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
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
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.
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
I base my clinical practice off the belief that all people have the inherent wisdom to overcome life challenges- and sometimes we need a little help getting there. From a young age I also dealt with my own mental health challenges and was able to overcome it through emotional support and guidance. My experiences and personal struggles is what has led me to fulfill a career aimed at helping others in similar positions.
I am an advocate for putting people first. I do not believe that a person struggling with mental health issues should be defined by their diagnosis. For example, our society will sometimes refer to individuals as depressed, schizophrenic, autistic, and so on. In my opinion, a person’s mental health diagnosis should not define or consume their identity as a human being. They are simply someone who is living with those illnesses. I strive to understand my clients through a lens that views the person separate from their problems.
I am originally from Pennsylvania and I attained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Bloomsburg University in 2013. I primarily worked with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities until relocating to Greensboro, NC in 2014. Since my relocation, I’ve worked with adults with IDD and in a behavioral health inpatient facility for a few years. I completed my master’s degree in social work at UNCG and NCA&T State University in May 2018. Since graduating I’ve worked directly with adults, adolescents, and children utilizing various treatment modalities. I feel that it is important for people to find their calling or passion in this lifetime, and I believe that helping others reach their potential is mine!
I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) and Brainspotting (BSP). I use these three different types of treatments in my therapy sessions. In my work with DBT I have found the skills and treatment modality to be very effective with clients…. and I’ll admit, I use the skills myself! I use RO-DBT for folks who struggle with perfectionism, overcontrol, or connecting with others.
I also use Brainspotting to help clients process traumatic experiences. Throughout my clinical experiences, I’ve found that processing unresolved trauma leads to emotional freedom and greatly reduces mental health symptoms for my clients.
My name is Bill Gingher and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. I am trained in DBT, Radically Open DBT, and EMDR, and I work with adults and adolescents. I am also a licensed NC attorney, but after practicing law and working in the policy field for several years I realized that my main interest lies in the mental health field.
My goal is to help people who struggle with anxiety, emotional dysregulation, depression (including treatment-resistant depression), or the effects of trauma. I strive to understand the latest scientific research and to deliver evidence-based interventions in an open, direct, and compassionate way that will lead to the best results for you.
In addition to individual therapy, I also co-facilitate an RO DBT Skills Class. (Click here for more information about Radically Open DBT, a revolutionary new treatment modality for disorders of overcontrol).
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