Dr. Nannette Smith Funderburk

Nannette S. Funderburk, PhD, LPC, NCC
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Why did you create The S.E.L. Group?
My husband and I created The S.E.L. Group in order to serve people in a way that was authentic and to promote growth in people’s everyday lives.
Why did you choose counseling?
I chose counseling because helping people to grow through their problems in a practical way is one of my personal strengths. I enjoy helping others clear the clutter from their minds and develop a strategic focus for addressing their life issues.

What major counseling theories do you use with clients?
Because I am innately pragmatic, my theoretical background is the same. I use theories that have a cognitive focus because my belief is as several authors have quoted “where the mind goes, the [person] will follow”. Theories and concepts such as Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Reality Therapy are staples in my counseling sessions. In addition, because I recognize there is no universal theory, I have developed an eclecticism to meet the needs of each individual. 

What types of clients do you like to support?
In the past, I have had success working with:
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Parents of children who are defiant or oppositional
Individuals recovering from relationship trauma
Families in life transitions

and Certification

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
North Carolina State University

Master of Science (MS)
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Agency Counseling

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Organizational Communication

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