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Loreal Massiah

Loreal Massiah

(she/her)

LCSW
18 years of experience
Virtual

Hello! I am so glad you came across my profile; I am a licensed clinical social worker, based in the Raleigh Durham area of North Carolina. I have spent the majority of my career in healthcare settings and working with adults who are experiencing challenges with mental health. I help clients with long term health conditions find effective coping skills as well as meaning and acceptance in their diagnosis. I have also worked with children who have a loved on facing a life altering medical diagnosis. My experience is not limited to working with individuals that are facing a medical diagnosis, as I also have worked extensively with clients facing depression, anxiety, interpersonal challenges, self esteem issues and end of life. I view therapy as a collaboration, as you are the expert of your own life. I have a certificate to provide tobacco cessation counseling for individuals looking to live a smoke-free lifestyle.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together we will take time to get to know one another. Therapy is a very personal decision so it is important that we both feel that the therapeutic relationship is a good fit. This might feel a little like an interview, but don't worry there is no right or wrong way to do this; I hope this will be the start to a trusting therapeutic relationship. We will also discuss what you are hopeful to take from therapy, share ways that you feel I can support you and start discussions around goals and a plan of care throughout this experience.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Having extensive experience working with adults of all demographics facing either health or personal life challenges, I believe my strengths are around joining the client in a non-judgmental and empathetic way. I believe that many people have the tools and strengths to face life challenges but need help along the way. I I have a true expertise in working with clients to figure those strengths out in order to live a healthy and more fulfilling life.

About Loreal Massiah

Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Strength-Based

As a therapist, I work jointly with my clients to identify the positive attributes brought to the table in order to deal with life challenges and adversity to achieve a positive outcome and effective plan for coping.

Group Therapy

As a medical oncology social worker much of my career has been spent facilitating support groups. I have experience with various cancer support groups including: disease specific, survivorship, caregiver, support for children, grief and loss and tobacco cessation support groups.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective therapeutic approach for many issues. I provide psychoeducation around how what you think can impact how you feel and behave. I work with clients to make the connection between the mind and body; I assist in determining how they can change unhelpful thinking patterns to feel better.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

With this highly impactful treatment method, I work alongside clients to determine and externalize the problem at hand. I then provide support to clients as they co-construct goals and strategies to resolve the issue and find meaning in your experience.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

With this specialized treatment modality, I provide education around mindfulness practices and introduce tools that can be used to support clients in being present in the here and now as well as focusing on mind body practices that help reduce stress.