I am the owner and Clinical Director of Renaissance Wellness Services, LLC, a growing agency that provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse service in Chatham, Wake, and Orange counties. I opened my business with my future clients in mind. It’s very important to me that you always feel welcome and accepted for who you are. My passion is empowerment through the development of a healthy self-esteem. Self-esteem impacts every part of our lives and many times individuals will see major, positive changes as their self-esteem balances. An imbalanced self-esteem is the root cause of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger, obsessive compulsive disorder and so many other mental health issues. Therefore, as this area is targeted, other areas are positively affected as well.
I absolutely love to learn and have listed below my degrees, licenses and areas of certification. I look forward to taking the journey with you.
Dr. Karen Barbee, EdD, LCMHCS, LCAS
Bachelor of Science: Journalism & Mass Communications from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Master of Science: Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Doctorate of Education: Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University Sarasota
Licensed Clinical Mental Health C counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS) through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisors
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) through the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.
National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors.
National Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Specialist
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
American Counseling Association
Triad Business Journal Leadership Trust
Follow me on my blog as I post information weekly regarding mental health topics that affect our lives every day. I entitled it "the mental health mission," because it really is my mission to provide you with the information you need about your mental health in a way that is understandable and relatable so that you can live your best life! I welcome your feedback to any of my posts!