LCMHC Professional Disclosure Statement
Elizabeth C. Coleman, EdD, LCMHC, NCC, NBCT
Office: 336-818-0733 Fax: 336-818-0734
This is a statement of your rights and responsibilities for our therapeutic relationship. This document is part of the Standards of Practice of the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC) as stated in Section 90-343 of the NCBLCMHC Act. The Disclosure Statement is designed to inform you of my professional credentials, types of services offered, fee schedule, and therapeutic orientation and style. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this disclosure statement. You may revoke this agreement in writing at any time.
Client's Rights and Responsibilities As a client, you have the right to choose a counselor/therapist who best suits your needs and purposes. Please be advised that you may ask questions about treatment at any time, and you may also choose to terminate/end therapy at any time by way of a written statement.
My Qualifications Education. I received my Master of Arts degree in the area of Professional School Counseling from Appalachian State University in December of 2012. I am credentialed as a Board-Certified Counselor (#310623) by the National Board for Certified Counselors. A Standard Professional II NC School Counseling license (#1046514) was issued to me by the NC State Board of Education, effective December 2012. I am also a National Board-Certified Counselor (#03082818) through the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. During the 2012 calendar year, I completed both a practicum and internship in Professional School Counseling. Since 2012 I have worked as a Professional School Counselor, a Career Coach and Counselor, a college counselor/advisor, and in a private practice setting. In 2018, I received my NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor license (#11589 In 2020, I earned my Doctorate in Education Leadership from Appalachian State University.
Counseling Background. As a school counselor, I have experience working with children and adolescents, ranging from four- to eighteen-year-olds. I have served students from a variety of socio-economic, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and understand that each person has a unique experience to be considered when providing counseling services. The range of issues presented during my years as a counselor include, but are not limited to, behavior problems (at home and school), physical and sexual abuse, general anxiety, separation anxiety, grief, self-harm, suicidal ideation, divorce, and development of social skills. It is my practice to work closely with parents to help children develop healthy, functional relationships within their family and at school, according to their cultural background.
I also work with adolescents and young adults in the area of career development, college counseling and advising, and general mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. I have experience and training in the areas of Career Development Theory, Assessment in Career Planning, job seeking and employability skills, and career planning services.