Essential Providers

Leon Monroe, LCSW

Leon has over twenty years of clinical experience in the field of Autism. He works with children, teens, adults, families and couples. Leon holds a Masters in Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelors in Psychology from North Carolina State University. He has had training in the following:

 

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

  • Adaptive Behavior Treatment (ABT)

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • TEACCH methods

  • Family Systems Theory

  • Insight-Oriented Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Lifespan Integration

  • Emotion Focused Therapy

 

As a former software programmer, Leon understands the demands of the tech industry. He provides an authentic, sincere and non-judgemental approach.

Sean Moffitt, MSW, LCSW-A

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Sean brings an enthusiastic and collaborative approach to therapy that balances well with his gentle nature and humbleness. He enjoys working with youth and young adults and is trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Trauma, and Satir Therapy.

Sean has helped people overcome their struggles with a range of issues including:

Depression

Anxiety

Trauma and PTSD

Chronic health issues

Substance use issues

Grief

Life transitions

Identity issues

Relationship issues

He also helps people improve in the areas of:

Peer Relations

Assertiveness 

A message from Sean:

I found my way to being a therapist after five years of mentoring youth and young adults in the wilderness, building trails in remote locations. This experience inspired me to make counseling my career. 

I recognize that you are the expert of your own life. Together we will work on developing and amplifying your personal values, the actions you take in service to those values, and your ability to live your best life alongside whatever unpleasant feelings and hard truths that may be present.

 

We will collaboratively create a healthy space for healing and growth. I truly believe in everyone’s ability to reach their potential within whatever circumstances they may find themselves in. I would be honored for the chance to help get you pointed and moving in your desired direction.

Osly Galobardi, LCMHCA, CRC

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Osly received a Master’s in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina with dual specialization in psychiatric conditions and developmental disabilities. Experienced in working with children, teens, and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, she has supported people with mental health issues including:

 

Anxiety

Depression

Emotional Distress

ADHD

Transitioning to Adulthood

Low Self-Esteem

 

Osly believes in providing person-centered care for her clients. She works with individuals using a strength-based approach and empowers them to achieve their goals. After building solid rapport with her clients, she tailors her treatments based on the client’s learning style. Along with a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Osly uses concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to best support her client’s therapeutic needs. As an individual with a multicultural background, Osly is able to confidently work with people of diverse populations.

Stephens Whitehurst, MS, LCMHCA,CRC

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Stephens received her Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a dual concentration in developmental and psychiatric disorders from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, Stephens earned her Bachelor of Arts from Meredith College with a triple major in psychology, sociology, and criminology. With over six years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, she understands the different ways in which mental health can impact these individuals. Stephens is also experienced in working with individuals with other developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring conditions. Specific areas that Stephens has training and experience in working with clients to make positive change include:

ADHD

Anger Management

Anxiety

Behavior Modification

Career Transitions and Adjustments

Chronic Illness

Depression

Emotional Regulation

Executive Functioning Skills

Grief and Loss

Identity Issues

Impulse Control

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Low Self-Esteem

Navigating Relationships

Negative Body Image

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Stress Management

Transition to Adulthood

Trauma/PTSD

As a therapist, Stephens understands the importance of creating a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment in which all clients feels genuinely accepted and respected. Stephens believes that while we all experience ups and downs in our lives, each client brings a unique set of circumstances to therapy which makes them the expert in their own lives. Therefore, Stephens regards building a partnership with the client as essential to creating and achieving the client’s therapeutic goals. Stephens also believes that therapy should use a strengths-based approach to highlight what innate qualities the client possesses as they navigate challenges. Stephens utilizes an integrated approach and draws techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help her clients develop the skills necessary to successfully achieve the goals they set together.

Billy Gulley, Behavioral Support and Coaching

Billy has over twenty-five years of direct support intervention experience specialized in ID/DD and dual diagnoses. He provides in-home support services utilziing Adaptive Behavior Treatments rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis and Mindfulness. 

 

His approach is holistic, humanist, and experiential.

 

He also provides coaching and support in the areas of independent living, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation.