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Aisha Alston
Self Pay Rate: $99

Aisha Alston, LCMHC

Aisha Alston is a licensed mental health counselor from the state of North Carolina. There are two Mantra’s she often refers to in therapy with clients. Change is a personal choice which is often uncomfortable. The other is, what you allow will continue. Aisha has experience working with clients that are seeking counseling for an array of challenges faced in life. She works with all individuals in life stages from adolescence through late senior years, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or handicap. Specialties/ Issues: Children, Teens, Adults, Families, Couples, Communication Issues, Parenting Issues, Mood Disorders, Thought Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Sexual Abuse, Relationship Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Conflict Issues, Grief/Loss, Adjustment Disorder, LGBT, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Conduct Disorder. My goal is to provide you with an encouraging, safe, and judgment-free environment where you can talk freely about what your presenting problems and learn how to work through those issues and concerns so that operate at a higher functioning status. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and/or other therapeutic treatment modalities. She looks forward to assisting you with finding creative solutions that can bring about deep and meaningful change in your life.

Aisha’s educational background includes Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, Masters of Arts in Business Management and Leadership, Liberty University.

Alina Lis
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Alina Lis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Alina Lis is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over five years of experience working as a nurse, with the majority of that time spent in inpatient medical oncology/hospice and substance abuse treatment.

Alina earned her Master of Science degree from Walden University after receiving an undergraduate nursing degree from Rasmussen College. Her approach to care is collaborative and client-centered. Her treatment model involves a holistic approach that, besides psychopharmacology, includes spiritual support, dietary recommendations, exercise, and other evidence-based interventions.

Alina creates a non-judgmental, accepting, and empathetic environment where patients feel listened to and understood. Alina believes in treating the whole individual; she strives to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to each unique individual and their life goals.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
Walden University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Ava Baker
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ava Baker, LCMHC, NCC

Philosophy of Care

Ava is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) who works with a wide range of age groups; however, she has a passion for children and adolescents with issues such as anxiety, depression, and ASD. Having a child with autism sparked a passion for those individuals and families who face the challenges and struggles associated with a childhood disorder.

Ava has experience working with diverse populations. Her experience includes 28 years as an elementary school teacher and 3 years as a mental health counselor. She has worked in a variety of settings, including working with the families of adolescents with juvenile justice involvement, adolescent day treatment, and school-based therapy including involvement in classroom settings and community health. Her areas of experience include depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, autism spectrum disorder, self-esteem issues, and family/parenting issues.

Ava earned her Bachelor’s degree from Fayetteville State University in Early Childhood Education and has a Master’s degree in General Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy recognizing that change comes from within. Ava employs client-centered therapy to encourage clients to develop techniques to promote a fulfilling life.

Ava embraces the position that every individual can develop the skills to have a healthy and fulfilling life.

Education

Grand Canyon University
Master's in General Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
Cali Park
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cali Park, LCMHC, NCC

Cali Park is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and nationally certified counselor. Cali has gained experience in various settings including community college, mental health outpatient settings, and within client’s homes since 2017. Cali is dedicated to providing the best services possible to each client she serves.

Cali completed her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.

Cali approaches counseling as a collaborative process in which the client and she will be able to establish a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship. Throughout the relationship there is a team approach to explore and define present life difficulties and develop goals for the future that are easy to apply to daily life and solution focused. Cali uses evidenced based therapies.

Cali’s specialties:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Self esteem
  • Anger management
  • Relationship issues
Chiquana Bryant
Self Pay Rate: $99

Chiquana Bryant, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Chiquana Bryant is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. She has been employed in the mental health field since 2006 starting as a community supports worker/case manager. She became a licensed therapist in 2012 and has gained a wealth of knowledge from the experiences of those she's counseled. She's come across all walks of life from small children and caregivers with a history of trauma and attachment issues, oppositional and defiant teenagers with behavioral challenges, and adults who are figuring out underlying causes of mental and emotional challenges potentially picked up over the course of their lives.

Most recently, she has been a therapist in a close-custody prison. She experienced what society may consider "the worst of the worst" human beings completely changing their thinking patterns and behaviors to be promoted and/or released from prison after gaining a new level of insight and motivation to succeed.

