Beth Lewis, MA, LCMHC

About Beth Lewis

I am committed to creating an authentic and non-judgmental therapeutic space where clients can explore life’s challenges and blocks to growth.

I specialize in working with individuals as young as 16, but most commonly work with young and older adults who experience disordered eating, anxiety, depression, acute and complex trauma, interpersonal issues, communication problems, complications with life transitions, and intimacy issues. Additionally, I welcome and have extensive experience working with individuals who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals in polyamorous or non-traditional relationships.

Education and Professional Experience

I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Campbell University and am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina.

I started in the field of psychotherapy working at Carolina House in Durham, NC. In my time at Carolina House, I worked at their residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care doing individual therapy, group therapy, and couples/family therapy. From Carolina House, I transitioned to working as an outpatient therapist with the NC Center for Resiliency in Chapel Hill, NC.

Therapeutic Approach

As a therapist, particularly one who specializes in trauma work and disordered eating, I’ve often felt stuck in the progress that I can make with my clients when I adhere to a strictly cognitive approach to therapy. I believe that to truly move towards healing, it’s imperative to work with both the mind and body together.

As is very common with trauma, individuals can feel separate, disconnected, or even betrayed by their bodies such that connecting the mind and body can be a difficult task. Still, I believe in this approach strongly and have dedicated the past two years to attending intensive trainings which allow me to operate from more of a psychobiological approach. A psychobiological approach considers the ways in which our cognition, behaviors, and emotions are connected and how these pieces can impact how we feel from a physiological perspective. One of my main objectives, as a therapist, is to help my clients understand what disrupts and settles their body’s physiology. In better understanding this, clients can develop a sense of feeling more in control of how they feel and ideally experience a decline in experienced mental health symptoms (ex: anxiety, panic, depression, etc.).

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Phone

Main: (919) 472-0637
Fax: (919) 246-9390

Address

5001 S Miami Blvd
Central Park West Building
Suite 325
Durham, NC 27703
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