About Us

Meet Our Therapists

Andrea Juarez

MSW, LCSWA

Telehealth Only, Accepting New Clients

Andrea supports BIPOC and 1st-gen folks 16+ who want to explore their identities, heal from past trauma, and find coping skills to manage everyday life. Andrea utilizes EMDR, mindfulness, somatic techniques and offers services in Spanish.. -------

Andrea trabaja con adolescentes y adultos que desean curarse de un trauma, explorar sus identidades y encontrar habilidades de afrontamiento mediante el uso de EMDR, atención plena y técnicas somáticas en inglés y español.

Kelsey Someliana-Lauer

MA, LCMHCA

Telehealth Only, Accepting New Clients

Kelsey works with adults 18+ managing chronic pain and chronic illnesses. Kelsey utilizes CBT Chronic Pain protocols, Brainspotting, and mindfulness in her sessions.

Dr. Steph Cooke

PhD, LMFT

Limited Availability, Telehealth Only

Dr. Cooke works with individuals and couples who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or people of color to address issues of interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma, race, sexuality, and gender. Steph utilizes EMDR, CBT, Narrative, and systemic approaches.

Mariel Eaves

MSW, LCSWA

Telehealth Only, Limited Availability

Mariel works with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent, and/or Disabled teens and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma and OCD. Mariel utilizes DBT, ERP, and Somatic Experiencing in their work with clients.

Stephanie Weikle

MS, LCMHC

Limited Availability, Telehealth Only
Available for Autism & ADHD Assessments

Stephanie supports those with disordered eating habits, past trauma, and folx who are looking for insight into how to achieve overall wellness in all areas of their life. Stephanie utilizes EMDR, DBT, ERP, and IFS approaches.

Crissa Allen

Dr. Crissa Allen

PhD, MS, LCMHCA

Accepting New Clients, Telehealth Only

Dr. Crissa supports individuals who are BIPOC and 18+ through transitions navigating change, self esteem, depression, anxiety, boundary setting and developing their sense of individuality. Crissa uses approaches that help align thoughts, emotions, and the body’s responses (CBT, emotion focused therapy and mindfulness techniques).

Kari Cadmus

MS, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC

Compliance Lead

Limited Availability, Telehealth only

Kari supports adults experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, chronic pain/illness, disordered eating, suicidal thoughts and folx who desire to decrease their substance use. Kari utilizes a strengths based approach, ERP for OCD and EMDR. Many of Kari’s clients are first time therapy goers!

Lacey Cottingham

MSW, LCSW

Waitlist Only, Virtual and In-person in Raleigh
Available for Autism & ADHD Assessments

Lacey works with complex and persistent traumas using IFS, Ego State, and Somatic therapies. Lacey’s clients are most often systems (individuals with DID), Autistics, and neurodivergent adults.

Maddox Cory

Counseling Intern

Accepting New Clients, Virtual Only

Maddox works with adults, couples, and teens on overcoming negative self talk, shame, trauma, and finding empowerment and purpose in life. Maddox loves working with trans, gender expansive folks and others in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Internship Students

Our internship students are finishing their masters degree, and are almost ready to graduate and get their license! If you’re interested in becoming a future practicum or internship student, read more about our program on this page and follow the link to apply!

Leah Riddell

Practice Owner

MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Not Accepting New Clients
Serving NC, SC, FL, VT

Leah works with high-stress career professionals within the LGBTQIA+ community and provides support and letters for trans folx pursuing affirming surgery.

We offer in-person and online counseling services for adults anywhere in the state of North Carolina.

Finding the right therapist or counselor for you is important. Connecting with someone that you vibe with, who really gets you can be transformative, and can create a space of trust and comfort. We strive to create this space for all of our clients. Counseling can be uncomfortable sometimes, and also very rewarding.  Finding peace of mind, direction, and clarity is invaluable in our high tech and high speed world. We offer counseling services through a secure online platform to anyone standing in North Carolina. We often utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Hypnosis, Mindfulness, IFS (Internal Family Systems), Somatic Experiencing, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) in our work.