Aimee Vandemark, LCSW

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Therapeutic Approach & Background

My therapeutic approach is grounded in a strengths-based perspective, which means we will look at your strengths and work towards using your strengths to make desired changes in your life. I also utilize a psychodynamic understanding of individuals to guide my work. This understanding will assist us in exploring how your life experiences may have shaped your decisions, emotions, and relationships. Additionally, I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques and lean into mindfulness practices. I find that they can lead to a deeper self-awareness and a positive approach to our own emotions, our own life and our own happiness.

My therapy practice is also informed by my belief in nature as a powerful healer. I am a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide and frequently encourage seeking solace in the natural world around us.

I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from Rhodes College (Memphis, Tennessee). I went onto receive my MSW from University of Maryland, School of Social Work (Baltimore, Maryland) with a specialization in Maternal and Child Health. I have worked in a variety of settings prior to my private practice all of which have provided me with a better understanding of the therapeutic relationships across a variety of life experiences.


  • • Member of the North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work
  • • Postpartum Support International – Perinatal Mood Disorders (Components of Care Certificate)
  • Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide
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