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 Zotz, LCSW

Gina Zotz received her Masters of Social Work from East Carolina University in May of 2017. She is a 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

Terra Garland received her Master of Social Work from the University of New England in 2016. She is an  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, 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 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 Price, LCMHC-A

Kathryn Price 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.

Tammy L Wright, MS, LCMHC

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, LCMHC

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alicia Orlopp, LCMHC

Alicia Orlopp is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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.

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.

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.

Stephanie Garcia, MS, MA, LCMHC-A, DBS, NCC, BCCC

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 as well as a Board Certified Christian Counselor by the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral 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.

Keyana Williams, LCMHC

Keyana has 8 years of counseling experience and has been a fully licensed clinical mental health counselor since 2016. She has experience working with adults, teenagers, and children. She has worked with clients with depression, anxiety disorders including OCD, mood disorders, substance abuse, PTSD, and self-harming behaviors. Keyana has extensive experience treating clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizoaffective and Schizophrenia, and Bipolar types I and II. She uses an integrative and holistic approach to treatment utilizing CBT, DBT, and ACT as well as mindfulness and meditation techniques.

Emily Moreland, LCSW-A

Emily Moreland received her Masters of Social Work from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in May 2018. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Before joining the team at CCNC, she worked as an Intensive Alternative Family Treatment Therapist for foster children in Wilmington, NC. While in graduate school, she worked for community mental health doing psychiatric evaluations and therapy for adults, children, and families. She works with all ages, and needs, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems.