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Aaron McGinley, LCMHC
Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and works with children, adolescents, and adults. Comfortable working with folks from all walks of life, he is most seasoned working with parents and co-parenting concerns, adolescents, those who have ADHD, Autism, Giftedness, Video Gaming Addiction Young Adults, Men’s issues, co-parenting issues, anxiety, and social skill concerns.
Aaron obtained a BS in Psychology/Integrative Studies from University of Scranton in 2004, with a focus on behavioral science. After a colorful in human services that included work at a therapeutic summer camp, residential treatment centers, parent workshops, school and community program development In home therapy teams, social skill instructor, and even work as a dating coach, Aaron returned to school to become a licensed clinician. Since then, he has worked in residential care, school-based outpatient care, community-based work, and in small private practices.
Aaron quickly connects with those that feel like outsiders in their worlds, as well as the family members and friends that support them. He welcomes gentle humor into therapy and believes in attending to wholistic wellness as an important component of setting up opportunities for good therapeutic work to occur. In much of his work, Aaron approaches work through the Cognitive Behavioral framework, and also includes use of motivational interviewing. parenting skills and psychological education.
Aaron lives in Western North Carolina with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, wordplay and trivia games, and pretending he knows how to do home improvement.
Aaron will be taking clients out of the Fletcher location, please call (828) 398-0390 to schedule!
Adriana Walsh, LCMHCA
My approach to therapy is warm, collaborative, and centered on your unique life experience. I strive to support you in building understanding and compassion for yourself so that you can move through your life with intention. We all encounter difficulties in our lives, and yet with the right tools and support, these difficulties can be a powerful catalyst for growth, learning, and meaningful change. I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own experience, and my role is to listen deeply and collaborate with you to decide what you’d like to focus on in therapy. Together, we will create a supportive and trusting relationship in which we explore your values and strengths, honor your struggles, and celebrate your joys and accomplishments – all in the service of helping you lead a life that feels authentic and meaningful to you.
Some of my areas of focus include anxiety and stress, grief and loss, life transitions/adjustment, identity exploration, self-esteem, chronic illness, and trauma. I have experience working with adult survivors of interpersonal trauma, including sexual assault and abuse. I draw from a variety of methods, including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. Depending on a client’s interest, I have also enjoyed bringing in creative or expressive modalities, such as music or writing, to enhance our therapeutic process.
My work is grounded in identity affirming, anti-oppression, and trauma-informed perspectives. All parts of you are welcome here, just as you are. No matter what you may be experiencing, I consider it an honor and a privilege to partner with you on your healing journey.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my BA in Music from Grinnell College before going on to receive my MA in Counseling from Wake Forest University. I am originally from the state of Maine and moved to North Carolina in 2018. In my free time I enjoy playing and listening to music, being in nature, spending time with friends and family, and trying my hand at various creative projects.
Alexis B. Ressler, M.S., M.Ed., APRN, PMHNP
After a career as a Division I scholar-athlete, Alexis has devoted herself to outpatient psychiatric and neurological practice specializing in treating adults with mood and anxiety disorders in a cognitive behavioral therapy setting as well as dementia care for patients and their families. When she is not seeing patients she is training for and participating in Ironman competitions around the world. She is also a Captain in the Army Reserves and represented the United States at the 2015 Military World Games in Korea. She and her family are excited to be in Western North Carolina after relocating from Northern Vermont.
Now scheduling new clients! Call (828) 350-1177 for more information.
MA, LCMHC, C-DBT
Amparo is a native of Raleigh, NC and moved to the Asheville area in 2013. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from North Carolina Central University in 2003, and has been a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor since 2007. She has worked in various areas within mental health, including group homes, intensive in-home, juvenile detention, foster care and adoption, non-profits and private practice settings. She is a certified DBT therapist and a certified Intuitive Eating counselor. Amparo has been extensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (in 2007), and is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Motivational Interviewing. Amparo also completed a 5-month coaching course in diet recovery and weight-neutral support for people with complicated relationships with their body and food as a result of exposure to diet culture.
As a woman of color with multiple intersecting identities, Amparo has a deep passion for supporting others from various marginalized communities, including the LGBTQQIAA+ community and communities of color. Amparo approaches therapy as a collaborative relationship between the client and herself, letting the client take on the role of “expert of themselves”. Amparo utilizes a non-judgmental, strengths-based, and trauma-informed lens while she is supporting her clients, and sprinkles in a little humor when needed!
Amparo sees individual, couples and families, ages 12 through late adulthood, in the West Asheville office. Please call 828-232-8934 to schedule an appointment.
Anum Garraway, MSW, LCSWA
Anum Garraway, MSW, LCSWA is a clinical social worker who is excited to join the CPCH team. She brings many years of experience in a variety of diverse settings, originally serving trauma-based intimate partner and family violence. She uses a compassionate approach to empower individuals, and families to adapt to challenges and personal life issues. Anum strives to assist clients with improving overall wellness. She strongly believes that every client has valuable strengths. She aims to continue learning new information related to therapy to help her clients resolve concerns and improve their quality of life. Anum offers the safest and most comfortable environment throughout her client’s experience in therapy.
