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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
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Hi, my name is Reid Brannan! I am a recent graduate of the Joint Masters of Social Work program through UNCG and NCAT universities. I spent the last year of the program falling in love with the amazing team and heartfelt work done here at Guilford Counseling.
Ever since I discovered my passion for Psychology and the human condition back in my first High School Psychology class, I was struck with an insatiable desire to soak up all that I could on theories of human behavior, personality, and interpersonal relations. My aim was to one day use the gift of my empathetic and intuitive abilities to better understand others so that I might help guide them where I once faltered.
I spent my undergraduate years obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Psychology at NC State University. What I was really doing was constructing a personal thesis of academic psychological knowledge juxtaposed with diverse patterns of human connection and interpersonal nuances. I sought to connect with those I might one day help in such a manner that would leave them convinced of the depth of my understanding of their journey. Similarly, I hoped they would become aware of the genuineness of my desire to help them navigate life’s difficult dark corners to the best of my abilities.
Before I found my way to post-graduate study, I found myself on an introspective journey and path of self-discovery that led me through a few of my own difficult and trying times. Many lessons came to me in this journey… not through hardback books or long-winded lectures, but through a reality that often presented both stark and callous. These difficult experiences ultimately provided me with powerful anecdotes, which I first used to refortify my own journey and now employ to facilitate the journey of others.
In the two years I spent in postgraduate study, I did my best to hone these disparate teachings from both academia and from life itself. The curriculum was no doubt informative in clinical perspectives but was also surprisingly introspective. Guided by my professors, I went through a reconnection with my identity in many facets, including politically, racially, ethically, socio-economically, and a perspective on gender identity. I got to know myself exhaustively before I got to learn of others with cultural humility.
I am an accredited MSW and LCSWA, with experience working with a full age-range of clientele from adolescents to geriatric populations. I am trained in several therapeutic modalities, with an emphasis on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of borderline personality disorder symptoms across the spectrum of severity. I also hold expertise in working with addiction issues and those experiencing substance use disorder. You’ll find my manner to be incredibly easy going, very pleasant, and strewn with just the right amount of dad jokes. I look forward to working with you!
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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
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.
My name is Rachel Dzik and I am a current graduate student in the JMSW program with North Carolina A&T University and UNCG. I have a history of working with clients experiencing trauma, Intimate Partner Violence, relationship building/boundary setting, anxiety, depression, and mindfulness/meditation. I currently enjoy working with adults experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, and those wanting to learn mindfulness/meditation.
Taking the step to seek out counseling is a brave action, and I would be honored to work alongside you. I truly believe that as human beings we have the ability within us to create a powerful sense of self that can be strengthened through the therapy process. I value creating a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients because I believe that it creates a space that facilitates growth. I believe that everyone, no matter their background, embodies strengths that can help them make the changes they desire for themselves.
Some of my professional areas of interest include providing support for those experiencing trauma, harm reduction, substance use/misuse, mindfulness/meditation, DBT, as well as advocating for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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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.
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.
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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. You can rediscover what it means to be happy and create a life worth living.
Together, we can identify what is standing in between you and the life you desire. With compassion and respect, I honor your unique and diverse 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.
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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
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