My name is Sally. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I utilize a holistic approach inclusive of Christian Counseling when requested. I consider my job as a calling and feel honored that you have considered me as a possibility to serve you.
My background includes various therapeutic settings that include residential and intensive outpatient treatment, school-based health centers conveniently located on middle and high school campuses and previously owned a private practice (outpatient treatment) in Goldsboro, NC. Throughout my career of 25+years, I have had the honor to serve clients with depression, anxiety/stress, substance abuse, emotional abuse, relationship issues, ADHD, trauma and career difficulties.
Currently, I live in Goldsboro, NC. Formerly, I resided in Las Vegas, NV (8 years) where I worked as a case manager and vocational rehabilitation counselor. I returned to my home state of NC and earned 3 Master Degrees from East Carolina University in Substance Abuse Clinical Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Evaluation. My undergraduate degree is in Sociology from Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC.
My counseling style is warm and down to earth. I am a good listener and believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. I am sensitive, compassionate and non-judgmental. Just the fact that you are reading this and reached out demonstrates courage and a desire to change! Congratulations! You have taken the first step towards a more fulfilling as well as an empowering life! A desire to change takes time, patience and hard work. If you are willing to do the work, just know I am here to support you on your journey!
My counseling theories are eclectic and include: person-center therapy because you are the expert in your life; my focus will be with your desired and achievable goals; cognitive behavior therapy to change the automatic negative thoughts and promote self-awareness that "stinking thinking" can be changed to positive, truthful self-talk that produces an improved mood; and solution focus therapy that focuses on building current resources and future hopes.
I can interact with you as to what you are most comfortable. To develop a rapport, I have found it helpful to participate in video sessions. But I am also available via text or phone if that is your preference. I try to check my messages periodically throughout the day but it depends upon my schedule. Rest assured, I will get back with you ASAP!
On a personal note, in my spare time, I enjoy reading, gardening, painting and being around nature. I also do rescue work with animals (cats and dogs) to assist them with needed medical care and placement in their "furever" home. I am a "people person" and enjoy having friends from various cultures! I previously taught Sunday School classes to adults and children at my church (Madison Avenue Baptist Church) for many years.
I know this was probably a difficult decision for you. Just the fact that you reached out and asked for help was courageous! It takes strength to ask for help! Congratulations on making a positive change in your life! Thank you for the opportunity to possibly serve you in your journey! I am looking forward to hearing from you in the near future!
Also experienced in: Grief, Bipolar disorder, Eating disorders, Divorce care, Compassion fatigue, OCD, Emotional abuse
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Midlife Crisis , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCMHC #7410 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Sally is a compassionate counselor who listens and responds with useful tools and feedback. With Sally’s help, I have been able to uncover many deep-seated beliefs and negative thoughts, and shift my thinking through positive affirmations and mind-body exercises. Name it, claim it, and tame it!
It’s been good. I feel comfortable talking to her. I always feel better after we have talked.
Sally is such a blessing to me! I’m more and more convinced that God handpicked her for my counseling. She is knowledgeable in many different areas and she’s very encouraging. She gave me great tools right from the first session. I highly recommend her!
She is Amazing!! She has helped me in so many ways! I couldn’t have gone through this storm without her! She has helped me grow and be a better person & she shows she cares so much about her patients!
We’ve yet to have a video session yet (all on me), but her spirit is so sweet! I love that she values relationship and allows that to be the lead in her clinical work. She’s amazing
She is excellent and helpful!
Sally is awesome, and God sent!