Judy McLaughlin


I am Judy McLaughlin.  Counseling and working with children and adolescents is my passion.  I was raised by a mother who dedicated her life to educating children.  She believed that the seeds she planted through her contacts with children would grow to help for generations to come.  I have seen the fruits of her labor of love.  I have been working with children and families for the past 23 years.   I truly love what I do.  I am a wife, mother of two remarkable teens and an advocate for kids.  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (GO HEELS!!!) and have a masters in counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University. I have provided training and support to parents, students, and counselors at the regional, state, and national level.  I am licensed as a License Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist as well as holding national certifications.  I have worked in schools, agency and in private practice.  One main theme is that I don’t believe in the words quit, can’t or won’t… Where there is a will there is a way.  Research shows us that children are resilient and that the best protective factor is to provide network of support.  I hope to not only provide this support for the students that I work with but also the parents and families of these students.   I believe every step made in a counseling session is a small journey toward goals and dreams.  It is my job to help guide and support students along this journey.

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