Meet our Providers

Anthony Marino
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Anthony Marino, LCMHC

My name is Anthony Marino. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#9058). We are now in what I feel is a science fiction movie called Life. We have little concrete information related to the who, what, where, when, why, and how of COVID-19. Yet the news/media does not slow down. In fact in my perception it has sped up regarding its emotion, intensity, and anxiety.

Are you interested in talking about some ways to cope with this pandemic and the impacts it has on our lives?

Are you starting to feel some negative effects of the solitude which results from social distancing? Consider counseling and start to feel better about yourself and your options!

Is being at home with your partner all day every day starting to feel less like a second honeymoon and more like a prison sentence without a release date? Consider couples counseling and get back to that second honeymoon!

Below are some things that I feel may help anyone at this time. I am ready willing and able to answer any questions about the encouragement mentioned below.

***Set boundaries related to your news/media intake***
For example: one hour in the morning, one hour in the evening, and no scrolling

Connect electronically with people you care about on at minimum, a weekly basis.

Attend the following routines with your focus:
Rest: Consistency of amount of sleep
Nutrition: Consistency (options may be few, do the best you can)
Exercise: Adjust to necessary changes, add consistency
Social Activity: Online/Electronic is all we've got, make peace with it, and adjust
Productivity: Any things you have been putting off? Not anymore!

What should we believe in?
Be honest, be truthful --> no self-deception
We CAN get through this. Not over it, not around it, not under it… through it.

We have few details we can trust, what are we supposed to do with that?
If you have faith, use it, God WILL see us to the other side of this!
If you are not a spiritual and/or religious person, choose subject matter that YOU can impact (as opposed to that which you cannot) and keep your thoughts and focus on those things as best you can

Are you experiencing depression/anxiety?
Address the routines mentioned above
Mindfulness
Deep Breathing/Positive Visualization
Set goals for yourself that CAN be achieved during this time.

Support local restaurants, include Takeout into your budget (when possible)! Support your friendly neighborhood Spider…, I mean counselor. Schedule a session!

This crisis is an opportunity and as George RR Martin wrote, "Chaos is Ladder". Let's put that ladder up against The Wall, and climb it together!

In my 10 years of post-graduate work in North Carolina I have served as Therapist for individuals (age 13 and up), couples, and families. I am confident in my ability to work with individuals who are attempting to begin to function independently, individuals who function very well and desire to function even better/more efficiently, and certainly individuals struggling with or frustrated by mental health symptoms including but not limited to depression, anxiety, attention deficit, anger expression issues, challenges related to relationships, and low morale. I am confident in my ability to teach new coping skills, and life strategies. I utilize mindfulness approach, concepts, and activities during sessions when applicable. In the couples counseling setting I am confident in my ability to assist in: changing the views of the relationship, modifying dysfunctional behavior, decreasing emotional avoidance, improving communication, and promoting strengths. Regarding Family Therapy I utilize tenets of the Strengthening Families Program evidence based practice. This model can assist any family type or structure and is sure to increase positive communication and structure at home and during family interactions across settings.

DeJuan Lundy
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
In process of being in network with:
  • Magellan
Self Pay Rate: $99

DeJuan Lundy, LCMHCS, LCAS

DeJuan J. Lundy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with over 13 years of experience working with diverse populations, ages as well as a wide range of diagnoses and disorders. She specializes in the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, PTSD, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Anger Management, Stress Management, and Mood Disorders.

DeJuan received her Master’s in Counseling from North Carolina Central University and her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from American Free Will Baptist Graduate School of Theology.

DeJuan loves being a Counselor and believes it is not just a career, but a calling.  She uses an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy, by combining person centeredness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution focused Therapy as well as Mindfulness to assist her clients in their journey to becoming the best version of themselves.  She believes that every client is unique, and their needs are important.  DeJuan has an incredible skill of identifying her client’s strengths and using those strengths to empower them to personal growth and change.

DeJuan enjoys working with Adolescents, Adults, Families and Couples and has grown to love a unique population of Military Families which consist of active duty, veterans and their families.

Giles Christman
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • Optum
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

Giles Christman, LMFT

Giles Christman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Raleigh/Durham area, he completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and obtained his Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. Giles is a bilingual Spanish and English family therapist with experience working with couples, families, children, adolescents, and adults. He has completed Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training to assist children and teens as well as their caregivers with traumatic experiences and the impact of PTSD. He has worked conjointly with schools and juvenile justice to assist families in crisis with their at-risk youth that are experiencing problematic behaviors. Giles works from a strengths-based approach, assisting families to harness their inherent abilities and incorporates culturally competent services that instill trust and broaden understanding of who a person is and the potential they have. He is invested in guiding clients to develop rewarding relationships, improve respectful communication, and find fulfillment. Passion guides his work with couples and families and he instills hope towards individual and family goals. He works from a humanistic approach, accepting people as they are with a family systems view, recognizing the strength and value of relationships. Giles is a devoted father and husband, loves animals and nature, reading, and playing sports.

