Practice Therapists

Logan Greenleaf

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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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.

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 in training for Somatic Experiencing and is scheduled to be a full SEP in October of 2019. 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, the NC Clinical Society of Social Workers, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and the NC Collaborative Divorce Professionals.

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

Sara Yates
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]

Andrew Shaw

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)

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Contact info: (secure online contact form) [email protected]|  919-436-1817

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Kristen Verrill is a Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for LGBTQ+ children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration and struggles related to body dysphoria.

 Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/ or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity. 

 Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from DBT, psychodynamic theory, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to both develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 Kristen primarily works with adolescents in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of the community as well. She will be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and will be making appointments in the Durham office beginning in October 2019.

 Contact info: 919-797-9215  [email protected] 

Sydney Cromer

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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