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Guiding you towards a joyful stress-free life.

meet our therapists

Be it early childhood development years or difficulty navigating intermarital issues, we have experience utilizing various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Play Therapy and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy to help guide you towards leading your best life. 

OUR MAIN MISSION AT JCCC is to help you

Overcome the stress in your life at any stage.

This is why we strive to provide comprehensive treatments that meet you where you’re at while teaching you how to find a proper life balance that honors your truth. There are so many accessible ways to heal from difficult situations beyond talk therapy! At JCCC, we want you to be a part of a comfortable environment that is proud and excited for your growth!

 Cope better and live life more fully.

We believe every patient deserves freedom from stress while learning to

Our therapists have years of experience!

Finding the right fit in a therapist is essential to the therapeutic process. Our therapists are trained in: Play Therapy, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy, Yoga, Triple P Positive Parenting, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and much more!

Meet The Therapists

GET TO KNOW JANIECE
GET TO KNOW JANIECE

Children & Adolescents

Anxiety

Couples

Play Therapy

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker in South Carolina 
  • Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor
  • Certified Gottman Therapist

  • Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism at Hampton University 
  • Master of Social Work at University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
  • Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy at University of North Carolina at Charlotte



QUALIFICATIONS:

Janiece Jenkins, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, RPT-S

Go to self-care activity:

Adult coloring books.

Empathy.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Working with various populations and building rapport with clients as they make steps towards healing.


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“You live most of your life inside of your head, make sure it’s a nice place to be.” - Unknown.


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Janiece is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina, and she has a passion for working with individuals and families on overcoming challenges at every stage of their life. Graduating from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism, she went on to receive her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Here she also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy. As a Registered Play Therapist (RPT-S) and a Nationally Certified TF-CBT Therapist, She also has decided to start serving as a Clinical Supervisor for clinicians looking to become fully licensed. She started JCCC because she was excited about using a variety of therapeutic modalities, Janiece has assisted children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Major Depression Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Anxiety Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

In addition to her work with children and adolescents, Janiece has experience working with couples, and she is a Certified Gottman Therapist, primarily helping couples in the following areas:

  • Enhancing communication Patterns through a range of techniques
  • Developing Physical and Emotional Intimacy
  • Overcoming Barriers within Interpersonal relationships.

Janiece has worked with a range of clients with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, as well as in day treatment programs, outpatient facilities, private practices, and within various school systems. This has allowed her to develop problem-solving skills matched for any situation and have the capability to manage high-risk situations.
Janiece is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina, and she has a passion for working with individuals and families on overcoming challenges at every stage of their life. Graduating from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism, she went on to receive her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Here she also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy. As a Registered Play Therapist (RPT-S) and a Nationally Certified TF-CBT Therapist, She also has decided to start serving as a Clinical Supervisor for clinicians looking to become fully licensed. She started JCCC because she was excited about using a variety of therapeutic modalities, Janiece has assisted children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Major Depression Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Anxiety Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

In addition to her work with children and adolescents, Janiece is a Certified Gottman Therapist, assisting couples in the following areas:

  • Enhancing communication Patterns 
  • Develop Physical & Emotional Intimacy
  • Overcoming Barriers within Interpersonal relationships.

About Janiece
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Go to self-care activity:

Adult coloring books.

Empathy.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Working with various populations and building rapport with clients as they make steps towards healing.


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“You live most of your life inside of your head, make sure it’s a nice place to be.” - Unknown.


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Janiece has worked with a range of clients with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, as well as in day treatment programs, outpatient facilities, private practices, and within various school systems. This has allowed her to develop problem-solving skills matched for any situation and have the capability to manage high-risk situations.
GET TO KNOW BRITTANY
GET TO KNOW BRITTANY

Trauma

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Associate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at University of North Carolina at Wilmington 
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work at Florida State University

QUALIFICATIONS:

Brittany Allman, MSW, LCSWA

Location: 

Salisbury - Saving Grace Farm

Children & Adolescents

Depression

Go to self-care activity:

Going on a hike with my dog Piper and enjoy nature. 



I have always been a good listener and perceptive of others' thoughts and feelings. 



Positive Qualities/Traits:

Walking alongside individuals on their journey of self-discovery.


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.’"
-Unknown


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Brittany Allman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate that embraces walking along side clients providing support on their journey of self discovery. Graduating with a bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2018 and Masters in Social Work from Florida State University in May of 2023.

Brittany has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, children with disabilities, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Starting in 2018 she worked as a court advocate for those going through domestic violence. She worked at an ABA clinic serving children with autism and their families. She interned with Cabarrus County Schools working with all school ages and families. Then, she became a Prevention Social Worker with Cabarrus County working with families who are at risk. The goal of prevention is to assist families by connecting them with needed resources such as substance abuse, mental health, and housing to gain independence.

 During free time Brittany enjoys hiking, photography, traveling, spending time with friends and family, concerts, and playing with her dog Piper. 


Brittany Allman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate that embraces walking along side clients providing support on their journey of self discovery. Graduating with a bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2018 and Masters in Social Work from Florida State University in May of 2023.

Brittany has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, children with disabilities, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Starting in 2018 she worked as a court advocate for those going through domestic violence. She worked at an ABA clinic serving children with autism and their families. She interned with Cabarrus County Schools working with all school ages and families. Then, she became a Prevention Social Worker with Cabarrus County working with families who are at risk. The goal of prevention is to assist families by connecting them with needed resources such as substance abuse, mental health, and housing to gain independence.

 During free time Brittany enjoys hiking, photography, traveling, spending time with friends and family, concerts, and playing with her dog Piper. 




About Brittany
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Go to self-care activity:

Going on a hike with my dog Piper and enjoy nature. 

I have always been a good listener and perceptive of others' thoughts and feelings. 

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Walking alongside individuals on their journey of self-discovery.

