About Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services

Our Mission
"One of the most pivotal moments during therapy initiates a major step towards healing." Our mission is to assist you in reaching goals by helping facilitate your journey whatever it may take. My aim is to work not only to treat, but to empower you and assist in expanding health awareness, rather than to give you advice.
Our Purpose
The purpose of Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services is to provide meaning and transformation to the lives of individuals when life uncertainties arise. With the help of PBCS, individuals will have the space to uncover challenges, obstacles, and situations by rediscovering their sense of self, fulfillment of life and purpose.
Our Vision
At Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services we strive to provide counseling services that meet the needs of each individual. Our vision is to assist in facilitating personal 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 and life.

About The Founder: Shanice Stephenson

Hello and welcome to Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services! Shanice Stephenson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate (LCAS-A) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in North Carolina. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Elizabeth City State University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a dual certification in Addiction Studies from North Carolina Central University in August 2019.

Counseling Background

Shanice’s counseling work has primary focus on individuals from a variation of diverse backgrounds in both residential and outpatient capacities drawing from techniques depending on the mental health needs and life concerns of the client. Her therapeutic approach to counseling is an integrative method striving to balance mindful awareness, a genuine and empathetic relationship with the client, a conceptual approach to help clients to find meaning and value in their lives and a collaborative effort at identifying what changes a client can 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.

Associations/Certifications

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)

Let's work together on your journey.

Counselor's Reflections

Life circumstances and challenges are inevitable and because we are human we are bound to encounter some of the most painful feelings and experiences. I remember hearing the saying, “you are your biggest breakthrough yet” and in that very moment, I began to feel empowered to use my own breakthrough to assist and support others who felt in a whirlwind of trials and tribulations. What felt like a transitory moment became lasting and longing for me to create Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services, PLLC.

From my own experience, I know taking the first step to embark on a new journey can be alarming and full of uncertainty. As your counselor, I will be alongside you every step of the way as you gain awareness and discovery through profound insight. As your counselor, I will remain curious and allow you the space to develop the ultimate healing through each pivotal moment. Allow me to guide you to find your peace and comfort as we journey together, and remember as you go through this process you will discover that

Life circumstances and challenges are inevitable and because we are human we are bound to encounter some of the most painful feelings and experiences. I remember hearing the saying, “you are your biggest breakthrough yet” and in that very moment, I began to feel empowered to use my own breakthrough to assist and support others who felt in a whirlwind of trials and tribulations. What felt like a transitory moment became lasting and longing for me to create Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services, PLLC.

From my own experience, I know taking the first step to embark on a new journey can be alarming and full of uncertainty. As your counselor, I will be alongside you every step of the way as you gain awareness and discovery through profound insight. As your counselor, I will remain curious and allow you the space to develop the ultimate healing through each pivotal moment. Allow me to guide you to find your peace and comfort as we journey together, and remember as you go through this process you will discover that you are your biggest breakthrough yet!

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