Facilitating Healthy Solutions
for Life's Challenges

Cynthia Dowdy, PhD
Licensed Professional Counselor

Blue Ridge Medical Center II
2709 Blue Ridge Rd., Suite 290
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-349-2146
Fax: 919-782-9032

Email: dowdy@intrex.net

E-mail is not a secure and reliable means of communication.
Your e-mail cannot be guaranteed confidential because
it is received on a computer accessible by others.
If you are experiencing an emergency,
do not use e-mail as a means to contact me.
Please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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When should I seek help from a Counselor?

From childhood through late adulthood, there are times
when we may need help addressing challenges that
cause us emotional distress or make us feel overwhelmed.
We can benefit from help and support as we strive to master these
challenges. A counselor can help you identify your problems and
assist you in finding the best ways to cope with the situation.

Some indicators of when you should seek counseling are:

What is Counseling?

"Professional counseling is the application of mental
health, psychological or human development principles,
through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systemic interventions,
strategies that address wellness, personal growth, or career
development, as well a pathology" (American Counseling Association).

Who are LPC's?

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC's) are trained
in the provision of counseling and therapy. LPC's complete
Master or Doctoral degrees, are nationally certified, state
licensed, clock 3000 hours of supervised clinical practice
and are guided by the American Counseling Association
Code of Ethics.

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Counseling Services Provided for:

Depression
Stress/Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Disorder
Life Transitions
Relationships
Grief/Loss
Weight Loss
Disability/Illness
Adult ADD
Bi-Polar Disorder
Biofeedback
Career Transition
Career Development

Counseling gives you the opportunity to explore
dreams and emotions; create new opportunities
and adventures; learn how to build love, friendship,
caring, and intimacy into your life; discover who
you are and how your beliefs, values, and philosophies
influence your daily living.

Previous Counseling Work Settings

Community Mental Health Center
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Centers
University and College Counseling Centers
High School Special Education Program
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Alcohol and Drug Misdemeanor Program
At-Risk Youth Service Agency
Domestic Violence and Parents Assistance Center

Therapeutic Approach

Confidentiality

Information you share with me will be regarded
with respect and handled in a professional manner.
Our conversations and my records are held confidential.
Confidentiality is protected by state law and
ethical principles, to which I adhere as a
licensed professional counselor.

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Office Hours and Appointments

Counseling services are provided Monday
through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This
schedule may change due to
holidays and professional meetings. Some weekday
evening or early morning appointments
are available.

Call 919-349-2146 for an appointment.
I use a confidential voice-mail system to
receive messages and will check messages
frequently during the day. If you have an
urgent situation contact Holly Hill RESPOND
at 919-250-7000 for assistance, call 911, or go
to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Missed appointments will be billed unless
there are extenuating circumstances or you
called to cancel 24 hours in advance. In the
event that I need to reschedule, I will call
24 hours in advance, except in a case of emergency
in which case I will leave a message in my voice mail.

Insurance and Payment Information

I am an in-network provider with Magellan,
Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Behavioral Health.
I can provide out-of-network services with
many other insurance companies.

Payment or co-payment is expected
at the conclusion of each session.
Cash or personal checks are acceptable methods of payment
and I will provide a receipt for all fees paid.
A sliding fee scale is available upon request
for those who do not have insurance.

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Links

National Institute of Mental Health
Internet Mental Health
Health Central
Mental Health Association in North Carolina

Search for Jobs at Monster.Com
Career Development
NC Joblink Career Center System
Occupational Outlook Handbook
North Carolina's Career Resource Network

United Behavioral Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Cigna Healthcare
Magellan Behavioral Health

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