Anum is a native of North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Child Development & Family Studies. Anum earned her Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She loves to spend time with family and friends, kayaking, crafts, and traveling.
Brandee Distefano, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A, TF-CBT Certified
Brandee treats children, adolescents, and adults across a range of clinical concerns, with a particular focus on mood, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related disorders, trichotillomania, as well as OCD treatments. In addition, she works comfortably with clients who would appreciate the delivery of CBT within the context of their spiritual/religious worldview.
She obtained a BA in Psychology from UNCA in 2010, and her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College in 2015. Brandee interned with an Adolescent Day Treatment Program, using Positive Peer Culture, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI). Following these internships, Brandee worked as a middle school day treatment therapist for three years primarily treating adolescents having diagnoses of oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and autism spectrum disorder. While working in the day treatment setting Brandee obtained specialized training in the treatment of childhood trauma, completing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) training through NC’s Child Treatment Program. She is certified on NC’s roster of TF-CBT practitioners.
Brandee is gifted in her ability to connect with both adolescents and adults, create therapeutic rapport and engage her clients in treatment. She is an expert in helping clients to recognize their strengths and reminding them of their positive attributes while working toward solution focused goals. Brandee feels truly blessed to be able to show up as a positive, caring presence that clients can count on as they reframe difficulties into opportunities.
Brandee is a mother of two (ages 13yrs and 20yrs). She lives in Black Mountain, NC. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with friends.
Brandee practices out of the East Asheville office, please call (828) 350-1177 to schedule an appointment.
Brianna Jacobs (She/Her/Hers) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. (LCMHC) She received her Masters of Arts and Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December of 2019 from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Peace And Conflict Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2016.
Brianna is an advocate for mental health wellness, and she has a passion for assisting people in their search for healing and growth. Like a beautiful flower, Brianna believes that every client has different needs to grow and flourish. Terefore, she utilizes an individualized approach to ensure that her clients needs are met.
Brianna primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Feminist Therapy to help foster growth in her clients. She specializes in working with teens and adults of all ages facing depression, anxiety, self-esteem concerns, childhood trauma, and sexual trauma. Brianna strives to create a safe space for everyone, and welcomes clients from all backgrounds, sexualities, races, religions, gender expressions, and more. She encourages clients to be their authentic selves in their sessions, and meets them where they are in their journeys. She believes that the client is the Captain of their ship, and that she’s the Sailor following their lead.
Brianna is a proud Indigenous therapist. She comes from a Mestiza and Lumbee Native American background. Her culture is particularly important to her, and informs how she practices as a therapist. Brianna is passionate about multicultural issues and advocates for justice and equal rights. During her spare time, Brianna enjoys making traditional Native American beaded jewelry, tending to her many houseplants, trying out new restaurants, spending time with her husband and two cats (Tux and Maxie), and playing video games.
Candy Tryggestad MSW, LCSW
Candy received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Aurora University. She is a Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina. Candy has worked in outpatient mental health and addiction treatment facilities and is experienced working with at-risk youth providing both individual and group therapy in a school setting.
Candy works with clients age 6 years and up battling a variety of mental health issues. These areas include, but are not limited to anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy among other evidence based therapy when working with individuals and families.
Carolyn Smith, LCSW
Carolyn Smith was born and raised in North Carolina. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1993 with a BA in psychology, she had careers in social services, public libraries, and the legal field, before going back to school in mid-life to pursue her true calling. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2014 with a Masters of Social Work. Carolyn has worked with clients in inpatient mental health settings, emergency rooms, as well as hospice, and has extensive experience working with addiction. Carolyn worked for several years counseling Veterans and their families, and understands the unique challenges they face.
Carolyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and uses evidence-based practices like CBT and motivational interviewing in her work with clients. She treats adults and has particular interest in helping her clients work through issues of stress, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Carolyn also enjoys helping clients, when appropriate, incorporate their faith or spiritual beliefs in therapy. She approaches her clients with caring compassion and non-judgment and believes everyone can build resilience and experience growth.
Carrie Jackson, Practice Manager
Bio Coming Soon
Courtney Keith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work at The University of Akron and she received her Master’s of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University. Her goal of care is to create a safe and welcoming space for her clients along with compassion and trust into the therapeutic relationship, to help promote healing.
She is especially passionate about empowering children, teens, and young adults to help them overcome life’s challenges and pursue their dreams. Her specialties include: stress management, anxiety, depression, anger management, self-esteem, and coping with life changes. Her expertise has been utilized within various levels of mental health treatment including home-based, outpatient care, and schools. She utilizes a combination of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, and strengths-based therapies aimed at helping clients make the changes they’d like to see, including living a healthier more satisfying and self-directed life.
You can expect genuineness, compassion, acceptance, and respect as well as, that firm gentle nudge (and a little humor) from her as you focus on exploring greater self-insight, clarity, and strategies for you to find the correct balance in your life again.
In her spare time, she enjoys teaching Jazzercise, spending time with sorority sisters, and traveling.
