Our therapists at Lake Norman Family Therapy, PLLC have many years of experience helping families. Whether you are struggling with your marriage or parenting, are concerned about the behavior of your child or teen, are suffering through anxiety or depression, or are striving for a better quality of life, we can help.
Nichole established Lake Norman Family Therapy in 2005. She graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore with a Master of Social Work in 1997. Nichole works with clients of all ages, but has a special love for children and adolescents. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to fit the needs of her clients, including cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic interventions, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She also has advanced training and experience in treating eating disorders.
Nicole joined Lake Norman Family Therapy in early 2020. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Play Therapy from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Nicole works with children ages 3 and up, adolescents, teens, and adult women. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, life transitions such as grief and divorce, and childhood issues including trauma and behavioral concerns. She has a special focus on children and families. Nicole is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is pursuing her Registered Play Therapist certification.
Lillian joined Lake Norman Family Therapy in 2022. She holds a Master of Social Work Degree from Fordham University. Lillian utilizes multiple evidence-based approaches, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care including TF-CBT and TREM. She has also completed training at the International School of Ministry. Lillian has over a decade of experience working with individuals and families from various socio-economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Her areas of interest include trauma, relationships, parenting, mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, and addiction.
Heather joined Lake Norman Family Therapy in late 2020. She graduated from Liberty University in 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. Heather is qualified to work with all ages but especially enjoys working with adults and couples. Areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relationship and communication skills building for individuals across the life span. Heather is also a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) certified provider. It is her passion to foster hope, healing, and positive change in her clients through cognitive behavioral therapy as well as a variety of eclectic approaches catering to the individual with an overall holistic philosophy in treatment.
Hannah joined Lake Norman Family Therapy in 2021. She holds a Master of Arts of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. Hannah has experience working with clients of various ages and backgrounds. Her areas of interest and specialty include trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, life transitions, and mood disorders. She has additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and treating easting disorders. Hannah uses Person-Centered Therapy approach and believes in the importance of educating clients, while offering support and optimism throughout the process.
Angela joined Lake Norman Family Therapy in late 2021. She graduated from Rutgers University-Camden in 1994 with a Master of Social Work. For almost 30 years Angela has provided counseling services in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy and community non-profit agencies. She has 16 years of experience in the field of adoption. She has experience working with older teens, men, women, and senior adults. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief/loss. Angela is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and in clinical anxiety treatment, an evidence based technique to help with alleviating the effects of trauma. She is a Prepare/Enrich facilitator (premarital and marriage assessment tool). Angela desires to walk alongside others to see the mind-body-spirit connection restored through an integrative and unique blending of evidenced-based interventions.