Meet The Therapists

A little something about our counselors

Aspasia Ralli-koukoutsis NCC, LPCS, LCAS

(980) 239-7786

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) that graduated from the University of New Hampshire and North Carolina A&T, specializing in children adolescents and adult clients facing mental health and addiction challenges. My practice style is mainly interpersonal and eclectic to fit each client’s needs. I have a vast experience working with adults, adolescents and children with depression, anxiety, grief, addiction and past trauma. I had the opportunity to work for the past 16 years with clients diagnosed with Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Borderline personality disorder. In addition, I had the opportunity to work in a Substance abuse outpatient and correctional settings assisting clients to obtain sobriety and build a healthy recovery support system. I had the privilege to work with the LGBT community and military veterans for the past 15 years. As a therapist, I focus on empowerment and self-awareness for each client. I emphasize collaborative relationships with all clients entering substance abuse and mental health treatment. As an immigrant my counseling basis is respect and understanding of each individual’s cultural heritage and background.

Chantal Collette, LCSW

(704) 266-2453

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) with a BA in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW). I have extensive experience working with adults diagnosed with a chronic illness. I specialize in treating anxiety and depression using principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques.

Working with individuals diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), I supported and assisted clients through the confusion, anxiety, and depression that can come from being diagnosed with a chronic illness. I also helped individuals diagnosed with ESRD in modifying their eating habits, coping with their food cravings, and adjusting to being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition. These experiences have given me unique understanding of the interplay between physical symptoms and emotional functioning.

I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment that allows you to face and overcome the root cause of your difficulties. My therapeutic style is from a strengths based perspective in which I focus on the unique abilities that each person has. Focusing on your unique qualities allows us to create positive change in your life. I believe in a cooperative therapeutic relationship in which each of us are part of a team working together to reach your goals and help you build a life centered around your personal values.

Stefanie Goldman, LCSW

(704) 750-5216

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #C009564) having earned my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from University of North Carolina, Charlotte with a concentration in individual and family counseling. My twenty years of experience is with adolescents and adults in a variety of community, outpatient and residential settings. I specialize in trauma work and symptoms of anxiety and depression. I strive to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship based on self-determination, acceptance, and encouragement. I provide a safe place to explore the issues that may be causing distress. Together we will determine goals to address the root of the problem for lasting change. I will support you in your choices without judgement. I believe in providing a warm, nurturing environment that will allow you to explore who you are and become who you want to be.

Lori Fox, LCSW

(704) 776-8728

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker having earned my Master of Social Work at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. I have over 20 years of clinical experience in psychotherapy and in supervising associate clinicians. I enjoy working with adults, children, couples, and families. I have extensive experience in mental health issues such as depression and anxiety with a focus on recovery from trauma. I specialize in helping to address childhood challenges through parenting solutions, including working with IDD diagnoses. I believe in the power of relationship to lead a person toward self-actualization. I have a warm compassionate style and view each person as full of potential to live their best lives and change the world.

Lisa Paden, LPCS

(704) 218-9558


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, and have been in private practice in psychotherapy for over 25 years. I have a diverse background and range of experiences, which equip me to approach the individual person from a mind-body-soul perspective. My Christian-based counseling as well as traditional individual, marital and family counseling, gives a balanced approach.

For over 30 years I have had a variety of work experience in the college classroom as well as in personal and professional guidance. Prior to moving to Charlotte, I served as the Director of Counseling Services at Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts. I am a frequent guest on local radio and television programs.

I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages cope with life challenges and traumas. I desire to empower people and help them attain the tools they need to fulfill their dreams and live a fully enriched life.

Bri Bursch, LCSWA

(980) 277-2288

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA #P011686). I have earned my BA in Psychology and Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. My experience includes providing therapy to children, adolescents, teens, and young adults, focusing mainly on growth and healing after trauma as well as working through life’s changes and challenges. I specialize in treating symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. My approach to therapy is holistic, strengths-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed. I strive to work diligently alongside clients to provide a developmentally appropriate, non-judgmental, comforting, and empowering therapeutic experience. With my compassionate and empathetic style, I hope to provide a safe, trusting environment in which individuals can feel free to express their thoughts and feelings.

Hilary H. Carr, MSW, LCSWA

(704) 870-7466

I am a Child-Centered Play Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA #P010033) having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I’ve earned a graduate certificate in play therapy from UNC at Charlotte, and am currently working toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). For more than twenty years, I have had experience working with, or on behalf of children, adolescents and adults, in a variety of settings.

I believe everyone needs a safe and comfortable place to work through their worries and conflicts, including children. Children learn about themselves and their environment through play—it is their natural “language” so to speak. As a child-centered play therapist, I strive to create a safe, predictable and structured space for children and adolescents to communicate naturally what is troubling them, through my relationship with them as well as through the therapeutic playroom. I also coach parents and caregivers so they can help their child resolve inner conflicts, develop self-control, or regulate their emotions –which in turn will increase their self-esteem and boost their confidence.

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