Is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate. She earned both her Master's degree in Social Work and her Bachelor's degree with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jenny has over 12 years of experience working with individuals and families in crisis, serving a number of organizations focusing on mental health, suicide prevention, domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Not only is she adept at assisting those experiencing acute crisis but also enjoys helping people be the best they can be.
Jenny feels that the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance and strives to put people at ease, providing a safe and caring, non-judgmental place where clients can really process through issues, focus on what they want to achieve and work towards that.
She uses an eclectic approach in treatment, recognizing that no one particular modality fits all, utilizing a number of evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, both with a client-centered approach.
Jenny is comfortable working with children, adolescents, adults and couples dealing with a variety of issues such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, behavioral issues, stress-management and crisis intervention. In addition, Jenny has a special passion for working with individuals living with a chronic mental or physical illness.
Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, which she obtained in 2010 from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In addition, she holds a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, which she obtained in 2015 from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
Mary works with individuals of all ages, but has a special interest in treating children, adolescents and families. She can work with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, behavior, and parenting. Mary also helps teenagers working through problems they have at home or school. In addition, she has an interest in working with LGBTQ populations.
Mary has an eclectic counseling style, which is rooted in Person-Centered Therapy. In her counseling, she incorporates play, art and music. Currently, she is interested in pursuing certification in Play Therapy and becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Victoria earned her Master's degree in School Counseling from Campbell University and her Bachelor's degree in English with honors from Mount Olive University. She earned her certificate for the practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 2017, and she is trained in EMDR techniques.
Victoria has over 10 years of combined experience in providing counseling and educational services to children, adolescents, and adults. She provides a safe, client-centered environment for her clients to explore their feelings and patterns of thinking while setting and working toward their personal goals. Victoria believes that the most valuable component to successful therapy is a trusting and accepting relationship between the client and counselor, and she strives to build a solid foundation for trust and collaboration for each of her clients.
Victoria utilizes evidenced-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and client-centered therapy. She also uses the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) to help clients learn self-care and resiliency skills. She integrates self-compassion and emotional intelligence exercises into the therapeutic process. She also enjoys incorporating play and art therapy techniques in her practice with children and adolescents.
Victoria is available to provide services to individuals and families seeking treatment for anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorders, personality disorders, OCD, ODD, grief and loss, adjustments, behavior management, parenting strategies, divorce, ADHD, women's issues, conflict resolution, stress management, and anger management. She is also passionate about teaching her clients about brain-based techniques founded on neuroscience to help them better understand how to cope and manage stress. She offers group counseling for women and teenagers dealing with stress, anxiety, and/or depression, and she is available to speak about these topics and other mental health concerns for community agencies, churches, or businesses. Victoria offers Christian counseling upon request.
M.Ed, LPCA, NCC
is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA). Cory holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors in Psychology. After graduating from UNC, Cory spent several years in Asia as a behavior therapy consultant, working with children with externalizing behavior issues and associated diagnoses, such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders. ?After living abroad, Cory went on to earn his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina State University. He is currently earning his doctoral degree in Counselor Education at North Carolina State University, with research interests in the areas of behavior and aggression in adolescents and barriers to mental health counseling across multicultural populations.
Cory has over ten years of experience working with a variety of clients but especially children and families. He has worked with children from preschool age through early adulthood. Cory’s love for serving children and families stems from his early experiences as an early childhood educator where he realized how deeply he could connect with children on an individual level. Cory believes that kids can intuitively sense the genuineness and level of comfort an adult has when interacting with them?and Cory has had a natural rapport with kids for as long as he can remember.
Cory’s passion is serving individuals across the lifespan in the areas of behavior issues, developmental disorders (ADHD, ASD, etc.), family and parenting issues, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship issues, life transition dynamics, personality disorders, trauma, abuse, self-esteem concerns, social skills issues and school issues.
When working with clients, Cory uses an eclectic approach that is adaptable to match the needs of each individual person. His approach tends to be person-centered in nature, with a focus on empowering clients to take control of their lives and find meaning in the journey of finding their better selves. Although he is naturally humanistic in his techniques, he draws from other modalities to fit the needs of certain clients, such as behavior therapy (especially with young children), family systems therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and existential therapy. As a former early childhood educator, Cory offers a unique perspective and expertise for potential clients who are looking for support with children and with school related challenges. Additionally, Cory is researched-trained in many childhood assessments including (but not limited to) the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the ADHD Rating Scale. He can assist families and parents in understanding and using these types of assessments to guide therapy goals and treatment.
