Meet our Providers

Amy Locklear
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Tricare
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
Angela Rasheed
Accepting:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • 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

 

Arizona Faison
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Arizona Faison, Resident in Counseling, LCMHCA, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Arizona is a firm believer that every person should enter into therapy at some point in their lives. Arizona also believes that most people experience struggles, stress or life changes that would benefit from the objective perspective therapy provides. She lives by the mantra “you cannot pour out of an empty vessel” and recognizes that we can only become our best selves, capable of enriching the lives of others, if we take care of ourselves first. Her job is to help people tap into their inner strength, conquer internalized fears and ultimately provide the skills and tools to help her clients live their best lives. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is regularly incorporated into her therapeutic practice to help people break free from negative/self-destructive thought patterns. She also utilizes techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help with emotion regulation issues and interpersonal struggles.

Her experience and interest in counseling began when she obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology from North Carolina Central University in 2015. She then earned her Masters degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2020 after completing a residential internship with Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA). She enjoys working with a diverse group of clients who seek counseling for any number of issues that may be troubling them. She currently provides counseling services to adults and adolescents in individual sessions.

Arizona knows that finding a counselor you connect with contributes greatly to therapeutic success. This process first begins with the sometimes scary decision to seek help in the first place, to improve your own life, which she does not take for granted. By learning about her client’s lives, goals and struggles, she gains a greater sense of their thought patterns, behavioral motives and not only who they are but who they want to be at the core. She fully appreciates the level of trust it takes to share often times deeply personal things with someone unfamiliar. Being allowed to provide a non-judgmental, warm and compassionate environment along with a genuine level of empathy, sets the stage to build self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence. When you are ready to take that step, Arizona is more than willing and ready to sit in that space with you and help you on your own personal journey towards healing. She looks forward to working with you in the near future!

Education

Wake Forest University
Master of Arts Counseling

Specialties

  • Grief/Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Anger management
  • Substance abuse
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Life changes
Asia Elzein-Platt
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Asia Elzein-Platt, Supervisee in Social Work

Philosophy of Care

Asia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and a certified Financial Social Worker who believes in meeting people where they are with compassion and trauma-informed care. Asia’s approach is to empower individuals and couples to recognize and use their strengths to have a more fulfilling life.

Asia received her master’s in social work from the University of Southern California. Asia has worked in various settings, including schools, private practice, and in-home. Asia is trained in EMDR, Brain Spotting, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy.  Asia has worked with individuals who are healing from past trauma, have experienced abuse or violence, and individuals who live with anxiety and depression; and couples who are seeking to build a stronger connection with each other. Asia also provides financial behavior counseling to people who want to improve maladaptive financial habits.

Asia welcomes the opportunity to assist you in building your strengths and meeting your goals for a more fulfilling life.  

Education

Masters in Social Work
University of Southern California

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • EMDR
Brooke Kearney
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield NC
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brooke Kearney, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Brooke Kearney is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Nationally Certified Counselor in North Carolina. She has three years of experience as a high school counselor and loves being a support system for her students. She works mainly with children, adolescents and adults working on issues including depression, anxiety and grief. She completed both her Bachelor of Arts and in Psychology and her Master of Science in Counseling and Educational Development and Education Specialist Certificate from UNC Greensboro. Seeking counseling can be an important step toward healing and growth. Brooke’s approach to counseling includes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior
techniques, and person centered therapy along with other approaches tailored to fit the needs of the client. She takes pride in meeting people where they are, acknowledging
the diversity in her clients, and collaborating to create a therapeutic, supportive environment. Brooke believes it takes courage to seek counseling, and courage to trust the process.
Brooke strives to create an atmosphere of empathy, authenticity, non-judgement, and empowerment which will allow her to work collaboratively in identifying the client’s goals. It is with that intention, courage, and partnership that she hopes her clients’ will achieve growth, increase their awareness, and foster resilience. Let’s get to work!

Education

UNC Greensboro
Masters in Counseling and Educational Development

Specialties

  •  Depression
  •  Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Christopher Betley
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Christopher Betley, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Christopher Betley is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with broad experience in caring for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at UNC-Charlotte and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at East Carolina University. Chris specializes in psychiatric (mental health) medication management for a wide variety of conditions.

Chris enjoys educating clients about mental health and how treatment can help. He closely partners with his clients to design and implement a personalized treatment plan while helping to boost confidence and resilience along the way. If medication is recommended, he takes time to ensure an understanding of how, why, and where it fits into the plan.

