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We provide a variety of mental health and wellness services aimed to help you discover a blend of your mind and body, embracing the beauty of your unique balance.

WE ARE READY TO HELP

B Balanced Counseling & Wellness is about meeting you where you are and working together to create the best version of YOU.

At B Balanced Counseling & Wellness we focus on cultivating a balance in life through wellness of the heart, body, and soul for people of all ages, sizes, genders, orientations, and backgrounds! We are passionate in the promotion of mental health awareness, support, and collaborative comprehensive treatment. Each client that walks through our door is unique and deserves a specific program designed to fit their needs of “balance,” and support their personal goals.

Integrative BASED

Our Approach

Our approach to clinical counseling withholds a strong tie to Integrative Psychotherapy. At B Balanced our therapists’ integrative psychotherapeutic approach includes work with the body-mind connection, cognitive reframing, client-centered therapy, expression through art, dialectical behavior therapy, family systems theory, solution focused therapy, adventure therapy, Gottman Method, acceptance & commitment therapy, and mindfulness based modalities. Our B Balanced staff works together as a team, collaborating when beneficial to our client care to support your therapeutic wellness journey from as many avenues as possible. At B Balanced we believe in the power of community! 

"Wellness is not just ONE thing. It is a combination of many elements that add up to result in being well, in feeling well, and in becoming the best version of you. Wellness is different and unique to everyone, we all respond differently, and we all have different needs. At B Balanced we offer a variety of supportive services for this exact reason. To help us as practitioners meet you where you are, and then grow with you on your journey to being well. We are so blessed to be a part of your life and your personal wellness."

FIND YOUR BALANCE

We Offer a Full Spectrum of Care

Our services consist of but are not limited to, Individual, Couples & Family Counseling, Individualized Clinical Interventions and Outpatient Programs, Coaching Services, Massage Therapy & Energy Healing, Nutrition Services, Custody Evaluations, as well as Specialized Trainings, Workshops, & Community Events. 

Individual counseling is a one on one process where clients work to achieve their personal therapeutic goals through an approach tailored to their specific needs.

At B Balanced Counseling & Wellness we focus on cultivating a balance in life through wellness of the heart, body, and soul for people of all ages, sizes, genders, orientations, and backgrounds! We are passionate in the promotion of mental health awareness, support, and collaborative comprehensive treatment. Each client that walks through our door is unique and deserves a specific program designed to fit their needs of “balance,” and support their personal goals.Our approach to clinical counseling withholds a strong tie to Integrative Psychotherapy. Integrative Psychotherapy specifically includes work with the body-mind connection, cognitive reframing, client-centered therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness based therapy.

Many couples come to couple’s or marriage therapy because they have experienced some kind of concern that they are having a difficult time navigating together. The majority of the time couples feel they are not communicating in an effective manner. Other areas of concern often include: trust, control, abandonment, finances, infidelity, addiction, intimacy challenges, and life transitions.

In couple’s therapy, partner’s can work on effective communication styles, attachment styles, love languages, rebuilding trust, and reconnecting as partners. They get to know one another all over again and often in a new way!

Our B Balanced approach to couples therapy depends on what the couple needs and what their goals are for their partnership. Our Licensed Therapists utilize a variety of techniques such as Gottman Method interventions, Bowen Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy. Every couple is unique and works through situations differently. We strive to meet couples where they are and help them navigate to where they want to go. Our therapists use interventions such as: genograms, timelines, love languages and becoming emotionally aware.

Families often seek out therapy due to an event or situation that has disrupted the family system and resulted in negative effects. In family therapy, each individual plays an important role in the therapeutic process. Some concerns that are often mentioned include: life transitions, boundaries, conflict, communication, family roles and relationships within the family. Family therapy can be extremely beneficial in securing healthy relationships and a cohesive safe environment that facilities positive communication. Additional benefits of family therapy include: restructuring the family system, learning how to communicate effectively, how to navigate some of life’s trickiest transitions and what role each member of the family plays within the system.

When it comes to family therapy, our B Balanced approach utilizes a Structural Family Therapy model. Frequently, restructuring the way the family system is functioning can help everyone gain a new perspective. Structural Family Therapy consists of components surrounding: hierarchy, roles, rules, subsystems, goals, boundaries and collective needs. Sometimes, families just need to see their system through a different lens and stop the patterns that are leading to conflict and miscommunication. Structural Family Therapy can absolutely support families affected by trauma, divorce, separation, remarriage, blended families, intergenerational families systems, single parent families, and significant life changes.

Premarital counseling supports the beginning of your journey towards marriage through the guidance of marital experts. Prepare for your life together, not just your wedding day with our 6 session Premarital Counseling series. Counseling does not mean that your relationship is in trouble, it is to help you look at different aspects of joining your life with another person and how the two can work together beautifully.  In Premarital counseling we work together to create healthy communication patterns between partners, establish financial management skills and strategies, and navigate everyday tasks of early marriage that may not come automatically. Additional topics of focus include: love languages, fair fighting techniques, expectations - what is expected from each partner when it comes to household responsibilities, boundaries with extended family and friends, talking about the tough topics (sex, money and family of origin), etc.

Let us help you set up your relationship just like you are setting up your household!

