Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center

Our Psychology Team: 


Psychology (PsyD/PhD) – Psychologists have earned a doctorate degree (PsyD -Doctorate of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychology, PhD -Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology) and evaluate behavior, personality, cognition through the use of psychological testing instruments, and psychotherapeutic methods.  Psychologists may also provide therapy for their patients.


Neuropsychologists have completed advanced study pertaining to the study of brain-behavior relationships, including the diagnosis, etiology and prognosis, and treatment of the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive effects of cerebral dysfunction through psychological and behavioral techniques and methods. 


Forensic psychologists are psychologists with specialized training in the assessment and understanding of psychological principals and court processes.  Forensic psychology is the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system.  It involves understanding criminal law in the relevant jurisdictions in order to be able to interact appropriately with judges, attorneys and other legal professionals.  


Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA's) – LPA's have attained a masters degree in clinical psychology with a concentration/internship in clinical practice and psychological testing.  An LPA provides psychotherapeutic treatment and psychological testing under the supervision of a Psychologist.




Meet the members of our Medical Team.


Our Medical Team: 


Psychiatrist (MD) – A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed medical school and a residency in Psychiatry.


Nurse Practitioners - Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses (usually with a master’s degree or doctorate) who provide high-quality healthcare services similar to those of a doctor. NPs diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems. They have a unique approach and stress both care and cure. Besides clinical care, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. They help patients make wise health and lifestyle choices.Nurse practitioners treat both acute and chronic conditions through comprehensive history taking, physical exams, physical therapy, ordering tests and therapies for patients, within their scope of practice.


Physician Assistants – A physician assistant (PA) is a mid-level medical practitioner who works under the supervision of a licensed doctor (an MD) or osteopathic physician (a DO).


The physician assistant came about in the 1960s as a response to the need for more clinicians (there was a shortage of family physicians) and better access to health care. Today the term "physician assistant" has a more precise definition as it applies to the mid-level practitioner who is able to practice medicine under the auspices of a licensed physician. Although the physician need not be present during the time the PA performs his or her duties, there must be a method of contact between the supervising physician and the PA at all times. The PA must be competent in the duties he or she is performing and the physician for whom the PA is working must also be licensed and trained to perform the relevant duties.



Meet the members of our Psychology Team.

Our Therapy Team: 


Psychotherapists – Psychotherapists have earned, at minimum, a masters degree and subsequent mandated current professional licensure and certification to practice in their related fields.   Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of an individual or to improve froup relationships (such as in a family).  Psychotherapists typically hold one of the following licenses:


LCSW's - Licensed Clinical Social Worker - LCSW's have attained a masters degree in social work with a concentration/internship in clinical practice.  An LCSW independently provides both diagnostic and psychotherapeutic treatment.  An LCSW may also hold an advanced national clinical certification known either as a Diplomat in Clinical Social Work (DCSW) or Board Certified Diplomat (BCD). 


LPC's - Licensed Professional Counselor -  LPC's have attained a masters degree in counseling or a closely related human service field with a concentration/internship in clinical practice.  An LPC provides psychotherapeutic treatment following a patient's diagnosis and referral by a physician.  





Meet the members of our Therapy Team.




Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center

200 Tarpon Trail

Jacksonville, NC 28546


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