Chiquana brings knowledge of attachment issues, especially between young children and their primary caregivers. Utilizing play therapy and addressing traumatic experiences will aid in a parent's ability to help their child (and themselves) regulate emotions. The same goes for adults who have faced trauma over the course of their lives — narrative therapy and discussing the circumstances involving the trauma tends to help alleviate symptoms of paranoia and trust issues, depression, anxiety, anger, and mood disorders. Chiquana believes that any situation can be handled with a listening ear, knowledge of how the mind and emotions work, and patience.

Chiquana believes that the most important part of the therapy process is the therapeutic relationship. Being able to relate, empathize with, and understand you without any judgment or bias will allow her to best serve and assist you through whatever mental and emotional challenges you may face. However, without creating a relationship of trust and genuine regard for the therapy process, it will be impossible to see results. Please allow her to assist you by forming a therapeutic alliance that will help you to achieve your goals. Depression, anxiety, stress, behavioral challenges, relationship issues, and trauma can be turned around with the right attitude, persistence, and knowledge!

Education

Master of Social Work
East Carolina University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma and PTSD
Emily Carvajal
Self Pay Rate: $99

Emily Carvajal, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and New York state and has 10 years of experience providing strength based support to children, teens, and adults in both mental health and child and family service settings. Emily completed her Bachelors degree in Child and Family Development at San Diego State University, and received her Masters in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City. Through her education and professional work Emily has gained experience in working with children, teens, and adults impacted by chronic illness, disability, anxiety, depression, family and relationship challenges, complex social stressors, and trauma.

Emily holds a strong belief in the postive impact of a trusting therapeutic alliance and strives to create a safe space where you can feel comfortable to explore past experiences that may be impacting your mental wellness. She utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques to support you to identify and reframe unhelpful patterns of thinking that can impact your mood and behavior. Emily teaches mindfulness, grounding, and other trauma informed strategies to promote healthy methods of coping with distress.

Emily enjoys working with individuals and families from all cultural and racial backgrounds, as well as the LGBTQ+ community, and firmly believes in the dignity and worth of all individuals. Emily is passionate about working collaboratively with you to achieve your mental wellness goals.

Education

Masters of Social Work
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief & loss
  • Parenting issues
  • Women's issues
  • Child and teen mental health
  • Family and relationship issues
Jody-Lynne Suda
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jody-Lynne Suda, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Jody-Lynne Suda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina with 30 years’ experience providing services to individuals, couples and families seeking support through issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions and trauma. Having worked with the military, she is a strong support with an eclectic and flexible approach to client needs. Her passion for a holistic approach to people from “the inside out” includes improving mental health by caring for both our spiritual and physical needs.

Jody-Lynne completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Long Island University and her Master of Science in Social Work at Columbia University in NY. Her eclectic approach includes faith based, strengths based, solution focused, mindfulness, nutrition and more, working to adjust interventions and modalities as best fits client needs as each individual is unique.

Believing the therapeutic process is creative and flexible, Jody-Lynne looks to build a supportive and encouraging relationship with you, since you are the expert in your journey. Through listening well, she seeks to know you well in order to work with you to build on your strengths from your own values, to meet your goals and live the life you choose according to those values.

Education

Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW)
Columbia University

Specialties

  • Life transitions/goal setting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Relationships
Kamalpreet Chauhan
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kamalpreet Chauhan, LCMHC

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I maintain a welcoming environment where unconditional positive regard is emphasized. I bring my unique multicultural and corporate world experiences into the counseling room to help address OCD, anxiety, depression, psychosis, life transitions, acculturation and identity issues. I am also passionate about working with couples with life challenges, relationship issues and behavior issues. I have weekend hours available.

I use various therapy approaches tailored to each person's situation. I aim to relieve distress and gain self awareness. Spirituality is an important part of my life and practice. When appropriate, I help clients discuss their deepest values to enhance greater meaning in their lives.

I have 5 years of experience working with the community, also clients with organizational and workplace issues, as well as international populations and people who have emigrated to the U.S. from other countries who may have issues with assimilation and acculturation.

Kim Henley
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kim Henley, M.S., LCMHC, NCC

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

I have seen people transform their lives in the face of great adversity when they believe in themselves. That is why after 15 years in this field, I remain an eternal optimist. It is also why I believe everyone can benefit from counseling. I believe in building therapeutic relationships with the individuals I serve, because relationships are often one of the biggest challenges people face.