Our approach at B Balanced Counseling & Wellness meets couples where they are. We focus on the cornerstones of healthy relationships and work together to meet your personal relationship goals. Research illustrates, couples who attend premarital counseling have a 30% higher marital success rate than those that do not attend counseling prior to tying the knot. 

Sign up for a Premarital Series with us today and get started on your relationship journey together!

As a Certified Parent Instructor, Brittany Todd, LCMHC, can help parents to navigate their child’s specialized mental health and developmental needs. Coaching sessions can include one or both parents (separately or together). During a coaching session, Brittany provides psychoeducation centered around your child’s needs and/or diagnosis, she offers parenting strategies and supportive suggestions, and helps you develop effective boundaries, coping skills and communication methods to help foster healthy family dynamics.

Parent coaching can help with:

Parent coaching is directive and collaborative, with mutually agreed upon goals. In some cases, the coach can connect parents with support groups or resources for additional assistance if needed. In general, this form of coaching carries an implicit larger goal of establishing | re-establishing positive family relationships achieved through the application of solution-focused thinking, and improving metacognitive skills. 

Contact us at Hello@bbalancedcounseling.com to set up a parent coaching session today!

What is Art Therapy?

The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) describes art therapy as: An integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, and applied psychological theory...

Benefits of Art Therapy...

Some research studies have shown that by making art for 45 minutes you can lower the stress hormone cortisol in your body (Kaimal et al., 2016), and that connections in different parts of the brain can be improved that help people become more resilient to stress, and improve the immune system (Bowler et al., 2014). Due to more and more research being conducted on the benefits of art, the World Health Organization is starting to recognize that art can be highly therapeutic, and a form of medicine as of Nov 11th, 2019 (Fancourt et al., 2019).

Art Therapy at B Balanced for ALL ages includes:

Individual Sessions
Weekly Group Classes (Tuesday at 6pm)
Private Group Classes (on or offsite)
Private Art Parties (on or offsite)

 

An intervention is a carefully planned process with many "moving parts" and elements. Interventions can be done with family and friends present and/or conducted separately by a team of professionals depending on the needs of the client and nature / risk of the intervention. Brittany Todd, LCMHC and Certified Intervention Professional through the TAA Addiction Academy. As a Therapeutic Consultant working with facilities across the nation, Brittany offers interventions from start to finish - consultation to residential / rehab admission. A La carte options are available as well.

During the intervention the Licensed professional (and others) :

  • Provides specific examples of destructive behaviors and their impact on your loved one with the addiction / behavior challenge, and the impact on their family and friends, occupation, etc
  • Offers a prearranged treatment plan with clear steps, goals and guidelines
  • Spells out what each person will do if your loved one refuses to accept treatment.
  • Explains the process of next steps and helps facilitate next steps of which typically include a higher level of care.

Individualized intensive outpatient therapy designed specifically to meet the unique needs of the client and their mental health and wellness recovery. This program consists of 6 -20 weeks with a minimum of 5 hours of therapeutic work, 2 direct  therapy sessions a week, in conjunction with journaling exercises, art therapy, massage therapy, nutrition support, healing touch work, evidence based therapy homework, and community wellness engagement. Regular substance screening is offered as necessary. Following program completion, therapeutic progress will be assessed and next steps planned and recommended. Many clients then advance (step down) to our Mental Health Membership at this time. 

When would I need a Custody Evaluation?
When going through a separation or divorce, parents decide voluntarily they want a child custody evaluation to help determine the best interests of the child regarding the custody schedule, but for many involved in a high conflict divorce, a custody evaluation has been court ordered. Licensed Mental Health Professionals, who in addition to their clinical expertise in mental health are also knowledgeable in the areas of child development, family relationships and custody, can be extremely helpful to parents in deciding what might be the best parenting agreement for their child/children and family unit.

Who does Custody Evaluations at B Balanced?
Brittany Todd, our Founder and CEO and also Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Interventionist, and Parent Instructor, is additionally credentialed through the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, as a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator and a Certified Child Custody Evaluator. Brittany has had over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families in the legal system, supporting them in navigating the determination of best interests for their children and family entities.

What is the Custody Evaluation process?
A Custody Evaluation includes a diagnostic interview with both parents and children (usually done individually), a parenting interview with both parents together, individual psychological testing of the parents and children, parent-child interaction observations, and collateral contact interviews and records review and digest. The evaluator assesses the mental health and wellness functioning of all family members, and the parenting skills of both parents. The evaluator considers the child’s psychosocial needs, which are related to developmental age and the unique personality and temperament of the child. They evaluate each parent’s strengths in clinical interviews and meetings that apply to the child/ children’s needs and unique needs of the family as a whole. The evaluator takes into close consideration how well the social environments of each parent (school, neighborhood, social supports, community, etc.) meet the current needs of the child/children. Lastly the evaluator factors in empirical data of psychosocial needs and on different custody and visitation arrangements at varying ages. After complaining and analyzing all of this information, the evaluator generates an opinion as to what the best custody and visitation arrangement possibilities are at this time. The evaluator provides a written report with a great deal of information and analysis presented, however they do not make the final custody decision. Their expert opinion is a primary factor in the final parenting agreement, any family therapeutic services, and/or all court and legal custody proceedings. If the parents can not come to an agreement, the judge will consider and utilize the CCCE’s expert opinion to determine the decision.

