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Kelly Lord




I received my Master of Arts in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHC #16584) in the state of North Carolina and a Nationally Certified Counselor (#292604). I have worked as a secondary school counselor for 10 years and have worked closely with parents and children as a program facilitator in the Strengthening Families Program for the past 6 years.   I have experiences working with individuals dealing with Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, Self-Esteem, School Issues, Parent/Child Relationships as well as Adjustment Difficulties.

As a clinician, I counsel from a Person-Centered approach utilizing CBT, Reality Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy techniques.  I assist clients in focusing on the present and supporting them as they work to make positive choices/changes that align with their goals.  I help clients identify their needs and develop positive coping strategies to manage any barriers or challenges that arise.  When working with young children, I utilize play therapy techniques to help each child express their emotions through play.  No matter the age of the client, I provide a judgement free space where clients can safely be their authentic self and receive the support needed to achieve their goals.

Certification & Training

*SPACE-Supporting Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions trained (2023)

*DBT-Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Steps A trained (2023)

*Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trained (2022)

*NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (2021)

*NC Department of Public Instruction, School Counselor (2012)

*Strengthening Families Program (2013)

*Reconnect for Resilience (2018)

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