I firmly believe there are therapeutic opportunities in everything we do. How we speak to ourselves, to others, the choices we make, big and small, the stories we circle back to, the thoughts, we keep close and those we share freely, are rife with opportunities to understand and improve ourselves. We meet the world with what we have carried since birth, with what we have lost and gained along the way. Deciphering what serves you best now, and what is holding you back, can be challenging work: but it works well worth your efforts, and work you will not have to do alone.
My approach is client-centered, strengths-based, and above all else, collaborative. Therapy is a process of guided discovery, and one that I feel honored to embark on with you, should you be new to therapy or have had many years of self-study. I received my Masters’ in clinical practice with individuals and families from The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in East Harlem, NYC. This training was set in the context of anti-oppression and social justice. The roots of my training are in psychodynamic theory and branched out to suicide prevention and crisis communication, CBT, Family Systems Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Relational and Humanistic approaches, Person in Environment/ Ecological Perspective, and Object Relations. Working in medical social work for the past 10 years, in an inpatient hospital, ER, and outpatient clinical settings in NYC, and in North Carolina, I partnered with people in crisis, in the midst of trauma, adjusting to new diagnoses, new levels of functioning, facing end-of-life decisions, experiencing homelessness, substance dependence, caregivers with burnout, and families experiencing various crises simultaneously. My experience called on acute crisis management, trauma-informed interventions, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, grief and bereavement management, Harm Reduction, and mindfulness meditation for anxiety. My career prior to clinical social work was in theater in Detroit and NYC. From a family of artists and activists, I learned about the nuance of language, human behavior, motivation, appreciation of cultural diversity, and the meaning we make of tragedy. I learned that storytelling makes meaning of collective and individual trauma, and narratives help us understand our human nature.
I feel strongly that physical and mental health are social justice issues in need of attention, and scrutiny, and should be accessible to everyone, tailored to your individual’s needs; whether that means honing in on the here and now, or examining the patterns of your past, I strive every day to remain culturally humble, curious, and an ardent ally, as together, we meet these therapeutic opportunities head-on.
Dana Jaffe, LCMHCA
Dana is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Dana completed her graduate-level field work at the CBT Center and has since joined the staff full-time.
Her clinical specialties include helping adult clients with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, insomnia, and trauma. Working from a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach, she believes a foundational element of the counseling process is introducing clients to practical skills that can empower them to better manage their challenges in the short and long-term. Dana is passionate about offering evidenced-based treatments including cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and mindfulness-based techniques. Additionally, she integrates acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which means that the counseling process is driven by the client’s values.
Dana is a compassionate listener who has a genuine desire to understand every client’s unique inner world. She enjoys helping clients move toward observable and lasting changes that align with their personal therapy goals.
Dana practices out of the West Asheville office. Please call (828) 232-8934 for availability.
Dena Watts, Administrative Assistant
Bio Coming Soon
Derek Martinez, LMFT
Derek received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Florida as well as a Master’s degree in Education with a Specialist’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. He has worked with clients in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
Derek’s specialty is in treating OCD and anxiety related disorders, with experience using CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with all ages as well as habit reversal training for repetitive body focused behaviors (e.g., trichotillomania, dermatillomania/excoriation). Derek utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to treat depression, grief, anxiety, and phobias.
Derek is available to work with people of all ages to treat OCD and anxiety related disorders. He practices out of the West Asheville location, please call 828-232-8934 to schedule.
Accepting New Clients in Late Fall 2022
Dianne Rountree, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Dianne Rountree, MA, LCMHCA, NCC is a North Carolina native who has been working in the mental health field for over 9 years. She has direct experience working with clients in outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential settings. She also has worked extensively facilitating groups and conducting individual counseling. Dianne has counseled clients from diverse backgrounds struggling with various mental health issues. Dianne found her passion for working in the mental health field while working with at-risk youth at Coastal Horizons. While obtaining her undergraduate degree in Psychology, at UNC-Wilmington, she completed an internship at the Chrysalis Center who specialize in working with clients with eating disorders. Upon graduation, she continued working with clients with eating disorders at Carolina House and Veritas Collaborative. Dianne decided to further her education to increase her ability to positively impact and facilitate her client’s recovery by pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wake Forest University. While working towards her graduate degree, Dianne completed an internship at Pasadena Villa Outpatient facility. During her internship she worked with clients struggling with mood, personality, psychotic, and co-occurring autism spectrum disorders.
Dianne provides individual serves to adults and teens challenged with symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, and trauma related experiences.
Dianne believes in using an individualist holistic approach with clients. When working with clients she utilizes an integrated approach to best meet the individual needs of her clients. She mainly employs aspects from Person-Centered Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. This integrative counseling approach strives to balance mindful awareness, a genuine and empathic relationship with the client, and a collaborative effort at identifying what changes a client can make to minimize emotional and behavioral disturbances. Dianne believes that people have the skills, competencies, beliefs, values, and abilities that will help them reduce the influence of problems in their lives. It is the therapist’s job to enable clients to thrive on their own. By learning how to self-evaluate and by developing their own abilities to meet difficult thought processes and situations with awareness, acceptance, and kindness, clients will be able to make the changes that will allow them to live a satisfying and fulfilling life with less suffering.
