Briana Yarber, MSW, LCSW, LCASA

Referral Coordinator

Briana is a clinical social worker and clinical addictions specialist who believes that all treatment should be person centered and client driven. Briana hopes to foster confidence in her clients through their therapeutic relationship, so that they believe in themselves and believe that change is possible.

Briana uses different treatment modalities to provide the best care to her clients and tailors her approach for each. Her training and experience include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Briana’s specialities include working with children, adolescents, and adults with issues related to anxiety, trauma, attention disorders, mood disorders, multicultural concerns, and parenting support. Briana utilizes relapse prevention and a harm reduction approach to assist teens and adults suffering from mild substance abuse issues.

She considers her calling to be helping people become their best version of themselves and is dedicated to treating the whole person to improve overall quality of life.

Briana’s direct contact information:

briana@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 1100D

Tiffany Benford, MSW, LCSW

 

Tiffany believes that healing is both an act of personal empowerment and resistance to societal oppression. As a licensed clinical social worker and trauma specialist, Tiffany has made it her life’s work to help clients heal from traumatic experiences so they can realize their full potential and live their best lives. Tiffany specializes in working with adolescents, teens, and young adults who may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, mood disorders, life changes, attention disorders, trauma, domestic violence, and sex/love addiction.

As a queer Latinx woman, Tiffany is passionate about working with people of color as well as members of the LGBTQAA+ community through a framework that is intersectional, anti-racist, and feminist. She is an activist and trained restorative justice practitioner. As such she has experience working with other social justice activists and organizers who are navigating the impacts of secondary trauma and community violence. 

Tiffany is adept at helping clients build healthy coping skills, explore their racial and/or sexuality identities, and process trauma through the use of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, and story telling through the use of Poetry and Narrative Therapy. Tiffany is committed to providing a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients will be empowered to move beyond surviving as they find their voice and learn to be their most authentic selves.

Tiffany’s direct contact information:

tiffany@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit #1100D

Chelsea Westbrook, MS, LMFT

 

Chelsea is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is trained to help with a wide variety of mental health needs, including relationship issues, depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, and grief. Her therapeutic modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. She feels honored to be able to provide therapy for individuals, couples, and families working through a variety of life’s challenges or who want to grow personally, spiritually, or relationally.

Additionally, Chelsea is certified in Child-Parent Psychotherapy and specializes in working with child/caregiver relationships. She is passionate about working with the 0-5 year old population and the adults that care for them.

Chelsea’s priority is to create a safe, non-judgmental space, where each person feels heard and respected. Through exploring the past and gaining new insight, her goal as a therapist is to help empower you to create change that you are capable of making. She believes that each person has unique gifts and abilities, and it is those distinguished qualities that will be utilized in therapy to help you achieve your aspirations.

 

Chelsea’s direct contact information:

chelsea@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 800A

Katelyn R. Moore, ATR, LCMHC

 

Katelyn believes in the healing power of art. As an art and somatic psychotherapist, they empower individuals to find healing through their own creative expression. In addition to art therapy, they specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who may be dealing with issues such as anxiety, mood disorders, developmental disabilities, life changes, attention disorders, trauma, and grief and loss.

As a Black and genderqueer individual, Katelyn is passionate about working with clients who are multicultural and who are members of the LGBTQAA+ community through an intersectionality lens. They are adept in helping clients build healthy coping skills, explore their racial and/or sexuality identities, and process trauma through use of creative self-expression, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multicultural Counseling, Client-Centered Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness. They have incorporated the use of mindfulness, guided meditation, and play therapy, have received training in somatic experiencing and is currently getting training in sensorimotor psychotherapy. Katelyn is committed to providing a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients will be empowered to not just live but to thrive.

 

 

Katelyn’s direct contact information:

katelyn@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 800A

Christine Northrup, MSW, LCSW

 

Christine is a licensed clinical social worker associate with extensive training in Somatic and relational therapeutic intervention. With a background in theatre arts education, she is passionate about embodiment and expression in therapy and values these processes as tools for individual exploration and social justice. Christine studies Somatic Experiencing and Embodied Recovery extensively and works consistently to learn and implement best practices in serving diverse populations including the LGBTQQ2SIAP+ community. Additionally, she has completed intensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Christine has experience treating individuals with Eating Disorders and body image issues at all levels of care. Working through a Health at Every Size lens, she has particular interest and training in the intersection of eating disorders, trauma and sensory processing issues, inviting individuals to arrive in and effectively embody their bodies. She also treats attachment trauma and a variety of other traumas as well as anxiety and depression. She is also passionate about helping clients to navigate a variety of life changes and struggles, including those associated with learning difficulties and the education system. Christine works with older teens, emerging adults and adults. She also sees parents surrounding parenting individuals with eating disorders and difficult life transitions. She believes wholeheartedly in the resiliency of the human spirit which drives her work with clients.

 

Christine’s direct contact information:

christine@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 800A

Kate Sullivan, MS, LCMHCA, CRC

 

Kate believes that everyone has the ability to find power within themselves to create a life that works best for them. As a licensed professional counselor associate and a certified rehabilitation counselor, Kate will walk beside her clients as they grapple with difficult questions in order to create a more fulfilling, peaceful life. Kate specializes in working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image concerns, bipolar disorder, dissociative episodes and life transitions.

