Our Counselors.

Laura Kilian

Laura Kilian was born and raised on the eastern shore of Maryland and has lived in Guilford County since 2007. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from University of Maryland and a Masters of Counseling from Arizona State University. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, panic attacks, family conflict, adjustment to illness and issues related to substance abuse. Laura employs a collaborative and strengths-based approach to help clients reach their goals. Laura is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She is a founding partner of Greensboro Counseling and Consultation.

Stephanie Deaver

Stephanie Deaver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing therapy and mental health services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has worked with clients with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, self-esteem issues, relationship struggles, and abuse and trauma among others. In addition she provides insight and guidance for clients who are feeling lost, confused, or overwhelmed by life decisions or changes. She employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness techniques and a humanistic, solution-focused approach to help her clients uncover thoughts and emotions that may be getting in the way of a content and fulfilling life.

Kirstin Cassell

Kirstin Cassell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist with over 15 years of experience providing mental health services in a variety of settings: in-home, residential, and outpatient. She celebrates LGBTQ+ folx, is sex-positive, Health at Every Size affirming, and supports the Movement for Black Lives. Her areas of specialty include trauma, addiction, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and codependency/family issues. Kirstin specializes in the neuro and physiological response to trauma and learning to live comfortably in one’s body in the here and now again. She uses experiential therapy, parts work, EMDR, motivational interviewing, somatic, and consciousness practices to help clients activate their own inner healing and guidance. She’s also a licensed telehealth provider for the state of Florida.

Allyson Graham

Allyson Graham was raised in Stone Mountain, GA. She is an LCMHC Associate in North Carolina and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Graham received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana and is a third-year doctoral student at North Carolina A&T State University in the Rehabilitation Counselor and Rehabilitation Counselor Education program. Allyson has worked with clients who’ve dealt with racial trauma, anxiety, depression, and significant life transitions. She employs Dialectical Behavior Therapy during her sessions, using motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and culturally responsive techniques that help clients understand their thoughts, which can start their healing journey.

Dr. Ashley Thomas

 Dr. Ashley Thomas was raised in Roanoke Rapids, NC. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University, her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Capella University. Dr. Thomas has worked with children, adolescents and adults for the past nine years struggling with depression, anxiety, postpartum struggles, substance abuse, self-confidence, family and life changes. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to assist clients with understanding and regulating their thoughts and emotions to create positive healing process with positive guidance and support.

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