I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NC #10739) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (NC#8043), and have worked in the substance use treatment and mental health fields since 2010. I believe that personal growth through counseling is possible when a collaborative trusting relationship is developed between therapist and client. My role is not to give you all the answers, but to help you find your own answers and learn to make healthy decisions which align with your values and goals.
I work with adolescents (15+) and adults, and specialize in counseling individuals faced with one or more of the following challenges:
Gender or Sexuality concerns
Luka/Lisa R Carbone MS, LCMHC, LCAS
I am an openly non-binary, queer therapist. I attended Appalachian State University for my undergraduate education, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. Before attending graduate school, I interned at a Suboxone clinic. This solidified my decision to pursue further education in the substance use treatment and mental health fields. I earned my Master's of Science degree in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling at East Carolina University.
I offer services based on my professional expertise and desire to help others. The populations I most often work with include those in the LGBTQ+ community, adolescents, and people with substance use disorders. I believe that counseling can be of great benefit to many people as we can all continue to grow into more balanced, healthier versions of ourselves. For that reason I strive to keep a healthy balance between work, community engagement, and personal time and encourage my clients to do the same.
When not working, I advocate for the populations I serve by devoting time to organizations which promote equality and emotional health. I also enjoy spending time outside, whether hiking, swimming, camping, cooking out with friends and family, or just relaxing in a hammock reading.