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About Lida

My Background

My journey to becoming a therapist was not planned; I was led to it. This is what I’ve been doing my whole life: listening to people’s stories and helping them sort through their challenges. I have a strong desire to help people find their inherent worth and heal their wounds so they can operate from love and compassion. I believe the world is a better place when we can all operate from love and acceptance.

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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from NC State University in 1991. I served six years on active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force.  I then volunteered extensively in the public school system both in and out of the classroom while I worked at home to raise my three children. In 2006, I took a leap of faith and went back to school to pursue my passion: helping others discover their natural strengths and make the changes needed to live a fulfilled life. 

Married for over 25 years with three children (and a dog), I am a firm believer in the strong role connected relationships play in personal fulfillment.  I am especially attuned to the complex challenges of daily life and how easy it is to fall into self-limiting, conditioned responses. And I have witnessed the power of self-awareness and compassionate support as a path to healing.

My Approach

I combine my genuine warmth, empathy and compassion with my strong, systematic analytical skills to help you find solutions to your life challenges. I truly believe that we are all doing the best we can with what we've been given. I guide you to find the missing pieces, learn new skills, and change the old patterns of behavior and thinking that are keeping you stuck. I have found this combination to be useful in my own life, and in the lives of clients I have already served. 

  • M. Ed. in Counselor Education, North Carolina State University, 2009

  • National Certified Counselor (NCC # 252090) since Sep 2009

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, NC # 8452) since May 2014

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