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Trent Morrow – LCSW
I have been lucky in professional career to get to work for two different systems in two different states doing a variety of roles in each system. I have worked with great people throughout those ten years of my professional development before I started L & B Counseling. My first job was working with adults experiencing substance abuse and mental illness. This was in the height of crystal meth in Colorado with Community Reach Center and I was amazed at the poor of addiction. I helped start intensive outpatient with Carolinas Medical Center Randolph in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system when I moved back to Charlotte in 2004. I got to work in partnership with Mecklenburg County through a grant assisting participants and their family that were receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. My last job before starting my business was doing outpatient therapy with Carolinas Medical Center Randolph up until 2010.
I went to school at Appalachian State University and have always loved the mountains. From there I moved out to Aspen Colorado to teach skiing for two years. I moved back for two years to get my masters in social work from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and then moved back out to Denver Colorado to be closer to the mountains. I grew up skiing but now only snowboard. I love being outdoors and often take my clients outside as much as possible at either office. Currently I am into running, F3 which is a men’s group where the three Fs stand for fitness, fellowship and faith, mountain biking with my kids or just being active as much as possible. I still love going to the mountains as much as I can and love playing in the ocean. This year I have been lucky enough to run some relay races, road races, go out to Montana and the beach. Here are some of the pictures of the places we have gotten to see.
I try to incorporate different facets into my therapy. I like using pieces of the Enneagram to help me understand personality dynamics which helps the person I am working with begin to know their strengths and blind spots. I work with everyone around increasing awareness of their emotional state, develop tools to help stay level and practice what needs to be learned. In most instances the tools are already there but there are certain trigger points that cause the access of the tools challenging. We just try to work on consistency. I encourage people to read Redirect so they can begin to understand how making micro changes in their narrative can have a big impact short term but really long term. We always take a look at what role technology plays in the person’s life because that stuff can sneak up on you in addicted ways. I have posted several articles on the social media side about the impact on brain development and tricky ways the companies are engineering their sites and apps to create habitual use. We try to do this in a fun, engaging way no matter how old you are.
I see clients in the midtown and Ballantyne locations.
Minh Bui – MA, NCC, LPCA
For as long as I can remember, I have always been the person who my friends went to for advice. I have always known I wanted to help others, so I attended UNC Charlotte and received my Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Psychology. My plan was to always turn my passion into a reality. It was not until I went through a difficult situation in my life that I realized exactly what I was meant to do.
In 2008, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I battled cancer throughout my twenties. The feeling of being alone, and not having anyone who truly understood me, taught me that I never wanted anyone else to feel the way that I did. I went back to UNC Charlotte and received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling, with a focus in grief and loss.
For my first job, I worked for a small agency where I did some in-home therapy visits. In the Fall of 2015, I started working for a small practice where I did outpatient therapy, before I joined L&B Counseling in the Fall of 2016. I have been blessed to work in environments where I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse population of all ages on various different issues. I have gained experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I provide therapy for children ages 5 and up, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, and life’s stressors.
I grew up in Cologne, Germany, and so I have always loved the diversity of people, culture, and different foods. In some ways, I have always been a city person. I moved away from a small town in North Carolina to the Queen City when I started college, and have since called Charlotte my home for the past 14 years. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love to cook and eat. I have always been known to be a “foodie.” I have learned over the years how therapeutic cooking can be for me. I describe myself as a “homebody” so I enjoy quiet evenings at home with my dog. To take care of myself, I enjoy doing yoga to help me meditate and relax, while incorporating essential oils. I love to travel with my boyfriend, and taking my dog on walks at the park or hiking. If I didn’t live in the city, I would be where the ocean is. The beach is where I find comfort. I am also a huge Carolina Panthers fan and therefore football Sunday’s are what I live for in the Fall.
My approach in therapy is that you do not have to face life’s challenges by yourself. I will be there next to you to walk with you on your journey. I do my best to provide unconditional support, warmth, empathy, and understanding by providing you a safe and non-judgmental environment. I believe in using different types of therapeutic approaches in therapy since I believe everyone is different. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, while remaining Person-Centered to help you recognize your strengths. I use different tools to help you learn the skills to help you cope with life’s stressors. I also believe in the importance of self-care as a part of your well-being. I hope to instill hope and positivity into your life.
Kevin King – M.Ed, LPCA
I was born and raised outside of Washington D.C. in Northern Virginia. I spent a majority of my childhood playing basketball where my weekdays were spent practicing and playing in tournaments. I still enjoy playing basketball where I am a pass first point guard who models his game after Chris Paul. I’m a diehard Washington Wizards fan and my favorite player is John Wall. However, I do root for the Charlotte Hornets unless they are playing my Wizards.
My father has worked for United Airlines for over 40 years and which gave me the opportunity to visit some amazing places and experience cultures from all over the world. New Zealand, Italy, Hawaii, Spain, and Alaska are some of the places I have been fortunate enough to visit. My bucket list includes hiking with my dad on the Inca Trail, scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, and swimming off the coast of Antarctica.
In my free time I enjoy mountain biking, disc golf, reading, yoga, water parks, and playing basketball. My favorite TV shows are Game of Thrones, That 70’s Show, and Parks & Recreation. My favorite musical artists are Kid Cudi, Jack Johnson, and Led Zeppelin. On the weekends, you will find me somewhere that has live music, good fried pickles, and a place for my dog to run around. I feel so blessed to be able to wake up every day and do what I love to do!
Michael Borenstein, MA, LPCA
Growing up I always knew I wanted a career where I would be able to help people and have a positive impact in their lives.
I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Rutgers University in New Jersey where I earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. After graduating I moved to Washington, DC where I attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC campus for my Masters in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. In 2017 my girlfriend and I moved to Charlotte and have loved getting to know the city.
Being from Baltimore, I am a big Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens fan. In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, sporting events, traveling with my girlfriend, hiking, and playing with our dog Charlotte.
I love to travel and learn about different people, cultures, and customs. During my time in college I was fortunate enough to live in Rome, Italy for five months. During that time I was able to travel to six different countries where I was immersed in many different cultures which helped me learn and grow as a person.
Throughout my life I have been faced with many challenges and difficulties that I was able to overcome to help me get to where I am today. My counseling style takes into consideration the individual differences and developmental stage of each client, while demonstrating respect for the client’s beliefs, customs, and socio-cultural values. My theoretical approach involves integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Gestalt Therapy. My approaches are used based on what each individual is in need of at the time. Together we can work towards exploring your views and beliefs on past experiences and working together to achieve your goals in therapy