Meet our Providers

Aleesha Hughes
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Aleesha Hughes, LCMHC, LCAS-A

Philosophy of Care

Aleesha Hughes is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate in the state of North Carolina who has 2.5 years of experience partnering with young, middle, and older-aged adults, refugee families with chronic medical conditions seeking help and recovery with addiction, mood, crisis intervention/stabilization, detoxification, dual diagnosis, adjustment/trauma-stress related disorders, life transitions, and interpersonal conflict issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Addictions from North Carolina Central University.

Aleesha utilizes solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, reality-focused approaches to therapy always maintaining the creativity, cultural flexibility/ open-mindedness and awareness necessary to best meet the presenting concerns of every unique individual and couple.

Aleesha commits to establishing a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

North Carolina Central University
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Substance Use/Abuse Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention/Stabilization
  • Detoxification
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Person-Centered
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • CBT
  • Solution-Focused
  • Bipolar Disorder 
  • Immigration/Refugee Advocacy & Support
  • Life Transitions
Amy Locklear
Accepting:
  • Humana
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Amy Locklear, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Amy is a native and resident of North Carolina. She is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and is board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center and is currently licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina and Virginia. In 2019, she received her postgraduate nursing degree in Psychiatric Mental Health from Maryville University. She is qualified to provide psychiatric and mental health services across the entire lifespan. 

Amy’s interest is in evaluation and management of psychiatric and mental health problems which in include both evidence-based practice psychopharmacotherapy and psychotherapy services. Therapy services include but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Supportive Therapy (ST).

Education

Maryville University
Psychiatric Mental Health

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress management
  • PTSD
  • Grief/loss
Ang'elita Dawkins
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ang’elita Dawkins, LCMHC, LCAS

Philosophy of Care

No one is exempt form experiencing the various challenges of life. While we cannot always control the things that happen, we can be empowered in how we navigate life’s challenges. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in the state of North Carolina, my goal is to walk with you through the challenges you are experiencing and aid in “re-writing the script” to support changes in thinking, responses to emotions, and overall behaviors. My goal is to serve as an agent of change to support you in making the changes that you most desire to experience in your life.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. I am currently completing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Capella University. I tailor individual, couples, and family therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and a person-centered approach to therapy when working with individuals, couples, and families.

I have aided both adults and adolescents in navigating addiction and substance use issues, as well as served adults, children, and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, life stressors and transitions, family and relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, self-esteem issues, and anger management issues. I also encourage the use of expressive therapy techniques to support the unique challenges my clients are experiencing.

Education

Capella University
Master Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Christian Counseling
  • Substance Use/Abuse Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Trauma
  • Identity Crisis
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Family Conflict
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Stressors
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Person-Centered
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Solution-Focused
Angela Rasheed
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Angela Rasheed, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care 

Angela Rasheed is a board-certified psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner with experience providing the highest, quality mental health care to diverse populations. She has experience treating a wide range of conditions including Bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, autism, personality disorders, substance use and addiction disorders, and eating disorders. Angela incorporates an evidence-based approach in her practice, with a focus on holistic mental health treatment.  Angela is certified in motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.  

Education

Gardner-Webb University
Masters of Science in Nursing Education 

Specialties

  • Bipolar disorder
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Autism
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance/Addiction disorders
  • Personality disorders

 

Ariel Harris
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ariel Harris, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Ariel Harris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Raleigh/ Triangle area. She earned her Master’s in Social Work & Bachelors in Mental Health at University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY).

Ariel has experience working in various levels of care including; inpatient, outpatient and residential. She utilizes a relational, collaborative, strengths based and person-centered therapeutic approach with her clients. While, well versed in modalities such as; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Structural Family therapy she individualizes treatment and modalities/ approaches used based on the needs of the client.

Ariel is passionate about working towards building self-confidence, enhancing assertiveness and utilizing the strengths of each individual client to help them attain their goals. Ariel has a direct yet nurturing and supportive therapeutic style with her clients and prides herself on using authenticity and openness to develop strong relationships. Ariel's clients consider her to be kind, nurturing, direct, empathetic and calming. While Ariel’s clinical services are open to everyone, adolescents & young adults tend to gravitate towards her because of her bubbly personality, compassion and use of humor that helps foster an environment for them to thrive.

