Debra Livingston-Green, MSN, PMHNP-BC: Debby graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California San Francisco, with a masters degree in nursing, and with a specialty as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Debby completed her clinical residency at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, California. She also did part of her clinical residency in a county mental health center, where she worked with both inpatients and outpatients, and with acute and chronic mental illnesses. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In the state of North Carolina an advanced practice nurse works closely with a supervising physician. Currently Debby's supervising physician is Linda Graham, MD, who is board certified in psychiatry. Debby has more than 30 years of nursing experience, and has worked in the emergency department, surgical/trauma ICU, Coronary Care Unit, pre-op area, and recovery room. She has experience working on a suicide intervention team, evaluating patients with psychiatric emergencies, and has worked in an inpatient eating disorders unit. Most recently, she was employed in a psychiatric office, where she did comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, and managed medications. She also took call at the local hospital, seeing patients in the psychiatric unit, as well as, completing psychiatric consultations on inpatients with medical problems. With this comprehensive background, Debby is prepared to treat you with a holistic (both mind and body) approach. She believes in taking the time that is needed to do a thorough evaluation, and believes that each patient should have input in their plan of care; often integrating both medications and psychotherapy. She works closely with your primary care physician to see that you have the highest quality and continuity of care. Her goal is to instill hope, and to provide a safe place where together you and she can implement plans to help you live your best and most fulfilling life.
Debby's specialties include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, depression associated with chronic illnesses, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia. She has spent a great deal of time studying psychological trauma, and did her comprehensive exam on combat related PTSD and its effects on the quality of life. She enjoys working with people of all ages, and presently sees clients from ages 13 to 100.
Debby is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Eta chapter--the international honor society of nursing. She enjoys spending time with family, biking, kayaking, writing, and walking her German Shepherd Dog, Viva.
Stephanie Bratton, MSW, LCSW: Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and received her bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and her masters degree from the University of South Carolina Columbia. She has been working as a clinical therapist in New Bern, NC for over 12 years. She offers individual, couples, family and group therapy to people ages 16 and up. Stephanie's specialties include working with clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, loss and grief, abuse, bipolar disorder, relationship issues, and coping with chronic mental or physical illnesses. Stephanie's goal is to work with each individual client, and their primary care providers to develop new skills and coping strategies. It is her hope that therapy will provide a nurturing environment for change, and enable you to lead a more whole, balanced, healthy life. Stephanie is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her children and family. She also enjoys running and paddle boarding.
Heather Brewer, MSW, LCSW: Heather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an American College of Sports Medicine certified Exercise Specialist. She received her undergraduate degree in Health and Sports Science from Wake Forest University. She went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003 Heather provides individual therapy to the adolescent, adult and geriatric population. She began her professional career in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and has over 15 years of experience addressing health and mental health issues. Heather’s focus is to assist clients in finding balance in their lives and helping them maximize their physical and emotional health. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, stress management, weight loss, coping with chronic illness and healthy lifestyle modifications. Heather uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing to help clients make positive changes in their lives. Heather is a native North Carolinian and thrilled to be living by the water in Oriental, N.C. She maintains her own health and balance by spending time with her husband and lab, running, kayaking, paddle boarding and writing.
Nancy Birch Hauck, MSW, LCSW: Nancy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Radford University and her Master of Social Work degree from the joint program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University. She is credentialed as a Military Veteran Family Clinical Social Worker (MVF-CSW). She is also a Certified Clinical Supervisor who provides licensure supervision. Nancy has over 25 years of social work experience working with both children and adults. Since 2004 she has worked primarily with the veteran and military population at the Department of Veterans Affairs and with the Department of Defense. She has specialized training in working with victims of trauma including military sexual trauma and childhood trauma. Nancy currently treats both children and adults and has evening and Saturday appointments.
Though her specialty is treating PTSD, depression and other mood and anxiety disorders she also works with clients who are experiencing adjustment issues and other life stressors. Her therapeutic approach is specific to each individual clients needs. She utilizes a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In her interactions with clients she focuses on building on the innate strengths of the individual, utilizing these strengths to enhance coping skills.
Nancy is trained as a Anger Management Professional and provides education and treatment for court ordered anger management for both adolescents and adults. She also sees individuals and couples for non-court ordered anger managment therapy.
In her leisure time, Nancy enjoys traveling, quilting and spending time with her family, including her dog Elsie.
Nancy’s area of specialty
Ages: 6 and up
Will see clients with mood and anxiety disorders which will include PTSD, depression, Bipolar Disorders. Will see clients with adjustment disorders and ADHD
Treatment specialties include military and veteran populations along with dependents and other civilians.
TF-CBT This is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ages 4-18 but prefer to see ages 6 and above
CPT – Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma/PTSD for adults
Seeking Safety Therapy for dual diagnosis of substance use and PTSD
DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which works well with personality disorders but must have another diagnosis for insurance purposes.
Mindfulness which goes along with several disorders
Anger Management Groups
Marcy Arnold is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work degree at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Social Work degree at Florida State University. Marcy works with children, adolescents, adults and families and tailors the therapeutic treatment to the unique needs of each person. Marcy has served a diverse population in a variety of treatment settings across the country, including residential substance abuse programs, military bases, and schools. Her specialties include working with the military/veteran population, child/adolescent behavior disorders, addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, and adjustment/transition difficulties. Marcy’s goals for therapy include addressing current concerns, issues from the past, and considerations for the future in a warm and empathetic environment. She is vested in her client’s outcomes and empowers them with strategies to improve their lives.
Anthony Harris, MSW, LCSW, LCAS: Licensed cerftified addictions specialist -- therapist.
Jasyn Griffith, LMFT: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: ages 1+
Ruth P. Cox, PhD, LMFT, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC BCPC, CTS CJTS, CTFCBT, CFExam, CF Eval, DP-NAP: ages 3+
Diane McKillop, RN
Office Manager: Rhonda Parrish
Billing Manager: Echo Creel
Administrative Assistiants: Ramonda White, Jacqueline Smith
LSA Phlebotomist: Jessica Morales
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