CONTACT: (919) 647-4600 EXT. 703

Hello, I'm Audrey Ahlvers, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I'm an Army brat and was raised in Germany. When I'm not hard at work, you'll find me doing Tabata or HIIT workouts, engrossed in some book or article, walking in the woods, or relaxing with friends and family. I'm also a bit of a health food but. I believe that service to others extends beyond the counseling office. I am the co-organizer of the Triangle Bipolar Support Group (TBSG) in Raleigh, a non-profit mood disorder support group aimed at offering those with mental illnesses a community for support. 

EXPERTISE 

I graduated with honors with a Master of Social Work in 2010 from Fayetteville State University. I was then stationed in Hawaii and received my clinical training at Tripler Army Medical Center. There I worked with victims of domestic violence, and with individuals with PTSD and their family members.

I spent my youth as a military dependent, served nine years' active duty, retiring as an O3. I now use these experiences and knowledge to help service members, their families and veterans with issues specific to all those who serve or who have served in the military. I have helped these populations improve their lives in areas of deployment stress, frequent relocations, combat fatigue, isolation and bereavement. I am personally familiar with the signs, symptoms and effects of PTSD on personal relationships and very invested in helping individuals not only survive but thrive past the event. 

In 2010 the federal government allowed gays to openly enter the military, and in 2014 legalized same-sex marriage. I received training on counselling the LGBTQ community, and provide sensitivity training to military leadership to facilitate this process. It was educational and humbling to be a part of these events that changed the way an entire group delivers therapy, and to assist those whose human rights had been affected by these policies. 

COUNSELING APPROACHES

Every one of you is a complex, unique individual that deserves to be treated as such. My treatment philosophy is to get to know a person well, develop a trusting relationship, and find out what specific treatment will work for you. 

As an LCSW, I utilize the medical model to initiallydiagnose and find a direction for treatment, then incorporating holistic treatments which respect the "whole person" perspective. 

The many ways I treat these issues include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt Therapy, Gottman Marriage Counselling, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and holistic resources into my practice. 

I also enjoy helping people become their best selves by satisfying higher levels of need on Maslow’s hierarchy, becoming more self-actualized, strengthening their sense of identity, or simply being able to experience more joy in their lives. 

Click following links for more information about EMDR sessions.

FAQs about EMDR

EMDR Session Details

Veteran's Administration Quick Look

INSURANCES ACCEPTED

  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Tricare/MHN
  • Out-of-Network Benefits: I can provide a “Super Bill” or an Invoice for client to submit to their insurance for reimbursement (client is responsible for verifying out-of-network benefits with their insurance plan).
  • EMDR Session: Discuss cost & package options with Audrey
  • Private pay, fee schedule is as following for psychotherapy session: 

Initial Assessment/Consultation  - $130

 45 minute session - $75

             45-60 minutes - $100

* There will be $35 missed appointment fee for appointment on Monday-Friday & $50 missed appointment fee for Saturday appointments unless cancel appointment 24 hours in advance.

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