Meet Our Therapists

Meet Our Therapists

Our licensed therapists serve children in our residential and community based foster care programs, our outpatient clinic, and through school-based services.

Avery Campus

Melissa Freeman

Melissa Freeman is a Child and Family Therapist who serves Residential and Outpatient clients. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. She has been with Crossnore since 2015. Melissa is rostered in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and specializes in treating adolescents experiencing substance use issues. 

Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson is a Child and Family Therapist who serves clients in our Residential Program and Outpatient Clinic. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been with Crossnore since 2011. Amanda is rostered to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy. She has experience working with clients in individual, family, and group settings and specializes in trauma and PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, and adjustment issues.

Melissa Parlier

Melissa Parlier is a Child and Family Therapist who serves clients in our Residential Program and Outpatient Clinic. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and began with Crossnore in 2001. Melissa is experienced in working with individuals, families, particularly children and adolescents in foster care, and juvenile justice-involved youth. She is rostered to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy and is EAGALA certified to provide equine-assisted psychotherapy. Melissa specializes in trauma and PTSD, anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss, child/adolescent behavior problems, adjustment and phase of life issues, and interpersonal relationship problems.

Lauren Staley

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.

Hendersonville Campus

Allison Becker

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.

Tina Harrold

Tina Harrold is a Child and Family therapist in our Hendersonville office. She provides services to clients in the Outpatient Clinic, Mills River Elementary School, and Upward Elementary School. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Tina has been with Crossnore since 2017. She specializes in play therapy and working with children who have experienced trauma.

Eric Pitts

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.

Jacqueline Sullivan

Jacqueline Sullivan is a Child and Family Therapist who provides services to clients in our outpatient clinic, as well school-based services. Jacqueline is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She is experienced in working with a diverse range of individuals who have experienced trauma. Jacqueline began with Crossnore in 2019. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and has experience in Ecotherapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness techniques.

Winston-Salem Campus

Marianna Bowen

Marianna Bowen is a Child and Family Therapist who serves clients in the Day Treatment Program, Elementary School Academy, and the Outpatient Clinic. Marianna is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She began with Crossnore in 2018. Marianna specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Techniques; using Play Therapy techniques for children and adolescents.

Sarah Cronin

Sarah Cronin is a Child and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, serving clients in our Outpatient Clinic and Southwest Elementary School. Sarah began with Crossnore in 2017. She utilizes Play Therapy, Reality Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, trauma-informed approaches, and mindfulness to help her clients. 

Chelsea Golden

Chelsea Golden is a Licensed Child and Family Therapist, serving clients in the Day Treatment Program, Elementary School Academy, and Outpatient Clinic. She is also an EAP therapist, and is rostered in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Chelsea began with Crossnore in 2015. Chelsea utilizes a systemic approach and is also trained in Equine Therapy. 

Nelitza González

Nelitza González is an Outpatient Lead Therapist, serving clients in the Outpatient Clinic and the Downtown Health Plaza. She has been with Crossnore since 2015. Nelitza is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and National Certified Counselor. She specializes in adolescent and family communication, childhood trauma, and cultural competence when working with Latinx families.

Kaitlin Grant

Kaitlin Grant is a Child and Family Therapist who serves clients at Petree Elementary, Philo-Hill Magnet School, and Kernersville Middle Schools. Kaitlin began with Crossnore in 2017. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Kaitlin specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, family systems, mindfulness, and other interventions to support her clients as they work towards their goals. 

Ashley Hamby

Ashley Hamby is a Child and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, serving clients in our Outpatient Clinic and Kennedy Middle and High Schools. Ashley began with Crossnore in 2019. She utilizes Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, trauma-informed approaches, and mindfulness to help her clients. Ashley is also interested in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Substance Abuse among families.

Mary Anne Helm

Mary Anne Helm is the Assistant Director of Clinical Services, serving Outpatient clients. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern. Mary Anne began with Crossnore in 2004. She specializes in mental health and substance abuse issues, utilizing various approaches including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, 7 Challenges, and Motivational Interviewing.

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Meredith Martin

Meredith Martin is Director of Program Excellence as well as a Child and Family Therapist on the Winston-Salem campus. She has her Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Divinity and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Meredith has been with Crossnore since 2016. She especially enjoys working with families and adolescent females.

Weston Smith

Weston Smith is a Child and Family Therapist in our Winston-Salem location. He serves clients in the Outpatient Clinic, Residential Group Care, and Caleb’s Creek Elementary School. Weston has been with Crossnore since 2017. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Weston specializes in family systems, early attachment, adolescents, play therapy, experiential therapy, adventure based counseling, and trauma.

Angela Squire

Angela Squire is a Child and Family Therapist who serves clients in the Outpatient Clinic, Morgan Elementary, and Clemmons Middle Schools. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate, and is rostered to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Angela has been with Crossnore since 2010. She specializes in treating trauma in children and adolescents, as well helping the entire family unit heal from the impact of trauma.

Rachel Tegowski

Rachel Tegowski is a Child and Family Therapist in our Winston-Salem location. She serves clients in the Day Treatment program, Kingswood Middle & High School, and Outpatient Clinic. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. She began working with Crossnore in July of 2017.

Shorovia Williams

Shorovia Williams is a Child and Family Therapist in our Winston-Salem office. She services clients in the Outpatient Clinic, Kennedy Middle & High School, and Cook Elementary School. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. She has worked for Crossnore since 2016.

Adventure Based Counseling

Andrew Florence

Andrew Florence is Crossnore’s Adventure Based Counselor. 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.