Therapy Team

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Therapy Team 2018-09-05T15:36:53+00:00

H. Dawn Wrenn, LPC

Dawn Wrenn earned her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2010, and her Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling from East Carolina University in 2011. Prior to her graduate school, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Norfolk State University with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Psychology. She is a licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Dawn is also recognized as a Certified Trauma Specialist by the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists and as a nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association.
Dawn’s background includes both in-patient and outpatient counseling with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as parent education and early childhood development. She has been recognized for volunteer work with military families. Additionally, she was a volunteer victim advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Her training includes specialized training through the EMDR Institute in EMDR with a particular interest in combat trauma.

Gina DiBona, LCSW-A

Gina DiBona received her Masters of Social Work from East Carolina University in May of 2017. She is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Before joining the team at CCNC, she completed her graduate internship at RHA Behavioral Health in New Bern, NC working with individuals with Intellectual or Developmental disabilities. She also completed hours with Hope for the Warriors, Camp Lejuene, NC working with Service Members, Veterans and their families. During her time at Hope for the Warriors Gina explored her passion for working with caregivers and trauma survivors, this led Gina to complete course work to become a Clinical Certified Trauma Professional. She works with all ages, and needs, including, anxiety, grief and loss, and caregiver stress.

Susan L. Rutherford, LCSW

Susan Rutherford received her Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1988.  Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate degree from Daemen College in Amherst, NY.  Ms. Susan has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1991.  Ms. Susan has been with CCNC since the start of the practice 10 years ago.  She brings to the practice over 30 years of experience in direct psychiatric care.  She has experience in providing care in the private practice setting, inpatient acute care, partial hospitalization, group home setting and adolescent residential care.  Ms. Susan specializes in treating individuals and families with mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety issues, loss and grief, domestic violence and relationship issues.

When she is not working, Susan enjoys going to the beach, boating and spending time with her family and pets.  Although not from this area, Ms. Susan considers the Crystal Coast to be her home.

Timothy W. Campbell, LCSW

Timothy W. (Tim) Campbell, LCSW, has over 35 years of experience providing individual and family psychotherapy. He holds a master’s degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as holding the title of Diplomat (DCSW) with the National Association of Social Work Competence. Mr. Tim is certified in Trauma-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a North Carolina Certified Clinical Social Work Supervisor. Mr. Tim has held positions such as Director of Field Education for the East Carolina University School of Social Work and he has served as Director of Psychotherapy Services at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Tim has been with Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center since 2007 where he specializes in areas such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Military Family Issues and Anxiety Disorders. He provides Clinical Supervision for other psychotherapists working within the organization.

Jessica Aycock, LCSW-A

Jessica Aycock received her Masters of Social Work from University of Southern California in 2015. She is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker and member of the National Association of Social Workers. Prior to joining CCNC, she completed her graduate internships working with trauma survivors at Promise Place in New Bern and military members through Hope for the Warriors on Camp Lejeune. Having grown up in a military family, she has extensive knoweldge on the unique stressors placed on military families, particularly spouses and children. She works with all ages and needs, including depression, anxiety and relationship issues.

Terra Garland, LCSW-A

Terra Garland received her Master of Social Work from the University of New England in 2016. She is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Terra is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and Association for Play Therapy. Prior to CCNC, Terra worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities. Terra is EMDR trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults, and is currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.

Tanya J. Hopkins, MBA, MA, LPC

Ms. Tanya is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina.  She earned her Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology in 2007 from the Florida School of Professional Psychology in Tampa, FL.   She trained in the college counseling center, hospital, community mental health, and private practice settings as well as volunteering as a counselor for sexual assault survivors and on a suicide hotline before joining CCNC in 2010.  Additionally, she holds a Masters of Business Administration degree she earned in 2000 from Franklin University in Columbus, OH and currently serves as the Corporate Responsibility Officer for the practice.

