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

Kenzie Mizell

MacKenzie “Kenzie” Mizell is a  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who works with residential and outpatient clients. She joined Crossnore as a Child & Family Therapist in March 2021. Kenzie is passionate about working with family systems, LGBTQ+ individuals/couples, childhood trauma, families experiencing imprisonment and self of the therapist work. Kenzie holds certificates in Expressive Arts Therapy and Multicultural Counseling, and finds these to be key elements in her therapy sessions.
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Kelly Rodrigues

Kelly Rodrigues is a Child & Family 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.

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Lauren Staley Stone

Lauren Staley Stone is our Campus-Based Clinical Director and Child & Family Therapist. 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

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Allison Becker

Allison Becker is a Child & 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.

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Teri Black

Teri Black is a Child & 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.

Michelle Eigemann

Michelle Parham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the Crossnore team as a Child and Family Therapist in August of 2021. Her specialty is working with those who have endured trauma and attachment wounds. She uses many trauma informed clinical approaches in her practice such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Sensorymotor Psychotherapy. She is also certified in the Eagala Model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She loves partnering with families in the foster care system to assist them in achieving their individual goals. She is currently serving families in Henderson and Polk County.

Kelly French

Kelly French is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She is a Child & Family Therapist providing 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.

Chanel Parham

Chanel Parham is a Child and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Associate who sees outpatient clients at Mills River Elementary School and East Henderson High School. Chanel started working at Crossnore in August 2021. Chanel previously worked in foster care and has experience with children who have a history of trauma and attachment issues.

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Daniela Santos

Daniela Santos is a Child & Family Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who sees outpatient clients in Henderson and Transylvania counties. Daniela joined the clinical team in Hendersonville in June of 2020. She specializes in CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing and has experience working with children who have experienced trauma.

Winston-Salem Campus

Latesha Barnes

Latesha Barnes is a Child & Family Therapist in our Winston-Salem office. She provides services to outpatient clients at Cook Elementary School. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She has worked for Crossnore since 2018, starting as a counselor for the Day Treatment Program setting with children. Latesha has experience with community support services and facilitating group therapy with middle school children. 

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Kristina Beck

Kristina Beck is a Child & 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.

Nelitza Gonzalez

Nelitza Gonzalez is our Community-Based Clinical Director and a Child & Family Therapist. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a National Certified Counselor and an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Nelitza is an EMDRIA Trained Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (C-DBT), with extensive experience working with children and families. She specializes in family systems and integrates play therapy, cultural-responsive, trauma-informed, attachment and strength-based approaches to her work. She is bilingual with advanced proficiency in Spanish.

Katie Grote

Katie Grote is a Child & Family Therapist, serving outpatient clients on the Winston-Salem campus. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and has experience working with children and adolescents in a school setting. Katie is passionate about working with family systems and kids who have experienced trauma. Katie joined Crossnore Communities for Children in 2021.
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Teyara Hudson

Teyara Hudson is a Child & Family Therapist in our Winston-Salem office. She provides services to outpatient clients and at 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

Casey Johanson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who serves students in our Day Treatment Program. She joined Crossnore Communities for Children 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.

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Deanna La

Deanna La is a Child & 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.

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Anthony Negron

Anthony Negron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, serving outpatient clients on Crossnore’s Winston-Salem campus. Anthony has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for five years working in community outpatient settings and skilled nursing facilities. Prior to that, Anthony has seven years experience working with children and families through Child Protective Services. Anthony joined Crossnore in May 2020. Anthony enjoys practicing psychotherapy with children and family of all ages.
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Betsy Silverstein

Betsy Silverstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who joined Crossnore Communities for Children in 2020 first as a MSW intern, and, in 2021, as a Child & Family Therapist.  She is currently working with children and adolescents who are living in residential care and have experienced trauma. Betsy believes every child deserves to experience their unique intrinsic worth in a familial setting and peaceful environment in order to create a healthy pathway towards a happy and productive future.

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Angela Squire

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.

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Marysabel Vasquez

Marysabel Vasquez serves outpatient clients and at Petree Elementary School. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. Marysabel specializes in family systems and strengthening relationships, parent education, puberty/adolescence, and cultural competency when working with Latinx families. She began working for Crossnore in 2019.

Adventure Based Counseling

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Andrew Florence

Andrew Florence is the Director of Experiential Learning at Crossnore. 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.

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Tim Jewett

Tim Jewett is 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.