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Melissa Muller
MS, LMFT

Melissa Muller

Licensed in North Carolina as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I received my Master’s degree from East Carolina University. I have been providing assessments, treatment options, and counseling to clients since 2004. I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals. My clinical experience includes; therapeutic homes for children, intensive in-home therapies, in-home outpatient, and private office setting.

Areas of Interest: Anxiety disorders, marital difficulties, family life cycle transitions, and parenting issues

Therapeutic Approach: I work intently with clients to ensure what works best for them. My approach is direct and person centered drawing from systems theory, cognitive behavioral, narrative theory, and solution-focused theory.

Populations Served: Adolescents, adults, couples, and families

Melissa practices at our Raleigh locations.

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Kim Bovee
Practice Owner, MA, LCMHCS, NCC

Kim Bovee

I am an experienced, caring Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a practicing owner of Therapeutic Partners. I have been practicing in North Carolina since 1998 in a variety of clinical settings including, out-patient community mental health, the Emergency Services Department and the Adolescent Partial Hospital Program at Holly Hill Hospital, and private practice. Currently, I am a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, the North Carolina Counseling Association, and the American Psychological Association.

Populations Served: I have a passion for working with children, aged 8 and older, adolescents, and adults.

Areas of Specialization: I have experience working with a variety of issues including individuals struggling with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and OCD, trauma and abuse, women’s issues including pregnancy loss, infant loss; and; grief; oppositional/acting out behaviors, self-harm, parenting issues, stress and anger management, coping with life transitions including divorce, relocation, job loss, transitions to college life, marital and relationship issues.

Therapeutic Approaches: My approach to therapy draws upon the strengths and needs of each individual. I believe in being an active partner in helping clients address their individual concerns, giving direct, honest feedback, while providing a safe, non-judgmental environment.

I have experience and training in the areas of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Supportive therapy, play, expressive arts, and solution focused therapies. Each situation and each individual calls for a unique approach, thus, to best meet your needs, a variety of strategies and techniques are utilized during the course of our work together.

Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming and confusing. One of the best ways for you to know if we are a good fit, is for us to have a conversation. This will help you determine if my experience, and approach are what you are looking for.

To contact Kim or to schedule an appointment, call 919-233-7360. When experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Kim practices at both our Raleigh and Holly Springs locations.

Kim is a recommended therapist with Carolina Conceptions for fertility patients.

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Britney Fulp
MSW, LCSWA

Britney Fulp

My work as a clinician centers around the belief that therapy begins when you meet individuals where they are. I strive to empower clients to identify and utilize their strengths as well as work toward their goals. I am licensed through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board as a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate. I received my Master’s Degree from Winthrop University with a focus on empowerment practice. I have worked in a myriad of settings including schools, inpatient behavioral health, private practice and residential treatment. My experience is diverse and I have had the opportunity to work with children who have experienced trauma, adolescents with self-harm behaviors and adults with suicidal ideation.

I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and currently serve on the legislative committee of the North Carolina National Association of Social Workers. I believe that advocating for the individuals you serve is an important component of being an effective clinician.

I look forward to partnering together to improve your mental health!

Populations Served: Children, adolescents and adults.

Areas of Interest/Specialization: ADHD, ODD, trauma, self-harm behaviors, adjustment disorders, self-esteem, stress, depression and anxiety.

Therapeutic Approaches: As everyone has walked different journeys in life, their process in therapy should be just as unique. I have experience using several therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, solution focused therapy as well as play therapy. I am constantly researching and participating in continuing education to learn more techniques to help the individuals I serve.

To contact Britney or to schedule an appointment, call 919-233-7360. When experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Britney practices at our Raleigh location.

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Katie Sclafani
MSW, LCSWA

Katie Sclafani

MSW, LCSWA

I received my Masters of Social Work from Boston College with a concentration in health/mental health and certificate in trauma. As a social worker with an immeasurable passion for working with youth, I have ample training in the niche field of pediatric mental health care. I have spent time in various settings working with children and adolescents including school-based individual therapy, partial hospitalization programs/day treatment, inpatient psychiatry as well as the emergency psychiatry service within a large metropolitan hospital. I am currently a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Populations Served: Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Areas of Specialization: Anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression and other mood disorders, grief and loss, childhood behavioral problems, self-esteem, adjustment disorders, and ADHD.

Therapeutic Approach: My therapeutic approach is supportive and non-judgmental in nature. I utilize cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies, with a strengths based, trauma-informed and person-centered perspective. In my work with younger children, I additionally incorporate the modality of child-centered play therapy. I enjoy awakening awareness and insight within clients that instills and encourages action towards desirable change, healing and growth. With all clients, I honor the importance of the therapeutic alliance, and believe that therapy is a collaborative adventure. I believe this approach allows for open and honest communication to foster the client’s sense of comfort and safety in the therapeutic relationship.

