About Us

 

YOU EXPERIENCE INTENSE EMOTIONS

You probably find that this has a horrible impact on relationships in your life. You probably don’t love yourself…you may not even know who you are. Chances are, you’ve done this “therapy thing” before. Why would this time be any different?

Good question! And I would be silly if I just simply said, “trust me.” You’ve had a lot of experiences that justify you not trusting me…and I certainly want you to be skeptical. Because, believe it or not, that skepticism grows from a small little seed of self-compassion. And from that small seed of self-compassion, we can grow an entire garden of hope…if you’ll walk through my front door. Now, don’t hear me telling you that this is going to be easy…it won’t. Don’t hear me telling you that this will be fun…it won’t. Don’t hear me telling you that it will be pain-free…it won’t. And neither has living the way that you’ve been living…there’s been a lot of suffering.

What I am telling you is that I see you…and you are amazing. You have been amazing from the very beginning, and you are amazing now. You’re an extremely sensitive, insightful, kind human being…who probably was planted in an environment that wasn’t a good fit…and rather than be able to see that (what child can?), you internalized that you are bad, and have learned some unhealthy ways of coping because of that.

I’m here to teach you that you are not bad, and have never been. You were born extra sensitive, extra aware, and extra empathic. These are all great qualities! If you have an environment that doesn’t quite understand it, however, you’re a rose bush trying to thrive in a field of sunflowers. Roses are beautiful…sunflowers are beautiful…they have different needs to grow and thrive.

Just like a rose bush that gets pruned, fertilized, and nurtured…you can also grow and thrive. You can become the person that you want to be, prune away the habits that you want to get rid of, nurture the parts of you that you want to grow, and fertilize new ways of handling life and relationships.

We look forward to walking through it with you!

Meet Our Team

 

Jennifer Cobb

Jennifer Cobb

MSW, LCSW, DBTC

My name is Jennifer Cobb and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working with individuals and families in the mental health field since 1999 and opened Guilford Counseling, PLLC in 2011. I have completed a 2 year Intensive training with Dr. Marsha Linehan through her program Behavioral Tech, am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and am certified in Traumatic Stress Studies by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.

At this time, I am the only certified clinician providing comprehensive DBT in the Guilford County area. As passionate as I am about ensuring that folks have access to quality DBT treatment, I am just as passionate about helping other clinicians recognize their fears and reduce stigma associated with DBT and the folks who benefit from receiving this treatment.

As the founder and Clinical Director of Guilford Counseling, PLLC, I am dedicated to providing effective, evidence-based therapies in an accepting, compassionate environment. My goal is to work with you to help you let go of your struggle with emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, self-harming tendencies, or symptoms of trauma, in order to move toward a more full and meaningful life. As part of our work together, we will create an idea of what a fulfilling life looks like for you and explore how to get there. My approach emphasizes the combination of acceptance and mindfulness practices with a focus on concrete behavioral change. As therapy is a financial investment, I believe it is important to focus on treatment approaches that have been shown to work.

I invite you to call for a free phone consultation to see if I will be a good fit for you and/or your family. I provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to reclaim joy in your life…I believe a meaningful connection with your therapist is essential.

Professional Associations:

  • Licensed by North Carolina Certification and Licensure Board
  • National Association of Social Workers-Co-facilitator of local group since 2011; Board member 2016
  • Member of Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (through which I hold a certification in DBT)
  • Adjunct Professor with the University of NC-Greensboro and NC A&T State University since 2011

Dianna L. Case

Dianna L. Case

MSW, LCSW

I am a long-time resident of North Carolina. I completed my undergraduate studies at UNCG, and completed my graduate studies in the Joint Master of Social Work Program at UNCG and NCA&TSU in 2000. I am licensed by the NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. I have been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 1998. I am in the process of completing my Intensive DBT Training through Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech.

In 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, I was fortunate enough to volunteer with my adult son for a week in Gulf Port Mississippi performing deconstruction–demolishing the interior of each home and removing water-destroyed personal belongings. The conditions were shattering, my senses shocked. The people we helped were stunned by the damage and loss, their will to survive and rebuild strong. Each person we helped verbalized appreciation for the help and individual respect offered. I returned to Greensboro energized although physically exhausted, invigorated by the capacity of human resolve to thrive.

In my professional work it is important to build a reciprocal relationship sharing in development of treatment planning and goal setting. I provide treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and couples with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, unresolved emotional issues, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss, and relationship/family concerns. I utilize strength-based, solution-focused treatment with evidence-based therapeutic therapies.

I value time with my family and enjoy the antics of my house cats. I practice sustainable energy through reducing waste by recycling and composting, and organic planting of vegetables and herbs.

Melissa Tuttle

Melissa Tuttle

MSW, LCSWA

As a therapist, I believe that people are doing the best they can with what they have. With the right support, you can gain skills, and knowledge will give you the ability to shape a life you want to live. You and I will join forces to figure out how to resolve problems holding you back, then we will work together to create a life you can enjoy.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and graduate of the Joint Master of Social Work Program at UNCG and NCA&T. I have additional specialized training (currently in the process of completing my Intensive Training through Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Tech) in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing technique (which I am in the certification process).

I have a special interest in working with individuals struggling with:

  • Dual Diagnosis: Borderline Intellectual Functioning/ Mild/Moderate IDD combined with a mental health diagnosis
  • Complex/chronic trauma history
  • LGBQIA and transgender
  • Dissociative experiences

Pam Ladetto

Sue Shankle

Sue Shankle

MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinician Social Worker with 24 years of post-graduate work with children, adolescents, adults, and groups. I have trained with experts in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. My experience with a variety of people has provided me with knowledge to help you manage your difficulty. I would be honored to considered in your treatment search.

Dana White

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Dana is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and serves as our Life Worth Living Coach in our DBT Pilot Program through Sandhills. She can get you in contact with resources, as well as provide hope and support along your journey.

Marie Houck

Assistant Extraordinaire

Marie helps us out a couple of hours a week with those projects that are just too time-consuming or confusing for the rest of us to deal with!

Rosh Keating

MSW intern

Rosh has been intensively trained in DBT and is finishing her last year of graduate school. She is being supervised by our team of intensively trained and certified DBT therapists, and she’s available for folks who desperately need DBT but need to have a sliding fee scale. She has amazing skills and we’re lucky to have her on our team.

CONTACT US TODAY

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