Nedra Glover Tawwab
Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW founded Kaleidoscope Counseling in 2011 with the intention of providing individualized, empathic and eclectic care in an aesthetically pleasing environment. In the Charlotte, NC area, Nedra is known for providing couples counseling and helping people with a variety of anxiety and depression related issues. Nedra helps couples recover from affairs, improve communication, co-parent and rekindle lost connection. In addition to relationship counseling, she enjoys working with people dealing with long-term patterns of dysfunction in their family, problems from childhood affecting relationships or work, parents managing life demands, managing transitions and traumatic issues such as abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment.
Nedra’s eclectic approach to counseling incorporates elements of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, narrative, acceptance and commitment, emotionally focused and positive therapy approaches. Nedra’s holistic style includes teaching how mind, body, and spirit connectedness is key to overall change and positive living.
Nedra earned a Masters of Social Work degree from Wayne State University with additional training in working with couples. Nedra has over 10 years of experience counseling people who want to improve their overall functioning. Outside of work, Nedra enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, trying new restaurants and gardening.
True change takes place when the pain of staying the same is greater than changing. ~Unknown
Janelle Fleck, MFT, LPC has 11 years of counseling experience passionately serving children, teens, families, and couples. Janelle graduated with her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron in Ohio in 2005. She has been fully licensed in North Carolina since June of 2015. Her career’s work has ranged from providing Outpatient Counseling services to children and families in community mental health settings, providing individual and couples counseling in private practice settings, and providing intensive home-based services to at-risk youth and families. She has also provided clinical supervision to newly licensed counselors for the last 5 years. Her greatest passion is for helping families heal and relationships recover from traumatic experiences as well as assisting at-risk youth through building resiliency.
Janelle’s approach to counseling draws from a combination of treatment modalities, including solution-focused, eco-structural, and emotionally-focused therapies. She views people always as “in relation” to one another, and this relational system as delicate and complex. She believes in focusing on strengths and resiliency factors, and helping individuals and families see those strengths and expand upon them. Janelle’s approach is individualized to meet the unique needs of each person, couple, or family and she takes the role of a collaborative partner in therapeutic process.
When not working, Janelle enjoys traveling to visit friends and family as well as exploring what the Charlotte area has to offer. Janelle also enjoys trying new restaurants, outdoor activities, and spending quality time with her close friends and her two cats.
Meagan Bullock MSW, LCSW is an Outpatient Therapist that specializes in working with teenagers and adults. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where her studies focused on women’s issues and intimate partner violence. Utilizing therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy and EMDR, Meagan’s clinical work focuses on the mind, body and spirit connection. Meagan works with clients experiencing a range of challenges including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, childhood and adulthood trauma, life transitions, as well as other co-occurring mental health disorders.
Meagan applies the mind-body connection to her therapeutic approach by helping clients recognize how their thoughts and feelings resonate within their bodies and the impact they have on a person’s mental health, behaviors, and over quality of life. Meagan provides a safe and supportive, therapeutic space where clients feel empowered to achieve their goals and recognize their strengths and personal power. Meagan incorporates art, dance and yoga teachings to assist clients on their own healing journey.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu
Kristen Palmer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. Kristen obtained her bachelors and masters degree, in social work, from Rhode Island College School of Social Work. Her past experience includes working with adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety and behavior problems. Also, she has worked with adults and adolescent mothers who were dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. Kristen is bilingual and works with clients who only speak Spanish.
Kristen helps people gain insight into the connection between thoughts and actions. Alternative methods are used for a holistic approach such as progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery and controlled breathing. She believes in looking at people from a strength based focus and empowering them. She also enjoys working with people around self-esteem, and behavioral issues in school/home settings. Kristen is aware of the importance of looking at a persons social environment and the impact it may have on treatment. Kristen focuses on creating a non-judgmental, safe environment that people feel comfortable in.
Kristen grew up in the Northeast, where she enjoyed a good blizzard that would allow her to stay home, bake and snuggle on the couch with my dog.
Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. ~Shannon L. Alder
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. ~Carl Rogers
Danielle Dawkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in North Carolina. Danielle received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Hampton University in Virginia and her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Danielle’s clinical experience includes working with youth and families with a range of mental health diagnosis, as well as working with adults with substance abuse issues since 2010. Danielle is a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and has extensive history in working with youth that have experienced different forms of trauma. Danielle has worked in outpatient, residential treatment facilities, in the school systems as a mental health therapist working with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders.
