Counseling

Therapy doesn’t have to be sterile, boring, or predictable. We make it approachable, comfortable, individualized, and dare we say…sometimes fun!  

We can all benefit from gaining insights, learning skills, and having “tune ups” along the way. If you’re feeling stuck, struggling with how you feel about yourself or in relationship with someone, experiencing unwanted or intrusive thoughts or memories from a past experience, ruminating on negative thoughts or beliefs, or feeling anxious or depressive symptoms, you don’t have to walk through it alone!

We work with individuals, couples, and families at Sun Counseling and Wellness.
We will meet you right where you are and use various modalities based on your unique interests.

Our therapists use various modern counseling approaches that include evidence based treatments like Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Juliet and Carrie are also trained in EMDR (see FAQs). 

Because we are out of network, we can also get creative within our work with you. We’ll utilize appropriate techniques such as music or walk-and-talk therapy and can even take “field trips” with you if we deem it beneficial in your treatment (ie- restaurant outings, exposure therapy for certain phobias, home visits, etc.)

FAQ

There are so many wonderful choices out there, right?! Please read more about us to  make sure it aligns with your presenting concerns. You’ll also want to get a good feel for our personalities and styles since a good fit is a must, so feel free to contact us and we can do a free meet-and-greet. We don’t take it personally if it’s not the right match, so please be honest and we’ll help you find the right fit!

It can definitely feel intimidating to meet with a total stranger and let them in on your life story. It is our job to make you feel as comfortable as possible and keep confidentiality. But, it is not just a job to us. We truly feel honored to walk alongside you in this journey and we wouldn’t do this work if we didn’t care deeply. We just ask that you commit to our work together, remain open and honest, and trust the process. This means that even though every session may not have an Oprah “aha!” moment, this work of processing, learning, and self discovery is all building towards something awesome!

That’s hard to say without knowing your story and meeting with you. We typically say when someone is motivated, let’s jump on that and meet weekly to gain traction. Our goal is to work ourselves out of a job! You will feel equipped to move to less frequently along the way and you and your therapist will continually assess this progress.

We choose to be out of network with insurance companies so as to avoid their “red tape” and involvement in your treatment. We want to provide 100% confidential treatment with competitive pricing options. And we want you to feel empowered to choose your provider, treatment length and approach, and not have insurance companies interfere with your unique goals and needs.  

This means you self pay upfront at the time of service and then you can submit for reimbursement. Call your insurance company to determine if they have out-of-network benefits. If they do, we can provide a Super Bill for you to submit (please note that this requires a diagnosis code.) See our fees on our policies page.

The million dollar question!

See our current rates on the policies page.

Need a reduced rate/ sliding scale/ lower fee provider? Please try https://www.opencounseling.com/north-carolina/charlotte or https://openpathcollective.org

EMDR is hard to explain and understand, but having done it as a client and now as a clinician for several years, Juliet is a firm believer in its benefits! She likes to say that it’s like a system update for your brain — to send any negative memories/thoughts/sensations that are stuck to where they belong. It doesn’t erase memories or traumas, but it definitely decreases their intensity and resolves negative beliefs by replacing them with more positive and adaptive ones. Clients will feel distress relief, healing, reduced physiological symptoms, and empowerment. EMDR is proven to help with grief & loss, abuse, traumas, phobias, low self-esteem, attachment issues, family disruptions, upsetting memories, PTSD, and food issues. Find more info here.

This is how all of us therapists start! A LCMHCA is provisionally licensed clinical mental health counselor associate who has completed a master’s level counseling program, passed necessary national examinations, and is currently working toward full licensure by completing a minimum of 3,000 of supervised clinical counseling hours.

Let's Walk Through it Together.

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