At this time, Katie practices part-time at our Raleigh location on Monday’s with late afternoon and early evening availability.

To contact Katie or make an appointment call (631) 786-3586

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Heather R. Ferreira
Practice Owner, MSW, LCSW

Heather R. Ferreira

I am a Social Worker with a License in Clinical Social Work. I received a Master’s Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill with a focus on child and adolescent mental health. I have spent the past 12 years working with adults, adolescents, and children, providing assessments and psychotherapy in the community. Before my work in the community, I interned at Dorothea Dix Hospital and Holly Hill Hospital, working primarily in out-patient programs with adolescents and adults.

Currently, I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers, North Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work, and North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation.

Populations Served: Adolescents and adults.

Areas of Specialization: ADHD, depression, anxiety, concerns with self-esteem, women’s issues, childhood behavioral problems, trauma and abuse, issues with sexual orientation, life transitions, and parenting issues.

Therapeutic Approaches: Supportive, cognitive-behavioral and solution focused therapies, all with a strengths based perspective. I believe in an eclectic approach, due to the fact that no two individuals are the same or have encountered the same experiences in life.

To contact Heather or to schedule an appointment, call 919-233-7360. When experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Heather practices at our Raleigh and Holly Spring locations.

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Jennifer Goodrich
LCSW

Jennifer Goodrich

Hello! I am a compassionate and mindful Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California, and my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Campbell University. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, fears, relationship issues, addiction, emotional abuse, interpersonal effectiveness, and trauma. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and I am involved with my local North Carolina chapter. I have worked in a variety of practice settings including a specialized healthcare clinic for addiction and recovery; a homeless shelter where I was honored to work with a diverse population and treat the entire scope of mental illness. I have also worked for community mental health centers and several private practice settings.

Areas of Specialization: Anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem and empowerment, interpersonal communication, life transitions and adjustment including crisis management, stress management, emotion regulation, family of origin concerns, codependency, identity crisis, emotional abuse, trauma, ADHD, Al-Anon and Adult Children of Alcoholics.

Populations served: Adults and Adolescents (13+).

Therapeutic Approaches: My approach is to make therapy comfortable. It takes courage and vulnerability to begin therapy or to start again if perhaps you are returning to therapy. A session with me begins with discussing your current and past symptoms. We will explore where you are today versus where you would like to be. During our sessions, we will work together to achieve the results that you need to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

My clinical expertise is rooted in mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal effectiveness, self-empowerment, emotional intelligence, emotion regulation and solution focused therapy. I look forward to working with you!

You may contact me by text or phone at 919-588-3290 or click the button below to send me an email. I am currently accepting clients via telehealth.

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Christine Martin Byers
MA, LPC

Christine Martin Byers

Thank you for your interest in working with me. I hold a M.Ed. in Counselor Education from North Carolina State University, which I received in May of 2015. In addition, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA), and I have been serving clients as a clinical therapist since 2016.

As a clinical therapist, I have experience with intensive in-home therapies, in-home outpatient, and private office setting. It is my goal to help guide my clients to build one’s self- worth and internal value as a starting point to personal growth. It is there I offer guidance for individuals to master their internal acceptance, self-control, and belonging. I believe that we must first nurture our fears and internal pain with trust in oneself that we can respond to life's challenges with self-love and self-compassion.

Amyra Mah wrote, "When you become vulnerable, feel emotions, and stay true to what you are feeling, you liberate yourself from pain." It is in this awareness that you will cultivate a mindset of understanding and openness for change. This is true for children, adolescents and adults.

Population Served: I work with children as young as 3 years old, adolescents and adults.

Areas of Specialization: Anxiety and Panic Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Childhood and Adolescent Behavioral Issues including Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Couples Counseling, Developmental/Learning Disabilities, Parenting Concerns, School Problems, Stress and Anger Management, Depression and Other Mood Disorders, Low Self-Esteem

Therapeutic Approach: When working with the children in the school system, as well as clinical setting, the main type of counseling approach I take is Solution Focus while focusing on the philosophy of Existential Therapy, with the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

CBT has been transforming for many people in all avenues of therapy, in my opinion. I have seen it work in the school system for children who have mild to moderate ADHD, children who are on the Autistic spectrum, people who suffer from situational depression as well as mild to moderate depression due to chemical imbalance. I am fond of the philosophy of Existential Therapy alongside the techniques of CBT and the assumptions that we are the writers of our own story no matter life’s circumstances.

