Our Staff

Durham Chapel Hill Raleigh Telehealth

At Lepage Associates we make every effort to provide you with the highest quality mental health services available. To join the Lepage Associates team, our therapists and evaluators must have the highest education available in mental health, i.e., a doctorate degree in psychology, or, a master’s degree with a minimum of 10 years experience. (At times we may also have students or license-eligible therapists in training, however, when considering students we typically choose only those for whom psychology is a second career so they are already older/mature with much life experience, and typically are transitioning into mental health from other health fields or jobs in education.) Your provider will also hold other master and undergraduate level degrees in psychology and/or related areas, and may have additional specialty certifications or training. While our clinicians are all trained as generalists, each also has unique areas of expertise, and we pride ourselves on the breadth of specialties we are able to offer clients. At Lepage Associates, we offer truly comprehensive mental health services by having adult and child psychiatry on-site in addition to adult and child psychologists.

Durham Office

LINDSEY OHLER, PSY.D.

Therapy for all ages & problems
Evaluations all ages/concerns (including autism)
Forensic Services & Divorce Services Guardian ad Litem
Business Services

JEFF FISCHER, PH.D.

Therapy For Adults & Teens, All Concerns
Mindfulness-Based Living
Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling
Highly Specialized Business Services
Separation & Divorce Services

DEJA BUCKNER, M.A.

Therapy For All Ages & Problems
Play Therapy for Children
Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling
Evaluations All Ages/Concerns
Forensic Services & Divorce Services

COLLEEN HAMILTON, PSY.D.

Therapy for children & families only
Parenting coaching
Evaluations all ages/concerns
Forensic Services & Divorce Services Guardian ad Litem

SOPHIA WALDER-HOGE, PSY.D. (ABD)

Therapy For All Ages & Problems
Play Therapy for Children
Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling
Evaluations All Ages/Concerns
Forensic Services & Divorce Services

ERICA PRITZKER, PSY.D.

Therapy For All Ages & Problems
Play Therapy for Children
Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling
Evaluations All Ages/Concerns
Forensic Services & Divorce Services

BLAKELY MULDER, PH.D.

Therapy For All Ages & Problems Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling Evaluations All Ages/Concerns: (Including Autism Spectrum; And Specialized In School Accommodations) Forensic Services & Divorce Services

LAURA O’MALLEY, M.S., NCSP

Therapy For Children & Teens
Parenting Coaching
Therapy for Young Adults (ages 18-21) Evaluations for Children, Teens, & Young Adults

DEE PHILBERT, LCSWA

Therapy for all ages & problems
Individual and family therapy
Play therapy for children
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Parenting Coaching
Divorce Services

RAE ANN HAMILTON, LPA

Therapy for adults and children ages 10 or older.
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Evaluations for all ages & all concerns;
25 years specializing in educational issues
Parent Coordinator

MS. HOPE VENETTA

Therapy for all ages & problems
Individual and family therapy
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Parenting Coaching
Divorce Services

MINA RATKALKAR, PH.D.

Therapy for all ages & problems
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Certified Sex Therapist
Evaluations all ages/concerns
Forensic Services & Divorce Services

KELLY MAHONEY, M.S., PMHNP-BC

Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified
(Psychiatric Medication Prescription & Med Management)
All Ages
Telehealth Only

ERIN PIECHOCINSKI, PSY.D.

Therapy for all ages & problems
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Evaluations all ages/concerns
Forensic Services & Divorce Services

CHRIS TUFTS, ED.S.

Therapy for all ages & problems
Evaluations for all ages/concerns (including autism)
20 years specializing in school & educational issues

JAMILA PARKER, PSY.D.

Evaluations all ages/concerns
(including autism spectrum)
Forensic & Divorce Services

JULIE MICHALOWSKI, PSY.D.

Therapy for all ages & problems
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Evaluations all ages/concerns
Forensic Services & Divorce Services
(NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS)

TINA LEPAGE, PSY.D.

Practice Owner & Clinical Supervisor
Team lead on forensic evaluations for family, civil & criminal court
Forensic consultation
Specialized divorce services

TAMMY LEPAGE, M.ED.

Tammy Lynne Lepage, M.Ed. is the Office Manager in charge of all non-clinical operations at Lepage Associates.

ETHAN BLOODWORTH, B.A.

CLINICAL INTAKE SPECIALIST & CLINICAL ASSISTANT Ethan Bloodworth is our Clinical Intake Specialist & Clinical Assistant at Lepage Associates. He is responsible for screening and coordinating all intake calls and referrals, as well as handling all scheduling communications for Lepage Associates. Ethan also assists the doctors and Office Manager with clinical tasks as needed. He received a B.A in psychology from Carleton College, with a particular focus on social and evolutionary psychology. Before starting at Lepage Associates, Ethan worked as a horticultural consultant at the Columbus Botanical Garden and as an intern at a psychiatric private practice. In his free time, Ethan enjoys working out, playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

MS. KATIE GIROLAMI

Katie Girolami is an Office Manager Assistant here at Lepage Associates. Her primary responsibilities include client check-ins, scheduling appointments, billing, records management, and any other administrative tasks needed. In this position, as well as all aspects of her life, Katie is motivated by serving others and making people feel welcome as soon as they walk in the door. Katie is currently enrolled in her final semester of her undergraduate program for Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Psychology at North Carolina State University. After graduating, she plans on continuing to graduate school for a degree in the mental health field. Outside of attending school and work, she loves to go to the beach, travel, exercise, and spend time with loved ones.