Chris believes a light-hearted, “human” approach with real conversation works best, and he aims to create an experience that doesn’t feel like your average trip to the doctor or NP. He looks forward to meeting you and helping to live the life you desire and deserve.

Education

East Carolina University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Courtney Houston
Accepting:
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Courtney Houston, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

“Mental health problems don’t define who you are.  They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain but, more importantly, You Are Not The Rain.”- Matt Haig

Courtney Houston is a caring, compassionate, and empathetic Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in the state of North Carolina who has over 9 years of healthcare experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults seeking help with depression, anxiety, self-esteem & shame issues, abuse & neglect, college age & young adult transitions, PTSD, and trauma.  She completed her Registered Nursing degree from Temple College and received her master’s degree as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University as an honors student. She is a member of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society.

Courtney’s goal is to use a collaborative treatment approach with her clients by considering the unique needs of each client. She is a strong believer that everything we do makes sense in the context of our experiences and how they have impacted our personal identities and relationships with those around us. She utilizes a combination of medication management and psychotherapy when necessary by implementing cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, motivational, and solution focused therapy techniques.

Her hope is you no longer have to struggle alone, for her to hear your story and help shoulder the pain, making the therapeutic process a sacred place where you can be seen, heard, and validated. If you are a person suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or trauma, ask to speak with Courtney. She wants to see you heal and grow to feel like a whole person who is thriving in life!

Education

Walden University
Master's in Psychiatric Mental Health 

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Depression, Sadness, Grief
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Anxiety, Fears & Worry
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Transitions
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Stress Management
  • Frontline/First Responder Worker Related Issues
  • LGBTQ+

 

DeJuan Lundy
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Humana-Military
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
  • Tricare
Pending:
  • 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
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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

Ha Nguyen
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Ha Nguyen, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ha Nguyen is a dual-certified family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health in the state of North Carolina. She graduated from the University of Texas at Rio Grande for her psychiatric study. She has worked in a wide variety of settings such as nursing home, rehab, hospitals, and home health, from rural to metropolitan areas. Her specialty focuses on family psychiatry across all ages. 

Prior to earning her PMHNP license, she earned her FNP license from the Univeristy of North Carolina at Charlotte. She recognizes the challenges of lacking adequate mental care and the overwhelming needs for psychiatric providers. She emphasizes patient-center approach and believes in the essence of therapeutic relationships. 

She embraces and celebrates her experiences living in different cultures and being bilingual. She likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys outdoor activities, food, and traveling. 

Education

Univeristy of North Carolina
FNP license

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • PTSD
  • Anger management
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorders
  • ADHD
  • Grief & Loss
Ian Esmay
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ian Esmay, LCMHC

I have been working in the field of counseling for over ten years in a variety of settings. I have come to learn that counseling can benefit anyone and help everyone find their true self. It isn’t about being perfect, just the best version of yourself. 

My role as your therapist is to provide non-judgmental support in a safe space where you can explore your genuine feelings and individuality. I am willing to work with anyone, but my primary focus is adults struggling with emotional issues. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, seeking safety, and many others. The main focus being to assist people in living a healthy life in their own way. 

My specialties include: 

  • Addiction concerns 
  • Adolescents and Adults of all ages 
  • Social anxiety 
  • Generalized anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Trauma 
  • LGBTQ 
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Panic Disorders 
  • Stress Management 
  • Gender Identity 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Self-harm Behavior 
  • Crisis Intervention 

Although I have a wide variety of experiences, I believe each person is unique and the benefit from counseling comes from a solid relationship. I am always willing to be a positive and empathetic voice in your life if you are ready for it. I look forward to meeting you!

Kirstie Rojas
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kirstie Rojas, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Kirstie is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate and nationally certified counselor.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in English from SUNY Plattsburgh and her master’s degree in School Counseling at The New York Institute of Technology.

She believes that most people can benefit from therapy and it is good way to help individuals reach their fullest potential. By providing a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment clients are able to feel comfortable sharing their issues and concerns.

She enjoys working with clients of all ages and assisting them in working through their anxiety, depression, grief and interpersonal relationships.

Education

New York Insititute of Technology
Masters in School Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief

 

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

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.

