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Durham/Chapel Hill Office Clinicians

GAY HAYNES, LCSWA

Gay Haynes works with teens, and as needed depending on the issue, their families as well. She has worked with all diagnosis and issues including, but not limited to general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, ADHD, identity struggles, sexual issues, substance abuse, suicidal ideation and life transitions. Gay provides a non-judgmental and welcoming environment and uses an interactive platform for teens to explore their goals, hone or develop their communication skills and relational skills, set appropriate boundaries within peer groups/relationships, and develop positive coping strategies within their lives.

Jazmyn Jones, LCSWA

Ms. Jazmyn Jones has worked with teens in multiple settings including private practice, an autism treatment center, schools, social settings, and at-risk school programs. She works with adolescents in social settings and helps them to develop and implement life skills. Ms. Jones helps teens and their families to establish boundaries, build a sense of independence, and work on family dynamics. She works with the range of presenting problems children experience, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), depression, anxiety, social issues, and behavioral disorders, to name a few.

MAGGIE CARRAWAY, PSY.D.

ELLIE GOTTSTEIN, PSY.D.

Dr. Ellie Gottstein strives to create an authentic and non-judgmental environment where each individual feels seen for their strengths in order to foster the willingness to work towards the goals of the person in front of her. She focuses on understanding the teen in the room before demanding change, fostering trust and communication in the therapeutic relationship. Dr. Gottstein enjoys working on coping skills, improving communication, stress management, identity exploration, assertive communication, setting boundaries, and self-esteem concerns. Dr. Gottstein works using evidenced based treatments primarily drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Gottstein enjoys using psychological and educational assessment to provide adolescents and their families a better understanding of their child’s unique strengths and how to best support their own learning style to succeed. In addition, Dr. Gottstein’s specialty training includes health psychology (coping with medical news and navigating new health challenges) as well as sport psychology. As a former high-level athlete, Dr. Gottstein enjoys helping young athletes be their best selves and achieve their dreams through targeted sport related intervention.

MEREDITH BURGER, LCSWA

Ms. Meredith Burger works with adolescents with all diagnoses and many different issues. For any teens seeking support, Ms. Burger’s aim is to provide a safe, welcoming, and collaborative environment for adolescents to reflect on themselves, identify specific goals, and use their individuality and strengths to work towards those goals. Ms. Burger has experience working with adolescents on a wide variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, identity development, AD/HD, academic difficulties, suicidality, emotional regulation, and issues due to major life transitions.

ELIZABETH SCHREIBER, PSY.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Schreiber has worked with adolescents in multiple settings including private practice and hospitals. She works with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, mood concerns, PTSD, self-esteem, social issues, stress management, and interpersonal and relational difficulties. Dr. Schreiber uses a wide variety of techniques that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), motivational interviewing, and goal setting. She works with adolescents to help them develop and implement life skills, establish a sense of independence, improve communication, establish boundaries, and develop coping skills to deal with life’s stressors. Dr. Schreiber believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to success and provides supportive psychotherapy in an environment that promotes self-growth, self-acceptance, and self-compassion in an open, honest, and non-judgmental space.

ERICA PRITZKER, PSY.D.

Dr. Erica Pritzker recognizes adolescence is characterized by various changes and obstacles that may require additional assistance to navigate. Her experience has included addressing the variety of issues teens struggle with. As such, Dr. Pritzker strives to foster an environment that is non-judgmental and empathic and values developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship with each teen that aids in growth and change. Furthermore, she focuses on providing supportive psychotherapy as well as helping adolescents develop coping skills to deal with stressors, skills to improve communication, strategies to establish boundaries, and exploration of their values. Dr. Pritzker finds creative and unique ways for adolescents to process their emotions and effectively express themselves while incorporating empirically-based treatments, such as ACT and CBT. Her broad smile and friendly demeanor make her a favorite among teens, and help them connect with her and engage in the therapy process. Dr. Pritzker has a passion for working with adolescents and began her career focused on helping children and families, working as a school psychologist before also becoming a clinical psychologist. Her extensive experience working with teens spans private practice, the school environment, and hospital programs. Her background includes working with children with a variety of presentations, including behavior difficulties, social skills problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, and the spectrum of childhood issues. In addition, she has worked with special needs (i.e., autism spectrum and emotional-behavioral disturbance), AD/HD and learning disabilities, and at-risk children. In addition to therapy, Dr. Pritzker enjoys using psychological and educational assessment to help adolescents and their families better understand the child’s strengths and how to best serve their learning style.

HOPE VENETTA, LCMHCA

Ms. Hope Venetta works with all diagnoses in therapy with teens. In her therapy work, she combines her passion for building self-esteem and self-acceptance with the structure of goal setting and steady movement toward goals. Ms. Venetta believes everyone has the ability to create a vision of the change they want in their lives, and take steps to make that vision reality. It is her belief that the most effective change happens when there is a therapeutic alliance of mutual trust and respect between the therapist and clients. Some of her special interests are trauma work, including the mind-body connection, racial identity issues with African Americans, and career counseling. When a specific problem is plaguing a family, Ms. Hope Venetta helps families work on their relationships and communication patterns. Her approach regards the family, as a whole, as a living organism that is more than the sum of its individual members. It is her belief that the most effective change happens when there is a therapeutic alliance of mutual trust and respect between the therapist and all clients. Ms. Venetta seeks to help families analyze the process of family interaction and communication as a whole while offering a safe environment. Not taking sides with specific members is a part of this. In session, Ms. Venetta helps family members become more conscious of patterns or structures that had been previously taken for granted. For individuals seeking to restructure severely dysfunctional families, Ms. Venetta offers individualized therapy in preparation for family therapy.

