Clare A. Stadlen, LCSW, CEDS

Background

Clare is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), with over two decades of professional experience in counseling and psychotherapy. She began her career in New York City where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from The New School for Social Research and her Master’s Degree from Columbia University.

Clare has worked extensively with women, men, adolescent girls, and college and graduate students. She gained comprehensive experience in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders while working at the Renfrew Center, an internationally renowned residential treatment center.  She continues to attend conferences and trainings regularly and has a particular interest in studying the intersection of mind-body experience and the new research into the brain and it’s generative (and re-generative) responses to attachment and interpersonal relationships. Clare also has a background in art and enjoys incorporating creative arts in the therapeutic process.

Clare is bilingual and has enjoyed the opportunity to provide therapy in both English and Spanish. She has lectured at high schools, universities, and international conferences on the subjects of body image, therapeutic modalities, and diversity in eating disorder treatment. Clare has been in private practice in North Carolina since 2001. She loves her work as a psychotherapist and as a supervisor for new social workers seeking licensure and professionals seeking eating disorder training.

Philosophy

Clare’s clinical orientation begins with recognition of the “continuity of being” – a concept rooted in Object Relations Theory, though also embraced and expressed in many therapeutic models. In practice, Clare’s approach incorporates a variety of theoretical schools, including Ego Psychology, Object Relations, Gestalt, Analytical, Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems, Feminist Psychoanalytic, Relational, Expressive Arts Therapies, Somatic (body-oriented approaches) and Mindfulness.

Having worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues and struggles with food, weight, body image, and disordered eating, Clare recognizes that all mental health symptoms are in place for reasons. Clare utilizes the psychotherapy work to uncover those reasons and discover more effective means of caring for Self. Exploring family dynamics, life experiences, personal beliefs, and both conscious and unconscious aspects of Self are all part of the therapeutic process. Working with Clare involves engaging with conscious and unconscious material which surfaces in the psychotherapy room as well as bringing attention to body sensations, feelings, thoughts and behavior patterns, developing insights, and strategizing solutions.

Clare’s Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 10am – 6pm

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Leah Berry, LPC, LCAS, CEDS

Background

Leah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). She obtained her Master’s degree from East Carolina University in Clinical Psychology and Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Appalachian State University. Leah began her career working in public mental health and substance abuse services in roles such as counselor, clinic coordinator, and Outpatient Therapy Director. She has also served in eating disorder facilities as a clinician, Partial Hospitalization Program Manager, and Associate Clinical Director.

Leah has extensive experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with various difficulties including eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety. Much of her experience has included working with parents and children, including those who have been adopted or are in foster care. She also has advanced training in substance use disorders and has received specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) through the Center for Child and Family Health.

Philosophy

Leah uses a person-centered approach and believes in tailoring sessions to consider each individual’s goals, needs, and challenges. Leah pulls from a variety of clinical approaches as she works with each client, often including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Humanism, and Existential Therapy.

Most importantly, Leah believes in the power of partnership to facilitate healing. When working with parents and children, she will work with each individually as needed but also works with them together to achieve their goals as a family unit. For treatment of eating disorders, Leah utilizes a team approach that incorporates parents, dieticians, and others as necessary.

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Hannah N. Daulton, LPCA

Background

Hannah is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA). She obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University. Hannah also completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Music from Lee University.

Hannah began her career in Mental Health at Appalachian State University and since then has provided services on multiple levels of care, from outpatient to residential. She has experience providing individual and group therapy to adolescents, young adults, students, women, and men including eating disorders, substance abuse, relationship issues, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, and gender exploration.

Philosophy

Hannah’s clinical orientation starts with a recognition that everyone is impacted by the family, community, and relationships that they relate to. Hannah uses a mixture of Interpersonal, Person-Centered, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Systems Therapy to support individuals in gaining autonomy, power, and differentiation as they work through any concerns that they may have. Throughout graduate school and previous work places, Hannah has gained special interest in working with students of all gender and sexual identities who are recovering from Eating Disorders while still amid self-discovery.

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