To contact Christine or to schedule an appointment, call 919-233-7360. When experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Christine practices at our Holly Springs location.

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Zena Chase
MS, LCAS, LPC-A

Zena Chase

Zena Chase, M.S., LPCA, LCASA

I am an experienced, dually licensed, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Psychology from Coppin State University, and my Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella State University. My clinical experience thus far has been very diverse, and I have provided assessments and psychotherapy throughout the community. I have worked with children and adults from all walks of life who struggle with homelessness, chronic illnesses, I/DD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, Intensive In-home, Couples Counseling, Family Therapy and more. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

I have experience facilitating and co-leading groups on Substance abuse and how it affects the family dynamics, rebuilding relationships, body image, and challenging perfections.

I’m very passionate about helping people, and celebrating their courageous strides. It takes courage to seek counseling, and courage to trust the process. I strive to create a partnership that is therapeutic in nature, and intentional in effort. It is with that intention, courage, and partnership that I assist my clients’ in reaching therapeutic goals, accepting and achieving growth, increasing awareness, and fostering resilience.

Populations Served: Children, Adolescents, Adults

Areas of Specialization: Substance Abuse, Family Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Illnesses, Parenting, Transitions and Adjustments across the life-span.

Therapeutic Approach: My counseling style is Integrative. I take pride in meeting people where they are, and collaborating with my clients to create a therapeutic, supportive environment. I’m very innovative and creative and often adjust my approaches to meet my clients’ individual needs. It is my hope that together we can establish, and meet identifiable goals. Some of my techniques are drawn from Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.

To contact Zena or to schedule an appointment, call 919-864-5817. When experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Zena practices at the Holly Springs Location. Please note that Zena is currently on leave until November and will not be accepting any new clients until then.

You can follow Zena’s Professional Instagram at @therapytea_

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Kada J. Unwin
MSW, LCSWA

Kada J. Unwin

MSW, LCSWA

I received my Masters of Social Work with an emphasis on child and adolescent mental health from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my Bachelors of Social Work from North Carolina Central University. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, my experience includes residential treatment facilities, intensive in home work with families, wilderness therapy and outpatient group work. Additionally, I have worked as an assessor for Duke Center for Child and Family Policy and as a School Social Worker for Wake County Alternative Schools.

I love working with individuals and families and have a special passion for working to heal complex trauma, developmental trauma, and issues of attachment as well as treating behavioral issues.

I value setting clear goals so that we are able to measure progress while simultaneously diving into the more complex underlying issues that generally drive distress, suffering and maladaptive behaviors.

My trainings include TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), MST (Multi-systemic Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing), and TSY (Trauma Sensitive Yoga for Therapy)

Populations Served: Youth ages 5+ and their families, adolescents, adults

Areas of Specialization: Trauma, developmental trauma, behavioral problems, attachment disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, mood disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Conduct Disorder, stress, anger management, reactivity, parenting issues, substance abuse.

Therapeutic Approaches: I take a collaborative and strengths-based approach guided by Systems Theory. Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Theory, mindful and somatic therapies are used dependent on what is most appropriate and comfortable for the client.

When working with youth and adolescents with trauma histories, I am often guided by the Neurosenquential model which blends attachment theory and neurological development. Follow the link for more information. https://www.attachmenttraumanetwork.org/neurosequential-model-of-therapeutics-nm

Kada practices at our Raleigh location.

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Christie Picconi
MA, LCMHCA

Christie Picconi

MA, LCMHCA

I received my Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling as well as my certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling from Hofstra University located in Hempstead New York. I have experience working in a Raleigh Psychiatric Hospital helping to stabilize patients of all ages in crisis situations. I also worked with the New York City Fire Department Counseling Service Unit in an intensive outpatient where I provided therapy to those struggling with addiction and recovery, as well as their families.

As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor- Associate, I create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients are able to explore issues and improve the quality of their lives. I use an integrative style of psychotherapy that pulls from many different approaches, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As a certified yoga Instructor, I enjoy bringing mindfulness into the counseling session.

Populations Served: Children, Adolescents and adults using individual, family and/or couples' counseling.

Areas of Specialization: I work with a variety of issues including trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship problems, ADHD, ODD, eating disorders, martial conflict as well as addiction and recovery.

Therapeutic Approach: My work with clients is based on a collaborative and integrative approach that promotes a strong alliance and allows for open and honest communication. Within this foundation clients develop the safety and freedom to challenge behaviors and beliefs and discover new attitudes that promote change.

Christie practices at our Raleigh and Holly Springs locations.

To contact Christie or make an appointment call (984) 664-0929

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