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Get to know Stacey
Stacey Wilson began her academic career studying psychology and social welfare at Florida State University, where she also gained experience conducting research on distress tolerance and the impact of feelings of incompleteness on symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. While in Tallahassee, she also served the North Florida community as a suicide prevention, crisis counseling, and community resource referral hotline volunteer for over two and a half years. After graduating, Stacey made her way to North Carolina to gain a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University, where she also received a certificate in Systemic Multicultural Counseling. During her graduate training, Stacey served as the graduate assistant for the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance and the graduate research assistant on a study centered on the transition to parenthood, the findings of which she co-presented at the American Family Therapy Academy’s national conference. While completing a year and a half of clinical internships and volunteer work, Stacey gained experience providing individual, couples, family, animal-assisted, and group therapy in the private practice, public school, and residential treatment settings.
After completing her master's degree, Stacey moved to the Triangle, where she immediately jumped into the community mental health world, providing co-located therapy for students and their families in Durham County Public Schools, as well as individual, couples, and family therapy in the community. Stacey then transitioned to providing enhanced family therapy services, meeting with families experiencing crises in their homes to provide evidence-based care and case management. During her first two and a half years of full-time work, Stacey completed advanced training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Family-Centered Treatment, with a focus on family systems, addressing intergenerational trauma, providing social justice-informed and culturally sensitive practices, and utilizing mindfulness-based interventions.
Stacey came to be passionate about mental health as a result of her own transformative, life-saving experiences in therapy as a teenager and young adult. She truly believes that when people are supported, equipped, and empowered, they are capable of navigating transitions successfully, facing challenges with courage, and making deep meaning of their experiences. Stacey believes in the power of relationships, authentic connection, and community above all else, which leads her to integrate attachment and relational systems into all of the work that she and her clients do together. She most enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and families. She works to establish a straightforward, trusting, person-to-person relationship with all of her clients and works to bring humor and empathy into every session.
In her spare time, Stacey can be found hiking with her partner and their dogs, Sonny and Sturgill, trying something new in the kitchen with her trusty cast-iron skillet, and (when it’s safe to) attending as many concerts, shows, and community events as possible with her friends and family.