To schedule a consultation and/or retain Brittany Todd for an Evaluation please contact 336-607-5822, hello@bbalancedcounseling.com, or email Brittany directly at Brittany@BBalancedcouseling.com.

When would I need a Forensic Mental Health Evaluation?
Forensic Mental Health Evaluations are often utilized by the legal system to address and evaluate a wide range of legal issues including but not limited to: competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, transfer to adult court, parenting capacity, insanity, risk for psychosis, risk for violence and/or sexual dangerousness. Forensic Mental Health Evaluations can be conducted on both adults and juveniles offenders for many reasons.

Who does Forensic Mental Health Evaluations at B Balanced?
Brittany Todd, our Founder and CEO and also Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Interventionist, and Parent Instructor, is additionally credentialed through the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, as a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator and a Certified Child Custody Evaluator. Brittany has had extensive experience working in the legal system as a juvenile advocate, an expert witness in mental health, a therapeutic fact witness, a custody evaluator, a mitigation specialist and now Forensic Mental Health Evaluator. She has a passion for the integration of mental health and the legal system and understands the importance of such evaluative work.

What is the FMH Evaluation process?
Forensic Mental Health Evaluators conduct forensic evaluations and risk assessments, report results to the court (usually through a detailed written report), and if requested provide expert testimony pertaining to their evaluations and professional recommendations. Throughout a Forensic Mental Health Evaluation, the evaluator conducts clinical diagnostic interviews, assessing, scoring, and interpreting mental health, substance abuse, and/or behavioral/ IQ tests, providing diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and detailed written summaries of results and collaterals.

Types of Forensic Evaluations

  • Emotional Injury
  • Fitness to Stand Trial
  • Guilty But Mentally Ill
  • Sentencing
  • Competency to Confess
  • Sex Offender Evaluation
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Violence
  • Malingering Evaluation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Guardianship
  • Bail Evaluation
  • Sex Predator Evaluation for Registration
  • Dangerousness
  • Competency of Witness to Testify
  • Waiver to Adult Court
  • Juvenile Placement
  • Parental Fitness
  • Termination of Parental Rights

 

To schedule a consultation and/or retain Brittany Todd for an Evaluation please contact 336-607-5822, hello@bbalancedcounseling.com, or email Brittany directly at Brittany@BBalancedcouseling.com.

A Mitigation Specialist plays a crucial role on a legal defense team, in particular during capital cases. Throughout the legal proceedings of a case, the Mitigation Specialist provides defense attorneys with professional analysis related to the case to support a fair trial and sentence. They collect information that directly impacts the case and pertains to the client, they help identify mitigating key evidence, and determine the necessary experts to testify regarding mitigating circumstances presented in the case.

Mitigation Specialists provide reports and presentations highlighting supportive evidence and a detailed documented history of the defendant. The Mitigation Specialist holds the responsibility for the preparation and presentation of this information prior to and during trial, as well as during the sentencing phase.

Who does Mitigation work at B Balanced?

Brittany Todd, our Founder and CEO and also Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Interventionist, and Parent Instructor, is additionally credentialed through the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, as a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator and a Certified Child Custody Evaluator. Brittany is also contracted by the NC Capitol Defenders’ Office as a Mitigation Specialist after extensive training in 2019. Brittany has over 10 collective years of experience working in the legal system in various capacities (mental health associated) and is passionate about the work she does as a Mitigation Specialist. Brittany is on the NC roster and accepts court appointed mitigation cases as well as privately contracted cases.

To schedule a consultation and/or retain Brittany Todd for Mitigation please contact 336-607-5822, hello@bbalancedcounseling.com, or email Brittany directly at Brittany@BBalancedcouseling.com.

As a Therapeutic Consultant, Brittany Todd, LCMHC, has been a guide for families through a multitude of treatment placements for clients and their loved ones for many years. Doing so has provided extensive knowledge of the many nation-wide programs and facilities available, as well as the development of relationships with representative contacts and admission specialists. Brittany’s ultimate goal as a Clinician and Therapeutic Consultant is to find a treatment program that best fits the spectrum of needs for you or your loved one. In addition to being a therapeutic consultant we can also offer a Treatment Placement Program which provides full assistance in admission and continued support throughout you or your loved one’s stay. We know that the process of admission into treatment can be overwhelming, so it is our mission to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible during placement of you or your loved one.

Brittany can be utilized as resources within your corporate teams, athletic teams, schools, churches, non-profit organizations and any organization in order to observe, listen and implement strategies to improve results, teamwork, communication, productivity, and company culture. Examples of the things that can be implemented are:

  • Implementation of new programs and gaining early adapters into the programs 
  • Time Management
  • Organization and streamlining workflow to capitalize on time
  • Prevention of depression/anxiety/ SI/ substance use
  • Healing after an event within the team
  • Streamlining office communication
  • Decrease of workplace conflict
  • Feedback within teams (Beneficial Vs. Detrimental)
  • Cultivating a relaxing environment
  • Offer to listen observe and provide feedback
  • Facilitate coffee chats where feedback is heard in a “safe” environment
  • Help give a voice to the voiceless (BIPOC/LGBTQ)
  • Hosting webinars to address individual issues

We are skilled at offering an informed and educated outside perspective that can develop teams to work effectively and collaboratively. We are passionate about mental health and training, leading through learning and spreading mental wellness throughout the community.

