Meet Our Therapists
Zachary “Champ” Champion
Zachary “Champ” Champion is a Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSWA) who works with residential and outpatient clients. He joined Crossnore in July of 2020. Champ is experienced with oppositional defiance, mood disorders, depression, and conduct issues. He specializes in early childhood development, teenagers, and parenting. Champ believes in the restorative power of nature and uses it to build meaningful therapeutic relationships with his clients. Slowing down to fully experience the human condition is as challenging as it is important. He believes in creative techniques that confront behaviors in a healthy and non-judgmental process. Lastly, Champ believes that failure isn’t a negative trait, but an opportunity to learn and grow.
Anna McLaughlin is a Child and Family Therapist, serving both Residential and Outpatient clients. Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and has been with Crossnore School and Children’s Home as a therapist since January, 2020. Anna has previous experience in direct residential care, foster care treatment coordination, Intensive Alternative Family Treatment, and Intensive In-Home Services working with children and adolescents at-risk for higher levels of care and/or out-of-home placement. Anna believes in the importance of meeting clients and families where they are in the healing process and working alongside and empowering clients and families to increase overall well-being.
Kelly Rodrigues is a Family & Child Therapist, serving both Residential and Outpatient clients on Crossnore’s Avery County campus. Kelly has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 10 years and began with Crossnore in September of 2019. Kelly especially enjoys working with adolescents, children, and families.
Lauren Staley is the Lead Therapist on our Avery County campus. She serves clients in our Residential Program, Outpatient Clinic, and Schools. Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. She has been with Crossnore since 2018. Lauren has more than 10 years of experience in holistic mental health and wellness treatment. She believes in empowering individuals and families to overcome personal obstacles to improve their lives and well-being through the power of whole body health, using evidenced-based interventions. Lauren specializes in women’s health issues, trauma-informed treatment, eating disorders, and mood related concerns.
Allison Becker is a Child and Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who sees outpatient clients and students at East Henderson, West Henderson, and Innovative High Schools. She has been with Crossnore since 2018. Allison’s specialties include trauma and attachment, work with the LGBTQ+ community, and adolescent girls. Allison is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Trauma-Focused Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
Teri Black is a Child and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor who sees outpatient clients at Clear Creek Elementary and Hendersonville Middle School. Teri started with Crossnore in December 2019. She specializes in adjustment disorders, anxiety, and trauma using approaches such as Experiential Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Kelly French is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She provides child and family mental health services in a variety of settings including Fletcher Elementary School, Upward Elementary School, and Hendersonville Outpatient Clinic. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and rostered to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also facilitates family therapy, expressive arts techniques, and therapeutic play modalities. Kelly has seven years clinical experience serving children, adolescents, and adults. She is passionate about early intervention services and foster care. Kelly began working for Crossnore in 2019.
Tina Harrold is Lead Therapist in our Hendersonville office. She provides services to clients in the Outpatient Clinic and at Mills River Elementary School. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Tina has been with Crossnore since 2017. She specializes in play therapy and working with children who have experienced trauma.
Eric Pitts is a Child and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor who serves outpatient clients in the Hendersonville office, and also provides school-based services. He began with Crossnore in 2019. Eric specializes in attachment and trauma with adolescents and teenagers, utilizing various approaches including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and Reality Therapy.
Kristina Beck is a Child and Family Therapist serving in the Day Treatment program on the Winston-Salem campus. Kristina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate and has been with Crossnore since July 2020. Kristina has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families, as well as experience with individual and group substance use treatment.
Teyara Hudson is a Child and Family Therapist in our Winston-Salem office. She provides services to clients in the Outpatient Clinic and Lewisville Elementary School. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She has worked for Crossnore since 2018. Teyara has previously worked with children in a Day Treatment Program setting as well as children in foster care and residential care. Teyara has experience with Play Therapy and co-facilitating Group Therapy sessions with girls ages 8-12.
Casey Johanson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who serves students in our Day Treatment Program. She joined Crossnore School & Children’s Home in 2021 with 8 years of elementary education teaching experience and more than 10 years of prior clinical experience in hospice, day treatment, and outpatient therapy settings. She is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and takes developmental and attachment based approach in intervention. Casey embraces other evidence-based therapies such as Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness as well as play therapy approaches. She is dedicated to reduction of human suffering with the goal of increasing the resiliency and empowerment of all children and families.
Deanna La is a Child and Family Therapist serving Residential and Outpatient clients. Deanna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been with Crossnore since June 2020. Deanna has experience working with adolescents and adults, and has a history of providing group therapy.
Rachel Powell is a Child and Family Therapist on our Winston-Salem office. She provides services to clients in the Outpatient Clinic and in local schools. She is an Associate Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She joined the Crossnore team in January of 2020.
Angela Squire is Senior Director of Prevention Services for our organization. She supervises the Winston-Salem therapists serving clients in our residential program, foster care, schools, and the clinical services office. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and a Clinical Supervisor Intern by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor by the Center for Credentialing & Education. She is also a registered Clinical Supervisor through the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and a Qualified Supervisor by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Angela is also a state rostered Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy clinician, and an EMDRIA approved General EMDR Clinician. Angela has been with Crossnore since 2010 and has worked in a broad range of our programs and services.
Adventure Based Counseling
Andrew Florence is one of Crossnore’s Adventure Based Counselors. He provides services on all three campuses and has been with Crossnore since 2014. Through the power of play and thoughtful reflection, Andrew uses games, as well as low-ropes and high-ropes challenge course initiatives, to target specific group outcomes and bridge the gaps spurred by our individual and collective traumas.
Tim Jewett is also one of Crossnore’s Adventure Based Counselors. He assists in running the high ropes course and uses experiential based activities to facilitate group learning and team building for all the different programs on campus. Tim has worked on the Winston-Salem campus since 2007 but has a long history with the agency. Tim uses this knowledge and history to demonstrate that positive outcomes can be achieved despite individual or collective trauma of the past.