Our Counselors

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

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
Ang'elita Dawkins
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

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

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
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: $89

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
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