Carla  Kucinski

Carla Kucinski

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A
North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated July 14, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic illness
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life coaching

Professional statement

Carla Kucinski is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She owns Space to Heal Counseling & Wellness in Greensboro and offers teletherapy sessions for individuals 16 and older throughout NC.

Many of Carla’s clients first contact her when they’re feeling overwhelmed and need someone they connect with and trust to help them find their way. They are often high-functioning but weary from the weight of all they’re carrying. They may be struggling with trauma symptoms, adapting to the challenges of chronic illness, or experiencing a life transition that have caused an upheaval of fear, loss and uncertainty. They come to counseling seeking peace and harmony, new ways of coping, and deeper self-awareness so they can live a fulfilling life.

Carla is passionate about supporting survivors of trauma and individuals living with chronic illness and has personally experienced the challenges and life-altering effects of both. She also loves working with: college and graduate students; women who feel overextended and want more balance and joy; individuals who want to let go of perfectionism and busyness.

Carla’s style is warm and genuine. As a trauma-informed counselor, she provides a validating, supportive space where clients feel safe and comfortable expressing their emotions and thoughts.

She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which helps people recover from distressing experiences related to trauma, anxiety, PTSD, chronic illness, grief and loss. She utilizes an eclectic approach tailored to meet individual needs, goals and interests. She places a strong emphasis on developing self-awareness and inner wisdom in an empathetic, nonjudgement way and helping clients identify and remove obstacles preventing them from an authentic, fulfilling life. She believes in the powerful mind, body, soul connection and integrates mindfulness, art therapy and somatic psychology into sessions to grow that awareness.


Message to clients

Therapy is a unique and sacred space, where you can learn more about yourself and feel empowered to make meaningful changes that help you heal from and grow through your experiences.

I believe it’s a privilege and an honor to share the therapy space with clients and witness their despair, acts of courage and radical change. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to that process. I believe the counselor-client relationship is the foundation for a client’s growth and a catalyst for meaningful transformation and healing. I value trust, acceptance, emotional connection and collaboration in the therapeutic relationship. We are in this together.

My hope is that through counseling with me you will have an experience that’s transformative and deeply healing. One that instills hope in your heart and lasting change. Cultivates peace and harmony in your life and within yourself. Helps you feel seen, heard and understood. And deepens your appreciation for all the parts of your journey and all the parts of you.

I maintain a small, manageable caseload that allows me to take care of myself and be fully present and engaged with my clients and our work together. If you feel I might be the right fit for you and your needs, I’d be honored to walk with you on your journey.


Specialties

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress; medical trauma; medical anxiety

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as a motor vehicle accident, sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse, medical trauma.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress; identifying and processing difficult emotions.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Carla Kucinski is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $115 (60min)
  • Initial session: $115 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

I provide a 15-minute phone consultation prior to scheduling an initial appointment to address any questions or concerns you might have, to learn more about what you’ve been experiencing and to ensure I’m the best fit for you and your clinical needs.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 5pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9am to 5pm
  • Thu 9am to 5pm
  • Fri 9am to 12:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Space to Heal Counseling and Wellness, PLLC, Owner and Counselor, 2019 - Present
UNCG Campus Violence Response Center, Counselor , 2018 - 2019
UNCG Nicholas A. Vacc Counseling and Consulting Center, Counselor, 2018 - 2019
UNCG Campus Violence Response Center, Crisis Counselor and Clinical Services Assistant, 2017 - 2018

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2019
EMDR Consulting, Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) I and II, 2019
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), National Certified Counselor, 2019


Licensure

North Carolina: A15037


Languages

English