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.
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 [email protected]
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 Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA), 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 [email protected] to schedule an appointment with Taylor.
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 Clinical Mental Health 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 [email protected]
Rebecca Blanchard is a Charlotte, NC native who graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in play therapy. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Rebecca has a strong interest and focus on research to promote evidence-based programs and practices to further the mental health field. Research projects Rebecca has contributed to include promoting family cohesion and family functioning in relation to self-compassion and child-parent relationship therapy. She places a priority on trauma-informed care to best support clients. Previous practice experiences include play therapy in a school-based setting, as well as supporting young children (play therapy), adolescents, adults, and couples in a private practice setting. Rebecca currently works with clients ages 2-10 using child-centered play therapy, as well as clients 10-60 using a person-centered therapeutic model. She enjoys supporting clients with anxiety, adoption/attachment needs, depression, grief/loss, life adjustment concerns, mood disorders, parenting support, relationship issues, stress reduction, and trauma. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys trying new recipes and spoiling her dog!
Rebecca will soon be in network with BCBS and Medcost. At this time, Rebecca is able to accept self-pay and out of network options. She will courtesy file all out of network claims on your behalf!
Call 704-218-9381 or email directly at [email protected]
Mikki Warszawski grew up in Durham, NC and moved to Charlotte to attend graduate school. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Creative Writing at Elon University and graduated from UNC Charlotte with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in play therapy. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and is actively working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and an EMDR certified therapist. Mikki focuses on supporting children aged 3-10 using Child-Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT); as well as clients aged 15-30 using a humanistic approach that incorporates person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) techniques. She focuses on supporting clients experiencing grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, parenting, life adjustments, and relationship trouble. Mikki believes that clients of all ages have the ability to access their internal resources and her goal is to create a safe space that allows them to safely process their feelings and learn more about who they are. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling, and reading.
Mikki will soon be in-network with BCBS and Medcost. At this time, Mikki is able to accept self-pay and out of network options. Zola Counseling will courtesy file all out of network claims on your behalf!
Call 980-206-0218 or email directly at [email protected] to schedule an appointment with Mikki.