Laura Goulian, LCSW
Laura Goulian, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializes in helping parents grapple with the challenges of raising children. Laura believes there is a satisfaction in parenting that can get lost in the everyday conflicts many families experience. Using a combination of solution-focused psychoeducation and cognitive behavioral principles, Laura believes parents become more optimistic and effective when they establish a coherent parenting strategy that promotes trust and respect within the family.
Working with adolescents, Laura uses the same approach to address social and academic pressure as well as explore the characteristics of satisfying relationships whether romantic, among friends, or within the family.
Underlying Laura's work is the belief that an attitude of acceptance toward ourselves, our situation and important people in our lives allows us to start where we are and move toward where we want to be, releasing blame and judgment.
Laura is native of Asheville and holds a masters degree in social work from Catholic University in Washington, DC. When she is not contemplating her own parenting challenges, she can be found trying to finish a book, exercising with friends, or lingering over that rare meal when her whole family is able to sit down together.
Meg Hill, LPC
Meg Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor, has 15 years of experience as a school counselor in elementary, middle and high school settings. She earned her LPC license in 2002. Meg received a B.A. in English from Davidson College and a M.Ed. from NC State University. In addition to counseling, she has spent years teaching English and AP Psychology.
Meg’s areas of interest include helping with anxiety, family changes, educational challenges, and grief. She has worked extensively with families dealing with life-threatening illness. Meg’s counseling services include individual and group therapy for elementary ages through high school, as well as parent coaching. Her practice emphasizes play therapy techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She is also a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor, teaching supportive skills to adults who work with youth in an 8-hour course.
Some of Meg’s favorite activities are reading, writing, practicing Pilates, and trying to convince her family to help her complete puzzles. She is an active member and community group leader at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. Her family includes her husband, two daughters, and their beloved dog, Delmar.