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Yadkinville Team

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Deb Wages MA, LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH

I am a graduate of University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology and graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.   I am trained and/or certified in a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities which include: Trauma-focused Cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), and trauma informed play therapy.  I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples who have emotional and/or behavioral challenges and I practice within a strength-based, person-centered supportive approach.  As a clinician, I work in collaboration with the client to build confidence, end generational cycles, and learn coping strategies to enhance all areas of their lives.  My aim is to help individuals learn how to relate to others in a healthy way and offer compassionate care for the emotionally wounded.

 

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Leslie R. Smith MA, LCMHCA


I am a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and graduate of Wake Forest University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working with children and adolescents with some work with adults who have emotional and/or behavioral challenges and my counseling treatment philosophy is based on the person-centered approach, the use of motivational interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy techniques. I have some experience in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and Theraplay® principle techniques. As a clinician, it is important to me to build a therapeutic alliance with my clients and provide a place for healing, utilizing empathy in a nonjudgmental environment.

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Emmylou Madison MA, LCMHCA

I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Coastal Carolina University and a Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-Webb
University. It is my goal to provide a safe space for clients to be themselves and to build a therapeutic relationship with each client so that we may work together to reach their goals. It is my privilege to walk alongside clients to help them navigate through the many different changes
and challenges that can occur throughout life. My work reflects the value of a Person Centered (Rogerian) lens, as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Strengths based counseling, from
a trauma-informed perspective.
The professional counseling services I provide serve a varied population, including children, adolescents, and adults, dealing with psychological and emotional issues, ranging from relational
problems, substance abuse, anger management issues, parent/child issues, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment and mood disorders, and numerous other issues. I use various techniques and interventions including mindfulness, play
therapy, and expressive art therapy.

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Toria Jenks  MA, LCMHCA

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (with an addictions counseling certificate) from Appalachian State University. I have been trained to provide individual and group counseling to a variety of age groups including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults struggling with emotional, psychological, and behavioral concerns. These concerns include depression, anxiety, ADHD, ASD, substance use, personality disorders, and others. I use a person-centered perspective and incorporate various techniques into sessions including mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing.

Shevon Cooper MA, LCMHC

I'm a I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Guilford College in Criminal Justice and Forensic Biology and a Master of Arts Degree from South University.  I have experience providing services to children, adolescents, adults, and groups struggling with a variety of emotional, psychological, and behavioral concerns, including but not limited to: Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, job stress, grief, life transitions, and other mental health conditions.  I practice from a strengths-based and person-centered perspective with a focus on trauma informed care.  I utilize various techniques and interventions including but not limited to play therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavior interventions, and solution focused interventions.  The most important thing to remember is that this is a collaborative relationship that includes the development of a trusting relationship that includes the development of goals to address your specific situation and plans to achieve your personal goals.

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