Stop surviving. Start living. 

Sometimes we find ourselves just surviving and not really living our lives. We try and we try, but we don’t know how to make it better – how to feel better, how to make our relationship work better.

It’s okay not to be okay, but you don’t have to stay there.

I can help when you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and unsure about next steps! You can have lasting freedom and strong relationships.

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Individuals find a safe, comfortable space to explore struggles & overcome them. I specialize in treating trauma and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). This means I’ve gotten special training for treating people who have suffered from trauma. I can help you overcome your deepest, darkest struggles. I’m also trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a powerful tool that can help reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts and emotions.

You can find relief and peace from the things that haunt you.

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Couples find a place where they learn the tools needed to reconnect. Using Gottman Methods Couples Therapy – developed through more than 40 years of couples research – couples learn how to see the good in each other and develop skills to work through difficult & hurtful things plaguing your relationship. Couples who master the tools report stronger and more satisfying relationships.

You can have a relationship you enjoy that stands the test of time.

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My name is Tabitha Westbrook, MA, LPCA, CCTP.

I received my Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Before becoming a counselor I spent more than 20 years in the corporate world. I also have a child on the autism spectrum. I’m very familiar with the challenges life can throw at us!

I am passionate about helping individuals and couples overcome struggles and move past hurts. I truly believe there is hope and healing for each person and couple that joins me in counseling. I strive to create an atmosphere where people are safe to explore, heal, and meet the goals they have for their life.

Stop surviving. Start living.

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More Details About Services Offered

  • Individual Counseling – Life can throw us curveballs we don’t expect. Sometimes we need someone to talk to that isn’t involved in our day-to-day life. We need something other than what we are used to doing or know how to do. I provide a caring and compassionate space for you to explore and overcome the things that are keeping you from living the fullest life possible. The methods and tools I use are based on your needs to help you meet the goals we set. If you experience anxiety, depression, have experienced abuse of any type (physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, spiritual), or just don’t know what to do in a situation healing and freedom are possible. I can help you have real, lasting freedom.
  • Couples Counseling – Whether you have been in a relationship for five minutes, five years, or fifty years, things can come up that couples struggle to resolve. Whether the challenge is communication, drifting apart, or something as earth-shattering as infidelity, I can help you address it. I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy when working with couples, an evidence-based method developed over more than four decades of research. The techniques couples learn are easy to implement in everyday life. For couples dealing with infidelity of one or both partners I follow the evidence-based methodology pioneered by Shirley Glass in addition to using the Gottman method. I can help you have a relationship that is deep, rewarding, joyous, and lasts a lifetime.
  • Family Counseling – Sometimes we wish we could deal with everyone and our mother! Families can be a joy and a challenge and when relationships aren’t working the way we’d hope there it can cause tons of stress. I can help families learn new ways to communicate with each other that deepen connection and relationships. I use a combination of Gottman Method techniques, DBT, and CBT to help families change patterns, grow together, and flourish.

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F. A. Q.  – Frequently Asked Questions

What are your fees?
The fee for counseling will be dependent on the type of session (initial or ongoing) and whether you are using your insurance coverage. If in-home counseling is performed, the feel will be increased based on the IRS mileage rate.

Rates for Individual Counseling

Initial 90-minute session – $125.00; Subsequent 50-minute sessions – $100.00

Rates for Couples Counseling

Initial 90-minute session – $150.00 (includes comprehensive couples assessment);

Subsequent 50-minute sessions – $100.00

Rates for Couples Intensives

Four-hour Intensive (in office) – $525.00

Seven-hour Intensive (in office) – $918.75

Sliding Fee Scale – Open Path

I don’t want cost to get in the way of you getting the help and support you need. I partner with the Open Path Psychotherapy Collective to offer some reduced-cost counseling appointments. Feel free to ask me more about this.

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Do you take insurance?
I am considered an in-network provider for some Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) plans. For clients who wish to access their insurance coverage for services, I am happy to check eligibility and file claims on your behalf. Your copay will be due at the time of service. If BCBSNC denies your claim then you will be responsible for the full balance.

A note about couples counseling – Most insurance providers do not cover couples counseling unless one of the parties is being treated for a diagnosable mental illness. Counseling in that case is for the benefit of the diagnosed individual and not for the couple as a whole. I am happy to discuss your situation and determine the most appropriate course of treatment for you and your partner. If your situation does not meet the criteria set forth by the insurer you will be responsible for all counseling costs.

I am not on any other insurance panels at this time; therefore, I am not able to file a claim for other insurers. Your insurer may offer out-of-network benefits that cover some or all of your counseling and I will provide a receipt containing all the necessary information for you to file a claim if requested. It is your responsibility to call your insurance provider and discuss your benefits with them. Payment is due in full for counseling at the time of services even if your insurer will reimburse you for some or all of the cost of counseling.

Do you do video counseling?

 

Yes, I do! I know that life happens and it can be very challenging to get to an office for counseling. I offer video and telephone counseling to help counseling fit into your busy and hectic life. If you’re interested in this type of counseling, I am happy to discuss it with you to determine if it would be a good fit for your needs.

Video Counseling services are provided by VSee_Lab_Logo, HIPAA-compliant platform developed specifically for the purpose of connecting clients and providers. This platform is used by many doctors and even by NASA on the International Space Station.

What is your cancellation policy?
I require that all cancellations or requests to reschedule an appointment have at least 24 hours advanced notice. If you do not cancel or request a rescheduled appointment at least 24 hours in advance you will be charged the full fee for your appointment. This is not refundable.

What happens if I am late for an appointment?
Your appointment time has been reserved just for you. Being late happens at times; however, you are missing important time where we are working on your goals. In order to honor the next person your appointment still must end at the scheduled time, even if you are very late. You are still responsible for the full fee, even if your appointment is shortened due to you being late.

How long are appointments?
Your initial appointment will be 90 minutes to give me time to start getting to know you. Subsequent appointments will be 50 minutes long. Should a longer appointment be necessary in the future we will discuss it and make appropriate arrangements.

Do you do Christian/Biblical Counseling?
Yes, I do. I am a firm believer that the deepest healing comes through Jesus Christ and involving Him in the counseling process can only be beneficial. How we incorporate your faith into counseling will be unique to you. We will discuss how you would like it incorporated and that will determine how interventions or goals are addressed.

Do you have to be a Christian to get counseling from you?
No, you do not. While I do believe the deepest healing comes through Jesus Christ, there are many things we can do in counseling that you may find helpful and healing. I will not, at any time, impose my beliefs on you.

What is Gottman Method Couples Therapy?
The best description comes from the Gottman Institute itself:

“Combining the knowledge and wisdom of nearly forty years of studies and clinical practice, Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s study of more than 3,000 couples. This research shows what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship.”

You can read the full description here.

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