A Texas born and raised, North Carolina Transplant in 2010, Gina Gazaway likes to spend her spare time kayaking, hiking, surfing, and enjoying the outdoors /beach when it’s not blazing hot. Gina is a 2009 graduate of The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services. Gina is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina and a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC).
Gina is a military spouse and enjoys working with and giving back to our military. She has volunteered her time with The Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces, Wounded Warrior Project, T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), and helped fill in for part of the Veterans Treatment Team for Veteran’s Treatment Court when she worked in Lillington, NC.
Gina has been trained in many researched, evidence based treatment protocols and specializes in helping people who experience PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD.
MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Anne Malena, LCSW received her Bachelor’s in Mental Health and Human Services and went on to obtain a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maine in 2007. She has been in private practice working primarily with military related issues since 2009. She specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as anxiety and depression.
In addition to military related issues she also enjoys working with adolescents. She strives to make therapy a relaxed, comfortable process.
I know that making the decision to contact a therapist can be difficult for some and my goal is to make the process as welcoming as possible. I work in an extremely relaxed, informal manner. You will find that our therapy sessions most resemble a warm conversation in a soothing office setting. The types of therapies I use help people overcome irrational, dysfunctional, and unhealthy thought process that tend to add to and prolong emotional strain, trauma, and tension due to a stressful life incident. I specialize in working with military families, individuals and couples. I have an extensive background in military family life and have a passion working with the military population. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) for trauma reprocessing.
My other areas of specialty include: Christian Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Military adjustments and struggles, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse, Anger and Stress Management, Parent/Child or Partner Relational Problems.
Marina received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1995 with a concentration in clinical social work shortly after being honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1993. Since earning her degree, Marina has worked in several child welfare and outpatient mental health settings near Fort Lewis, Washington and Fayetteville, North Carolina and its surrounding area.
Marina specializes in treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues. Her treatment approach incorporates family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and problem-solving strategies. She has special interest in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, parenting, anger, women’s issues, ethnic and gender-related issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and children’s behavioral disorders.
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Amy Fuhs is a LPC who has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field working in residential setting, foster care and as a Qualified Professional. Amy obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1996 and graduated from Webster University with her Masters degree in 2009 and obtained her LPC-A in 2010 and her LPC in 2014 in the state of North Carolina.
Amy works primarily with, adults, couples and adolescents. Amy has a heart for the Military and working with Military families. Amy has years of experience in working with those in alternative lifestyles and is a kink aware professional. Amy also deals with such issues as depression, anxiety, anger management and relationship issues.
Amy also is currently conducting research in childbirth after loss and trauma.
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Renee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 15 years of counseling experience dealing with a variety of disorders and mental health issues. Renee received her Bachelors degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her Masters of Social Work from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
She specializes in working with children and adults who deal with challenging problems such as severe anxiety, depression, anger management, PTSD, ADHD/ADD, and family conflict.
“My goal is to help individuals and families gain healing and freedom from the past, have peace in today, and feel hope for the future.”
Mrs. Casey Smith received her Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky in 2012. She holds a RN from the North Carolina Board of Nursing and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Mrs. Casey is certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Mrs. Casey has been widely recognized as an excellent care provider and patient advocate. She has outstanding interpersonal skills and performs initial assessment and ongoing evaluation of clients with a variety of psychiatric presentations and initiate psychotherapy including pharmacotherapy as appropriate. Her practice includes clients with acute and persistent mental illness as well as those with varying levels of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Age groups range across the life span.
Adrian Fabrikant is a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina and a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Florida. He is bilingual (Spanish and English) with over 16 years of counseling experience dealing with a variety of disorders and mental health issues. Mr. Fabrikant received his Bachelors of Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and his Masters of Psychology from Miami Institute of Psychology. Mr. Fabrikant has extensive training and experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families. Adrian’s specialties include Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD/ ADD, depression, family conflict, couples issues, OCD and severe anxiety.
“My focus is to assist children, adolescents and families to build positive relationships through enhancing self-esteem, improving social skills, and reducing family and peer conflicts. Giving children, parents, couples and individuals tools to maneuver through the daily issues that arise is something that I find invaluable in sessions.”
Spring Lake Counseling Center's mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis. We have created a practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members.
We are a full-service mental health practice of dedicated, experienced counselors and psychiatric medication prescribers who believe in working with our clients to maintain and improve their mental health. We work together to serve your entire family for all of your mental health needs in all stages of life. Our counselors believe in providing comprehensive treatment plans to our clients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our clients as we work with them to achieve the best mental state possible.
To schedule an appointment, please call: +1.910.339.9375.
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