Education

University at Buffalo
Master’s in Social Work

Specialties

  • Family Conflict
  • Eating Disorders (HAES approach)
  • Life Stressors/ Adjustment Struggles
  • Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harm
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Body Dysmorphia
Jennifer Chapman
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Chapman, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in the state of North Carolina. Jennifer obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After spending some time volunteering as a guardian ad litem in Orange County, she went on to obtain her Masters of Social Work from North Carolina Central University. Jennifer has experience working with adults experiencing homelessness, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and grief.  Jennifer also has a variety of experience in trauma informed care and harm reduction. 

Jennifer utilizes a strength based, client centered approach and draws on tools and approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness, and art to facilitate a holistic therapeutic approach to building coping skills. 

Jennifer is eager and excited to work with you and walking with you on your journey. 

Education

Masters of Social Work
North Carolina Central University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
Johnesha Truesdale
Accepting:
  • Humana
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johnesha “Maggie” Truesdale, LCSW

Philosophy of Care  

Johnesha Maggie Truesdale is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina. She has a significant amount of experience working with children and families to address parenting/co-parenting challenges, child behaviors, and overall relationship and family dynamic concerns. Additionally, she has experience and enjoys working with individuals and couples. 

Maggie utilizes a variety of approaches when working with her clients, to ensure they are person centered. She provides a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment that embodies a unique holistic approach. Some of the treatment practices she regularly uses are cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, emotion focused, mindfulness, and faith based therapy interventions, to list a few. 

Therapy should be a space where you are welcome to be yourself and discuss your authentic feelings. Maggie believes that the rapport building process is vital to the therapeutic relationship. Maggie is committed to proving a healthy and adventurous journey for you during this process. She believes this is a collaborative process and all you need to prepare for each session, is to, show up as yourself. She invites you to begin on your journey to wellness. 

Education

Masters of Social Work
North Carolina State University

Specialties

  • Relationship counseling 
  • Martial and pre-martial counseling 
  • Relationship concerns (Family, Couples, and friendships) 
  • Anxiety (including physical healthy lifestyle’s) 
  • Child behavioral concerns 
  • Aggression/Anger management  
  • Stress management 
  • Women & Men issues 
  • Parenting concerns (including co-parenting) 
Laurin Oxendine-Myers
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laurin Oxendine-Myers, LCMHC

Philosophy of Care

Laurin Oxendine-Myers is a Licensed Professional Counselor/ Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina, who has worked with children, teens and families for over 8 years. She has assisted both individuals and families with issues they face such as depression, substance abuse, family/relationship issues and anxiety.  Her education was obtained from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology followed by a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Webster University.

Laurin specializes in an integrated approach when working with clients in hopes of focusing on each person’s individuality. She promotes a collaborative approach, cognitive behavioral, solution focused and narrative approach; however a blended mix of techniques has found to be successful. 

The most important aspect of the opportunity to work together is establishing a safe space to heal. Together we can fill your personal toolbox to live the successful life you desire. 

Education

Webster University
Master's in Clinical Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Family Systems
  • Transitions
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • Women Issues
Olivia Glance
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Olivia Glance, DNP, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Olivia Glance is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric evaluation and medication management services. Olivia knows that, as Dr. David Satcher said, “There is no health without mental health.” Since mental health is essential to an individual’s overall wellbeing, she believes in a comprehensive approach to care, tailoring it to meet people’s individual needs. Her mission in practice is to provide the best mental healthcare to all of her clients, with the goal of improving their overall quality of life.

A believer in client-centered care, Olivia has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Although she treats clients struggling with a wide array of different psychiatric conditions, she is proudest of her work in eating disorders, having gained extensive experience treating and managing this very complex and often overlooked issue. Her mission is and always has been to provide the most comprehensive, highest quality care that she can to each individual that she encounters in her work, always taking the personal background, values, and beliefs of her patients into consideration when treating them.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Payal Khanna
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Payal Khanna, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Payal Khanna is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in the state of North Carolina, who has experience partnering with adults seeking help with anxiety, depression and mood disorders. She completed her Post Master Certificate in Psychiatry from University of Cincinnati and Family Nurse Practitioner from Middle Tennessee State University. Ms. Khanna provides psychiatric assessment, treatment plan and medication management. She seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with her patients. Her goals are to assist her patients in building on their assets and help them achieve a positive life they desire.

Education

University of Cincinnati
Middle Tennessee State University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life Situations
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mood Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anger Management
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Ariel

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Ariel Harris is an excellent therapist. I have worked with her in professional settings and she is kind with clients. She has worked with a variety of clientele from all areas of life, and is knowledgeable in many topics. She is supportive of her clients and genuinely cares about helping them reach their goals and be successful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
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