RAE ANN HAMILTON, LPA

Rae Ann Hamilton enjoys working with tweens and teens (ages 10 and older). Issues she has training and experience in with young people include: anxiety, depression, Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning difficulties, social problems, anger management, self- esteem, giftedness, and life transitions such as from high school to college. Mrs. Hamilton incorporates several therapeutic approaches in

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COLLEEN HAMILTON, PSY.D.

Dr. Colleen Hamilton has a passion for working with teenagers and their families. Her background includes working with adolescents with a variety of presentations, including: behavior difficulties; social skills problems; depression; general, school, social and test anxiety; AD/HD; ASD; learning disabilities; trauma; self-image and self-esteem, identity development, and the spectrum of adolescent issues. For teens dealing with trauma she utilizes her specialized training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, Dr. Hamilton has worked with special needs (i.e., autism spectrum and emotional-behavioral disturbance) and at-risk teens (i.e., teens involved in delinquent behaviors). Her experience with teenagers also includes career development for older teens. In her individual therapy with adolescents she demonstrates respect for the teen while guiding them in the development of new skills, behaviors and/or in mood regulation. Adolescence can be a hard transition for both teenagers and parents, and Dr. Hamilton can help the family navigate this time in family therapy. Dr. Hamilton utilizes various approaches such as psycho-education and improved listening and expression to help foster communication between teenagers and parents. She has assisted teens and parents in creating structure and a daily routine, teaching problem solving skills, conflict resolution skills, boundary setting, how to support a member with a mental illness, how to have a healthy argument, and how to have fun as a family. With over 15 years of experience specializing in kids and families, she has a wide array of tools to help teens and families.

LINDSEY OHLER, PSY.D.

Dr. Ohler enjoys working with teenagers and their families. Her work has involved helping adolescents develop a sense of identify and personal mission, manage boundaries with friends and family, understand and cope with emotions, and transition to independence. She has worked with adolescents that struggle with depression, social skills deficits, anxiety, substance abuse, self-injurious behavior and disordered eating.

TINA LEPAGE, PSY.D.

From the very beginning of her career, Dr. Lepage has been focusing on children and families; whereas most psychologists have an undergraduate that is, like their doctorate, in psychology, Dr. Lepage has an undergraduate in Child Development & Family Relationships. Her many years of specialization in child development and families make her highly sought out by parents seeking help for their child. Dr. Lepage has

Raleigh/Cary Office Clinicians

HEIDI LECOUNT, LCMHCA, NCC

Adolescent years can be a challenging transition between being a child and becoming an adult. Heidi works with adolescents to identify their values and strengths, which are underlying currents of the work she does with this population. Helping teens to find their voice, develop positive coping strategies, and learn communication skills to use with their family and peers is part of the therapeutic process. With her many years of working with emerging adults, Heidi also encourages adolescents to envision their future and set practical goals for themselves, whether it be attending college, community college, or learning a trade. Each adolescent is a unique individual – therapy can help them become the best versions of themselves for today and beyond.

MELISSA HUEMMER, LCSW

Melissa has worked with adolescents for over 25 years in individual, family, day treatment and inpatient settings. She adapts a non-judgmental, relationship-based approach with the goal of connecting to the adolescent so they can be honest with her and themselves about what they are feeling. She incorporates parent and family work as well for an effective systems-focused approach. With children and teens of all ages, Melissa provides therapy for a broad array of childhood issues such as depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, school anxiety and refusal, gender identity, bullying, trauma and abuse, sibling rivalry, parent-child relationship rifts, oppositional behavior, conduct issues, academic struggles, attention deficit, healthy lifestyle choices, and supportive therapy for life changes such as moving or divorce or grief. Teenagers are experiencing changes on multiple levels and often can’t find the words to express their thoughts; Melissa helps them be able to do this. Therapy with teens includes art, music, nature and other activities to facilitate communication.

CHERYL COHEN, LCSW

Cheryl Cohen has worked with adolescents for over 25 years. Cheryl’s undergraduate degree is in family systems, and in graduate school she maintained a family systems perspective. Cheryl has a non -judgmental, non-condemning, relationship-based approach. She believes it is the connection between clinician and client that determines outcomes.

ALEXANDRA MAESTRE, PSY.D.

Dr. Alexandra Maestre works with teenagers and families to improve behaviors, emotional functioning, learning, and social-emotional outcomes. Through a systematic, problem-solving approach, she seeks to understand the source of unique difficulties and address the system as well as improve coping skills to improve understanding of behaviors, distress tolerance for the teen and family, acceptance of diagnoses/challenges, and emotional regulation to facilitate more positive outcomes for children and families. Dr. Maestre helps adolescents learn adaptive coping skills which can be used throughout their lives in various circumstances and settings. Teens will find new ways of understanding their own behaviors and those of others, and parents will learn how to support growth so changes can be sustained.

Telehealth Online Office Clinicians

Adolescent Telehealth

Melissa has worked with adolescents for over 25 years in individual, family, day treatment and inpatient settings. She adapts a non-judgmental, relationship-based approach with the goal of connecting to the adolescent so they can be honest with her and themselves about what they are feeling. She incorporates parent and family work as well for an effective systems-focused approach. With children and teens of all ages, Melissa provides therapy for a broad array of childhood issues such as depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, school anxiety and refusal, gender identity, bullying, trauma and abuse, sibling rivalry, parent-child relationship rifts, oppositional behavior, conduct issues, academic struggles, attention deficit, healthy lifestyle choices, and supportive therapy for life changes such as moving or divorce or grief. Teenagers are experiencing changes on multiple levels and often can’t find the words to express their thoughts; Melissa helps them be able to do this. Therapy with teens includes art, music, nature and other activities to facilitate communication.

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