Education

Master of Science in Counseling
Missouri State University

Specialties

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Coping strategies development
  • Problem solving skills development
  • Exploration of multicultural issues
  • Behavior modification
Lori Williams
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Options
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Lori Williams, LCMHC

Philosophy of Care

Lori A. Williams is a National Certified Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor for the state of North Carolina.  She has over 20 cumulative years as an educator, school counselor and therapist.  In her practice she has been able to assist adults of all ages as well as parents and youth as they’ve navigated through the various stages of development.   She attended North Carolina Central University where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Elementary Education and Middle School Education. She has a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from North Carolina Central University as well as a Master of Education degree from Columbia University in Leadership and Administration. 

Lori uses various therapeutic approaches such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational therapy, person centered therapy and strengths based therapy just to name a few. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy as a way to meet the individual needs of her clients. She has discovered that being open to the unique needs of her clients has been extremely beneficial as they have encountered various life transitions and the proverbial “bumps in the road.” 

Lori’s approach is warm, accepting, non-judgmental and supportive.  She seeks to partner with her clients with the goal of assisting them in creating healthy responses as they navigate through the unpredictability of life.

Education

North Carolina Central University
Master's in School Counseling

Columbia University
Master's in Leadership and Administration

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Parenting
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
Mindi Perry
Accepting:
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mindi Perry, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Mindi Perry has an extensive background as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work. She is CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ESFT (eco-systemic family therapy), SFT (structural family therapy) TFCBT (trauma informed), and DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) trained. She has been employed as a Mental Health Professional, a Behavioral Health Consultant, a Director of Clinical Services, a Clinical Supervisor, Regional Director and an Outpatient Therapist serving families, children, and adolescents for the past 25 years. She has worked in tandem with the Department of Social Services, Primary Care Physicians and Psychiatrists in a variety of settings providing planning, coordination and collaboration to best serve her patient's needs. She held a private practice specializing in Play Therapy, Personality Disorders, Self Injurious Behaviors and Delinquent Youth. She has extensive experience providing training and supervision to foster parents, direct care staff, licensed clinical social workers, medical professionals, and graduate level students.

Mindi endorses a strengths based approach when providing therapy and believes in the potential of her patients. She is person centered and embraces a holistic point of view; focusing on the social, emotional and physical well being of others.

Mindi strives to empower her patients through establishing long term therapeutic relationships that promote personal growth, improved mental health and overall success.

Education

Grand Valley State University
Masters In Social Work

Specialities

  • PTSD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • Family and Couples Counseling
  • Trauma
  • Anger management
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Geriatric Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Loss and grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Conflict Resolution
Olivia Glance
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
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
Olivia Walters
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Olivia Walters, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Olivia Walters is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina who has experience with children and adolescents seeking help for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, career and life transitions, and stress management. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Marshall University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling also from Marshall University.

Olivia’s therapeutic approach is warm and supportive with a combination of cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and mindfulness-based practices. Olivia trusts that the best approach is integrative in nature and unique to each individual.

Olivia wants to create an inviting and comfortable space for each of her client’s to be heard and valued. Olivia seeks to establish a working relationship with each of her client’s where goals can be met, and personal growth can be achieved.

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Marshall University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem

 

Payal Khanna
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
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
Sherri Osborne
Accepting:
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Sherri Osborne, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Sherri Osborne is a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in the State of North Carolina who has 12 years of experience in working with adults seeking help with medication management for mental health conditions.  She completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama along with her post-Master’s certificate.  She also received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University and her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Guilford Technical Community College.

Sherri utilizes a wholistic approach to mental health conditions. The goal is to ensure that one’s physical health has been ruled out as a contributing factor.  Medication is only a piece of providing care and in combination with counseling can be effective in improving a person’s quality of life. There is never the goal to dumb and numb someone but to have the least amount of medicine needed to help manage symptoms.  

Sherri seeks to establish a relationship with you that is based on warmth, trust, caring, and integrity in order to promote mental wellness and recovery for you which in turn improves your quality of life.  Every day life can be hard and stressful and having someone there to support you in that journey can mean a lot. Goal is for each day to be the best it can be for you and as your life improves so does the lives of those around you.  

