Our Clinicians

Troy Peverall

LPCS, LCAS, CCS

Troy is dedicated to Excellent Marriage Health! His passion to help married couples find intimacy and success towards better communication; and his fight against men’s sexual addiction and pornography addiction makes Troy a true warrior! His practice is founded on the belief that true health and restoration can be found by anyone who is willing to work hard and stay dedicated. Troy is a requested seminar presenter on Pornography Addiction Awareness as well as a North Carolina Licensed Supervisor for new graduates entering the field.

Angela Keith

LPC, LCAS, CMCC

Angela’s practice is dedicated to helping people in a nonjudgmental and supportive environment. She is gentle and nurturing in her therapeutic approach. Angela assists individuals with regaining their confidence and self love after trauma, life uncertainties or transitions. Angela primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). She specializes in couples counseling, divorce and separation adjustment, grief counseling, codependency, women’s issues and abandonment issues with children and adults.

Carolyn Hewett

MSW, LCSW

Carolyn is all about promoting recovery especially through difficult issues like trauma and abuse. She excels in providing support for families by helping to guide parents and children through tough issues by taking a look at behavioral modification. This helps to achieve successful outcomes in family relationships.  Carolyn’s heart is also for those who walk the road of depression and anxiety being able to offer encouragement  through fitness and excercise as an alternative to medication when appropriate.   As an extension to her practice, Carolyn offers therapeutic mediation through counseling in an effort to strengthen marriages and save broken families.

Charles Barden

MA, LPC-A

Charles believes that everyone deserves a second chance.  No one is perfect, but everyone can be a better version of themselves.  Everyone has the responsibility to grow and give back.  Charles has been working with addicts and other people suffering from concurrent mental health disorders for several years and has a great passion for helping the hurt, lost, broken, and their families and friends.  Charles fervently believes in the inherent goodness of all people and would like to assist bringing that goodness out in all people.  Charles specializes in working with addicts of all kinds.  He has extensive experience working with opiate addicts, alcoholics, persons addicted to benzodiazepines, sex addiction, and eating disorders.  Charles uses a SMART Recovery approach as well as the standard 12 Step methods of treating addicts.  For other concurrent mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizoaffective, ADH/D, and PTSD and trauma he can use CBT, REBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy and Person-Centered Approaches.  A military veteran himself, Charles loves working with our military service members who have PTSD and all forms of trauma including combat trauma. 

Jacqueline Demarest

MA, LPC, LCAS

Jacqueline is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate.  Jacqueline has extensive training in Christian counseling, motivational interviewing, group counseling, and cognitive behavioral therapy. With previous positions as a clinician at a detoxification center and a methadone clinic, Jacqueline has an expertise in substance abuse counseling and co-occuring disorders, specifically anxiety and depression. Jacqueline has a passion and commitment to helping others achieve a healthy life that is free from mental health struggles and the bondage of addiction. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy, which looks at an individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Jacqueline enjoys working with individuals, couples, children and teenagers.

Jennifer Lilly

MS, LPCA, NCC

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Jennifer believes in being a safe place for clients, offering encouragement and a listening ear. Her perspective is one of no judgment. She offers peace, caring, warmth, empathy, and understanding. Her mission is to help people find further freedom and find solutions where they feel stuck. Jennifer is driven by the passion to draw people closer to their identities and fulfill their ultimate purposes.

  

Kay Regnier

MS, LPC, LCAS  (Morehead City Office Only)

Very few of us escape life’s stressors and hardships. Sometime it seems too overwhelming and too much to handle without help. You may find yourself turning to destructive behaviors, maybe drugs, self harm or other unfavorable habits and hang ups. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss , chronic illness, an addiction.

