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.

Sarah Campagna

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

I am a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor who has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. I have helped at-risk and high-risk mothers and children. I am trained in EMDR for assisting clients manage trauma and loss in their lives. My experience in multi-cultural and foreign cultures help me with clients who experience anxiety, loneliness, alienation and life transitions. She is especially adept with adolescents who are experiencing bullying and alienation.

Ralph Clark
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and approved Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor.  I have more than 10 years of counseling experience with individuals, couples, and families both military as well as non-military families.

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.

Rona Gooden

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Associate

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.

Joy McNeil, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

I have worked in rural communities, within residential treatment facilities, within the military community serving the Army Sexual Assault Prevention Program, and most recently, in community mental health, conducting clinical assessments, forensic evaluations and counseling with at-risk youth and their families.

I have spent several years working with individuals ages 6-18, who experienced serious forms of trauma. I use research, evidenced-based therapeutic modalities, and person-centered approaches in connective with my clients. Through collaboration with clients, we form an individualized plan that meets their goals and vision. I am open to working with all ages 8+.

Pius Nyutu, PhD, HSP-P

Licensed Psychologist

Are you or someone you care about experiencing any of these concerns: anxiety, unhappy mood, constant worries, stress, feeling overwhelmed, trauma, grief, relationship problems, unable to change behavior, or even lacking direction in life. Are you looking for a caring and understanding psychologist who is also qualified and experienced to deal with these or many other issues? Then I am here for you.

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.

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.

Kelli Pierce

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

It is my desire to help bring joy into your life, and live free from self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, co-dependency, chemical sex or porn dependency, childhood or adult trauma disorders, grief or loss; or are a couple struggling with communication, parenting, affair repair, sexual addiction or abuse, I would be honored to join you on path toward a healthier place.

James Rose

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

My goal to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist came from a deep commitment to serving soldiers and their families. I am very aware of the struggles military families face and the trauma they deal with on a daily basis in regards to multiple deployments. I am devoted to helping individuals, couples, and families discover ways to experience this amazing gift called life, to its fullest. I am open to working with all age groups. I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy and EMDR.

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. 

Mei-Chuan (Mae) Wang

Licensed Psychologist

I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self-identity, and interpersonal issues.  I focus on clients' narratives and thinking/reasoning process. My goal for therapy is to help and empower my clients to use their strengths to find new ways of coping with life's challenges. I believe that clients have unique ways of accessing their own experiences, and I consider counseling a safe place to collaborate with them on their process of self-awareness, understanding, and personal development. 

Kate Floren

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I have experience working with young children, teens and their families dealing with concerns related to emotional regulation, behavioral issues, attachment, and anxiety. I have also worked with individuals and couples on issues related to grief, relationship concerns, sexual orientation, and low self-esteem.  

I believe in fostering a collaborative and accepting environment, in which clients feel supported to recognize their strengths and develop new strategies to help improve their quality of life.

To support the needs of busy families and individuals, I’m available some evenings and weekends.

Joe Brazzel

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."

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. 

Phone: (910) 491-8901

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