Licensed Professional Counselor
Hey, I'm so happy you're visiting the site because Grow, Encourage, Empower was started with you in mind. Perhaps you and/or your family are feeling like you are all alone and no one understands what you're going through. Do you need guidance and support in taking the next steps for what's best in your life? Are you struggling as a parent in communicating with your son or daughter or just not getting along? If these scenarios sound familiar then I am here to help. I started my private practice after working in the mental health field for over 10 years doing community work, inpatient treatment and case management services. Throughout this time there was always a desire to help on a more intimate level where I would truly be able to make an impact and help others make progress at a time in their life when it’s needed, so in 2015 Grow, Encourage, Empower PLLC was established. Since 2015 I have been able to assist countless families in working through crisis situations, parent/child relationship issues, child and adolescent behavioral concerns and young adults struggling with life transitions. My goal is 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 in your life. I invite you to check out the additional information on specifics diagnosis addressed, therapeutic approaches utilized and my Bio to learn more about me.
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Locations & Hours
216 E. Chatham St
Cary, NC 27511 Tues-Thursday 10-6pm
817 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705 Friday only 10-5pm
BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, Major Credit Cards, HSA
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 social media and its relation to mental health in todays world and how to be proactive with addressing issues when they arise or the dynamics of the mother/daughter relationship in the tween/teen years, please contact me for further information on how I can meet your needs.
The GirlFriends Circle
****Sometimes a girl just needs someone that understands***
Who's this for: Millennial and Gen Z
Location: 216 E. Chatham St, Cary
Cost $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**.
Location: 216 E. Chatham St, Cary
Fee: $25 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 Spring 2019
This 6 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 miniRetreat
May 11, 2019
Date: May 11, 2019
Location; The Mayton Inn 301 S. Academy St, Cary
What included: 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 counselor, Gretchen Campbell. Gretchen works regularly with both teens and adults and has a passion for inspiring healthy communication between moms and teen aged 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
Chat will be held by Gretchen Campbell of GEE.