Erin Jones, MA, LCMHC
Gabrielle Mcgee, Administrative Assistant
Gabrielle handles administrative duties for both our Huntersville and South Charlotte locations. She can be reached at email@example.com
“I am very pleased to join the team. On my journey of education I have attended Central Piedmont Community College, Grand Canyon University, as well as Ultimate Medical College. After completing community college, I became a teacher. Teaching all ages for 14 years. I enjoyed every minute of it. After growing and educating myself further brought me over to the medical field. This decision came solely for my need to help others. I am glad I made the change. On my spare time I enjoy reading the National Geographic, knowledgeable information or any topic on space. Reading brought me to a liking of Astro science. With this I spend most of my time using my telescope to explore space. Another fun fact about me is I love nature. I could not go a day without my family or nature. Those two combined makes me realize what important in life.”
Ginger (Cary) Nichols, Administrative Assistant
Ginger joined us in 2020 and works in our West Asheville office but schedules clients for all locations and supports the team with their administrative needs! She has lived in Asheville since 1995 after leaving the USAF, and she spends her spare time on stage with local theatres as a semi-professional actress. Ginger can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Haley Elder, Ph.D., Clinical Director
…is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in empirically-based cognitive and behavioral treatments for anxiety and mood disorders.
She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University in Queens, New York and has worked in a variety of settings, including partial hospitalization programs, outpatient clinics, and a college counseling center. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Albert Ellis Institute in Manhattan where she gained expertise treating anxiety and depression in adults using Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
Most recently, her interests have focused on the treatment of adults with obsessive-compulsive spectrum and other anxiety disorders at the Bio-Behavioral Institute in Long Island, New York, using cognitive-behavioral and exposure and response prevention (ERP) frameworks.
Dr. Elder joined the staff of the CBT Center in 2014.
You can eMail Dr. Elder at email@example.com or call (828) 350-1177. She practices out of the East Asheville office.
Hunter Walker, MSW, LCSWA
Hunter Walker, MSW, LCSWA is a clinical social worker who is passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their most fulfilling and purposeful life. Hunter utilizes a strength-based approach while working with individuals, couples, and families. She stands firmly on the belief that every client has valuable strengths. One of Hunter’s goals as a therapist is to highlight the client’s strengths and utilize them throughout their therapeutic journey! Hunter has experience working with various life issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use disorders, trauma, grief, ADHD, and life transitions. Clients can always expect a warm, empathetic, and highly collaborative therapeutic relationship with Hunter. She aims to offer the safest and most comfortable environment throughout her client’s experience in therapy.
Hunter strives to continue learning new information related to therapy and the social work field to provide her clients with the most up-to-date approaches and techniques.
Hunter earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Meredith College and a Master of Social Work from East Carolina University. She grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Go Heels!) and has lived there nearly her entire life. She loves to spend time with friends and family, taking trips to the beach, reading, and being active outdoors!
Jeff Byham, LCSW
Jeff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Jeff and his family recently relocated to the Asheville area and are loving the beautiful scenery and weather.
Jeff has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years in various settings including in-home treatment, inpatient psychiatric units, school-based therapy, employee assistance programs, and outpatient mental health clinics. He utilizes evidenced-based treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, exposure and response prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and structural family therapy. Using a caring and non-judgmental approach, Jeff strives to foster a strong rapport and connection with each client in order to promote growth and positive change.
In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing guitar, and doing yard work.
Jeff practices out of the East Asheville office. Please call (828) 350-1177 to schedule an appointment.
Jenn is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina and a Qualified Professional in the field of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare.
For ten years, prior to earning her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Carolina University (May, 2021), she worked as a direct care staff and mentor serving pre-teens, adolescents, young adults, and their families in the context of wilderness therapy, residential treatment, and therapeutic boarding school. She devoted her internship in private practice toward serving helping professionals, through individual counseling, peer support groups, advocacy, research, conference participation, and professional presentations. She is passionate about holistic wellness within the Mental/Behavioral Healthcare field, as this directly impacts client care.
Through evidence-based practices, grounded in cognitive behavioral theory, Jenn aims to empower healing and resilience for clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, attachment issues, learning differences, burnout, and life transitions. She focuses on fostering engagement with all aspects of wellbeing, while providing clients with tools, such as mindfulness-based cognitive restructuring and behavioral activation. Jenn is committed to honoring the dignity of all, with particular attention to respecting diverse and intersectional identities. Her approach is collaborative and holistic, allowing each unique individual to inform the development of treatment goals and planning.
Jenn has a talent for building authentic relationships with immediacy and attunement to here-and-now experiences. She derives immense joy from being outside and facilitating restorative encounters with Nature. She maintains a Wilderness First Responder certification, is a guide with Blue Ridge Hiking Company, and a volunteer trail maintainer for the Carolina Mountain Club. Her hobbies include creative arts, dancing, hiking, and caring for a very large quantity of house plants.
Regional Clinical Director of Central & Eastern NC
Jessica Booth, LMFT, LCAS-A
Jessica Booth, LMFT, LCAS-A is an experienced psychotherapist who treats every member of the family. She is a full-time, integrated member of the CPCH team and works with patients individually, as a couple, as a family, or in a support group. Jessica is available to work with individually with both patients seeing a psychiatrist for medications and patients who do not currently need psychiatric medications.
