Therapists and Counselors

Adrienne Michelle Smith, LMFT | Durham Therapist

Adrienne Michelle Smith, LMFT

Adrienne Michelle, LMFT, is a leading LGBT therapist in the mental health field. She received her Marriage and Family Therapy degree with a specialization in Sex Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. Her passion comes from a background in sex education, where the community’s representation has been very limited; thus, she strives to continuously advocate for…

Allison Simpson, LCSW | Raleigh Therapist

Allison Simpson, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Simpson earned her Master of Social Work degree from Howard University in Washington, DC.  She previously worked as a social worker at the National Center for Children and Families, and as a counselor at The Children’s Guild, in Washington, DC, where she was awarded the Brave Heart Medal. She recently earned her Health Coaching…

Amparo Penny, LPC | Asheville Counselor

Amparo Penny, MA, LPC

Ms. Penny joined Carolina Partners in 2010. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from N.C. State University and her Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling from North Carolina Central University. She has previously worked as a counselor for Triumph, LLC, Wake County Human Services, Easter Seals UCP and Holly Hill Hospital. Ms. Penny provides…

Ann-Marie J. Duncan, MA, LPC, LCAS

Ms. Duncan earned her MA in Psychology at Argosy University in Atlanta, GA, and has been treating patients for over 15 years. She previously practiced as a therapist at Mountain Area Recovery Center, Women’s Recovery Center, and Parkway Behavioral Health. She currently treats ages 21 and up at a CPMH Affiliate office in Asheville, NC, and…

Ashley Finch, LCSW | Wilson Therapist

Ashley Finch, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Finch received her BA and MSW from North Carolina State University and is CPI and BLS certified. Ms. Finch has previously worked at Johnston Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit and Women’s Center of Wake County. She currently practices at the Wilson Psychiatric Associates clinic in Wilson, NC treating ages 18 and up for…

Christy Ellis, LCSW | Raleigh Therapist

Christy Ellis, LCSW

Ms. Ellis received her BSW and MSW from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has previously practiced as a therapist at Holly Hill Hospital, and is professionally trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Ms. Ellis currently treats ages 18 and up at the Raleigh…

Dana Bennison, MA, LPC | Carrboro Counselor

Dana Bennison, MA, LPC

Dana employs a strengths-based, systems-oriented, and integrative approach to help her clients enhance their emotional, psychological, and spiritual health and well-being. She utilizes warmth, enthusiasm, and assertiveness to help build a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients, develop a common language between herself and them, and create a safe and engaging space in which treatment…

Dee Etheridge, LCSW | Wilson Therapist

Dee Etheridge, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Etheridge received her BSW and MSW from East Carolina University, and has been treating clients for over 12 years. For 8 of those years, she worked for the Johnston County Department of Social Services, where she developed and implemented such programs as the Partnership for Stronger Families Program, the LINKS Program, and Foster Parent Training.…

Donna Parrish, LCSW | Cary Therapist

Donna Parrish, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Parrish joined Carolina Partners in 2010. She earned her MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work and completed an internship at the Duke University Child Guidance Clinic where she worked with children and parents. She previously worked at Duke University, Rex Hospital and Holly Hill Hospital as…

Dorothy Muccio, LCSW | Raleigh Therapist

Dorothy Muccio, MSW, LCSW

Ms. Muccio earned her Bachelor of Professional Studies from Audrey Cohen College for Human Services and her Master of Social Work from Fordham University. She has been practicing for over 15 years and before moving to North Carolina worked at the Institute for Family Health providing behavioral health training to medical residents. She treats ages…

Greg Carter DC | Raleigh Acupuncture

Greg Carter, DC

Dr. Carter graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in 1993. He has been in clinical practice for 24 years and has seen over 3000 patients. Dr. Carters expertise in Acupuncture and Meridian Therapy along with his background in Clinical Nutrition, Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology, has led to a unique combination of talents.  Dr.…

Harriett Buerckholtz, MS, LPC

Harriett is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing mental health therapy to North Carolina couples, adults and families since 2006.  Her professional career includes inpatient therapy services to psychiatric patients at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem and Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.  She began her private outpatient practice in 2008 while residing in Winston Salem and…

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