Olinda Davidson, LCMHC, NCC
- Optum/United Healthcare
- VA Community Care
A “Superbill” will be provided for any Out of Network insurance plans so you can submit a claim for reimbursement.
Olinda sees people ages 17+ and is Telehealth only in NC and SC.
My goal for therapy is to help you find solutions that work for you so that you thrive in life.
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming, intimidating and time-consuming as there are so many options available. This can seem daunting and make you want to give up before you even get started.
Which therapist do I choose? How do I know this person is the right fit for me?
I get it.
I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects of successful therapy. A trusting and safe relationship is what makes clients want to work on their goals to make lasting change. This is why I’m hoping that the following information, in which I highlight the types of clients I tend to be most successful in helping, will give you some insight as to whether or not we will be a good fit for each other.
I provide a safe, non-judgemental, empathetic, compassionate environment in which you will feel seen, heard and understood.
Our Work Together
I believe that one’s past influences their present and therefore it can have a place in our time together. How deep into your past we go will be determined by what brings you to therapy, what symptoms you are experiencing and your readiness/desire to go there.
The clients who are the most successful in therapy with me are the ones that come prepared to work, are dedicated to their progress and ready to discover ways to reduce stress, relieve emotional pain, and resolve stuck places.
They know there’s a problem but are unsure how to solve it or they’ve tried everything they know and nothing seems to be working.
They regularly attend therapy sessions and are active participants in therapy, both in and outside of our sessions, and they take any “homework” suggestions that I offer and put them into practice.
Yes, I know I said homework…some of you will read that and think “ugh” I don’t want to do homework (while others of you will be all for it) but trust me when I say these assignments have a specific purpose for your growth. They will also help guide you towards meeting your goals for therapy and will help bring to light any thought or behavioral patterns that you may not be aware of.
I have my “go to” homework that I assign (journaling, coping tools/self-care methods, mindfulness techniques, thought tracking, etc) but then I also have been known to create “out of the box” homework assignments, on the fly, based on your particular struggles.
Every client is unique so therefore I do not provide cookie-cutter solutions.
Clients who work with me will experience their sessions as a collaborative process and YOU are a full partner in therapy and the expert on your life.
I’m not your “ordinary” therapist; I’m a bit out of the box, love a good laugh and thrive on authenticity. If you’re seeking someone genuinely invested in your success and appreciate a more down-to-earth and “gently direct” approach then I’m ready to embark on this transformative journey with you!
Life’s journey can be overwhelming, but remember, you don’t have to face it alone!
My Professional Background
- I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of NC as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
- I completed my undergraduate degree at Winthrop University in 2007 and went on to obtain my Masters in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2012.
- I also obtained my Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Development from Winthrop University in 2018.
- I have worked in various settings including a hospital, non-profit, private practice and within the public school system.
Aside from my formal training, when I developed a chronic, invisible and painful health condition, I became very passionate about nutrition, wellness and “clean living”. This has led me to learn more about how movement and food directly influence not only our physical health but our mental and emotional well-being. I have personally experienced this first-hand and therefore I may implement some of these holistic approaches into our sessions when appropriate.
Types of Therapy Used
I use therapeutic techniques that best fit you and your specific situation(s) to help you build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to accomplishing.
No matter what kind of therapy is used, my goal is to help you develop a deeper self awareness so you can make mindful choices towards a fulfilling and purpose-driven life.
I implement a number of models, depending on the issues I’m treating, but here are some of the most common approaches I use:
I am also uniquely trained as a Christian Counselor. Therefore, I am open to discussing religion and spirituality, if it’s important to you. But if you don’t consider yourself spiritual or religious, this is also a safe space for you.
It is important to me to evaluate progress continually and determine any changes to approach that may be needed. Counseling is a collaborative process and I encourage your open feedback on how things are going.
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” Carl Jung
I am originally from the Midwest but have lived in the South for many years now and I love it! My family and I enjoy spending time in nature either hiking a trail or traveling to the mountains or the beach. I am an avid reader and love a good mystery/suspense novel. On rainy, chilly days you can find me cozied up with my heated blanket, hot cup of coffee, and my sweet pup, Dexter!