Shanice Stephenson, LCMHC, LCAS-A, NCC
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Shanice Stephenson, LCMHC, LCAS-A, NCC

Hello and welcome to Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services! Shanice Stephenson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCAS-A). She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certification in Addiction Studies from North Carolina Central University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Elizabeth City State University. Shanice is currently pursuing a PhD. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Hampton University.

Counseling Background

Shanice’s counseling work has primary focus on individuals from a variation of diverse backgrounds in both residential and outpatient capacities. Shanice draws from techniques depending on the mental health needs and life concerns of those she serves. Her therapeutic approach to counseling is an integrative method striving to promote balance and mindful awareness, genuine and empathetic relationships, conceptual and systematic approaches to find meaning and value in lives and a collaborative effort at identifying what changes to make to minimize emotional and behavioral disturbances. The collaborative approach Shanice takes focuses on developing an egalitarian relationship between counselor and client to facilitate dialogues of positive change. Shanice strives to reach mutual understanding, improve communication and explore different perspectives of conflict through a plethora of techniques and modalities.


Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
Member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC)


Our mission is to assist you in reaching goals by helping facilitate your journey through strength, support, connectedness and change. My aim is to work not only to treat, but to empower you and assist in expanding total health awareness and wellbeing, rather that to give you advice.


The purpose of Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services is to provide meaning and transformation to the lives of women when life uncertainties arise. With the help of Pivotal Breakthrough, you will have the space to uncover challenges, obstacles, and situations by rediscovering your sense of value, worth and desire for your life.


At Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services we strive to provide counseling services that meet your unique, individual needs. Our vision is to assist in facilitating growth by identifying pivotal moments within treatment that signifies a shift in thinking, feelings and behaviors in order to experience a breakthrough with one’s self.

We offer in person and tele-health counseling that caters to women's mental health and wellness. We are a private practice of women supporting women. We care about you, your family, and your story. You can trust that we will treat you with respect, dignity and compassion in every interaction, while maintaining the highest standards for integrity and ethics.