Hi! My name is Tiffany Straley. I am a graduate of Slippery Rock University with an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a graduate degree in Public Health; also a graduate degree in Social Work from Capella University. I am a licensed social worker in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and an LCSW-A in North Carolina. I am also a certified health coach with the American Council on Exercise and board-certified case manager with the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
My focus areas include Trauma, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Health/Wellness/Major Illness, Depression, PTSD, CPTSD, Marriage and Family therapy, LGBTQA+, and Non-Monogamy/Polyamory. I have personal experience with ENM/Polyamory and feel that there are limited clinicians that can assist in this new way of relationships. I am here to assist you in the best way possible with your trials and triumphs. I look forward to meeting with you!
Hello, my name is Hannah Thomas and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Art from Vanderbilt University and my Master of Social Work degree from Fayetteville State University, along with a Military Behavioral Health graduate certificate. I have experience working in mental health and foster care and have worked with diverse clients of all ages. I have trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brainspotting, and more.
My goal is to help individuals struggling with trauma, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, adjustment, burnout, and life transitions. My approach includes elements of strengths-perspective, systems theory, and narrative therapy. I care about forming a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship, building upon strengths and successes, and honoring my clients' stories. I aim to provide clients with the support they need to achieve their goals and improve their lives. I believe that everyone is capable of changing their lives. I strive to create a nonjudgmental, compassionate, safe, and healing environment where clients feel able to bring up and work through any concerns. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your journey!
Hello! I am Alexis Reece and I am a LCSWA. I first received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Kentucky and spent three years post graduation working in community based programs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When my husband and I moved to North Carolina, I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have learned that therapy is seldom a sprint and mostly a marathon. It is my serious intention to foster this within my working office. My work is most often centered in acceptance and commitment therapy with aspects of narrative and person-centered therapies. I enjoy working with adults and couples and am willing to come along the journey with you. I live by an ethos to act justly, to love mercy, and walk humbly. I strive to reflect this in my therapy office. See you soon!
Hello everyone! My name is Samantha Dowdy. I am an intern with Meaningful Minds and have been for over a year. I will be receiving my MA.Ed from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in December, and I currently hold a bachelor's degree in Psychology from North Carolina State University. My therapeutic approach is specifically catered to my client’s goals, personality, and their therapeutic needs. In the past I have utilized Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I have worked with a wide variety of age groups, but my passion is with teenagers and young adults. For the past three years I have been a high school teacher, and prior to that I was a tutor for the NCSU football and wrestling program.