Igniting Healing
Through
Dynamic Experiences

About Me & Phoenix Nest

Hi, my name is Althia McLaughlin

After working as a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor since 2005, I began to recognize that many of my clients needed even more than what they could get from traditional talk therapy. 

The name, Althia, means "Healer". And true to my name, it is my mission to provide opportunities for my clients to do just that--HEAL!

A lover of travel and an advocate of self-care, I had many trips under my belt. I have lived in Japan, Ecuador, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. I have traveled throughout Europe, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Nothing has enriched my life quite as much as these two things: 1. Being a mother; and 2. Travel and language.  But it was not until my self-planned solo retreat to Big Sur, California that I truly opened my eyes to the therapeautic value of stepping outside of our worlds and reconnecting with our emotions, minds, and souls.

Travel and exercise are my essential coping mechanisms. I know their power. And I adore sharing their life-changing abilities with my clients!

Phoenix Nest Exposure Coaching was born as a means of helping my clients heal through experiences! Choose your medicine--transformational retreats or movement coaching in the form of boxing therapy--or both.  

Even a powerful phoenix, rising from pain, needs a safe place to refuel and recenter. I'm looking forward to sharing my dynamic and nurturing approach to wellness with you!

SEE THE WORLD​​
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SEE
YOURSELF

SERVICES

​Pick your Fire Starter

Therapeutic​​​
Retreats
​​​Movement-based
Coaching


Remote Coaching

IT
TAKES
COURAGE
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TO FIND
YOUR
STRENGTH

What clients say

Althia's current and previous Phoenixes, risen from the ashes...

  1. On first meeting, I truly felt at ease talking to Althia, as though she was a friend.
    - Client
  2. My sessions with Althia always produce a more positive outlook and slowly but surely I am regaining my confidence.
    Client
  3. I would like to praise the difference that [Althia] has helped me to make in my life thus far.
    Client
  4. I commend [Althia] as an outstanding professional in the field.
    Client
  5. Looking back at the person I was over a year ago, I could never imagine how much [Althia] would help me to find my authentic self.
    Client
  6. From the moment I walked into Althia's office, I always felt safe and secure, which I feel helped me to open up and do the work I need to do to allow healing.
    Client
  7. The lessons I have learned during our sessions will remain with me for the rest of my life.
    Client