Gwen received her Master’s degree in counseling at UNC-Greensboro and her Ph.D. at North Carolina State University. During her doctoral training, she did a clinical internship with the Veteran’s Administration where she provided individual, group, and couples counseling at the Raleigh Vet Center. She also counseled at-risk youth through local community organizations. In addition to her work as a clinical mental health counselor, Gwen teaches graduate courses in mental health counseling and provides supervision to counselors seeking professional licensure. Her background includes combat and sexual trauma; military families in transition, stress related to multicultural issues of race and gender, anxiety, and depression.
Also included in her background are issues related to self-esteem and life transition issues such as divorce, grief and loss, retirement, job loss/change, leaving for college, relocation and related areas that may cause an individual to experience a sense of uncertainty or feel overwhelmed. She works with adolescents, adults and families.
At the foundation of Gwen’s counseling style is a person-centered approach that honors the uniqueness of the individual and their inherent strengths. She believes that counseling is a collaborative process that, through hard work, holds the potential to be liberating for people experiencing obstacles in their life journey.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Counsellor Education/North Carolina State University
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