Boone & Banner Elk, North Carolina  Tel 828.333.4170 Fax 855.404.4030 

Better Days and Nights,  P   L    L    C  

  Therapeutic Holistic Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Families

Who We Are

Peter Paglen, MA, NCC, LPC-QS, CCTP

Licensed Professional Counselor

Board Certified in:
General Counseling Practice
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling

Clinical Trauma Professional

Board Qualified Supervisor


Justina Janda, MA, NCC, LPCA, CCTP

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Board Certified in:
General Counseling Practice
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Expressive Arts Therapy

Clinical Trauma Professional


Stephanie Paglen

Office Manager 

Insurance and Billing


HIPAA Compliance

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Why Us

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw

We want you to feel that we are here for you. Regardless of your situation, we will help and want to help. We will take the time to understand your uniqueness, while making sure your needs are met. If together we feel our service is not meeting your needs, we will refer you to another agency if necessary.

Our goal is serving you and your needs to the best of our ability. We understand you are looking for help with something that is affecting your life or your family. We work with individuals, marriages, couples and families, and we will take the time needed to understand your situation. 

We will work with you to help find understanding, a solution or a change for you or your situation. Counseling/Therapy is based on you and your situation alone. Everyone is different and everyone's 

situation is different, so we will create an individual plan for you and your specific concerns. There is no use of a template or generalized formula. The therapeutic formula we decide on will come from you and your concerns. The counseling experience will be unique to you and your situation.

"If we want to be loved, we must act lovingly"

Lynn Beisner

Search For Love

Those that go searching for love

only make manifest their own lovelessness, and the loveless never find love, only the loving find love, and they never have to seek for it.

-- D.H. Lawrence