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 LMHCA. I received my MA.Ed from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and my 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.
Mia Jones, PMHNP, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University and her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. She has spent her professional career working in a variety of settings, both inside and outside of the hospital, including medical-surgical, intensive care, behavioral health, and addiction units. Mia recognizes the direct correlation between mental and physical health. She believes in partnering with her patients and empowering them to regain control of their mental health, because everyone deserves mental wellness! Mia enjoys working with all patients but has a special interest in treating major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and mood disorders. In her spare time, Mia enjoys spending time with her husband, who is a chef, and their four beautiful children.
Monejah King is an accomplished healthcare professional, holding a Master of Science in Nursing degree, as well as the credentials of APRN and PMHNP-BC. Born in New Bern, North Carolina, she spent most of her formative years in Raleigh. Monejah's educational journey includes completing her Associate Degree of Nursing at Durham Technical Community College, followed by earning her Bachelor's in Nursing at Winston Salem State University. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing at Walden University. Her psychiatric nurse practitioner training was conducted at Duke University Hospital Behavioral Health, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center- Behavioral Health, and in private practices.
Monejah has gained significant practical experience in a variety of healthcare settings, such as behavioral health emergency departments, psychiatric dual diagnosis units, and free-standing inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Moreover, she has several years of level 1 trauma center Critical Care experience, which further attests to her expertise in the field of nursing. Monejah has also served on the front lines of Covid-19 intensive care units in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, & Oregon, which has provided her with invaluable first-hand knowledge of the occupational trauma that healthcare professionals face.
Her passion for creating a safe space for healthcare professionals to cope with daily stressors, thrive in their careers, personal lives, and mental health is admirable. Monejah's mission as a provider is to deliver culturally sensitive, holistic, and comprehensive mental health care, and to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Her favorite populations to support are those experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, childhood trauma recovery, and mental health concerns surrounding cultural/societal pressures. Monejah offers telehealth appointments to provide flexibility and increased accessibility.
Kristian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Associate (LCSW-A). She earned her B.S. in Mass Communication and master’s degree in Social Work from her alma mater at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). During her time at UNCP, she was inducted into the National Social Work Honor Society as a result of her 4.0 GPA. Kristian has one year of experience working at a private practice. She is training to be a Registered Play Therapist, as she has already completed and received the Play Therapy certificate from UNCP’s program.
Kristian believes that children’s best communication form is achieved through play. She aspires to provide a safe space for children while helping them express their feelings and cope with their stressors. She aspires to continue her journey of receiving her Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and her Registered Play Therapist (RPT) licensure.
Hi! My name is Janna Orr. I am an intern at Meaningful Minds and a graduate student at Adams State University. I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from Fayetteville State University, and I am currently working towards my master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which I will be graduating with in May of 2025. My primary goal is to create a warm and welcoming therapeutic environment where you can feel comfortable to be yourself. I want to support you and help you to take the next steps in building a life you love!
My treatment approach includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, but I strongly believe that therapy should be tailored to the individual. I am specifically interested in grief counseling, helping individuals with anxiety and depression, and faith-based counseling, but no matter your background or reason for coming to therapy, I am excited to work with you!
I have a lot of experience working with children, including working as a Registered Behavior Technician, and I am learning more about Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, so that after I graduate I can work towards becoming certified in this treatment approach. In my spare time, I enjoy singing, playing piano, reading, hiking, and spending time with my husband and our daughter. I look forward to getting to know you and empowering you to meet your goals!