Michael Donnelly, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
NC LCSW License # C005577
Clinical Social Work
General Counseling Practice
Family Systems and Couples Counseling
Aetna, AmeriHealth Caritas Next, BCBS, CBHA, Friday Health Plans, TriCare, United, UMR
You deserve dignity and respect in a non-judgmental environment to discuss and learn to improve your life experiences. Our experiences from the past can frame our potential perceptions of our future. These perceptions can create feelings and thoughts that stop our quality of life. It is my belief that all people can control their outcomes to improve their life experiences. I am honored to be a part of the process to assist you in improving your quality of life.
I have been providing mental health services for over 20 years. I have worked in psychiatric hospitals, residential programs, and outpatient services with a variety of populations from children to adults. I have worked with individuals, families and couples with all types of struggles from severe mental illness to daily life struggles. I have seen many successes over the span of my career. The foundation of these successes come from an informed, open, direct relationship based on mutual trust and respect. I chose this career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker because it is my firm personal and professional belief that there is no greater good than serving others.
I began working in human services in 1988 with children with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. I knew within days of my employment that human services was my passion. I moved through a variety of educational and academic experiences to improve my understanding and abilities. I graduated from Winston Salem State University in 1996 with a B.A. in Sociology/Social Welfare. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 with a Master’s in Social Work. I was fully licensed in 2006. I have been providing effective, efficient and quality services for my clients since.
I have been trained and utilize a variety of therapeutic models and techniques in my approach. The approaches I utilize depend on how we assess what is realistic and in your best interest.
The therapeutic process requires personal disclosure and action. Therapy works best when you feel safe. Safety; emotional, mental, and physical, is assessed in every session. You are your own expert. Together we can initiate the acquisition of skills to create the change you desire in your life.
Types of Therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Trauma Focused Therapy
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Anxiety Disorders to include Trauma
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Life adjustment struggles stem from a variety of themes such as:
Grief and loss
Attachment to others
Motivation and Purpose