Our Counselors

Brandi Berger
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Brandi Berger, LCMHCS, LCAS

Philosophy of Care

Brandi Berger is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in the state of North Carolina with over 12 years of experience.  Brandi has experience with children, adolescents, and adults looking for support with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, and addiction.  Brandi completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University.

Brandi utilizes an eclectic approach when working with clients including cognitive behavioral, person centered, solution focused, motivational interviewing and relational therapies.  Brandi wants to be there to help support you on your journey of self-discovery and dealing with your daily stressors.  She believes everyone can improve their sense of well-being with proper support.

Brandi seeks to develop a caring and supportive relationship with you in order to identify your strengths and help you meet your goals.

Education

LaSalle University Philadelphia, PA
MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Mood Disorder
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress Management
Deirdre Philpott
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Deirdre Philpott, MED, LCMHC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Deirdre Philpott is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)  and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Masters Degree in Counseling also from UNCG.  She also received K-6 Educator’s License and K-12 School Counseling License.

Deirdre has worked is various settings including public schools, private practice and agency counseling.

Her hope is to work together to uncover the source or sources of your issues and difficulties.  She uses many different therapy methods to assist in building upon your strengths rather than weaknesses.  Her goal is to for you to move toward the life that you deserve.  Sometimes it may seem like life isn’t going the way that you think it should. You are not alone there. Through the counseling relationship, Deirdre will provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for individual insight and growth.  She encourages a whole life and mindfulness therapy philosophy to help the client to become the best versions of themselves.

“Life is a journey…one day and step at a time.”

Education

UNC-Greensboro
MED

Specialties

  • Child Development
  • Family Relations
  • Mindfulness Therapy
Eugenia Davis
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Eugenia Davis, LCMHC-S, LCAS

Philosophy of Care

Eugenia V. Davis is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - Supervisor (LCMHC-S), a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), and a Level-4 Certified Therapist for the Positive Parenting Program. She received her MS in Mental Health Counseling from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, FL in 1999. Ms. Davis received her BA in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University located in Boca Raton, FL in 1993. She has been working with people with mental health and substance abuse diagnosis for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Safe Space Task Force which specializes in domestic violence and victims of rape and a member of the Juvenile Justice Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program.

Ms. Davis is well-versed with all populations and diagnosis.Eugenia practices with an eclectic array of treatment modalities because she believes that everyone is unique and responds differently. Some of these may include motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, mindfulness cognitive therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. Eugenia maintains flexibility so that every individual and/or couple are met where their specific needs stand.

Eugenia wants to be an objective voice who helps you to view different perspectives from other angles. She seeks to enable you “to look outside of the box” and learn the skills that will allow you to lead the productive and satisfying life that you desire.

Education

St. Thomas University
Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

• Depression
• Anxiety
• PTSD
• Psychotic Disorders
• Substance Abuse
• Anger Management

Miranda Bradshaw
Accepting:
  • Medcost
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Miranda Bradshaw, LCSW, LCAS-A

Philosophy of Care

Miranda Bradshaw is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist – Associate in the state of North Carolina. Miranda has experience working with adolescents and adults in various settings who are seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, trauma, and addiction. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and her Master of Social Work through the Joint Master of Social Work Program at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and NC A&T State University.

Miranda utilizes strength based, collaborative, relational, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches in her practice. She wants therapy to be a place where individuals can find a sense of support and accomplishment as they progress toward their goals.

Miranda seeks to provide a safe, and supportive environment for you to heal and grow at your own pace. She believes her role is to support individuals in finding their unique set of strengths and resources within themselves.

Education

University of North Carolina- Greensboro and NC A&T State University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Stress Management
Travis Bittle
Accepting:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Travis Annette Bittle, LCMHC

Philosophy of Care

Sometimes we find ourselves in a place where we feel stuck or lost and have a sense of wanting to change the way things are. Therapy can help. My aim is to provide you a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space where you can explore the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are distressing or overwhelming. Therapy is a co-collaborative process in which you gain greater insight into yourself, better understanding of your own strengths, and learn how to enact positive changes in your present life. I provide individual and couples therapy to adolescents and adults of all backgrounds and experiences.

I am passionate about helping you to overcome challenges, grow in your relationships, and find meaning and purpose in your life. I have worked with individuals and couples primarily focused on the following issues: anxiety, grief/loss, relationship issues, life transitions, identity, chronic health problems, trauma, and difficulty managing emotions.

I am active and supportive throughout the therapeutic process. It is important that your values shape the counseling process, as you identify your goals, and together we work towards achieving them using a variety of skills/techniques. An open therapeutic relationship is most important, as it is the foundation of positive change.

Education

Webster University
MA Counseling

Specialties

  • Ages 13-64
  • Couples and Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Depression Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
Wendy Krull
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Wendy Krull, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Wendy C. Krull is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. She has 20 years of experience in the field of social work supporting individuals with depression, anxiety, grief & loss, domestic & sexual violence, and comorbid medical and mental health issues.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Wendy utilizes a warm and collaborative approach to her work with individuals and groups, including identification of your strengths and preferences. She joins with individuals in support of their goals and treatment preferences using primarily cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions. 

Wendy will work with you to build a relationship based on mutual respect and empathy. She is sensitive to multicultural issues, and seeks to understand each individual’s viewpoint to focus on what is not working and how to improve wellness. She believes that everyone has the ability to grow in meaningful and life-affirming ways, and to create connectivity with self and others.

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/panic
  • Healthy communication
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Aging/senior issues
  • Grief & loss
  • Comorbid medical & mental health issues
  • Adoptive triad
  • Domestic & sexual violence
Alan Capistrant
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Alan Capistrant, LPC, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Alan Capistrant is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience.  Alan received his Masters degree in Counselor Education in 2002 from the CACREP accredited Institute, the Pennsylvania State University at University Park, Pennsylvania. He is currently licensed in the state of North Carolina.

Alan provides counseling services to individuals, including children, adolescents, and adults. He currently provides individual and family therapy to a wide range of individuals. His general approach to counseling includes promoting autonomy, utilizing strength-based techniques. Alan’s goal is to provide you with a safe and accepting environment - which is conducive to allow you to grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance. 

The human experience is filled with times of joy resiliency and many opportunities. We all have moments of being at the top of the mountain or in the valleys below. The human being may struggle at times, while in the valleys however can show remarkable achievement across their lifespan. The helping profession which does include counseling can prove to be a remarkable experience. Even through the times of struggle one can become empowered to reach a very balanced and fulfilled existence. We all carry our accomplishments as well as our challenges. Our efforts in the helping profession are to follow alongside those we help and provide compassionate, unfiltered, and unconditional positive regard. Our experiences, however unique, do have experience in common with others. Exploring the essence of our existence, although sometimes hard, is extremely rewarding in the end. We walk the path together. 

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Ghandi

Education

Pennsylvania State University
Master's in Counselor Education

Specialties

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety, Stress, Panic counseling
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Stress Management
  • Gestalt

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