Trudy D. Burgess

(252) 974-0322


During individual counseling, your goals are valued. Treatment is developed based on your needs. We will establish a plan that works best with your personality, values, and belief systems. Counseling is a collaborative process to identify and explore life experiences, stressors, and obstacles that are getting in your way. We will use an integrative approach depending on your goals and our decision based on those goals. It may include Imago, EMDR, DNMS, and/or other modalities to help resolve long-standing issues as well as coping skills to work through current situational issues. Individual counseling can help you develop a more conscious awareness of yourself, develop personal growth, and heal emotional hurt. Everyone experiences life’s obstacles. Those obstacles and how they are experienced are unique to each person. During individual counseling, we will work together to identify what is working for you and what is not. You will be accepted where you are to develop a more balanced perspective to heal those hurts, deal with frustrations and resolve problems. I will help you develop and enhance positive growth and personal strength to heal and continue with good self-care.

Individual Counseling

Some of the many issues counseling can help with are:

  • Feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, sad, tearful
  • Being anxious or overly afraid
  • Acting defensive and irritable
  • Having difficulty parenting or step-parenting
  • Changing life roles
  • Alcohol and drug problems
  • Experiencing difficulty in school
  • Feeling like you don’t fit in
  • Coping with personal sickness or caregiving duties
  • Learning to cope with physical pain from injury or illness
  • Legal problems
  • Feeling lonely and isolated
  • Feeling like no one could understand and even you aren’t sure why you are not feeling well
  • Experiencing traumatic events
  • Wanting to identify and resolve old issues from the past that keep creeping back in your life
  • Relationship problems
  • Financial strains
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Noticing habits that have become obsessive or unhealthy
  • Being confused or forgetful
  • Having mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Having difficulty concentrating or sleeping
  • Chaos in personal relationships
  • Life changes
  • Worry
  • Personal loss
  • Communication problem
  • Adult survivor issues
  • Family conflict
  • Job-related stress

Don’t let these or other problems drain and worry you. Call for assistance with a caring, trained professional… (252) 974-0322.

Accreditations and more…

  • Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
  • Certified Getting The Love You Want Workshop Presenter
  • DNMS Therapist
  • EMDR Therapist
  • Counseling and Consulting for Individuals, Couples, Families & Groups
  • Psychotherapy
  • EAP Specialist
  • Corporate Coach
  • Workshops & Seminars
  • Workshops

Tru Counseling 2024
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Trudy has over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. In addition to clinical work, Trudy provides community crisis intervention services, consultation, workshops and seminars to churches, businesses, schools, and community groups/organizations, on various topics related to relationship issues, personal growth, trauma, parenting and recovery.