I began my career as a Registered nurse in the early 1980’s.   I had a desire to help people in their weakest moments and worst situations since for as long as I can remember. I worked on the behavioral health unit of a large hospital for many years working with many different patients, diagnosis and treatment modalities. I  later ended up in the school system as a school nurse case manager, While  doing that I realized I wanted to be a therapist because the majority of my days were spent doing counseling. I loved working with teenagers, adults and families.  I went back to college in my late 40’s and obtained my masters in counseling, substance abuse counseling and vocational evaluation.   As a therapist I am holistic (mind, body and spirit).  I use CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) (talk therapy that changes the way we think)  I also use a  strength based approach, as well as an intuitive approach. My goal is to provide encouragement, guidance and support.  I would like to see you go from surviving to thriving. I love to help people brainstorm  and problem solve   When that is not possible, I will “sit with” whatever you are struggling with and together we will go thru it and figure it out.

Lauren Hill

MS, LPCA, LCAS, NCC

Lauren believes in helping her clients live healthier and happier lives mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually!  She is passionate about helping those who struggle with eating disorders and body image concerns, and s a firm believer in the Health at Every Size approach to treatment.  Lauren strives to help clients find peace and contentment with themselves, no matter what the number on the scale says. Lauren’s experience also includes working with people who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, perinatal mood disorders, and trauma.  She believes in a holistic approach to counseling and integrates the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of the self into the counseling process.

Meghan Richardson

LPCA, LCAS-A, NCC, M.S. Counselor Ed.

Meghan enjoys building rapport and trust with clients by creating a space that is safe, comfortable, and friendly. She believes counseling provides individuals with invaluable tools to help navigate them through life. Meghan utilizes a person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approach when working with clients. She also enjoys incorporating adventure-based counseling modalities.  This includes participating in activities, incorporating nature, and promoting physical activity during sessions. Meghan appreciates utilizing these approaches because they ensure the client is able to find their voice, focus on their strengths, and work collaboratively with their counselor. Meghan works with children, teens/adolescents, and adults. She encourages her clients to be authentic, try new things, and humor is always welcome!

Tara Belt

MA, LPCA, NCC

Tara seeks to create a warm and safe environment where clients experience freedom to share and honestly explore the struggles that they face. By providing a listening ear and a non-judgmental approach, Tara desires that each person who enters in will leave feeling heard, encouraged, and valued. Tara utilizes a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) (which explores the dynamics between one’s thoughts/feelings/and behaviors) and attachment theory (which explores relational patterns) to help clients gain insight and find tools to equip them on their journey toward healing. Tara works with children, college students, and adults to address a variety of issues. Tara aims to help those who are battling depression to find hope; those battling anxiety to find peace; and those experiencing life transitions to find guidance. Tara is also passionate about the healing of relationships, and she enjoys working with those who seek to strengthen or restore their parent-child relationships, marriages, or friendships.  Because of her experience as an expatriate, Tara is also uniquely qualified to provide care for missionaries and expats through Telehealth tools.

Wendy Laursen

MA, LPC, LCAS

Wendy has a foundational belief that every person has great worth! Her heart is seen in her positive, caring approach as she helps people take a closer look at self awareness. With her inspirational feedback, She helps people to identify and challenge beliefs they hold about themselves, others and their world. Her experience includes working with people who struggle with addiction, co-dependency, anxiety and depression. She strives to help couples became safe enough with one another to let down their walls and learn healthier ways of connecting with one another.

Counseling for You and Your Issues

Family

Parenting Strategies
Blended Families
Single Parenting
Social Media for Teens
Military Couples Counseling

Marriage

Communication
Toxic relationships
Intimacy
Affairs
Conflict Resolution
Pre Marriage Counseling
Pornography/Internet Addiction
Divorce and Separation

Children and Teens

Bullying
ADHD Management
Social Media
Self esteem
Self Harm

Addictions

Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse
Sexual/Pornography
Internet Addiction

Individual

Depression and Anxiety
Self Esteem
Stress Management
Anger management
Codependency
Self Harm
Trauma
Work Life Balance
Boundaries in Relationships
OCD
Life Transitions and the Aging
Pornography Addictions
Social Media
College Students
Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disorder in Women
PTSD
Counseling for Military
Military Families