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.’
 -Unknown


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
GET TO KNOW CACKI
GET TO KNOW CACKI

Anxiety & Depression

Children & Adolescents

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - Associate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Systems at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Master’s Degree in Human Development and Learning with focus on Counseling at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

QUALIFICATIONS:

Catherine "Cacki" Barrett, LCMHCA

Location: 

Charlotte - University

Play Therapy

Go to self-care activity:

Anything in or on the water - floating, swimming, sailing. Whether it's an ocean, river, pool or even the bathtub, water soothes my soul.

Being able to build rapport and form empathetic, trusting relationships with clients and their parents.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Knowing that I have helped equip clients with tools to navigate future challenges is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job.

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are THE MOST important work." - C.S. Lewis 


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Catherine Barrett, a seasoned educator and compassionate therapist, is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and families. Ms. Barrett holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Learning with a focus on Counseling from UNC-Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Systems from UNC-Greensboro. With over 30 years of dedicated service, she has had the privilege of working with children, teens, and their families in various capacities including roles as a Teacher, School Counselor, Parent Educator, Teacher Trainer, Victim Advocate, and Small Group Facilitator.

Besides growing up in coastal North Carolina, she has lived in both Italy and the US Virgin Islands which fuels her passion for exploring diverse cultures and has greatly enriched her personal and professional life.

Throughout her career, Ms. Barrett has been committed to fostering growth, resilience, and positive development in individuals, families and communities. Her diverse experiences have equipped Ms. Barrett with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in human development and learning, enabling her to effectively support and guide the clients she works with. Whether it's guiding children and teens or supporting families, her passion has always been about making meaningful connections and fostering growth. 
Catherine "Cacki" Barrett, a seasoned educator and compassionate therapist, is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and families. Ms. Barrett is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Associate in the state of North Carolina. Ms. Barrett holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Learning with a focus on Counseling from UNC-Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Systems from UNC-Greensboro. With over 30 years of dedicated service, she has had the privilege of working with children, teens, and their families in various capacities including roles as a Teacher, School Counselor, Parent Educator, Teacher Trainer, Victim Advocate, and Small Group Facilitator.

Besides growing up in coastal North Carolina, she has lived in both Italy and the US Virgin Islands which fuels her passion for exploring diverse cultures and has greatly enriched her personal and professional life. Throughout her career, Ms. Barrett has been committed to fostering growth, resilience, and positive development in individuals, families and communities. Her diverse experiences have equipped Ms. Barrett with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in human development and learning, enabling her to effectively support and guide the clients she works with.


About Cacki
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Go to self-care activity:

Anything in or on the water - floating, swimming, sailing. Whether it's an ocean, river, pool or even the bathtub, water soothes my soul.

Being able to build rapport and form empathetic, trusting relationships with clients and their parents. 

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Knowing that I have helped equip clients with tools to navigate future challenges is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job.

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

 "Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are THE MOST important work." - C.S. Lewis 

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!

Whether it's guiding children and teens or supporting families, Ms. Barrett's passion has always been about making meaningful connections and fostering growth. 

GET TO KNOW CHRISTY
GET TO KNOW CHRISTY

Trauma

Anxiety

Eating Disorders

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Associate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at University of South Carolina 
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of South Carolina

QUALIFICATIONS:

Christina “Christy” Barrett, MSW, LCSWA

Location: 

Telehealth

Go to self-care activity:

Enjoying joyful movement and companionship by going for a walk with my family.


I am welcoming.


Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being entrusted with genuine human connection and vulnerability. 



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.”  - Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Christy Barrett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate that is passionate about meeting her clients exactly where they are in life and supporting them in achieving their goals. 

Christy graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Bachelors in Social Work and subsequently graduated with her Masters of Social Work in 2020. Christy began her career working with children, adolescents, and their families involved in Therapeutic Foster Care and Juvenile Justice. In 2021, Christy began working with adolescents and adults with Eating Disorders and comorbid disorders. 

Christy works primarily with adolescents, adults, and their families experiencing eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsions, and life transitions. Christy utilizes a number of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Multi-systemic Therapy. 



Christy Barrett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate that is passionate about meeting her clients exactly where they are in life and supporting them in achieving their goals. 

Christy graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Bachelors in Social Work and subsequently graduated with her Masters of Social Work in 2020. Christy began her career working with children, adolescents, and their families involved in Therapeutic Foster Care and Juvenile Justice. In 2021, Christy began working with adolescents and adults with Eating Disorders and comorbid disorders. 

Christy works primarily with adolescents, adults, and their families experiencing eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsions, and life transitions. Christy utilizes a number of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Multi-systemic Therapy. 


About Christy
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Go to self-care activity:

Enjoying joyful movement and companionship by going for a walk with my family around our neighborhood. 

I am welcoming.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

The most rewarding part about being a therapist is being entrusted with genuine human connection and vulnerability. 

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
GET TO KNOW NASHARA
GET TO KNOW NASHARA

SPECIALTIES:

Nashara Bynum, MSW, LCSWA

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Associate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of North Carolina at Charlotte


QUALIFICATIONS:

LocationS: 

  • Charlotte - University
  • Charlotte - South Park 


Anxiety 

Children & Adolescents

Depression

Go to self-care activity:

I enjoy physical activity (working out, hiking, etc.) and listening to audiobooks.

I am easy going and highly adaptable.


Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being able to witness clients grow and reclaim their voice and inner power.


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Nashara is a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, earning her Bachelor of Social Work in 2017 and Master of Social Work in 2023. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate and serves as a School Social Worker at a local charter school.
Nashara’s professional journey has intricately shaped her therapeutic approach. Nashara assumes a collaborative role in the therapeutic process, where she works alongside clients to discover their innate potential and power. She believes in creating a safe and nonjudgmental space that is client led. Nashara tailors her interventions to meet the unique needs of each client and aims to equip clients with the tools and confidence to overcome life’s challenges and transitions.

Nashara’s clinical specialties include working with children, adolescents, and young adults who
experience depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem challenges, and relationship issues. Nashara has experience utilizing evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, to guide clients towards positive outcomes.

