7406 Chapel Hill Road, Suite F Raleigh, NC 27607 | 368 Raleigh Street, Holly Springs, NC 27540 | 919-233-7360

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Kada J. Unwin

I received my Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in child and adolescent mental health from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my Bachelors of Social Work from North Carolina Central University. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my experience includes residential treatment facilities, intensive in home work with families, wilderness therapy and outpatient group work. Additionally, I have worked as an assessor for Duke Center for Child and Family Policy and as a School Social Worker for Wake County Alternative Schools.

I love working with individuals and families and have a special passion for working to heal complex trauma, developmental trauma, and issues of attachment as well as treating behavioral issues.

I value setting clear goals so that we are able to measure progress while simultaneously diving into the more complex underlying issues that generally drive distress, suffering and maladaptive behaviors.

My trainings include TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), MST (Multi-systemic Therapy), NDIT (Neural Desensitization and Integration Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems), CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing), and TSY (Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Therapy)

Populations Served: Youth ages 8+ and their families, adolescents, adults

Areas of Specialization: Trauma, developmental trauma, behavioral problems, attachment disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, mood disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Conduct Disorder, stress, anger management, reactivity, anxiety and parenting issues.

Therapeutic Approaches: I take a collaborative and strengths-based approach guided by Systems Theory. Together, the client and I decide which therapeutic modalities are most appropriate and comfortable for them.

When working with youth and adolescents with trauma histories, I am often guided by the Neurosenquential model which blends attachment theory and neurological development. Follow this link for more information.

Kada practices at our Raleigh location.