Ms. Tanya enjoys treating all ages with special interest in children.  She is trained to work with all mental health issues and has special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and LGBTQI issues. Ms. Tanya’s theoretical orientation revolves around identifying the strengths within her patients; Solution Focused Therapy. The patients’ intrapersonal strengths, along with a warm therapeutic alliance and genuine empathy are what she believes to be most beneficial to patients.  Ms. Tanya is trained and competent in other types of psychotherapies including; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy.

Ms. Tanya is originally from central Ohio.  She likes spending time with family and friends, playing with her pet, volunteering, and traveling in her spare time.

Christy Harness, LCSW

Christy Harness received her Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in May 2011. Christy graduated with honors from her graduate program receiving a degree with distinction, Summa Cum Laude. She has been credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2013. Christy completed her graduate internship at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital and C.I.R.C. She provided mental health counseling for active duty military personnel and their families. Christy facilitated psychoeducational groups in the inpatient psychiatric facility utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy. She also co-facilitated groups for the outpatient crisis prevention program. During her undergraduate internship, Christy worked at the Onslow County Health Department as a Maternity Care Coordinator.
Christy has been with CCNC since 2011 where she has experience with outpatient, inpatient, and emergency room care. Christy previously held the position of Director of Telemedicine Services at CCNC, where she facilitated and provided psychiatric services for emergency departments across the state of North Carolina via telemedicine. Her background includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with special interest in mood disorders, depression, anxiety, marital issues, familial issues/communication, and trauma.

Leah Callahan, LPC

In 2015, Ms. Callahan was awarded her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Prior to her graduate training, Ms. Callahan worked in the medical field administratively in dermatology and mental health. During her graduate training, Ms. Callahan worked as an intern on a volunteer basis at a charity organization assisting individuals who were homeless and lower socioeconomic populations, facilitating substance abuse recovery groups and providing psychosocial assessments. Additionally, Ms. Callahan sought training in a community counseling setting and then completed her internship at Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center in the fall of 2015. In 2017, she completed basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDR Institute, which is used in the treatment of issues surrounding trauma, abuse, and adverse childhood experiences.

Ms. Callahan enjoys meeting patients where they currently are and improving their mental health from a holistic viewpoint, which takes into account the entire personhood of the patient, as well as individual strengths. Ms. Callahan is experienced in treating children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual psychotherapy, group counseling, and psycho-educational groups. Ms. Callahan enjoys treating a wide variety of diagnoses and issues, including Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, PTSD, and Substance Use Disorders.

Ms. Callahan is a member of the American Counseling Association, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Patricia Ann Scott, LCSW

Patricia Scott received her Masters of Social Work from University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in 2013. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Patricia has over fifteen years of experience in the Human Services Field and has worked with adults, children and families throughout her career. Patricia has spent over ten years of her career working with families overcoming abuse and violence issues as a case worker at a safe shelter, coordinating prevention services for a military community and providing therapy for families engaged in the foster care system due to domestic violence. During her time as a Clinical Social Work Associate in Kansas Patricia provided in home therapy to families reuniting after living in foster care. After moving to North Carolina as a military spouse she worked as a Clinical Social Worker at an adult inpatient psychiatric hospital and joined the team at CCNC in June 2016.

Patricia has a special interest in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and employs a holistic approach to provide therapy and psycho-education to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Patricia’s theoretical orientation includes a focus on strengths in an effort to reduce the potential for harm and enhance hope and resilience to solve the problems bring people to treatment. Patricia’s practice focuses on individual disorders such as trauma, grief, depression, anxiety and mood disorders and relational issues such as family violence, communication issues, marital issues and parenting issues.

