April Harris-Britt, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and family issues. She received her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has trained in a variety of clinical settings including UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, the Orange-Person-Chatham Mental Health Center, the Center for Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and several area school systems. Dr. Harris-Britt completed her internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine, where her major rotations were in Pediatric Psychology, Child/Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry, Child Maltreatment, and the TEACCH Center.
In addition to providing child, adolescent, family, and group therapy, Dr. Harris-Britt conducts psychological evaluations, developmental assessments, and consultations with schools, the courts, and medical practices. She utilizes a systems approach to wellness that incorporates developmental, psychological, and social strengths in assessment and treatment. She prefers to use child-centered, play therapy with children. Dr. Harris-Britt is also trained in many evidence-based models including Trauma-focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR. Specific areas of focus include reunification therapy, foster-care and adoption, Aspergerís Disorder, mediation regarding custody, and trauma.
She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the North Carolina Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Association for Play Therapy. She is actively engaged in teaching and research, some of which has been featured on CNN, in Newsweek, on local TV and radio, and in the NY Times Bestseller, NurtureShock. She maintains an appointment as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Dr. Robin H. Exum-Calhoun provides individual and family therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds. In practice for more than 10 years, Dr. Exum-Calhoun has worked for public and private outpatient clinics, inpatient units, therapeutic high schools and for public and private school systems in New York and New Jersey. She has been in private practice for eight years. Dr. Exum-Calhoun also provides training and consultative services to mental health agencies.
Dr. Exum-Calhoun received her BA (Psychology and Education) from Dartmouth College, and her Masters and PsyD from New York University where she later worked as a Professor of Psychology, teaching and supervising doctoral students. Dr. Exum-Calhoun has also taught at other educational institutions on both undergraduate and graduate levels, and is currently a Part Time faculty member at Capella University. Dr. Exum-Calhoun completed a clinical internship at Elizabeth General Medical Center, in Elizabeth, NJ, where she engaged in clinical outpatient work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults; clinical inpatient work with children and adolescents; clinical and school psychological assessment; and mental health consultation work with a variety of agencies including the Elizabeth School District.
Throughout her professional career and through her research, Dr. Robin Exum-Calhounís clinical focus has been on helping children, adolescents and young adults make the successful transition to independent living by attaining academic success and on addressing the issues and disorders that sometimes make this path difficult. Her specialty is helping children, teenagers, adults and their families overcome barriers to growth, and attain academic achievement by ensuring strong mental health. Another major emphasis of her work has been with helping adults cope with mental health concerns that often develop due to life stressors they face brought on by relationship issues, work concerns and family problems.
Dr. Exum-Calhoun provides individual and family psychotherapy utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused techniques. She has recently been trained in EMDR. Dr. Exum-Calhoun is a Christian and also incorporates spirituality in her clinical work with clients seeking this type of intervention.
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Amy Fairchild, M.D., is a board certified adult psychiatrist who sub-specializes in the treatment of child and adolescent challenges. Dr. Fairchild's areas of expertise is in treating anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity, and oppositional/conduct disturbances. Dr. Fairchild is passionate about the "whole" child, taking a comprehensive, collaborative approach when treating today's pediatric challenges.
A native of North Carolina, Dr. Fairchild earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1988. She then completed her residency and fellowship training in 2003 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry, respectively.
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Rob Danzman, MS, NCC, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned his undergraduate at Warren Wilson College and his Master's degree in Community Counseling from Western Carolina University. He is a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Financial Social Worker. Rob's graduate work focused on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Counseling Affluent Populations. He has worked in residential programs, day treatment, and community based services for 10 years.
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Robert Fields, MA, LPA is a Licensed Psychological Associate who received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology at East Carolina University and his Master's degree in Psychology with a Clinical concentration at North Carolina Central University. Robert has worked with clients of all ages and specializes in working with teens, young adults, and families. Robert's clinical interests include anger management, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, oppositional defiant and conduct disorder, depression, anxiety, and stress management. Robert emphasizes a holistic approach that is both research and practice-driven.
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Keshawna Solomon, MA, LPA is a Licensed Psychological Associate. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and African American studies. She completed her Master's in Psychology with a Clinical Concentration, from North Carolina Central University. She has 7 years of experience working with adults who have Autism through Division TEACCH at UNC-Chapel Hill. Ms. Solomon conducts psychological evaluations, psycho-educational testing, developmental assessments, and consultations with schools. She also provides therapy to young children and adolescents, largely utilizing play therapy techniques. Her areas of clinical interest include trauma, anger management, and family systems. Her research interests include racial socialization, parental involvement, achievement motivation, and how these issues are related to academic outcomes in minority children. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the North Carolina Psychological Association.