Outside of her professional commitments, Nashara enjoys physical activity, spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, and trying new food. Nashara extends an invitation to embark on a shared journey of self-discovery, growth, and well-being. With her as a guide, anticipate a path marked by understanding, collaboration, and
unwavering support.



About Nashara
Nashara is a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, earning her Bachelor of Social Work in 2017 and Master of Social Work in 2023. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate and serves as a School Social Worker at a local charter school. Nashara’s professional journey has intricately shaped her therapeutic approach. Nashara assumes a
collaborative role in the therapeutic process, where she works alongside clients to discover their innate potential and power. She believes in creating a safe and nonjudgmental space that is client led.

Nashara tailors her interventions to meet the unique needs of each client and aims to equip clients with the tools
and confidence to overcome life’s challenges and transitions. Nashara’s clinical specialties include working with children, adolescents, and young adults who. experience depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem challenges, and relationship issues. Nashara has
experience utilizing evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and
Motivational Interviewing, to guide clients towards positive outcomes.
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Go to self-care activity:

I enjoy physical activity (working out, hiking, etc.) and listening to audiobooks.

I am easy going and highly adaptable.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being able to witness clients grow and reclaim their voice and inner power.

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!

Outside of her professional commitments, Nashara  enjoys physical activity, spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, and trying new food. Nashara extends an invitation to embark on a shared journey of self-discovery, growth, and well-being. With her as a guide, anticipate a path marked by understanding, collaboration, and unwavering support.

GET TO KNOW LANA
GET TO KNOW LANA

Trauma

Anxiety 

Depression

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Associate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Writing at Pratt Institute
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work at Columbia University

QUALIFICATIONS:

Lana DiCostanzo, MSW, LCSWA

Location: 

Charlotte - University

Go to self-care activity:

 Reading and exercise

Open and creative. 

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being able to be the person I needed when I was a child 

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing”
- Audre Lorde



Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Lana DiCostanzo is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate who specializes in children and
adolescents and young adults. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Lana earned her Bachelor
of Arts degree Writing from Pratt Institute which led her into a teaching 9th grade English in
Jacksonville, Florida. There she developed an understanding and passion for working with
vulnerable youth populations and has continued her work for nearly 10 years with youth
impacted by the criminal justice system and alternative education in Georgia, Florida, and North
Carolina. In May of 2023, Lana graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science
degree in Clinical Social Work during which she interned under the school social worker of an
alternative school in Charlotte, North Carolina while also working full-time providing crisis
intervention and de-escalation and facilitating socio-emotional groups for youth ages 14-19
years old.

Lana currently holds her associate licensure for the state of North Carolina and continues to
work with children and adolescents. Lana’s goal is to support youth and adults in developing a
positive relationship with their mental health and therapy and believes that building rapport and
trust is the foundation of effective therapeutic work. Lana utilizes several interventions including
solution-focused therapy, strength-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical
behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy to support individuals dealing with
anxiety, depression, trauma, conduct, and life transitions.
Lana DiCostanzo is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate who specializes in children and adolescents and young adults. Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Lana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree Writing from Pratt Institute which led her into a teaching 9th grade English in Jacksonville, Florida. There she developed an understanding and passion for working with vulnerable youth populations and has continued her work for nearly 10 years with youth impacted by the criminal justice system and alternative education in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina. In May of 2023, Lana graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work during which she interned under the school social worker of an alternative school in Charlotte, North Carolina while also working full-time providing crisis
intervention and de-escalation and facilitating socio-emotional groups for youth ages 14-19 years old. Lana currently holds her associate licensure for the state of North Carolina and continues to work with children and adolescents. Lana’s goal is to support youth and adults in developing a positive relationship with their mental health and therapy and believes that building rapport and
trust is the foundation of effective therapeutic work.


About Lana
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Go to self-care activity:

 Reading and exercise 

Open and creative. 

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being able to be the person I needed when I was a child 

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing” - Audre Lorde

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!

Lana utilizes several interventions including solution-focused therapy, strength-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical
behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy to support individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, conduct, and life transitions.

GET TO KNOW DONNA
GET TO KNOW DONNA

Children & Adolescents

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Associate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Master of Social Work at University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Master of Public Health at University of Maryland School of Medicine

QUALIFICATIONS:

Donna Egbulem, MSW, LCSWA

LocationS: 

Play Therapy

Trauma

  • Charlotte - University
  • Charlotte - South Park 


Go to self-care activity:

 Art Therapy including coloring, painting, pottery, and sculpture


Active and empathetic listening

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Witnessing the courage and resilience of clients who take the first step towards seeking therapy. It's not just a sign of strength but also an act of self-care and empowerment. 

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

'You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.' — Sophia Bush 

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Donna Egbulem is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in the state of North Carolina, specializing in compassionate, trauma-informed care for children, young adults, and families facing various challenges such as family conflict, depression, anxiety, and externalized behaviors. With a diverse range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Attachment Therapy, Donna provides trauma-informed behavioral strategies and play therapy techniques for children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Major Depression Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and related disorders.

Committed to tailoring therapy to each client's unique needs, Donna specializes in case conceptualization to foster skill-building and resilience. Her goal is to empower clients to lead fulfilling lives, embrace positive coping mechanisms, and achieve positive outcomes. Donna also nurtures and supports families as they navigate new psychological, spiritual, and cultural dynamics in the home. She is now currently pursuing her certification in Play Therapy to further assist parents with enhancing their skills to help them connect with their children through play and child-centered principles.
Donna Egbulem is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in the state of North Carolina, specializing in compassionate, trauma-informed care for children, young adults, and families facing various challenges such as family conflict, depression, anxiety, and externalized behaviors. With a diverse range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Attachment Therapy, Donna provides trauma-informed behavioral strategies and play therapy techniques for children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Major Depression Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and related disorders.

