Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor
Specializing in individual therapy with teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use issues, and problems finding balance in everyday life.
Hello! My name is Natalie K. Gomes and I am a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I offer individuals action-oriented interventions to apply outside of therapy sessions partnered with a compassionate, insight-oriented approach.
I believe that in working with individuals, it is not only beneficial to identify negative patterns of behavior, but to determine the deep underlying causes of these patterns in order to enact lasting change. Whether these patterns are related to mental health, substance abuse, relationships, or anything else a person may be struggling with, I work together with individuals to build on their resiliency and strengths to facilitate forward movement towards their personal goals.
My clinical background, foundation, and training, focuses on techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and fundamentals and interventions of Adlerian Psychology.
Some skills you may expect to learn from your sessions with me are:
- Relapse Prevention Plans
- Addiction Recovery Skills
- Building/Developing Healthy Boundaries in Relationships
- Behavioral Management of Anxiety & Panic
- Increasing Mindfulness
- Improving Self-Esteem
- Achieving Balance in Life Domains
- Parenting Strategies
- Stress Management
- Developing Insight
Working together, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful that exists towards creating change and increasing quality of life. For over a decade, I have proudly helped clients achieve a variety of treatment goals and I look forward to meeting you and seeing where your journey takes us.
I want you to feel as confident and comfortable about your therapeutic process as possible in order to achieve the best outcome.
Private Pay with Sliding Scale Available