Therapists and Counselors

Alice Drozdiak, MSW, LCSWA, MSPH | Durham Therapist

Alice Drozdiak, MSW, LCSWA, MSPH

Before returning to school for social work, Alice Drozdiak (they/them/theirs) taught English to speakers of other languages. Alice’s first priority was to create a classroom that was safe and sensitive to the needs of survivors of violence. When they began volunteering with crisis lines, Alice learned that the term for this approach was “trauma-informed.” These…

Allison Simpson, LCSW | Durham Therapist

Allison Simpson, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Simpson earned her Master of Social Work degree from Howard University in Washington, DC.  She previously worked as a social worker at the National Center for Children and Families, and as a counselor at The Children’s Guild, in Washington, DC, where she was awarded the Brave Heart Medal. She recently earned her Health Coaching…

Amy Jackson, MSW, LCSW | Wake Forest Therapist

Amy Jackson, MSW, LCSW

Amy L. Jackson received her Masters in Health and Human Services in Social Work from North Carolina Agricultural & Technology University. She first started as a therapist at the S•A•V•E•D Foundation, and and went on to help countless others in a variety of environments. She has spent a lot of time working with families and…

Andrea Stubbs, MSW, LCSW | Durham Therapist

Andrea Stubbs, MSW, LCSW

Andrea Stubbs earned her Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. She has experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of ages. She also worked to assist and educate families who needed help adapting to a diagnosis, and/or gathering resources for an illness. Ms. Stubbs currently treats ages…

Antonia "Toni" Rover, LCSWA | Raleigh Therapist

Antonia “Toni” Rover, LCSWA

Antonia K. Rover earned her Master’s in Social Work from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. She believes mental health is a necessity for overall wellness. She has dedicated her life to helping others. Antonia enjoys assisting clients through their own healing journey, believing that her role is to guide and encourage. Ms. Rover has…

Ashley Finch, LCSW | Wilson Therapist

Ashley Finch, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Finch received her BA and MSW from North Carolina State University and is CPI and BLS certified. Ms. Finch has previously worked at Johnston Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit and Women’s Center of Wake County. She currently practices at the Wilson Psychiatric Associates clinic in Wilson, NC treating ages 18 and up for…

Beth Embleton, MSW, LCSWA - Durham Therapist

Beth Embleton, MSW, LCSWA

Beth received her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill and enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Living and working in a neighborhood undergoing community-driven change focused Beth’s interests in social action, human development, and communication toward pursuing her Master of Social Work. Beth’s professional interests include: attachment, trauma, fertility, peri- and post-natal depression, and family…

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Beth Shulman, MS, LPC, NCC

Ms. Shulman earned her MS degree in Counseling in 1998 from UNC-Greensboro. She completed a year’s internship at Duke University Personal Assistance Service as an Employee Assistance Counselor, before establishing her private psychotherapy practice. Ms. Shulman has been involved in Triangle-wide community outreach for many years, offering services and support to underserved members of the…

Brittany S. Brinson, LPC, NCC | Raleigh Counseling

Brittney S. Brinson, LPC, NCC

Brittney Brinson earned her M.Ed in Counselor Education from the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She has experience rehabilitating both children and adults, especially those with developmental and physical disabilities. Ms. Brinson worked as an overnight service manager - offering both regular and crisis counseling to in-house residents over the telephone. From providing…

Byalinah Shakir-Burgess, LPC, MA | Raleigh Therapist

Byalinah Shakir-Burgess, LPC, MA

Byalinah Shakir-Burgess received her Masters from North Carolina Central University. She’s had an impactful, far-reaching, and varied career, with experience working as a social worker, family counselor, lead teaching parent, in-home counselor, and the program director for a teen crisis shelter in Raleigh, NC. She is passionately devoted to improving people’s lives by helping them…

Catherine Grant Peoples, MSW, LCSW | Wake Forest Therapist

Catherine Grant Peoples, MSW, LCSW

Catherine earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, and her Master of Social Work from Indiana University. Catherine has worked in the mental health field as an Outpatient Therapist, a Behavioral Health Specialist, and a Psychiatric Social Worker. She uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy,…

Christy Ellis, LCSW | Raleigh Therapist

Christy Ellis, LCSW

Ms. Ellis received her BSW and MSW from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has previously practiced as a therapist at Holly Hill Hospital, and is professionally trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Ms. Ellis currently treats ages 25 and up at the Raleigh…

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