Morgan Lavender, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)

Morgan Lavender, LCMHC, CCTP

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I am committed to helping teens, young adults and parents cope with difficult emotions, behaviors and experiences through a mind/body, trauma informed approach to help improve control, stress reduction and positive coping skills.

I strive to create a laid back, warm and welcoming environment with my clients. I believe the relationship is the most important part of therapy, and I spend a lot of time getting to know my clients, ensuring they feel comfortable and understood, so that we can work as a team to enhance growth.

During my time in private practice I developed a passion working with adolescents and young adults, assisting them through the various transitions they may go through throughout this time. I work with areas of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, communication/interpersonal difficulties, time management and organization as well as goal development for the future.

In addition to teens/young adults I also specialize in working with parents to achieve their parenting goals and to develop a more comprehensive understanding of their children’s behaviors and ways to respond. I provide psychoeducation on how children’s brains respond and adapt to different situations and environments and equip parents with tools to identify these patterns, connect and co-regulate, and nurture their relationship with their children to increase their child’s capacity for behavioral control.

While I have adapted an eclectic approach to therapy, integrating treatments that work for the individual needs of my client, I place a strong emphasis on mind/body connection. I work through this somatic, body lens to create awareness, and gain control and understanding of the ways our nervous system interacts with the people and world around us. I integrate cognitive behavioral, and emotion focused techniques throughout my work with clients to address worry thoughts, negative self-talk and emotional reactivity.

When I am not providing therapy, you can usually find me doing something outdoors, especially in the hot summer months! I have 2 young kids that keep me busy, and a growing collection of pets (somebody stop me). Shyla is my oldest furbaby, and she sometimes makes an appearance in my telehealth sessions. My self-care essentials are immersing myself in a good book or TV series (all genres welcome here), or dancing around to loud, explicit music in the kitchen. I value humor, red wine, sarcasm, and board games and firmly believe cheese goes with everything.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Anxiety
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$130.00 - $150.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
North Carolina
Board Certification(s)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Professional Certification(s)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Evergreen Certifications
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Wake Forest University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling