Dharma R Pantha, CCS, LPCS, LCAS
Dharma R Pantha is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor(LCMHCS), Certified Clinical Supervisor(CCS), Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist(LCAS), Subject Matter Expert (SME)and approved NCDWI provider. Under his leadership, Dharma Counseling Center (DCC) specializes in individual and group counseling for adults, adolescents, and family therapy. With over 15 years experience as a practicing counselor and psychotherapist, and as a graduate of Bellevue University with a double-Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as Addiction Counseling, Dharma strives to provide each client with his/her own individual treatment, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, with a strength-based emphasis. His areas of expertise include, Clinical Supervision, DWI assessments and counseling, assisting clients with depression/anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, chemical dependency, and anger management, problem solving skills, social skills training, emotion regulation, and interpersonal issues and among many others.
In addition to being an effective psychotherapist, Dharma has conducted research, published articles/papers on participatory treatment planning, Cross Cultural Competency, and integrated counseling. Dharma has been an active volunteer for Give An Hour program, providing free mental health counseling to Military service members, American Red Cross, and Dharma has served as a Cross Cultural Trainer for American Peace Corps volunteers.
Dharma is an interactive, solution-focused therapist and utilizes mindfulness/Active Self-Compassion model. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Dharma also supervises counselors (LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, CSAC-I and CSI) who are in the process of obtaining their full License required to both NCSAPPB and NCBLCMHC board.
Dharma is a member of North Carolina Association of NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors and founding member of National Institute of Mental Health Nepal, and GiveAnhour provider.