Consulting with a Life Coach can help you combat stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image and even simple misdirection. Optimal balance and health in life come from mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Brittany Todd is a Gabrielle Bernstein Level One trained Life Coach; Brittany can help you work through blocks in order to reach your full potential, satisfaction and happiness in life.
  • ACADEMIC COACHING
    • Academic coaching allows students to see themselves, their strengths, weaknesses, interests, passions, and their study habits (mapping and self quizzing) from a fresh perspective through one-on-one sessions focused on growth, learning, and personal success strategies designed to support students in advancement.
    • You and your academic coach can work together to:
    • Create semester plans
    • Strategize on course registration
    • Develop effective communication with academic instructors
      Set and monitor long term academic goals
    • Manage academic stress
    • Identify relevant academic resources
    • Outline a long term study plan for complex assignments 
    • Active Study Skills
    • Note Taking Strategies
    • Test Preparation
    • Memorization Techniques
  • COLLEGE SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Our specialized high school Academic Coaches assist in college planning and preparation, helping narrow college choices, navigate applications, interviews, essays, transcripts and potential financial obstacles.
    • We realize the process and transition into college can be stressful for students and families and we are here to support you all in the journey!
    • You and your academic coach can tackle:
    • College Planning
    • College Application Coaching & Support
    • Essay & Personal Statement Assistance
    • Scholarship and Grant Application Assistance
    • Common Application (Common App) Guidance
    • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • TUTORING SERVICES
    • Our Academic Coaches offer tutoring services for grades 1st - 12th in a variety of subject matter (see below). Our coaches provide students with individualized assistance to help them absorb concepts and complete homework assignments. Our coaches a student’s questions about a topic.
    • You Academic Coach can help guide you through:
    • Language Arts
    • Algebra, Geometry
    • World Languages
    • Social Sciences
  • EXECUTIVE SKILLS COACHING
    • Executive function skills such as time management, organization, prioritizing, and homework completion are the main focus of the sessions. Our coaches also help students develop active study strategies, pre-planning, and effective note-taking skills. Our coaches work one on one with students to help develop unique and effective study skills, organization, time management, and homework completion / timely submission systems that work for each class and can be easily implemented and reinforced. Additionally, our coaches work to empower students to become a pro-active self-advocate to aid in curbing procrastination and increasing motivation, while also learning effective communication skills and strategies to promote accountability and follow through.
    • You and your academic coach can work together to:
    • Organizational Skills
    • Schedule Development & Management Skills
    • Time Management Skills
    • Prioritization Skills
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT COACHING
    • Our coaches work to guide and support individuals in identifying their interests and strengths, drafting and building a resume, researching possible career options and paths of growth / advancement, and seeking out job openings that match career interests. Our coaches work with individuals to build strong interview skills, conduct mock interviews, and implement public speaking and presentation strategies.
    • You and your coach can work together to:
    • Identifying Strengths and Interests
    • Goal Setting Strategies
    • Resume Building
    • Job Search Assistance & Navigation Support
    • Interview Skills
    • Mock Interviews
    • Public Speaking Strategies

We remember most how something or someone made us feel. Our body and mind respond to stimuli in a way that can elicit a ripple effect on our day and those we interact with throughout the day. Our environment has a strong link to our mental and emotional state. Our surroundings stimulate all of our senses simultaneously, and can quickly evoke a positive or negative emotional response in people. What we surround ourselves with and how we function in the spaces we frequent has a direct impact on how we feel. 

Research has supported the importance of creative, mindful, and authentic expressive design of the spaces we spend intentional time in. By using psychology and emotional identification to design creative spaces, our comfort, satisfaction, peace, and inspiration can flourish and grow. Simply small changes to colors, room layout, textures, fabrics, and meaningful art pieces can easily improve a person’s mood and evoke positive feelings and behaviors. Color, lighting, placement of furnishings, artwork and objects and how they authentically speak to you affects how we feel in a space. In fact, multiple studies have illustrated through the research of neuroscience, that viewing art that is meaningful to us can even evoke the same emotions as falling in love. 

Brittany Todd, Founder | CEO | LCMHC of B Balanced, has a creative eye and passion for the design of authentic, beautiful, and intentional spaces. When working with clients on the planning and design of their spaces, Brittany dives into their passions and unique traits, discovering creative and affordable ways to incorporate these elements into their environment. Brittany and her clients work together in consultation, design, budgeting, furnishing, and decorating the desired spaces to create a positive and functional environment that can support positive mental health and growth. 

Services:

- Full Spectrum Support : Consultation, comprehensive communication and design work, management, and furnishing decoration - priced by space type, goals, and overall square footage. 

- 60 min Creative Space Consultation

- 90 min Creative Space Design Coaching Session

- 3 x 60 min Creative Space Design Coaching Sessions (+ outside supportive research and design throughout package)

- 5 x 60 min Creative Space Design Coaching Sessions (+ outside supportive research and design throughout package)

- 10 x 60 min Creative Space Design Coaching Sessions (+ outside supportive research and design throughout package) ***

The B Balanced Mental Health Membership offers a way for you to regularly utilize any and all of our counseling and wellness services throughout each month. Each membership is designed specifically to the client's unique needs and goals, with the ultimate goal of achieving optimal wellness and balance in life. Each Mental Health Membership involves a combination of services, from as few as three, to as many as 15; mixing and matching depending on what is desired and most beneficial to the client.

