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Gerolf Engelstatter, PhD

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Clinical Psychology; PhD in Clinical Psychology

Specialties: Evaluation and Treatment of Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Geriatrics

Years in Practice: 39

Dr. Engelstatter is the clinical director of Carolina Psychological Health Services. He is licensed for the independent practice of psychology in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Indiana. He is listed on the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology and is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists; the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy; the American Board of Forensic Examiners; the American Board of Forensic Medicine; and the American Board of Psychological Specialties. Dr. Engelstatter is a member of the American Psychological Association and the North Carolina Psychological Association, where he serves on the Board of Director for the Division of the Independent Practice of Psychology. He is also a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Dr. Engelstatter has been involved in the provision of behavioral health services for the past 39 years. In this capacity, he has been responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision of a variety of psychological health care programs in both the military and civilian communities. He has practiced in Jacksonville, North Carolina for 29 years, where he established Carolina Psychological Health Services in July of 1988. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a full range of psychological health care problems for children, adolescents, and adults in both outpatient and inpatient treatment settings.

Joseph Chorley, PhD

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Psychology; MS in Rehabilitation Counseling; PhD in Clinical Psychology

Specialties: Marriage and Family Therapy, Therapy with Adults and Children, and Psychological Evaluations

Years in Practice: 39

Dr. Chorley is a licensed clinical psychologist and a marriage and family therapist. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and his master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from East Carolina University. He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from Fielding Graduate University. He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the North Carolina Psychology Association. He is rostered with the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, as well as with the Child/Family Evaluation Program (the former Child Forensic Program). He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. While in the navy, he worked at the Naval Drug Rehabilitation Center in Miramar, CA. He has experience working with groups, individuals, families, and couples.

Susan Connor, LCSW, DCSW

Education: BS in Nursing; MS in Social Work

Specialties: Combat-Related PTSD, Trauma-Related PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety

Years in Practice: 29

Susan is a licensed clinical social worker and a diplomate in clinical social work who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has an undergraduate degree in nursing and served as a navy nurse in a war zone. She interned at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Ft. Belvoir Community Mental Health Program, which are both located in the Washington, D.C. area. She has worked in a variety of settings, including in a private practice in Virginia, as Director of Child and Family Mental Health in Onslow County for over 6 years, and most recently as part of the Carolina Psychological Health Services clinical staff. Susan enjoys working with children of all ages, families, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, autism, developmental delays, bereavement, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and PTSD.

Mary Engelstatter, PhD

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Clinical Psychology; PhD in Clinical Psychology

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Geriatric Issues, and Personality Disorders

Years in Practice: 10

Mary is a licensed psychological associate and a certified health services provider in the State of North Carolina. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She recently obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Mary has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Besides individual psychotherapy, Mary is also available for couples and family therapy. She employs a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral.

Gail Georgescu, MA, LPA

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Clinical Psychology

Specialties: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families

Years in Practice: 14

Gail received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1995 from Meredith College and her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000. Prior to joining Carolina Psychological Health Services in June 2006, Gail gained experience working in crisis intervention with HopeLine, Inc. in Raleigh, NC. She also worked with the NC Department of Correction as a psychologist at Central Prison in Raleigh, NC and Pender Correctional Institution in Burgaw, NC. Gail served as the executive director of the psychiatric emergency response team in San Diego, CA. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. She received licensure as a psychological associate in 2000 and is certified as a health services provider.

Jameszetta Hardison, LPA, LMFT

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Clinical Psychology; Advanced Training in Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties: Sexually Aggressive Youth and Victims of Abuse

Years in Practice: 30

Jameszetta is a clinical psychologist and is licensed as a psychological associate, a health services provider, and a marriage and family therapist. She is a clinical member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) and NCAMTSO (NC Association for the Management and Treatment of Sexual Offenders) and is a Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS). She is a Jacksonville native. She obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of NC – Chapel Hill, her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from NCCU, and completed advanced training in Marriage and Family Therapy from ECU. She has 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, frequently consulting with the Department of Social Services, the legal system, and other community agencies. She treats a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adolescents, parenting issues, and adult and adolescent sexual offenders.

