Adriana Walsh, LCMHCA
My approach to therapy is warm, collaborative, and centered on your unique life experience. I strive to support you in building understanding and compassion for yourself so that you can move through your life with intention. We all encounter difficulties in our lives, and yet with the right tools and support, these difficulties can be a powerful catalyst for growth, learning, and meaningful change. I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own experience, and my role is to listen deeply and collaborate with you to decide what you’d like to focus on in therapy. Together, we will create a supportive and trusting relationship in which we explore your values and strengths, honor your struggles, and celebrate your joys and accomplishments – all in the service of helping you lead a life that feels authentic and meaningful to you.
Some of my areas of focus include anxiety and stress, grief and loss, life transitions/adjustment, identity exploration, self-esteem, chronic illness, and trauma. I have experience working with adult survivors of interpersonal trauma, including sexual assault and abuse. I draw from a variety of methods, including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. Depending on a client’s interest, I have also enjoyed bringing in creative or expressive modalities, such as music or writing, to enhance our therapeutic process.
My work is grounded in identity affirming, anti-oppression, and trauma-informed perspectives. All parts of you are welcome here, just as you are. No matter what you may be experiencing, I consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with you on your healing journey.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my BA in Music from Grinnell College before going on to receive my MA in Counseling from Wake Forest University. I am originally from the state of Maine and moved to North Carolina in 2018. In my free time I enjoy playing and listening to music, being in nature, spending time with friends and family, and trying my hand at various creative projects.