About Us

Zola Counseling, PLLC was developed in April 2016 by owner and play therapist, Rebekah Talley. Zola Counseling stresses the importance of the therapeutic relationship by creating and establishing rapport with each client. Through developing rapport, Zola therapists ensure that everyone feels safe and comfortable in session by recognizing that their mental health matters.

The name “Zola” was uniquely chosen based on its meaning of quiet or tranquil in the Southern African dialect of Zulu. The name itself reflects the mission of recognizing and supporting the unique individual with the motto “mental health matters”. At Zola, we strive to meet the client where they are therapeutically and work together to develop treatment goals. This approach allows clients the self-determination to work collaboratively with their therapist to achieve treatment goals.

Meet the Therapists
Rebekah Talley, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S

Our owner and child specialist, Rebekah Talley grew up in Raleigh, NC. She attended NC State University for her undergraduate degree in Sociology, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to complete her Masters in Social Work and Play Therapy Graduate Certificate. Rebekah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She has been working in the mental health field since 2011 with experience working with children in a psychiatric residential treatment facility, in the community providing intensive in-home therapy, and in an acute psychiatric setting on an adolescent behavioral health unit. Rebekah has advanced training in Child Centered Play Therapy and Child Parent Relationship Therapy at the Center for Play Therapy in North Texas.  Rebekah is a Certified Child Centered Play Therapist candidate, as well as a Level II Certified Child Parent Relationship Therapy Practitioner candidate. Rebekah works with children ages 3-12 in individual therapy which incorporates trauma informed care, mindfulness, and primary therapeutic modality of play therapy. Specialty areas for clients include attachment disruption, adoption support, kinship care, and early childhood trauma. Her goal is to create a safe and therapeutic environment to assist children in safely expressing and coping with their emotions, while developing self-acceptance in the process. Rebekah enjoys spending her free time traveling back to Raleigh to cheer on Wolfpack athletics, as well as being active with her husband and 2 dogs.

Rebekah accepts Aetna, BCBS, CBHA, Cigna, Medcost, United, and self-pay at this time.

Call 980-428- 6195 or email directly at rebekahtalley@zolacounseling.com to schedule with Rebekah. Professional inquiries for LCSW/RPT supervision should also be directed to Rebekah.

Taylor Quick, MA, LPCA, NCC

Taylor Quick is from Orangeburg, SC and has lived in NC since graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, and Masters of Arts in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling. She is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is actively working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. She focuses on supporting children from ages 2-12 regarding issues including trauma, family adjustment concerns, anxiety, depression, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, grief, developmental issues, self-esteem, sexual abuse, bullying, and aggression. Taylor’s primary modality is Child Centered Play Therapy with children under age 9. For children ages 10-12, Taylor takes a person-centered approach that incorporates trauma informed care, mindfulness, and expressive arts. Taylor believes that there is power in taking time to understand how a client sees the world through their own eyes. She understands that children benefit from therapy most when parents are involved, and offers support to parents throughout the therapeutic process. In her spare time, she enjoys working out at the Pure Barre studio and cuddling with her Pomeranian (Penelope).

Taylor accepts BCBS, Medcost, and self-pay options at this time.

Call 336-365-8142 or email directly at taylorquick@zolacounseling.com to schedule an appointment with Taylor.

Erika De La Cruz, MA, LPCA, NCC

Erika De La Cruz is originally from Massachusetts and grew up in Charlotte, NC.  Erika attended Queens University of Charlotte for her undergraduate studies with a double concentration in Psychology and Human Service Studies. Erika continued on to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for her Master of Arts in counseling with a concentration in both clinical mental health and play therapy.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) in the state of North Carolina, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).  Past clinical experiences include providing counseling to clients through a variety of settings and levels of care.  Erika has previously worked on the Mecklenburg County mobile crisis team, outpatient therapy at a Spanish speaking community center, as well as working with clients on the autism spectrum.  Erika is passionate about serving children, ages 2-12 years old, grounding herself in the therapeutic model of Child-Centered Play Therapy. By providing this safe and trusting environment, Erika can further understand your child’s world and gain a better grasp of his or her needs. She emphasizes using early intervention to both prevent and aid any maladaptive behaviors. This facilitates progress and allows children to reach their full potential. Erika will take efforts to thoroughly understand you and your child holistically before embarking on the therapeutic journey together.  She is proud to offer services in both English and Spanish.  In her free time, she is focused on her family and raising her loving daughter!