Erin Lesko, MA, LPA

Education: BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences; MA in Clinical Psychology

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Behavioral and Parenting Issues, and Couples Counseling

Years in Practice: 21

Erin is a clinical psychologist licensed as a psychological associate in the state of NC and is a certified health services provider. She graduated magna cum laude with distinction in psychology with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from East Carolina University. She has over 20 years of experience working in the clinical field. Her past work includes working with adults, adolescents, children, and couples. She offers specialized care in areas including but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and behavioral and parenting issues, as well as couples counseling. On a personal note, Erin grew up in and later married into a military family and has a special understanding of the challenges military families face today.

Jonathan Marmorstein, MA, LPA

Education: BA in Criminal Justice; MA in Clinical Psychology

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Family Therapy, Grief Therapy, Stage of Life Stressors, and Geriatric Issues

Years in Practice: 10

Jonathan is a licensed psychological associate and health services provider in the state of North Carolina. He has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Jonathan’s graduate training included a concentration in substance abuse issues. He has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, and employs a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral and play therapy.

Robert Seigel, PNP

Robert is a licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience. Mr. Seigel obtained a Master’s of Science in Nursing through the University of Virginia. Mr. Seigel retired from the United States Navy with 29 years of service. He provides outpatient mental health care to include psychiatric medication evaluations and checks for a diverse array of psychiatric pathologies. He has experience working with adolescents (13 years & up) through the geriatric population.

Ashleigh Swinson, PMHNP-BC

Ashleigh comes from a nursing background and worked as a registered nurse for eight years in the area of mental health and neurology prior to finishing her psychiatric nurse practitioner degree. Her experience is in both outpatient and inpatient psychiatric settings. Ashleigh has also had four years of experience working at the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) clinic on Camp Lejeune. Additionally, prior to her work with Carolina Psychological Health Services, Ashleigh completed a local practicum in New Bern at the Carolina East Medical Center inpatient behavioral health unit and Eastern Carolina Psychiatric Services outpatient facility. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama in December of 2018 and earned Board Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from ANCC. As a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, she works with children and adults, aged six and older.

Thomas C. Stein, EdD

Licensed Psychologist: NC #1702 and WV #234

Education: BA in Psychology; MA and EdD in Counseling & Rehabilitation Psychology

Specialties: Behavioral Health and Forensic Psychological Services

Years in Practice: 41 years

Dr. Stein is a seasoned professional psychologist with a lengthy career of working in medical settings and many years of experience in providing forensic psychological services.

The majority of his career was spent in West Virginia where he was honored by being named a “Distinguished Psychologist” as well as being elected the first “Fellow” of the state’s psychological association. He has served on numerous boards of directors, along with the state Licensing Board and Disaster Recovery Board.

Dr. Stein relocated to North Carolina to accept a clinical psychologist position with the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) where he worked for 5 years before joining Carolina Psychological Health Services.

In addition to working with medical patients, Dr. Stein’s current interests focus on aging issues and fostering resiliency among former military personnel.

Elizabeth Wester, LPC, NCC

Education: BA in Communications; MA in Counseling

Specialties: Trauma, Attachment and Adoption Issues, Victim Advocacy from Abuse, and DSS/Foster Care Involvement

Years in Practice: 24

Elizabeth completed her undergraduate work in Gunnison, Colorado from Western State College and received her Master of Arts degree in 1999 from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC. Elizabeth is both a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor. Elizabeth has been working in the field of mental health since 1990; she has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential, outpatient, and private practice. She specializes in trauma, attachment and adoption issues, victim advocacy from abuse, and DSS/foster care involvement. Besides individual therapy work, Elizabeth also provides couples counseling and family therapy. Additionally, she is trained in EMDR and play therapy.

