My Approach to Helping
MaLena Goodnight is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina and a Marine Corps veteran. She has provided care in the mental health field for more than 10 years. She will be providing therapeutic care from ages 14-65+ for individuals seeking help with anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQ+, and/ or other sexuality issues. She is a strong ally, lifestyle-friendly, and kink-aware. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and obtained her Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. MaLena utilizes a collaborative approach that includes but is not limited to a person-centered, solution-focused, mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy; that maintains the needed flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the unique needs of each individual and/or couple. MaLena specializes in understanding the unique challenges that being in or affiliated with the military can bring. She has a passion for supporting military members, veterans, and their families. MaLena is a trained Reiki Master and offers an affirming, safe space for individual and couples counseling. She is understanding of individuals who desire a deeper understanding of energy and the importance of taking responsibility for their own energy and setting healthy boundaries. MaLena seeks to establish an authentic relationship with you to facilitate developing a safe space to allow you to focus on identifying the root cause of issues and assist you as you build on your strengths. She will also provide needed support and collaborate with you as you grow towards meeting your goals and living the quality of life you desire. MaLena is committed to confidentiality, ethical, non-judgmental, and compassionate care. She looks forward to assisting you on your healing journey!