Confidential. Respectful. Collaborative.
Sometimes you just need the right person to talk to.
Family Services’ highly qualified, professional therapists provide effective and quality services for a wide range of life concerns and challenges in a confidential, respectful and collaborative environment. Our therapists have master’s degrees in social work, counseling, and/or marriage and family therapy and are licensed in the state of North Carolina. Our therapists help you build on your individual strengths to improve the quality of your life.
For more information about our counseling services, contact Family Services at 336.722.8173.
Meet our Therapists
Heather has experience working with all age groups, including family, individual, and couples counseling. She works with clients to address a variety of life’s challenges including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, bipolar, self-harm, anger management, relational problems, domestic violence, eating disorders, and trauma history. Heather is passionate about the empowerment of girls and is supportive of the LGBTQ community and equality.
In the therapy session, Heather believes empowerment is quintessential and strives to provide each client with therapy that is tailored to his or her individual needs. She also incorporates the fundamental ideas of existentialism, techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness.
She has a Master’s Degree from NC A&T State University in Mental Health Counseling-clinical and a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University in Nutritional Sciences.
Laura strives to help each client meet their own needs through utilizing strengths-based, solution-focused, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She works with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, domestic violence, mood disorders, grief, trauma history, and other life challenges. Laura believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and partners with her clients to foster healing, introspection and growth.
Laura has extensive training in play therapy and specializes in trauma-informed counseling. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In therapy, Lisha uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution based techniques, and trauma informed strategies, as well as a variety of other interventions and strategies, in a way that best meets the needs of the individual.
Lisha has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
James specializes in relationship stress and communication issues, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, issues from childhood, and adjusting to life changes in general. He uses mindfulness, existential, strengths-based and solution-focused therapies to facilitate reflection, insight and growth.
With over 10 years of experience as a certified clinical supervisor, he provides training and supervision to graduate interns and clinicians. James has Master’s Degrees from Wake Forest University and The University of Tennessee.
Bob holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University in Georgia and an undergraduate degree from UNC Asheville. He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Ann has received specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a structured, evidenced-based counseling model that was developed for use with children/adolescents and their caregivers. She received a Master of Arts degree from Scarritt College in Nashville, Tennessee and a Bachelor of Arts degree from High Point University.
Anne specializes in working with women and families who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or having issues related to pregnancy.
She also assists clients who are considering an adoption plan for their child.
She is a rostered clinician in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents who have survived significant trauma with a specific focus on sexual trauma. She has also received extensive training in adolescent sex offender treatment as a tool for treating those children with a history of victimization.
Latrina also provides mental health consultation with Early Head Start where she assists teachers and parents with promoting social emotional development for early learners.
A graduate of Winston Salem State University, she holds a Master’s in Counselor Education from Gardner-Webb University.
Additionally, Sheila is a Mental Health Consultant (MHC) with Family Services Child Development. She has extensive experience assessing and treating young children with developmental, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Sheila received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Gardner-Webb University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Greensboro College.
Karina has experience with integrated health care and has worked with individuals and families experiencing depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other mood disorders. She has worked with individuals experiencing homelessness, trauma, and other significant life changes.
In therapy, Karina strongly believes in self-determination and allowing the client to decide what is best for them. Some modalities that Karina utilizes during her sessions are motivational interviewing to evaluate readiness for change, a solution-focused and strengths-based approach, mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy.
She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Joint Master of Social Work Program from North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Karina also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Winston-Salem State University.
For the past two years, Raquel has worked as a mental health coach for the Head Start program, serving as a consultant for Head Start teachers, while also providing individual and group therapy to preschoolers (ages 3 to 5). Raquel is able to incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques as well as play therapy.
Raquel has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Casey’s work focuses on using solution-focused, strength-based parenting strategies as well as play therapy and mindfulness.
Casey attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University.
Denise especially enjoys working with children and adolescents and has worked at as a School-Based Therapist at Philo-Hill Magnet Academy and now works on-site at Parkland Magnet High School during the school year. Denise utilizes methods that are well-established, researched, and goal-oriented, including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral and client-centered therapies that encourage active client involvement and address each person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.