Our Providers

Kala Annambhotla

KALA ANNAMBHOTLA, Ph.D.

Kala sees adults, couples, and older adolescents. She is a Clinical Psychologist who provides individual therapy for mood and bipolar disorders, trauma, anxiety, stress, grief/loss, ADHD, and relationship concerns. She also offers couples counseling. Kala is of Asian Indian origin, so she has a special interest in addressing cultural concerns and conflicts. She has had extensive experience in working with college students.




Haley Chaney

HALEY CHANEY, MSW, LCSW

Haley Chaney, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has experience working with children ages 4 and up, adolescents, adults and families. She has worked with children and families in the home, through school-based therapy, as well as outpatient therapy. She has experience working with and assisting individuals and families dealing with the following issues: anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, grief/loss, stress, trauma, adjustment concerns, relationship concerns, emotional and behavioral concerns, concerns with social skills, parenting concerns, and attention and focus concerns. She has experience working with the LGBTQ community and substance use populations.


Carson Christopher

CARSON CHRISTOPHER, MSW, LCSW

JOINING US SOON!! Carson Christopher is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who primarily sees children (10 years old and up), adolescents, teens, and young adults for individual and/or group therapy. Carson also has experience working with older adults, couples, and younger children. She provides therapy for a variety of concerns such as, stress management, anxiety, depression, communication issues, and life changes. Additionally, Carson has experience working with grief/loss, college-life challenges, self-esteem, work-life balance, and health-wellness maintenance. Carson uses a variety of techniques and evidence-based practices in treatment such as, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and both art and play therapy. She is passionate about making clients feel comfortable and validated and works collaboratively to help clients reach their individual goals.


Sarah Gates

SARAH E. GATES, MA, LPA

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.


Blake Herd

BLAKE HERD, MA, LPA

Sees children, adolescents, and adults. Blake is a Licensed Psychological Associate who provides individual therapy and psychological evaluation services to children, adolescents, and adults. He has experience working with clients with learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety and mood-related disorders, and borderline personality features. He is also passionate about working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.


Eileen Luethe

EILEEN LEUTHE, Ph.D.

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.


Dortch Mann

DORTCH L. MANN, LCMHC

Dortch sees older adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He has extensive training and experience working with clients who are navigating and adjusting to life's changes and challenges. Dortch is a Climate-Aware Therapist, with expertise in supporting his clients to cope with climate crisis distress and to build their resilience in the face of climate change.




Ali-Marie Mattice

ALI-MARIE MATTICE, MSW, LCSWA

Ali-Marie is a Licensed Social Work Associate who primarily sees older adolescents and adults. She offers individual, couples and family counseling. Ali-Marie offers a person-centered approach and strives to provide an environment where clients feel comfortable, supported, and validated. Her experience and interests including working with clients to manage issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, stages of life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, emotional regulation, as well as relationship and family issues. She strives to work collaboratively with clients to set goals and find balance in life. Ali-Marie has previously worked in the juvenile justice system, residential substance abuse detox facility, and Hospice.


Heather McCain

HEATHER F. McCAIN, Psy.D.

Heather sees older adolescents and adults for individual counseling. She is a Clinical Psychologist and specializes in affirming LGBTQ+ therapy. Her experience and interests include working with clients to manage depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family of origin difficulties/trauma, stages of life transitions, college life/students, and general women’s issues including, but not limited to, parenting, time management, stress reduction, pregnancy/birth and postpartum concerns. She also provides affirming therapy for those who are agnostic/atheist and is a kink and poly-aware professional.


Rebecca McLean

REBECCA McLEAN, MSW, LCSWA

Sees children, adolescents, and adults. Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate who provides therapy to individuals and families. She works from a client-centered approach to provide services for individuals and families dealing with anxiety, depression, stress management, grief and loss, family and relationship difficulty, emotional concerns, attention and focus difficulty, and behavioral concerns. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy to help clients meet their therapeutic goals.


Madalina

MADALINA OCHENATU, MD, MS, CRC, LCMHC

Madalina provides counseling to adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups as well as vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with physical and/or psychiatric disabilities. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She specializes in counseling for: mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, grief, emotional trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, behavioral challenges), chronic physical illness causing mental health issues (e.g., chronic pain, cancer, heart disease, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, diabetes, morbid obesity), and commonly encountered issues (e.g., stress, emotional burnout, life-work balance, relationships, career, health and wellness). She earned a MD degree in Romania and she graduated with a MS in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, Psychiatric Disability specialization from UNC Chapel Hill.


Susan Peek

SUSAN PEEK, LCSW

Susan sees children ages four and up, adolescents, and young adults to age 25. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing counseling in school-based and clinical settings to young people with trauma histories, ADHD, or who are experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss and other emotional and behavioral challenges. She uses interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, therapeutic art, and therapeutic play to help individuals and families address challenges with emotional and behavioral concerns. She provides affirming therapy to the LGBTQ+ community.


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.


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.


Bomly

BOMLY TSUEN, M.ED, NCSP, LCMHCA, LPA

Sees children (9 years old and up), adolescents, and adults in our Chapel Hill location. Bomly is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She has over 9 years of experience providing assessments for students with various learning issues. Bomly's experience and interests include working with adult and adolescent clients to manage commonly encountered issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship and communication issues, adjustment, life stage transitions, parenting, time management, and stress reduction. In the therapeutic process, she utilizes an integrative approach, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Multicultural Counseling, Positive Psychotherapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Reality Therapy.