Danielle is passionate about working with individuals of all ages and races as she establishes genuine relationships as a mental health provider. Danielle believes in empowering the individual so that they can make better choices towards their future. Danielle’s therapeutic approach consists of an eclectic style as each individual client has different needs. Danielle understands that each client has individual needs and her therapeutic approach consists of an eclectic combination of best practices.
When not working, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband, trying different restaurants in the Queen City and taking walks with her dog, Stella.
Terrence L. Lassiter
Terrence L. Lassiter, M. Ed, LPC, LCAS A, EDIT, CSOTP
Terrence L. Lassiter is a licensed counselor (LPC) in North Carolina and licensed clinical addiction specialist associate (LCAS-A). Terrence Lassiter attended Cambridge College in Massachusetts where he received his Masters of Education degree in 2007. Terrence has worked with children and teens as school counselor for over 10 years in the Charlotte, NC area. In his years as a school counselor, Terrence has helped children and teens with issues related to bullying, suicidal thoughts, academic challenges and behavior issues in school. Terrence helps children and teens manage their anger and emotions by utilizing appropriate coping skills and developing healthy outlets.
In addition to his experience as a school counselor, Terrence has experience with counseling both adults and children in an outpatient setting. Terrence is a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) with specialization to help both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse or violence. Terrence has certification to treat eating disorders such as anorexia and bulumia. In addition to his specialties, Terrence helps people with anxiety, depression and grief related issues.
In his approach to counseling, Terrence uses movies, television and humor to help people gain insight. A multilayered approached is used to help by connecting people how their thoughts impact their behaviors. Evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing are used to help people garner the best results from their counseling experience.
Terrence is a husband and father who enjoys coaching and mentoring Charlotte, NC area middle school boys.
Winning as a team is better than anything. It’s great to share success. ~Jim Harbaugh
Byron Coley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of North Carolina and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Byron has a passion for working with couples trying to heal after infidelity, couples looking to restore trust, improve communication, and process expectations and boundaries within the relationship. Additionally, Byron enjoys working with parents, as they encounter challenges that accompany parenthood, which often include setting boundaries, ensuring emotional support, and communicating with one’s partner throughout the parenting process. As a husband and father, Byron understands some of the daily challenges that come with being a spouse, father, and professional.
Byron received his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University. Byron is also pursuing a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently completing a dissertation focused on the process individuals go through to heal after infidelity.
Byron believes each individual, couple, and family has the ability to make meaningful change, but may need help creating a map that will help locate the change they seek. In his free time, Byron enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife and daughter, and d.i.y. projects.
If everything is too familiar, nothing will change. We give birth to what we are looking for through a journey of being lost. We must repeatedly get lost in order to remain found, and change in order to know who we are. – Keeney and Keeney
Ashlyn Bordelon is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Winthrop University. She is passionate about advocating for the LGBTQ+ community in and out of counseling. With an avid interest in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), she seeks to improve a couple’s ability to emotionally connect and experience security within the relationship. Ashlyn is excited to provide counseling to a diverse clientele!
Ashlyn embraces the opportunity to work with individuals who struggle with anxiety and depression. She is interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Ashlyn is willing to meet you where you are and to work as a team toward growth! Most importantly, Ashlyn will strive to provide an inclusive and safe environment for all clients.
Music is this therapist’s guilty pleasure! Going to concerts is her favorite means of practicing self-care. She is the ultimate bunny mama to her little prince, Wynie! Ashlyn enjoys travelling and delicious food.
“Connection with a loved one is oxygen for us all” #LoveSense #SueJohnson
Ashley Peoples graduated from Southeastern College with a BA in Education. Since joining Kaleidoscope Counseling, August 2017 we have benefited from her kind approach to customer service and enthusiasm to help people. The people we work with love the unique and attentive care she provides and the relentless assistance in her effort help people feel comfortable.
Ashley is a wife and mother. Some of her favorite activities are enjoying the outdoors, music, traveling, trying new restaurants and visiting the beach. Ashley’s favorite place to grab lunch is Hi Tide’s Poke and Raw Bar.
It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not. ~Denis Waitley