Cory lives in Cary with his amazing wife, young son, and his two dogs. They love traveling, hiking, trying new foods and enjoying good movies together!
is an accomplished psychotherapist who is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and play therapy. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years experience, Julie has a natural affinity for working with all types of clients, and she is very culturally competent. She believes clients need positive affirmation and empathy along with guidance to learn how to make healthy choices for themselves. She strives to help clients develop into happy, productive members of society. Julie takes a client-centered approach, combining cognitive-behavioral techniques with psychodynamic, insight-oriented therapy. Counseling is tailored to each client's individual needs and preferences.
Julie is experienced in providing individual and family therapy. Her specialties include adolescent development, parenting training, and treating mood disorders (depression, anxiety and Bipolar Disorder). She helps parents understand what's to be expected with ?normal? adolescent development and what might indicate a problem. She is adept at helping children and teens understand the motivation for their behaviors and teaching them more positive coping skills and healthy emotional expression. In conjunction with this, she helps parents learn how to set appropriate limits and to encourage positive behaviors.
Other treatment areas include grief, sexuality issues, ADHD, anger management, and eating disorders.
Julie holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. Julie is available to provide community lectures and trainings on Communicating with Teens, Parenting Teens, and Teens & Technology.
is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate (LCSWA). He earned his Bachelor's degree from Evangel University in Springfield, MO, and graduated with Honors with a Master's Degree in Social Work from Delaware State University.
John started his career in 1999 as a Family Crisis Therapist for the state of Delaware working with at risk children, teens and families and has, over the past 17 years enjoyed providing client-centered counseling services to an incredible variety of populations including: children, youth, families, veterans, incarcerated individuals, state and federal probationers, abused and neglected children, foster children, physically, emotionally and sexually abused individuals, those dealing with domestic violence, depression, anger, anxiety, codependency, parenting struggles, relationship issues, marital problems, grief and loss, eating disorders, substance abuse, gambling addiction, sexual addiction, and self-harm.
John is the Eastern National Director of Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12 step program that helps individuals and families find hope and healing from their hurts, hang-ups and habits. Ordained as a minister, John started, and currently leads the Celebrate Recovery program at Temple Baptist Church in Selma, NC.
John is a generalist practitioner familiar with a vast range of theoretical practices and theories. He is happy to provide Christ-centered counseling services upon request.
earned his Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Larry has many years of experience providing clinical services for children, adolescents and families dealing with a wide range of mental health issues. Larry was a clinician and then program supervisor at Wake County Mental Health/Human Services where he developed and managed an innovative treatment program for children and families dealing with sexual abuse. During Larry's tenure with Mental Health/Human Services he also provided clinical supervision, consultation and community education.
Larry's extensive experience working with families struggling with trauma, loss and family disruption has given him a deep appreciation for the effort involved when families take their first step towards healing. Larry has 10 years of experience providing Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is rostered with the North Carolina Child Treatment Program as proficient in providing that evidence based treatment. Larry also has considerable experience assessing and treating adolescents and families involved with juvenile court and/or child protective services, assisting many of those families with reunification. Larry provides a safe and supportive framework for families to begin to understand and overcome their challenges.
Larry is a former Adjunct Professor and Field Instructor with the UNC School of Social Work and a statewide trainer on mental health issues for the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). Larry serves on the SAFEChild Advocacy Center Multi-Disciplinary Team and Oversight Committees, and is past president and current board member for the North Carolina Association for the Management and Treatment of Sexual Offenders (NCAMTSO).
is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She earned her Master's degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, with a specialization in Sex Therapy. She completed her internship at the Council for Relationships (formally the original Marriage Council of Philadelphia) working with diverse populations including couples, individuals, families, and children, all from a variety of backgrounds.
Allison works with various areas including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, past trauma, sexual abuse, marital/ couples work, identity, family dynamics, communication, grief/ loss, stress, and anger management. One of her specialties is sex therapy, which can include concerns with desire/ arousal, sexual pain/ dysfunction, gender identity, sexual abuse, sexual identity/ orientation, and sex addiction. She believes in creating a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental environment for people to explore these difficult matters.
