Kristin Collins, LCMHCA
Kristin has clinical experience working with anxiety, grief, stress management, family conflict, and sport performance/sport related issues. She specializes working with adolescents, adults, families, and athletes.
Kristin likes to take a holistic approach, which looks at the individual as a whole and focuses on the individual’s wellness, not just an illness or condition. She prefers including evidence-based techniques and skills, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, in order to tackle her client’s struggles. She believes that each individual is unique and finds it important to work collaboratively in order to find the treatment method that is most beneficial. Kristin has been described as genuine, respectful, and empathetic. Her passion for helping others supports a warm, welcoming environment that facilitates growth and development.
Kristin is also currently working with Duke University Athletics’ Behavioral Health Team and working towards earning her CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Coach) and CMHIMP (Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider). She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Slippery Rock University, during which she served as an Assistant Coach for their women’s volleyball team. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Juniata College where she also played volleyball and served as captain her junior and senior years.
Rebecca Clark, LCMHCA
Hi there, I’m Rebecca and I am both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor. I earned a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Walden University. For my undergraduate degree, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. I have worked in behavioral health for over 8 years and have been fortunate to have gained a diverse amount of experience during this time.
My goal as your counselor is to utilize an evidence-based, holistic approach while providing you with a warm, collaborative, and nonjudgmental space to discuss whatever is on your mind. Common theoretical orientations I rely on include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness practices. No problem is too big or too small, and it is often through working on the small problems that we learn how to handle the bigger ones.
Many of my clients struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, relationship and familial communication and intimacy issues, work and life transitions, and personal issues surrounding obesity, PCOS, and other infertility concerns. If any of this speaks to you and you think I would be a good fit for your needs, please reach out to me. I would be honored to help you along your path to wellness!
Lacey Cottingham, LCSWA
I would be honored if you let me walk with you on your healing journey. If you find yourself revisiting a situation, relationship, or event over and over in your mind, I can help. My strengths are in processing emotional abuse, the loss of a loved one (to illness, accident, or suicide), sexual assault, immigration trauma, attachment issues in adulthood, car accidents, and complicated grief. I work with individuals ages five through ninety nine, with in-person office visits, or through our secure video therapy platform.
I have earned my Master's of Social Work from North Carolina State University, then obtained my license in 2018. While I am skilled in CBT and DBT, I find that many of my clients benefit from Ego State Therapy, Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), or Somatic Experiencing.
Everyone who finds this website has lived through a very traumatic period of history, and we all could benefit in some way from getting support during this time.
Jaclyn Fortier, LCMHC
Hi, I am Jaclyn Fortier, and I work with anxiety, family conflict, and domestic violence recovery. I specialize working with women, adolescents, and families. We work together with techniques that are evidenced based and proven to alleviate issues such as relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.
I love working with others to find their voice and center their lives using their natural intuition to facilitate long term permanent growth and change.
We determine together which method of treatment would benefit you most. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction have been found helpful by many of my clients. Therapy with me, has been said to be inspiring and energetic, and motivating for long term change. I have a passion for helping reduce the negative mental chatter and stress in her clients lives. I have over a decade of experience working in a clinical recovery setting with trauma and chronic stress, addictions, and domestic violence prevention.
I am the practice owner of Carolina Counseling Wellness Associates, PLLC. We offer outpatient mental health care and office support for licensed counselors practicing at our Center. I offer business consultation services to mental health counselors with coaching for practice management solutions.
**At this time, I am not taking new clients, although I am able to see returning clients on a case by case basis**
I offer clinical supervision for the North Carolina Board for LCMHCA's working towards their full licensure. Group and individual models available.
Client Care Coordinator
Jessica has a background in the hospitality and event planning field and has worked as a virtual assistant for a few years now, providing administrative assistance to business owners. She uses empathy when speaking with others in the effort to make sure the best customer service can be provided for everyone.
She is passionate about the mental health field and believes that mental health matters. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, going on walks and catching up on her favorite TV shows.
She is currently working hard to return your inquiries and appreciates your patience. She looks forward to communicating with those that are interested in the practice.