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Elizabeth Coleman
EdD, LCMHC, NCC, NBCT
Qualified Clinical Supervisor
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Licensure & Certifications

NC Qualified Clinical Supervisor (2021)

EMDR Basic Trained (2021)

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor #11589 (2015-Present)

Board Certified Counselor #310623 (2013-Present)

National Board Certified in Professional Teaching Standards #03082818 (2019-Present)

NC School Counselor #1046514 (2012-Present)

NC Career Development Coordinator #1046514 (2014-Present)

Global Career Development Facilitator (2014-2020)

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association

North Carolina School Counselor Association

International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

Post-Secondary Teaching Experience

Appalachian State University

HPC 6900: Internship
HPC 5900: Practicum
HPC 5210: Career Development & Counseling

Wilkes Community College
EDU 271: Education Technology

ACA 115: Success & Study Skills

Supervision Experience

Professional School Counseling, Liberty University; 2019-2020

Professional School Counseling, Appalachian State University; Fall 2020

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wake Forest University; Spring 2021

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Liberty University; 2021-2022

Hello friends!  Welcome to Rhys Kohlman Wellness, PLLC!  My name is Elizabeth and I am a professional counselor who is here to help you reach a goal or make a change in your life.  RKW was created on the tenets of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. I believe that when we change our thoughts we can change our lives. So often changing our thoughts can seem like an insurmountable task. I believe you can achieve your personal goals through counseling, and enjoy a new outlook on life. For more information about my services and what I can do for you, please browse through my website and do not hesitate reaching out with any questions.

I have worked in the field of counseling for 10 years as a school counselor, college counselor, and private practice clinician.  I work with clients using a person-centered approach, combined with CBT, DBT, & EMDR strategies to help them recognize their strengths and abilities to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and improve relationships.

 

I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate critical life transitions. My doctoral dissertation focused on the role of the school in cultivating a climate conducive to successful social-emotional, personal, and academic transitions for middle school students.  I also advocate for the role of counselors as mental health professionals in public education and speak on related subjects. 

Education

In 2005, I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in English and Communications.  I returned to school in 2011 and earned my Master's in Professional School Counseling from Appalachian State University in 2012.  After 5 years, I decided to pursue my Doctorate degree in Education Leadership.  I graduated from Appalachian State University with my Ed.D. in May 2020. I am pleased to say that I was the first virtual dissertation defense at Appalachian State University.  

I believe that continued education is a key element of personal and profession growth.  In addition to my degrees, I also hold a graduate certificate in Educational Technology & Online Learning from N.C. State University and have completed coursework in Educational Administration from UNC-Charlotte.  I completed the Cosmetology program at Pitt Community College in 2007.

In 2021 I completed an EMDRIA approved 40-hour EMDR basic training and am working toward my full EMDR certification. I also completed at 40-hour Supervision course to earn the Qualified Clinical Supervisor credential.

Additional NBCC approved professional development courses include: Vicarious Trauma & Resilience, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Introduction to Employee Assistance Programs, Alcohol Addiction, Overview of Eating Disorders, Treatment Modalities for Eating & Feeding Disorders.

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