Elise Howell, M.A., LPCA
Elise creates a nonjudgmental space for clients to process their stories, build skills to move them toward their goals and reconnect with what’s most important to them in life. She collaborates with adults and teen girls (11+) in their journeys with anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, grief and loss, identity development, life transitions, body dissatisfaction, self-esteem, and chronic health concerns.
She believes that health is not found in the elimination of pain, but in changing our relationship with pain and pursuing our values. Her approach to therapy is holistic and relational, grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She incorporates creative activities and spirituality into therapy when desired by the client.
· Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte
· Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Winthrop University
· Extensive experience counseling teens, adults and couples through clinical internships at Southeast Psych & Eternal Church [/span]
· Clinical practicum placement serving hospice patients and their families
· Author for Psych Bytes
Ian Murray, M.Ed, L.P.C.
Ian specializes in working with teens and adults navigate anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral concerns and performance in school/work and athletics. Ian also has a passion for helping caregivers of any age. He has worked in community settings, hospitals and private practice helping caregivers find balance and support for themselves.
His approach to therapy is person centered by developing a positive, productive relationship through authenticity, positive regard and trust. He is a Co-author of the CLIMB parent support group and activities book for The Children’s Treehouse Foundation.
· B.A. in Psychology from Queens University of Charlotte
· M.Ed., in Community Mental Health Counseling from Winthrop University
· Co-Authored Parent-Group activity and work-book for The Children’s Tree House Foundation CLIMB program
· Has experience working with teens and adults in emergency department and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings as well as community settings serving teens and adults with severe and persistent mental illness