Committed to tailoring therapy to each client's unique needs, Donna specializes in case conceptualization to foster skill-building and resilience. Her goal is to empower clients to lead fulfilling lives, embrace positive coping mechanisms, and achieve positive outcomes. Donna also nurtures and supports families as they navigate new psychological, spiritual, and cultural dynamics in the home. She is now currently pursuing her certification in Play Therapy to further assist parents with enhancing their skills to help them connect with their children through play and child-centered principles.
About Donna
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Go to self-care activity:

Art Therapy including coloring, painting, pottery, and sculpture

Active and empathetic listening

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Witnessing the courage and resilience of clients who take the first step towards seeking therapy. It's not just a sign of strength but also an act of self-care and empowerment.

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

'You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.' — Sophia Bush 

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
GET TO KNOW COURTNEY
GET TO KNOW COURTNEY

Depression

School Issues

 Adolescents 

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Services Counseling at Old Dominion University 
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work at Norfolk State University


QUALIFICATIONS:

Courtney Hawkins, MSW, LCSWA

LocationS: 

  • Charlotte - University


Go to self-care activity:

Yoga and spending time alone enjoying beautiful weather with good music.

Providing others with unconditional positive regard that creates a safe and accepting environment offering unwavering support and acceptance.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Helping people find their voice, empowering them to advocate for themselves and make informed decisions that will help them on their journey to healing.


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”
- Maya Angelou


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Courtney Hawkins earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Psychology and Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Social Work from Norfolk State University. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in Charlotte, North Carolina. She began her career as an Intensive In-Home therapist, assisting children with severe mental health and behavioral issues and their families. She then transitioned to working with children
in foster care, discovering her passion for connecting foster children with permanent families as an adoption placement specialist. Due to her husband's military career, Courtney decided to shift her focus. She started working as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional, aiding adults with various developmental and intellectual disabilities in a group home setting. After relocating to the Charlotte area, she began working as a Social Worker with a non-profit collaborating with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to assist families facing housing crises by providing resources and referrals to housing programs. After three years, Courtney joined Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as a School Social Worker, where she continues to work.

Courtney’s therapeutic approach primarily utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral and Person-Centered techniques. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and lifestyles. She believes in providing a non- judgmental and person-centered environment for clients to explore areas of their lives where they want to make changes and address mental health concerns. Courtney’s areas of expertise include ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions, School Issues, Stress Management,
and Trauma.




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Go to self-care activity:

Yoga and spending time alone enjoying beautiful weather with good music.

Providing others with unconditional
positive regard that creates a safe and accepting environment offering unwavering support and acceptance.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Helping people find their voice, empowering them to advocate for themselves and make informed decisions that will help them on their journey to healing.


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”
- Maya Angelou

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Courtney’s therapeutic approach primarily utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral and Person- Centered techniques. She specializes in working with adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and lifestyles. She believes in providing a non- judgmental and person-centered environment for clients to explore areas of their lives where they want to make changes and address mental health concerns. 


Courtney Hawkins earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Psychology and Human Services Counseling from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Social Work from Norfolk State University. She is currently a Licensed
Clinical Social Worker Associate in Charlotte, North Carolina. She began her career as an Intensive In-Home therapist, assisting children with severe mental health and behavioral issues and their families. She then transitioned to working with children
in foster care, discovering her passion for connecting foster children with permanent families as an adoption placement specialist. Due to her husband's military career, Courtney decided to shift her focus. She started working as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional, aiding adults with various developmental and intellectual disabilities in a group home setting. After relocating to the Charlotte area, she began working as a Social Worker with a non-profit collaborating with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to assist families facing housing crises by providing resources and referrals to housing programs. After three years, Courtney joined Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as a School Social Worker, where she continues to work.
About Courtney
GET TO KNOW KAMIYA
GET TO KNOW TYNIAH

Women's Issues

Depression

Anxiety

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Associate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

QUALIFICATIONS:

Kamiya Jones, MSW, LCSWA

Location: 

Charlotte - University


Go to self-care activity:

Traveling

I can get along with anyone and can easily adapt to just about any situation.


Positive Qualities/Traits:

Seeing that “aha” moment happen for a client. It’s that moment when they begin to truly understand themselves and use the tools that they’ve learned to begin their healing.



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“You may not control all events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." -Maya Angelou  



Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Kamiya Jones possesses a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as well as a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in Charlotte, North Carolina and has future plans to be licensed in Texas and Virginia as well.

Kamiya has a diverse background in working with school-aged children, young adults, adults, older adults, and families, specifically those who are considered underserved. Kamiya believes that everyone has the necessary tools within themselves to achieve their goals and is a firm believer in the fact that anything is possible. She strives to bring out the best in others and helps to support them on that journey to find out who they truly are.




Kamiya Jones possesses a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as well as a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in Charlotte, North Carolina and has future plans to be licensed in Texas and Virginia as well. Ms. Jones has a diverse background in working with school-aged children, young adults, adults, older adults, and families, specifically those who are considered underserved.

Kamiya believes that everyone has the necessary tools within themselves to achieve their goals and is a firm believer in the fact that anything is possible. She strives to bring out the best in others and helps to support them on that journey to find out who they truly are.


About Kamiya
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Go to self-care activity:

Traveling

I can get along with anyone and can easily adapt to just about any situation.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

The most rewarding part about being a therapist is seeing that “aha” moment happen for a client. It’s that moment when they begin to truly understand themselves and use the tools that they’ve learned to begin their healing. Another reward is that I learn a lot from my clients. They help me to value and appreciate my life and grow as a person.

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“You may not control all events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." -Maya Angelou  



Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
GET TO KNOW BLAKE
GET TO KNOW BLAKE

Grief

Anxiety

Depression

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Hampton University
  • Master's Degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University

QUALIFICATIONS:

Blake Kellum,
MA, LCMHCA

Location: 

Charlotte - SouthPark 


Go to self-care activity:

I like to be creative! Self-care Sundays always involve a paintbrush, a clean canvas, and good music.


I love to laugh! Most people say I have a unique and contagious laugh.


Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being able to see the change in others and having the honor to be part of that change.



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

"Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change."  - Iyanla Vanzant.


