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Meet Our Counselors

We give each client an opportunity to re-examine their path in life. Clients who work with our counselors come away satisfied and with an improved mindset in managing challenges and pursuing goals. We take pride in providing quality services to our clients and helping them change their outlook on life.

Check out the bios of our counselors to see who will be the best fit for your needs.

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Michelle Duke
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Are you worried, stressed or feeling stuck? My goal is to help women solve and/or cope with problems in their everyday lives.
I have spent the last few years working with women concerning a range of issues. I as a wife, mother and business owner, I understand the everyday struggles faced by women and I am able to help.
I offer a safe environment to allow us to explore any issues and concerns you may have and I help you develop the skills you need to learn to manage your concerns on your own.

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Barry Bowden
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a retired Army chaplain who served in the military 34 years. 

I believe life is all about relationships with those we love and intersect with--it can be the best of times or the worst of times.  Consequently, we need a safe place to pause, assess our situations, and consider options on how to move forward in life. 

I understand the pressures and stresses of life and believe that we get some things right, but there are other areas in which we need someone who will help--by listening to us, understanding our situation, and supporting us going forward. That is what I strive to be.

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Jason Pratscher
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

If you are tired of the same problem, feeling stuck, or looking at a challenge that seems too big, I can help you create something new.

I assist families, couples, and individuals navigate many types of challenges including conflict, communication, change, trust, trauma, and intimacy. I specialize in family therapy, couples counseling, and trauma treatment. I have extensive experience with military lifestyle and offer some evening and weekend availability.

Reaching out for help can be very difficult and it can be very rewarding. I encourage you to start moving towards your goals and get in touch today.

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Kathryn Boyette
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have worked in multiple settings to include Residential, Home Based, Office Based, Assisted Living Facilities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. 

I utilize Play Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with children and adolescents.  I have worked with children and their families to increase overall functioning and positive communication. 

I am also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have worked with children and adolescents to address trauma.

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Rona Gooden
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Take your life back! I can help you create goals to conquer your issues.

Change is hard and doesn't happen overnight, but it's possible. You just need someone to believe in you until that someone IS you. Gain new perspectives on things by strategically and logically breaking down your issues into little pieces that you are better able to deal with. 

Your situation is unique and no one belongs in a box. Only you know what you've been through and you are the expert on your circumstances.

Together, we will increase awareness and create the treatment plan that works just for you.

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“The most important relationship is the one you will have with yourself”. You CANNOT take care of your daily responsibilities, if you are not well, physically, emotionally, or mentally. I am dedicated to empowering my clients on their journey to healing and overall wellness. 

As we all face obstacles in life, my role is to provide you with tools to help you overcome those obstacles. My hopes are that through the process, you will become a better version of yourself, one day at a time.

My experience includes outpatient treatment settings. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental and emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, adjustment/transition, conduct, self-esteem, women’s issues, relational problems, and parenting difficulties. 

I provide a non-judgmental holistic therapeutic space for my clients to support healing and empowerment.

 

Keishona Farmer
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

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Jessica Solar
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Over the course of nine years experience in the field, my professional focuses have included working hands on with adults with developmental disabilities, juvenile offenders, and those on the Autism Spectrum. I've worked with diverse populations including children, adults, senior citizens, couples, and military families.  

I employ a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy which allows clients to grow personally and realize their full potential in a safe and welcoming environment. 

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Susan Sheu

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

It’s normal for you to have upsetting memories, avoid certain people or places, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after experiencing or witnessing events like combat, car accidents, serious injuries, or sexual assault.

Those experiences are likely impacting your work, relationships, and self-esteem. The good news is those experiences do not have to define your life. 

I am trained in a range of trauma therapies that help you reduce and manage common trauma responses like anger, depression, anxiety, and helplessness. 

Once you are properly equipped to deal with difficult experiences, you will gain the power to overcome and adapt to life’s challenges, and even thrive.  You do not have to do this alone. 

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Joe Brazzle

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in North Carolina. I retired from the U.S. Army and bring my unique military experiences, injuries, and personal recovery into the counseling room to help address PTSD, anxiety, depression, family stress and military transition. .

"As a coach ,mentor, and counselor  I'm  committed to using my experiences and skills to help others embrace the challenges of everyday life."

