Masters of Counseling Intern
Max received their Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2020. They started the UNC Charlotte Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in 2022 and are currently working with Rooted Therapy as a part of their academic internship. Max works closely with Rooted Therapy’s Clinical Director and Clinical Program Coordinator to enhance client services as they expand their skills.
Max has worked in therapeutic professional roles since 2019. During that time they have worked with clients spanning the ages 8-adulthood in a variety of treatment and community support settings. Their professional experiences have included increased immersion in working with autism, eating disorders, and the Trans and LGB population. They have provided direct care services individually and in group settings, supported the work of licensed providers, and functioned as a case manager. These roles have included supporting social skills building, emotional regulation, self-care, self-expression, executive functioning, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, LGBTQ support, language acquisition and crisis stabilization.
Membership & Certification
Approved Charlotte Trans Health PATH Provider
Max's Approach to Therapy
Max’s counseling services are theoretically integrative and allow for an individualized approach to wellness personalized to each person/family system they work with. This approach accounts for the societal norms/laws that impact each client uniquely. Their clinical approach is systems focused and often incorporates trauma informed interventions, a person centered orientation, and aligns with affirmative minority stress models. They often utilize DBT skills and psychoeducation to help with emotion regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills when supporting clients through challenges.
When working with children, adolescents, and/or individuals of various developmental capacities, they adjust their approach to ensure that interventions are appropriate to the client. They strive to include parents/guardians of minors in treatment when possible, as the parents’ role is valued as a primary resource for healing and support.