Petrini Counseling

                                                            RUDOLF HARALD PETRINI, MA, LPC, NCC

Where Pain and hurt meet care, kindness, compassion, and expertise.

My Mission and Therapeutic Approach

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina, as well as a National Certified Counselor, with  a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas (2001).

My passion is to provide individual clients and couples with a caring, compassionate and transparent approach to healing from deep losses/grief, traumatic experiences and other issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic stress and relationship issues. My practice approach is rooted in various psychotherapeutic, neuroscientific and spiritually-based approaches (including evidence-based Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDR) to assist with healing, decision-making, transformation and finding new and more hope-filled perspectives in life. I specialize in the application of EMDR to a large variety of conditions including trauma, PTSD, abuse, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, stress management, pornography/sex addiction, life transitions, pivotal decisions, life adjustments and performance enhancement. EMDR facilitates adaptive information reprocessing to assist the brain to rewire itself and to develop new neuropathways that facilitate healthy integration and provide new healing  and adaptive perspectives on past, present and future circumstances.  I also utilize Christian-Based Counseling interventions at the request of my clients, as well as Psychodynamic Therapy principles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and principles of Narrative Therapy/Narrative Exposure Therapy. For work with couples, I utilize elements of the evidence-based Gottman approach, as well as Imago therapy.



I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and in journeying with my clients to health and healing...


Life is about freedom and redemption. It is an ever evolving story where hope shows up in the most unexpected places - it can be ours if we slow down long enough to notice and embrace it. 


"Be still and know that I am God..."

Psalm 46:10


He who has a "why" to live can bear most any "how"...

Victor Frankl

Through the therapeutic relationship and God's grace, we can find acceptance, courage, comfort and support, develop insight and understanding, and garner the internal resources that we need to heal and overcome even the most devastating life events. It is my honor and privilege to walk this journey with you.


  • Loss and Grief

  • Traumatic Losses / Traumatic Grief and Sudden Losses

  • Spiritually-based / Christian-based Counseling

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Pornography/Sex Addiction

  • Spiritual concerns

  • Trauma / PTSD

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Phobias

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Past abuse (single incident or chronic occurrences)

  • Relationship Issues

  • Marriage / Couples Counseling

  • Life Transitions

  • Immigration-Related Adjustment Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Performance Enhancement

  • LGBT Concerns

  • Men's Issues

  • Bilingual Counseling Services (English/Spanish).


"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

My therapy dog Sasha is always happy to greet my clients to provide emotional support...


1100 Revolution Mill Drive, Studio 8, Greensboro, NC 27405



526 West 1st Street,

Winston-Salem, NC 27101




Confidential Client Information Form

Please download and complete this form and bring with you to initial intake/assessment appointment.

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Contact Us

Office Hours:

Flexible appointment schedule, including evenings and Sundays. Friday appointments available in Winston-Salem office.

Contact Information:

mobile: 336.337.5679


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