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Athena E. Norton, LCSWA

I am incredibly passionate about mental health, and my greatest desire is to support individuals on their mental health journey. I wholeheartedly believe in fostering trusting relationships with all my clients and providing a safe, non-judgmental space where they can freely reflect and grow. I am here to support you, and together, we can work towards your holistic well-being and growth.

My approach is centered on understanding each client’s strengths and meeting them right where they are. I firmly believe in treating the complete person, integrating various therapeutic methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy.

I currently work with clients, age 18 and up, doing individual therapy services.

Areas of Focus

Anxiety/Fear, Boundaries/Codependency, Depression, Life Transitions, Relational and Interpersonal Issues, Self-Esteem/Identity, Stress Management and Trauma

Insurance Accepted

Athena is currently paneled to accept Ambetter, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and North Carolina Medicaid Plans as well as some Employee Assistance Providers including AllOne and Health Advocate. She is also able to see clients with the following insurances with supervisory billing: Aetna, AmBetter, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), Cigna/Evernorth, GEHA, Humana, Medicare, UMR and United Healthcare.

Education and Clinical Experience

Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Nazareth University in Rochester, New York

Master’s of Social Work from Nazareth University in Rochester, New York with a specialization in Evidenced-Based Mental Health.

Personal Interests

Licenses & Certifications

· Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board (License: P020755)