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Geoffrey Zeger, ACSW, LCSW, provides counseling and psychotherapy to children, adults, couples and families. He received his Masters of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. Licensed since 1992, Geoff has worked with a wide range of clients with a variety of presenting needs. His focus is working with children (attention difficulties, self-harm, acting out, teenage and childhood depression and anxiety, and incorporating step-parents into families). Geoff's prior experience includes work with juvenile sex offenders, Willie M. children, Director of a Crisis Team, work with a mental health team at Ground Zero (9-11), and out-of-state work with soldiers returning from Iraq.
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Lauren Thomason, MA, LPCA is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who received her Master's in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. She holds a Bachelor's degree in both Psychology and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lauren and is in the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist. As a member of the Association for Play Therapists she uses play therapy as a means to overcome difficulties children face. Her post-graduate counseling experience includes working with children in foster care placement, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and behavioral issues. She also has experience in Career Counseling with university students.
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Kira Capano, MS, CRC, LPCA is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults. She graduated from Catawba College with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She completed her Master's of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a specialty track in developmental disabilities. Her thesis title was "Social Implications of Childhood and Adolescent Autism". She has experience working with adults and children with autism in a residential and school setting. She completed her practicum and internship under the supervision of Dr. April Harris-Britt. Kira is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), who is trained to conduct vocational assessment and career counseling. Her clinical interests include Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, stress, and the impact of medical illnesses on the individual and their families. In addition to providing therapy, Kira assists with psychological evaluations and psychoeducational testing.
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Jamie Morehart MS, CRC, LPCA, LCAS-P is Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and Provisionally Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology from North Carolina Stated University and her masterís degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her graduate work included working with dual-diagnosis disorders in adolescents and adults. Jamie has had experience interning at a methadone maintenance facility and for an ACT team.
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Miranda Reddick, MA, LMFTA is a Provisionally Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as couples and family therapy. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University. She approaches treatment from a family systems perspective and believes that it is important to assess and strengthen how each individual functions within his/her environment. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families dealing with ADHD, behavioral problems, parent education needs, and substance abuse issues. She also specializes in couples therapy and working with families with relationship difficulties.
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Jennifer Freifeld, MSW, LCSWA is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and her Masters of Social Work with a concentration in child and adult mental health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has trained at Central Regional Hospital's Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, Wake County Department of Health and Human Services Pediatric Behavior Clinic, and Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Family Services. She has facilitated mediations at Lee County District Court, led diversity workshops at the Seeds of Peace International Camp, and taught youth through North Carolina Arts in Action. Ms. Freifeld draws on psychodynamic psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma theory, mind-body research, and play therapy. She understands that each individual has a uniquely personal experience and uses the approach that best fits the individual's current needs. Ms. Freifeld works with youth and families in a caring, nonjudgmental way to help them achieve the changes they seek to make.
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Kira Royal, MA obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then completed her Master's in Psychology with a Clinical Concentration, from North Carolina Central University. Currently, she is an applicant with the North Carolina Psychology Board to obtain her License as a Psychological Associate. Mrs. Royal conducts individual therapy, psycho-educational testing, clinical assessments, and psychological evaluations. Her professional interests include individual and group counseling relating to trauma and family systems. Her research interests include parental involvement, social support, parental stress, and how these factors impact child behavioral outcomes for minority children. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the North Carolina Psychological Association.
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Michelle Byars, BA, CYT graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a degree in psychology. She is certified child and adult yoga instructor and has completed over 150 hours of training in the functional neurology of childhood developmental disorders with the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies in Atlanta, GA. As a developmental therapist, she specializes in using movement to further brain & body development and to increase the functional and social abilities of children and adults. She has extensive experience working with clients in the autism spectrum, with anxiety disorders and learning disabilities.
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Diana Tursi, BA, ITFS, CPE-II graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in psychology in 2005. She works as a developmental therapist, providing play therapy for children ages birth to three. Diana also works with older children (elementary and middle schoolers) diagnosed with ADHD, teaching coping mechanisms and educational strategies. She has received both Play Attention and BrainTrain certifications, and is qualified to facilitate computerized training to improve memory, attention, and other cognitive skills. Diana also conducts social skills and study skills groups for children and adolescents. She is also a credentialed parenting educator, and conducts individual and group sessions focusing on parenting strategies and skills. Diana's professional specialties include autism, ADHD, developmental delays, play therapy, and parent education.
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