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. In 2015, 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 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 graduation, 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 setting. Stacey then transitioned to providing enhanced family therapy, meeting with families experiencing crises in their homes to provide evidence-based care and case management services. During her first two and a half years of full-time work, Stacey has 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. She is currently at the start of seeking training in Emotion-Focused Individual and Family therapy.
Stacey came to be passionate about mental health as a result of her own transformative, life-saving experiences in therapy as a teenager. She truly believes that when people are supported, seen, and empowered, they care capable of living the fulfilled life they envision for themselves. Stacey believes in the power of relationships and community above all else and her passion is supporting individuals and families in strengthening their relationships with themselves and others to navigate life transitions and deepen connections. She most enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and families. She works to establish a straightforward, trusting, person-to-person relationship with her clients and loves to bring humor into the therapy room.
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.