"My therapist, Iris, is a good match for me. She has been very responsive to the situation I’m in at this time. I am very empathetic.

"Positive first experience with behavioral health. My therapist Iris is understanding and supportive. "

Iris Drakeford, MS, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Avance Care Behavioral Health at Centers of Excellence in Raleigh, NC.

Iris obtained her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.  She has over two decades of experience providing an array of mental health services to multigenerational families and individuals. She has a client-centered therapeutic approach and uses techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. Iris believes that each client is unique and brings a wealth of experiences in life. Iris ensures her clients are supported with learning appropriate tools to aid in self-reflection and growth throughout the therapy process.

Iris is a wife and mother who enjoys traveling with her family, painting, and visiting peaceful bodies of water while listening to the sounds of nature. She is a proud member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

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