Sandra Rice, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor having earned my Masters in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in trauma. I have twenty years of experience in the mental health field working in a variety of settings. I have worked as a program manager for adults with cooccurring mental health and intellectual disabilities, a supervisor at a psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) for children and adolescents with significant trauma histories, a case manager and therapist in PRTF and Day Treatment settings, and currently provide school-based (SBMH) and outpatient mental health services in Mecklenburg and Union County. I am experienced in working with a variety of mood and personality disorders and early childhood trauma. Some of the approaches I use include but are not limited to CBT, Play Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing
I believe trust and authenticity are critical components to effective treatment and the client-counselor relationship plays a fundamental role in therapy. I have great respect for my client’s autonomy and ability to discern their own path, solutions and direction in life. My role is to assist you in uncovering those answers and support your healing and development with unconditional positive regard. I approach counseling as aprocess in which you will develop insight and tools that will facilitate continued growth and development after counseling has ended. I focus on emphasizing individual strengths and resources and assisting clients in realizing and maximizing their full potential.
Anna Catoe-Thames, LPCA, LCASA
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. My goal is to help clients find solutions by using a variety of approaches personalized to fit their individual needs. I work from a strengths-based approach where I help individuals find peace and strength within themselves, and then I work with them to build foundations on that strength. I believe each person is unique and deserves to have an eclectic therapeutic stance to provide multiple styles to adapt to a person’s personal needs. I am authentic and treat individuals with dignity and respect. Additionally, I strive to provide a supportive, non-judgmental, relaxed environment. I have been a witness to some of life’s most precious moments and also some of life’s most challenging circumstances. Being a dually licensed therapist, I my experience has been in working with dually diagnosed individuals with substance use disorders, mental health diagnoses, and life altering health problems.
I have training and compassion in assisting individuals with life altering trauma and crisis to learn to heal and adapt. I have experience in working with children and families. I teach them to work together as a unit to be supportive and encouraging while de-escalating conflicts and distress. I have assisted families and young teenagers during crisis pregnancies learn to overcome hardships and strive towards success. I have worked with children whom have experienced adjustment difficulties in and out of school and at home. I also have experience in working with individuals that have depression, anxiety, trauma and stressors, family conflict, psychosis, mood disorders, substance addictions, ADHD, and conduct disorders.
Charlie Jarvis, LPC, NCC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) (#13892) and also a National Board Certified Counselor (#57819). I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Valdosta State University and my Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology. I have experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, and families that are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and oppositional defiant disorder. I began my professional career more than fifteen years ago developing an academic program for adolescents with learning challenges and mental health disorders. I continued my career as an assessment counselor in Georgia community hospitals providing crisis triage for various populations from children to adults. After moving to North Carolina, I worked as a therapist on the acute and residential units at an adolescent psychiatric hospital where I provided individual, group and family therapy.
I believe counseling provides an opportunity to explore issues and work toward personal growth. My goal is to create a safe place for each client to learn new ways to restore balance from daily stress. My counseling philosophy is based on the understanding that everyone is unique. I strive to provide an environment that will effectively empower and encourage personal awareness. I use a wide range of theories; CBT, Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused, and Emotion-Focused.
Hannah Clonch, LPCA
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (#A13359). I graduated from University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BA in Psychology and Lenoir-Rhyne University with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am currently pursuing my EdS in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Play Therapy at the University of Mississippi. My experience includes working with children and adolescents with varying mental health disorders and developmental disabilities. I have worked with children in an educational setting, parents, and women who are experiencing life transitions. I specialize in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. When working with children, I use a Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) approach. I believe that all children have the ability to work through conflict towards self-healing when given the right tools and atmosphere provided to them. I use a client centered and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) model when working with adolescents and adults. I strive to provide my clients with a safe, non-judgmental space to overcome their challenges and live the life they desire.
Hilary H. Carr, MSW, LCSWA
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.
Chantal Collette, LCSW
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
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.
Lisa Paden, LPCS
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.
Kandace Graves, LPCA
My name is Kandace Graves, a northerner from Cleveland, Ohio. I have been a resident of North Carolina for a little over a year. I obtained a graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. I completed an internship at The City Mission, a homeless shelter in Cleveland Ohio that offered programming that included group and individual counseling. I have experience working with adults of all ages and children. After my internship and graduation I continued to use my counseling skills to help people cope with pain, mental and physical, while employed at a physical therapy clinic on the west side of Charlotte, NC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (A13510) who believes that the client is the expert in their lives. I take on a person centered approach to provide the warmest and safest environment for growth and healing then provide specialized therapy tailored to each client’s personality and needs.