Asia Pepper is a graduate counseling intern working toward her licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). She is completing her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wake Forest University. Asia has professional experience in various community nonprofit settings with adolescents and adults. She has spent time working specifically in the fields of education (career and college advising) and human rights around the social determinants of health. These experiences have made her an advocate for the unheard, unappreciated, and underserved. She considers the significance of systems, adversity, and stigmas clients may face, and how this impacts therapy.
She views the counseling process as an alliance between client and therapist and considers the clients as the experts of their lives. Areas of clinical interest include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, sexuality and gender, and self-esteem (LGBTQIA affirming & Safe Zone trained). She primarily works with teens and adults from all backgrounds and walks of life. She seeks to create a safe space where anyone who walks in can feel that they can be themselves without judgment.
Asia is passionate about taking an integrative and holistic approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential, and person-centered techniques to treat the whole person and ensure that what is done in therapy is personalized, collaborative, and unique to the client. Asia recognizes the importance of building a relationship with clients in order to establish realistic and attainable goals together