Therapists and Counselors

Abbe Gorberg, LPC, RD | Wake Forest Counselor

Abbe Gorberg, LPC, RD

Abbe Gorberg, LPC earned a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK and her Bachelors degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. Specializing in Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, and Marital Issues including Infidelity, she offers an individualized treatment plan utilizing therapeutic methods appropriate to diagnosis, for ages 18 and up.…

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…

Andrea Stubbs, MSW, LCSW | Durham Therapist

Andrea Stubbs, MSW, LCSW

Andrea Stubbs earned her Masters in Social Work at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. She has experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of ages. She also worked to assist and educate families who needed help adapting to a diagnosis, and/or gathering resources for an illness. Ms. Stubbs currently treats ages…

Anne Marsland, MSW, LCSW | Raleigh Therapist

Anne Marsland, MSW, LCSW

I received my Master’s degree in Social Work, with a concentration in health and aging, from East Carolina University, and my Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Prior to joining Carolina Partners I worked for several years as a grief counselor for Transitions LifeCare, formerly Hospice of Wake…

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…

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Beth Shulman, MS, LPC, NCC

Ms. Shulman earned her MA in Counseling from UNC Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. She spent a year interning at Duke University as an Employee Assistance Counselor, before moving into a permanent position as a professional psychotherapist. Ms. Shulman has been heavily involved in North Carolina community outreach for well over a decade, lending her services…

Brittany S. Brinson, LPC, NCC | Raleigh Counseling

Britteny S. Brinson, LPC, NCC

Brittany Brinson earned her M.Ed in Counselor Education from the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She has experience rehabilitating both children and adults, especially those with developmental and physical disabilities. Ms. Brinson worked as an overnight service manager – offering both regular and crisis counseling to in-house residents over the telephone. From providing…

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Byalinah Shakir-Burgess, LPC, MA

Byalinah Shakir-Burgess received her Masters from North Carolina Central University. She’s had an impactful, far-reaching, and varied career, with experience working as a social worker, family counselor, lead teaching parent, in-home counselor, and the program director for a teen crisis shelter in Raleigh, NC. She is passionately devoted to improving people’s lives by helping them…

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 25 and up at the Raleigh…

Cyrese Moore, LCSW | Asheville Therapist

Cyrese Moore, LCSW

Cyrese Moore earned her Advanced Standing Masters in Social Work at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. For over a decade, Ms. Moore has provided her services to both children and adults alike. She has experience with professional assessments, clinical planning/case management, parental education, and more. Ms. Moore has a plethora of experience not…

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