Often MHMs include counseling sessions, art classes, massage, energy healing, nutrition support, executive function coaching, and life- coaching - that said, the sky is the limit! Our MHM promotes consistency, accountability, and employs a comprehensive approach to mental and physical health. By applying a recurring flat monthly rate we provide you access to multiple services in the combination you choose, and at the frequency you need. At B Balanced, our team is fully aware that mental and physical health require much more than one approach, one angle; therefore, we are passionate about meeting as many of your wellness needs through this program.

The B Balanced Mental Health Membership is a great way to get started on your health and wellness journey of 2023. Let us support you in the design and creation of your best life this year!

Spots are limited! For more details please contact us!

 

At B Balanced Counseling & Wellness, our team is passionate about promoting mental health awareness through our mission to remove the stigma associated with mental – emotional struggles. The primary objective of our Workplace Mental Health Enrichment Program is to provide opportunities of comprehensive targeted mental health support designed specifically to address your company needs, decrease liability risks and costs associated with health care, and identify areas where improved mental health can champion quality of life and productivity, while encouraging positive work-life balance.

Our team can achieve this for your company by providing psychoeducation, individual counseling sessions, on-site visits, team building exercises, on call clinician availability and executive staff training.

As of January 1, 2022 under the "No Surprises Act" passed by the federal government, you have the right to request and receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining the expected charge for a service before the service is provided. This estimate will be provided within 1 to 3 business days after scheduling or requesting. The Good Faith Estimate will be provided in paper or electronic form, a member of our admin team may also call to notify you of the estimate.

Disclaimer:
Your Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill. If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill.

You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.

To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers or call 1-800-985-3059. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumersor call 1- 800-985-3059.

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Workshops, Webinars, & Trainings

Our B Balanced Team hosts a wide variety of workshops, webinars, and mental health based group trainings, both inside and outside of our office. All content and materials are developed and provided by B Balanced and our therapists. If you are interested in having our team conduct a workshop, webinar, or training for your group and/ or organization, please contact our Administrative Team at hello@bbalancedcounseling.com.

Workplace Enrichment

Workplace Mental Health Enrichment Program

At B Balanced Counseling & Wellness, our team is passionate about promoting mental health awareness through our mission to remove the stigma associated with mental – emotional struggles. The primary objective of our Workplace Mental Health Enrichment Program is to provide opportunities of comprehensive targeted mental health support designed specifically to address your company needs, decrease liability risks and costs associated with health care, and identify areas where improved mental health can champion quality of life and productivity, while encouraging positive work-life balance. 

Our team can achieve this for your company by providing psychoeducation, individual counseling sessions, on-site visits, team building exercises, on call clinician availability and executive staff training.

Events
B Well Winston

B Balanced Counseling & Wellness is launching B Well Winston, a non-profit organization designed with the mission to bring our community together in the promotion of mental and physical health, awareness, equality, and access. B Well will pop up at various locations in the Winston-Salem community each month, with the goal of 2 BIG events annually. Event proceeds will be donated to mental health foundations across the nation!

Want to be a part of our next event? Contact our Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator at josie@bbalancedcounseling.com or our general inquiry email at hello@bbalancedcounseling.com to learn more!

Navigating Parenthood

Parenting Groups & Workshops

Hosted by Certified Parent Instructor and LCMHC, Brittany Todd.

Let’s face it, being a parent is HARD! As our children and teens get older it seems like everything gets more complicated. As parents, we want to guide our kids through all of life’s challenges and changes they experience as they grow. Navigating the childhood, preteen, and teenage years of growth and maturity can certainly be difficult, and sometimes seem overwhelming and uncertain. At B Balanced we are here to offer you all support in navigating some of the challenges of parenthood.

Contact us for more details and group meet times!

Weekly Art Therapy Groups

Come join us to learn about using art therapy as a healthy tool for emotional expression and exploration in our upcoming workshops. Lindsay will be hosting unique and exciting art therapy groups every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, there are limited spots available so reach out to us to learn more and reserve your spot.

Hosted by Registered Art Therapist and LCMHCA, Lindsay Jordan.

Premarital Counseling Series
Hosted by Michael Smith – Clinical Care Manager, LMFT | Brittany Todd – Founder & CEO | LCMHC

Premarital counseling supports the beginning of your journey towards marriage through the guidance of marital experts. Prepare for your life together, not just your wedding day with our 6 session Premarital Counseling series. Counseling does not mean that your relationship is in trouble, it is to help you look at different aspects of joining your life with another person and how the two can work together beautifully. In Premarital counseling we work together to create healthy communication patterns between partners, establish financial management skills and strategies, and navigate everyday tasks of early marriage that may not come automatically. Additional topics of focus include: love languages, fair fighting techniques, expectations – what is expected from each partner when it comes to household responsibilities, boundaries with extended family and friends, talking about the tough topics (sex, money and family of origin), etc.

Let us help you set up your relationship just like you are setting up your household!

Our approach at B Balanced Counseling & Wellness meets couples where they are. We focus on the cornerstones of healthy relationships and work together to meet your personal relationship goals. Research illustrates, couples who attend premarital counseling have a 30% higher marital success rate than those that do not attend counseling prior to tying the knot.

