Mental Health Counseling

Sheila M. Graham is currently practicing counseling at Mountain Pathways Counseling, PLLC in Marion, NC. She is licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (#A17633) and as a Licensed Addiction Specialist Associate (#28518). She leads group therapies and provides individual counseling for adults and adolescents.

Sheila’s clients focus on healing and self-discovery journeys or are struggling with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, dissociation, grief, obsessions/compulsions, attention and impulsivity issues, mania, and relationship issues. Sheila is a supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and the elderly.

Sheila completed a CACREP-accredited master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. This master’s degree builds on her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana and her first master’s degree in Journalism and Communication from The Ohio State University.

Sheila brings to her counseling practice a variety of practical people skills that she developed over many years while leading organizations and managing businesses. She is a life-long learner who uses her skills to help clients live more fulfilling lives.  Sheila customizes her approach with clients, selectively using her advanced skills to support client journeys.

Sheila M. Graham


Sheila has received advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Anger Management, Managing Depression, Wellness for Social Workers, Psychologists, and Counselors, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Telehealth, and Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Working with Sheila is easy; she creates a relaxed atmosphere where clients can be their genuine selves. She is supportive and gentle while helping clients stretch and grow at a comfortable pace. She is an effective listener who is easy to talk to because she has a genuine interest in her clients.

Sheila provides counseling either in person in her welcoming, accessible Marion office or over a secure, internet portal, whichever clients prefer.
Sheila offers appointments on Saturdays and evenings only to accommodate clients’ busy schedules.

During a typical first meeting, Sheila invites clients to share their past experiences and future hopes through a directed intake process. Much of this information can be completed online in advance so clients can take their time to think about the questions. Answering the questions in advance also leaves more time in the initial session for clients to get to know Sheila and for Sheila to get to know them since a good fit between therapist and client is critical to clients’ progress.

Sheila is currently welcoming new clients.

(mobile) 239-628-6564

Marion, North Carolina