Education

University of South Alabama
Master’s Degree in Nursing

Specialties

  •  Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Substance Use
  • Pharmacology/Medication Management
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress management
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Military/Veterans Treatment
Stacey Horne
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stacey Horne, MA, LCMHCC

Philosophy of Care

Stacey Horne has been a fully Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina since 2012. Stacey has worked with varied populations such as homeless individuals, gang-affiliated youth, military veterans, and individuals with I/DD diagnoses. Stacey fully understands the process of making meaningful, positive changes in life and is ready to walk with you as you travel along life's journey. Stacey has worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and students struggling with imposter syndrome. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Business from North Carolina A&T State University and received her Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling from North Carolina Central University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Oregon State University and hopes to complete her dissertation in 2021. Stacey has provided counseling services in America as well as in Haiti.

One of Stacey's greatest strengths is her ability to establish and build relationships with a wide range of personality types. Stacey utilizes a relational, culturally informed, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, collaborative approach to clinical work. Stacey enjoys using a collaborative approach to create goals and use interventions that will be effective and engaging for you.

Building rapport and finding effective interventions that feel natural to you are of utmost importance. Therefore, Stacey will establish a warm, caring relationship with you to build upon your strengths and collaborate with you to meet your goals and live the meaningful life you envision.

Education

North Carolina Central University
Master of Arts

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief & Loss
Stephanie Skalos
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Skalos, Resident in Counseling, LCMHCA, LCASA

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate in the state of North Carolina. She has been working since 2020 with adults, adolescents and children who were seeking guidance with depression, anxiety, and personality disorders among others. Originally from Pennsylvania, Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNC-Greensboro and her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University.

Stephanie utilizes a multitude of therapeutic approaches including; cognitive behavioral, person-centered, mindfulness and meditation, and solution focused therapy. Meeting the client where they are is important to her and is thus reflected in her therapeutic style. It is important to note that therapy looks different for everyone and everyone’s journey is different. 

Stephanie hopes to provide a safe, inviting and non-judgmental space where you can be yourself. Through a collaborative partnership, we can work on the goals and desires that are most important to you!

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Counseling
East Carolina University

Specialties

  • Depresson
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
TomekaA Bridges
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tomeka A Bridges, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Do you feel trapped in your life experiences? Anxiety, depression, attachment/adjustment deficits and addictions as a result of verbal, physical, sexual abuse; challenges associated with your identity, sexuality, relationship, self-esteem, employment, intellect or development; and, other daily stressors or difficulties. Are you ready to take back the control you thought you’d loss and discover the vitality you never knew you could possess? Now is the time to discover your inner strength and what steps can be taken to live healthier each day and not be suffocated with thoughts of the past, present or future that overwhelm your very existence.

Counseling is the atmosphere where you discover thoughts and beliefs you were not aware were holding you back while creating the opportunity to build on your strengths. Being empowered starts the process of personal growth and discovering new life possibilities. This creates an outlet to navigate day-to-day life stressors while doing what is needed to restore self and experience positive, lasting change.

Let’s start this collaborative journey in a supportive environment where you develop skills needed to increase your joy, happiness, purpose, meaning and connection with others. With greater self-awareness, the counseling process will evoke behavior changes by exploring and determining any fears that have previously created barriers in your life.

Education

Capella University
Masters

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Image/Self-Esteem
  • Parenting Stress
  • Child Behavioral Issues
  • Attachment and Adjustment Issues
  • Grief
  • Relational Conflict
SarahMarie Black Buddin
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Sarah Marie Black Buddin, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Sarah Buddin is a resident in professional counseling in North Carolina who has 6 years of experience partnering with children ages 5-11 to address anxiety and life transitions through coping skills. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from NC State University and received her Master of Education in School Counseling from UNC-Chapel Hill. Her main work in Title I schools addressed a multitude of social-emotional needs for children, families, and the community. Her passion as a counselor is rooted in helping families overcome obstacles and alleviating systemic barriers, especially for people of color.

She firmly believes every client deserves equitable access to affordable, high-quality mental healthcare and resources to mitigate societal marginalization. Sarah uses relational and collaborative approaches to meet the evolving needs of her clients. She incorporates solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, rational-emotive, group, and play therapy modalities.

Sarah loves being a counselor because she supports others during challenging times and celebrates successes after enduring trials. She is excited to connect with clients and build an open, honest relationship to cultivate their strengths and reach their goals. In her free time, Sarah spends quality time with her family, listens to music, and explores new places.

Education

UNC- Chapel Hill
Masters of Education, K-12 School Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Emotion regulation
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress management
  • Trauma-informed care
DulcieM. Garrett
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $99

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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