Therapists


 
alida_mason Alida S. Mason, LCSW, LPC

Alida Mason is a board certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Professional Counselor, awarded from the North Carolina Social Work Board and the North Carolina Counselor Board. She is the founder and co-owner of The Haymount Institute for Psychological Services, with three locations serving Fayetteville, Hope Mills, and Raeford North Carolina. She has 30+ years of experience in cognitive behavioral interventions for a multitude of psychological and social environment health conditions. Her specialties include women’s issues, couples therapy, terminal illness coping / bereavement for adults and children, post traumatic stress interventions for military families /Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, and personal growth strategies for women. Training includes family constellation work, clinical hypnosis, bipolar disorder management, and marital conflict disintegration intervention. Alida has devoted a great number of hours to community involvement through public speaking engagements involving women’s diversity issues, family advocacy and weight loss seminars. The Haymount Institute has earned its distinction in private practice through the delivery of professional services and is nationally recognized by the Association of Psychology Post Doctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).

 

Elizabeth ‘Carol’ Franco, LCSW

Carol Franco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from UNC at Charlotte and a  Master of Social Work from East Carolina University.  She enjoys working with a wide range of individuals.  Her specialties included ADHD, anxiety, BiPolar, Depression, family, Martial and/or couples and psychotic disorders.


Nancy Van Hook1 Nancy Van Hook, LPC


Nancy Van Hook is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Methodist University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Webster University. She enjoys working with women, of all ages in Individual Therapy and with Couples, of all sexual orientations, experiencing challenges in their relationships.Her goal is to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental, and productive place to work through issues and to help bring balance and joy to your life. Nancy uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, and Relaxation Therapy, to guide you through the difficult situations you may find yourself experiencing.


Alan Ingram, LPC, LCAS

Alan Drake Ingram has over 16 years counseling experience. His experience includes the schools, adolescent group homes, clinical settings, a nonprofit organization for court appointed youth, as a bereavement coordinator and in private practice. Alan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Fayetteville State University in 1992.  He was awarded a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in school counseling from Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC in December 1999.

He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Alan incorporates a client-centered, empathic, and holistic approach to therapy. He has experience with younger children in the areas of ADHD, Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiance. His experience with difficult adolescents and at-risk youth includes anger management, autism, sexual and gender identity issues, self-esteem, coping skills and suicide. As a twenty year veteran of the US Air Force, he has expertise in dealing with military members and their families with PTSD, family reunification and reintegration issues, and grief counseling. Alan also works with substance abuse and addiction problems.

His philosophy on therapy is simple. Build trust and rapport with the client, and if you are honest with them and they are honest with you then the “therapy” will take care of itself. Remember, you don’t have to be good to start, just start to be good.

 

 


 

Christy Horne, LCSW

My name is Christy Horne and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (license #C010384). I earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University in 2014 and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Human Services from Peace College in 2011. My graduate level internship experience includes working in a non-profit community mental health agency where I conducted cognitive behavior therapy groups, and working with college students at NC State University providing alcohol screenings, assessments, and intervention.

My professional history includes providing therapy in a private practice setting, working in the field of eating disorders at a residential treatment center, providing in-home therapy and housing case management with adults who were formerly homeless and living with a persistent mental illness, and outpatient therapy and psychological assessments with adults at a non-profit community mental health agency.

I enjoy working with adults, teens, and adolescents  who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, family dynamics, anger, relationship concerns, school/work stressors, and unhealthy communication patterns.

I use a variety of therapies, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior therapy techniques.

When not at work, I enjoy being in nature as much as possible, hiking our local state parks, yoga, Carolina basketball, and spending time with friends and family.



Karen Soutullo, LPC

Karen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (B.A. Psychology) and Fayetteville Stated University (M.A Psychology) and completed her internship at the Haymount Institute. Karen works with children, adolescents, teenagers and adults in individual, family and marital sessions. She works with clients at different stages of life, with diverse backgrounds, and of any sexual orientation. Karen uses empirically supported methods of therapeutic interventions including REBT, DBT, relaxation techniques, and play therapy interventions with a foundation of person centered therapy.


 

 Shelia Leese-Roberts, LCSW

Shelia A. Leese-Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in children, adolescence, and family counseling. She is a long-time Fayetteville resident receiving her Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 1999 and obtaining her Master’s of Social Work at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill in 2007.

Shelia has an extensive background working with child protection cases, family preservation, military culture, LGBT and school system.

