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Durham/Chapel Hill Office Clinicians

GAY HAYNES, LCSWA

Gay Haynes enjoys working with children and tweens who may be experiencing a variety of common childhood issues, such as anxiety, depression, learning difficulties to include ADHD, social problems, anger management, behavioral acting out, low self-esteem, or the unique challenges of giftedness. She also works with children and early life transitions, such as parents separating, blended families, moving, entering a new school, or welcoming a new sibling or parent figure, just to name a few. Gay understands children communicate differently and utilizes various approaches such as playing games and imaginative thinking to aid in helping them feel comfortable. She also utilizes a blend of therapeutic techniques based on the issue and the child’s personality, to include a humanistic approach, client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychoeducational interventions. Gay communicates with parents and educators throughout her work so that progress can be uninterrupted at home as well as their educational setting.

Jazmyn Jones, LCSWA

Ms. Jazmyn Jones has worked with children of all ages in multiple settings including private practice, an autism treatment center, schools, social settings, and at-risk school programs. 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. Ms. Jones uses a wide variety of techniques that include play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and goal setting. Ms. Jones works with families and children on developing routines and working on developing positive life skills. She believes in working with the family unit as a whole, in addition to the individual child, to meet treatment goals in home, school, and other environments.

ELLIE GOTTSTEIN, PSY.D.

Dr. Ellie Gottstein enjoys working with tweens and teens (ages 10 and older). Dr. Gottstein has  training and experience in with young people for a variety of clinical presentations including: anxiety, depression, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning difficulties, social difficulties, self- esteem, giftedness, identity concerns, and life transitions. 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. Dr. Gottstein incorporates several therapeutic approaches in her work including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavior Management, and Psychoeducation, depending on the child’s presenting issues. Dr. Gottstein’s goal is to work with each child to achieve their goals in a variety of life domains in a collaborative manner. 

MEREDITH BURGER, LCSWA

Dr. Elizabeth Schreiber has worked with children of all ages in multiple settings including private practice and hospitals. She works with a range of presenting problems, including interpersonal and relational difficulties, depression, anxiety, social issues, and self-esteem issues. Dr. Schreiber uses a wide variety of techniques that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and goal setting. She believes in the importance of a collaborative approach when working with children, their parents, and families. Dr. Schreiber strives to create 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 has a passion for working with children 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 children 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. Dr. Pritzker understands children have a different way of expressing themselves and utilizes play therapy and other creative approaches to help children feel comfortable and to allow for their own style of communicating. Children need structure and she encourages having a routine at the beginning of her sessions so children know what to expect at each visit. Her broad smile and friendly demeanor make her a favorite among children, and help children connect with her and engage in the therapy process. She is able to make children feel comfortable with her from the start. Dr. Pritzker also communicates closely with parents throughout her work with the child so that gains made in therapy can be sustained in the home and school settings as well. In addition to therapy, Dr. Pritzker enjoys using psychological and educational assessment to help children and their families better understand the child’s strengths and how to best serve their learning style.

COLLEEN HAMILTON, PSY.D.

Dr. Colleen Hamilton is a clinical and child psychologist, with her training focused on work with children, adolescents, and families. She specializes in children, and has a wide variety of experience working with children and their families. Dr. Hamilton’s fun and creative spirit as a child therapist makes her uniquely skilled at engaging children in the process! She is well versed in a variety of approaches that engage children to include play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and body movement 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 her work including Client-Centered, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Insight-Oriented (Psychodynamic), Behavior Management, and Psychoeducation, depending on the individual’s presenting issues. Mrs. Hamilton considers it a privilege to assist courageous young people in their journey to improve their lives.

Dr. Elizabeth Schreiber

Dr. Elizabeth Schreiber has worked with children of all ages in multiple settings including private practice and hospitals. She works with a range of presenting problems, including interpersonal and relational difficulties, depression, anxiety, social issues, and self-esteem issues. Dr. Schreiber uses a wide variety of techniques that include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and goal setting. She believes in the importance of a collaborative approach when working with children, their parents, and families. She strives to create an environment that promotes self-growth, self-acceptance, and self-compassion in an open, honest, and non-judgmental space.

David Moreau

David Moreau enjoys working with young people (ages 10 and older) in addressing issues they face personally and in home, school, and social environments. These challenges may include anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, social problems, anger management, self-esteem, giftedness, and life transitions, such as entering middle or high school, college, or the workplace. Mr. Moreau incorporates several therapeutic approaches in his work including Client-Centered, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Behavior Management, and Psychoeducation, depending on the individual’s presenting issues. Mr. Moreau considers it an honor to work with young people as they courageously confront their challenges and improve their life experiences.

LINDSEY OHLER, PSY.D.

Dr. Lindsey Ohler has worked with children and their families across multiple settings including private practice, inpatient treatment facility, an autism treatment center, and the juvenile court system. She enjoys working across the spectrum of childhood disorders including social skills deficits, behavioral problems, anxiety of all forms, depression, and self-injurious behaviors. She values understanding th

HOPE VENETTA, LCMHCA

Ms. Venetta seeks to assist children presenting with all diagnoses, and parents presenting with any parenting and life concerns, working on the full range of behavioral, emotional, family, and wellness-related issues they may seek to change in their lives. Ms. Venetta provides parent coaching to one or both parents (or any primary caregiver) in an effort to foster goal achievement related to parenting. In this non-judgmental setting, Ms. Venetta may use psychoeducation and evidence-based strategy to navigate familial issues related to children. 

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.

Raleigh/Cary Office Clinicians

HEIDI LECOUNT, LCMHCA, NCC

Heidi works with children and families to improve 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 child and family, acceptance of diagnoses/challenges, and emotional regulation, to facilitate more positive outcomes for children and families. Heidi helps clients learn adaptive coping skills which can be used throughout their lives in various circumstances and settings. Clients will find new ways of understanding their own behaviors and those of others.

MELISSA HUEMMER, LCSW

Melissa has worked with families and children throughout her career. She adapts a non-judgmental, relationship-based approach with the goal of connecting to the family members, so they can be honest with her and themselves about what they are feeling. Melissa uses play therapy and expressive arts as a mode for treatment with younger children, and 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, 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. She also works with multigenerational families living together at all ages, and assists in adapting styles of communication and parenting to the stage and need of the people currently struggling.

CHERYL COHEN, LCSW

Cheryl Cohen’s experience working with children, parents and families spans 25 years. She is well versed in attachment theory parenting as well as general parenting from a positive learning opportunity and natural consequences aspect.

ALEXANDRA MAESTRE, PSY.D.

Dr. Alexandra Maestre works with children 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 child and family, acceptance of diagnoses/challenges, and emotional regulation to facilitate more positive outcomes for children and families. Dr. Maestre helps children learn adaptive coping skills which can be used throughout their lives in various circumstances and settings. Children 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

Child Telehealth

All Therapists Listed Above Are Providing Teletherapy Services For Clients, All Telemedication Services Are Online, And Many Psychological Evaluations Can Be Done Using Telehealth As Well.

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