THERAPIST & CO-OWNER
MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS,
“Lynne” is a 1992 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a 2011 graduate of East Carolina University with a Master of Social Work Degree. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. She provides services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Lynne specializes in working with individuals with co-occurring disorders in addition to providing sex offender specific treatment for registered sex offenders in addition to juvenile offenders. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy in addition to others depending on the needs of the individual. Lynne’s experience varies from working with the Department of Social Services, public school system, and in a private practice mental health setting.
THERAPIST & CO-OWNER
MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CSI
Eric has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including; various enhanced mental health services focusing on adults and children with severe mental health issues, worked for many years in the public school system as an Exceptional Children’s teacher specializing in adolescents with behavioral and emotional issues and worked for Easter Seals with children and adults with special needs specializing in therapeutic recreation. Eric currently works with athletes with performance anxiety and serves as a local high school golf coach. Eric utilizes cognitive behavioral, behavioral modification, mindfulness, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Eric attended East Carolina University for his undergrad Degree and received his Masters of Science degree from Capella University in Mental Health Counseling. Eric is licensed by the state of North Carolina as a licensed professional counselor and a licensed clinical addiction specialist.
THERAPIST & CO-OWNER
MS, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, CCSOTS, CBIS
Michael is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor in Addiction, Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Michael specialized in treating members with dual diagnoses of mental health and addictions. He is trained in conducting DWI assessments and doing SAIOP groups. He also does sex offender assessment (both adult and adolescents) as well as individual therapy with members. He has experience working with members diagnosed with Traumatic Brain injury and behavioral issues. He has over 30 years of experience working with members with Individual Developmental Disabilities and writing both positive and restrictive behavior programs utilizing Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques (over 225 hours of educational training). Additionally, he is a Registered Yoga Trainer (over 250 hours of trainer) which he incorporates in histreatment with members as needed. He use the following treatment modalities,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy,and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Michael got his undergraduate degree from Campbell University and his Masters from North Carolina State University. He got his training in Applied Behavioral Analysis through Florida Institute, Yoga training through the Yoga Connection and TBI training through Brain Injury of North Carolina.
JAMES D. (DOUG) EDWARDS
Originally from Central Illinois, Doug received his Masters in Social Work at Indiana University in 1992 with a special emphasis on mental health issues effecting families and children. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has had a broad range of professional experiences, having worked many years in both mental health and substance abuse treatment in a variety of settings. Doug works primarily with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and a variety of mental health and addiction-related issues. He also greatly enjoys assisting couples to improve, build, and restore their relationships. Doug is primarily a Client-Centered Clinician, and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Behavioral, and Insight-Oriented Therapy techniques in addition to others, in order to help people to achieve their goals. He is a therapist who is a Christian, and when asked, is able to offer counseling services in which integrate faith, Biblical concepts, and psychology in a way that respects each individual’s right to develop their own beliefs.
Sharon is a 1983 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a 2012 graduate of East Carolina University with a Master of Social Work Degree. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a broad range of professional experiences. Sharon has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including in various enhanced mental health services focusing on adults and children with mental health issues, and in the public school system as a School Worker specializing in children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional issues. Sharon utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, mindfulness, and emotional regulation in her work with adolescents.
Jamila is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from Central Michigan University before moving back to North Carolina. Here, she earned her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. Jamila has worked with several populations in the community, including survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, clients with substance use diagnoses, including those with co-occurring mental health and substance use diagnoses, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Jamila's experience includes working within the legal system, community mental health, public school system, and private practice sector. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to best serve the client, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Feminist Therapy.
AMITY S. HINES
MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS-A
Amity is a 2015 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She received her Master of Social Work degree from East Carolina University in 2016 after completing the Advanced Standing Masters Program. Amity has experience working with children, adults, families and groups. Amity currently works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, behavior related concerns, substance use and trauma. Amity’s experience varies from working with the Department of Social Services as a Child Protective Services Social Worker and in a private mental health setting. Amity utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches which include; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy.
PURNELL T. PAGE JR.
Purnell is a 2008 Graduate of Park University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a 2020 graduate of University of New England with a Master’s of Social Work Degree. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and has a broad range of professional experience. Purnell works in a variety of therapeutic settings including mental health services focusing on adults and children with mental health challenges. He also has experience with the North Carolina Juvenile Justice System, Detention Center, as well as the NC Public-School System as a counselor specializing in children with behavioral and emotional issues. Purnell utilizes social emotional learning therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
MICHAELA "DEANE" FORSYTHE
Deane is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Drug and Alcohol Studies from East Carolina University, where she also earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling with a Military and Trauma Certification. Deane’s experience includes working within the community mental health sector with the substance use population as well as the co-occurring substance use and mental health population and multiple populations within the private practice sector. Deane prefers to see adults but will accept adolescents aged 16 and over on a case-by-case basis. Her overall goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for clients to grow and ultimately become the version of themselves they want to be. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to best serve the client, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Deane is down-to-earth, honest and direct while extending and encouraging unadulterated authenticity.
Andie is a 2011 graduate of Hunter College CUNY with a Bachelor’s in English Language and a 2015 graduate of New York University with a Master's of Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Andie has worked in a broad range of areas within the field, with experience in specific areas of foster care, child abuse, hoarding, substance abuse, and oncology. The connecting focus of Andie’s work has been encouraging resilience and supporting clients to rely on inward knowledge as they continue on their path. Andie offers a flexible model of therapy, with a best fit approach for each client’s presenting challenges, whether that means leaning into areas of DBT, CBT, somatic experiencing, psychodynamic and attachment approaches. Each person’s therapy may look different. Andie is encouraging of self-kindness in therapy sessions. She is open to meeting for therapy with all ages over 7-8 years, is an LGBTQ ally and accepting of all races and cultures.