Counseling Edge

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Counseling Services

A Traditional Approach

For clients living in North Carolina or willing to travel, Counseling EDGE offers traditional counseling based services in a therapeutic office located in Hickory, NC. During counseling, short term and long term goals are discussed and determined based on your wants and input. At all times, you are in control of shaping your life and working at your own pace. Any topic standing in the way of your happiness and well-being can be addressed.

For individuals new to counseling, rest assured that you will be listened to. At its core, counseling represents an individual’s desire to begin on a journey of change and growth by working with a specialist trained and educated to assist you. As for the right therapist, determine your needs and find someone that you like and can connect with. Life is about the relationships we foster with others and ultimately, this is what heals us.


Need results sooner versus later? 1 and 2 Day Intensives involve multiple hours of one on one sessions with Michelle Ellwanger in Hickory, North Carolina. Much like a silent retreat but with professional input, clients are provided lodging, multiple daily sessions and time for self reflection.  Call for availability and additional information.

Counseling: Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Eating Disorders & Body Image
  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Family Counseling
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting 
  • Sexuality & Identity Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Life Transitions


Coaching Services

Convenient & Private

Coaching is for successful individuals who recognize that objectivity and feedback is critical for growth. It can prevent small deficits from growing into bigger problems that drain individuals of time and energy. It is for clients not needing our counseling services but wanting services to assist with tackling life's professional and personal challenges. Online coaching is a growing trend for clients demanding the flexibility and convenience of scheduled phone sessions.

Coaching differs from counseling in that there is no diagnosis and it does not approach problems from a mental health standpoint. However, we take competency seriously which is why all of our coaches have at least six years of college education in addition to coaching certification. EDGE coaches are trained and competent to assist you with your personal and professional objectives.

From life coaching to executive coaching where clients work directly with Michelle Ellwanger, we offer specialized coaching services designed to help individuals and businesses thrive. Visit our sister company's website for more information:

* Online services are not appropriate for clients with thoughts of self harm. If you or someone you care about is in crisis, contact the National Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK

Coaching: Areas of Focus

  • Goal Setting 
  • Executive Coaching
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Employee Coaching
  • Work Related Difficulties
  • Life Coaching
  • Health & Wellness
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Coaching
  • Management Training
  • Professional Development
  • HR Training
  • Time Management