Dr. Brelonda R. Walker, DBH, LPCS, BCIM, DCC, NCC
Dr. Brelonda R. Walker, DBH, LPCS, BCIM, NCC, DCC is the founder and President of Dominion Counseling & Consulting Services, PLCC. Brelonda is a licensed professional counselor supervisor in the state of North Carolina and a licensed professional counselor in the state of South Carolina. She is also certified as a distance counselor. Dr. Walker has over eighteen years of behavioral healthcare experience in both individual and group counseling.
Dr. Walker has been in private practice for over ten years providing therapeutic interventions to individuals, couples, families and groups. She provides therapeutic interventions for people with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, career transitions, ADHD, insomnia, and other psychological conditions. She is trained and certified in several modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Advanced Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. In addition to psychological conditions, Dr. Walker also treats clients for the psychological effects of chronic conditions such as Lyme’s Disease, Hypothyroidism, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes, Hypertension and many other autoimmune disorders. Dr. Walker collaborates with physicians in traditional medical settings and also works with clients at the Integrated Holistic Solutions facility. She provides evidence-based therapeutic interventions and integrates behavioral health care into medical settings to improve patient outcomes.
Prior to her work in private practice, Dr. Walker provided behavioral health in University settings. She taught at Alabama A&M University and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and developed the curriculum for the student success program at UAB. Dr. Walker also provided workshops covering: conflict resolution, time management, career success strategies, and technical communication for the University’s faculty, staff, students, parents, and the community at large. She conducted health and wellness fairs on campuses to provide screenings and improve awareness of chronic medical and psychological co-morbid disorders and the best evidence-based practices to treat them. She also provided psychological evaluations, psychotherapy, and career counseling at Alabama A&M University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Davidson College.
Dr. Walker received the Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University where she was inducted on both the national and state levels of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. As part of her doctoral training, she completed an academic year long internship at the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (LNCHC) under the supervision of medical director Dr. David Cook, MD. Dr. Walker led the implementation of behavioral health services into the primary care setting at LNCHC. She trained both medical and administrative staff on the assessment, diagnosing and treatments of comorbid behavioral health conditions seen in primary care settings.
Dr. Walker also holds a Master’s of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is a professional member of the American Psychotherapy Association, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, American Counseling Association, the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of North Carolina, and the Practitioner’s Alliance Network. Dr. Walker holds Diplomat status with the American Association of Integrative Medicine.