Melissa A. Johnson, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I received both my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. I have been working in the field since 2005 beginning as a psychometrician conducting Neuropsychological testing and have worked in a variety of counseling settings including private practice, inpatient, intensive-outpatient, crisis, in-home utilizing Multi-Systemic Therapy and community mental health.
I am currently able to provide services to teens and adults for individual, couples and family therapy for both mental health and substance abuse services. I use a collaborative style of treatment based on each persons needs and I encourage my clients to be creative, spontaneous, participatory, ambitious, and directive in the counseling process. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing from EMDR Consulting and am currently training in the Gottman Method through the Gottman Institute.
Sarah B. O’Horo-Nash, LCSW
I am originally from Canton, New York and moved to North Carolina in 2007. I received by AAOS in Occupational Therapy from The State University of New York at Canton, my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from The State University of New York at Potsdam and my Masters of Social Work from Winthrop University. I have worked in counseling settings including community mental health, non-profit organizations, private practice, residential (PRTF) and skilled nursing/assisted living.
I am pleased to provide services to children (6+), teens, adults, couples and families. I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced a traumatic event and am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I also work with clients who are experiencing grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, life transitions or just trying to figure out where to begin; I focus on strength based and solution focus services and provide a safe, confidential, professional environment to help you start on your journey and support you along the way.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services from East Carolina University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2018. I have been gaining experience in community, outpatient, and acute inpatient mental health settings since 2014.
I believe that each individual is capable of self-direction and growth. In counseling, I strive to develop a professional rapport with each client that is facilitative to those ends. In the counselor-client relationship, I focus on creating an atmosphere of empathic understanding, support, acceptance, and genuineness in which the individual is free to become the person he or she chooses to be. I would be honored to utilize these mechanisms of support to assist you and your family to navigate through life’s challenges. I look forward to assisting you with navigating your journey of comfort and healing you may desire.