Nedra Glover Tawwab
I founded Kaleidoscope Counseling in 2011. My niche is working with people who are managing unhealthy or difficult relationships.
I work with the following:
- People with generational relationship issues.
- People with anxiety about relationships or interacting with others.
- People who want to learn how to be in healthy dating, family, or friendship type relationship.
- Successful people who appear to have it all together, but struggle on the inside.
- People who have relationship issues with their mother/father or other family members.
- People who experienced emotional neglect from their parents.
- People who are co-dependent, counter-dependent, or those with boundary issues.
- Couples who have lost their connection to each other after being together for many years.
- Couples needing to improve communication around roles, boundaries, and relationship expectations.
- My eclectic approach incorporates elements of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, narrative, acceptance, and commitment, emotionally focused, and positive therapy approaches. Together we learn to understand the past so we can understand how you are impacted by the past currently.
For 12 years, I’ve created space in a therapeutic setting for people who want to improve their overall functioning. I am licensed as a clinical social worker in North Carolina. I earned my Masters of Social Work from Wayne State University. In addition to my degree, I have additional training in working with couples, adults with childhood emotional neglect, and mom/fathers who experience postpartum mental health issues.
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 13 years of counseling experience passionately serving children, teens, families, and couples. Her greatest passion is for helping families heal and relationships recover from traumatic experiences as well as assisting at-risk youth through building resiliency. 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.
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 the therapeutic process.
Janelle graduated with her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron inWhen not working, Ohio in 2005. She has been fully licensed in North Carolina since June of 2015. 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 specializes in working with adults who have anxiety or trauma-related issues. Utilizing therapeutic modalities including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Processing Therapy, 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 received her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where her studies focused on women’s issues and intimate partner violence. She 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 the 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
Tania Polidor, MSW, LCSW, specializes in working with adults who are experiencing grief and loss. Loss can be experienced in a variety of ways such as the loss of a pet, relationships, independence, or chronic illness. Tania provides comfort and support during the difficult moments in life by helping you develop coping skills and new ways of thinking. In addition to her grief work, Tania is passionate about working with individuals who experience depression, anxiety, and work/life stressors.
Tania utilizes cognitive therapy where she helps people identify unhelpful thinking styles that contribute to symptoms and behaviors. Additionally, she uses mindfulness techniques such as grounding, meditation, breathing, and awareness exercises to help with depression and anxiety.
Tania graduated from the Joint Master of Social Work Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University in 2015, with a focus on Clinical Mental Health. Tania is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of North Carolina and is Certified in TEAM-CBT.
She enjoys traveling to different states and countries when she is not working, and also enjoys spending time with her family, and trying new foods.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Carl Bard
Ashley Newton MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC specializes in helping those who find themselves using avoidance and numbing as coping mechanisms to manage the challenges of life. She recognizes that while these unhealthy coping mechanisms work, they also rob individuals of joy, meaning, and connection. She has extensive training in addiction treatment and is passionate about identifying the roots of problematic substance use and addictive behaviors. Her goal is to guide her clients in cultivating healthy coping skills while also maintaining authenticity and repairing relationships. Ashley has ample experience supporting the healing of those who are hurting due to a family member struggles with addiction. She also provides care for those who have achieved long term sobriety and simply need help living life on life’s terms.
Ashley’s approach to counseling draws from a foundation of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. She applies various treatment modalities ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She believes in tailoring the therapy experience to meet the unique circumstances and needs of each client. She embraces a holistic approach to therapy which helps her clients resolve underlying issues, integrate self-care and mindfulness techniques, and learn healthier coping skills. She aids her clients in setting realistic goals in order to achieve their desired outcomes.
Ashley graduated with her Master’s in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed clinical addiction specialist (LCAS) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC). She also completed and maintains her clinical trauma professional certification (CCTP) and her status as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT-200).
Corey Ellison, MS, LPC, specializes in helping adults overcome depression, minimize anxiety, and learn how to communicate without inappropriately expressing anger. Corey has 10 years of counseling experience. Corey’s helps people identify unhealthy thinking patterns that can be a barrier to enjoyment and success in their life. Also, Corey enjoys helping families build stronger communication patterns and improving the overall family dynamic.
Corey intention is to create a nonjudgmental relationship with the people he helps. Corey provides space for people to get to know themselves and learn how the past has shaped who they are. Corey allows the individual to lead the journey to discovery. He assists in helping people become their ideal self so that the individual or family can live a more fulfilling life.
He attended Francis Marion University where he received his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology. He has always had a passion for counseling. Seeing how a healthy family system was instrumental in his upbringing gave him a desire to assist others.
Leighanne Jenkins is a student at Purdue University studying for her bachelors in Business and Human Resources. Leighanne is passionate about providing quality customer service. When Leighanne is not working, she loves spending time with her son camping and watching hockey.
Client Support Specialist
Destiny Ayers graduated from Johnson & Wells College in 2017. Destiny is enthusiastic about providing quality customer service and making sure that people feel welcomed at Kaleidoscope Counseling. She’s a cheerful greeter.
Outside of the office Destiny enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family. Additionally, she loves trying new restaurants.
It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not. ~Denis Waitley