About Us

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

 
Navre Barbee-Bogues

Navre Barbee-Bogues

LCSWA

Bio coming soon!

Jocelyn Bumpers

Jocelyn Bumpers

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
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stage of life Challenges (Marriage/Divorce, Parenting, Entering/Exiting College, Job Transitions, Etc.)
  • Finding Your Identity
  • Identifying Your Emotions
  • Re-establishing Trust/Safety
  • Anxiety (About life, relationships, the Future, etc.)
  • Perfectionism/Imposter Syndrome/Self-Doubt
  • Religious Trauma or Abuse
  • Challenges with Faith
Jade Burkeen

Jade Burkeen

LCSWA

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.

 

My specialties:

Motivational interviewing

CBT

DBT

EMDR

Dianna L. Case

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.

Jennifer Cobb

Jennifer Cobb

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.

Professional Associations:

  • 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
Hillary Cartner-Ambrose

Hillary Cartner-Ambrose

Counseling Intern

Bio coming soon!

Amanda Crumpton

Amanda Crumpton

MSW Intern

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.

Bojana DeLosSantos

Bojana DeLosSantos

LCSWA

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.

Jodi Farley

Jodi Farley

LCSW

Finding the right therapist can feel daunting. Goodness of fit matters. My ideal clients are adults who:

  • Are experiencing the negative effects of traumatic experiences and histories, including sexual and/or complex, developmental trauma.
  • Grapple with micro and macro existential issues which contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety.
  • Are noticing issues in their relationships and want to enter therapy on their own or as a couple.
  • Find themselves at the “thresholds” of life; emerging adulthood, moving from single to partnership/married, parenthood, divorce, career shifts, health issues, retirement, as well as those struggling with grief, and end of life issues.
  • Are neurodivergent, especially those diagnosed later in life, who have experienced a lifetime of invalidation.

If you are looking for other ways of being that bring you closer to the life you want, we can work together to co-create that change by identifying patterns, addressing barriers to success, and developing any strategies that may be needed. We can also engage in trauma processing to assist in addressing thought patterns, emotional responses, and behaviors that are standing in your way.

I have experience with mood and anxiety disorders (though I strongly dislike the word “disorder”), PTSD, clients who struggle with disordered eating, OCD and related issues, substance use, and personality disorders.

I am LGBTQ+ affirming and am open to those of all spiritual backgrounds and practices.

I practice DBT and EMDR therapies and use humanistic and existential lenses. I am also a certified meditation instructor and registered yoga teacher, both of which inform my approach and can be incorporated depending on the client’s desire and needs.

 

You are the expert in your own experience. My job is to collaborate with you to create lasting change. My hope is that once we meet you will find someone who is compassionate, thoughtful, and balances the need for acceptance and change. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.

Diana Franco

Diana Franco

LCSWA

I help bilingual individuals, families, and couples who are seeking change or tools for personal growth. Anyone dealing with mental health problems, substance use, domestic violence, and first generation pressure placed by family to be the best. We discuss a more multi-cultural approach as we know how much culture and family beliefs play into growing into your own person.

Using approaches such as CBT, DBT, and a holistic approach allows us to address things we want to change within ourselves. Now so some the approaches mentioned are just random letters we put together, but in all we are looking to breakdown the problem, change our actions, and create tools to use in the future. Simple right? I wish! It won’t be easy, but taking the first step to making the change is usually the hardest. Together we will create a toolbox you will be able to use in all aspects of life.

Bryan Fujimoto

Bryan Fujimoto

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 attend the Joint Master of Social Work program at North Carolina A&T State University and UNCG. 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!

 

Brianna Garcia

Brianna Garcia

LCSWA and Client Care Manager

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I offer free 15-minute consultations to any potential clients.

Coming from a humanistic perspective, I value the power of kindness and compassion. Using the liberation psychology framework, I believe that by acknowledging the very real impacts and limitations that exist from various systems, we can reframe narratives of our lives to better understand and accept ourselves and discover our own autonomy and confidence. 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. I have a passion for serving those in the LGBTQ+ community and being there for them on their journeys including gender-affirming care. 

I am trained in Trauma-Focused Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and have knowledge of Existential Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

I have an extensive history of working with middle and high school aged youth (13-18), young adults (19-24), and adults (25-60), the LGBTQ+ community, those who are neurodiverse, and those who are justice system-involved. I have worked with individuals navigating through: grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, interpersonal conflicts and ineffective communication,  low self-esteem and poor self-image, and identity discovery and difficulties. People from all backgrounds and identities are welcome to reach out to me for services. 

In my spare time, I enjoy watching television shows and movies, reading, yoga, live music, and embroidery.

Kerry Graves

Kerry Graves

LCSWA

  • MSW
  • CCTP
  • CCATP

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.

 

Sterling Grissom

Sterling Grissom

LCSWA

They/Them
Are you a queer identifying person who is struggling with emotion dysregulation? Are you someone who is tired of “managing” day to day? Are you someone who wants to connect more with your body and your true self?
As a DBT, EMDR, and Somatic therapist, I specialize in equipping individuals with effective tools to manage emotions, navigate relationships, and overcome trauma. By combining these evidence-based approaches, I create a supportive environment for personal growth.
I have a strong comfort and skill set working with individuals and groups over the ages of 14 and up, specializing in supporting individuals who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals suffering from PTSD and neurodivergence based conditions.
Let’s embark on a transformative journey together!
Ansley Hayes

Ansley Hayes

LCMHC, NCC

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 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, Internal Family Systems Level 1 and am in the process of completing my second year of Internal Family Systems training. I work with clients using DBT, IFS, 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

-Religious trauma

Outside of my work at Guilford Counseling, I spend time working in my garden, hiking, practicing yoga, seeing live music, and making art.

Joey Honeycutt

Joey Honeycutt

LCSWA

“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.

Andi Jones

Andi Jones

LCSWA

Hello! My name is Andi and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. If you are a teen or adult in the LGBT community, who may be having a hard time reconciling their idea of their gender identity and presentation, my passion and experience may be a good fit with you.
 
If you identify as neurodiverse, including intellectual and developmental disabilities and conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and/or autism all across the spectrum, I hope you’ll consider reaching out. My interest is in working with adolescents and young adults, but also anyone else who finds themselves at a transitional or difficult point in their lives and is seeking support in facing the challenge that is self-determination and discovery.
 
I value the unique and diverse experiences that each of my clients have and see treatment as a journey that we take together. Let’s work together toward a desired vision of life that you define for yourself apart from society’s expectations.
Pam Ladetto

Pam Ladetto

MSW, LCSW

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.

Destiny Langley

Destiny Langley

MSW, LCSWA

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.

Joe Makdisi

Joe Makdisi

LCSWA

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.

Janae Massey

Janae Massey

LCMHCA, LCASA

Hello! I believe that people are doing their best with what they have at the moment. I strive to create a warm, safe, and empathetic space for clients. As your counselor, I will collaborate with you to identify ineffective patterns and behaviors and learn new coping strategies that help you live a life that you enjoy.

I have experience working with adolescents and adults and am currently accepting new adult clients. I have a special interest in working with individuals struggling with substance use concerns, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and trauma. My therapeutic approach includes the use of DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and relational techniques.

Outside of my time at Guilford Counseling, I enjoy trying new restaurants, spending time with loved ones, listening to live music, and traveling.

Kelly McKenna

Kelly McKenna

LCSWA

In Person (in Chapel Hill) & Virtual services

We all need and deserve support. Do you feel dismissed, misunderstood, or alone? Stuck in patterns that no longer work? Unable to express your emotions or too overwhelmed by them? My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate space that supports and is attuned to your needs and goals. My therapeutic approach is strengths-based, trauma-informed, relational and customized to each person. Everyone has the capacity for growth, healing and change. I hope to support you in that change.

I integrate diverse theories and modalities, including trauma-informed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), somatic experiencing, Internal Family Systems (IFS), brainspotting, motivational interviewing and mindfulness practices. I take a holistic and somatic approach, focusing on the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Primary focus areas include trauma, life transitions, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, grief, parenting / caretaking, and issues with self-worth.

If you’re seeking to create a life that aligns with your values, find and trust your inner voice, recognize and communicate your needs, understand and express your emotions, improve close relationships, and/or reconnect with your body, reach out. I would be honored to collaborate with you.

Luke Moorefield

Luke Moorefield

LCSWA

My name is Luke Moorefield, and I received my bachelor’s in social work from the University of
North Carolina Greensboro. I went on to achieve my Master of Social Work from the University
of Kentucky.

I find immense fulfillment in working with individuals experiencing substance use disorders,
personality disorders, and psychotic disorders.

With the utilizations of evidence-based approaches, I work collaboratively with my clients to
cultivate greater self-awareness and equip them with practical tools for managing life’s
challenges. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or simply seeking to
enhance your overall well-being, together, we’ll unravel the complexities of your mind, challenge
unhealthy coping skills, and foster healthier patterns of emotion regulation and behavior. My goal
is simple: to empower you to become the author of your own narrative, capable of navigating
life’s ups and downs.

If you’re ready to embark on a path toward positive change and reclaim control of your life, I
invite you to reach out and take that courageous first step.

Oscar Njihi

Oscar Njihi

Clinical Counseling Intern

As a clinician I aim to maintain a human experience as I establish/identify the clinical aspect of etiologies and or pathology interfering with my clients’ lifespan. I take interest in the individual experiencing the suboptimal brain/emotional/mental health and seek to understand their world as it plays out for them. I embrace shared decision making.

My population of interest is adults with treatment resistant conditions. My ideal client is one undergoing medication management and adjunct intensive therapy. An example of such might be a client with Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) and co-occurring Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).

Rachel Rosenthal

Rachel Rosenthal

LCMHC

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 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.

Pronouns: She/Her

Affiliations:

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) 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

Tiffany Smith

Tiffany Smith

MSW Intern

Hello! My name is Tiffany Smith. I am a graduate student at Walden University pursuing my Master of Social Work (MSW). I received my BA in Psychology and Organization Management from Ashford University in 2012.

I want to create a safe and comfortable environment where people can share their feelings and be themselves. Supporting individuals, couples, and families with the tools to navigate challenges, life transitions, and goals is essential, as we all need assistance as we grow to learn.

I enjoy spending time with my family, attending cultural festivals and Japanese animation shows, and listening to music in my spare time.

Missy Sullivan

Missy Sullivan

LCSWA

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.

Melissa Tuttle

Melissa Tuttle

MSW, LCSW

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 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.

I have a special interest in working with individuals struggling with:

  • Complex/chronic trauma history
  • LGBQIA and transgender
  • Dissociative experiences
Venise Villaver

Venise Villaver

Admin team

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.

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