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Barbara R Lovelady, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI, Executive Director

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Our business owner and founder, Barbara Lovelady, became interested in social work as she was growing up and saw the needs in her family and community, which led her to become the first in her family to obtain a degree. Before cell phones and email, Barbara was struck by how people were living on the street with no phone services and therefore couldn’t be reached for job follow-ups. She implemented a service where those who didn’t have regular access to phone lines could be reached and as a result many were able to find employment. Barbara has also gone to Mexico and Guatemala to gain experience on how locals would heal trauma in their communities. She has a strong background in in-patient and out-patient addiction facilities as well, as she was in such facilities studying the effects of trauma on addiction. Barbara strives to maintain a counseling center that focuses on the needs and development of individual clients and therapists. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, dear friends, and her sweet dog and cats.

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Erin Carrier, LCSW, LCASA

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Erin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist – Associate (LCAS-A) in North Carolina. She holds a BA from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and a Master’s in Social Work from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Prior to graduate school, Erin worked with children in a residential setting, with survivors of interpersonal violence, and with people recovering from homelessness and substance use disorders. Later, she worked in an acute inpatient setting as an embedded social worker in a specialty medical clinic, and as a therapist serving college students.

Erin’s theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral, and she has training in Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and the Invitation to Change approach for families. She has special interests in anxiety, ADHD, chronic illness management, functional neurological disorder, TBI, and trauma. Erin embraces harm reduction and motivational approaches to behavior change. Her goal is to support patients in identifying inner strengths and effective skills to maximize their safety and to lead lives that match their values. As a social worker, Erin values each individual’s identity and culture, and works to mitigate the impact of social determinants on physical and mental health.

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