Proven Progress Counseling & Trauma Treatment

"Therapy  with  a  Difference"

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Who we are...

With nearly 20 years of counseling experience, Proven Progress Counseling and Trauma Treatment, PLLC, uses state-of-the-art, evidence-based mental health treatments, such as EMDR and CBT, to help clients make changes to become happier and healthier. Evidence based therapies, combined with genuine compassion and care, allow clients to get better quicker and with fewer therapy sessions.

At Proven Progress Counseling and Trauma Treatment, we start treatment by sitting down with you for an intake session to get to know you and to learn about your goals. We will then discuss with you the different paths we can take to meet those goals. Our focus is using evidence based therapy techniques with our clients, but we can use a variety of tools and approaches to make sure that your therapy sessions fit your needs.

We specialize in trauma treatment at Proven Progress Counseling and Trauma Treatment. Our staff has extensive experience working with military, law enforcement and first responder clients who have experienced trauma through their professional roles. We also excel in providing trauma treatment to clients who have experienced domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

We treat a wide range of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and OCD. We can also help you with relationship problems, parenting issues, anger management difficulties, grief/loss, setting healthy boundaries, improving communication skills, and increasing your self-confidence.

What is Evidence Based Therapy?

At Proven Progress Counseling and Trauma Treatment, PLLC, we specialize in using evidence based therapy techniques in our work with clients. Evidence based therapy is a term used to describe specific mental health therapy techniques that have been rigorously researched and proven to be effective. There are evidence based therapy approaches to treat a wide range of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Evidence based therapies tend to be short term (3-6 month) approaches that are focused and goal directed. Therapy sessions tend to have a plan or agenda for each session and often involve learning new information or skills. Most evidence based therapy protocols involve homework, with clients practicing skills in between sessions to get maximum benefit.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

What is CBT?

CBT is an evidence based therapy framework that encompasses a broad group of tools and techniques. It is the most well-researched evidence based therapy and has been found to be effective in treating numerous conditions, such as PTSD, depression, social anxiety, phobias, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, OCD, and insomnia. It can also be helpful with addressing low self-esteem, body image concerns, anger management, and interpersonal communication.

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CBT for Depression (CBT-D)

What is CBT-D?

CBT-D has been determined to be a very effective therapy approach for reducing depression symptoms. The overall goal of CBT-D is to reduce a client’s symptoms of depression by helping them to develop more balanced and helpful thoughts about themselves, others, and the future. CBT-D also uses behavior change techniques by having clients spend more time engaging in pleasurable or productive activities.

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CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I)

What is CBT-I?

CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a treatment that is used to help people who are experiencing insomnia. It helps clients change the behaviors that are interfering with their sleep. It also helps clients identify and challenge the negative thoughts that make it more difficult to fall asleep.

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

What is CPT?

CPT is a type of evidence based therapy that is used for people who have experienced trauma. Trauma often changes how people view themselves and the world. Sometimes these changed views are helpful and other times these changed viewpoints are not fully accurate and can get in the way of recovery from trauma. CPT helps clients learn to identify, evaluate, and change their distorted thoughts.

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidence based therapy that helps people manage their emotions and improve their ability to communicate and connect with other people. There are four main key areas that are addressed in DBT: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. Clients learn and apply different skills to address these key areas.

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Eye Movement Desensitization Reflex (EMDR)

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization Reflex (EMDR) is a a type of evidence based therapy primarily used for people who have experienced trauma. It involves thinking about a difficult memory while paying attention to a back-and-forth movement or sound (like a finger waving side to side, a light, or a tone). There is also substantial research showing that EMDR can be effective with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, grief, phobias, and self-esteem issues.

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Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (IPT)

What is IPT?

Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (IPT) is an evidence based treatment, primarily used for depression, that focuses on the interaction between an individual’s mood and their relationships with others. Its underlying principle is that depression affects relationships and can create problems with interpersonal connections. The goals of IPT are to help the client communicate better with others and address the problems that contribute to their depression. Studies have also shown IPT to be useful in the treatment of other issues such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and borderline personality disorder.

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Motivational Interviewing (MI)

What is MI?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence based treatment that helps people become more motivated to make changes in their daily lives. It can also help people improve their ability to take action on their plans to change. MI is often used to address health behaviors, such as alcohol abuse, quitting smoking, and improving diet or exercise. It can also be used to help people with making decisions about healthy relationships or the next steps in their career. Anytime someone is feeling uncertain, stuck, or worried when facing a choice or a change, MI tools can be utilized to help.

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Prolonged Exposure (PE)

What is PE?

Prolonged Exposure (PE) is a type of evidence based therapy used for people who have experienced trauma. In PE, the client will gradually approach trauma-related memories and situations that they have been avoiding. PE involves talking about the traumatic incident and approaching things in life that the client has been avoiding because they remind them of the trauma. By approaching these memories and situations, the client’s intense feelings related to the trauma will decrease as will their PTSD symptoms.

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4601 Lake Boone Trail Suite 2D
Raleigh, NC 27607






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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 3pm

Free 15 minute phone consultation
It's important to find a therapist whose style matches your needs. Clients at Proven Progress Counseling take an active role in therapy-setting goals, learning new tools, and practicing skills in between therapy sessions. We offer a free 15 minute phone consultation prior to scheduling your initial appointment, to see if we will be a good fit for your needs.

We are currently in-network for Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Optum and United Healthcare.

Proven Progress Counseling and Trauma Treatment, PLLC is conveniently located by UNC Rex Hospital, close to the intersection of Duraleigh and Edwards Mill Roads; easily accessed from RTP, North Raleigh, Mid Town, Durham, Morrisville, or Cary. Parking is free and readily available around the building. We are located on the second story of the office building in Suite 2D.

New Patient Information

Please print out and complete these forms prior to your first session. Having them done in advance allows your therapist more time to get to know you during your first session. If you cannot complete the paperwork prior to your session, please come 15-20 minutes early to your appointment to complete this paperwork.
Intake Policy Packet
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Cancellation policy

Please provide 24-hour notice for cancelled appointments. Missed appointments or appointments cancelled with less than 24 hour notice will incur a $30 no-show/late cancellation fee. This fee is not billable to insurance companies and will be need to be paid by the client. If a client misses an appointment due to illness and brings in a doctor's note, the no-show/late cancellation fee will be waived.


The standard session fees are as follows: $125.00 per intake session, $100.00 per forty-five (45) minute individual therapy session, and $125.00 per sixty (60) minute individual therapy session.

For clients who are using health insurance to pay for therapy services, the session charges will vary based off the contracted rates set by the insurance carrier. Clients are responsible for paying all co-pay, co-insurance, and deductible amounts. Proven Progress Counseling and Trauma Treatment, PLLC will file a claim with the insurance carrier/third party payer.

We are currently in-network for Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Optum, and United Healthcare.

We accept all major credit cards, cash, check, Flex Spending Cards, or Health Savings Account Cards as forms of payment.
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