Sign up for a Premarital Series with us today and get started on your relationship journey together! Contact B Balanced Counseling at (336) 607-5822 or hello@bbalancedcounseling.com for more information.

B BALANCED COUNSELING & WELLNESS TEAM

Ready to help you find your Balance

Brittany Todd
Owner and Clinical Director
Greater Conversations WS Podcast

Episode 022 - B Balanced Counseling & Wellness

Brittany Todd, CEO of B Balanced Counseling & Wellness in Winston-Salem, founded the practice with a clear mission of community and collaborative care, spreading mental health awareness, and bringing people together in health and wellness. “Mental health does not start or stop with a counseling session. It’s just a small percentage of what it takes to be the best versions of ourselves.” As a former Olympic hopeful, chronic overachiever, recovering perfectionist, and someone who suffered from her own mental health obstacles, Brittany uses her experiences and expertise in psychology and clinical counseling to support clients’ balance and wellness goals.

The Mental Matchup

Episode 30 - Brittany Todd

This week’s episode of The Mental Matchup features Brittnay Todd, who is the owner and clinical director of B Balanced Counseling & Wellness. Brittany attended the University of Florida where she achieved her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology, while competing as a swimmer. Brittany was an Olympic Trial swimmer in 2000 and 2004 and competed in NCAA’s, but dealt with a variety of mental health challenges during her swimming career including eating disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder. When her career ended due to a shoulder injury, she dealt with the difficulties of losing her identity as an athlete. As a former elite athlete, and someone who was involved in sport from a very early age, Brittany continues to be inspired by the connection of the body and mind in her practice as a psychotherapist. In 2017 Brittany graduated from Walden University with master’s level degrees in both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Counseling to establish a private counseling practice. Through Brittany’s own personal experiences in her mental health struggles, as well as her education, she is able to provide incredibly diverse and valuable information during this episode.

Curiouser & Curiouser Podcast

Episode 29 (Mental Health & Disordered Eating With Brittany Todd Of B Balanced Counseling & Wellness)

Brittany Todd and I know each other through Pure Barre and share lots of other Winston connections. She’s a Winston native, in fact, so has strong roots in this community. Brittany is the woman behind B Balanced Counseling & Wellness in downtown Winston-Salem, and in this episode, she shares what B Balanced looks like today as well as her vision for its future.

In honor of Suicide Awareness Month, Brittany Todd, our Owner and Clinical Director, was able to speak about mental health and suicide awareness on Fox8 News. B Balanced Counseling is passionate about ending the stigma associated with suicide and mental health. Ask questions, pay attention, and encourage connection!​

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Brittany Todd

Owner | Executive Director
MS. Ed. Clinical Psychology, Clinical Counseling
Nationally Certified Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator
Certified Child Custody Evaluator
Certified Parent Instructor
Nationally Certified Intervention Professional
Therapeutic Consultant
Registered Yoga Instructor
Certified Life Coach
B Well Winston President
Qualified Clinical Supervisor
MS. Ed., NCC, LCMHC, CFMHE, CCCE, NCIP,  CLC

(Pronouns: she | her | hers)

Brittany@bbalancedcounseling.com

@bbalancedwithbrittany

Brittany Todd, Founder and CEO of B Balanced Counseling & Wellness, exudes a strong passion and purpose for the promotion of mental health awareness, support, and  collaborative comprehensive treatment. When Brittany first founded B Balanced in Pawleys Island, SC, the practice began as a Wellness Center with an emphasis on yoga, movement, massage therapy, and life coaching. After moving back to Winston – Salem in 2016, Brittany re-opened B Balanced as private practice counseling with an emphasis on overall health and well – being. As a Winston Salem native, Brittany is passionate about supporting her community and it’s members through multiple avenues of outreach and connection. Therefore, B Balanced Counseling & Wellness embodies a clear mission of community and collaborative care, with the goal of spreading mental health awareness and bringing people together in health and wellness. Brittany’s focus of creating a unique, comfortable, accepting, safe space for all of our clients at B Balanced Counseling has led B Balanced to have a feel as the “Cheers” of mental health. 

Originally from Winston – Salem, Brittany Todd attended R J Reynolds High School and was an elite swimmer for the WSY (TYDE) swim team. After graduating high school, Brittany attended the University of Florida, where as a driven student – athlete, she participated in the US Swimming Olympic Trials and competed in NCAA’s, while also achieving her bachelor’s degree in Criminology, concentration in Psychology and Art History minor. 

As a former elite athlete, chronic overachiever, recovering perfectionist, and someone who has suffered from her own mental health obstacles, Brittany has been involved in wellness since she could crawl, and at a young age developed a purpose for mental health and well-being. Brittany has always been passionate in regards to psychotherapy and the benefits that come from self work and discovery, this passion led her to pursue further education, and in 2017 Brittany graduated from Walden University with master’s level degrees in both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Counseling, to build on her dream and mission of mental health and wellness. 

