Individual and Substance Abuse Counselor

Dual diagnosis specialist working with individuals who struggle with substances due to deeper past


Reaching out for help when you are feeling overwhelmed, troubled, or just plain stuck in your life takes courage, and I believe that making the decision to seek help during those times indicates true strength of character. Feeling anxious or depressed can prevent us from doing the things we know we need to do to feel better. It’s not as simple as “getting over it” and making changes. 

When I work with you, we will uncover the life you want to be living and the things that are standing in your way. I want you to feel respected and supported when you work with me. 

My name is Lauren Rodgers, and as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, I am eager to assist you in your path to self-discovery, contentment, and serenity.  Following a Bachelors in Psychology from North Carolina State University and a Masters in Counseling from Webster University, I have eight years of experience working with families and individuals to overcome a variety of different challenges. 

Do you…

  • Worry too much?
  • Hear others commenting about your drinking or substance use?
  • Feel out of control?
  • Have disappointments about where you are in your life?
  • Have conflict with your family or your partner?
  • Have the urge to change your career or go back to school?

I offer couple’s counseling and am trained in the Gottman Method to improve communication patterns, build trust, learn co-parenting strategies, and enhance the couple’s connection and intimacy. The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. If you and your partner seem to have the same argument over and over or have become so distant you feel like roommates, working with me can help you find the connection and passion again.

I became a therapist because I believe people possess the ability to better themselves and gain a clearer outlook on the world. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals, please feel free to get in contact via phone (910) 333-6134 or email if you are interested in setting up an appointment!

Helping you to: 

Increase Mindfulness
Gain Control of Your Thoughts
Improve Your Self-Esteem
Develop Assertive Interpersonal Skills
Initiate, Maintain, and Deepen Relationships
Stopping Negative Behavior/Mental Habits
Overcome Sex/Porn Addictions
Work through Trauma
Manage Stress
Be an Effective Parent
Increase Your Sex Drive
End Toxic Relationships

Therapy should be comfortable, private, and relaxed. It is important to find a counselor who you connect with, is knowledgeable about your issues, and competent to treat them with a style that fits with your world view. Call or e-mail today so we can chat and you can decide if I’m the right fit for you (910) 333-6134.

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Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday 11am-4pm

Insurance Accepted:

BlueCross BlueShield
United Healthcare coming soon!
Private Pay