Therapy Team

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Therapy Team2019-08-05T14:34:30-04:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kathryn Hart, LPC-A

Kathryn Hart completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in addictions, as well as earned her Graduate Certificate in Military and Trauma Counseling from East Carolina University in 2018. Prior to her graduate school, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services and Psychology. She is licensed in North Carolina as both a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate, and is a National Certified Counselor. Kathryn is also a member of the American Counseling Association and the Professional Association of Rehabilitation Counselors. As an undergraduate student, she completed her internship at Walter B. Jones Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Greenville, NC working with individuals in an inpatient psychiatric substance abuse setting. Prior to joining the team at CCNC, she completed her graduate practicum and internship at PORT Health Services in Greenville, NC working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses in an outpatient setting. With several family members that are veterans and military members, Kathryn has a unique passion and heart for the military community and those who have experienced combat-related trauma. She works with all ages and needs, but specializes in mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, and substance use disorders. Kathryn utilizes a holistic and person-centered approach to provide therapy and psycho-education to all individuals. Kathryn also employs aspects of spirituality and multiculturalism within her theoretical orientation of Existentialism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.

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.

Tammy L Wright, MS, LPC

In May,1998, Ms. Wright was awarded a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She graduated with honors as a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Academic Counseling Honor Society. Ms. Wright received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, in 1995. Ms. Wright has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. Ms. Wright is licensed by the State of North Carolina, as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC; 5478). Ms. Wright is also a Certified Tri-Care Counselor.

Ms. Wright has been a therapist in private and group practices, has worked in various psychiatric hospitals, as well as a Domestic Violence Shelter for women and children. She is an experienced presenter and has provided professional training for Continuing Education, to other professionals in the mental health field, in major cities in the United States. Some of the training programs that she has presented are; ~Anger Management~ Becoming Solution-Focused, Sexual Health in the Elderly, Solution-Focused Sexual Abuse Therapy Model, Working with Mandated Clients

Ms. Wright has much experience working with a wide range of patients, from children to the elderly, providing individual, couples, and family counseling. Ms. Wright continues to provide consultation and mediation services, as well as present in-service trainings for local businesses, and is often invited to speak at grief and divorce support meetings. Ms. Wrights areas of clinical interests include working with adult women experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, as well as trauma.

Caitlin Goss, LPC-A

Caitlin Goss earned her Master of Science degree in Counselor Education with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Carolina University in May 2018. Prior to her graduate school, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mid-Atlantic Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. Caitlin is also recognized as a Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She is a member of the North Carolina Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for professional counselors. Caitlin’s background includes both in-patient, outpatient, in-home, and group counseling services with children, adolescents, and adults. Before joining CCNC, Caitlin completed her graduate internship experience at the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina. During her time in Greenville, she provided brief counseling services to patients of various ages, cultures, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. She also assisted in the development and providence of a caregiver support group for adults caring for their aging loved ones. Caitlin has also served patients with terminal illnesses as well as their caregivers by providing counseling services through Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care of Plymouth, North Carolina. She has been recognized for her volunteer work with families of the terminally ill as well as children with terminal illnesses. In addition, she completed hours at Pitt Community College Counseling Services where she assisted college students in stress management and career selection. She works with all ages, genders, and cultures to provide person-centered counseling services to individuals struggling with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, and stress. Caitlin has a special place in her heart for serving geriatric patients who are undergoing depression and stress related to the process of aging.

Alecia Weldon, LCSW-A

Alecia Weldon received her Masters of Social Work from Florida State University in May 2018. Prior to graduate school, she received her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services at Penn State University. She is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Before joining CCNC, Alecia gained experience working with children and adolescents through two full-time internships at Georgia Pines Community Mental Health in Thomasville, GA and FSU Multidisciplinary Center in Tallahassee, FL.

During her field placements, Alecia provided school-base individual and group mental health services for children and adolescents in surrounding area schools. Alecia participated as a member of intervention teams including supervisors, school counselors, school personnel and caseworkers to help aid students and their families who are having behavioral and/or academic difficulties. Overall, Alecia worked with students in elementary, middle school, and high school in rural areas with difficulties to include anger management, suicidal ideations, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, experiencing poverty, developmental delay, trauma and loss, sexual identity, and bullying at school.

Alecia also completed intake evaluations for guardians of children who were receiving diagnostic testing and specialized evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder at FSU Multidisciplinary Center. During her undergraduate schooling, Alecia interned with CCNC gaining familiarity with psychological intake evaluations for all age groups and participated as a team member providing group therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder and social skills, adolescent girls, and Attention Deficit Disorders. Alecia completed her internship with CCNC and left to volunteer in India teaching English and providing childcare to students attending slum schools in Faridabad before returning to the states to complete her Masters program.

Alecia’s primary focus is working with children and adolescence with a theoretical orientation that leans toward “awareness of experience In the present moment”, (Mindfulness) and enjoys teaching it through various evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. With mindfulness as a focus, the goal of therapy for Alecia is not to mold ”one size fits all” mediation practice, but help clients find more balance, peace, compassion and contentment to their lives.