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Blake Kellum is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) who has had the opportunity to work with a diverse population of clientele including children, families, and adults. Blake began her career by earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hampton University in 2013 and went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2018. She moved back to Ohio and began working as a Child Welfare Caseworker at Franklin County Children Services. While with FCCS, she was able to help children and families link with behavioral health, substance abuse, housing, and utility assistance resources to become successfully independent.

In 2019, Blake continued on in her career as an Admissions Counselor at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health. Here, she assessed potential patients dealing with suicidal ideation, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and altered mental status for admission to inpatient psychiatric care. After moving back to the South, in 2020, Blake obtained the position as an Admissions Counselor at Rebound Behavioral Health in Lancaster, SC to continue ensuring patients were able to receive necessary psychiatric care. 

In 2022, Blake transitioned from her role in the Admissions Department to becoming a therapist within the inpatient unit at Rebound. Here, she has been able to work more closely with patients experiencing hopelessness, depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. Blake ensures patients are provided with the necessary tools in overcoming their state of crisis and returning to a safe environment. Outside of her day-to-day work schedule, Blake enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, dancing, and listening to music. Blake has a passion to walk with clients in their journey of becoming their better self. She is honored to continue helping individuals acquire the skills necessary to endure the challenges of life.


Blake Kellum is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) who has had the opportunity to work with a diverse population of clientele including children, families, and adults. Blake began her career by earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hampton University in 2013 and went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2018. She began working as a Child Welfare Caseworker at Franklin County Children Services. While with FCCS, she was able to help children and families link with behavioral health, substance abuse, housing, and utility assistance resources to become successfully independent.

In 2019, Blake continued on in her career as an Admissions Counselor at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health. Here, she assessed potential patients dealing with suicidal ideation, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and altered mental status for admission to inpatient psychiatric care. After moving back to the South, in 2020, Blake obtained the position as an Admissions Counselor at Rebound Behavioral Health in Lancaster, SC to continue ensuring patients were able to receive necessary psychiatric care.  In 2022, Blake transitioned from her role in the Admissions Department to becoming a therapist within the inpatient unit at Rebound. 


About Blake
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Go to self-care activity:

Self-care Sundays always involve a paintbrush, clean canvas, and good music.

I love to laugh! Most people say I have a unique and contagious laugh.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being able to see the change in others & having the honor to be part of that change.



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

"Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change."  - Iyanla Vanzant.


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Here, she has been able to work more closely with patients experiencing hopelessness, depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction. Blake ensures patients are provided with the necessary tools in overcoming their state of crisis and returning to a safe environment.  Blake has a passion to walk with clients in their journey of becoming their better self. 
GET TO KNOW ERICA
GET TO KNOW ERICA

Anxiety

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
  • Bachelor's Degree in Spanish at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University

QUALIFICATIONS:

Erica Kerr Sued,
MA, LCMHCA

Location: 

Charlotte - SouthPark 


Life Transitons

Trauma

Go to self-care activity:

Weightlifting


Genuineness, Empathy, Cultural Sensitivity, Listening


Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being a part of my clients’ counseling journeys and helping them learn new skills to empower them to make changes is not only a privilege, but in turn, empowers me to continue to be the therapist that my
clients need.

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“A rising tide doesn’t raise people who don’t have a boat.” -Rahul Gandhi


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Erica Kerr Sued acquired her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in September of 2023
from Liberty University. She has counseling experience working with a variety of issues including life
transitions, grief, postpartum depression, trauma, and anxiety within the adult population. She also serves
children, teens, and couples in different stages of life, as well as religions and cultural backgrounds. She
has experience working as a former teaching assistant and allergy technician where she worked heavily
with the local Latino and Hispanic population in Charlotte, NC. These opportunities allowed her to not
only immerse herself into the culture, but also appreciate the values of others including those of her
clients.

Erica believes that all people have an innate desire to have a fulfilling and purposeful life. Inevitable
stress, anxiety, crisis, trauma, and sadness that accompany life’s journey can leave unhealed wounds and
drive human beings to develop healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms that serve to protect them
against future hardships. These hurt parts are sometimes stuck in painful moments from the distant or
even recent past where we left them. These unhealed parts can lead to self-destructive thoughts and
behaviors that can continue to cause problems in life. By utilizing an Internal Family Systems (IFS)
approach, Erica strives to help clients identify, confront, and seek to understand these self-destructive
thoughts, behaviors, and adapted perceptions of themselves and the world from a confident,
compassionate, and neutral position. She believes that this is one of the first steps in working towards
increased mindfulness, self-compassion, behavioral change, and contentment in life.

In addition to viewing client problems through an IFS lens, Erica also incorporates specific interventions
from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) during and outside of session. By utilizing interventions from
different therapy models, she desires to give clients the opportunity to practice and develop a holistic and healthy perception of themselves and the world around them to empower them to create sustainable
changes in their lives.
healthy perception of themselves and the world around them to empower them to create sustainable
changes in their lives.


Erica Kerr Sued acquired her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in September of 2023 from Liberty University. She has counseling experience working with a variety of issues including life transitions, grief, postpartum depression, trauma, and anxiety within the adult population. She also serves children, teens, and couples in different stages of life, as well as religions and cultural backgrounds. She has experience working as a former teaching assistant and allergy technician where she worked heavily with the local Latino and Hispanic population in Charlotte, NC. These opportunities allowed her to not only immerse herself into the culture, but also appreciate the values of others including those of her
clients.

Erica believes that all people have an innate desire to have a fulfilling and purposeful life. Inevitable stress, anxiety, crisis, trauma, and sadness that accompany life’s journey can leave unhealed wounds and drive human beings to develop healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms that serve to protect them
against future hardships. These hurt parts are sometimes stuck in painful moments from the distant or even recent past where we left them. By utilizing an Internal Family Systems (IFS)
approach, Erica strives to help clients identify, confront, and seek to understand these self-destructive thoughts, behaviors, and adapted perceptions of themselves and the world from a confident, compassionate, and neutral position.
About Erica
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Go to self-care activity:

Weightlifting

Genuineness, Empathy, Cultural Sensitivity, Listening

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being a part of my clients’ counseling journeys and helping them learn new skills to empower them to make changes is not only a privilege, but in turn, empowers me to continue to be the therapist that my
clients need.