In addition, Allison has a dance/ movement background (BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts) and loves to incorporate this into her work. Her therapy can often include mindfulness, stress-reduction, breathing, bodily awareness, and overall mind-body health.
Allison is experienced in utilizing different systemic models of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. With that, she strives to thoughtfully shape the therapeutic experience to each client's specific needs. She is passionate about using a strengths-based perspective to assist clients in reaching their personal goals. In short, Allison believes in collaborating with clients to help them lead happy and fulfilling lives.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Karen studied at Kutztown State University, Penn State University, and Wilkes University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in English Education. She has lived in North Carolina for nearly twenty years and earned her Master's degree in Counseling from Campbell University. She is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor and member of the American Counseling Association.
Karen's ten years in business management followed by eighteen years in teaching, counseling in schools, and private counseling, provides a wealth of wisdom and insight into the challenges and behaviors of adolescents, adults, and couples. She works with pre-adolescents, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups in the areas of: Relationship Conflict, Pre-Marital Counsel, Divorce Care for Adults and Children, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Anger-Management, Self-Injury, College, Career and Employment Counseling, Bullying, Grief, Sexual Orientation and Gender-Identity Issues, Problem-Solving Skill Building, Goal Setting, and Parenting Skill Building. She has special interest and expertise in teen/parent conflict resolution. Her treatment orientation combines the following: Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.
Life gets complicated and sometimes even overwhelming. Karen feels that sorting it all out with someone with a good balance of compassion, training, and wisdom can untangle even the toughest issues. "Life Skills" are real and through caring, purposeful conversation, those skills become empowering.
Based in training, research, wisdom, and life experience, Karen provides a caring, judgement-free environment in which clients explore and better understand past choices, build problem-solving skills, then get excited about the future. Clients are heard, supported, and challenged.
The majority of life's challenges includes stressful events and/or difficult relationships common to all of us. Karen believes that the difference between success and failure lies within our ability to react calmly and deliberately to the challenges. Self-awareness is critical to change and, together, she and her clients explore patterns of thoughts/feelings/behaviors contributing to a sense of loss of control, and then begin the skill-building necessary to effect positive permanent change.
MA, LPC, CCTP
is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the State of North Carolina and a certified Trauma Professional. Luz earned her Master's degree in Professional Counseling with honors from Liberty University.
She has over 5 years of experience providing counseling to pre-teens, adolescents and adults with mood and personality disorders, as well as those who have experienced abuse or trauma. During her time working for Interact of Raleigh, Luz gained much experience treating survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She also specializes in helping individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and other distressing symptoms such as those associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Luz can help you overcome the issues, both past and present that stand in the way of living a happy and productive life. Providing a compassionate and caring environment necessary for the healing process, Luz will help you to challenge/change the thoughts and behaviors that stand in the way of peace and happiness. If you are coping with major life stressors, abuse or simply desire personal growth, Luz can help you achieve your goals and restore emotional wellness.
In addition to her CCTP (certified Trauma Professional) certification, Luz has been trained in EMDR (Level 1) and intensively trained in DBT through the Linehan Institute. She also uses person-centered supportive therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with her clients.
MA, LMFT, DCC, LPC
is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). The Distance Credentialed Counselor identifies professional counselors who are specifically trained in delivering traditional counseling through technological means including video chat and more. Michael earned his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and his Bachelor's degree from Southeastern University.
Michael specializes in marriage and family therapy, including helping couples and individuals navigate relationships, parenting, blended family, communication and high conflict. He has extensive experience working with adolescent and parenting issues. His background includes nearly 15 years working with adolescents and their parents in several community organizations, which has provided him a great understanding of family, marriage, and parenting dynamics. Michael primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as a Family Systems approach when working with family and parenting dynamics. Michael is also a trained facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH which is an assessment designed specifically for couples to explore and strengthen their relationships. Having served in a pastoral role in a church for several years, Michael is able to offer Christian counseling to those who request a Christian perspective or those who desire to integrate their faith.
Michael works hard to create a strong therapeutic relationship in which he comes along side of the client to help establish goals that will encourage him or her to grow into the individual they want to become. Michael is available to provide individual, couples, or family therapy covering a variety of topics such as anxiety, depression, anger, family issues, parenting skills, relationship issues, behavioral problems, men's issues and much more.
