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About the Owner: A Leap of Faith!

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Thank you for viewing this site! I am Timeka Southerland, owner of "STAR" (Southerland Treatment and Rehabilitation) Counseling Services. I am a virgin blogger, so comments, feedback, info about desired discussion topics, etc. are welcome!


STAR Counseling was birthed in Winston Salem, NC in 2015, but becoming a licensed counselor was something I have always wanted to do since I was a little girl. I would dream about sitting across from someone, helping them overcome life’s challenges, helping them to obtain their desired quality of life. That drive is still there today, so I am thrilled to be opening a private practice in just about a week!!! It is definitely a leap of FAITH! Venturing out to start a small business is definitely something that I am excited about, but I am also humbled about this new endeavor. There is a LOT that I am learning each day, but I am ready for the challenge! I have already learned so much more about myself in these last few months, both good and not so good, but life is about learning and growing, and becoming the person you wholly and truly are (the best you emotionally, spiritually, physically) …and who you want to be remembered as in this world. Faith has led me this far, and Faith will lead me on….


A little about my background: I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Winston Salem State University in 2001 (GO RAMS!), then furthered my education at WSSU with a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2005. I became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2010 & have worked in various areas in the mental health field for over 15 years now. I have extensive experience serving both individuals with mental health & individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. I have several specialties: Youth, Adults, Veterans, Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Autism, TBI, Trauma Focused Therapy and much more. I offer in home and the “traditional” in office individual, family, and group counseling sessions. Above all, I am a determined woman who loves God, and I absolutely love being a wife and mother.


I am dedicated to helping others achieve their goals in life, from the smallest to the grandest, one step at a time. I am currently scheduling appointments, as I will go live October 1, 2015. Thank You for your interest, referrals, and support!