MS. TAYLOR PAPUTSEANOS

Taylor Paputseanos is one of the Office Manager Assistants here at Lepage Associates. Her daily tasks at the front desk include checking people in, billing, records management, and other administrative tasks as needed. Taylor is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in psychology and minoring in education, and is graduating this coming May 2022. After graduation, she hopes to get a master’s in counseling and become a child and family therapist or couples therapist. When she is not doing homework, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her friends and family, watching TV shows and movies, and listening to music.

MS. PAGE TSIRIGOTIS

Page Tsirigotis is one of the weekend office manager assistants here at Lepage Associates. Her daily tasks at the front desk include checking people in, billing, records management, and other administrative tasks as needed. Page’s academic interests include neuroscience research, psychology, mechanical engineering, and design. In addition to her admin assistant duties, she has also been able to use her design skills at Lepage Associates to complete an internship project on suggestions for redesign of the office suite based on color theory. When Page manages to step away from her schoolwork for a few minutes, she enjoys baking, participating in theatre, exercising, and spending time with friends.

Willa King

Hello! My name is Willa King, and I first began working for Lepage Associates as a senior at UNC-CH through the Karen M. Gil Internship Program. As a Gil intern, my tasks were mainly research-oriented. I also edited clinical interviews and wrote for Lepage Associates’ various blogs and newsletters. After graduating with my Bachelor’s in Psychology, I began working as one of the office manager assistants. My daily tasks at the front desk included checking people in, billing, records management, and other administrative tasks as needed. Now, I do administrative tasks and occasional research remotely, write weekly blog articles and am the social media manager. I help keep the practice close to the community by posting our blog articles and newsletters on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. I am so happy to be getting these experiences here at Lepage Associates, and my plan for the future is to go to graduate school and then become a therapist myself!

RASHANDA MASON, B.A.

Rashanda Mason is the evening office manager assistant here are Lepage Associates. Her primary duties include overseeing client check ins, appointment scheduling and providing friendly and helpful customer service for all current and future clients of Lepage. Rashanda graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham with a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. However, her outgoing personality for helping to improve the quality of life for those around her has led her to a 13-year career in the field of Human Resources and Program

CHERYL HOLMES, B.S.

Hello! My name is Cheryl Holmes and I enjoy being part of the Lepage Associates team as the Multi-Media Communications Manager.

LESLIE BECKMAN CENEZY, MBA

Leslie Beckman Cenezy, MBA, is responsible for advising on projects that will enhance Lepage Associates in areas such as community outreach, networking, marketing, policy, business operations, and business development.

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Chapel Hill Office

KEVIN METZ, PSY.D.

Therapy for adults & teens,
all concerns
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Mindfulness-based living

STEPHEN MESSER, PH.D.

Therapy for adults & teens,
all concerns
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Mindfulness-based living

KELLY MAHONEY, M.S., PMHNP-BC

Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified
(Psychiatric Medication Prescription & Med Management)
All Ages
Telehealth Only

Raleigh Office

ALEXANDRA MAESTRE, PSY.D.

Therapy For All Ages & Problems
Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling
Evaluations All Ages/Concerns
Forensic Services & Divorce Services
FULLY BILINGUAL IN English & Spanish
FLUENT IN SPANISH (native Spanish speaker)

CHERYL COHEN, LCSW

Therapy for all ages & problems
Individual and family therapy
Play therapy for children
Marriage therapy/couples counseling
Parenting Coaching
Divorce Services
Certified Grief & Loss Specialist

KELLY MAHONEY, M.S., PMHNP-BC

Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified
(Psychiatric Medication Prescription & Med Management)
All Ages
Telehealth Only

Telehealth Online Office

LESA BRIDGES, LCSW, ED.D. (ABD)

Therapy For All Ages & Problems
Individual And Family Therapy
Play Therapy For Children
Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling
Parenting Coaching
Divorce Services
Teletherapy Only

BRIANNA CUTHRELL, LCSWA, CAC

Therapy For All Ages & Problems
Individual And Family Therapy
Play Therapy For Children
Marriage Therapy/Couples Counseling
Parenting Coaching
Divorce Services
Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC)
Teletherapy Only

KELLY MAHONEY, M.S., PMHNP-BC

Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified
(Psychiatric Medication Prescription & Med Management)
All Ages
Telehealth Only

Teletherapy

All therapists Listed Above Are Providing Teletherapy Services For Clients, our nurse practitioner provides telemedication services, and many psychological evaluations can be done using telehealth as well.