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“A rising tide doesn’t raise people who don’t have a boat.” -Rahul Gandhi


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
In addition to viewing client problems through an IFS lens, Erica also incorporates specific interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) during and outside of session. By utilizing interventions from different therapy models, she desires to give clients the opportunity to practice and develop a holistic and healthy perception of themselves and the world around them. 
GET TO KNOW ARIEL
GET TO KNOW ARIEL

Anxiety

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at  North Carolina State University
  • Master's Degree in Social Work at North Carolina State University

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ariel Martin, MSW, LCSWA

Location: 

Charlotte - University


Relationships

Depression

Go to self-care activity:

Thrifting. Thrifting is like treasure hunting. You never know what you will find and sometimes you find some unique things that could not be obtained anywhere else!


My ability to understand. I do my best to understand others' perspectives and find common ground in the human experience.


Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being a change agent for good. I delight in seeing people become the most healed, happy, and whole version of themselves. 

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced,”
- James Baldwin



Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Ariel Martin was introduced to the mental health field at a young age. Her dad is a psychologist and her first exposure to private practice was accompanying her dad to work. Ariel would occupy her own office space as her dad met for sessions. It was in those days where she would thumb through various psychology books. Ariel intended to become a graphic designer, but after taking psychology 101 was fascinated by the study of human behavior. Ariel is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and anticipates obtaining her full license this fall! She acquired her Bachelor's in Psychology as well as her Master's in Social Work from NC State University (Go Pack!). She switched her major to psychology and took on design studies as a minor. Ariel likes to bring her creativity into session. As a former competitive dancer and design studies minor, Ariel thinks outside of the box. She promotes creative thinking and problem solving and is known for helping others develop alternative perspectives. 

After becoming provisionally licensed, she immediately began working as a therapist with an employee assistance program (EAP). This role allowed Ariel to develop a strong listening ear as she provided telephonic counseling. Afterward, she pursued group practice to meet with clients virtually as well as in-person. She has mainly worked with adults, and has some experience working with adolescents too. Ariel has worked with individuals who have battled depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, relationship issues, substance use, and persistent, severe mental illness. Ariel feels honored to connect with clients, offer a listening ear, acknowledge client's strengths, and provide tools to manage tough situations. It is her personal hope that reaching out for support is normalized as she does not believe in suffering in silence.

When Ariel is off-duty as a therapist, she is the mom of an adventurous toddler whom she refers to as her "two-nager". Ariel enjoys traveling, writing, cooking, thrifting/shopping, dancing, tending to her plants, organizing, and connecting with loved ones. 


Ariel Martin was introduced to the mental health field at a young age. Her dad is a psychologist and her first exposure to private practice was accompanying her dad to work. Ariel would occupy her own office space as her dad met for sessions. It was in those days where she would thumb through various psychology books. Ariel intended to become a graphic designer, but after taking psychology 101 was fascinated by the study of human behavior. Ariel is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and anticipates obtaining her full license this fall! She acquired her Bachelor's in Psychology as well as her Master's in Social Work from NC State University (Go Pack!). She switched her major to psychology and took on design studies as a minor. Ariel likes to bring her creativity into session. As a former competitive dancer and design studies minor, Ariel thinks outside of the box. She promotes creative thinking and problem solving and is known for helping others develop alternative perspectives. 

After becoming provisionally licensed, she immediately began working as a therapist with an employee assistance program (EAP). This role allowed Ariel to develop a strong listening ear as she provided telephonic counseling. Afterward, she pursued group practice to meet with clients virtually as well as in-person. She has mainly worked with adults, and has some experience working with adolescents too.  Ariel has worked with individuals who have battled depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, relationship issues, substance use, and persistent, severe mental illness. 
About Ariel
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Go to self-care activity:

Thrifting. Thrifting is like treasure hunting. You never know what you will find and sometimes you find some unique things that could not be obtained anywhere else!

My ability to understand. I do my best to understand others' perspectives and find common ground in the human experience.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Being a change agent for good. I delight in seeing people become the most healed, happy, and whole version of themselves. 



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced,” - James Baldwin


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Ariel feels honored to connect with clients, offer a listening ear, acknowledge client's strengths, and provide tools to manage tough situations. When Ariel is off-duty as a therapist, she is the mom of an adventurous toddler whom she refers to as her "two-nager". Ariel enjoys traveling, writing, cooking, thrifting/shopping, dancing, tending to her plants, organizing, and connecting with loved ones. 
GET TO KNOW TANISHA
GET TO KNOW TANISHA

Couples

Families

Adolescents & Adults

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology (Clinical) Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Master’s Degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling at John Jay College of Criminal Justice


QUALIFICATIONS:

Tanisha Pakanayeva, MA, LCMHC

Location: 

Charlotte - University


Go to self-care activity:

Meditation.

Resilience.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

The moment(s) that clients realize their own power and potential to overcome the things that brought them to therapy, and witnessing them transform newly learned practices into life-changing habits.  



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

"Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want" - Ken Poirot.


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Tanisha Pakanayeva is a New York native new to the Charlotte, NC area. She is a mental health
practitioner with over 12 years of experience in the clinical and forensic psychology fields.
Tanisha is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Forensic Psychology (Clinical); and a master’s degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling.
She maintains professional licenses in the states of New York and North Carolina. Tanisha has
practiced under the supervision of several established clinical and forensic psychologists in New York State. Her past employment settings have included mental health facilities, community and forensic hospitals, adolescent group homes, homeless shelters, and correctional settings.

Two of Tanisha’s most notable experiences include serving as an Assistant Director in a pilot mental health treatment program on Riker’s Island in New York City, for over four years; and serving as a volunteer counseling professional at an orphanage in Medellin, Colombia. At present, Tanisha is the Managing Director in private practice, a Life Coach and Counselor in a self-owned and operated practice, and the founder of a women’s empowerment chapter. She has joined the JCCC team with hopes of leaving a mark in the Charlotte, NC community, by incorporating her skills and passions in the areas of adult, youth, and family therapy via CBT, client-centered modalities, and holistic-focused approaches to healing.



Tanisha Pakanayeva is a New York native new to the Charlotte, NC area. She is a mental health practitioner with over 12 years of experience in the clinical and forensic psychology fields. Tanisha is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology (Clinical); and a master’s degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling. She maintains professional licenses in the states of New York and North Carolina. Tanisha has
practiced under the supervision of several established clinical and forensic psychologists in New York State. Her past employment settings have included mental health facilities, community and forensic hospitals, adolescent group homes, homeless shelters, and correctional settings.

Two of Tanisha’s most notable experiences include serving as an Assistant Director in a pilot mental health treatment program on Riker’s Island in New York City, for over four years; and serving as a volunteer counseling professional at an orphanage in Medellin, Colombia. At present, Tanisha is the Managing Director in private practice, a Life Coach and Counselor in a self-owned and operated practice, and the founder of a women’s empowerment chapter.
About Tanisha
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Go to self-care activity:

Meditation.

Resilience.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

The moment(s) that clients realize their own power and potential to overcome the things that brought them to therapy, and witnessing them transform newly learned practices into life-changing habits.  


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

"Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want" - Ken Poirot. 


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
She has joined the JCCC team with hopes of leaving a mark in the Charlotte, NC community, by incorporating her skills and passions in the areas of adult, youth, and family therapy via CBT, client-centered modalities, and holistic-focused approaches to healing.


GET TO KNOW ANDREA
GET TO KNOW ANDREA

Addictions

Anxiety

Trauma

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Carolina University

QUALIFICATIONS:

Andrea Moon Dry,
MS, LCMHC, NCC, LCAS, BC-TMH

Location: 

Salisbury - Saving Grace Farm


Go to self-care activity:

Reading a good book.

I can be rather persistent and stubborn about not giving up when met with setbacks or bumps in the road. 

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Seeing a client grow and hearing the excitement in their voices as they talk about how well they've used the skills we've practiced in their sessions in their daily lives. 



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

"Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk." - Walt Disney.

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Andrea Moon Dry graduated from Western Carolina University in May 2013 and hold a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#10269) through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors and a Nationally Certified Counselor (#322013) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is also certified as a License Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS-#20803) through the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board.
 
Andrea uses various mediums of therapy including Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR), person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, brief solution focused therapy, positive psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing to meet the individual needs of clients. The focus of her education and clinical training has been on administering screenings, assessments, crisis intervention, mental health and substance abuse counseling services for individuals and families along with facilitating group therapies with adolescents or
adults. 

Andrea is contracted through Jenkins Creative Counseling with Saving Grace Farm to perform Equine Assisted therapy. She also has experience in providing mental health services in a private practice setting which began in August 2016 and continues to the present day. In 2013, she worked at the Daymark Recovery Services center in Union county for two and a half years providing emergency services and addiction services to clients. She also has one-year experience in counseling students at the Counseling and Psychological services center at Western Carolina University.




Andrea Moon Dry graduated from Western Carolina University in May 2013 and hold a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (#10269) through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors and a Nationally Certified Counselor (#322013) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is also certified as a License Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS-#20803) through the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board.
 
Andrea uses various mediums of therapy including Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR), person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, brief solution focused therapy, positive psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing to meet the individual needs of clients. The focus of her education and clinical training has been on administering screenings, assessments, crisis intervention, mental health and substance abuse counseling services for individuals and families along with facilitating group therapies. Andrea is contracted through Jenkins Creative Counseling with Saving Grace Farm to perform Equine Assisted therapy. 
About Andrea
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Go to self-care activity:

Reading a good book.

I can be rather persistent and stubborn about not giving up when met with setbacks or bumps in the road. 

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Seeing a client grow and hearing the excitement as they talk about how well they've used the skills we've practiced in their sessions in their daily lives. 



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

"Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk."- Walt Disney.

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
She also has experience in providing mental health services in a private practice setting which began in August 2016 and continues to the present day. In 2013, she worked at the Daymark Recovery Services center in Union county for two and a half years providing emergency services and addiction services to clients. She also has one-year experience in counseling students at the Counseling and Psychological services center at Western Carolina University.



GET TO KNOW AMBER
GET TO KNOW AMBER

Anxiety

Trauma

Life Transitons

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - Associate
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Hampton University
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


QUALIFICATIONS:

Amber Peel, MA, LCMHC

Location: 

Charlotte - South Park

Go to self-care activity:

To snuggle and nap with my dog, Kobe. .

I am personable with people who I know and do not know. I strive to make others feel welcomed and comfortable. .

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Most rewarding part is when clients are able to have their "ah ha" moment, which sparks a desire for change. 


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

 "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Maya Angelou 

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Amber is a North Carolina native who has always had a passion for helping others. She received her Bachelor's of Art in Psychology from Hampton University, and earned her Master's in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate for NC.

Amber has years of experience working with an array of populations, such as working with children and families in intensive in-home, school based mental health therapy, crisis teams, and collegiate counseling. Amber specializes in working with teens, young adults, and adults who are having challenges with trauma, anxiety, self esteem, and facing life's transitions. Amber wants to make each client feel safe and comfortable in sessions, and will develop a person-centered plan with each individual to help them meet their needs in therapy. 




Amber is a North Carolina native who has always had a passion for helping others. She received her Bachelor's of Art in Psychology from Hampton University, and earned her Master's in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate for NC.

Amber has years of experience working with an array of populations, such as working with children and families in intensive in-home, school based mental health therapy, crisis teams, and collegiate counseling. Amber specializes in working with teens, young adults, and adults who are having challenges with trauma, anxiety, self esteem, and facing life's transitions. Amber wants to make each client feel safe and comfortable in sessions, and will develop a person-centered plan with each individual to help them meet their needs in therapy. 

About Amber
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Go to self-care activity:

To snuggle and nap with my dog, Kobe. 

I am personable with people who I know and do not know. I strive to make others feel welcomed and comfortable. 

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Most rewarding part is when clients are able to have their "ah ha" moment, which sparks a desire for change. 

Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." Maya Angelou 

Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
GET TO KNOW JESSICA
GET TO KNOW JESSICA

Maternal Mental Health

Parenting

Family Dynamics

SPECIALTIES:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified in maternal mental health perinatal mood disorders and anxiety disorders from the Selini Institute
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Winthrop University
  • Master's Degree in Social Work at Winthrop University

QUALIFICATIONS:

Jessica Vicic,
MSW, LCSW

Location: 

Charlotte - SouthPark 


Go to self-care activity:

Definitely, bubble baths!

I am very laid back and calm, which has been helpful within the therapeutic relationship

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Seeing growth and change over time. Empowering people to make the best choices and decisions for them and seeing them grow as people. 



Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales comparison to what lies inside of you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. 


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Get To Know Me!
Jessica Vicic has a passion for working with individuals, couples and families who are working to improve their skills, reach their goals and strive to meet their full potential! Jessica works alongside clients to empower them to make the best decisions and choices for their life. Graduating from Winthrop University with a Bachelors in Psychology, and received her Masters in Social Work in 2017. Jessica is a fully licensed clinical social worker certified in maternal mental health perinatal mood disorders and anxiety disorders from the Selini Institute. 

Jessica focuses mainly on adolescents and adults working to navigate through the many facets of life. Jessica also developed a passion to help transform the relationships that her clients have with important people in their lives, whether it’s a partner, parent, sibling, or friend by increasing validation and mutual understanding through effective and healthy communication and conflict resolution strategies. Experience specifically with couples and families to help guide them to increasing the quality of their relationship has been of great focus in her clinical work. Jessica has passion for working with those experiencing trauma, maternal mental health, anxiety, depression, life transitions, couples work and family transitions. Choosing to address life challenges takes a lot of courage and Jessica enjoys walking alongside this journey with each and every one of her clientele. 

Choosing to begin therapy is truly an empowering journey, it is important to learn life skills and helpful tools to help one be successful in utilizing new strategies outside of therapy, as well as begin to recreate positive coping skills, assertive communication and overall improved mental, emotional and physical well being through exploration of self discovery and the therapeutic relationship. 


Jessica Vicic has a passion for working with individuals, couples and families who are working to improve their skills, reach their goals and strive to meet their full potential! Jessica works alongside clients to empower them to make the best decisions and choices for their life. Graduating from Winthrop University with a Bachelors in Psychology, and received her Masters in Social Work in 2017. Jessica is a fully licensed clinical social worker certified in maternal mental health perinatal mood disorders and anxiety disorders from the Selini Institute. 

Jessica has developed a passion to help transform the relationships that her clients have with important people in their lives, whether it’s a partner, parent, sibling, or friend by increasing validation and mutual understanding through effective and healthy communication and conflict resolution strategies. Experience specifically with couples and families to help guide them to increasing the quality of their relationship has been of great focus in her clinical work. Jessica has a passion for working with those experiencing trauma, maternal mental health, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. 
About Jessica
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Go to self-care activity:

Definitely, bubble baths!

I am very laid back and calm.

Positive Qualities/Traits:

Seeing growth and change over time. Empowering people to make the best choices and decisions for them.


Most Rewarding Part about Being a Therapist:

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales comparison to what lies inside of you" - Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Favorite Quote:

Get To Know Me!
Choosing to begin therapy is truly an empowering journey, it is important to learn life skills and helpful tools to help one be successful in utilizing new strategies outside of therapy, as well as begin to recreate positive coping skills, assertive communication and overall improved mental, emotional and physical well being through exploration of self discovery and the therapeutic relationship. 

Meet The Office Administrators

GET TO KNOW PATRICIA
As Office Administrator, Patricia Peterson welcomes our clients and helps guide them through all aspects of securing the counseling services they need, including appointment setting, paperwork, insurance claims, and questions regarding care. Her passion for helping others shines through in the friendly and empathic way she relates to people of all ages and backgrounds. No matter the challenge, Patricia adeptly combines mental health industry knowledge, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills with her signature courteous and enthusiastic approach to this work.

Patricia brings more than 15 years of social service experience to her role, having worked for the Department of Social Services where she connected with various populations to address social justice issues. 

Patricia Peterson, Office Administrator

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Throughout her career, she has also played an influential role in developing, reviewing, and overseeing the implementation of program policies, including grant proposals to support organizational initiatives and objectives.  Before entering social work, Patricia served for ten years in the United States Air Force. She holds a Master of Administration Management from Webster University and a BA in Political Science from Mississippi Valley State University. In her free time, Patricia likes to read, bake, and spend time with her family

For both new and returning clients, Patricia looks forward to assisting them on their journeys to find the clinicians that work best for them.


Patricia Peterson, Office Administrator

Dwayne Jenkins II, Finance Manager

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An experienced financial professional and program manager, Dwayne Jenkins II brings his passion for helping others and natural-born problem-solving talents to everything he takes on. As Finance Manager for The Jenkins Creative Consulting Center, Dwayne oversees the organization’s financial health, ensuring clients continue to receive the services they need. 
His responsibilities include, but are not limited to monitoring cash flow, determining profitability, tracking expenses, and producing accurate reports.

Dwayne is a Program Manager and Scrum Master with nearly a decade of experience working with medium to large companies in a variety of industries, including Bank of America. 


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Throughout his career, he has built a reputation for adeptly handling multiple priorities while also developing talent. On projects big and small, he’s assembled and managed the teams necessary for accomplishing complex deployments and integrations that meet and exceed organizational goals. Today, he combines his dedication to successful project execution with the communication, leadership, and flexibility needed to meet any challenge. 

Dwayne holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Management from Gardner-Webb University. He’s also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM).

In his free time, Dwayne likes to play video games and read Japanese manga.



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