Ashley Russell, LCSW-A
Ashley Russell received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California in August 2018. Prior to that, Ashley earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Ashley is a United States Marine Corps veteran where she served 4 years on active duty. Ashley is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker and joined CCNC’s team in May 2019. Prior to working with CCNC, Ashley has experience working with adults with severe mental illnesses in psychosocial rehabilitation services, facilitating groups, working with children through Child Abuse Prevention Association in South Carolina, and working as an Intensive In Home Therapist in Virginia with children at risk of out of home placement from ages 5-18. Ashley’s concentration is Adult Mental Health and Wellness, but she loves working with a variety of ages and backgrounds. Ashley’s approach in therapy is a combination of a person centered approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. She meets individual’s where they are at and she treats individuals of any age, culture, ethnicity, or gender.
Ashley Covington-Wright, LCSW-A
Ashley Covington-Wright received her Masters of Social Work from Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC) in 2016 and a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro, NC) in 2015. She is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. Before joining CCNC, Ashley gained experience serving populations of diverse age ranges and backgrounds such as children/teens and families and intellectually/developmentally disabled adults. Ashley has participated as a member of intervention teams to include working alongside supervisors, school counselors, school personnel and social workers to help aid students and their families who are having behavioral difficulties, academic difficulties and child welfare disputes. With several family members that are veterans and military members, Ashley has a unique passion and heart for the military community and those who have experienced combat-related trauma. Since joining CCNC Ashley has worked as a Psychiatric Intake Specialist completing comprehensive evaluations and telemedicine services. She uses a person-centered approach in treating individuals of all ages, gender or identity issues, Parenting Issues, mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety issues, loss and grief, domestic violence and relationship issues. Ashley 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. Additionally, she aims to ensure that patients leave sessions with practical tools, knowledge, and resources to strengthen their coping skills.
Robert L. Wilder Jr., LCSW-A
Robert Wilder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. He received his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in May 2019. His social work studies have been in children, youth, and families. He is also certified in Military Social Work and has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers since 2016. He received his Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in May 2018. Before coming to CCNC, his graduate experience includes working with the Child Protective Services Investigative Forensic Unit with the Department of Social Services in Onslow County Jacksonville, NC. His undergraduate experience was working with the Care Coordination for Children Unit at the Onslow County Health Department here in Jacksonville, NC where he provided care management to primarily Medicaid children, birth to age five (5), with the goal of improving the child’s quality of health and development and providing continuity of care. He has several years as a volunteer Victim Advocate with the Onslow Women’s Center (OWC) where he respond to the Emergency Department to provide advocacy for sexual assault victims, work alongside nursing staff and police department to ensure that clients’ needs are met and provided support to clients by answering questions and explaining the sexual assault kit process, and providing clients with information regarding available services at the OWC and as a Mentor for young men between the ages of eight and eighteen. Robert is a Retired U.S. Marine after 20 years of honorable service. During his military career, he served as a Family Advocacy Officer, Family Readiness Officer, and a Substance Abuse Control Officer.