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Melissa A. Johnson, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Melissa A. Johnson, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Founder/Practice Manager Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Certified Clinical Supervisor Certified Forensic Evaluator
Melissa L. Martin, LCSWA

Melissa L. Martin, LCSWA

I believe that your current position in your journey is completely understandable considering the context of your past experiences. My goal is to create a compassionate, welcoming, and supportive environment that promotes personal development and positive change. Taking a human-centered approach, I incorporate various therapeutic approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and narrative […]
Misty Ellis, LCSWA

Misty Ellis, LCSWA

I am genuinely rewarded with building solid therapeutic relationships. I provide an affirming and non-judgmental space for my clients to freely express themselves while exploring desires and strength-building techniques to obtain a peaceful and healthy lifestyle. You will be guided with a holistic approach addressing the mind, body, and spirit to help alleviate obstacles and […]
Athena E. Norton, LCSWA

Athena E. Norton, LCSWA

I am incredibly passionate about mental health, and my greatest desire is to support individuals on their mental health journey. I wholeheartedly believe in fostering trusting relationships with all my clients and providing a safe, non-judgmental space where they can freely reflect and grow. I am here to support you, and together, we can work […]
Haley P. Quick, LCMHCA

Haley P. Quick, LCMHCA

**I am not currently accepting new clients at this time. Please call the office to be placed on my waitlist.** Life can be tough no matter what age you are. That’s why I’m here to help! I strive to provide a safe, supportive, and judgment-free environment where you feel safe and comfortable to be your […]
Suzanne B. Marin, LCSW

Suzanne B. Marin, LCSW

When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We’ even ‘illness’ Becomes ‘Wellness’” –Malcolm X. This embodies my therapeutic approach. Fostering wellness involves healing the body, mind, and soul collectively. While we readily schedule appointments for our physical health, our mental well-being often gets overlooked. Therapy need not evoke fear or discomfort; rather, it should serve as a […]

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What Does It Mean?

Why should I see a licensed therapist? Isn’t that what a psychiatrist is for?

This is a common question many people have. As opposed to psychiatrists who are medical doctors and predominantly trained in diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medications, psychologists and psychotherapists are trained in psychotherapy, which is a person who treats mental health issues by psychological rather than medical (medication) means. It is also common for some people to see a therapist and a psychiatrist at the same time, for talk therapy sessions with their therapist and to be assessed and prescribed mental health medication, if needed, from their psychiatrist.

What do all the letters mean?

In the state of NC there are several licensing boards for therapists:

– LCMHC, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

– MFT, Marriage and Family Therapist

– LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

-LCAS, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist

There is not much difference between the different licenses, as the training, in general, is focused on the theory and practice of providing psychotherapy to all people– children, adults, couples, and entire families.