Dr. Morgan Pepper Clinician
I am a Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor Education, Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Yes, that makes me Dr. Pepper, just like the soda, which happens to be my favorite! I received my doctorate from NC A&T State University, concentrating on multicultural training, leadership and advocacy, supervision, education, and clinical counseling. Subsequently, I received my master's in Rehabilitation Counseling from Winston Salem State University, focused on mental health counseling, career counseling, and transitional services. I have worked in both state and private rehabilitation counseling facilities and community mental health and college counseling centers.
While I work with clients across a spectrum of mental and emotional disorders to promote mental health and wellness, I specialize in lifestyle transitions and trauma. Problems include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, grief and loss, adverse childhood experiences, identity confusion, career changes, parental conflict, and crisis management. I work from an existential framework to guide my clients to find the meaning behind their unique situation, thus empowering them to take or make a change as they desire with cognitive-behavioral interventions. I also use various assessment tools to integrate creative means in our sessions that keep both you and me working towards understanding a complete picture of who you are and what you may be dealing with. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and groups, and I am happy to chat with you about what our work together may look like!
My roots are raised from the great upstate New York, so don't be surprised by my "accent," but I will be sure to convince you I am Southern at heart! When I am not counseling, teaching, or supervising, you can find me following all the unique food trucks, festivals, and sunshine (versus snow) the local area has to offer with my three boys and two fur babies. I am a true Mãlama at heart, which references a person's way of life devoted to taking care of, attending, caring for, preserving, and protecting those around them.