Brittany continues to enjoy her own personal mental health journey, practicing what she preaches daily in order to show up in the best way for herself, her clients, the BB team, and her precious loved ones. Through Brittany’s own personal experiences and higher level education, she is able to counsel from many avenues. Brittany realizes every person and family who comes to B Balanced Counseling & Wellness is unique, therefore she implements an integrative approach of multiple treatment modalities to provide her clients a positive experience while promoting progress toward their individual therapeutic goals and overall wellness. Brittany works with adolescents, teens, adults and families to address a variety of mental health struggles, challenges, obstacles, and life transitions. She exudes a great love for balance of the body and mind when it comes to reaching optimal health and aligning the mental, emotional, and physical components of wellness. 

***Additionally, Brittany is certified by the National Board of Forensic Evaluators as a Certified Child Custody Evaluator and Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator. Brittany is also contracted by the North Carolina Capitol Defender’s office as a Mitigation Specialist in criminal cases, accepting private mitigation work as requested. She has provided Expert Testimony in multiple criminal cases and child custody arrangements, and is consistently motivated to support clients in legal challenges they may be facing.***

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two little ones, taking classes at @awareyoga, @purebarrewinstonsalem or @cyclebarwinstonsalem and going on walks around Winston-Salem with friends and family. Read more about Brittany in her Psychology Today and All Kinds of Therapy profiles.  @bbalancedwithbrittany

Michael Smith

Clinical Care Manager

Clinical Psychotherapist  

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist   

Certified Life Coach

MA-MFT., LMFT, CLC

michael@bbalancedcounseling.com

⁣Michael is a native of Pennsylvania but moved to North Carolina to attend college. Michael graduated from Pfeiffer University, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Michael also earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Pfeiffer University in Psychology and Human Services. Michael continues to educate himself on the subject of therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy. He enjoys working with adolescent males, individual adults, couples, and families. Additionally, he has worked with a wide variety of clients and diagnoses. Michael likes to lean on life experiences to be able to relate to the client and aims to provide a safe environment for each individual in the therapeutic process. 

In his spare time, Michael can be found spending time with his family or enjoying trips to the beach and mountains. He also enjoys sporting events, whether it is live or on television. Michael realizes that we can all use a helping hand at times and looks forward to helping each client while walking through the therapy journey. Read more about Michael in his Psychology Today profile here

Micah Gains

Director of Client Services

Originally from California, Micah brings extensive expertise to the table. With a psychology degree from Ole Miss and Harvard University held for almost a decade, she’s applied this knowledge as an Operational Manager across various companies. Her knack for problem-solving has consistently benefited both teams and clients.
Additionally, In 2020 Micah served as a crisis Intervention specialist amidst the height of the pandemic.

At B Balanced, her main focus is ensuring clients feel heard and valued. She’s passionate about improving people’s lives and making a positive impact in her community. In her free time, Micah enjoys writing poetry and spending quality moments with loved ones.

Lindsay Jordan

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Registered Art Therapist 

Certified Life Coach

Autism Behavioral Therapy Intern

MA. Ed., LCMHCA, ATR-P

lindsay@bbalancedcounseling.com

Lindsay Jordan, a Florida Native,  moved to North Carolina in 2002 with her family and quickly started to consider North Carolina her home. Lindsay completed her undergraduate at Pfeiffer University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, with an art minor in 2015. Lindsay went on to obtain her Masters of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services, with an Art Therapy concentration in 2018 from the University of Louisville located in Louisville, Kentucky. Shortly after graduating from her masters program, Lindsay moved back to NC to intern at Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) to provide Art Therapy services to adults and their families going through cancer treatments at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Additionally, Lindsay had the opportunity to work with children in crisis through the WFBH recreation therapy program where she gained a great deal of experience while exercising her passion. Also during this time, Lindsay worked part-time as a registered behavior technician, where she helped provide in-home ABA services to children on the Autism spectrum until she obtained her counseling licensure in June of 2019. 

Since obtaining her LCMHC-A Lindsay has been working as a clinical mental health counselor associate and registered art therapist (ATR-P) to provide services to people who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, and more. She specializes in incorporating art psychotherapy interventions into her practice when beneficial and appropriate for her clients.  Other treatment modalities Lindsay often implements include an integrative approach of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Guided Imagery Meditation; behavior modifications; Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and more based on her client’s needs. Lindsay is also passionate in the work she does with people on the Autism Spectrum and their families, where she has additional past work experience with this population at local day programs in NC, and during her time as an RBT. As a clinical mental health counselor associate Lindsay strives to focus on maintaining her client’s quality of life by using comprehensive strategies that support all aspects of her client’s life. Lindsay helps clients learn to help themselves by working together to create and implement healthy habits to facilitate positive lifelong changes, and reach their highest potential.  

During her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 adventurous kids. You may find her exploring the outdoors, playing video games, working in her garden, or even on an art piece – Lindsay loves a good DIY project! @bbalancedwithLindsay

Jana Lindsay

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Jana is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and moved to North Carolina in 2018 with her family. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling both from the University of Scranton. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 2011. During her master’s program she worked with those struggling with addiction as well as first time offenders in the criminal justice system. Jana started her career as a mobile therapist working with individuals on the autism spectrum as well as running a social group and respite group. She has experience as a behavioral specialist. She continued her career by working as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for those who are blind and visually impaired for six years. She then worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for transition-aged youth and assisted hundreds of clients to obtain and maintain successful employment while having a disability. She has also worked with families in learning skills to become a better family unit as well as families dealing with the stress of having a family member with a disability.