Joyce Williams, LPC, PhD

Education: MA in Counseling; PhD in Clinical Psychology

Specialties: Abuse, Adolescent and Adult Therapy, Substance Abuse, and Psychological Assessment

Years in Practice: 21

Joyce is a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina and Virginia. She recently received her PhD from Fielding Graduate University. Her present population focus includes adolescents and adults and providing cognitive behavioral-based therapies to individuals and couples. Her previous experience includes a full range of populations and settings. She has practiced in community urban and rural clinics, residential treatment facilities, and general outpatient sites focusing on childhood sexual abuse, substance abuse, and PTSD. She has also taught a range of psychology classes at the undergraduate level, including prison programs, and at graduate levels. Additionally, she has grant and proposal writing experience with success in gaining funds for at-risk youth programs.

Temple Berry, LCSWA

Education: Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Military Life Stressors

Years in Practice: 2

Temple completed her 12-month clinical internship with the Department of Veteran Affairs in Fayetteville, NC and is a licensed clinical social worker at the associate level in the state of North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Georgia Southern University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of New England. Temple has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and veterans. In therapy, Temple utilized a multimodal approach to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Management.

Angelia Jones, MA, LPC, NCC, LCAS, CCS-I

Education:BSW in Social Work; MA in Counseling

Specialties:Anxiety, ADHD, Life Stressors, Mood disorders, Substance Use

Years in Practice: 5 years

Angelia “Angie” completed her undergraduate work in Wilson, NC from Barton College and received her Master of Arts degree in 2013 from Argosy University in Alexandria Virginia. Angie is both a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and holds a certification as a National Certified Counselor from the National Board for Certified Counselors. Angie is also a Licensed Clinical Additions Specialist in North Carolina, currently providing supervision as a Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern (CCS-intern). Angie has been working in the field of mental health over 18 years with the past 4 years as a licensed clinician in a variety of settings including; community base programs, outpatient, and private practice. Angie works with children, adolescents, and adults in areas of transitions of life stressors, substance use concerns, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, grief and loss, and mood disorders and many more. Angie uses a multi-model approach including cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy with emphasis on individual strengths and needs.

Mari Rhodes

Education: Bachelor’s of Social work; Master’s of Social Work

Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, ADHD, Life Stressors, Military Life Stressors and Trauma

Years in Practice: 5

Mari is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. She has provided therapy both on a military installation and in the civilian sector. She completed her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Central University and her Master’s at East Carolina University. She has interned at Duke University hospital and clinically, in other private sectors. Mari enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and, families. She utilizes a vast range of treatment modalities with specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness.

Jamie Johnson

Education: Bachelor’s of Justice Studies; Master’s of Social Work

Specialties:Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Depression, Grief and Loss, Identity Issues, Military Life Stressors and Trauma

Years in Practice:6

Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. She has provided therapy in a wide range of settings to include community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, outpatient and private sector. She has experience working with active duty and retired military as well as with civilians. She completed her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Weslyan College and received her Master’s from East Carolina University. Jamie's primary focus is working with children and adolescents. However; she does work with adults as well. She utilizes several treatment modalities specializing in cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness.

Pat McCormick

Education:Master's Degree in Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specialties:Children and Adolescents/Young Adults with learning differences, including Autism. Mood disorders; Anxiety; Effects of Military Life for all ages.

Years in Practice:25

Pat earned an MSW from Boston University in Boston, MA. She has held a social work license in Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Pat has experience in mental health, school social work, special education, private practice and with military members and their families. Pat has experience working with all ages. In therapy, Pat has a strengths-based, solution-focused approach.

Amanda E. Durham, MA, LPCS, LCAS-A, CCTP

Years in Practice:15

Amanda E. Durham is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in NC, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate in NC, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Amanda has 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, families, children, couples, dual diagnosed, and geriatric populations. Amanda is experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, deployment/reunification, grief, and various issues pertaining to mental health & wellness. Amanda also provides clinical supervision to individuals seeking to be a licensed professional counselor in NC.