Heily Aktuglu-McGowan

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

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I LOVE what I do, and it is a great privilege to help people on their journey through life. I welcome clients of all ages and all walks of life. I am a Life Coach; Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a NC Licensed School Counselor. I have extensive experience working with youth and I like to incorporate Positive Psychology and Humor into my sessions.

I utilize counseling techniques structured around Strength-Based & Solution Focused frameworks. These approaches focus on building a positive mindset that emphasizes your best qualities, discover your strengths, and improves resilience. I also believe that nature can be healing and I offer Nature Therapy sessions during Spring/Summer:)

I strive to provide a warm and nonjudgmental environment for my clients to express themselves & discover self-understanding. I believe each of us is capable of discovering the solutions to our life challenges, we may just need a little guidance bringing them to the surface. The BEST is possible! Every day is a chance to make a new start!

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNCW and my Masters of Education in School Counseling at Salem College.

I accept the following insurances accepted: Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid, MedCost, NC Health Choice and Self-pay