Name: Whitney Gatling, MS, LMCHC
Modalities: EMDR, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), HeartMath
Business Name: Evolving Life Counseling and Psychotherapy, PLLC
Mobile Office Phone: 910-212-4441

ABOUT WHITNEY: Whitney Gatling, MS, LCMHC is a psychotherapist and Certified HeartMath Practitioner specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Whitney obtained her Masters degree from Capella University in September 2013, specializing in Mental Health Counseling. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC #10628) and maintains a private practice in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Durham, NC.

Whitney has successfully met the professional counseling standards established by the National Board for Certified Counselors and has earned recognition as a Distance Credentialed Counselor. Whitney Gatling has also completed basic training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in January 2015 and continues to practice this effective means of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and other challenges. Whitney completed Heartmath interventions for Practitioners training in May 2016. Heartmath Interventions is one of Whitney’s most favorite modalities, as it has changed her and her clients’ lives. Whitney utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a mode of treatment as well.


EMDR: EMDR therapy facilitates the accessing of the traumatic memory network, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights.

CBT: Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). You work with a mental health counselor (psychotherapist or therapist) in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

HEARTMATH: The HeartMath system empowers people to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making more effective choices. This enables people to break through to greater levels of personal balance, creativity, insight and health. Over 300 peer-reviewed or independent studies utilizing HeartMath techniques or technologies to achieve beneficial outcomes have been published.