Erika accepts BCBS, Medcost, and self-pay options at this time.

Call 980-206-0218 or email directly at ErikaDeLaCruz@zolacounseling.com to schedule an appointment with Erika

Erika De La Cruz, MA, LPCA, NCC (Español)

Erika De La Cruz es de Massachusetts y creció en Charlotte, Carolina del Norte. Erika asistió a la Universidad de Queens de Charlotte para sus estudios de pregrado con una doble concentración en la Psicología y los estudios de Servicio Humano. Erika continuó su educacion asistiendo a la Universidad de Carolina del Norte en Charlotte para su Maestría con una concentración tanto en la Salud Mental Clínica y Terapia de Juego. Ella es licenciada Consejera Profesional Asociada (LPCA) En el estado de Carolina del Norte, una Consejera Certificada Nacional (NCC), y actualmente estas trabajando hacia su credencial de Terapeuta de Juego Registrada (RPT). Las experiencias clínicas pasadas incluyen la provisión a los clientes a través de una variedad de ajustes y niveles de la atención. Erika ha trabajado previamente en el equipo de crisis móvil del Condado de Mecklenburg terapia ambulatorial, en un centro comunitario serviendo a la población hispana, así como trabajando con clientes en el espectro autista. Erika es apasionada por servir a los niños, de 2 a 12 años de edad, y se basa en el modelo terapéutico de la terapia de Juego centrada en los Niños. Al proporcionar este entorno seguro y de confianza, Erika puede comprender mejor el mundo de su hijos y comprender mejor sus necesidades. Ella enfatiza el uso de la intervención temprana para prevenir y ayudar a cualquier comportamiento de mala aptitud. Esto facilita el progreso y permite a los niños alcanzar su máximo diferencias. Erika se esforzará por comprenderlo a fondo a usted y a sus hijos de manera integra antes de embarcarce en el viaje terapéutico con ustedes.. Ella está orgullosa de conectar con las familias tanto en Inglés como en español. En su tiempo libre, le encanta viajar y pasar tiempo con su amada hija!

Erika acepta BCBS y Medcost, y el auto-pago en este momento.

Llame al 980-206-0218 o envíe un correo electrónico directamente a ErikaDeLaCruz@zolacounseling.com para una nueva cita con el paciente.

Rachel Crawford, MA, ATR-BC, LPCA

Rachel Crawford is a Charlotte, NC native who graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art. She is currently a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who graduated from George Washington University with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy. In addition to completing thorough international and trauma-focused coursework, Rachel received clinical training at a residential drug and alcohol recovery program for adults, a therapeutic foster care agency for children and adolescents, a community trauma clinic for adults, and an inpatient acute behavioral health hospital unit for children and adolescents. Since earning her Master’s Degree, Rachel has worked at a day support program for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, an ongoing grief and loss support group for women, and a cancer treatment facility for adults. Additionally, she has technical expertise in mental health and psychosocial support capacity building for low resource, community organizations based in the United States, India, Uganda, and Ethiopia. Rachel currently works with children, adolescents, and young adults, ranging from ages 10-25through individual art therapy and counseling sessions that incorporate trauma informed, person centered, strengths based, and narrative theoretical approaches.When she’s not working or traveling, Rachel can be found painting with acrylic or photographing with her Nikon.

Rachel is in network with Medcost.  She is currently in the process of being paneled with BCBS.  In the meantime, she accepts out of network options, as well as self-pay. She will courtesy file all out of network claims on a client’s behalf.

Call 704-218-9216 or email directly at rachelcrawford@zolacounseling.com to schedule an appointment with Rachel.