Giles specializes in working with individuals who are seeking help for:

• Marriage and Family
• Child Adolescent
• Premarital and Couples Counseling
• Blended Families
• Family Conflict
• Trauma
• Oppositional Defiance
• ADHD
• Depression/Self-harm
• Anger Management
• Social Anxiety

Laura Harris
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Laura Harris, LCMHC

The terms most appropriate for the type of therapy I provide are authentic, educational, and compassionate.

The authenticity I provide naturally reflects meaningful aspects of my life and those that I care deeply about. That is important because it helps distinguish sincerity from superficiality. That sincerity coupled with humility is the energy that transmits the message, “hey, we don’t know each other right now but I know your opponent well. Together we can beat it!”

I like to teach people that mental health diagnoses typically require that work, school or home life is negatively affected. The reason I like that explanation is it begins to releases us of self imposed blame or guilt and begin to question the toxicity of our environment. The psycho-education I provide is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person Centered Therapy.

Compassion is an underrated feeling. Perhaps it is because I used to be a teacher or because I am a proud cat mama but I revere the inclusion and necessity of compassion and positive regard for healthy psychological development.

I believe that a relaxed mind is an open mind and an open mind permits access to options that you did not know you had. The categories below represent a simple sampling of clients who reported feeling at ease and understood during their therapeutic process.

***COVID-19 update***

On a personal note both of my parents are Doctors in the North East region. Please wish them well and I hope the same for your family.

It’s for that reason that I will make every opportunity to make therapy accessible and affordable. Just ask!

Below are the top 5 topics that my current clients have identified as problematic:

  • Anxiety related to social distancing-separation from family
  • Increased household stress/conflict/anger
  • Medical practitioners coping with depression, anxiety and trauma
  • Coping with uncertainty/ new reality
  • Modern and real time social connections
Madina Alam
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Madina Alam, LCMHC

My name is Madina and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of NC (#15530) and I am also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of NY (#009502). I first became intrigued in how a healthy mental state can impact almost all areas of our lives when I became a yoga instructor in 2014. This drew my interest, so I then went on to complete my graduate work at University at Albany in 2016 for Mental Health Counseling.

I have worked with a wide variety of people with different presenting problems, however my niche is in working with anxiety disorders, such as generalized and social anxiety, OCD, as well as symptoms of panic. I am trained in CBT, DBT and mindfulness techniques, and I have also had the great fortune to be trained as an ERP therapist through NOCD... ERP is known as the front line of treatment for OCD. Regardless of an OCD diagnosis, I use the main concept of ERP: "learning to be okay with uncertainty" and apply it frequently with my clients, as this concept has long lasting effects and is something nearly everyone I encounter benefits from learning.

I am a firm believer that we cannot always change our circumstances, but we can always change the way we view them, and part of that requires us to be okay with discomfort/uncertainty. Mindfulness techniques, self compassion exercises and yoga are also options you can choose to incorporate into your therapy sessions with me!

Turiya Powell
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Turiya Powell, LCMHC, LCASA

We all experience difficulties in life. I am here to help you work through whatever difficulties you may be experiencing. I encourage my clients to overcome their obstacles in order to lead a more fulfilling and productive life. I am a very compassionate therapist and I want to provide a comfortable and trusting environment in order to assist you in making the most impactful and lasting improvements in your life.

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

I began my professional counseling experience in October 2015 where I provided individual counseling. I worked with adults, adolescents, and children experiencing a wide range of DSM diagnoses alongside a psychiatrist, nurses, social workers, and other counselors.

I have also worked as a substance abuse counselor and began work for a substance abuse treatment center in October 2017, providing intensive outpatient group counseling and individual counseling. I have resided in Greensboro, NC for the majority of my life and enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 year old daughter, Nova.

DulcieM. Garrett
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Dulcie M. Garrett, MA, LCMHC

Dulcie earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University with majors in both psychology and social work and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from Tennessee Technological University. Dulcie has been privileged to provide counseling, mental health evaluation and treatment as well as supportive life coaching for over twenty years. She has worked with all age groups in a variety of settings, but particularly enjoys assisting those struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Marriage and Family Difficulties

Dulcie believes that we each have a very different story, but are united by common desires to be happy, productive and in supportive relationships with others. She is committed to supporting her clients in overcoming the obstacles that get in the way of them reaching their full potential and achieving their goals. How this is accomplished varies from client to client, but the goal is always to meet each person “where they are” and to develop a counseling relationship that encourages self-awareness and growth.

Dulcie’s therapeutic approach is tailored to the individual, but she prefers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness. She feels her true gift is her genuineness and down to earth approach and the belief that providing a safe, supportive environment for the client allows change to occur.

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ho had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.

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s Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.

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