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.
MICHAEL L. HEADEN
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.
Yvonne Cooper, LCSW is a recent and very welcome addition to Simplicity Counseling PLLC located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Yvonne completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of South Carolina in 2010. After completing her degree, she returned to her home in Northeastern North Carolina. Being a product of Eastern North Carolina has given Yvonne unique insight into the issues and needs of families from smaller communities. Yvonne has 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, structured outpatient programs, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. With an approach to counseling that is best described as one that is person-centered and family systems oriented, Yvonne believes that people are capable of reaching their best potential given the right support and tools for change, and that whenever possible the whole family should be involved in the journey. Her therapeutic focus includes play therapy techniques; cognitive behavioral interventions; and teaching effective coping skills, all methods designed to assist individuals under her care to successfully manage their mental illnesses and current and past stressors. Come in and schedule a time to see her…. She can, and wants , to help.
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.