As a LCMHC-A she uses a person-centered approach as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. She has experience working with a variety of clients with various disabilities as well as mental health diagnoses. She also has experience in family therapy. As a LCMHC-A she works with the client in accomplishing their goals by guiding them through the therapy process and advocating for them to make changes to improve their quality of life, achieve their highest potential, and establish goals.

She spends her free time with her beautiful family–her husband of 10 years and three amazing kids. She is a proud autism mom and brings that life perspective to her work. She is a proud Girl Scout leader and leads her troop in volunteer and community events. She is also a huge fan of Pure Barre.

Follow Jana on social media @bbalancedwithjana

Briana Lyndon

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA)

Briana Lyndon (She/her/hers) comes to B Balanced from San Francisco, California! Briana embodies a steadfast passion for mental health and works to support her clients on their mental health journeys. She appreciates that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all profession, so she enjoys finding the method and flow that works for each individual client, couple, and family. A Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy Associate, Briana earned her master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies located in the heart of San Francisco, where she lived for 8 years before relocating to Winston Salem in 2021. 

Before moving to Winston Salem, Briana worked as a therapist at a Community Mental Health agency in Downtown San Francisco, serving a varied population. Through this work, Briana developed a deep appreciation for social justice, and she carries that into every aspect of her life. Her therapy framework is rooted in a feminist and liberation psychology perspective, which informs her work both with clients and in the world.

Briana is especially passionate about maternal mental health and has focused her education and training on supporting perinatal folks through their path to becoming the type of parents they want to be. This includes addressing issues such as infertility, loss, adoption, or just the growing, stretching, and changing as families bring new children into the world. A member of Postpartum Support International, Briana stays up to date on the current protocols for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders including postpartum depression and anxiety.

Briana excels at understanding that life transitions can be difficult and overwhelming, and as a therapist she comes alongside her clients to provide support as they navigate transitions, cope with stressors, and come home to their truest selves. 

When she’s not working, she can be found hiking with her husband and two kids, tending to her garden, playing with her two lab puppies Theo and Max, or baking fresh loaves of sourdough.

Josie Martin

Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Josie holds a deep dedication to the community’s wellness at B Balanced. Her foremost goal is to nurture meaningful connections through our online presence and community-focused events, all while advocating for mental health and overall well-being

Having delved into the world of Graphic Design in 2017, Josie’s passion for the field led her to complete her studies, acquiring an Associates in Applied Sciences in Graphic Design and Marketing 2021. During her academic journey, she utilized her marketing expertise, garnering invaluable experience through her role in organizing and promoting events at Krankies Cafe—a beloved gathering place amongst the Winston Salem community.

Josie Martin, a proud member of the Sappony tribe in North Carolina’s High Plains region, has lived in this beautiful state her whole life. In her free time, she enjoys sauna sessions at Sweat Sesh in Winston Salem, spending time with loved ones, and cuddling her cat, Fig.

Sam James

Academic & Executive Functioning Skills Coach

Sam James, a Winston – Salem native, moved back to WS in 2017 from Washington, DC where she formerly worked in marketing and as a portfolio administrator for a portfolio management company. Prior to that, she worked in various management roles for non-profits focused on a myriad of issues: women’s retirement, childhood accidental injury, educational grants, and injury prevention. She graduated from high school in Winston-Salem and went to college in Eugene, Oregon (go Ducks!). Sam has lived and worked in Washington, DC, San Francisco and Atlanta. 

Sam has a passion for education and unique life skills. She enjoys working with clients of all ages – children to adults – and helping families figure out the most effective way to map out their next steps. She loves supporting clients in learning “their way” while also helping them simplify their life and reach their full potential. Sam is Wilson Reading trained, specializing in ADHD, Dyslexia, and Executive Functioning Skill Development. Most recently, Sam worked for an education consulting company helping families navigate educational testing and tutoring.

In her free time, Sam enjoys hiking, traveling to far off lands with friends, podcasts, and any place she can take her dog, Lucky.

Ashley Woodard

Clinical Counseling Intern

Ashley is a devoted and empathetic professional deeply committed to guiding individuals, couples, and families through their unique challenges. With two years of education in the field, she specializes in creating a nurturing environment where clients can comfortably explore emotions, enhance communication, and foster resilient relationships.

Her expertise centers on couples therapy, premarital counseling, family conflict resolution, and individual therapy. Ashley has supported clients’ journey by working through communication hurdles, navigating infidelity, and overcoming parenting challenges. Ashley collaborates with her clients to institute enduring positive transformations by employing evidence-based interventions and a strengths-focused approach.

Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Montreat College in Asheville, NC, Ashley anticipates graduating in 2024. Contemplating further studies, she is inclined toward a specialization in religion and spirituality, aspiring to address emotional wounds stemming from religious experiences. When not engaged in her professional endeavors, Ashley, a resident of Winston-Salem, finds joy in playing Pickleball and strumming her guitar whenever the opportunity arises.

Erica Hoyer

Clinical Counseling Intern

Erica Hoyer, raised in a military family, spent most of her childhood in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

She’s currently studying at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Education from Appalachian State University.

When not studying, Erica loves exploring new places and trying out different restaurants. She enjoys listening to music and spending time with her cats while watching shows, movies, or reading books.