Signe F. Offenberg, LCSW
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Ms. Offenberg enjoys time with her family, reading, swimming, hiking, cycling and kayaking.
Signe F. Offenberg, LCSW
TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS
Signe F. Offenberg, LCSW, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Guilford College. Desiring to work with persons affected by mental illness, she accepted a position at Pathways Psychosocial Support Center, in Hollywood, Md., in 1996. There she led groups for those with serious and persistent mental illness; taught employment skills; conducted training for local employers and their staff to improve understanding of mental illness; and provided on and off-site job coaching. In 1999, she moved to Trondheim, Norway, where she worked at Biralee International School with first graders of parents who hailed from 24 countries. In the evenings, she studied Norwegian at the local university, and she passed the Norwegian National Fluency exam.
Ms. Offenberg returned to the U.S. in 2001 in order to begin a Master of Social Work program at Smith College, in Northampton, Mass. While at Smith, she had two eight-month, full-time, graduate internships. The first was at Kidspeace National Hospitals in Orefield, Penn., where she provided individual, group and family psychotherapy, and case management for adolescents who had committed sexual offenses. The second was at Federation Employment and Guidance Service (FEGS) Manhattan Mental Health Center in Lower Manhattan, N.Y. There she provided individual outpatient psychotherapy for adults, many who were presenting for treatment as a result of 9/11. She also co-led an open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group and medication management group. She graduated from Smith in 2003.
Ms. Offenberg worked as an outpatient psychotherapist for adults and children at Person Counseling Center from 2003 to 2010. She has worked for Carolina Behavioral Care as an outpatient psychotherapist since 2010.
AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST
Ms. Offenberg works with individuals ranging from older adolescents through the elderly. Her areas of practice include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, and recovery from trauma or loss. Ms. Offenberg has participated in post-graduate training at the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. She is a member of the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society and enjoys working from a psychoanalytic perspective.