At CPCH, Jessica specializes in: couples relationships, discernment therapy (in regards to divorce), family therapy, children with Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and depression. She also works with individuals, specializing in: phase of life issues, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and substance abuse. Jessica also helps to coach and support individuals through difficult challenges in life such as a loss of a job, grieving the loss of a loved one, or even adjusting to being a new mom.
Jessica is a North Carolina native from Sanford, NC. She received her Bachelor’s degree at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through East Carolina University. Jessica is a fully licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the state of North Carolina, and she continues to learn and study new research to hone her therapeutic skills and ensure that she is providing effective, cutting-edge psychotherapy services for all of her clients.
Joanna Wisotsky, PA-C
Joanna is a Board Certified PA practicing medicine for the past 21 years. For the past 5 years Joanna has focused exclusively on treating children and adults for various psychiatric illnesses with medication management. Joanna has also had experience working in Neurology, Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, Reproductive Endocrinology and Eating Disorders.
Joanna received her PA degree from Pace University, Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. She has an undergraduate degree in Nutrition from Syracuse University. Joanna is a member of The American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as The Association of PA’s in Psychiatry.
Joanna enjoys working with both children and adults, ages 6 and older. She is easy to talk to, a good listener and wants to help people feel better so they can live their best lives. She truly believes that a combination of medication and therapy can be very effective.
Joanna will work with you to find the best treatment plan to help you feel your best.
Joanna is originally from NY. She has enjoyed living with her husband and 3 children in Charlotte, NC for the past 14 years.
Joanna will be seeing patients via telepsychiatry, please call 828-350-1177 to schedule!
John Ludgate, PhD
…is a licensed psychologist, who has worked as a psychotherapist for almost 30 years. He specializes in treating mood, anxiety, and psychosexual disorders. He trained at the Center for Cognitive Therapy under Dr. Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Therapy, obtaining a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He subsequently became Assistant Director of Training at Dr. Beck’s Center. In the early 1990’s Dr. Ludgate was a Research Clinical Psychologist at the University of Oxford in England and served as cognitive therapist in several outcome studies of panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia and hypochondriasis.
In 1988 he published the book Relapse Prevention in Emotional Disorders, and was co-editor with Beck and others of Inpatient Cognitive Therapy published by Guilford in 1990. He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression. He has presented many seminars and workshops on cognitive behavioral approaches, both nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is licensed in North Carolina.
Jordan Espersen, PMHNP-BC
Jordan Espersen is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who treats those across the lifespan. She has a background in trauma-related disorders, depression, and personality disorders, but enjoys helping individuals who may struggle with any mental health disorder.
Jordan is originally from Birmingham, AL where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She worked as a Registered Nurse for five years before obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialty in Psychiatry and Mental Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is new to North Carolina and is excited for this new chapter!
Jordan’s believes in patient-centered care, not only trusting her own knowledge but using the patient’s opinions and goals to mediate care in hopes to overall improve the individual’s daily life. She feels that involving the individual who seeks care with every decision will bring the individual closer to their goals, improve how they feel overall, and improve the outcome of care. She feels the importance of improving the individual’s overall health thus improves their mental health. She promotes healthy eating, exercise, and calming techniques such as meditation and yoga. Her treatment approach includes medication management, psychotherapy, and psychoeducation in hopes to best treat the mental health disorder one may struggle with.
Clinical Social Worker/ Therapist
Jordyn Haney, MSW, LCSWA
Are you or your child struggling with managing emotions or life transitions? I have experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am passionate about helping people achieve their fullest potential to the best of their ability. I pride myself on being able to meet people where they currently are in life and work to view the individual as part of their entire environment. I utilize Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, interactive play therapy, art-informed therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy interventions. I use an encouraging approach to assist my clients reach their desired outcomes.
I work with clients 3 – 25 years of age. I have completed Foundational Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I believe that all persons thrive best in a supportive environment and utilize this approach to evaluate each treatment plan.
I am excited to meet with you and explore different therapeutic skills and modalities to optimize not only your therapeutic experience, but your life! When out of the office, I like to hangout outdoors and play with my Mini Shih-Tzu, Charlotte, aka “Charley”as well as my new Hava-poo puppy, Finn!
Karlene Marino, Administrative Assistant
Karlene is new to Asheville and has really enjoyed experiencing the four seasons as opposed to the hot Florida weather year-round. Her and her husband love visiting the Biltmore, as well as all the beautiful waterfalls and scenery here in North Carolina. She loves most outdoor activities, as well as cooking and baking.
Karlene works out of our East Asheville office and can schedule for any location. She can be reached at 828-350-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine Palmgren, PMHNP-BC
Note: Katherine will begin seeing clients January 2022
Katherine Palmgren is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who treats individuals throughout the lifespan. She is a full-time member of the Charlotte office offering telepsychiatry.
Katherine is a North Carolina native who recently returned to the Carolinas from Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia. After several years of experience as a psychiatric-mental health registered nurse, she went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.
