Individual therapy is extremely effective for those seeking professional treatment to address a very broad range of emotional or behavioral challenges. With the right therapist, an open mind, and effort-therapy could change your life.
Our families can be very complex systems. With multiple personalities and communication styles, often times conflict and frustration feel like the norm- and for some families that may be a reality. Family therapy can be incredibly helpful for identifying sources of conflict, establishing expectations, and improving communication. We believe every family has strengths. Often times identifying those strengths can be a challenge for family members; but with help, this could be the first step towards establishing the peace your family deserves
Children & Adolescent Therapy
Children and adolescents, though incredibly resilient, face many of the same emotional challenges as adults. Often times emotional distress such as anxiety or depression might look like defiance or non-compliance in youth. Therapy can help with identifying underlying issues and developing coping skills to address and decrease undesirable behaviors.
“Healing begins where the wound was made.” -Alice Walker
"Therapy" can be an intimidating and unsettling concept. The thought of sitting down and speaking with someone you don't know about your life, stressors, and struggles can not only be uncomfortable, but frightening. This can be even more uncomfortable for those impacted and influenced by stigma related to mental health, or how to cope with it. This is the narrative for so many of us, and it's always been my passion to shift the experiences and perceptions of people who have historically experienced these barriers (finances, access to providers that are supportive of you and your experience, church/religion, tradition, etc) to therapy-because I really believe in the healing that takes place in this therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I seek to partner with my clients to work together towards relief and solutions during life's challenges. I value this opportunity.
As a graduate of Meredith College and UNC-Chapel Hill, my studies in Social Work with a concentration in Child/Adolescent Health and Mental Health have been an invaluable foundation for this work. As an LCSW, my experience includes work in medical settings, private-practice, for-profit, and non-profit organizations. I have extensive experience in community-based mental health working with children, adolescents, and families. I have received specialized training and experience working with those impacted by trauma.
I am a good fit for individuals seeking support with anxiety, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders like depression and Bipolar. I'm also well versed in addressing relationship issues, stress management, and trauma. I operate from a strengths-based client-centered approach. I'm also an Enneagram enthusiast and Certified Enneagram Coach. I integrate the use of the tool in practice with my clients.
"Once a task has just begun. Never leave until it's done. Either labor great or small. Do it well or not at all." - Quincey Jones, Sr.
Charlene Dyer is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC and a Certified Personal Trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Although Charlene is not currently working with clients 1-on-1 in the gym, she incorporates her knowledge of physical fitness with her mental health practice to assist her clients from a mind-body approach.
Charlene grew up in the suburbs of St. Paul, MN and spent her summers in Detroit, MI. She attended the University of SC Spartanburg where she received a BS in Experimental Psychology and went on to attend Webster University where she received her MA in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has been active in the mental health field for over 10 years working in the community and office settings with children, at-risk youth, young adults, adolescents, adults, the LGBTQ community, and a variety of religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.
Charlene specializes in treating anxiety, depression, anger management, coping with grief, recovering from childhood trauma, and family/relationship conflict. She has been trained in the evidenced-based practices of Multi-Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Trauma Focused/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Charlene believes therapy is a collaborative endeavor and therefore values her client’s feedback and will always work to ensure their needs are met to the best of her ability.
“Trauma destroys relationship, but relationships destroy trauma” - Unknown
It is proven that the therapeutic relationship is a major key to supporting individuals build positive and long lasting change. The therapy room creates a safe space that is built on trust, respect, care, and genuine support to help increase openness, honesty and healing. Meet Konje Byron, a therapist who understands this phenomenon quite well.
Konje is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina who received her Masters in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. She is experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults, as well as children and adolescents of the special needs community. She holds a certification in Family Centered Treatment and Life Coaching. She is also trained to offer a faith-based approach of counseling.
Konje specializes in working with individuals who suffers from anxiety, difficulty coping with life stressors, grief and loss, relational conflict, communication challenges as well as those navigating and adjusting to life transitions. She has an extensive history of working with individuals with trauma and offers trauma informed care. Konje especially has a heart for parents who need a safe space to BE and breathe. Parents who desire to work on disrupting negative generational patterns by establishing and creating more healthy and sustainable ones, therefore building a long lasting impact for their children and generations to come.
Although Konje uses an eclectic approach to treatment, her modality of choice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as she believes that our belief system shapes and drives our lives and decision making. She also integrates CBT with Resources for Resilience strategies that offers mindfulness and rapid resets to help alleviate stress related physical discomfort as they arise.
Konje would love the opportunity to meet with you and support you in achieving treatment goals!
" Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.– Rocky Balboa
Graduate from the University of New Haven. I have been in Digital Marketing for the last 15 years helping businesses to build brand awareness and promote their products and services online.
Variety is the spice of life, so I’m proud to have worked with businesses in industries ranging from real estate to recruitment, to Therapy and promoting Cultural awareness.
"The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere."
-- Barack Obama
Andrea Boakye is a Ghanian-American born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Andrea graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2018. She is currently a brand and marketing strategist for The Reese Collective. She looks forward to success in building media presence and assisting in building the purpose of TRC! She has been a servant of the community from the age of six when she taught low-income students how to read and continued her work through organizations such as Youth Empowered Solutions and the R400 Movement. She is currently an entrepreneur with goals of being the bold, young, black voice for the unheard. Andrea is passionate about black empowerment through mental, physical, and financial health. She is building her career in media, fashion and consulting.
Nneka Reese graduated from Indian River State College with a B.S. in Human Services in 2014. She is currently working on her Master’s in Social Work at Florida State University and serving as an intern for The Reese Collective. Nneka has led emotional support groups for school-aged children and assisted college students in reaching their goals for the last several years in the non-profit and higher education sectors. She has a passion for mental health awareness and social justice for all, especially communities of color. Nneka will be pursuing her clinical social work license to provide therapeutic services to future clients, and she looks forward to advocating and helping others to heal and thrive in life.