September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Many people suffer alone, quietly, with the pain of their lives. During this month of Suicide Prevention Awareness, I am reminded of an event that informed my decision to choose a career in counseling. When I was a young teen, a dear friend of mine committed suicide. I remember thinking to myself, "How could it be that bad and we had no idea?" He was happy, beloved by all, engaged in school and outside activities. I was dumbfounded how someone I thought I knew so well had been so sad and desperate on the inside that he felt he had no other choice - that suicide was the only way out.

This tragedy never should have happened. We can do so much more to help others to not feel alone, especially in their pain and suffering. We have all been impacted by suicide either directly or indirectly. Noticing the signs of depression and when to reach out for professional help can be a game changer for someone's life - maybe even your own.

At the very least, I'd love for you to know: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! YOU MATTER. If it feels like you have no other options, please come see us so we can help get you connected to some internal and external resources to bring you back into connection and hope. Keep on keeping on, good people of this crazy world. Remember ... we are stronger connected!

Best wishes,
NCCR is on YouTube!

We hope you’ll join our YouTube channel! If you do you’ll find great, FREE resources to support your health and well-being. Videos featured now:
A tutorial with Caroline Stayer-Brewington, MSW, LCSW and Taylor Houchens, MA, LPCA, somatic therapists at NCCR. Progressive muscle relaxation involves tensing and relaxing different muscle groups to release unused energy in the body.

Jessie demonstrates QiGong, a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation which promotes health and spirituality.

Welcome to our Newest Corporate Partner
We are pleased to welcome Wee-Arts to the NCCR Corporate Partnership Program.
Wee-Arts is a uniquely tailored early learning program offering seasonal music and movement programs for caregivers and children aged 0 - 5 years old. They also offer dynamic and engaging Artscamp programs for children aged 3 - 7 years old.

Interested in the NCCR Corporate Partnership Program? Check us out...
Sponsored by NCCR
Escape the winter doldrums!
Build Your Soul Vessel
A Journey of Connection
February 14-19, 2019
Amansala Eco-Chic Beachfront Resort & Spa | Tulum, Mexico

You KNOW you’re going to wish you were with us in Mexico in the middle of February – sign up now! The retreat is open to all adults and genders.
Retreat Scholarship
position available:
movement facilitator 

​We are offering a partial scholarship position for 1 retreat guest interested in volunteering their time as a yoga or embodied movement facilitator & on site coordinator for our 2019 Retreat. Our yoga/ movement facilitator will be able to participate in the retreat programming as a participant. 

Cost: $1400 (discounted from $2100 for double room) *Can be paid via payment plan by 12/1 
Includes: Programing, Specialty activities (cooking class, salsa dance class, mayan sweat lodge), all housing and organic food for the length of your stay.

Click the link below for the full job description. Interested in applying? Send application of interest with resume to  by 9/15
FREE ON-LINE CALL: September 17 @ 7:00 PM EST
TOPIC: The Importance of Positive Sensationns in the Body
Looking to network with other providers in the community?
Join us on September 28th for a tour of NCCR and to meet our clinicians and some of our healthcare partners. If you are a provider, bring your business cards and connect: this will be a great opportunity for networking!
2019: Join an affordable healthcare revolution
Wednesday, September 12  |  7:00 pm
NC Center for Resiliency 
Own your own business? Sick of high premiums and no healthcare coverage for you and your family? Join Dr. Cory Annis of  Unorthodoc  and NCCR’s Kim Jeffs for a FREE webinar! 
Coffee Hour for Male Sexual Assault Survivors
Wednesday, October 24  |  6:30 pm
NC Center for Resiliency 
FREE! Refreshments provided by NCCR | RSVP Below

At least one in six men have been sexually abused or assaulted. We hope to help put an end to the stigma and silence around this epidemic and come together in support. Our goal is to provide a safe, affirming space for male survivors to build community with one another and to learn additional coping skills. This gathering will be facilitated by our clinician Caroline, who is a cis-woman and currently specializes in working with sexual assault and attachment trauma. This group is for men only ages 18+ who identify as survivors of sexual assault or abuse. 
Community Resources for Health & Well-Being
2018 LPCANC Annual Conference
October 25-27, 2018
Hilton North Raleigh  |  3415 Wake Forest Road  |  Raleigh  

NCCR CFO Patrick Jeffs, PhD, LPC, will present  Somatic Interventions for Opioid Use Disorders  at the 2018 Licensed Professional Counselors Association of NC conference. Visit the conference website for more information and to register.
Interested in working for NCCR? Come check us out at the LPCANC Career Fair on 10/15 in Raleigh!
Developing Resilient Leaders, Workers & Organizations.
The Resiliency Solution™ is a results-oriented professional development platform delivered ​exclusively to medical, healthcare, and academic teams. We've developed an Organizational Resiliency Program which trains people to increase capacity, connection, and productivity, and addresses workplace concerns such as stress, burnout and fatigue.

The Resiliency Solution ™ is led by Dr. Patrick Jeffs, PhD, LPC, SEP. Patrick is a Resiliency Trainer, Coach, and Consultant and has worked at the intersection of research, clinical application and business for 15 years in various settings and capacities. His scalable programs can include assessments, planning, trainings, and support services that are deliverable to organizations nationwide.

Get the word out about your practice and programs in our monthly newsletter, which reaches thousands of 
like-minded practitioners across North Carolina.

For more information contact Alyson Newman at
Give me some space!
Need a place to hold a small group discussion, workshop or meeting? NCCR has a program room suitable for 15 people available to rent for  $25/hour or  $100/day . OR you can rent our six-room office suite, which includes the program room, conference room, bathrooms and kitchenette for  $400/day

To reserve, contact Bill Calhoun, NCCR Business Manager at b

Direct Referral Line
We look forward to collaborating with you, and thank you in advance for choosing NCCR as a resource for your mental health needs!

Clinical Team
Kimberly Jeffs, MA, LPCS, SEP
Patrick Jeffs, PhD, LPC, SEP
Anna Cordova, MA, LPC
Kelsey Hargrove, MA, LPC
Taylor Houchens, LPCA
Nancy Hudspeth, MA, LPCA
Kimberly LaPorte, MSW, LCSWA
Beth Lewis, MA, LPCA
Elizabeth Liepold, MSW, LCSWA
Natalie Sutton, MSW, LCSW
Caroline Stayer-Brewington, MSW, LCSW
Briana Yarber, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA 
Faculty Wisdom Team:
Kathleen Fitzgerald, MA, LPC
Mary Lorenz, SEP, RYT, NCLMBT
Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP
Adria Zimmerman, SEP, BASEP, DARe
NC Center for Resiliency, PLLC | 919.323.2071 | 866.849.4993

NC Center for Resiliency, PLLC is a mental health organization that is focused on the restoration of resiliency and coherence in the mind and body through the use of psychobiological therapy approaches. Our center is comprised of somatically-informed practitioners that offer services of counseling, consulting, ​training, and collaboration with integrative medical practitioners for your success.
​Our mission is to be continually expanding the reach of this work.