Working with children and adolescents is my passion. Most of the people I have helped have experienced trauma of some kind, and they often are diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and/or depression. I am a rostered clinician in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network in Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS). I have worked with children and youth in a group home and in Intensive Alternative Family Treatment, Therapeutic Foster Care, Foster Care, and Adoptions. I also have worked for seven years with individuals diagnosed with disabilities. I have served individuals fighting addiction in a behavioral health and addictions clinic. I have helped people living alternative lifestyles. I understand the dynamics of military families. I understand serious illness.

For the past three years, I have worked at a dual domestic violence and sexual assault agency, where I became a Certified Victim Service Practitioner and a Certified Victims’ Advocate. While there, I learned how to help victims of crime.

I possess a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University, a private, non-profit, Christian university in Phoenix, Arizona. Grand Canyon University is currently the largest Christian university in the world. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

My approach is Eclectic Therapy, because no two people are the alike. Treating trauma is key. After that, I use often use Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Brief Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for crises.

Mykal Manswell
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mykal Manswell, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Mykal Manswell is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. He specializes in helping kids, teens, adults, families, and couples with challenges like mood disorders, separation anxiety, financial issues, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, PTSD, low self-esteem, conflict issues, and more.

Mykal’s educational background includes a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from Robert Morris University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport & Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University. Mykal has experience working with clients that are seeking counseling for a multitude of challenges faced in their personal lives. He has worked with individuals in various life stages from adolescence to late senior years, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. He also has helped populations of professional and student-athletes, executives, and high-net-worth individuals in performance-based settings.

Mykal enjoys helping people identify their gifts, strengthen their areas of improvement and establish strong foundations of confidence in order to succeed in everyday life, regardless of circumstances. People who struggle with finding motivation, maintaining discipline, or reaching their potential will find Mykal to be a useful resource to provide support throughout their journey. There are three mantras Mykal refers to in therapy with clients:

1. Change is uncomfortable, yet required.
2. What you think, you eventually will become.
3. The more you do, the more you gain.

Mykal's goal is to provide you with an encouraging, safe, and judgment-free environment where you can talk freely about your presenting problems and learn how to effectively work through those issues and concerns to increase your well-being and operate at a higher functioning status. Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or other therapeutic treatment modalities, Mykal looks forward to assisting you with finding creative solutions, empowering your self-esteem, and finding meaningful purpose in your life.

Education

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Robert Morris University

Specialties

  • Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Nicole Drake
Self Pay Rate: $99

Nicole Drake, PhD, LCMHC

Nicole M. Drake PhD is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in both North Carolina and Pennsylvania and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been practicing since 1998. She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, elementary, middle, and high schools, college/university, private practice, therapeutic day treatment, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, halfway house, and inpatient and residential treatment centers. Nicole employs a combination of interpersonal, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapies to assist individuals with achieving their goals. She has worked with a diverse population of individuals including children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with issues ranging from everyday life struggles to serious mental illness including:

  • Anxiety,
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Changes and Transitions
  • Adult and Child ADHD
  • Autism
  • PTSD

She strives to build a safe relationship in which individuals can feel comfortable exploring their goals.

Robert Seigel
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149: Follow-ups

Robert Seigel, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

I have been practicing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for 15 years. I specialize in providing psychiatric medication and therapeutic intervention for a variety of Mental Health Conditions such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders (SUD), ADHD, PTSD and many others. After serving in the United States Navy for 29 years caring for active duty military personnel and their dependents, I am currently providing psychiatric care in the civilian community for ages 13 years and older. I have years of experience in tele-psychiatry, crisis intervention and outpatient / inpatient settings for a variety of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.

Education

University of Virginia
Master of Science in Nursing 

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Robin Roche
Self Pay Rate: $99

Robin Roche, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Robin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina with 10 years of experience working with adults in behavioral health, medical, and social services settings to address mental health and psycho-social needs. Robin works with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, challenges with life transitions like beginning parenthood and aging, grief and loss, stress at work or at home, and challenges of living with medical conditions.

