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With 25 years experience as a Therapist and Educator and specializing in Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts, and Mindfulness Training.

 I hold a Bachelor's of Art in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development, a Master's in Counseling Education from East Carolina University and am a member of the Association of Play Therapy. You can see my credentials 

 I’m based in Clayton and am  here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my patients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line counseling and therapeutic services catered to their needs. Since 1993, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is my number one priority, and I go above and beyond to help them through all their obstacles. Get in touch with me today for more information.



I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults presenting with anxiety
and depression. I apply unconditional acceptance and tailor my therapeutic approach to meet their needs.


I work on applying healthy coping skills and adjusting to shifting roles and levels of control in the world. When working with adults, older adults, and parents . With children, I utilize expressive arts such as play therapy to explore their feelings while the child feels safe and engaged. I work with children to become “fluent” in emotions; which includes identifying, naming, and communicating feelings.

Alexis earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in May 2021 and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. Alexis applies mindfulness in her personal
life with a regular yoga practice. She enjoys being engaged in her community by volunteering at local animal shelters (cats & dogs!). Alexis values a close support system and spends a lot of time connecting with them. She says that seeing clients’
growth through the therapeutic process is the most rewarding part of being a mental health counselor.