Brandie Carlton, MSW, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Positive Growth. Brandie received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a psychotherapist, Brandie has experience working with a wide range of clients including adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Brandie currently focuses on adolescents and young adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and/or low self-esteem.
Brandie has experiencing working with clients while using the therapeutic modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As an LCSW, social justice is an important aspect of Brandie's clinical work and she is open to working with folx who identify as LGBTQ+.
Laura Jones, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work is a practicing clinician with Positive Growth, PLLC. Laura received her Bachelors in Social Work with Radford University and Masters in Clinical Social Work from George Mason University. As a clinician, Laura values social justice and inclusivity. Laura has experience working with diverse populations to support people increasing their resiliency and growth during difficult situations. Laura currently works with young adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Laura uses a combination of therapeutic modalities such as, Trauma-focused therapy, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, expressive therapy, and positive psychology interventions to provide a collaborative, creative, and relaxed person-centered approach.
Katie Rosenthal believes in creating a calm, approachable, and non-judgmental space for clients to openly share their thoughts and emotions. Katie works from a holistic and strength based perspective of client's needs through empathy, acceptance and support. By exploring and processing inner thoughts and feelings, clients can gain a better understanding of their situation and ultimately move towards positive change. Katie offers insight into clients patterns of behavior and helps to identify and build new or existing skills with the purpose of uncovering clients true potential.
In her work with adolescents and adults, Katie specializes in treating Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem, and identify issues. Katie uses a Client-Centered Approach with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Together with Katie you will work on reducing any negative symptoms you may be experiencing, implementing positive coping skills, and building upon your preexisting strengths to allow for personal growth and development.
Katie feels that everyone experiences difficulties at times and see the decision to begin therapy as a powerful first step that often leads to personal growth and positive life change.
Ms. Mica Claiborne, MSW Supervisee in Social Work, is a Clinical Social Worker who has four years of experience working with diverse populations in the mental health field. Ms. Claiborne obtained her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Virginia State University and Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Norfolk State University. Mica specialties include grief, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychosis. Ms. Claiborne’s primary goal is to ensure clients are able to develop healthy patterns of behaviors that can allow them to build relationships and resilience. Ms. Claiborne incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches to include Family Systems, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Mike is our office manager dedicated to ensuring you have an exceptional experience throughout.