Gwen Soat, LCMHCA


My Approach

You are the expert of your story, I would be honored to walk alongside you as you tell it. I am passionate about offering a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental space for you to grow and heal. Each person has their own unique stories, strengths, and experiences; I tailor my treatment to what you need. Together, we will explore your story and what you need on your healing journey. I am a trained victim advocate, crisis counselor, and trauma/EMDR counselor. I work with both victims and abusers to foster healing and growth.

Reaching out for help may feel scary, but I am so glad you are here. You are stronger than you know. It may feel overwhelming now, but you are not alone.

  • Treatment Specialties

  • Services Provided

  • Education

    M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana Wesleyan University
    B.S. in Criminal Justice, Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Experience

    During my undergraduate schooling, I gained experience working alongside law enforcement and victim advocates specializing in childhood sexual violence. During this time, I became trained as a crisis counselor and victim advocate myself.

    In my graduate schooling, I gained experience and training as a victim advocate for survivors of domestic violence. In this time, I led a group to foster healing for sexual trauma survivors. I also gained experience and training in working with domestic violence abusers. During my internship here at Third Wave, I was able to expand my working knowledge of various mental health concerns, though I primarily focused on trauma related concerns, anxiety, and relationship concerns.

    Currently, I pull from a variety of modalities to facilitate growth and healing for my clients. I have gained skills and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other evidence based therapeutic techniques. I have completed the Basic Training for EMDR. I am also trained in faith-based counseling, if this is an approach my clients would find beneficial to their healing process. It is important to me to meet my clients where they are and tailor treatment to what would help them most

  • Insurances

    Blue Cross Blue Shield (excluding Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance and HMO plans)

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