The Yellow Umbrella


2018 Eastwood Road (Eastwood Executive Suites)
Wilmington, NC 28403

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

At the turn of the last century, Sigmund Freud invented the "talking cure" to address emotional distress. He discovered that conversing with patients enabled them to overcome emotional issues and recover from trauma. The confidential setting, the regularity of sessions, and the good doctor's expertise & patient listening created an atmosphere for healing. This was the beginning of modern "individual psychotherapy."

The talking cure is still available today. At the Yellow Umbrella, Dr. Staat offers the comfort and predictability of relaxed conversation with a skilled professional in a confidential setting. She believes that mental health requires more than symptom eradication. A symptom is often a sign of an underlying psycho-spiritual issue that needs attention.

Individual psychotherapy is a way to use symptoms as a path to personal growth. In therapy, Dr. Staat will act as a midwife, using her knowledge and skill to read your symptoms and work with them so that you can give birth to a new way of being. While Dr. Staat mentors, guides, and coaches, you do the tough work of birthing change. Then, you get to experience the joy of living and relating in a new way that works better and feels better.

"I assure you, I'm not put together at all. Nor am I broken. I'm recovering--finding the beautiful in the ugly and stitching it into a life."

--Rachel Wolchin