Her specialty is in the area of children and adolescence. She specializes in children with have Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and Anxiety. Through Play therapy, Psycho-dynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy for teems and Family Theories, among others Shelia helps children and their families learn to negotiate difficult life situations and teach them more adaptive ways of managing and moving beyond them.

Shelia also works with the adults who have experiences of Anxiety, Adult ADHD, PSTD, Bi-polar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorders among others.

Shelia is a holistic therapist that emphasis on practical interactive techniques that would be most helpful for each client. Shelia’s approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help her clients resolve current life issues. Shelia does this with sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve their personal goals.


Keyana Williams, LPC

Keyana earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina State University in 2014.  She is a  Licensed Professional Counselor #11019.  Prior to graduate school, she attained a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. She also minored in Gender and Sexuality studies.   During her  undergraduate studies, she was a Peer Counselor at the Rhodes College Women’s center, which specializes in rape crisis counseling and suicide prevention. During graduate school Keyana was an intern with the Art Therapy Institute of North Carolina in Carrboro where she  conducted individual and group art therapy with refugees from Burma.  While at North Carolina State University, Keyana focused on multicultural identity development, expressive and strengths based therapies, GLBTQ concerns, and  gender issues in counseling.  Most recently, she worked with Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center in Jacksonville, North Carolina working with the Telepsychiatry program, conducting crisis assessments, substance use assessments,  and providing  individual therapy services to clients with various clinical concerns.  She utilizes an integrative therapy approach including person-centered, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, solution focused and expressive therapy techniques.    Her  goal is to provide  a safe and supportive space to cultivate and promote growth, coping skills, insight, and self-awareness.  Keyana has  experience working with the following concerns:  depression, grief, anxiety, dual diagnosis mental health and substance use disorders, Bipolar Disorder and other mood disorders, bullying, identity development, self esteem, LGBTQ concerns, trauma, psychotic disorders, adjustment disorders, codependency,  life transitions, and developing coping skills to deal with life’s stressors. When she is  not promoting mental wellness and building courage in her clients Keyana enjoys reading, kettlebell, zumba, yoga, and spending time with her family.

 


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April Colkmire-Keen, LPCA

April is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and graduated from Liberty University with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. April holds the therapeutic relationship that exists between therapist and client in the highest regard, believing that a trust-filled relationship is the foundation for healing and change. The theoretical approach utilized in therapy is determined by the client and their needs, and may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, and Client-Centered Play Therapy.  April works with individuals of all ages, specializing in anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, mood disorders, grief, adjustment issues, anger management, low self-esteem, sexual and physical abuse, and addiction. Faith-based counseling is also available upon request.



Elizabeth A. Kruse, LPC, NCC

Elizabeth Kruse is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of North Carolina. She has 10 years of counseling experience with children and adults. Her specialties include working with children (and their parents) with substance use issues, self-esteem issues, suicidal ideation, sexual and gender identity issues. She also has experience in working with children with disorders such Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, and PTSD. She enjoys working with people – men and women – who struggle with Depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, PTSD, and is comfortable with using faith based counseling upon the request of her clients. . She believes in helping her clients recognized the strengths they have and seeks to help them build on those strengths. She states that therapy is a collaborative work between the therapist and the client to where the client feels empowered to take control over their life. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and enjoys being involved in her community through serving others in a local church.


 

Holly Van Dyke, MSW, LCSWA

Holly is a Licensed School Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina. She has gained a wealth of experience addressing numerous mental health diagnoses and stressors that can impact a child’s education.  She has 10 years of experience working with children, teenagers, and adults within the mental health community.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from North Carolina A&T State University, her Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. While completing her masters degree, Holly gained clinical experience at the UNCP student services center, Southeastern Regional Medical Center (psychiatric inpatient unit), and at a local substance abuse clinic providing individual and group therapy.

Holly’s specialties and experience include working with the military population, PTSD, Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Impulse-Control, Mood Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, self-harm, gender-identity, and life transitions. She uses a variety of treatment approaches such as CBT, family systems, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy.

 

Anna Schumacher, LCSWA

Anna Schumacher received her Masters degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans and holds the title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. During her time at the university Anna completed her clinical internship at the VA hospital, specializing in PTSD treatment. When it comes to her clients, Anna believes in a holistic approach that emphasizes evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Play Therapy. Anna has experience working with trauma, anxiety, and depression in adults and elderly populations. She is also working towards more specialized treatments for children and adolescents.

