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Dr. Angel Dowden, LPC-S, NCC, ACS

Dr. Angel Dowden, LPC-S, NCC, ACS earned her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and   Supervision at North Carolina State University. Dr. Dowden   serves as owner/operator and therapist at Core Counseling and Consulting, PLLC. Dr. Dowden is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in the Department of Counseling at North Carolina A&T State University. 

Dr. Dowden works with an array of clients who bring diverse issues to therapy. Dr. Dowden has particular interest in the family system, couples and relationship issues, career development, and women's issues (e.g. work/life balance, care-taking, parenting and relationships). Dr. Dowden utilizes a diverse theoretical approach; relying on Narrative Counseling/Talk Therapy, Person Centered Counseling, Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused and spirituality in counseling to name a few. 

Dr. Dowden also enjoys working with individuals seeking to become licensed professional counselors, and utilizes the discrimination model when providing board-approved supervision.

Dr. Dowden is also available to provide consultation and public speaking. 

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Dr. Rolanda Mitchell, LPC-S, NCC

Dr. Rolanda Mitchell, LPC-S, NCC, earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Dr. Mitchell began her career as a Professional School Counselor, working with middle and high school students in Wake & Charlotte-Mecklenburg counties for a total of 7 years.  In 2011, she transitioned to the clinical mental health field and began providing outpatient therapy services to children and families.  Dr. Mitchell’s clinical experience includes traditional outpatient therapy, in-home services as well as school based mental health. 

 Dr. Mitchell is currently accepting clients from all age groups (children, adolescent, adult) with various presenting issues.  Dr. Mitchell is an ally who welcomes individuals from all backgrounds. Dr. Mitchell’s theoretical orientation is Person-Centered, with an understanding that client treatment should be individualized.  To that end, a number of theory-based interventions will be utilized to meet client needs, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic Behavioral, Solution Focused and Reality therapies. 

 As a licensed supervisor, Dr. Mitchell is open to working with clinicians new to the field and in need of board-approved supervision. Supervision will be addressed from a developmental lens.