Personal and family counseling - Our Providers - Concord, NC
Carolina Counseling Inc. - Personal, couples, and family counseling
Sandra H. Ritter, PhD, LPCS  (not taking new clients) 
. . .  is the CEO/COO of Carolina Counseling Inc. For many years, she served as the sole or lead counselor for Carolina Counseling Inc, but has moved into management and oversight as the company has grown. She occasionally does intake assessments to determine the best fit between a prospective client and the available providers, but is no longer taking new clients on an ongoing basis.
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Our Providers

Adrienne V. Aaron, MSW, LCSW (afternoons and evenings)
 . . .  works with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups on issues including: trauma, problem behavior, developmental delays, ADHD, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, grief and loss, and depression. Previously she has worked for Children Advocacy Network, City Steps Youth Services, and as a Social Worker in a school setting as well as in case management. She utilizes treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and Family Systems among others. She has specific training in Child Centered Play Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Family Models, and diagnosis.

Lillie Jacobs, MSW, LCSW (mornings, afternoons, evenings and Sundays)
. . . has extensive training in PTSD, DBT, CBT, brief solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. She has over 25 years experience as a mental health practitioner. For the past 10 years she has been in private practice, providing services for adults and young adults diagnosed with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, pre-marital, marital and life transition issues.
 
Stephanie Gonzalez. Pierce, MA, LPC, LCAS, CSAC (afternoons, evenings)
. . . has 20+ years working with mental health and chemical dependency issues of teens and adults. She is licensed both as a counselor and as an addiction specialist. In addition to working in traditional mental health settings, she has worked in prisons and in substance abuse treatment programs. Born in Belize, she is conversant in Spanish but conducts her sessions in English.
 
Terry D. Robinson, MA, NCC, LPC (mornings, afternoons and evenings)
. . . has over 15 years experience working with children (3rd grade and above), adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She uses a variety of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused therapy as well as Motivational Interviewing to assist individuals in making positive steps toward achieving well-being in their mental health and relationships. Her experience also includes working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family conflict/parenting issues, ADHD, social/emotional needs of gifted school-aged individuals, anger/stress management, academic underachievement, and alcohol, drug, and behavior addictions. 

Martha Joseph Johnson, MA, LPCS (School Based in specific locations, afternoons, evenings)
. . . works with children (age 5 and above), adolescents, adults, families and couples with a range of concerns including behavioral problems in children, ADHD, anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss as well as women’s issues.  She has 15 years of experience including agency out-patient therapy and counseling in the school setting. Treatment modalities include Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Play Therapy and Parent Education.   

Debra Neisler, LCSW  (afternoons, evenings and Saturdays)
. . . works with children/adolescents ages 3-17 and their parents, to help identify the source of anger, sadness, anxiety, or trauma that result in  behavior problems underlying why parents seek therapy for their children.   Debra uses Child Directed Play Therapy up to age 8 to help children explore and express themselves through play, the child's natural language, which helps them resolve inner conflicts, improve self esteem, and reduce anxiety.   Debra also uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy with all ages to help children understand the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are often co-exist with behavior problems in school and at home.  In addition, Debra has been trained in Eco-Systemic Family Therapy, a total family approach to helping parents and children communicate more effectively and to help parents reorganize family structure to put them back in charge.  Debra also works with adult women of all ages to support relationship problems, life stage adjustments and health issues using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as CBT.  Debra is a proponent of integrating a mind, body and spirit approach to improve quality of life, including mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery and yoga in her practice with all ages.

Tracey D. White, MA, LPCA (afternoons, evenings and Saturdays)
. . . is credentialed in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.  She earned master's degrees in both Human Services Counseling – Marriage & Family and Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of issues including:  Anxiety & Depression, ADHD, Behavioral Problems, Mood Disorders, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Divorce Recovery, Co-Dependency, LGBTQ Issues.  Tracey has a passion for helping individuals work through and overcome trauma.  Interventions include:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-focused brief therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Grief Support Groups.

Clients seen in our office have a wide range of issues, from disruptive behaviors in children and teens, to relationship issues, anger management, anxiety, women's issues, life transitions, grief, post-traumatic stress, and more. When working with children, we often takes a systemic approach that involve the family so that behavior changes are supported and sustained.
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