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April Allen, LCMHCA, Therapist

Empowering Growth Through Understanding

Life is a journey that we all get to shape in our own way. However, it can also bring challenges and sadness that we may not have planned for. I am here to walk alongside you on your journey, provide a listening ear, an encouraging word, and remind you that you are not alone. My goal is to create a safe and trusting environment where we can work together to identify your strengths and overcome any obstacles that may be preventing you from reaching your full potential. ​Having dedicated 17 years to working alongside various age groups and families in settings such as schools, child welfare, community mental health, outpatient treatment, and transitional living facilities, I have been fortunate to gain a diverse range of experience and expertise in the field. My therapeutic approach combines the strengths of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Client-Centered Therapy (CCT) to empower clients and address individual needs. I also offer a variety of other interventions such as Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Art Therapy to support the therapeutic journey.

Therapist At A Glance

Services Offered

  • Ages 6 & up

  • Individuals

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Play Therapy

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Specializations

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Family Conflict

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Insurance & Rates

  • Accepted Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna

  • Private Pay Rates:

    • Initial Session: $125

    • Follow-Up Sessions: $110

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Girls Circle for Ages 7-11

Empower Your Voice: A 6-Week Wellness Course for Girls

Join us for a transformative 6-week session, where in-person meetings provide an opportunity to practice yoga, participate in wellness discussions, and engage in creative activities such as art and journaling. Our goal is to promote growth and self-discovery among participants, as they cultivate their unique voices, develop emotional intelligence, intuition, and confidence while learning about body sovereignty and their overall physical, emotional, and social well-being.

About the Instructor

The course is guided by passionate Health Educator, Renée Balyoz, M.Ed, E-RYT 500. In addition to being a mother of two daughters, ages 18 and 13, Renée serves as a Health Educator at the Poe Center for Health Education. With over a decade of experience in Montessori education and 8 years dedicated to teaching yoga and mindfulness to young people, Renée is committed to empowering girls and women at every stage of their personal journey.

Date & Time

The course takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm, starting on June 6, 2023, and running through July 18, 2023 (excluding July 4).

Registration & Payment

To secure your spot in the course, you must RSVP and prepay the $162 class tuition. Please note that there are no refunds.

To sign up, contact our office manager, Zach Waddle, at (919) 410-7858 or by email at zach@creativetherapiesnc.com.

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Girls Circle for Ages 7-11

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Casey Baine

Promote balance and prevent disease & disorder by prioritizing self-care with my mind-body approach.

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Nyisha Rogers

Transform your life and reach your full potential with my compassionate and personalized therapeutic approach.

Our Therapists

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Andrew Robinson

Embrace meaningful growth by exploring and accepting all parts of yourself with my holistic, strengths-based approach.

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April Allen

Empower your journey to self-discovery and personal growth with my individualized therapy approach for all ages.

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Diamonique Matthews

"Together, let's uncover your inherent strengths and navigate towards a brighter, balanced self."

Empower Your Voice: A 6-Week Wellness Course for Girls

Join us for a transformative 6-week session, where in-person meetings provide an opportunity to practice yoga, participate in wellness discussions, and engage in creative activities such as art and journaling. Our goal is to promote growth and self-discovery among participants, as they cultivate their unique voices, develop emotional intelligence, intuition, and confidence while learning about body sovereignty and their overall physical, emotional, and social well-being.

About the Instructor

The course is guided by passionate Health Educator, Renée Balyoz, M.Ed, E-RYT 500. In addition to being a mother of two daughters, ages 18 and 13, Renée serves as a Health Educator at the Poe Center for Health Education. With over a decade of experience in Montessori education and 8 years dedicated to teaching yoga and mindfulness to young people, Renée is committed to empowering girls and women at every stage of their personal journey.

Date & Time

The course takes place on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45pm, starting on September 6, 2023, and running through October 11, 2023.

Registration & Payment

To secure your spot in the course, you must RSVP and prepay the $162 class tuition. Please note that there are no refunds.

To sign up, contact our office manager, Zach Waddle, at (919) 410-7858 or by email at zach@creativetherapiesnc.com.

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Coming of Age: Discovery

Girls Circle for Ages 11-13

Join us for an intentional 6-week journey, where in-person meetings provide an opportunity for girls to connect through discussions, learn about the female archetype through historical myths, and engage in creative activities such as art, yoga, and visual journaling. Our goal is to promote growth and self-discovery among participants, as they cultivate assertiveness, compassion, body wisdom, and empowerment, while learning about puberty and honoring the sacredness of menstruation. This circle will foster an intentional journey towards womanhood.

About the Instructor

The course is guided by passionate Health Educator, Renée Balyoz, M.Ed, E-RYT 500. In addition to being a mother of two daughters, ages 18 and 13, Renée serves as a Health Educator at the Poe Center for Health Education. With over a decade of experience in Montessori education and 8 years dedicated to teaching yoga and mindfulness to young people, Renée is committed to empowering girls and women at every stage of their personal journey.

Date & Time

The circle takes place on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45pm, starting on November 15, 2023, and running through January 10, 2024.

Registration & Payment

To secure your spot in the course, you must RSVP and prepay the $162 class tuition. Please note that there are no refunds.

To sign up, contact our office manager, Zach Waddle, at (919) 410-7858 or by email at zach@creativetherapiesnc.com.

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Allison Swarts, LCMHCA, E-200 RYT, Therapist

Empowering Minds, Transforming Lives

As a therapist, I specialize in working with children, teens, and young adults. My background in teaching yoga informs my creative, mindfulness-based approach to mental health. I believe in allowing the client to set the pace and use a variety of techniques, including talk therapy and creative modalities, to best suit their individual needs and interests. I feel honored to be a part of your or your child's journey towards feeling better and achieving goals. Every human holds the capacity to fulfill their own potential and I am here to help you take those steps forward today. My perspective is that living beings have a natural drive towards balance, order, and growth and I am here to help you move towards that.

Therapist At A Glance

Services Offered

  • Ages 14 & up

  • Individuals

Therapeutic Approaches

  • Mindfulness

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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Specializations

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Neurodiversity/Autism

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Insurance & Rates

  • Accepted Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna

  • Private Pay Rates:

    • Initial Session: $125

    • Follow-Up Sessions: $110

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Allison Swarts

Empower your journey to wellness with my holistic and tailored therapy approach for children, teens, and young adults.

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