I am a fully licensed professional counselor licensed in North Carolina with over 5 years of experience working as a counselor and therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including struggling with their personal spiritual beliefs. I have found that spiritual conflict can originate from multiple sources: denomination, familial religious background, understanding/knowledge of scripture, as well as past experiences with individuals whose behaviors may or may not contradict their verbalized spiritual beliefs. It is my goal when counseling an individual specifically seeking Christian counseling, to assist them in further exploring their spiritual background and experiences, as well as explore their spiritual beliefs. I have learned through my clinical experience providing Christian counseling, that many individuals have different definitions of the term "Christian"; it is important to me to assist each individual in building/strengthening their Christian beliefs according to their core values/beliefs.
Theoretically, I work from a Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Solution-Focused approach. A Cognitive-Behavioral approach focuses on behavior and how behavior is reinforced or negated by what happens as a result of the behavior occurring. A Person-Centered approach is based on the philosophy that people are basically good, while also acknowledging that people must advance developmentally to become what they are intended to be and reach their full potential. A Solution-Focused approach focuses on the future and encourages the client to establish meaningful personal goals, as well as identify the available resources to reach those goals.
The theoretical approach that I utilize integrates all of the aforementioned theories and their techniques, in order to personalize counseling and make it as effective as possible for each individual client. As a client, you are in complete control and may choose to terminate our counseling relationship at any time. In my experience, the most difficult step in the counseling process is the first step; and that is being willing to ask for help.
I know how difficult asking for help can be, but if you are willing to take that first step, I would find it my privilege to assist you in working towards living a happier and healthier life!!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #10124 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
Mattie is very knowledgeable and has helped me in many ways spiritually and emotionally. She never makes me feel rushed but helps keep me on track for what really matters. I have endured a lot of emotional trauma throughout my time and I can already tell in just a few weeks that the strategies and methods Mattie is helping with are helping me become much more emotionally healthy. So thankful for her.
She been very helpful and understanding.
Mattie has been so helpful in working with me as I resolve some relational and personal issues. Her strengths are responding quickly, showing empathy and neutralizing the situation. She helps you discover how biblical wisdom and other counseling techniques can help you with your issues. I really appreciate her kindness and her listening ear. Faithful Counseling is a Godsend - easy to navigate, convenient timing, helpful counselor.