Daniel is a recent graduate of the UNC Charlotte Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. He has a B.A. in pastoral counseling from the University of Tennessee and a M.Div. from Wake Forest University and is a Board-Certified Chaplain and Certified Educator in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. For five years, Daniel was with Wake Forest Baptist Health where he provided individual and group patient care on their inpatient behavioral health unit and also worked in the ICU, inpatient oncology, and orthopedic units. Since 2009, he has been affiliated with Atrium Health. From 2009-2016, he was a CPE supervisor, providing clinical pastoral education to interns, residents, and supervisory education students while supporting staff chaplains in providing patient care. In 2016, he became Chaplain Manager at Atrium, offering one-on-one counseling to Atrium staff and patients in the Levine Cancer Center and chairing the hospital’s ethics committee. Daniel is located at our Sharon Road office where he works with adult individuals, couples and families. He accepts BCBS insurance.
Ms. Rubalcaba is a graduate of the UNCC Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program where she concentrated in play therapy and was awarded a graduate certificate in that area of practice. In addition to working with children, Jessica sees adolescents and adults. She completed her internship at Safe Alliance, where she worked individually and in groups with children, adolescents, and adults. She is especially interested in working with individuals who are survivors of developmental or adult trauma, e.g. physical, sexual or psychological abuse, catastrophic loss, domestic violence, rape, etc. Ms. Rubalcaba is fluent in English and Spanish. She is located at our Sharon Road office where she accepts BCBS insurance.
Dr. Simpson grew up in Danville, VA and received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Randolph-Macon College. He then earned a doctorate in Community and School Psychology at the University of Tennessee. A licensed psychologist, John worked for 11 years with Eastover Psychological and Psychiatric Group, in private practice, and was with Presby Psych for almost six years. He left Presby Psych to join Alternative Behavioral Strategies where he worked with children coping with developmental concerns and then returned to private practice. Dr. Simpson has served as a parent coordinator in cases of high conflict divorce. In addition, he received the North Carolina Psychological Association President Award for his work with the North Carolina Disaster Response Network and with the American Red Cross in disaster mental health responding. In recent years he has developed an interest in soul collaging and sometimes integrates it into his clinical work. Located at our Sharon Road/South Park office, Dr. Simpson sees children, adolescents, adults and couples and accepts Aetna, BCBS, CBHA, Cigna, and United Healthcare.
Ms. Post, located at our Park Road/Myers Park office, sees adults and young professionals. She works clinically with individuals in post-acute alcohol and substance abuse recovery and with their families and loved ones, as well as with the families and loved ones of people struggling with active addiction. Katy also enjoys engaging with individuals who are in transitions like divorce or separation, relocating, changing jobs or careers, leaving home for the first time. West Virginia University awarded her a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. She accepts Aetna and BCBS insurance.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University where she was President of their chapter of the Delta Kappa International Honor Society. She also is a licensed clinical addiction counselor associate. At McLeod Center, Sarah was a lead substance abuse counselor and also had experience as an outpatient and school-based counselor. She is located at our Sharon Road/South Park office and accepts Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance insurance.
Mr. Collins works with adults experiencing a range of challenges, from anxiety and mood disorders to life transitions. He specializes in treating co-occurring mental health and substance use issues. Patrick believes in an integrative approach to treatment that appreciates the complex interactions between mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. Prior to joining Presbyterian Psychological Services, Patrick supervised the behavioral health program for a community health clinic for the underserved population in Charlotte, where he worked with a range of comorbid mental health, substance use and chronic health conditions, and helped launch a Medication Assisted Treatment program for opioid addiction. He has also led individual and group treatment for individuals being released from federal prison with histories of addiction. A former journalist, Patrick uses an array of treatment modalities with his clients to assist them in telling the stories of where they have been, where they are, and where they want to be. He believes strongly that clients are the experts of their own lives, and as a social worker by training, values diversity. He welcomes members of the LGBTQ community and considers himself an ally. Patrick earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Elon University and a Master of Social Work degree from the Joint Master of Social Work Program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University. Patrick works at our Sharon Road/South Park office where he accepts Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, and Cigna insurance.
Ms. Griffin is at our Park Road office where she works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with special interests in engaging with trauma survivors, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals struggling with eating disorders or emotional eating. Perry earned her Master of Education degree in Community Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Winthrop University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wingate University. Perry has extensive experience working with immigrant and refugee populations and is a certified trainer in QPR Suicide Prevention, adapted for refugees, as well as in Active Money and Active Personalities Curricula for Refugee Populations. In addition, she is a certified QPR Gatekeeper in Suicide Prevention for Adults & Youth and is also certified in Mental Health First Aid in Adult, Youth, and Public Safety Modules. She is working towards certification in EMDR and in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing. She accepts Aetna and BCBS insurance.
Ms. Boone works clinically with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is experienced with the spectrum of mental health issues, as well as with challenging life transitions. Her previous career in corporate marketing and consulting provides her with real-life appreciation for the complexity of career issues and balancing them with family and other relationships. She is passionate about working clinically with individuals, couples and families from the LGBTQ community and with members of other marginalized communities. In all cases, she believes that the therapeutic relationship provides clients with space and support to access internal resources in order to heal and grow. Katie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at the College of William and Mary and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UNC Charlotte where she was a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the National Honor Society in Counseling. She is located at our Sharon Road/SouthPark office where she accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.
Ms. Fallon is located at our Sharon Road/South Park office where she works clinically with adolescents, adults, couples and families. She is experienced in working with individuals coping with eating disorders or emotional eating and also clinically engages with members of the LGBTQ community. As a couples therapist, Liz is certified at Level 1 of the Gottman Method couples therapy. Liz earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State where she concentrated in biological and evolutionary sciences with a minor in human development and family studies. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UNC Charlotte where she was a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the National Honor Society in counseling. Liz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.
Dr. Carstarphen conducts psychotherapy with an integrated approach, holistically combining the mind, body, spirit and culture of her adult clients. A graduate of Queens College, Dr. Carstarphen received her Master of Divinity Degree at Emory University and her Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Psychotherapy at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. As part of her training and interest in health and spirituality, she participated in Duke University’s Spirituality, Theology and Health research course. She has a special interest in working with individuals with chronic pain or illness, seniors and people who have histories of sexual, physical or other developmental traumas. With a background in art, Dr. Carstarphen includes art therapy in her clinical work. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, she also offers spiritual counseling. Dr.Carstarphen is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She practices in our SouthPark/Sharon Road office where she accepts Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, and Cigna insurance.