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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).


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.

John ‘Tyler’ Chapman, LCSWA

John “Tyler” Chapman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. He received his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina Pembroke and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Mars Hill University. While attending University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Tyler gained experience in providing individual and group therapy as well as facilitating support groups for children and adolescents who struggled with physical, verbal, and sexual aggression.

Tyler enjoys working with a variety of populations including the LGBTQ community, later adolescents, couples, families, and members of the Armed Forces. He has maintained compassion to empower clients to be the best version of themselves that they can.

Tyler believes that an eclectic approach to providing therapy is what helps people to achieve their inner greatness. By utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, System-Perspective, and Strengths Perspective he will engage clients in what manner that best meets their needs. Tyler provides a safe, confidential, and empowering space for people from all walks of life. In Tyler’s approach, he engages client’s past to help each client see for themselves why their experiences can affect their present moment.

April Colkmire-Keen, LPC

April is a Licensed Professional Counselor. 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.



Laura Disney, LCSW

Laura Disney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Laura has her bachelor’s degree in dairy science from Virginia Tech.  After interning at a therapeutic farm, she decided to pursue her master’s degree in social work from The University of Maryland.

Laura has experience working in animal-assisted therapeutic settings including on a therapeutic farm with youth-at-risk, and with service dogs in training and wounded warriors.  Laura gained clinical experience working with students in an elementary-middle school, working with service members and their families at a military hospital, and working with adults in a community mental health center.  Laura enjoys working with a variety of populations, primarily ages 17+, to include individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, those identifying within the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and their families, individuals facing legal challenges, and individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses.  Laura has provided effective individual and group treatment for a variety of diagnoses such as trauma, mood, psychotic, and personality disorders, as well as dual diagnoses.

Laura uses treatment modalities including Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.  Operating with a strength-based and systems-based approach, Laura collaborates with each client to provide evidence-based treatment for their individual needs and goals.  Laura strives to create a warm, safe, empathic atmosphere to support her clients in overcoming barriers and making positive changes.  Understanding that mental health is just one piece of total wellness, Laura welcomes interdisciplinary involvement to promote overall well being.


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.

  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.


Shannon Gemma-Marr, LPC

Shannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Campbell University. Shannon has been in the counseling profession for the last 18 years and has experience in various settings including: nonprofit, state agency, outpatient/private practice, and the school system. Her specialties and professional interests include: crisis & trauma, child abuse & sexual assaults, anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, life transitions & stress, coping skills and anger management.  She enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds to provide clients a safe, confidential place to work through life’s challenges. Her approach to counseling is integrative and tailored to meet the treatment needs of each client. Goals often include: managing and overcoming anxiety and stress; surviving and processing grief and loss, managing life transitions and adjustments; improving mood and overcoming depression; enhancing self-esteem; improving relationships; improving emotional and behavioral issues.


Romanda Grice, LPC, NCC

Romanda Grice is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with 15+ years of experience in the Mental Health & Behavioral Health field. Romanda’s desire to help others began during her attendance at Florence-Darlington Technical College where she earned her Associate of Arts Degree in Public Service. She continued her professional education at Francis Marion University in South Carolina to earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and furthered her counseling education at Webster University in Myrtle Beach, S.C. where she obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling.

Romanda enjoys working with a variety of individuals to include late teenage years (18), young, middle-aged and older adults, couples and families. She has maintained the compassion to help others achieve and maintain a healthy sense of life and well-being in order to reach their most optimal level of functioning within the home, school, work, church, and community environments.  Her clinical experience has been acquired through assisting others through non-profit mental health and behavioral health organizations, community and home environments (In-Home Therapy) and private practice settings. Romanda also has a wealth of experience in case management and care coordination services.

Romanda employs a variety of evidenced-based counseling models and therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of a dynamic and diverse clientele to include military families and any sexual identity. She targets a wide range of clinical issues to include, but not limited to, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, mood problems/emotional disturbance, trauma and abuse issues, negative self-talk, self-harm, coping/relaxation techniques, stress management, self-discovery/self-awareness, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-love/acceptance, personal growth, interpersonal and social interaction skills/social development,  communication problems, behavioral problems, anger/aggression issues, relationship difficulties, codependency, marital/couples conflict, family turmoil/family functioning, parenting issues, conflict resolution, life transitions/adjustment issues, grief/loss/bereavement issues for adults, sexuality concerns, workplace issues, decision making, setting and achieving goals, and much more.

Theoretical frameworks and counseling models include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy. Faith-Based Counseling/Spirituality may also be incorporated into the counseling and healing process upon the request of client and/or family.

Romanda’s belief is that despite our physical appearance, occupation, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity to include cultural factors such as nationality, ancestry, language and belief system; whether religious or spiritual, we all encounter and are confronted by the inevitable challenges that life has to offer.  Romanda enjoys working to help instill a ‘sense of hope’, and to help remind clients and their families of their own resilience. Romanda would like to offer you the opportunity to express your concerns in a warm, safe, nonjudgmental, and comfortable environment. She looks forward to creating hope for today and working together to accomplish your personal goals for tomorrow and the future.



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.


Christy Horne, LCSW

Christy Horne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (license #C010384). She 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. Her graduate level internship experience includes working in a non-profit community mental health agency where she conducted cognitive behavior therapy groups, and working with college students at NC State University providing alcohol screenings, assessments, and intervention.

Christy’s 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.

She enjoys 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.

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

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

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.


Sarah Mulhaul, LCSWA

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Eli Neal, M.A., LPCA

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

While Eli is open to working with anyone who wants to create a better life for themselves, he 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. He 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.

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

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.

Kayla Reese, LCSWA

Kayla Reese is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate specializing in children, adolescent, and family counseling. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Fayetteville State University with a concentration in Child and Family Services and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from American University, with a minor in Sociology. While completing her master’s degree, Kayla gained experience working with children and adolescents at Cape Fear Valley as well as with the Cumberland County Guardian ad Litem and Family Court.

Working from a strengths-based perspective, Kayla utilizes a variety of evidenced-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family Systems Theories to support children and their families. She provides a safe and supportive space for clients to explore life issues, develop coping strategies, increase self-awareness, and realize personal goals.

Through a collaborative and individualized approach, Kayla empowers clients to take an active role in the healing process.

Kristen Sessoms, M.A.Ed., NCC, LPC-A, LCAS-A

Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate. She received her Masters of Arts in Education with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She completed her practicum and internship at Methodist University at the Center for Personal Development in which she gained experience working with men and women ages 18 and up in both the individual and group setting. Kristen takes a strengths-based approach to counseling, utilizing Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and other evidence-based approaches to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for the client. Her specialties include working with individuals (ages 13 and up) with substance use issues, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, anger management, coping skills, life transitions, peer relationships, self-esteem, sleep/insomnia, suicide ideation, sexuality, gender issues, and self-harm.

Stephanie Silva, LCSW

Stephanie Silva is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from Fayetteville State University.  She enjoys working with a wide range of individuals.  As a combat veteran, Stephanie has worked primarily with the military, in family advocacy, at the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Ft. Bragg, and in the DoD school system in Ft. Buchanan, Puerto Rico.  She utilizes reality therapy, play therapy, as well as a wide variety of other techniques.

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.

Elizabeth A. Williams, LPC, NCC

Elizabeth (Beth) Williams 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, LCSW

Holly is a Licensed School Social Worker 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.

Ki Byung Chae, LPCA

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Samantha Alpiger, LCPA

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