MARY MOUSSA SHEA MS, LMFT
Welcome! It is such a privilege to be invited into the lives of the families that come into my office! Whether you have been referred or are looking for the right therapist, I’m happy to provide answers to your questions.
I specialize in child therapy and pre-teens (along with their families) who are experiencing anxiety, family stress, changes in family structure due to death or divorce, grief/loss, trauma symptoms, ADD/ADHD, behavioral issues, and difficulties adjusting to developmental changes. I also love to work with parents to help them build healthy communication skills with their children, manage difficult behaviors, and foster a strong attachment relationship. In order to help children reach their fullest potential, I use Play Therapy, as well as elements of Expressive Arts Therapy during sessions. These help to creatively expand the boundaries of the mind and provide a non-threatening environment for children to make sense of their inner world. To understand more about why we play, click here.
In addition to child therapy, I am also passionate about working with multicultural issues, including family stress as a result of immigration, language barriers/communication, etc. I also enjoy working with families and adults experiencing life changes, relationship stress, and self-image issues. I believe that each individual, child, and family is unique—because of this, I integrate different models to fit each client. In particular, I use play therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Narrative Therapy, all evidence-based practices. I believe in treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit, and integrate faith and spirituality into therapy to the extent that it is comfortable to you. I learn a great deal from you as my client and see it as a privilege to be invited into your life. I approach therapy with compassion, playfulness, and openness and respect your courageous decision to pursue therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) here at SureHope Counseling and Training Center. My education background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. I am currently receiving supervision toward certification as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). My background and training includes clinical experience at Pregnancy Resource Center, a county agency for teens and families engaging in family therapy and parenting groups, eating disorder treatment, as well as volunteer experiences with DivorceCare for Kids.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! I look forward to working with you.
Description of practice: I enjoy working with children/teens ages 10 and up, families, and couples.
Practice type: group practice / non-profit counseling center
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): Out-of- Network (will submit paperwork for you if you have out-of- network benefits)
Description of self/services for directory: I believe that therapy is a relational art more than a science. God can use a variety of means to bring healing in our lives, and I tend to resonate most with psychological principles observed in Cognitive-Behavioral theory and Adlerian individual psychology. I don’t think any question, doubt, mistake, or broken relationship is beyond the scope of grace and healing. Therefore I treat every client as made in the image of God, and I strive to inspire others with hope for renewed purpose and meaning from unwanted seasons of hardship. I have a wide background of counseling experience with adults in non-profit adoption, campus ministry and church settings, and I’ve also enjoyed working with children and teens in both community mental health and the public school system. I counsel from a judgement-free zone with humor as much as possible, and I want to help others feel comfortable in their skin as they walk through a journey of change. Let’s make change less painful!
Areas that match your field of specialization: I am currently enjoying work in group practice with troubled teens, abuse and trafficking survivors, engaged and married couples (I am a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator), and individuals struggling with anxiety and/or depression.
1935 JN Pease Pl, Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28262
Jessica specializes in helping children, adolescents, adults, and families with trauma and trauma-related issues, anxiety, and depression. Jessica provides teletherapy online at http://www.doxy.me/jessicawinebargerlcmhc
Welcome to SureHope! My name is Jessica Winebarger and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. Thank you for considering me to be your therapist. I strive to create a caring and non-judgmental environment in which individuals can safely process their experiences and emotions and develop skills that assist in finding healing and freedom in their lives. I specifically have a passion for helping teens and women find healing and freedom from trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I offer both individual and family therapy. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as the framework for the sessions, but also integrate trauma-informed techniques, mindfulness and relaxation skills, and art therapy techniques. My goal is to individualize the therapy sessions to what my client needs and connects with most. Throughout all of my therapy, if my client is interested, I center the psychological concepts and techniques in scriptural truth and biblical principles.
I hold a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and I am EMDR trained. My previous experience includes working with families impacted by domestic violence and working with children under the age of 18 in crisis. I provided both group and individual therapy for these children in an intensive program that addressed the holistic needs of the children and their families.
If you would like to hear more about the services I provide or would like to schedule a virtual appointment, please contact me at email@example.com or (704)729-4979. I would be honored to walk alongside you in your journey of healing and growth.