Meet our Providers

Giles Christman
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • BCBS of NC
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • UBH
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

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

Jessica Vetreno
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgram
  • Highmark
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $65

Jessica Vetreno, MA, LPC

Jessica is Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing compassionate support, counseling, and coaching to a wide variety of individuals.  She specializes in working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, parenting struggles, addictions and life change adjustments. Additionally, she is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and regularly utilizes techniques found in a range of treatment models including but not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, emotion focused therapy, positive parenting, behavioral therapy, attachment theory, and solution focused therapy models. She believes strongly that all people want to do better and be better versions of themselves and is honored to be with them through this process.

Some of Jessica's Specialties include:

- Anxiety
- Life adjustments
- Low energy/motivation
- Depression
- Family Therapy
- Parenting struggles
- Marital/Relationship Counseling
- Sleep disturbances

Samantha Scuderi
In network with:
  • Harvard Pilgram
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Samantha Scuderi, MA, LMFT

Samantha is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from East Carolina University. She has been practicing therapy for 3.5 years and has experience working in inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care. Her treatment approach comes from a systemic perspective using a mix of structural family therapy and cognitive behavior therapy to highlight how to improve relationships and ways to utilize the internal strengths that are already present for that individual or family. She enjoys working with adolescents, families, and couples struggling with:

  • Eating disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief/loss
  • Coping skills
  • Life stressors
Stephanie Lawson
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Stephanie Lawson, LPC

Stephanie Lawson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist with over 8 years of experience working with diverse populations. Stephanie has extensive training in the area of crisis counseling, as well as experience in working with individuals struggling with addiction and the seriously mentally ill. She has treated individuals with mood disorders, PTSD/trauma, bipolar, and adjustment disorders. She has provided individual counseling, family counseling, and group counseling to adults in crisis.

Stephanie has experience with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Coping skills
  • Stress management
  • Life Changes
  • Self-esteem
  • Marital
  • Codependency
  • Grief
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Stephanie graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. She utilizes an eclectic approach to support and to walk with people through life problems, favoring techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Therapy. Stephanie believes that every person has value and purpose, and strives to help each individual to overcome, find their strength, and thrive.

Turiya Powell
In network with:
In process of being in network with:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Turiya Powell, LPC, 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 Professional Counselor Associate 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.

Patrick Kalaw
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $75

Patrick Kalaw, LPC

Everyone goes through hardships and it's just easier to handle them when you're not alone. I believe that the core of therapy is a relationship. You are the expert on your life and I'm here to help provide guidance through the tough times. I try to make my clients feel comfortable by really getting to know them, using humor at appropriate times, and finding common interests. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), art therapy, narrative therapy, Adlerian, reality, and person-centered and various other approaches. Everyone's needs are different, which may require different approaches. If what I'm doing isn't working then let me know so that I can do what I can to best serve you. My scope of practice includes, but is not limited to:

  • General anxiety
  • Depression/Mood disorders
  • Adjustment issues
  • Abandonment
  • Family Issues
  • Defiance
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • LGBT issues.
DulcieM. Garrett
In network with:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Dulcie M. Garrett, MA, LPC

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.

Sarah Morris
In network with:
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UBH
Self Pay Rate: $65

Sarah Morris, LMFT

Sarah welcomes clients for individual, couple, and family therapies. Licensed as a marriage and family therapist, she studied clinical psychology and family therapy at a Master’s level and completed her MA at Pfeiffer University. Over her 12-year career she's been privileged to work with people of many ages, backgrounds, and perspectives. Sarah encourages clients to address past experiences and prepare for expected upcoming challenges by identifying their unique strengths and skills. Her techniques focus on strengthening interpersonal, emotional, and intimacy/sexual abilities. Sarah has unique experience working with families and individuals diagnosed with psychosis, developmental and intellectual disorders, and traumatic brain injury. She also works with groups in other important relationships - like business, creative, and recreational collaborations - to generate solution-focused interactional skills that promote healthier systems and success in projects and ventures.

Some of Sarah's Specialties include:

  • Intellectual/Development Disorders
  • Couples
  • Sex therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family and Child
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
Ryan Culkin

Ryan Culkin, MA

Ryan is the current Regional Clinic Director who oversees the daily operations and staffing of all Company Clinics in Virginia. He brings nearly a decade of clinical experience to Thriveworks. As a small business owner and a clinician, Ryan has many skills that make his role of growing the Virginia clinics, as well as all Thriveworks locations, imperative. While he is new to this role, his drive and passion for top-quality client services show through all of his efforts. In addition to his administrative role with Thriveworks, he is currently in the process of obtaining his LPC licensure in Virginia. Ryan is currently not accepting new clients, but possesses a vast amount of experience working with children and adolescents that are experiencing a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Ryan received his Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and currently resides in Lynchburg, Va with his wife Rylie.

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