Boniery holds a Master of Arts in Licensed Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Carlow University. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed with the North Carolina Board of Licensed Mental Health Counselors and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist licensed by the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board. She has been serving adults (18+ to seniors) for the past 15 years.
She specializes in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, alcohol/drug/substance use, addiction, severe and persistent mental illness, developmental and life transitions, shame, self-esteem, self-image, wellness, mindfulness, conflict resolution, boundary-setting, and communication difficulties. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which helps to change unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improve emotional regulation, and aids in the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Person-centered therapy to help individuals address specific psychological habits or patterns of thinking in order to reconnect with their inner self in order to transcend limitations, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to assess motivation to change and address any ambivalence towards change.
As your counselor, she will support you in finding meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidence-based, client-centered approach, she aims to maintain an environment emphasizing unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness where clients can collaborate and work at their own pace to reach their goals. She believes in a collaborative approach while working with clients and will help each client develop their own individual counseling goals and plan to achieve those goals. She understands that everyone is not the same and that some people need time and a helping hand while others need reality and motivation. She is committed to helping the people she works with see all of their possibilities.
Originally from the Bronx, NY, living in Charlotte NC for the last 15 years. She enjoys traveling, roller skating, dancing, and love spicy foods. She’s a newly formed botanist averaging 32 plants at the moment and watches sci-fi fantasy, horror shows, and movies.