I am a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor. My theoretical orientation is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which is an evidence-based practice that emphasizes the concepts of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, as well as emotional regulation techniques. I utilize my practice in DBT to conceptualize common themes inherent in young women and girls and inspire them to engage in their own thought-provoking, spiritually motivating, and empowering journeys. Amongst some of my greatest accomplishments include several self help publications including but not limited to my best selling book "Sacred Journey to Ladyhood, A Woman's guide through her Write of Passage." I have also been featured on a documentary on "Fatal Attraction" where I provided expert testimony about the implications of sexual and physical violence for women.
My philanthropic experiences were mainly fixated on the African Diaspora and included Ghana, West Africa; Cape Town, South Africa; Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Presidio Beach, Brazil. After college, I received my master of arts and my master of education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where I majored in psychological counseling with an emphasis on multiculturalism. I currently hold ABD "all but dissertation" status at Regent University where I am seeking a PhD in counselor education and supervision. I intend to defend my dissertation "Differences in marriage between whites and blacks in America " by the end of the year.
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.
Veronica Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in the state of North Carolina. She possesses a Master of Social Work degree from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC and a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC.
Mrs. Veronica Kelly expertise is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy working with individuals to achieve emotional stability. Mrs. Kelly’s practice experience includes the following populations: military families, veterans, adults and adolescents. Veronica’s specialties are depression, couple conflict, anxiety, and substance and sex addictions.
“ I believe the therapeutic relationship can play an integral part in assisting you with improving your quality of life. Though change is inevitable, accepting change is a choice. Let me empower you to make the choices necessary to feel better and live your best life."
Alina Contino, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in North Carolina. Dr. Contino also retains licensure in the State of Alabama and a certification as a Health Services Provider (HSP-P) Professional in North Carolina. She is a bilingual practitioner who speaks and writes in both English and Spanish, and has worked with a variety of diverse populations in the United States as well as Internationally. She worked for 5 years within the Department of Justice for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, in the states of Indiana, Georgia, and South Carolina, treating and supervising many challenging cases of a mental health nature. She also completed most of her clinical training in community mental health agencies where she provided and conducted psychotherapy and testing to adult individuals and adolescents. Her treatment orientations of choice constitute: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT and IPTA). Within her career, she has mainly treated forensic populations and adult individuals dealing with major mental illness and personality disorders to include PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and issues of an interpersonal nature such as loss, trauma and familial and personal conflict.
Dr. Contino obtained her first Masters degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University in Miami FL in 2007, and then completed both a Masters and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2013. Dr. Contino is a strong advocate of Veterans affairs. Veterans and their families hold a special place in her heart, as she is married to a Green Beret Army Veteran and understands the meaning of being a military wife. here.
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Alina Contino, Psy.D.
Ronnie Martin, Ph.D
Ebony Brown is a retired Air Force spouse that has served military families since the mid 90’s. After being a childcare provider, operating under the department of defense, Ebony decided she wanted to serve families in a different capacity. Ebony earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Methodist University. Subsequently, Ebony earned a Master’s of Social Work with a concentration in Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. Ebony began her counseling career in 2013 working with children. In 2015, Ebony began working with military children and families once again. After working extensively with children, Ebony gradually began working with couples who wanted to recover from extramarital affairs. Ebony also has experience with postpartum depression, depression and anxiety, self-esteem/ self-improvement issues, PTSD, anger management, bullying, and military life issues.
Ebony has been married since 1990. She is the mother of four adult children and a proud grandmother of three.
“I believe that connecting with your counselor is essential to the facilitation of growth and change. A counselor should be sensitive to clients, but challenge them enough to think, process, and grow. Any problem can be solved when love is still involved, and the client is committed to working to resolve the problem.” Ebony Brown MSW, LCSW
Veronica Kelly, LCSW, LCAS
Dr. Martin is a graduate of East Carolina University where he earned a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Masters of Social Work degree. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he received a PhD in Social Work. He has over 24 years of clinical experience and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of North Carolina. He is also a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Dr. Martin was an associate professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he retired in 2011. He is still associated with the university as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work. Dr. Martin also serves students at the University of South Carolina as a field liaison with the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. He also taught at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University in the social work departments at those institutions.
Dr. Martin is available to provide outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and adults. He is currently accepting new patients and is authorized to accept BCBS, Tricare and EAP clients as well as most other commercial insurances. His specialties include couples counseling, counseling adults with depression and anxiety and treating children with ADHD. He utilizes cognitive behavioral techniques as his primary mode of counseling but also is eclectic in his approach to helping the clients he works with.
Ebony Brown, MSW, LCSW
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.”
Scott Kaminsky, LMFT
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.
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.
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Reverend Kaminsky joined the Army Reserve as a Chaplain Candidate in March 1985. As a Chaplain Candidate, he served as a Battalion Chaplain at Fort Riley, Kansas, and a Hospital Chaplain at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, until he entered Active Duty in July 1987.
Reverend Kaminsky has served over 23 years as an Army Chaplain, and his previous Active Duty assignments include: Fort Polk, LA; Fort Campbell, KY; Vicenza, Italy (two tours); Fort Benning, GA; Fort Drum, NY; Fort Stewart, GA and Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN. Chaplain Kaminsky has also served two tours in Iraq (1991, 2003/04) one tour in Kuwait (1994) and one tour in Haiti (1995). Chaplain Kaminsky retired from Active Duty on April 1, 2007 (April Fool’s Day/Palm Sunday).
Chaplain Kaminsky was called back to Active Duty, July 1, 2008, to serve as a Family Life Chaplain at Fort Riley Kansas; Scott Kaminsky retired again from Active Duty on June 30, 2011.
After retiring Reverend Kaminsky worked as a Clinical Therapist at New Options (2011-12), and a Marriage & Family Therapist for the VA (2012-13). He also worked as a Military Family Life Counselor for soldiers and family members stationed at Fort Campbell, KY (2013-15) and Fort Bragg, NC (2016-17).
Presently, Reverend Kaminsky works in Private Practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Spring Lake, NC near Fort Bragg, a large Army Division with over 57,000 soldiers (and their families). Mr. Kaminsky is also an online instructor for the minister Course of Study (COS) program at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU).
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