SOLAY
counseling & consulting

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A psychotherapy private practice and consulting agency.

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"
It is our goal to ensure that our clients always feel accepted, respected, and appreciated.
- Dr. Kamala L. Uzzell

Experienced.
Compassionate.
Approachable.

Founded in 2009, SOLAY is a full-service psychotherapy private practice based in North Carolina. We help our clients make purposeful and meaningful choices with the goal of living a balanced and fulfilled life.
If you are looking for support and guidance through a personal or challenging situation, or if you are ready to move in a new direction in your life, we would be happy to work with you to achieve your goals.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

- James Baldwin

Our services

We are committed to providing collaborative, ethical and inclusive evidence-based clinical services and professional consultations.
Select a service to learn more.

Psychotherapy

Clinical Supervision

Services for Veterans

Services for Attorneys

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Psychotherapy

Therapy is a confidential, judgement-free, supportive and collaborative space and process.
Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives. 
Our Specialties
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Trauma
• Bereavement/Grief
• Financial Stress
• Personal Growth
• Relationship Counseling
• Stress Management
• Conflict Resolution
therapy benefits
The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

• Developing skills for improving your relationships
• Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
• Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
• Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
• Improving communication and listening skills
• Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
• Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
• Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Our Rates
•Session fees range from $115 - $225 based on the clinician
•Session fees scheduled with counseling interns are $50
•All sessions are 45 - 50 minutes in length

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"Counseling has to do with intuition, with work on oneself, with the quietness of one's mind and the openness of one's heart."

- Ram Dass

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Clinical Supervision

Supervising Clinician:

Kamala L. Uzzell

PhD • LCMHCS • NCC
"As a Licensed Clinical Mental HealthCounselor Supervisor (LCMHCS), I am approved by the North Carolina Board ofLicensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (NCBLCMHC) to provide clinical supervision to those seeking full licensure in the state of North Carolina.As an experienced supervisor and counselor educator, I provide a safe, supportive and compassionate environment to foster the growth and development of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associates. I supervise from an educational perspective while utilizing a variety of counseling theories and evidenced based supervision techniques. I honor my work in supervision and see my role as an educator, collaborator, consultant, administrator and partner in this shared journey."

- Dr. Kamala Uzzell
SuperVision Rates
• Individual supervision: $130 per hour
• Group supervision (2–3 Associates): $80 per hour
The process
During the supervision process with Dr. Uzzell, Associates will develop their counseling skills, therapeutic competence and professional identity. You will learn best ethical practices, gain practical clinical tools, and develop personally and professionally through supervision, self-reflection, and experiential exercises. At times, when available, Associates may have the opportunity to develop and co-facilitate groups and workshops with Dr. Uzzell.

Dr. Uzzell believes that the supervision relationship is one of the most important and rewarding relationships a counselor will develop during their career because it sets the foundation for counseling practice. It forms the bridge between education and professional application. For this reason, she is intentional about providing high-level supervision while forming a long-lasting professional relationship with Associates.

If you would like to engage in clinical supervision with Dr. Uzzell as your supervisor, please email her and attach a copy of your curriculum vitae. She will follow-up with you within one week of receiving your email to discuss with you a plan for moving forward. In the meantime, please visit the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors website for more information about licensure requirements.
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Services for Veterans

Serving Those Who Have Served
SOLAY proudly supports our military by working with veterans, active duty & retired military personnel and their families to provide counseling and assessments. We also assist them in coping with post traumatic experiences that they may have endured while serving in the armed forces.
Veteran Resources
Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends. Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text to 838255
Our Rates
•Assessment: $325
•Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ): $200 (additional fees may apply)
•Follow-up consultation/session: $125 for 50 minutes, $75 for 30-minutes
•Returning client session (after 15 month+ w/o a session): $325
•Additional charges may apply for written correspondence or reports.

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Services for Attorneys

Supporting Fair Representation
We are well prepared to assist attorneys who have clients who are facing criminal charges, court proceedings, divorce, deportation, workers' compensation claims or any other life situation that requires legal representation.
Our Services
• Conducting professional mental health assessments of clients
• Providing testimony for depositions as an expert witness
• Providing individual, family and group counseling services
• Keeping clients out of trouble by providing professional support to them as they navigate through life situations
• Assisting legal representatives in understanding the inappropriate and destructive behaviors of their clients so that they will be better prepared to provide a defense

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In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.

- Abraham Maslow

Preparing for a visit

Seeking therapy is an individual choice and there are many reasons why people make the decision to come to therapy. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, and general life transitions.
Appointment Request
To schedule an appointment or to obtain additional information about any of our services, please email us or call 919-484-2222. If you are a current client, login to the client portal or call our office to schedule an appointment.

Methods of Payment
We accept cash, checks, and all major credit and debit cards. We also use a clinical portal that offers our clients the convenience of paying for their sessions via an online secure portal. Our administrative staff will discuss this convenient method of payment with you during the scheduling process.
Insurance & Reimbursement
We currently accept TRICARE. If you have another insurance, we will gladly provide you with the information you need in order to file an insurance claim with your insurance provider for reimbursement.
Cancellation Policy
If you do not attend your scheduled therapy appointment, and have not notified us prior to 9:00am on the morning of your appointment, you may be required to pay the full cost of the session. As you know, our therapists are often booked for several weeks in advance. In order to be fair to others who need our services, we ask that you make every effort to cancel your appointment as soon as you know that you will be unable to attend. We understand that emergencies do arise, and will remain as flexible as we can.
Virtual Therapy
Currently, all of our therapy services are being offered virtually via secure video or telephone. Once it is safe to return to our small and cozy therapy offices, we will continue to offer virtual therapy and assessments for clients who wish to continue to have their sessions in the comfort of their home.

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