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“At Pivotal Breakthrough, I understand the unique experiences that people of color can face when seeking mental health support. That’s why I believe in offering a safe, inclusive, and empowering space. My goal is to provide a supportive and comforting environment that allows you to speak about your thoughts and feelings freely. I know that sometimes life can be an emotional rollercoaster, and I’m here to say, ‘I get it.’ Let me help you through those difficult times.”

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Meet Shanice

As a faith walker led by Christ, Shanice is dedicated to dismantling mental health stigma and advocating for change in difficult spaces. Shanice is a psychotherapist who founded Pivotal Breakthrough Counseling Services to help individuals develop awareness and self-discovery through profound insight and pivotal moments.

Incorporating elements of faith and mental health techniques, Shanice utilizes a tailored approach to guide the BIPOC community through life's stressors, setbacks, and struggles by leading with compassion, care, and concern. Shanice specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustments, relationship issues, stress, and trauma/PTSD.

Counseling Approaches

Shanice’s clinical expertise includes an eclectic approach with treatment modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Techniques, and Christian Counseling elements of biblical principles and truth.

Shanice offers therapy, coaching, and speaking engagements, as well as hosting the podcast BreakingThrough S P A C E S.

Shanice believes that "you are your biggest breakthrough yet."


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Elizabeth City State University

Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University

Certification in Addiction Studies from North Carolina Central University

Ph.D. student in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University


Qualifications and Credentials

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist - Associate (LCAS-A)

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Insurances Accepted

Aetna, BCBS, Cigna (Evernorth), Medicaid (Healthy Blue and WellCare ONLY), and United Healthcare

Out-of-Network/Self Pay Rates

Initial Intake Assessment - $200

Individual 45-minute Sessions - $140

Individual 60-minute Sessions - $175

**Ask about coaching sessions [not covered by insurance]**


I'm always looking forward to new and exciting opportunities to help you grow. Let's connect.

Phone: 919-418-1613 ext. 101

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