Hi Everyone! I’m Jamie, the proud owner of Lake Norman Counselors.
As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I wear many hats simultaneously. But of all my roles, the clinical work is the part that I’m most passionate about, that brings the most joy to my life and that makes the administrative tasks worthwhile.
I absolutely love working with my clients: teens, adults, and couples. I’ve worked very hard to create a beautiful, calming, peaceful space where clients can feel comfortable being vulnerable & open to the process of counseling. I truly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & am honored by all of those who have allowed me to be a small part of their lives. I love what I do and hope to bring the same passion and energy that I have into the lives of my clients.
Hi everyone! My name is Hannah and I’m trained in Marriage and Family Therapy. I’m looking forward to providing therapy to children, teens, and their families!
I recently moved to the Lake Norman area from Boone, North Carolina. I spent the last 6 years living in the mountains while I attended Appalachian State University. While a piece of my heart will always be in the mountains, I love the Lake Norman area and I’m happy to call it my new home!
Moving away from what was familiar was difficult at times, and I still find myself adjusting to my new home–mostly the traffic. However, change is something that I have become familiar with over the years. This was my twenty-second time moving in my lifetime. I’ve lived in 3 states: North Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio.
Over the years, I have learned to welcome the challenge of change and see it as an opportunity to grow. Change can be scary but change is also a powerful force. It impacts all aspects of your life and provides the opportunity for further development and self-discovery as you explore the new chapter that is unfolding in front of you.
Hi, I’m Melissa, a child and adolescent mental health counselor. I’m also commonly referred to as the counselor with, “the fun office” here at LKN Counselors. I utilize play therapy and other creative experiential approaches in my work with children and adolescents, which means my office is filled with toys and art supplies making it look a little different than a traditional counseling office.
Being that I am naturally introverted myself, I found myself drawn to these experiential therapy modalities that allow my clients to experience self reflection and practice new ways of being in addition to articulating these feelings and experiences verbally.
I moved to North Carolina from West Virginia. As a native West Virginian, our motto “Montani Semper Liberi,” which translates to “Mountaineers are Always Free” has really resonated with me throughout my life. Being free from life’s pressures and stress takes time and a lot of hard work, but I truly believe this is possible! Freeing yourself from the stressors and chains that keep you from being the best you possible is the ultimate goal, and I’m excited and honored to be a part of that journey!
I come from an Italian background where family has been such an important part of my life. I think having any type of support system can help us navigate through life’s twists and turns. Support can come in all shapes and sizes and can even include your counselor, which is a big component of the therapeutic relationship in my eyes.
Being Italian, we also have a huge love and passion for food. Anything with carbs will do. I love to cook and bake, and I especially love to eat and try new foods!