Therapy Team

Susan L. Rutherford, LCSW

Susan Rutherford received her Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1988. Before 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. 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 (Tim) W. 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 holds 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, LCMHC

Ms. Tanya is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 Master 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 a special interest in children.  She is trained to work with all mental health issues and has a 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.

Robert L. Wilder Jr., LCSW-A

Robert Wilder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. He received his Masters’s 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 Bachelor’s 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), to improve the child’s quality of health and development and provide continuity of care. 

He has several years as a volunteer Victim Advocate with the Onslow Women’s Center (OWC) where he responds to the Emergency Department to provide advocacy for sexual assault victims, works alongside nursing staff and the 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 Substance Abuse Control Officer.

Emily Sinning Sewell, LCSW

Emily Sinning Sewell graduated with Honors from East Carolina University with her Master of Social Work in 2010, graduating at 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. Before 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, 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 on 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.

Rebecca S. Shepherd, LCSW-A

Rebecca Shepherd received her Master of Social Work from Widener University in August 2019. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Before joining CCNC, Rebecca provided inpatient and outpatient mental health services to military service members at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. She has knowledge and experience working with all age groups. Over the last seven years, she has provided individual and group therapies to military service members who suffer from PTSD, trauma-related disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, personality disorders, grief, and loss. When Rebecca has free time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and going to the beach.

Olivia Corallo, LCMHC

Olivia Corallo received her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University in May of 2021. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Olivia was presented with the Minority Fellowship Award for Master’s Addictions Counselors in 2020 by the National Board of Certified Counselors which allowed her the opportunity to receive additional training related to serving underserved communities such as the LGBTQI+ community, the veteran and military family community, and the rural community. Before joining CCNC, Olivia provided intensive in-home services for families living in rural areas. Olivia has provided individual, group, and family therapy in the home, in the office, and via telehealth. 

During her time as a provider, she has provided services for individuals of varying ages and backgrounds who suffer from PSTD, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, and/or psychotic disorders. She believes in the importance of empowering patients so that they may make positive changes on their own. When Olivia has free time she enjoys spending time with her bunnies, hiking, skating, and cooking.

Natalie Cross, LCSW

Natalie Cross received her Master of Social Work from East Carolina University in May of 2017. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Before joining the team at CCNC, she worked for Carolina Outreach in Wilson, NC as a Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient (SAIOP) therapist. She also completed her graduate internship at Eastern Psychiatric & Behavioral Specialists in Greenville, NC. She works with all ages, and needs, including, substance use, addiction, trauma, and group therapy.

Ryan Page, LCSW-A

Ryan received his Master of Social Work with a specialty in trauma from Walden University in August of 2022. Ryan’s undergraduate degree in Psychology was received from American Military University while he was serving on active duty. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Before working as a therapist, Ryan was a Psychiatric Intake Specialist for CCNC and performed his duties at Brynn Marr Hospital.  Before he started working in mental health, Ryan was a US Marine Infantryman for 20 years, and during this time he served as a Substance Abuse Control Officer, Infantry Unit Leader, and Anti-terrorism Force Protection Instructor. Ryan’s special interests are in the field of marriage and sex therapy and his goal is to become a Certified Sex Therapist to help marriages and individuals/couples who are interested in enriching their relationships.

Ryan was born and raised in Arkansas and has personal interests in running ultra-marathon distances, adventure racing, SCUBA diving, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and smoking meat.

Lydia Griffin, LCSW-A

Ms. Griffin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Associate in North Carolina. She received her Masters’s Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University in May 2022. During her graduate career at East Carolina, Lydia completed her first-year internship at Vidant Chowan and Vidant Bertie Outpatient Behavioral Health by assisting with group therapy for adults with varying backgrounds and mental health diagnoses in rural Eastern North Carolina. During her second year at East Carolina, she completed her internship at the VA Healthcare Clinic in Greenville, N.C., and provided initial mental health evaluations and individual therapy to Veterans in Eastern North Carolina. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and minor in Social Work from Appalachian State University in May 2019. Ms. Griffin is open to working with all populations and backgrounds, however, has an interest in working with those who have a trauma history. Ms. Griffin is an Eastern North Carolina native. In her free time, she enjoys baking and playing with her miniature schnauzer.

Olivia Brown, LCSW-A

Olivia graduated from East Carolina University with a master’s in Social Work. Olivia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Olivia has worked with individuals, couples, youth, and group settings, and is LGBTQIA-affirming. Olivia has a passion for helping women heal through their trauma and becoming more empowered. Olivia has experience with those who struggle with PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflicts, and chronic mental illness with symptoms of psychosis. Olivia’s therapeutic approach generally focuses on a mind/body connection but always comes from a place of empathy and non-judgment. Olivia’s role as your therapist is to validate, guide you in processing your past experiences, and assist you in recognizing and building your strengths.

Heather Aldridge, LCSW-A

Heather Aldridge received her Master of Social Work from Walden University in May 2020. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. During her graduate career, Heather completed her clinical internship at Behavioral Health Resources in Lacey, WA, and provided mental health evaluations, group, and individual therapy in an inpatient setting to mothers struggling with addiction. Before working as a therapist, Heather was a Psychiatric Intake Specialist for CCNC. Before joining CCNC, Heather was a substitute teacher with DODEA, working primarily with children with disabilities. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater Virginia in July of 2007.

Mrs. Aldridge is open to working with all populations and backgrounds, however, has an interest in working with children, and young adults. Heather is originally from Virginia but has spent most of her adult life in Onslow County and considers it home. In, her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and visiting the beach.

Shannon Dick, LCMHC-A

Shannon Dick graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) in 2023 with a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in 2005. She has counseled in a variety of areas including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, obsessive compulsive behaviors, substance use and other diagnoses. She has personal experience with autism, having a child that with diagnosis.

Shannon draws from numerous therapeutic approaches to meet the unique needs of each individual client, but her counselor identity is primarily a person-centered approach. In her sessions, she may employe mindfulness, reframing, acceptance, assessing values, somatic awareness, and meditation.

Shannon has a passion for providing psychotherapy services within our communities but balances her life with personal joys. These include building memories with her family, enjoying our local beaches and she is an avid reader.