Laura Valentine, MA, LPCA, NCC, is a graduate of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program of North Carolina Central University. A Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in North Carolina, and National Board Certified Counselor; her memberships include; the North America Drama Therapy Association, the American Counseling Association, the North Carolina Association for Play Therapy, and the Nu Chi Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. Mrs. Valentine is experienced in working with individuals who have mental health diagnoses, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, oppositional defiant behavior, parenting issues, stress and anger management, individuals suffering from substance abuse issues and children who have learning disabilities. Her clinical interests include spiritual counseling, grief and loss, stress management, marriage and family issues, conflict resolution, career and financial counseling.
Mrs. Valentine considers counseling to be a form of teamwork. The client and counselor working towards a common goal of achieving wellness. Trust is the foundation of a healthy counseling relationship. Clients’ feelings are explored through the use of empathic listening, unconditional positive regard, genuineness, and autonomy.