Robin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work. She enjoys the therapeutic partnership – working with clients to learn, grow, and solve problems together. Robin uses person-centered, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, motivational, and solution-focused approaches to therapy. Her approach is tailored to you, your life, and your goals.

Robin approaches her work with empathy and authenticity, aiming to be present with you and to meet you where you are in the therapeutic process. You are the expert on your life and challenges. She is here to learn and explore with you as you work to meet your goals.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-partum mood disorders
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Pregnancy loss and infertility
  • Aging
  • Grief and loss
  • Chronic health issues
  • Life transitions and stress
Shannon Sauls
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shannon Sauls, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Shannon Sauls is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. She has experience in working with adults, adolescents, and families seeking support to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parental challenges, anger, self-esteem, codependency, and other challenges that arise in life. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at North Carolina State University, and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Shannon utilizes a collaborative and holistic approach to helping individuals overcome their challenges because they’re the expert on their life. Shannon’s life experiences make her relatable to a variety of issues faced by her clients.

Shannon uses cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness, S.M.A.R.T goal setting, and psychotherapy techniques, to sit with her clients in their struggles, offering them comfort and support to help them overcome the challenges they are facing. She is passionate about assisting clients with learning the skills needed to reach their goals and be successful in life, as they define it.

Shannon believes in creating a safe, judgement-free environment filled with compassion and empathy, where individuals are free to openly discuss their experiences and become the best version of themselves, as they see fit. She believes that experiences and challenges are unique to individuals, and so too should be the therapeutic approach she uses. We all need someone to believe in us, especially when do not believe in ourselves.

Education

M.A Professional Counseling
Liberty University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Positive parenting skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Life stage transitions
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Oppositional/Defiant behaviors
  • Relationship issues
Sherri Osborne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: 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
Victoria Baxter
Self Pay Rate: $99

Victoria Baxter, LCMHC

Philosophy of Care

Vicky is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. She relocated to Raleigh, NC over 2 years ago. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta University in Augusta, GA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Vicky has been practicing clinical counseling for almost 5 years.

Vicky’s clinical background includes the Charlie Norwood VA where she worked with Veterans of all ages with PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. Vicky was trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Relaxation Training, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Vicky then worked for a Community Service Board in Georgia, serving low SES populations and treating severe and persistent mental health issues. Therapy modalities included CBT, CPT, Relaxation/Mindfulness Therapy, and Substance Abuse treatment. Vicky then moved to North Carolina where she has had the opportunity to work with geriatric populations on developmental stage issues, end of life issues, as well as Dementia.

Vicky provides services to all ages, children, adolescent, and adults along with couples and family treatment. Vicky’s theoretical orientation includes Reality and Choice Therapy. There are many things in the world we cannot control however there are many elements we can. We do not choose the conditions we are born in or born with, however we do have a choice in how we respond to them. Vicky’s priority with her clients is to help them understand what they are experiencing and what is causing distress in order to make the changes they are looking for and capable of. Vicky attempts to empower clients to feel control over their life and choices to reach their goals. Whatever changes a client wants to make, Vicky is here to walk that journey with them.

Specialties

  • CBT
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Substance Abuse
  • Developmental Stage Issues
William Etheridge
Self Pay Rate: $99

William Etheridge, LCMHCA

Philosophy of Care

William Etheridge is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate within the state of North Carolina as well as a National Certified Counselor. After achieving his Masters of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, he progressed throughout 2020 working towards full licensure and further developing his counseling abilities. He has experience primarily working with individual members of varying populations and cultural backgrounds, but also has led groups and facilitated family therapy sessions. His experiences in counseling include: depression, anxiety, ADHD, familial relationships, college counseling, and boundary education.

William uses a therapeutic approach that combines cognitive-behavioral, goal- focused, and feminist theory to fully encompass and understand the client’s experiences both internal and external. He believes it is important to comprehend the person’s entire worldview as well as how they may be perceived to aid them in their treatment.

William works to maintain a therapeutic relationship founded in openness and connection. Through understanding one’s personal goals and working together he believes he can help you understand and achieve greater satisfaction with your life.

Education

Masters of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Young Adults
  • Black/ African-American Experiences
  • Gender/Sexuality
  • Nutrition/ Fitness/ Lifestyle
  • Relationships and Communication
  • Faith-Based Counseling

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