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.
Felix R. Rivera, LCSW-A
Felix Rivera received his Masters of Social Work from East Carolina University in May of 2019. He is an Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Prior to joining CCNC, He completed his graduate level internship at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville North Carolina, working with Marines and Sailors in an inpatient and outpatient setting with PTSD, trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, mood disorders, and personality disorders etc. He works with all ages and needs. Felix is a retired Marine and has been living in the area since 2006, and is ready to serve the community and assist in any way that he can.
Rebecca S. Shepherd, LCSW-A
Rebecca Shepherd received her Masters of Social Work from Widener University in August of 2019. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Prior to 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.
Stephanie Garcia, MS, MA, LCMHC-A, DBS
Stephanie is a native of North Carolina and enjoys helping her community and giving back. In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, and in 2012 she graduated with a Master of Science degree in Psychology. She later returned to school and graduated with her second Master degree and a Doctoral degree, both in 2019. Her second Master degree is a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and her Doctoral degree is a Doctorate in Biblical Studies. Stephanie is a member of the Society for Collegiate Leadership Achievement and is recognized as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Before becoming employed at CCNC, Stephanie completed internship here alongside therapy staff, both in the individual and group settings. She enjoys working with all age groups and issues of concern. Stephanie’s therapeutic approach is eclectic. She utilizes concepts from a variety of approaches to assist each individual through the therapeutic process. She takes into consideration that what may be beneficial to one individual may not necessarily be beneficial to another, due to different experiences and beginning and ending the therapeutic journey at different points.