment insecurity, survivors of sexual trauma, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I believe it is important to acknowledge all types of thoughts and feelings and that trying to avoid certain emotions can increase those emotions’ power. I take an integrative approach to therapy and believe that different components of many theories can be beneficial depending on the client. In working together with each of my clients, we can determine the most appropriate theories and solutions for them. Some of the modalities I frequently utilize with clients include dialectical behavioral therapy, person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, and emotionally focused therapy.
As a therapist, I believe that people are doing the best they can with what they have. With the right support, you can gain skills, and knowledge will give you the ability to shape a life you want to live. You and I will join forces to figure out how to resolve problems holding you back, then we will work together to create a life you can enjoy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and graduate of the Joint Master of Social Work Program at UNCG and NCA&T. I have additional specialized training (currently in the process of completing my Intensive Training through Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech) in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing technique (which I am in the certification process).
I have a special interest in working with individuals struggling with:
- Dual Diagnosis: Borderline Intellectual Functioning/ Mild/Moderate IDD combined with a mental health diagnosis
- Complex/chronic trauma history
- LGBQIA and transgender
- Dissociative experiences
Hi! My name is Venise Marie Villaver. I am a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of the Immaculate Conception in Davao City, Philippines. I am a Virtual Assistant at Outsourced Doers. My area of expertise includes customer service, social media management, graphic designing, data entry and file management. Outside of work, I love photography, travelling to new places, reading mental health articles, and doing my diamond painting.