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I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNCW and my Masters of Education in School Counseling at Salem College.  I specialize in working with adolescents, teens and adults.

Welcome and thank you for visiting!

I am a Life Coach, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and a Licensed School Counselor in NC. I love what I do and it is a great privilege to help people on their journey through life.


My goal in counseling is to provide a warm and nonjudgmental environment for my clients to express themselves and discover self-understanding. I hope to improve our community by providing quality counseling services. I aspire to bring out the best in the everyone.

The counseling approach I utilize is grounded in compassion and built around the strengths-based and solution focused techniques. In this approach we will explore your experiences to identify areas of strength and how we can find solutions for your current challenges.

I utilize an array of unique interventions in the counseling process such as Walking Therapy, Nature Therapy and humor.


I strongly feel that the therapeutic process is most successful when the client feels connected to the counselor. I offer a free 15-minute consultation, so that you have a chance to ask questions, learn more about counseling, and decide if you think that I am the right therapist for you. I look forward to meeting you!

Heily Aktuglu-McGowan, M.Ed., LPCA

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate: A13173

Supervised by: Natasha Nunes: 4781S

NC Licensed School Counselor: 1188732

Contact Me:

Office: 910-833-5902

email: zisperwellness@gmail.com

Office Location:

1136 Shipyard Blvd

Wilmington, NC 28412