Meet Our Team


Amy Bowers, MA, LCMHC - Not Pictured

Jessica Bryant, MSW, LCSWA - Not Pictured

Matt works with individuals of varying ages with a variety of diagnoses. He specializes in working with individuals presenting for concerns related to substance use and individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Latoya Davis, MSW, LCSW

I have had the pleasure of working in the mental health field since 2007. I have seen children flourish with the use of supports in a positive and therapeutic environment. I work from the first meeting with children and families to build a therapeutic alliance where children feel comfortable and safe to work toward achieving their goals. I currently work with children at Roger Bell Tech Academy. I use a variety of techniques to assist children in building on strengths and meeting needs.

Noella Dowers, MS, LCMHCA - Not Pictured

Jenifer Gonzalez, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Are you feeling stuck? Sometimes things happen. When things happen, a lot of feelings can come up. The little things we boxed up, pushed down, ignored, and swept under the rug are suddenly a problem. Jen has worked with people of all ages - children, adolescents, adults, and veterans with a variety of mental health and substance use issues. She takes a trauma-informed approach. What does that mean? That means Jen will be authentic and honest with you. Let you know you’re not alone. Work with you to restore your empowerment, voice, and choice about what direction you want to go. Jen works with clients to move the focus from problem to solution and to identify options and choices that support healing and growth. Jen is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) which is a great option for kids and teens. She’s also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is really helpful for folks who have experienced symptoms of anxiety and PTSD. You’re not a diagnosis. You’re a person.

Cindy Gaskins, MS, LPCS, LCAS, CCS, CSOTS, CCP - Not Pictured

Russell Meyers MA, LCAS, LCMHCA - Not Pictured

Stephanie Scott, MEd, LCMHC, NCC

I use several techniques and theories to help build a relationship and assist in working on goals previously decided on. The focus of each session should be on the client and what the client's needs are, therefore utilizing a Person Centered approach. We will create achievable goals that you as the client want to work on and create different tasks to obtain during sessions. I use a variety of approaches to help each person feel like their treatment is catered to them; not every approach is effective for everyone. I provide school and office based therapy in Craven, Pamlico and Jones Counties.

I completed my Master's Degree in 2009 in Community Counseling. I have worked with children, adults, families and adolescents involved with DJJ, DSS, issues with substance use, family discord, behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD and more. I have over eight years of experience working in the school and office settings.

A good working relationship between a therapist and client begins with rapport and trust. When working with survivors of trauma, I use a sensory based approach. I have successfully completed my course work in becoming a Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) and trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

Russell Snipes, MSW, LCSW

A therapeutic relationship is a relationship like any other. From the outset I hope to cultivate an alliance with my clients based on trust, strong communication, and shared goals. My manner is casual but my approach intentional and individual, based on on each client's needs.

I have worked with clients dealing with a broad range of difficulties and diagnoses including depression, anxiety, family and relationship problems, role and identity conflict, substance use, and myriad other struggles.

If you are feeling hopeless, angry, afraid, uncertain, or confused, reach out. Get help. Everyone experiences periods of discomfort in life, but it need not be overwhelming or borne alone.

Ashleigh Swinson, PMHNP - Not Pictured

Dacia Terry, MA, LMFT
From my experiences as a veteran, wife, daughter, mother, and a licensed marriage & family therapist, I have a great appreciation for the healing that can occur when life's difficulties are confronted and understood in the context of relationships. Research shows that more progress is made when individuals have natural supports involved in their treatment. These supports may come in the form of family members, friends, significant others, coworkers, or another professional in your life.

I have been trained as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapist and have a wide range of experience in working with children, adolescents, couples, individuals, families, and veterans. It is my goal to help clients get to the root of their problems, find solutions, and build lasting relationships with friends and families.

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