 

Joni Agronin, LPCA, NCC

Joni Agronin is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a North Carolina transplant, hailing from the Mid-Atlantic. Joni earned her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from North Carolina State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Psychology from American University in Washington, D.C.

Joni’s passion for advocacy is what led her to a career in counseling. She completed her clinical internship at a community center in Raleigh, providing affordable and free therapy to under-served populations. Joni enjoys working with a wide variety of individuals and welcomes whatever life-challenges and identities clients bring into therapy.  The bulk of Joni’s previous training focused on treating adolescents, military families, the LGBTQ+ community, and survivors of sexual assault.

In therapy, Joni utilizes an integrated theoretical approach engaging primarily in person-centered practice, but pulls tools from cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based practices when appropriate for the client.

 

Courtney Pope, LCSWA

Courtney Pope is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate for the state of North Carolina. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and received her Bachelors degree in Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. During her time at UNC-Wilmington, Courtney gained experience in working with at-risk youth and gang involved youth. She also gained experience with working with adolescent females in a self-esteem support group. While attending UNC-Pembroke, Courtney gained experience in end of life counseling as well as grief counseling, at the individual and group level, for those family members who experienced the death of a loved one. Courtney uses cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focus approach, person centered approach, and other evidence based practices to help her patients identify their personal strengths, support system, and solutions.

 

 

Kristen Sessoms, M.Ed, LPCA, NCC

Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate. She received her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. During her graduate program she completed a Practicum and Internship at Methodist University at the Center for Personal Development. While she has training and experience with adults she welcomes and enjoys working with individuals 13 and up. Kristen specializes in depression, anxiety, stress management and adjustment disorders.

Kristen takes a strengths-based approach to counseling. She utilizes Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and other evidence-based approaches to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for the client.  Authenticity is a key component of the therapeutic journey, she walks this journey alongside her client, helping them find their inner strength. Kristen’s passion is helping others find their light, to find happiness and to feel whole again.

 

Katherine Fouty, LCSWA

Katherine Fouty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor receiving her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master’s of Social Work, specializing in Couples’ and Family Therapy. While at the University of Michigan, she completed her internship at Dawn Farms a juvenile, substance abuse clinic, providing individual, group, and family services, using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

After graduation, Katherine focused on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder providing Behavioral Therapy to military families. She has since worked with individuals and families in China and the Czech Republic. Katherine uses a person-centered approach and other evidence based practices to help her clients discover internal strengths, supports, and solutions.

Kari Bustillos, MS, LPCA

Kari Bustillos is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Maryland University College. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision.

During her time at Capella, Kari gained experience treating adult men and women (individual or couples) with a wide range of personal challenges and psychological issues. She is also certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and has experience working with the military and veterans suffering from PTSD.  Kari uses psychotherapy, feminist therapy, gestalt therapy, person center therapy, and other evidence-based therapeutic approaches to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which you can explore troubling issues, gain insight into life problems, and develop new and healthy ways to cope with your struggles.

 

Elizabeth ‘Beth’  Neal, M.A., LPCA

Elizabeth Neal, or Beth, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Methodist University in 2013, and her Master’s in Psychology from Fayetteville State University in 2016. She completed her practicum at the Hope Mills Haymount office, and her internship at the Intrepid Spirit center on Fort Bragg.

While Beth is open to working with anyone who wants to create a better life for themselves, she is particularly interested in LGBT/Gender Identity counseling, hoping to become a great resource for people who identify in that group in Fayetteville and surrounding areas. She also has experience working with families of children with Autism, the Military population, along with the diagnoses of PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders and adjustment disorders.

Beth utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, but can use other empirically-supported treatments and modalities to fit a client’s needs. She believes that therapy is a team effort, with both participants taking an active role in therapy.

 

Morgan Honeck, LCSWA

Morgan Honeck is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. While attending Southern Connecticut State University, Morgan gained experience in providing individual, family, and group therapy for children and adolescents who struggle with serious emotional, behavioral, psychological, and social issues.

With a strengths-based perspective, Morgan utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy, as well as aspects of Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other empirically-supported approaches. She believes that with hope, along with the ability to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience positive change.

Though much of Morgan’s training and experience has been focused in treating children and adolescents, she welcomes and cherishes the diversity of individuals of all ages, genders, and walks of life.