Counselor / Therapist in Chapel Hill, NC

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Mindful Awakening, PLLC

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Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave™ in Your Life
Mindful Awakening, PLLC - Kate Gotelli, LCSW
To mindfully awaken is to become aware or conscious in the here and now while incorporating all that we have experienced before this moment in time. To live wholeheartedly is to live without shame, without the fear of showing up and being ourselves. It is this practice of living courageously and authentically, with non-judgmental awareness, while embracing our worthiness that helps us live a fuller life in which we can Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave™.

Specializing in psychotherapy with adults and couples, my approach is influenced by mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, attachment theory, and CBT.

Shame Resilience
Authentic, Wholehearted Living
Coping with Life Transitions
Enhancing Relationships
Depression and Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse or Neglect
Grief and Loss
Perinatal Mood Disorders
Women's Empowerment
GLBTQ Issues
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of North Carolina and have worked with individuals, couples and groups since 1994 in outpatient therapy centers, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, an AIDS service organization, a local birthing & wellness center for women, as well as individual and group private practices.

Having completed the SE® Trauma Institute's 3-year (216 hour) certificate program, I work as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. As a SEP, I draw from a body-awareness approach to guide clients in stabilizing their nervous system and accessing their body's innate capacity towards self-regulation, wholeness and healing. SE® was developed by Peter Levine, PhD, a therapist, author and educator specializing in the treatment of chronic stress and tonic immobility (aka post-traumatic stress disorder).
I am a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) offering individual sessions, 8-week groups and weekend intensives. The Daring Way™, based on the research of Brené Brown, is a highly experiential approach to exploring issues around vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Its focus is on cultivating greater authenticity and wholeheartedness, while developing shame resilience skills and "daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent and lead." I am also trained as a facilitator in the Rising Strong™ curriculum.

I am a Certified Therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing through the EMDR International Association. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach containing elements of many effective psychotherapies, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies. EMDR’s effectiveness, particularly for PTSD, is supported by a broad base of research and can help dissipate negative thoughts and feelings associated with disturbing memories and traumatic experiences while helping the brain to reprocess negative events and maladaptive core beliefs. When appropriate, I use EMDR to treat PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, and complicated grief. More information, a review of the research, and answers to frequent questions about EMDR can be found through the EMDR Institute, Inc.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Anger Management  Group Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Life Transitions
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Loneliness
 Body Image Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage Counseling
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Domestic Violence  Women's Issues
 EMDR Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)  EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)  Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Master of Social Work - San Diego State University (1996)
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Behavior (1992)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Certified Therapist in EMDR
Certified Daring Way Facilitator
Certified in Clinical Supervision
National Association of Social Workers
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, insurance, debit/credit/HSA cards
Hours:By appointment only
License:C003625, NC
307 N. Columbia Street
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