Carolina Mountain Counseling and Parent Support helps children, families, and individuals to be the best they can be.

If you have children struggling with behavior issues, social and emotional skills, or more, Carolina Mountain Counseling provides training, support, and counseling.

Susan Ward, MS, MA, LPC, NCC

I’m Susan Ward and I work with families and individuals to help everyone feel emotionally safe, connected, and attached. I’m a developmental trauma and attachment therapist but I work with a wide range of issues that are inter-connected to attachment, bonding, and RAD (reactive attachment disorder). These might include sensory issues, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, autism, and more. Many of the issues addressed at Carolina Mountain Counseling relate to early life traumas such as serious medical procedures, witnessing domestic violence, being abused–physically or emotionally, lengthy hospital stays, unavailable birth parents, time in an orphanage, or a myriad of other difficult life situations that are considered traumatic. Parents of these children, often suffer from anxiety, depression, or secondary PTSD.

Child’s art project

Therapeutic activities include art, storytelling, therapeutic games, bonding activities, and much more. I also use EMDR, a therapy approach that helps children and parents to address trauma issues and overwhelming feelings.

Carolina Mountain Counseling also helps families with post adoption support, other adoption challenges, and family communication issues.

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