Our Staff

Dawn M. Averso

DAWN M. AVERSO, MSW, LCSW.

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience providing individual and couples therapy for all ages. Areas of interest and specialized training include but are not limited to play and art therapies for children 3 years and older, mood disorders, women’s issues, trauma recovery, LGBTQ+ issues, and chronic pain management. Using a client-centered approach to therapy, Dawn works with clients in a nonjudgmental, collaborative way. She encourages them to build upon existing strengths and teaches them adaptive skills to achieve their therapy goals.

 

Mitchie Dew Harriss

K. MICHIE HARRISS DEW, Ph.D.

After 30 years of dedication and providing quality care to many individuals and families in the area, Michie has officially retired as of July 31, 2019. We thank her for her many years of practice and congratulate her on her well-deserved time off and beach living!

 
 
 
 

Mary E. Easton

MARY E. EASTON, MSW, LCSW.

Sees adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is a licensed clinical social worker who provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families that are experiencing grief and loss, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.

 
 
 
 

Sarah Gates

SARAH E. GATES, M.A.

Sees children, adolescents, and families. Sarah is a Licensed Psychological Associate who provides therapy and psychological evaluation services to children and adolescents individually and within the context of the family. She has experience in the areas of learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, oppositional defiant behaviors, aggression, developmental disabilities and giftedness. Furthermore, Sarah has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Claire Huprich

CLAIRE P. HUPRICH, LCSW, ACSW

After a lengthy health battle, it is with happiness that we announce that Claire continues to experience improved health and has happily retired to enjoy friends and family as of July 31, 2019. She will be missed by many but we are excited for her as she enjoys this next chapter.

 
 
 

Stuart Hunt

STUART C. HUNT, Ph.D. LCSW, ACSW

Sees adults. Stuart provides services for marital and couples counseling, individual issues of anxiety, stress, mood disturbance, trauma recovery, gay and lesbian issues, including couples therapy, and general adult issues.

 

 

 

Eileen Luethe

EILEEN LEUTHE, PHD

Sees children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan, with special expertise in early identification/diagnosis. She also has experience with treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-occurring challenges (e.g., anxiety). Other interests include assessment and/or treatment of ADHD, learning disorders, anxiety, and parenting issues. Previously, Eileen worked with children with developmental disabilities at a large Children’s hospital and worked at an autism research and treatment center.

 

Heather McCain

HEATHER F. McCAIN, Psy.D.

Sees adolescents and adults for counseling. She is a clinical psychologist who provides individual counseling for those experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family of origin issues, LGBTQ issues and general adult issues. Special interests include college aged adults, anxiety disorders, women’s issues and stages of life transitions.

 

 

Dortch Mann

DORTCH L. MANN, LPC

Sees older adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He has extensive training and experience with ADHD, adjustment issues, relationship issues, mood and anxiety difficulties, and parent guidance. Dortch also provides training and consultation to groups.

 

 

Jennifer Sommer

JENNIFER SOMMER, Ph.D.

Sees children, adolescents, and adults. Jennifer is a clinical psychologist who specializes in comprehensive assessments and treatments for individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Other areas of interest include family and parenting issues, children’s behavioral concerns, learning disorders and giftedness, anxiety, and adjustment issues. Prior to joining Carolina Psychological Associates, Jennifer worked at a clinic specializing in ADHD. She has experience directing treatment and research programs for children with ADHD and other social, emotional behavioral and learning difficulties.

 

Danielle Tyler

DANIELLE C. TYLER, MSW LCSW

Sees adolescents, teens, college students, adults and couples. She provides counseling services for interpersonal issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, co-dependency, trauma, adjustment issues, cultural issues, relationship counseling and LGBTQ issues. Special interest populations include women’s issues, transitioning college students, military members and their families. She is skilled in the practice of behavioral therapy, family systems, and coping skill development.

 
 

Ryan Talbert

RYAN TALBERT, Psy.D.

Sees children ages 4 and up, adolescents, and adults in our Chapel Hill location. Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides therapy and assessments for individuals with mood, behavioral, relational, developmental, substance abuse, minority, multicultural, and ethnic identity issues. Ryan has previously worked in a variety of forensic settings including juvenile hall and a state hospital in California. A native of Hawaii, Ryan practices a flexible and open approach, meeting the needs of the person where they are here and now. He has specialized research and training with children and adolescent development, trauma, substance abuse, and Bicultural identity.