Licensed Professional Counselor
Hey, I'm so happy you're visiting the site because Grow, Encourage, Empower was started with you in mind.
Are you a mom looking for guidance in helping your daughter manage the tween & teen years, do any of the following sound familiar to you….
-I’m concerned because she’s not interacting with her peers..
-She appears to be anxious a lot or all the time..
-She’s isolating in her room away from family and friends and this is not like her..
-I think she is struggling with how she feels about herself and comparing herself to others…
-Our relationship isn’t great, we aren’t getting along…
Are you a Gen Z or Millennial struggling with life and managing some of the transitions including these.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar you are who I had in mind when I started my Private Practice. After working in the mental health field for over 14 years doing community work, inpatient treatment, case management services and coordination of care, there was always a desire to make a greater impact on a individual basis. In 2015 Grow, Encourage, Empower was established and I began servicing clients in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. In 2017 the office moved to Downtown Cary where I have been able to service individuals throughout the RTP area to include Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs and Fuquay- Varina. In the summer of 2018, Grow, Encourage, Empower was able to expand and we are so excited about the work and partnerships being created in Durham NC to continue the work in servicing tweens/teens and the Gen Z/ millennial population. Since 2015 I have been able to service countless families in working through crisis situations, parent/child relationship issues, child and adolescent behavioral/emotional concerns and young adults struggling with life transitions. My goal has always been to provide an atmosphere where you will be able to sense a feeling of authenticity and genuineness that will give you a feeling of ease in taking the healthy steps needed toward making positive change. I invite you to check out my bio page in addition to the counseling services and series services section to learn a little more about me and my passion for helping others.
Cary Office: 216 E. Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511
Hours-Tuesday-Thursday 12-6pm Saturday- 10am-1pm (Please call for appointments)
Durham Office: 817 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705
Hours-Friday only 10am-4pm (Appointment can be scheduled online)
Insurances accepted: BCBS, Aetna and Cigna, all other insurances are considered out of Network
Payment options: HSA, Credit Card
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I began my counseling experience in my home state of New Jersey. While in New Jersey I worked as a community health case worker where I collaborated with other social service agencies and the juvenile justice system with the goal of keeping the youth in their home to avoid out of home placement. I also worked as a residential therapist and supervisor for teenage girls and provided individual, family and group counseling. In addition to these roles I was also able to work with the chronically mental ill adult population as a community case worker and therapist in assisting them with leading full productive lives.
In 2009 I relocated to North Carolina. Since my transition I have been able to work as an in-home therapist providing services for families in underserviced communities. I've also worked as a play therapist in a community environment as well as a hospital therapist for the child/adolescent and adult population. In 2015 I began my own Private Practice in Raleigh and in 2017 I moved my office to Downtown Cary. I currently reside in Cary and love the town and all it has to offer which is why I wanted to move my practice.
If you are looking for a dynamic speaker to discuss areas related to the stress that the adolescent population is dealing with today in light of the Social Media era we are currently living in and teaching them healthy ways to cope or perhaps helping parents, school officials or community leaders with addressing it. Or maybe you are looking for someone to speak with the Gen Z or Millennial population at your University, workplace or community event on surviving the hurdles in their path by utilizing self care to stay sane and not becoming overwhelmed with the images seen on social media and TV that constantly make us feel that we aren’t doing enough. If you would like to discuss details on what your specific needs are in regards to these populations, please contact me for further information.
The GirlFriends Circle
This group is designed for Gen Z and Millennial women of color who are struggling with some of the difficulties that life brings. This group is designed to be a safe space of healing where you can share what struggles you are experiencing in life with women who can support, encourage and most of all understand. “Sometimes a Girl just needs someone that understands”.
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Location: 216 E. Chatham St, Cary
Fee: $30 per group
Confidence code for girls Saturday BOOK-group
This 6 week group is designed for girls ages 10-13 and will be focused on the New York Times best Selling authors book “ The Confidence Code for Girls”. In this group we will be diving into the nuts and bolts about struggles with confidence and esteem and what tools you need to improve. If you have a teen between the ages of 14-16 and you feel they may benefit, please contact the office for further information. ** The book The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman can be purchased at your local bookstore or wherever books are sold**.
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Location: 216 E. Chatham St, Cary
Fee: $30 per group
Please call to register as there is a Max of 8 girls for this group
GIRL POWER A Group For Middle Schoolers
Beginning Summer 2019
This 6 - 7 week group designed for middle schoolers will primarily focus on building self-confidence, improving communication, exploring body image, and developing peer relationships. Middle School can be tough and if you are a parent that is struggling with helping your middle schooler navigate through those difficult days, this group can help girls build healthy ways to handle stress, and celebrate their unique selves!
Location: 216 E. Chatham St Cary, 27511
Cost: $50 per session
Contact group leader Gretchen at 919-443-9095 to register
Mother & Daughter mini-Retreat
May 11, 2019
Date: May 11, 2019
Time 10-12 PM
Location; The Mayton Inn 301 S. Academy St, Cary
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a mini Mother Daughter Retreat, right here in Cary. We’ll start our day with a shared yoga class, incorporating a few partner poses for moms and daughters to try as well as individual breath work and a relaxing savasana. This class time will be accessible for all levels, including those with no yoga experience.
After yoga, we’ll enjoy a beautiful brunch from the Verandah Restaurant in the Mayton Inn and a chat with licensed professional counselor, Gretchen Campbell. Gretchen works regularly with tweens/teens and Gen Z/Millennials and has a passion for inspiring healthy communication between moms and their teen daughters.
This two hour experience is designed to foster a shared experience, beautiful meal, and inspired conversation. Mothers and daughters have a unique relationship that can be both challenging and rewarding. Spending time nurturing the relationship with Food, Laughter and Yoga are just a few ways to honor and improve the connection.
Moms with daughters aged 11-15 are encouraged, as are moms with multiple daughters. Moms looking to add additional daughters, or daughters looking to add additional moms, can do so by contacting Gretchen via email or phone. Cost is $25 per additional attendee.
Our Yoga Class will be led by Alex Kichak of Resurge Yoga www.resurgeyoga.com