Providers

We are a team of caring professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. Our hope is to create a space where you feel heard and seen and where you can openly share about yourself. We understand exploring emotions can be overwhelming. We hope you feel our care and desire to help you in finding your solutions and providing you with additional skills and tools to create your best life yet! We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to walking alongside you during this season. 

Jill Strickland, MA, LCMHC

Owner/Therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999.  I earned received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

My training involves individual, family, child, and marriage/couple relationship counseling. In treating anxiety and depression, I am trained in utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, and DBT(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). With couples, I explore communication styles, conflict resolution patterns and cycles, and discover new ways of active listening while meeting needs and aligning values. Working alongside a Psychiatrist has provided invaluable experience from different views of behavioral health allowing a wider scope of treatment possibilities to assist us while navigating through your challenges.

In locating the root of the issue, I believe a holistic journey of healing from the inside out will provide a lasting, happy and fulfilling life.

Jill is a member of the American Counseling Association, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, American Association of Christian Counselors and North Carolina Counseling Association.

Email me: info@stricklandcounseling.com

KARA MASON                         INTERN  

My name is Kara Mason. I am a graduate intern, enrolled in Liberty University’s Clinical Mental Health program. With God’s grace, I will successfully graduate in December of 2022 and move forward with the full clinical licensure process.

My professional background is rooted in social work.

I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from East Carolina University in 2015. I have experience working with infants, children, and adults in a variety of settings such as inpatient behavioral health services, hospice, hospitals, public health, and local county government.

I am especially versed in working with the aging and disabled population, as well as caregivers who are taking care of loved ones with debilitating illnesses.

I enjoy working from a collaborative and strengths-based approach utilizing Gestalt therapy and Solution Focused therapy (SFT).

Solution-focused therapy (SFT) concentrates on helping clients move towards the future that they want and to learn what can be done differently by using existing skills, strategies, and ideas.

Furthermore, I will humbly offer Christian or spiritual-based therapy for clients who wish to incorporate their faith into the counseling session.

I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA), North Carolina Association for Humanistic Counseling, North Carolina Association for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious, and Value Issues in Counseling, North Carolina Mental Health Counselors Association, and the NC Association for Adult Development and Aging.

Email me: info@stricklandcounseling.com

 

 

ANGEL FOX                                                                        INTERN

My name is Angel Fox.  I am a graduate intern enrolled in Liberty University’s Clinical Mental Health program, working toward my LCMCHC degree
and license.

My professional background is in education.  I obtained a Bachelor of
Arts from Elon University in 2000 and worked as an Elementary School teacher
for 21 years.  I am currently working with a church preschool and
completing my field experience simultaneously.  I have experience working
with children, parents, and community resource personnel. 

I have a heart for helping the hurting on their journey to healing
psychologically and spiritually.  Women and children are populations near
and dear to my heart.  I am familiar working with anxiety, depression,
divorce, grief, loss, stress, oncology, and trauma.    

I am versed in behavioral therapy techniques and mindfulness
approaches.  I work from a collaborative and strengths-based approach
using Solution Focused therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT) and
mindfulness techniques.

SFT helps clients discover their existing strengths, skills, strategies, and
ideas to help them move forward into the future learning how to do things
differently. 

CBT helps clients learn effective strategies and ways of coping with a wide
range of problems.  This process helps clients discover distorted or
faulty thinking.  CBT helps clients change their faulty thinking and
negative thought patterns.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) builds on the principles of CBT
and incorporates and teaches clients mindful meditation, how to be present in
the moment with thoughts and feelings and recognize thoughts and feelings
preceding behaviors.  This is very effective for anxiety, depression,
stress, low moods, and those clients struggling with happiness.  

Furthermore, as a Christian, I believe in treating the whole patient.
Spiritual health is very important.  I will incorporate Christian or
Spiritual counseling for anyone who wishes to incorporate their faith into
counseling.

I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American
Christian Counseling Association (ACCA). I am also a certified Life Coach.

Email me: info@stricklandcounseling.com


 

 

 

NADIA CROSSO-RODRIGUEZ   INTERN  

Hi! I’m Nadia, I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina,
Wilmington, with my bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in criminology. I am
now attending North Carolina State University to obtain my MEd in Clinical
Mental Health Counseling. I am expected to graduate by May 2023, and my goal is
to become a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and to
work in a private practice.

Most of my experience has been gained through a clinical neuropsychology
private practice. I have experience working with children and teenagers, young
adults, and older adults. I have much experience working with family members of
clients as well.

I enjoy working from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and a Choice
Theory framework as they both emphasize the importance of the relationship
between our behavioral decisions and our thoughts/cognition. I also enjoy
incorporating themes from Existential Theory as finding meaning in life is
crucial.

I strive to provide clients with individualized care to meet the unique
needs of each person. I recognize the importance of self and external awareness
as well as individualized perceptions of the world to redefine meaning and
purpose. I welcome all communities and populations as clients. 

I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). 

Email me: info@stricklandcounseling.com

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