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Terry Cook, LPC, NCC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Terry is passionate about helping individuals and couples thrive in reaching their goals by building on their strengths and identifying new and creative ways to adjust to difficult situations and circumstances. "People come for therapy not to change their past but their future." a quote by Milton Erickson inspires us to view therapy as a way to manage change.

 

Terry mainly utilizes Reality Therapy (RT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy to help individuals become aware of the connections between their emotions, thoughts, and physical experiences. "I believe that every individual is unique and comes to therapy with their own set of issues, needs, resources, and goals, and I work with my clients to develop an individual treatment plan that meets their specific needs and goals.”

 

Having a military background and over thirty years of experience working with clients of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, Terry believes we can make positive changes in perspective and behavior at any point to create a healthier, more fulfilling life. He has a special interest in helping adults and adolescents with:

 

  • Anxiety and depression​

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (military and non-military)

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Relationship problems​

  • Stress and anger management

  • Loss and grief

  • Domestic violence

  • Substance abuse issues

Terry earned his Educational Specialist degree in Counseling from Mississippi State University and his Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University

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Hillary Eastman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hillary is passionate about empowering her clients in a warm, non-judgmental, safe space so they feel comfortable on the journey to achieve their goals and challenge negative thoughts along the way. Her empathetic and supportive approach encourages clients to believe in their own strength and use it to tackle obstacles to reach their greatest potential. 

 

Hillary worked in the foster care system and in inpatient clinical settings before making the choice to move to outpatient treatment several years ago. She sees children, adolescents and adults and has special interest in helping clients with:

 

  • Managing life transitions

  • Navigating relationship issues

  • Trauma aftermath & PTSD coping skills

  • Living beyond domestic violence ​

  • Depression 

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Jamie Freda, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Jamie strives to create a space where clients can build their resiliency against the overstimulation and stress of everyday life by combining mindfulness, relaxation, and nature-based practices. She uses a method she calls “ecofeedback” that encourages clients to monitor and control the physiological changes that occur as they harness the calming and restorative powers of reconnecting with nature.

 

She also has extensive experience administering psychological and neuropsychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults, with a primary focus on ADD/ADHD, mood and personality, behavioral issues, and neurocognitive disorders.

 

Jaime sees clients 7 years of age and older for testing purposes and sees only adults 18 and older for therapy. Particular areas of specialty for Jamie are:

 

  • Psychological and neuropsychological assessment

  • Anxiety & depression 

  • Overcoming poor self esteem and increasing self awareness

  • Managing phase of life transitions & burnout​

  • Ecotherapy and nature-based treatments

 

Dr. Freda earned her Doctorate of Psychology from Argosy University

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Dan Manning, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Dan is an energetic and passionate therapist.  He is cognitively oriented and believes that how we think affects how we feel and behave. As such, he works with clients to guide them to the understanding that they have the power to change and enjoys helping clients discover this power in themselves.  He uses many therapeudic approaches to guide clients toward gaining a greater understanding of self and the world at large. 

 

Dan has worked in addition and recovery as well as with the Veteran’s Administration.  He has a special interest in trauma work and working with Veterans.  He sees clients ages 15 and older and enjoys working with teens as well as adults, couples and families

 

Dan has a particular focus on:

 

  • Managing trauma and associated concerns

  • PTSD identification and treatment

  • Navigating men's issues

  • Managing life transitions​

  • Helping with Veteran-specific issues

  • EMDR treatment 

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Kelly Martin, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Kelly strives to build a warm and compassionate environment for her clients to build upon their strengths and work through their struggles. She focuses on an eclectic approach to getting clients to their desired goals. Some of the modalities she works with are CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and experiential techniques. 

 

In 12 years of clinical experience she has worked in both the in-patient and outpatient settings. Kelly’s clinical focus is:

  • Eating disorders/disordered eating patterns & Body Image Difficulties

  • Intimacy and Sexuality issues 

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders & Related Disorders

  • Self-Injury

  • Anxiety, Depression, and Bi-polar disorders

 

Kelly earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman’s University in Psychology and her Master’s Degrees in Counseling at Southern Methodist University. 

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Maggie McCreary, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Maggie uses a compassionate and eclectic approach to assist clients in understanding and managing their mental health. Her approach to helping clients find balance involves empowering them to realize they have the keys within themselves to find the answers they seek.  She specifically tailors her therapeutic approach to each client to ensure they are realizing their goals in the most effective and satisfying manner possible.

 

In addition to her more than 19 years of counseling experience, Maggie has a strong background in medical settings, having spent many years as a medical social worker. She sees adults 18 and older, couples and families and has special interest in helping clients with:

 

  • Trauma aftermath & PTSD coping skills

  • Adapting to and managing issues related to chronic illness 

  • Divorce and families in crisis 

  • Managing grief and loss​

  • Anxiety & depression

 

Maggie earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her graduate degree in social work from the University of Houston

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John Oncken, LCSW, Phd

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

John’s passion is to bring comfort and healing to people who have experienced upheaval, grief and stress in their lives.  He helps his clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can find themselves peaceful, complete, whole and safe.  

 

John’s educational background includes a bachelor's degree in psychology, as well as a master's degree in social work from Florida State University and a doctorate in general psychology from Capella University. John sees adults and his areas of interest include:

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Vulnerable Populations

  • Direct Clinical Care Coordination

  • Mental Health Counseling

  • Geriatrics

  • Veterans Issues

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Jenny Silver, LCSW-S

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Supervisor

Jenny is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental and is committed to developing safe and trusting relationships with her clients while working with them to achieve their self-identified goals. She uses a diversified approach specific to the needs of each client and is able to affect positive change and growth.

She is comfortable working with diverse populations and is open to all people, regardless of gender identity, sexuality and disability. 

 

Jenny sees clients 14 years and older, couples and families and her areas of particular interest and experience include:

  • Illness, death & dying and aging concerns

  • Sexual orientation, gender identity and LGBTQ+-related issues

  • Polyamorous, kink-friendly and alternative relationships 

  • Anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder

  • Divorce, blended family & adoption issues

 

Jenny earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at New York University.

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Lauren Caiella, LMSW Associate

Licensed Social Worker, Associate

Lauren is passionate about helping adolescents, adults and families unlock their unique strengths to live a fulfilling and authentic life. In a safe and supportive space, Lauren works with clients to grow, heal, and move beyond feeling “stuck”. Today’s always-on culture contributes to anxiety, depression, burnout, and a pace of life that can feel difficult to sustain.

 

Lauren utilizes a compassionate and diverse approach anchored in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients find balance and make progress in their journey. Lauren wholeheartedly believes in the power of feeling seen, heard and understood in the therapeutic relationship. Lauren sees individuals 14 years and older and her focus areas include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Social Anxiety

  • Self Esteem issues

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship and family issues

  • Parenting Issues

  • Work-Life Balance and Burnout

  • Chronic Health conditions intersecting with mental health

Lauren earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California.

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Stephanie Baker, NRCMA

Practice Manager

Stephanie is a passionate and motivated Behavioral Health Practice Manager, Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant, and Healthcare professional with over 15 years of leadership and medical healthcare experience.

Stephanie firmly believes in the core values of My-Emerge PLLC counseling: therefore, her mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare to our communities in a family-like environment, while providing the ultimate client experience. She enjoys serving the community and speaking with anyone who would like to reach out and talk.

Feel free to call and get started on your My-Emerge journey! Stephanie will be your personal advocate navigating you through any inquiries you may have on getting registered, billing questions, or scheduling. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact her via email at stephanie@my-emerge.com