Charrisse Somme

(MS, LCMHCS)

About Me

Welcome,
My name is Charrisse and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and an LPC in the state of Virginia. In my experience as a counselor, I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. It is in my general practice to be guided by ethics, to have an unconditional positive regard for clients and do no harm to the clients that receive clinical services. My approach to counseling is collaborative and strength based. When working with clients to meet their goals it has been my experience that effective therapy occurs when honesty, mutual effort, and teamwork are present. As a provider of counseling services, I‘ve assisted clients who presented an array of issues. In working with clients I have addressed issues such as Depression, ADHD, self esteem, marital and relational issues, stress and anger management, and parenting and communication challenges. In working with families, I have found that strategic and structural therapy have been most effective and families benefit from developing boundaries and setting clear limits. In addition, I taught classes at the Community College in the Human Services Technology Program that prepared future helpers. Furthermore, I worked with military members and their families providing supportive counseling through the cycles of Deployment. These experiences have afforded me the opportunity to understand Military culture and address mental health issues such as Post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, life transitions, and grief and loss. I am experienced in using evidenced based practices that include EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. When focusing on couples work I've utilized Solution Focused Therapy where the emphasis is placed on finding answers to the present challenges. In utilizing this technique I also incorporate ways to view the relationship differently, modify dysfunctional and unproductive behavior and improve overall communication.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4464 (Expires: 2020-09-28)

LPC #0701009125 (Expires: 2020-09-08)


Reviews

Written by A.P. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Charrisse for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Charrisse has been amazing for my husband and I. She is able to really make us dig deep and helps us truly relate to one another again.