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About

Kristen Pascal, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Contract Therapist

Phone: 704-800-6555 Ext: 5
 

Hello and welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Whether you’ve been in therapy before or you’re brand new to this process, I know it can often be nerve-racking and scary to take these first steps. Therefore, I believe that the safe and trusting environment and relationship built between therapist and client is at the core of this work. What’s most important to me is that you feel comfortable being yourself, and my goal is that you always feel heard, supported, and accepted.

Therapy is different for everybody, and I want this process to be unique and personal to you and your needs. At the base of my work is a client-centered approach in which we will work together to determine what will be most helpful and effective for you. Depending on your goals and preferences, I will also pull from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, solution-focused strategies, and other techniques and theories. I also believe in a holistic approach to therapy, and I value that your life is complex and guided by many different factors. It is my belief that becoming aware of these factors and identifying your personal strengths is also an important part of the therapeutic process. 

I specialize in working with obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, teen issues, and life adjustments. I provide in-person and telehealth services to clients in North Carolina as well as telehealth services to those in South Carolina. 

I hope to meet you and to help you move toward healing and a more full, enjoyable life!

Experience

Therapist’s Qualifications and Clinical Background

 

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Clemson University in 2013. I then went on to get a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2019. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). 

 

Ages:
  • Adolescents (ages 12+)

  • Adults

 

Types of Therapy:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Person-Centered

  • Brainspotting 

  • Emotionally-Focused

  • Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Culturally-Sensitive 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

 

Areas of Work:
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Panic Disorder

  • Social Anxiety

  • Agoraphobia 

  • Depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Grief 

  • Teen Issues

  • Life Transitions 

  • Self-Esteem

  • Relationship with Food & Body

  • Self-Harm

  • Sleep Issues

  • Relationship Issues

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • School Issues

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