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 am a current MSW student at Western New Mexico University currently completing my final practicum placement for my Masters of Social Work. I am qualified to provide counseling services under the supervision of a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and have experience working with a variety of populations. My current education has prepared me to provide counseling services to adolescents and adults who are handling challenging life experiences related to trauma, substance abuse and mood disorders. Through extensive collaboration and direct supervision by Melissa A. Johnson, LCSW, LCAS,CCS I will work to provide you with the best care possible using evidence-based practice.