Experienced in the areas of Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Behavioral Issues, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Impulse Control Disorder, Family Conflict, Parenting Skills, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Communication Issues, CBT
Children, Adolescents, and Adults Therapist
I’m different than most therapists out there. What makes therapy with me different?
Well in order to understand that, let me tell you the quick story of why I became a therapist. I became a
therapist so I could be the person I wish I had when I was younger. Someone that could tell me that my future will be better than today, and that I have the power to make that so.
Throughout my life I have struggled with self-doubt and social anxiety. I had no idea how to
cope with uncertain or difficult situations and so I struggled with reaching my full potential. I let my
fears hold me back from speaking up, from trying new things and from being confident.
I tried reading books and speaking with friends about my challenges, but I always felt
misunderstood. I, myself, had trouble understanding why it was so hard for me to do things that appeared to come so effortlessly to others.
So, I decided to study human behavior in school in an effort to learn about how we as humans
can gain control of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions and so that I could gain a better understanding of why we as humans think, feel and behave the way we do.
The more I learned about human behavior, the more I realized there were so many things I
didn’t know about how our past can explain our present and sometimes predict our future. Knowing
what shaped us to be the way we are is only one piece of the puzzle. Learning the skills and acquiring the tools to transform ourselves from who we are now, into who we want to be, is truly the key.
So I decided to go to a therapist and create a plan that would help me do just that. We first worked on building a bond (rapport) to establish trust. Then we explored why I was so anxious in social settings and why I didn’t believe that I was good enough.
We created a plan, set some achievable and realistic goals to help inch me closer to my overall dream of becoming a more confident and empowered version of myself.
Throughout this journey I have learned that personal growth is a marathon, not a race. Each day, I am graced with opportunities to grow, to thrive, and to practice being my best self.
I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) so that I could walk with children, adolescents, and young adults through their own journeys while giving them the skills and guidance they can use to bridge the gap between who they are now and the version of themselves that they hope to be in the future.
Ready to Talk?
If you want real answers to managing your anxiety, low self-esteem, or substance concerns, contact me now for a free consultation or to book an appointment. Let me come alongside your story.
When working with clients, I follow my professional ethical guidelines which are the NASW Code of Ethics. Below you can review these ethical guidelines so that you are also informed on how I make ethical decisions.
Candice accepts Anthem, BCBS, BCBS State Plan, and Self Pay.
Candice works with individuals 6 +.
NC # P018320
NPI # 1588381933
Candice’s supervisor is Caroline Sampsell LCSW (# C014436), whose contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org and (980) 290-6818.