Sarah Philbeck

“Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things.”

Thich Nat Hanh

Founder, Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with individuals, couples and families to uncover the source of their difficulties and increase their sense of wholeness and well-being and improve their connections to life and to those they love.

There are times when the pressures of life become quite difficult to balance. Most people experience anxiety or depression at some stage in their life and find themselves needing to come to terms with pain or disappointment. Often these concerns can be resolved by the individual alone without seeking outside professional help. Sometimes, however these difficulties persist causing unhappiness at home, at work and in relationships.

Working with an experienced counselor in a safe, empathetic environment can greatly improve the following:

  • Becoming more able to feel, identify and express emotions
  • Learning about alternative ways to process and express emotions
  • Making connections (e.g. between feelings and behaviors or past and present experiences)
  • Gaining a greater understanding of behaviors
  • Re-evaluating perceptions and past experiences
  • An improvement in self-acceptance

Professional Credentials:

  • BA  in Psychology: UNC-Charlotte
  • MA in Counseling – Appalachian State University
  • Post-graduate certificates: Addictions, Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT, RYT 500)
  • Level 2 Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – somatic (body) based psychotherapy
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Additional training includes: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Yoga and Psychotherapy

Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma/Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Family of Origin issues
  • Stress Management

Courtney Newton Durham

Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & EMDR Practitioner.
“I believe that throughout our lives we encounter many challenges and obstacles that can sometimes cause us to lose sight of our goals and live against our values. No matter where you find yourself, I want to meet you there. It takes a great amount of courage and strength to vulnerably express your struggles, weaknesses, shame, and hardships with a total stranger.

As humans, we all need hope in something; we all need someone to walk with us on our journey. You can feel empowered by taking the first step towards finding that hope and identifying tools, skills, and techniques that get you where you wish to be.”

Professional Credentials:

  • Baylor University, Master’s in Clinical Social Work
  • Experience at the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization levels of eating disorder treatment
  • Extensive training in trauma treatment
  • Certified Sex Addictions Therapist
  • Trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • Embodied Recovery – Somatic-based psychotherapy

Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescents and Young Adult

  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Eating
  • Behavioral Addictions

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma/PTSD

Services Offered at this practice:

  • Individual Counseling (Adults)

  • Couples Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Small Group Yoga Classes

  • Small Group Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Small Group Counseling
  • Restorative Group Workshops for the Workplace