Experience and Services

Services and Areas of Expertise

I offer clinical assessments and therapeutic interventions based on each individual client’s needs, goals, and values.

I work with adolescents and adults ages ~16 and up.

I am trained to implement the following therapies: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Polyvegal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices.

To keep fees low, I do not rent an office - I either work online or outside in a park in Greensboro NC.


Areas of expertise:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Binge eating and disordered eating (Health At Every Size/Intuitive Eating informed)

  • Life Transitions

  • Couple therapy and non-romantic partner counseling

  • Autism or Asperger Syndrome

  • ADHD

  • Climate change anxiety

  • Social skills building

  • Grief

  • Existentialism and Nihilism

My Approach

My approach is guided by the firm belief that people are good and doing their best. I want to know who you are when you don’t believe there is anything fundamentally wrong with you. What ways of being make you feel most alive, and what gets in the way? Life doesn't just have to happen to you: you can happen to life too.

We hurt where we care. Anger, anxiety, depression, and other difficult internal experiences, although hurtful, guide us to a life of meaning, belonging, and contentment. To be frightened or ashamed of our ills makes living the life we envision nearly impossible.

Learning to cultivate a healthy relationship with what ails us is crucial to healthy living. This relationship fosters a special resilience in moving towards what is important to us, even when it's the last thing we want to do. We become compassionate with our imperfections and fierce with motivation like a good coach or wise elder.


What works for my clients in learning to do this is a combination of radical acceptance, mindfulness/meditation, inner compassion, looking at our past, and understanding our nervous system. While this combination is very over simplified, it is a potent combination that can be tailored to each individual.

While there is much we can and need to change within, I also think it is crucial to recognizing the immense impact of external systems—economic, political, cultural—on our internal worlds. When we shine light on these impacts, we empower ourselves with greater resolve to shape our environment for our needs and desires.

Metaphorically, I hope therapy with me feels like one traveler offering guidance to another. You are on your ‘mountain of life’ doing your best to climb. I am on my ‘mountain of life’ doing my best to climb. In between us is a valley. Our session together is a time when I pause my climb to assess yours. With the advantage of perspective and training, I can see what is around you and call out: “This method works really well” or “Most people have trouble going that direction, try this way.” This also means that you, doing the 'actual' climbing, can call back: “I’ve tried,” or “It feels too slippery. I’m scared.” Then we collaboratively discuss and challenge each other to understand and uncover what works.

Resources and Influences

The following is an incomplete list of resources that influence how I connect to, understand, and help people. This list is meant to better inform you of who I am and my approach so that you can gain a sense if we might be a good fit. The most important indicator of a successful therapeutic outcome is when therapist and client can trust, empathize, and collaborate. To that end, I encourage you to call and ask any questions you might have about me!

Professional Experience

Background


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of North Carolina

  • MSW, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2019

  • BA, Global Studies, Warren-Wilson College, 2010

Therapy Experience

Before professional counseling, I spent several years leading young adult groups in the backcountry for the National Park Service. I kept them safe, taught them how to live together twenty miles from any road, and helped them through tough times. Subsequently, in my first year of graduate school, I interned as a social worker for the Wake County Public school system. I counseled middle schoolers and supported families in removing barriers to their kids’ education. In my second year, I worked at the Evergreen Community Clinic on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill as an outpatient therapist. Then I worked for Essential CTS, in Durham NC for 2 years, leading social skills groups, counseling a diverse range of clients one-on-one. In November of 2021, I started my own private practice. I have over 3000 hours of supervised clinical experience since graduating to date and I am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #C015472).


Sean Moffitt Therapy PLLCLicensed Clinical Social Worker336-298-1118Sean@SeanMoffittTherapy.com