Business roundup: gift shop, medical spa and counseling

pseligson@newsobserver.comJune 27, 2014 

A gift shop, medical spa and counseling service are the newest items on Smithfield’s business menu.

In West Smithfield, Bless Her Heart sells locally made gifts, including soaps, candles, jewelry, painted flower pots, wreaths, knitted clothes and monogrammed items. Prices range from just a few dollars to $50-plus for jewelry made from Swarovski crystal.

Debra Kadlec opened the shop so she and her fellow vendors would have a physical place to sell their wares. Part of a vendor group called the Vendor Vixens, she makes her own soaps and also sells soaps by Greenwich Bay Trading Co.

The store attracts mostly women, including moms, but Kadlec invites men to Bless Her Heart. “I can guarantee you would fall in love with something and walk out with it,” she said. The small one-room shop is full of color and crafts with a slant toward the artistic.

Bless Her Heart is at 320-A Stancil St., next door to the BP station off of West Market Street. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit the Bless Her Heart Facebook page or call 919-464-3301.

Evolve Medical Spa

Evolve Medical Spa offers a variety of treatments, including laser hair removal, Botox injections, hormone-replacement therapy and chemical peels for the skin.

The spa opened in Smithfield because no one else was offering similar services, said Melonie Mosley, the spa’s medical aesthetician and laser specialist. “We’re doing corrective cosmetic procedures ... in a spa-like setting,” she said, “so we’re not doing fluff and puff or frou-frou treatments. We’re actually seeing results with the treatments we do and provide.”

The spa is at 101 E. Market St., in the office building at the corner of Market and Front streets. The spa is on the third floor, in Suite 3C.

For more information, visit evolve-medspa.com or call 919-205-1376.

One-Eighty Counseling

Smithfield has a new counseling center.

One-Eighty Counseling, located downtown, is an offshoot of a counseling center in Garner.

Between the two locations, One-Eighty has 11 counselors helping clients of all ages. One of those counselors uses two certified therapy dogs in her work.

Owner Sarah Coates said she saw the need to come to Smithfield when Carolina Counseling closed last year after the owner moved away.

Her counselors treat a range of problems, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss and personality disorders. Each therapist has his or her own specialty.

Coates said her goal is to turn lives around, thus the name, One-Eighty. “When (patients) come in, they need to be moving in a different direction, so we help them turn their lives around 180 degrees and go in a different direction,” she said. “So that’s the goal for our clients – to help them process and facilitate change.”

One-Eighty accepts a range of health insurance, including Blue Cross, Medicaid and Aetna.

The practice is in the office building at 101 E. Market St., on the second floor in Suite 2-F. For more information, visit one-eightycounseling.com or call 919-934-1062.

Seligson: 919-836-5768

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