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Kari Bengston

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

I strive to provide a therapeutic environment that helps you achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. When you enter my room, you can expect a casual environment where you can explore every feeling and emotion you experience. I believe my role as a therapist is to help you through life’s toughest moments and facilitate your healing. I take a collaborative approach to therapy – you’re in the driver’s seat. Together we will use our combined expertise to help you achieve your personal growth goals.  

I have experience working with individuals from many backgrounds including military connected individuals, LGBTQ+, educators, and first responders. I typically rely on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Solution Focused approaches during my sessions.

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Eva Schildhause

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hello!  I'm Eva.  I'm a clinical social worker and I specialize in using a psychodynamic and relational approach.  I work with adults who want to work deeply to know themselves.  Often in life, when we're in pain, there are things beneath the surface causing patterns that get us stuck.  I work with clients in a collaborative way to unravel those patterns and discover new ways to look at themselves and their relationships.  Through our work together, we explore your inner and outer worlds with endless curiosity.  I strive to honor and affirm clients of all racial, ethnic, gender, religious, cultural, and sexual identities and believe the systems in which we live affect our mental lives. I believe in the power of therapy to change lives.

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Kellsie Seabach

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I am a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of North Carolina. I have earned my Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from the University of Houston. I have about 7 years of mental health experience including residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and private practice.

I have worked with couples, families, and individuals with a wide range of struggles including relationship struggles, stress, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, anger, and trauma.

My primary modality is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). However, I am also versed in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

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Torrie Powell

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

Are you stressed out and tired of faking it? Do you have a lot on your mind and can't stay focused? Are your stress levels constantly increasing & you're always worried about things or life? LISTEN, you are not alone! As life progresses, your list of responsibilities are ever growing. Your to-do list is piling up, you're always busy & you find it hard to slow down & even if you do, it still doesn’t seem like enough. Let's partner together to come up with the best method to help eliminate some of the stress & anxiety that life brings.

I work with women dealing with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and/or addiction. I offer one on one therapy in person or virtual. Let us establish the best approach to working through the challenges of everyday life.

If you are feeling tired due to everyday stressors, having trouble concentrating or sleeping, worrying a lot, or have any related concerns and you want to work through them, give me a call!

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Dr. Richelle Jones

Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate

Are you tired? Tired of the same things you’ve allowed to keep you in bondage for years? Well, this is your time. You’re worth the fight.

If you’re interested in freedom, feel free to book with me.

You’ve completed your first step, of transitioning to light, by coming to this site. I specialize in helping you lift dark clouds of addictions, substance abuse; to include nicotine and opioid addictions. I have 18+ years of experience within the Behavioral Health/Mental Health field. Therefore, I’m accustomed to many diverse therapeutic approaches. Although my favorite approach tends to be Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the approach applied will be tailored  to fit your personal needs.

So, let’s maximize life together. My availability represents both face to face (office) or virtual sessions.  If freedom is calling your name, and you long for a glimpse of sunshine, answer the call by scheduling today. 

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Alina Doyle

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I pride myself on providing a non-judgmental environment for
processing difficult emotions and a safe space allowing clients to discuss the most vulnerable of topics.

I am here to meet you where you are at and help facilitate the positive change and growth that you desire. I provide evidenced based treatment both in person and via telehealth.

As an active-duty Soldier, wife, and mother, I have experience with related military life challenges. I am available to treat individuals, couples, and families and develop treatment plans to help you meet your treatment goals.

I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, CBT for Depression, for Suicide Prevention, and for Insomnia, DBT, ACT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and EMDR. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and insomnia related disorders.

I am here for you and look forward to working with you!

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Lindsay Trinidad

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

Reaching out for help can be a difficult first step. New things can be hard and sometimes a little scary. Maybe you have been battling your own mental health for years. Or maybe something recently has happened and you just aren’t sure what to do next. You just know that you want something to change.  

Time and personal experience has been my greatest teacher for understanding and deepening my empathy in ways that never would have happened without it. I utilize evidenced based interventions, including CBT, EMDR, DBT mindfulness skills, and solution-focused therapy.  I am an active listener who can assist you with validation, re-framing, boundaries and goal-setting. My job is to provide you with a safe space for reflection and processing with gentle guidance. I am honored by every client who takes the time in our busy world to show up for themselves.  

I am an Associate Clinical Licensed Social Worker specializing in neurodiversity in adults, anxiety, depression, compassion fatigue, and LGBTQIA and perinatal challenges.  Wherever you are in your journey, I will join you in exploring the possibilities.

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