Kate approaches therapy from an intersectional feminist perspective. While the word “feminism” can draw mixed reactions from some, Kate believes that every individual’s story and experiences are valid and that a person’s environment is an important consideration when working to improve their mental health. Kate uses mindfulness and grounding techniques, dialectical behavior therapy, and person centered therapy to help her clients learn how to navigate their worlds in effective and meaningful ways.

Kate considers herself an ally to people of color, the LGBTQAA+ community, those with disabilities, immigrants, and individuals of all faiths. She strives to create a safe space for individuals of all backgrounds to explore challenging topics and is dedicated to walking beside her clients with humility as they navigate therapy.

Kate’s direct contact information:

kate@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 1100D

Erin Lewis, MS, NCC, LCMHCA

 

Erin believes that all humans need connection with others to be able to thrive. She operates from a multicultural perspective and strives to create an honest, empathetic, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic environment.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Erin has been trained in a wide array of modalities to help clients heal. Erin believes that every person is unique. Erin tailor’s the treatment modality to what the client best responds to. She believes in the long-standing research that supports treatments in mind-body therapy. Erin is trained in the following modalities: Internal Family Systems, somatic interventions, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy and cognitive processing techniques.

She works with adults struggling with a variety of issues, such as, shame, trauma (physical, sexual, and emotional), developmental trauma/childhood trauma, spiritual trauma, interpersonal difficulties, intrapersonal issues (internal conflicts), anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, substance use, self-harm, eating disorders, and terminal illness/end of life counseling.

 

Erin’s direct contact information:

erin@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 800A

Haley Rognstad, MS, CRC, LCMHCA

 

Haley is a licensed therapist who is passionate about assisting her clients in unlocking their inner wisdom and striving for balance in their lives. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds. She provides individual therapy as well as couples and family counseling. Haley has experience assisting individuals in managing a variety of behavioral and emotional concerns including trauma, chronic pain, difficult life transitions, anxiety, depression, substance use, stress management, self-esteem, grief, and LGBTQIA+ specific stressors. She utilizes several therapeutic modalities including Somatic Experiencing (SE), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Haley has a holistic and person-centered therapeutic style and aims to build genuine connections with the individuals she works with. She brings an authentic and nonjudgemental presence into sessions and creates a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment. Haley strives to incorporate creativity and gentle humor into every session as she believes that therapy can be both fun and challenging. She is devoted to assisting clients in feeling grounded and centered in all areas of their lives. Haley works to support individuals in achieving their goals, cultivating meaningful relationships, and improving their quality of life.

 

Haley’s direct contact information:

haley@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 800A

Hannah Cartner, MA, LCMHCA, ATR-BC

 

Hannah is a licensed counselor and a board certified art therapist. She believes in a holistic and person-centered approach to therapy. Hannah’s training in both art therapy and traditional talk therapy provide a unique lens to processing life experiences. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. Hannah has experience partnering with individuals managing mood disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, trauma, difficult life experiences and transitions, and stress related conditions. She has training in trauma work, art therapy, mindfulness and a specialty in working with the blind and visually impaired.

Hannah is committed to providing a gentle and authentic presence for her clients and creating a partnership towards healing. She believes in the power of creative expression, mindfulness, grounding techniques, and somatic experiencing to connect body, mind, and heart. Hannah is committed to partnering with her clients to reach their personal goals of mental and emotional well-being.

 

 

Hannah’s direct contact information:

hannah@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 1100D

Anyelle “Ellie” De León, MA, LCMHC

Ellie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Triple P certified parenting provider. She is passionate about working with clients of all ages, and particularly adolescents and young adults embarking on the task of identity formation. Ellie has experience providing care to individuals and families from many walks of life and it is important to her that her clients feel safe and valued. Ellie relishes in providing inclusive and affirming services to communities of color, and LGBTQQIA+, immigrant, and spiritual communities.

Ellie believes in person-centered principles of empowering and unconditionally holding people in positive regard. She strives to be relational and to tailor therapeutic approaches to each individual, adapting based on what works. Her approach is warm, practical, and geared toward meaningful action based on a client’s values. She has training and experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. She integrates grounding and mindfulness into sessions, bringing awareness to the wisdom held within our bodies. Ellie is experienced in serving individuals who have interpersonal trauma or grief as part of their history, as well those dealing as anxiety, depression, adjustment to difficult transitions, acculturation, parenting concerns, personality disorders, and actively managed psychosis.

Additionally, Ellie is bilingual and is able to provide therapy in English or Spanish. She is originally from the Dominican Republic, and identifies as Afro-Latina.

Ellie’s direct contact information:

ellie@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 1100D

Carolyn Rifkin, MS, LCAS-A, LCMHC

Carolyn works with individuals, couples, and families. Her approach is integrative, but grounded in a humanistic framework, believing strongly in the individual’s innate capacity to heal and the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship. She believes that therapy begins with a good relationship and fit between counselor and client and works hard to establish trust and safety early on.

She studies holistic approaches to treating a variety of mental health struggles including mood disorders, addiction and the impacts of traumatic experiences.  She also has experience treating substance and alcohol use disorder and is supportive of multiple avenues to recovery including a 12-step framework.

Her work is based in several forms of counseling, including solutions-focused therapy, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. She has also received training in EMDR and Brainspotting, two techniques to access, process, and overcome trauma, negative emotions, and other psychological pain. This mix of individualized talk therapy and deep internal reprocessing makes for powerful healing.

Carolyn is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCAS-A), and is completing training in becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

Carolyn’s direct contact information:

carolyn@nccenterforresiliency.com

Unit 1100D