Katherine’s plan is to deliver individualized care that is caring, collaborative, and evidenced-based to improve individuals mental health and quality of life. Her lifelong passion is to reduce the stigma of mental illness in the community through advocacy and education. Her treatment approaches include medication management, psychoeducation, and brief supportive psychotherapy.
Katherine is married and lives with her husband and chocolate Labrador. She enjoys reading, baking, and pottery.
Kelley Joyner, Operations Manager
Kelley joined us in 2018 and currently works remotely from her home town of Seattle, WA. She handles marketing efforts, internal employee affairs such as on boarding, payroll and insurance, and also makes sure our offices are running at their best capacities day-to-day to provide the best form of care to our clients. In her spare time she enjoys her dogs, cats, and spending time with her fiancé planning their wedding!
If you need to contact Kelley for any reason, please email email@example.com
Lynette Davis, LCMHC
My name is Lynette and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in NC. I have ten years’ experience in mental health counseling, trauma therapy, group and family therapy and parenting issues. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and past and present trauma/abuse.
My main therapy approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which primarily uses strategies and coping skills rather than talk therapy as the predominant intervention. Secondary to CBT, I use Positive Psychology, and Psychodynamic therapy both of which use talk therapy, but there again, are mainly made up of learning and applying strategies and coping skills. In my experience, a great deal of healing and change come from awareness of how your thoughts, feelings, behavior, and actions influence each other, along with developing patterns that cause distress. To help change unhelpful perspectives and mindsets, I use research based interventions including writing, brief exposure to fears, mindfulness, and guided meditation to facilitate healing. I include spirituality and solution focused therapy, along with other treatment vehicles and have seen good progress with many clients. I use interventions based on the Client’s personality and needs.
I am humbled that Clients want my help, and I offer empathy, a nonjudgmental presence, and compassion to assist Clients to gain awareness reaching their full potential. I call myself “your cheerleader” offering a strong therapeutic relationship to promote your healing and change. Please know that I schedule my clients initially so you will not see many openings on my calendar but be assured, there are openings.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with Transition , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , , Life Purpose, Men’s Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism with loved ones , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Trichotillomania , Visually Impaired , Women’s Issues , and Workplace Issues.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Trauma-Focused Therapy
Mara Leary, Administrative Assistant
Matthew Popielarczyk, LCMHC
Matthew completed his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked with clients in a variety of settings including the Emergency Room, Partial Hospitalization Program, and community mental health.
Matthew has experience working with adults and adolescents with concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, mood and personality disorders, confidence/self-esteem, trauma, grief/loss, and substance/alcohol abuse. He also has a passion supporting clients struggling with gender identity and sexual orientation concerns to navigate associated challenges.
Matthew incorporates evidence-based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with a focus on maladaptive attachment, helping clients to uncover and clear negative beliefs developed from memories and previous traumatic experiences.
Matthew works with adults, adolescents (age 14-19), couples, and families.
Matthew practices out of the West Asheville location on New Leicester Highway.
Please call 828-232-8934 to schedule an appointment.
Matthew can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Barnes, Office Manager
Melissa is a North Carolina native and warmly opens the lines of communication with clients. With over 20 years in both public and private sectors, Melissa has experience in team building, professional development, and customer service. Melissa attended Liberty University and is listed on the President’s list at Durham Technical Community College, where she continues to work towards her educational goals in Health Information Technology and Executive Business Administration. When Melissa is not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Michelle Stephan, LCMHCA
Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu, and her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Prior to receiving her degree, she served as an interning counselor at Fort Hood, Tx providing clinical mental health services to soldiers and their families.
Michelle has experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment, grief, eating disorders, psychosis, and personality disorders. She uses an integrative evidence-based practice, which includes Cognitive Behavioral as well as Acceptance and Commitment approaches.
Michelle works out of the West Asheville office, please call 828-232-8934 to schedule.
Monica Grambusch, LCMHC, LCAS
Monica Grambusch received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2013 after a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Troy University. She is fully licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS).
Monica focuses is on depression, anxiety, self-image, substance abuse issues in all ranges of recovery, PTSD, and with military families. She has extensive experience dealing with military families, deployments, and dynamics with military related issues, including working with the VA and Veterans Court.
She works dynamically with her clients, assessing for what their needs are with regards to treatment modality. Her primary focus is typically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but she also utilizes; Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques. Monica’s main focus is to provide a team based environment, working together on the client goals and providing a supportive environment to reach those goals.
Monica works with individuals 12 years old and up, couples and families. Her primary location is the Fayetteville center on Meed Court. Please call (828) 350-1177 to schedule an appointment.
Olivia Meadows, PMHNP-BC
Olivia Meadows, PMHNP-BC is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a primary focus of helping individuals, ages 13-65, who are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.
Olivia is originally from a small town in Maine. Olivia worked as a travel nurse which led her to her new home base in North Carolina where she has spent the last 2 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Olivia practiced as psychiatric registered nurse for 4 years and went on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University with a specialization in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program.
