My practice is currently full; I’m not able to take new clients. Former
clients are welcome to contact me if they wish to resume therapy or to
meet for a few ‘tune up’ sessions.


Working as a psychotherapist for 30 years, I have a wealth of experience and
learning to offer to clients who are 18 years and older and are experiencing
difficult life transitions, academic or work problems, relationship difficulties,
grief, depression, anxiety, or panic. I also help people who are coping with chronic
or life threatening illness - either their own or of loved ones.

In the context of individual talk therapy, clients have the option to include
mindfulness and meditation training, expressive art therapy,  and stress reduction
training. You can learn mindfulness and meditation skills during individual sessions
and in one of the classes I teach. (See sidebar for details about classes.) If you already
have a meditation practice, we can build on it to enhance the benefits of therapy for
you.  

My primary orientation is Person-Centered underpinned with psychodynamic
understanding. I have found that all approaches are most effective when paired
with learning mindfulness and self-acceptance/self-compassion skills.  An
underlying assumption is that therapy generally works best when it combines a
focus on the here-and-now with exploration of past sources of patterns, self-
limiting beliefs, and behaviors.

I offer Clinical Hypnosis as adjunctive treatment for IBS. I use a 7 session approach
that is effective for a large majority of people; there’s a link here to the research
behind it.  Unfortunately insurance does not cover this specific treatment.

Training and credentials include a Master's Degree in Counseling from UNC-CH,
licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, extensive continuing education in the
blending of mindfulness with psychotherapy, certification in Expressive Arts
Therapy , and extensive training in Clinical Hypnosis. I am currently in the process
of becoming certified as a teacher of Koru Mindfulness and Meditation and have
been teaching classes since the Fall of 2013.   

Fee for an initial session is $90- $120. Subsequent 45 minute sessions are $90.   
I’m ‘in network’ for Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and MedCost; ‘out of network’ for
Cigna, Aetna and some other plans. If you have insurance, I recommend you first
check with your insurer to find out if they will provide reimbursement and how
much your deductible and copayment will be.
Bree Kalb, M.S., L.C.S.W.
Psychotherapist
Phone 919-932-6262 Ext. 216
MINDFULNESS 101 CLASS  (CLASS IS FULL)

August 29-September 19.

I offer a four session class in basic skills to help you
develop or to re-invigorate a regular meditation
practice. The classes are small, interactive and
relaxed.

You’ll also learn to develop a mindful approach to your
life using simple, practical skills to calm and focus
your mind, manage worries and anxiety, and increase
awareness.

All it requires is participation in all 4 sessions, 10-20
minutes of daily meditation and mindfulness practice,
and weekly readings in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s classic book:
“Where Ever You Go; There You Are.”

This round of classes will be Tuesday evenings, in
down town Carrboro, August 29-September 19, 6:00
PM – 7:15 PM.
The cost is $90 for all four classes. Partial work study
scholarships are available. To learn more, contact me
at  
bree@mindspring.com or 919-932-6262 x216.

This round of classes is sponsored by Minded, a non-
profit created to provide mindfulness and compassion
training to all corners of the Triangle.
https://www.getminded.com/

“Meditation practice provides (a) filter by training us
to…..consider our actions, to ‘check in’ and directly
experience how we feel physical and emotionally
before acting on it. This teaches us to see the larger
world and our place in it more clearly, and to
experience what we are feeling with some degree of
awareness.” Seth Greenland