Amanda Manning, LCSW-A

Amanda Manning received her Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Wellness from the University of Southern California in May 2017. She is also certified in Military Social Work and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Amanda has experience working in both medical and mental health care fields. Amanda has an aptitude for taking a strengths-based approach when providing care. She has a passion to help others that have been through challenging experiences and recognizes how therapy is unique to every individual. She has experience in evidence-based practices to include Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Her knowledge in neuroscience aids in linking human behavior to brain science, allowing a deeper understanding to individual feelings and behaviors. Amanda has been with CCNC since August 2016 where she has experience with outpatient, inpatient, group, and individual therapy. Her undergraduate experience includes working as a Pregnancy Care Manager at the Onslow County Health Department and a Teen Mentor for PEERS. Her background includes working with Suboxone groups, children, adolescents, and adults with special interests in military affiliated families, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and familial challenges.

Jessica Bates, LCSW-A

Jessica Bates attended East Carolina University where she completed the advanced standing program and received her Masters of Social Work in May 2017. She completed her graduate internship with Community Home Care and Hospice which was emotionally challenging yet gratifying. Prior to that Jessica received her Bachelors of Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Onslow extension site in May 2016. She completed her undergraduate internship with the Care Coordination for Children’s program at the Onslow County Health Department. Jessica is now an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker and although she has a special passion and knowledge for the elderly and children, she thoroughly enjoys working with people from all ages and various needs.

Andrea Bennerman, LCSW-A

Andrea Bennerman received her Masters of Social Work from University of Pembroke in Pembroke, North Carolina in 2014.  Prior to joining CCNC, Andrea has experience in the Human Services Field and has worked with adults, children, and families throughout her career. She completed her graduate internship working with children on the Autism Spectrum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Prior to that Andrea received her Bachelors of Social Work at the University of North Carolina of Pembroke in 2013. She completed her undergraduate internship with the Guardian Ad Litem at the Cumberland County Courthouse. Andrea enjoys working with people from all ages and various needs. She is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Emily Sinning Sewell, LCSW

Emily Sinning Sewell graduated with Honors from East Carolina University with her Master of Social Work in 2010, graduating in the top of her class, Summa Cum Laude, and with the prestigious Outstanding MSW Graduate Award. Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies. Prior to graduate school, Emily graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology with a Minor in Pre-Medical Studies. Emily is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and holds a Certificate in Clinical Supervision from NASW-NC.

Emily has over 10 years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Emily completed her internship with RHA Behavioral Health in New Bern, NC working with the Mobile Crisis Management Team and Intensive In-Home Services providing psychotherapy to children and their families. During graduate school, Emily also volunteered as a Crisis Counselor, Rape Victim Advocate, and served on the Board of Directors at the REAL Crisis Intervention Center in Greenville, NC, and earned the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2010.

Emily initially joined CCNC in 2010 after completing graduate school where she worked as a Psychiatric Intake Specialist completing comprehensive evaluations and telemedicine services. Emily’s expertise and diligence in assessments led to her becoming a senior trainer of students and employees. Emily then progressed to providing psychotherapy services to a variety of ages. Due to Emily’s leadership abilities, Emily served as Assistant Clinical Director, providing clinical supervision, guidance, and training to employees and students alike in addition to psychotherapy until June 2017.

Over the past year before returning to CCNC in September 2018, Emily served as the Primary Clinical Psychotherapist/Clinical Director of Magnolia Landing – Extended Care for Women providing residential therapeutic services to adult women recovering from addiction and trauma in Havelock, NC. Emily served on the leadership team. Emily also provided individual, group, and family, psychotherapy services; facilitated intensive workshop groups; and also provided clinical supervision and consultation to students and staff. Emily is very excited to be returning to CCNC after gaining additional expertise.

Emily’s theoretical orientation is based in psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment, structural family systems therapy, experiential and play-based therapy, somatic therapy, mindfulness and meditation, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (CBT), including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical and behavioral therapy (DBT). Emily works with all ages and enjoys providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy.

Emily’s special interests include working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, substance use disorders, trauma, grief and loss, women’s issues, relational issues, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Emily is in the process of receiving training and certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with EMDR Consulting (certified EMDRIA training provider) as well as registering with the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.

Emily was raised in eastern North Carolina and is proud to call this area her home. Emily remains very close to her family. When Emily is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. You might just catch her doing cartwheels with her children