With Olivia’s patient-centered care approach, her goal is to truly understand you, your concerns, and your struggles. She will make recommendations, but you and Olivia can work together to find the best treatment plan that works for you. Olivia will empathize with you and carefully listen to your struggles allowing your treatment plan to be strategically determined based on your current situation along with your future goals. Olivia specializes in medication management, psychoeducation, individual psychotherapy, along with helping you to make those much-needed lifestyle adjustments such as a healthy diet, exercise, and improved quality of sleep, in order to maximize your mental health treatment goals.
Olivia is currently accepting new client at the Chapel Hill office, please call (919) 636-5240 to schedule!
Quinn McFall, LCMHC, LCAS
I believe that the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship developed between the client and myself. I focus on the client as a holistic person. Looking at all aspects of one’s life (family, career, health, spirituality, etc.) and how those important factors impact the whole person. Nothing is more important to the outcome of therapy than the absolute positive regard I have towards those I assist. I believe that regardless of why one seeks emotional guidance, we all want to be reassured that we will be treated with respect and dignity. That is a promise I make to each and every person I counsel.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and substance abuse. I utilize evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement to help people resolve concerns and improve their quality of life. I’m dedicated to physical wellness to assist in stress management and strengthening self-esteem and self-worth.
I am a native to the gulf coast of Florida but have been in the triangle for 18 years. I received my undergraduate degree from Sewanee; The University of the South, in Tennessee, and my graduate degree from East Carolina University, in Rehabilitation Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling. I am fully licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. The field of psychotherapy is always evolving which is why I continually attend continuing education courses and follow new trends in the field to better serve my clients.
R. Trent Codd, III, Ed.S.
…is the president and founder of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Center of WNC, P.A.
He specializes in evidence-based practice and has extensive training and experience with several empirically-supported therapies including Beckian Cognitive Therapy, and Clinical Behavior Analytic approaches such as Goldiamond’s Constructional/Non-linear Functional Analytic Approach, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT).
He treats a broad range of clinical concerns, but has particular interest and specialization in the treatment of disorders of over-control (e.g., chronic depression, Misophonia, etc.) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and OC-Spectrum Disorders including Tourette’s Syndrome, Trichotillomania (Hair-pulling disorder) and Excoriation Disorder (chronic skin picking). He works with children, adolescents and adults.
He completed his M.A. and Ed.S. degrees in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Florida and an internship at UF’s Shands hospital inpatient psychiatric unit. He also completed a Certificate of Graduate Study in Alcohol and Drug Studies at USC’s School of Public Health and graduate training in Applied Behavior Analysis through the University of North Texas. He trained at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and is a graduate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation’s and the National Tourette Syndrome Association’s Tourette Syndrome Behavior Therapy Training Institutes (BTTIs).
Trent is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and maintains professional membership in the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
He is the author of Teaching and Supervising Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
He is not accepting patients at this time.
Download R. Trent Codd, III Curriculum Vitae here
Rachel Naylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. She obtained her Master’s degree from Appalachian State University in Marriage and Family Therapy in July 2020. Rachel has a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy and Multicultural Counseling. Rachel utilizes Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,and Experiential Therapy in her approaches to assist clients in reaching their interpersonal goals. Rachel takes a systemic approach to therapy that includes all systems that a client may be involved in such as their family, their friend group, or coworkers. Rachel takes the approach that therapy does not exist in a vacuum and that the skills you learn in therapy transfer into one’s everyday life.
Rachel is available to see adolescents, young adults, and adults. Clients can be seen individually, as couples, or the family unit. Rachel has experience working with a variety of life issues including substance use, anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, life transitions, and mood disorders. Rachel has previously worked in Intensive In-Home services and Intensive Outpatient settings.
When not at work Rachel can be found engaging in any creative activity such as painting or drawing or on the river kayaking with her family and her dog.
Rachel will be seeing clients at our Greensboro location starting in July, please call 828-350-1177 to schedule!
Rose Neugroschel, LCSW
Rose is a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina and in the District of Columbia. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from James Madison University and a Master of Social Work Degree from the Catholic University of America.
Rose has worked in the mental health field for over 6 years in various settings including residential programs, an outpatient mental health clinic, the Intensive Care Unit evaluating patients for liver transplants, and in employee assistance. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based interventions to treat mood, anxiety and substance use disorders, solutions-focused therapy, motivational interviewing to assist clients who may struggle with addiction, and psychosomatic interventions with clients with a trauma history. Rose is passionate about helping clients with the cognitive-behavioral aspects of weight loss, and assisting these clients in finding alternative approaches to binge eating and other disordered eating habits, as well as helping adolescents and young adults navigate difficult life transitions. Rose takes a non-judgmental stance and aims to create a safe space for her clients using her genuineness and innate curiosity to hear her client’s stories.
In her free time, Rose likes to strength train and spends much of her time hiking or in the gym.
Rose will be open for telehealth clients immediately, and will eventually be practicing out of the East Asheville office. Please call 828-350-1177 to schedule!
