Blurry Shadows

The Team

Courtney-

 

I feel like I didn't really choose being a therapist as a career but rather it chose me!  I earned a Masters of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2009 from UNCC.  My original intention was to join the US Marshall's Service ( I always enjoy asking clients if they can see me doing this after they get to know me!)  I returned to UNCC and graduated in 2011 with a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling.  I earned a professional Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling as well.  I discovered my passion for counseling while exploring the impact substance abuse and mental health as seen in the criminal justice system. After completing school, I was able to spend almost eight years working at agencies in the Charlotte community.  I have had the honor to be the Director of Adult Treatment at a local agency where I managed outpatient, residential and detox programs.

I have been fortunate to have diverse learning opportunities.  I have worked with mental health diagnosis ranging from schizophrenia, bipolar and borderline disorders to anxiety, depression and phobias.  I have experience with a full range of substance abuse disorders including working with clients in various MAT.  I have worked with opioid use disorders since the beginning of my career including clients in OMT, on suboxone and with chronic pain.  I typically work with adults aged 18 and over, however, I have experience working with teens 13 to 17 years old and will see these clients on a limited basis.

I was born and raised in Charlotte which is why helping this community is very personal for me.  I enjoy working as a therapist and I try to find ways to incorporate not only clinical skills but humor and happiness into your therapy.  I love Charlotte and the Carolinas; I look forward to having the opportunity to work within my community.

I provide therapy in an safe and comfortable environment for the following:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Post Treatment Follow Up Therapy

  • Recovery Management

  • Relapse Prevention/ Management

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management/ Chronic Pain

  • Stress Management

  • Spirituality

  • Women's Issues

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Management Therapy for most DSM-V Mental Health Diagnosis

Tish-

 

Tishara (goes by Tish), is our office manager. She will be your go-to for any administrative and insurance needs. She has been a nurse for about 9 years, and has worked in various positions in the medical field, such as long-term care/skilled nursing, same-day surgery and infectious disease. She is from Richmond, Va and has been in Charlotte now for 6 years.

 

When Tish is not working, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, trying out new restaurants with her husband, watching HGTV and decorating her home.

 

Tish can be reached via email at tzoffmngr@yahoo.com. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her with any questions you may have.