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CAPITAL counseling, pllc
licensed clinical social worker

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Henriette believes counseling is a collaborative process and aims to create a safe space for individuals to explore themselves more fully as they move towards balance and authenticity. She uses an integrative approach that is strength-based and solution-focused by nature. She pulls techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and

narrative work. 


Henriette has practiced in a variety of settings: community agencies focused on inner city youth, foster care, redirection schools, as well as higher-ed. Her professional interests include emerging adulthood, family of origin concerns, relationship building, spirituality, transition difficulties, and student athletes.  


Henriette earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her Masters in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with experience counseling children, adolescents, college students, and young adults since 2004.

jill triana

CAPITAL counseling, pllc
licensed clinical mental health counselor
clinical supervisor

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I am passionate and experienced in working with teens, young adults, and women who are self-aware, know what they want, and aren’t afraid of a challenge.  Often my clients are high achieving and successful. Yet, many feel stressed, unfulfilled, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed. I see our work as a partnership-- one where I am able bring evidence-based approaches to the table to help my clients get unstuck and create lasting change.


I value authenticity and connection. I strive to cultivate relationships- including those with my clients- that are based on trust and openness. I strive to keep it real in session and to create an environment where my clients are emboldened to take risks and be vulnerable themselves. I find that clients who do tend to gain momentum towards their goals more quickly, leading them to feeling more fulfilled and satisfied with their lives.


I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sweet Briar College and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from UNC- Chapel Hill. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a NCBLCMHC board approved Clinical Supervisor. Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of both public and private sector settings but spent the bulk working in higher education working in college counseling centers, with individuals with disabilities,

as well as in private practice.

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alexandra whicker

ma, lcmhc, atr-bc
licensed clinical mental health counselor

Therapy is a personal journey fostered in a non-judgemental and supportive environment; this journey offers insight to each person’s inner world. As such, therapy is a collaborative process in which I encourage and support my clients to gain insight and foster personal growth as they work towards achieving their goals. I am passionate about supporting women and teens as they work towards being the self they deserve to be. 


It is my belief that the creative process combined with compassion-focused techniques and evidence-based coping skills allows individuals to transform and heal matters of the mind and body. I aim to create a unique and non-judgmental space to help women and teens explore and express themselves authentically and safely. I will work with you to understand your needs and be your guide towards self-improvement and well being. I use an integrated approach to healing; you can expect traditional talk therapy integrated with art-making, mindfulness practices, and evidence-based dialectical behavioral techniques to support you.


I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Converse College in South Carolina and my Masters degree in Clinical Art Therapy & Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University in New York. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Board Certified Art Therapist. I have experience working with college students, children, teens, and adults processing trauma, those with acute mental illness, those undergoing transitions in their lives.

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kelly rusher

msw, lcswa
licensed clinical social worker associate

The counseling process is unique to each individual and commands a trusting, authentic partnership. From a strength-based perspective, I strive to foster growth in each client and support their journey towards self-determination. I believe that growth is always possible and want to help each client become the person they want to be. This happens through a safe, non-judgemental environment where we connect and identify what is getting in the way.


Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits all counseling, I utilize a variety of techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe in a supportive and collaborative approach that includes identifying patterns, practicing strategies for change and processing client responses. Change is hard, and I hope to give each client the space and support needed to tackle whatever is keeping them from their goals. 


I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Master of Social Work from N.C. State University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate with experience working with college students, teens, and adults in the nonprofit sector, foster care system, and college setting.

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ashley steineger

ma, mfa, lpa
licensed psychological associate

Meaningful therapy starts with a strong and trusting relationship. I strive to create a safe space to process life’s challenges without judgment and with true compassion. Our work together will be a collaboration based in open and honest communication. I value each person’s uniqueness and feel honored to act as a guide during the therapeutic journey. 


Therapy isn’t ‘one-size-fits-all’ and together we will find what methods work best. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapies, and emphasize mindfulness and self-awareness practices. I am also an advocate for more creative approaches or any other healing method that may be important to the individual. I am passionate about helping people discover what truly makes them feel validated, peaceful, and worthy. 


I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from UNC-Charlotte. I also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Queen’s University, specializing in poetry therapy. I am a Licensed Psychological Associate with over a decade of experience helping individuals overcome life’s challenges. I have a dedicated interest in working with women of all ages as well as those looking for a more holistic approach to counseling. 

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