Clinicians

Carrie Anderson

Carrie Anderson, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina and the newest member at Holly Springs Counseling Center.
I believe we all hold the answers we need; sometimes we just need the presence of another to help us see them.
My approach is supportive and collaborative, working with you to explore the obstacles that are keeping you from feeling the way you want to. Sometimes those obstacles are complex and take time to uncover. I hope to walk with you to a place where you feel more connected with yourself and the world around you.
For the past 12 years I have worked in a community mental health setting in Chicago and Indiana
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
My areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, depression, women's issues,life transitions, relationship difficulties, and grief. I am also experienced in play therapy when working with children.
In treating trauma, I often utilize EMDR, a research based modality that helps one
process difficult memories.
I want you to feel a sense of ease in our sessions. I appreciate that it helps to feel like you're talking to a real person. My hope is that this creates a flow that allows for personal healing and transformation to take place.

Email Address: 
candersonlcsw@gmail.com
Telephone Number: 
708-928-0183
Insurance Accepted: 
BCBS
Self-Pay
Sliding Scale

Karen Barbee

Dr. Karen Barbee, LPC

I am a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCASA) in the state of North Carolina. I am also a National Certified Counselor, Trauma Trained Professional through International Association for Trauma Professionals (IATP), and a National Certified Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Specialist (SOTP). I received my doctorate of education from Argosy University in Sarasota, FL in Counselor Supervision and Education.
I work with individuals, families and couples. I also offer groups in anger management as well as anxiety/depression, and self-esteem.
My background includes working with at-risk children, and adolescents who struggle with self-esteem and have experienced trauma, and adults who experience low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My passion is to help individuals focus on their lives from a holistic perspective. The mind, body, and spirit are all connected and all deserve equal attention in order for the individual to thrive. I work from a nonjudgmental standpoint and utilize an eclectic blend of therapeutic interventions based on the needs of my clients.
As a regional representative for the LPCANC, I work with other counselors in the state of North Carolina to ensure that new professional mental health counselors receive the important training necessary to be successful. I cannot wait to meet you and begin our journey together.

Email Address: 
rwellnessservices@gmail.com
Telephone Number: 
919-413-3722
Insurance Accepted: 
Aetna
BCBS
Self-Pay
Sliding Scale

Larry Bernstein

Larry Bernstein, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina. As a private provider at Holly Springs Counseling Center I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I co-facilitate a DBT Life Skills Group at the center. My therapy style is best described as eclectic. I am trained in numerous modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapies. Most of all, I believe in doing what works which means finding the appropriate therapeutic tools to help alleviate or resolve problems. I have worked with dual diagnosed clients for over 10 years at Wake County Human Services. I have also been a Bereavement Counselor with Hospice of Wake County. Additionally, I worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor with inpatient services at the State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Butner, North Carolina. I am a volunteer trainer with SAFEchild, a local non-profit in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I teach parenting courses. I also facilitated the Triangle Survivors of Suicide Support group for over 18 years. This group sponsors the annual Triangle SOS Conference. I am a member of the TCSP, Triangle Consortium for Suicide Prevention. This is a group of concerned individuals and organizations trying to make a difference in our community by sponsoring the annual Out of the Darkness walk, and raising awareness through education and outreach. I have presented on loss and grieving to professional groups including the NASW Summer Conference.

Email Address: 
bernsteinlcsw@gmail.com
Telephone Number: 
(919) 946-0112
Insurance Accepted: 
BCBS
Aetna
Cigna
Magellan
Self-Pay
United Behavior Health
Sliding Scale
Medicare

Melissa Cramer

Melissa Cramer, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been in private practice for 8 years. I have also acquired 20 years of experience in various unlicensed therapeutic roles.

I provide guidance through a process of self-examination, growth & healing. My clients say our work provides clarity, awareness and increased confidence. They report learning to reduce stress, anxiety, depressed mood and self-destructive behaviors. I also provide support during major life transitions (college, divorce, career change, retirement, etc.).

Or, perhaps you'd like to reconsider the level of stress or anxiety you are willing to tolerate, how you handle stress or how you celebrate success. I practice from a personal development/mind-body perspective utilizing mindfulness training together with talk therapy.

My clinical practice has been influenced by research in mindfulness and the use of movement practices to promote mental health, supervision with a modern psychoanalyst and collaboration with various holistic healers. I encourage you to explore my website where you can view newsletters summarizing the effectiveness of talk therapy and mindfulness training. You will also find testimonials from past clients.

My empathetic and accepting nature allows my clients to talk about uncomfortable histories, behaviors and feelings they haven't previously felt comfortable discussing thus allowing the process of examination and healing.
I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Mindfulness Training.

I would be honored to collaborate as you design a life you love!

Telephone Number: 
1-888-204-8409
Insurance Accepted: 
Cigna
Self-Pay
Medicare

Nicole Elllington LPC LPAS

Nicole Ellington, LPC LPAS

After receiving a BA in Psychology at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH and a MA in Counseling at Marymount University in Arlington, VA I began practicing counseling working with a wide variety of populations to include substance abusing adolescents and adults, incarcerated adolescents, families, adolescents who are at risk of being removed from their home, active duty Service Members, and adults and adolescents suffering from a wide variety of mental health disorders. Some of the issues I have experience working with include but are not limited to addictions, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional dysregulation, burnout, interpersonal conflict, bipolar disorder, ADHD, oppositional defiance disorder, and conduct disorder. I’ve been lucky to have a wide variety of work experience since 2005 including community mental health/substance abuse, intensive in-home services, out-patient substance abuse treatment and out-patient services for active duty service members. I went through intensive training with Duke University in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and I use the DBT philosophy regularly in my practice. Through having a diverse range of clinical experiences, I have been able to continuously discover and nurture my passion for providing therapeutic services in the community. I provide a safe, genuine therapeutic relationship where individuals can feel comfortable to explore their challenges and mindfully increase the balance, acceptance and change in their life. I am committed to assisting clients on their journey of self-discovery, working through life’s struggles and developing a life that’s worth living."

Telephone Number: 
984-444-9066
Insurance Accepted: 
BCBS
Aetna
Self-Pay
Sliding Scale

Mark Harol

Mark Harol, MS, LPC, NCC

My work is dedicated to helping people develop healthy relationships and productive, satisfying lives. You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, a difficult situation, a sense that somehow your life is not working out as you'd like. It would be my privilege to work with you. I offer help and hope for men with erectile dysfunction, in areas of sexual performance, as well for those who are struggling with pornography and/or other unwanted sexual behaviors, and counseling for their spouses/significant other.
I have advanced sex therapy education through the Institute for Sexual Wholeness in Atlanta, Georgia. I offer help and hope for men with erectile dysfunction, in areas of sexual performance, as well for those who are struggling with pornography and/or other unwanted sexual behaviors, and counseling for their spouses/significant other.
I am retired from the Air Force and spent 12 years as the CEO of a successful company. I have many years of life and career counseling experience. I have been happily married for more than 40 years and have 3 children and 8 grandchildren!

Email Address: 
markharol@gmail.com
Telephone Number: 
(919) 454-8743
Insurance Accepted: 
Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Tri Care
Sliding Scale
MHN

Carla Lucia

Carla L. Lucia, LPC, NCC

I am a practicing National Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor. Carla has conducted workshops for the American Medical Association about Family Conflict and its effects on Children. She has also been a presenter at the Raleigh Police Department on Child Development, as well as educating Wake County Foster Parents about the special challenges of fostering children. She has also been involved in a Pilot Study to test the effect of using CBT in teaching substance abusing mothers to bond with their infants. I have two years post graduate training at the Growth Pointe Family and Marriage Therapy and Training Center and 17 years of experience as a therapist. I use an educative, family systems and cognitive-behavioral approach in counseling. Together I work with clients to explore issues and potential solutions that will result in a more fulfilling life on their journey to personal growth. I specialize in Marriage and Family Therapy using a Family Systems approach. I use "Love and Logic" Techniques which I believe are powerful tools for parents who want to Raise Responsible Children. My other areas of specialty are Couples Conflict, Parenting, Physical and Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse and issues of Grief and Loss.

Email Address: 
carlallucia@yahoo.com
Telephone Number: 
919-345-6103
Insurance Accepted: 
Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Magellan
MedCost
Medicaid
Tri Care
MHN
NC Health Choice
Com Psych
PHCS
Self-Pay

Nancy Smyth

Nancy Smyth, LCSW

Nancy Smyth, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina. I work with individuals, families and couples. I am certified as a Relational Life Therapist (RLT) therapist. This modality offers a common sense approach to building a relationship based on full respect living. I also encourage the use of mindfulness which I believe is useful when dealing with challenging life stressors. My prior work experience has been with Wake County Mental Health working with children and families in the child welfare system. My Past experience also includes working with military families coping with deployment and re-entry issues. I also work with blended families and am experienced in adoption issues. Challenges occur in all areas of life. Change of any kind is stressful even when it's a good thing. Family conflicts include parenting, child, couples, divorce and grief and loss issues. Grief and loss is a part of life. Whether it is the loss of a loved one or a job, it's still a loss that can affect our well-being. My belief is that clients come to therapy with issues they want to change. I also believe that life is stressful. Together, we work on accomplishing the goals the client has defined. I often use CBT and a Mindfulness approach but am not limited to these modalities. Group therapy: Group work offers a supportive learning environment. Participants learn tools and skills. They also learn from each other. I offer two separate DBT groups, one for teens and one for adults. I also offer Parenting groups.Group participants learn they are not alone in their goals and their challenges.

Email Address: 
smythlcsw@gmail.com
Telephone Number: 
(919) 946-0110
Insurance Accepted: 
Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Magellan
Medicare
Sliding Scale
Self-Pay