Judy believes that each person is unique and as such individualizes her approach to the client's needs. She specializes in trauma and trauma related disorders. This includes PTSD, crisis, anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, child sexual abuse, body image, low self-esteem, self-worth, and other trauma related symptoms. Judy provides a safe place for clients to express their feelings and provides tools to help lessen symptoms.
She strongly feels that law enforcement and other emergency service workers often go untreated after dealing with crisis and trauma on the job. As a former law enforcement officer and trainer, she understands the unique experiences and needs of law enforcement, fire, and EMS workers.
Judy uses an Integrative approach to counseling and believes that no one plan of treatment is the best. She uses cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT), Client Centered approaches and others.
Judy graduated from Liberty University with a Masters in Licensed Professional Counseling in 2017. She is a certified hypnotist, and obtained her certification from the North Carolina School of Hypnosis in 2012. She is also a Distance Certified Counselor (DCC).
Clinical Director for Substance Abuse and Addiction Services
Paula is the Clinical Director for Substance Abuse services at One-Eighty Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), and an EMDRIA-trained EMDR Practitioner. She earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Campbell University and her Bachelor's degree in Communication from North Carolina State University. Paula is also a member of the Campbell University Counselor Education Program Advisory Board.
Paula is available for assessment and treatment of both mental health and addiction concerns. Areas of treatment include depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, adult ADHD, relationships, cultural/racial identity, career/education planning, post-bariatric surgery support, as well as chemical and behavioral addictions. Paula focuses on delivering non-judgmental, client-centered services utilizing interventions based in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and multiple substance abuse/addiction specific treatment modalities.
Paula provides trauma-focused care utilizing EMDR, an evidence-based psychotherapy shown to be highly effective in the treatment of trauma and PTSD (including public safety and military). EMDR is also established to be effective treatment for other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, disturbing memories caused by adverse life experiences, as well as chemical/behavioral addictions.
Paula is also available for court-ordered substance abuse assessments and treatment, as well as drug testing services. She has experience working with government agencies such as DSS, probation/parole, and court systems to assist clients in resolving their legal matters.
Paula welcomes adolescents over 16 years and adults. She embraces the opportunity to work with clients of diverse backgrounds.
— MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC, CCTP, DCC
Dr. Kristen Moran
is a doctoral level licensed professional counselor associate in North Carolina. She is also a fully licensed professional counselor in South Carolina. Kristen earned her Masters degree in School Counseling and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. She earned her Bachelor's degree from William and Mary.
Kristen has over 10 years of combined counseling experience working with a variety of populations. She worked as a school counselor in the elementary, middle, and high school levels and enjoys working one-on-one to help children and adolescents. She also has a passion for working with parents in helping to build strong families as well as with women who are struggling with a variety of concerns (stress, life balance, etc.). Other areas of focus include anxiety disorders, depression, stress management, occupational issues, and grief. Kristen also has experience conducting small counseling groups on topics such as stress management, academic issues, and anxiety.
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master's degrees in Social Work with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Bachelors in Social Work with Honors from Appalachian State University. Julia has been a NC LCSW since July 2012 and is available to provide clinical supervision to associate level professionals.
Julia has a variety of experience working with high risk children, adolescents, adults, and families in outpatient and inpatient settings. Julia values utilizing evidenced-based practice to provide the most effective treatment to her clients. In 2014, Julia became a rostered Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) clinician through the NC Child Treatment Program.
Julia specializes in treating individuals who are experiencing symptoms of post traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. Throughout the therapy process, Julia values the use of holistic approaches to engage individuals and families.
When treating her client's needs, Julia utilizes an integrated therapeutic approach. Julia often draws from Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) throughout treatment. In session, Julia loves getting creative with the use of art and movement when teaching skills for relaxation, emotional expression, and compassionate thinking.
MA, LPC, LCAS-A
Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Associate (LCAS-A). She graduated from Liberty University with a Masters of Counseling in 2011.
Her therapeutic work focuses on helping individuals striving to find their best self so that they can create a sense of joy in this life. In a safe and supportive atmosphere she helps people develop their strengths and focus on their personal growth. She utilizes an eclectic blend of therapeutic modalities tailored to the individual, which include: Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
She specializes in working with adults who are dealing with substance abuse, addictions, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, co-dependency, relationship issues, and other life stressors.