Welcome! Carolina Counseling and Wellness offers in-person counseling sessions for clients located in North Carolina, and virtual counseling for clients located in Virginia and North Carolina. My name is Dr. Kendra Surmitis, and I┬áprovide a private space for those seeking counseling therapy, trauma-focused counseling, psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy, couples counseling, insight-based therapy, and mindfulness. As an author and researcher, I have areas of specific focus in self-authorship, women’s issues, and self injury. Please explore my website for additional details. All services are research-informed, collaborative, and personalized to suit your specific needs.


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Finding your counseling home can be an exciting endeavor, full of hope and curiosities. I understand that the process of beginning counseling is potentially new for you, and invite you to connect with me for an initial conversation about your needs and concerns. All inquiries are welcome.

To schedule a conversation or visit, please use the contact page.