Practice Therapists

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Bobby Newell is a Clinical Social Worker specializing in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. With over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist, and as a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are reducing depressive symptoms, developing coping skills for anxiety, eliminating self harming behaviors, and using mindfulness  techniques to reduce stress during life adjustments.  Bobby Newell is an experienced dialectical behavior therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide skills coaching and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complimentary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education  Bobby Newell received her Masters of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill in 1999. She also received a Bachelor of Social Work from NCSU in 1996 and a Bachelor of Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill in 1995. 

License, Certifications & Awards  Bobby Newell is licensed by the NC Social Work Board. Her license number is C004444.

Additional Training  Bobby Newell has completed the DBT Intensive Training and remains on a DBT Consultation Team that meets weekly. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing and, in conjunction with Somatic, is completing training through the PolyVagal Institute. Her interest in attachment work has her completing her DARe certification as well. Bobby has also completed an Intensive Collaborative Divorce Training and is a skilled Collaborative Divorce Coach. 

Professional Activities and Memberships  Bobby Newell is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. 

Contact info: 919-395-4614 [email protected]




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Logan Greenleaf is a Clinical Social Worker and an out trans person specializing in trauma and LGBT-issues, particularly transgender. He also focuses on bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, OCD, anxiety, grief, interpersonal and sexual violence, abuse and relationship issues. His primary modalities are Solution-Focused, Strengths Based, CBT, Motivational Interviewing and DBT.

His style is heavily collaborative with his clients. He works hard to ensure clients feel comfortable and heard, regardless of their identity and background. He makes continual efforts to stay educated, and his passion lies with underserved populations in need of a safe place to seek counseling. His sessions are goal-oriented, strenghts-based, and he sees his role more like a Virgil to a client's Dante. His intention is to serve a gentle and informed companion on a client's personal journey.

For transgender clients, his personal background offers a uniquely informed space. Logan also works well for loved ones of trans and LGB+ people. He is currently accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and accepts a limited number of sliding scale fee clients.

Contact info: 404-451-7938 [email protected]


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Sara Yates is a clinical social worker who specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. Sara has a strong interest in bringing the creative process into therapy and is dedicated to helping patients develop sources of meaning and connection in their lives. It is her intention to create a safe and welcoming space for clients to do the courageous work of healing. She believes that the therapist’s role is to be a compassionate presence who can help clients to explore their experiences with a sense of curiosity and non-judgment. She has worked with many clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and believes that issues of social justice are often relevant to the work of therapy. Sara has worked in both residential and outpatient settings, offering both group and individual therapy to clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and grief. Sara will be joining the Durham office in December and will be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and self-pay clients.

Contact info: 423-281-4014 [email protected]


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Andrew Shaw is a mental health counselor who values high-quality, culturally-affirming, and trauma-informed mental healthcare. Their counseling work is grounded in the evidence-based approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Built upon decades of research, these therapeutic approaches can help us make contact with the present moment, gently let go of the struggle with difficult thoughts and emotions through mindfulness, practice adaptive coping skills, and take actions in our lives that bring us closer to what we care about most.

Andrew takes a strengths-based and affirming approach with clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and post-traumatic stress, body image issues, school/career/life transitions, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and other mental health and life concerns. Their additional areas of focus include gender and sexual diversity, wellness from a Health At Every Size perspective, sensory processing sensitivity (the “highly sensitive person" trait), trauma-informed mindfulness, self-compassion, and resilience. They are grateful to do this work, and they honor the opportunity to hold space as clients move toward greater self-acceptance, growth, and healing.

Education M.Ed., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, North Carolina State University B.S., Business Administration-Management, University of Florida

License and Certification Licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA, A14945) Nationally board-certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC, 1235173)

Appointment availability: andrewshawcounseling.com/appointments

Contact info: hushforms.com/shaw (secure online contact form) [email protected]|  919-436-1817



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Sydney Cromer is a clinical social worker specializing in mood and anxiety disorders, substance use disoders, and queer issues. Sydney is a recent graduate of UNC Wilmington and has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and mindfulness. Sydney has experience working with diverse populations, including adults and adolescents, and is especially eager to work with young adults who may feel that they are lacking drive or purpose. As someone who has struggled with mental health issues in the past, Sydney prides herself on being a "relatable" therapist and is ready to help others overcome hardships just as she has done in her own life. She knows personally how rewarding therapy can be, and wants to create a collaborative environment where clients can feel motivated to work towards treatment goals.   

Sydney believes that social justice issues are often intertwined with therapeutic practice. She is particularly passionate about working with members of the queer community, and has extensively researched how mental health issues can affect this particular population. Her hope is to use her position as a therapist to cultivate an atmosphere of hope for queer individuals and help them live the best lives possible while embracing their sexual and/or gender identities.   

Contact info: 919-341-9209 or [email protected] 



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Mary Lassiter is a Clinical Social Worker (LCSWA) who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders. She particularly enjoys working with older adolescents and young adults on issues surrounding life transitions, identity, anxiety, depression, and healing from traumatic experiences in a forward-focused manner.

Some clients enter therapy to learn specific skills and practices to increase their well-being, while others simply want an empathetic listener to help them work through life’s challenges. Mary strives to create a warm, empathetic, and nonjudgmental environment for clients to explore the complexities of their lives and to feel heard and understood as they identify how to best move forward. Her therapeutic approach draws from a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).  

Since finding the right fit with a therapist can be a daunting and overwhelming process, Mary is happy to provide a free phone consultation to help you determine if you would like to work together. 

[email protected]

919-886-4321



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Julia Powers, MDiv, MSW, LCSWA
Julia Powers is a clinical social worker specializing in mood and anxiety disorders, trauma-informed care, and identity development work with older adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages. Julia is a recent graduate of a dual degree program at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and Duke Divinity School, where she enjoyed studying intersections of mental health, social justice, and religious/spiritual issues. She has a special interest in religious trauma, carrying an awareness that religious/spiritual communities can be helpful in some cases and harmful in other cases, sometimes perpetrating and perpetuating abuse, rejection, discrimination, and other complex circumstances which impact our human development and mental health. Julia is committed to serving clients of any or no faith tradition in an inclusive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and culturally sensitive practice. She has received training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), motivational interviewing (MI), and mindful self-compassion (MSC). She enjoys using warmth, humor, and creativity in therapy, believing in the healing potential of a good therapeutic relationship. She has experience in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, community-based, and telehealth settings supporting clients around mood and anxiety disorders, traumatic experiences, emotion regulation, stress management, guilt and shame, grief and loss, relationships, and life transitions.        

Contact Info: (919)797-9274 or [email protected] 



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Christine Ngeve is a upcoming MSW graduate who specializes in anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and student-athletes. Christine’s therapeutic approach is grounded in a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.

 She also finds herself using the interpersonal process approach with her clients analyzing and processing how their relational experiences, thoughts about themselves, and upbringing has an impact on their present life. 

 Christine believes in using a person centered approach with her clients. She views herself as someone who is congruent with her clients allowing them to view her as someone who produces a comfortable setting and builds self rapport. Christine views unconditional positive regard as a necessity when working with clients to allow them to know that she accepts them for where they are and who they are. While doing this, she is showing empathy with her client when they are discussing their emotions and feelings around what is going on.  

 Education: MSW, Masters of Social Work, North Carolina State University B.A., Psychology Minor Social Work, Shaw University

 Contact information: [email protected] | 919-443-0880

 

 


 




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