About Me

Sue-JessWelcome!

I am a licensed professional counselor, located in Raleigh, N.C. I have been in private practice since 2005 and have been practicing biofeedback since 1994. At present I also contract with the Department of Defense as a Military Family Life Consultant.

I hold a master’s degree from NCSU with an emphasis in Health Behaviors/Health Education. My strong desire to become a licensed professional counselor led me back to NCSU, where I pursued graduate studies in counseling. I am also a graduate of the UNC Mindfulness-Based Program for Stress and Pain Management.

I am a past president of the NC Biofeedback Society and served as a consultant to the Education Section of the Association for Applied Psycho-physiology and Biofeedback. In 2010 I was named “Counselor of the Year” by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC). I have been very active with the LPCANC serving as region three Education Coordinator and also chair of the Professional Development Committees. I am currently a member of the Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association and am currently serving on the board. I am also on the advisory committee for the International Association of Trauma Professionals.  

I began my counseling career in the late 70’s, employed by the Department of Social Services, in New York as a Child Protective Caseworker. I moved to the Raleigh area in the mid 80’s and was employed by the Department of Environment Health and Natural Resources. I held several positions including Employee Safety and Health Officer and the Disaster Response/Recovery Officer for NC State Parks and Recreation. Concurrent with my graduate studies in counseling, I worked as a treatment coordinator for a Chronic Pain Clinic, and also in an outpatient physical therapy facility as a biofeedback practitioner. In the mid 90’s I joined the American Red Cross as a volunteer. For a number of years I was the Disaster Response Coordinator for the Disaster Action Team, American Red Cross, Triangle Chapter. I have extensive training in disaster response and recovery to include Critical Incident Stress Management.

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