Diana Miller, LCSW-A

Diana Miller received her Masters of Social Work from Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC) in 2016 and a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work (BASW) with a focus in generalist practice from The University of Akron (Akron, OH) in 2013. Her work and practicum experience includes serving populations of diverse age ranges and backgrounds such as children/teens and families, the intellectually/developmentally disabled adult and geriatric populations as well as the maternal child health population all within medical, residential, community and office based settings. She strives to provide an authentic, patient-centered, and mindful approach in therapy to empower her patients to strengthen their skills and resilience in resolving their own problems using evidence-based tools and methods. Her ultimate goal is to support the patient through their own healing and growth process to relieve or reduce identified symptoms and improve their quality of life. Developing a trusting and authentic therapeutic relationship is essential to the effectiveness of this process. Creating a safe, nurturing, and secure space is the foundation of her practice.  From a secure and safe foundation, patients can feel comfortable to take the next steps towards working on issues that they would like to address.  Diana works collaboratively with her patients throughout the therapeutic process to meet patients where they are and adapts according to their present needs, personality, culture, and background.  For some, incorporating creative and alternative techniques like art, music, journaling, movement, and mindfulness can offer a dynamic experience. For others, traditional talk therapy may be preferred.  Identifying strengths, building resiliency, exploring and challenging dysfunctional patterns, examining the impact of family history, building a support system, and developing healthy coping skills are some things you can expect from this process. Additionally, she aims to ensure that patients leave sessions with practical tools, knowledge, and resources to strengthen their skills. Her approach is largely informed by attachment theory and cognitive behavioral modalities and supported with her trainings in psycho dynamics, family systems, and solution-focused therapy. Diana enjoys fostering her growth and development through on-going evidence-based education, trainings, certifications and research so that she may continue to provide and expand her comprehensive therapeutic services. Her special interests include working with Military affiliated individuals and families, Blended families, Trauma, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Grief and Loss issues, Life Transitions, Parenting Issues, Relationship issues, and Gender or Identity issues.

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

Naja Underwood, LPC

Naja Underwood received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in May of 2016.  Prior to her graduate training, Naja worked in Adult Corrections for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.  This is where she discovered that she has a passion to help others that have been through challenging experiences.  During her graduate training, Naja worked as an intern on a volunteer basis at Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia. During her time in Georgia, she provided brief counseling services to patients of various ages, cultures, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. She developed a special interest in working with patients with terminal illnesses during her time at Navicent Health. Naja is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina.  She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors and Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina.  Naja’s background includes outpatient, in-home, and group counseling services with children, adolescents, and adults.  She uses a person-centered approach in treating individuals of all ages, gender and cultures struggling with LGBTQ issues, mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety issues, loss and grief, domestic violence and relationship issues.

Lindsay Gonyeau, LCSW

Lindsay Gonyeau received her Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2012. Prior to that she completed her undergraduate degree at East Carolina University receiving a BA in Psychology with a minor of Child Development and Family Relations. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Lindsay has completed several trauma focused and trauma informed care trainings. Prior to joining CCNC, she worked in the psychiatric residential treatment setting with adolescents who required intensive therapy and behavioral modification in a structured environment. Lindsay has several years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy while working closely with an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals. She has found that working the individual themselves often leads to using a systems approach that incorporates social relationships, family, and both natural and community supports. She also has experience working in a psychiatric emergency department providing crisis intervention and stabilization to all ages with a broad range of symptoms.

Lindsay uses a theoretical approach that incorporates a variety of treatment modalities which allows to best meet the needs of the individual. She strongly believes in providing a comfortable and trusting environment by active listening, empathizing, normalizing, and acknowledging the specific needs and desires during each individual encounter. Lindsay specializes in Trauma Focused therapies and is also trained and experienced in the following treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused-Strengths Based, Behavior Modification, Systems Approach, and Seven Challenges Substance Use. She works with all ages and all needs.

Alicia Orlopp, LPC

Alicia Orlopp is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina, and recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the Board of Certified Counselors. She earned her Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling in December 2016 from Long Island University in Brookville, NY and graduated with honors as a member of the Chi Sigma Iota Academic Counseling Honor Society. Alicia received a Bachelor of the Arts in psychology at the State University of New York at Fredonia in May 2014. Prior to joining CCNC, Alicia gained experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in outpatient, inpatient, group therapy, individual therapy, and care coordination settings. Alicia was trained and certified in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (RE-CBT) through the Albert Ellis Institute.

Alicia’s primary approach in therapy is an integration of person-centered, mindfulness-based, and rational emotive cognitive behavioral therapies. This approach meets individual’s where they are to enhance an individual’s mindful awareness, emphasize a focus on the present through redeveloping dysfunctional beliefs, and maintaining a genuine and empathic relationship.