Samantha Edwards, MS/EdS, LCMHC, Regional Clinical Director, WNC
Sam obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Communication Studies from UNC Chapel Hill in 2011 and her Masters of Science and Education Specialist in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Couples and Family Counseling from UNC Greensboro in 2013. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and senior adults in a variety of settings, including office and school-based outpatient clinics, a primary care pediatric office, community and home settings, and inpatient adult and senior psychiatric units. She has a special interest in working with children, adolescents and their families.
Sam has a strong interest in treating trauma and developing resiliency, and in family systems work. Sam uses Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed treatment. She is certified on North Carolina’s roster of TF-CBT practitioners, and has training in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) and play therapy. She has experience working with individuals living with mood disorders, personality disorders, dual diagnoses (substance use, concurrent developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as concurrent physical health conditions). She also has experience with behavioral treatments for those with an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Oppositional Defiant Disorder diagnosis (ODD). She also has experience supporting individuals who identify/are exploring LGBTQI+ identities, and works to practice cultural humility.
In her free time, Sam enjoys cooking, reading, jogging and hiking.
Sam practices our of our Waynesville location as well as telehealth, if you’d like to schedule with her, please call 828-232-8934.
Sarah Lewis, MSW, LCSW
I am excited to have recently joined the CPCH team as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience in a variety of diverse settings, originally serving complex, multi-dimensional clinical needs in the Bay Area of California. I believe that social justice and cultural humility are integral to a strengths-based perspective, and I value the power of authenticity, transparency, and levity during the therapeutic process. It is important to be able to experience moments of joy and laughter, especially when navigating the difficult times in life!
My therapeutic style is open, affirming, and direct, with approaches including CBT, DBT skills building, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused, Compassion-Oriented, and Psychodynamic therapies within a relational lens; I enjoy utilizing elements of Expressive Arts Therapy and mindfulness and have prior certification in Trauma-Focused CBT. My community mental health work in San Francisco supported adults who were unhoused and managing psychiatric, medical, and substance use issues alongside complex and chronic trauma. After a shift to address mental health needs through an earlier intervention lens, I was honored to work with many amazingly resilient Transitional Age Youth (18-21) who were surviving the foster care and juvenile justice systems of Oakland, and working to address the impacts of complex, intergenerational, and community trauma as they moved towards autonomy as adults. An LBGTQIA+ advocate, I believe in the power of community healing, and affirming, safe environments for self-expression and personal growth. I enjoy serving a diversity of clinical needs including depression and anxiety (general and social), panic, mood, and personality disorders, life transitions, relationship issues, exploration of identity and intersectionality, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, and trauma.
Prior to graduating from the Smith College School for Social Work MSW program in 2006, my creative side of life was filled with joyous innovation as a choreographer for a radical social justice performance art collective in Chapel Hill/Durham, and upon moving to California I was elated to continue this creative journey as a choreographer/performer within radical social justice community in Oakland. I spend as much time as possible riding and taking care of horses, and I enjoy finding beautiful places for paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, and adventuring in general. I truly believe that we all possess the strengths and resilience to face life’s challenges with the integrity of spirit and compassion for self and others, and I’m honored to walk beside clients in their journeys of actualizing life goals and healing.
Scott Hubener, MA, LCMHC
Scott completed his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Prior to receiving his degree, Scott worked with clients in a variety of settings including residential, day programs, and community based settings. Scott is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and National Certified Counselor.
Scott utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Scott also uses other evidenced-based interventions including Motivational Interviewing (MI) and mindfulness-based practices. Scott is a registered yoga instructor, RYT 200. He is passionate about working with clients struggling with trauma related disorders, depression, anxiety and life transitions.
Scott is based in the West Asheville office. Please call 828-232-8934 to schedule an appointment.
Shannon Sypert, MSW, LCSW
Shannon received her Bachelor of Social Work from Jacksonville State University in 2002 and her Master of Social Work from Florida State University in 2006. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in both Wyoming and North Carolina. Her post graduate experience has involved working in both medical social work as well as mental health and substance abuse treatment. She has provided social work services to hospice and dialysis patients and their families. She has also worked in adolescent residential treatment, community mental health, and in-home therapy services. During her career she has worked with clients of all ages.
Her professional interests include treatment and study of trauma, Serious Emotional Disturbance and Severe Persistent Mental Illness as well as suicide prevention. In treating clients, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She has experience working with clients living with mood disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, dual diagnoses, personality disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She strongly believes in partnering with clients to identify needs and develop achievable goals that lead positive outcomes.
Shannon is currently scheduling new patients out of our Waynesville location. Please call 828-350-1177 to schedule!
Traci Talbot, LCSW
Traci is a native of North Carolina. She pursued graduate studies at Western Carolina University and received her Master’s of Social Work in 2015. She has experience working in the hospital setting serving patients in the role of case manager and discharge planner. She has also worked in the outpatient community mental health setting serving children, adolescents, and adults throughout the life span. Traci also has experience facilitating school-based therapy for children in both the day treatment and outpatient settings. She has a special interest in working with individuals with a trauma history. She also has experience with behavioral treatments for those with an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or oppositional defiant diagnosis (ODD).
Traci aims to provide compassionate non-judgmental support to individuals, families, couples, and children.
Traci will be taking telehealth appointments, please call 828-350-1177 to schedule!