Beth (Burns) Salter, LPC, LCAS
Therapist, Clinical Director
You are the expert on your life, therefore I use a collaborative approach to therapy driven by your input. Together we will develop a treatment plan to give you the tools and skills to achieve your optimal life satisfaction and emotional wellness in a caring non-judgmental environment. My counseling experience spans all ages, for individual, couples, family and group therapy. I provide comprehensive clinical assessments, substance abuse and ADHD assessments. I have treated a range of symptoms, including adjustment disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, and substance use disorders.
Using many theoretical approaches I help you achieve your goals including CBT, recovery model, motivational interviewing, DBT and TF-CBT therapy. My training in TF-CBT allows me to more effectively treat physical, sexual and emotional abuse in all ages.
My groups are all classroom style to not put anyone on the spot in front of others. This puts you in charge of how much or how little you share in group. The groups are designed to help you gain the maximum skills and tools, even if you share minimally.
Celest Fiori, LPC Intern
I am a graduate level counselor finishing my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling through Northwestern University. Through my affiliation with Northwestern University, I am qualified to provide counseling services under the supervision of a licensed counseling professional. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and have experience working with a variety of populations. My current education has prepared me to provide counseling services to adults who are handling challenging life experiences related to depression and anxiety. Through extensive collaboration and direct supervision by Beth (Burns) Salter, LPC, LCAS, I will work to provide you with the best care possible using evidence-based practice.
Haylee McFarland, LPCA, NCC
I truly believe that we all possess the strength to overcome the issues that life throws us. Sometimes we just need additional training and assistance from others to help us overcome life’s obstacles. In our counseling relationship, we will work together to create a genuine relationship in which you feel heard and motivated to achieve your goals. I strive to create a non-judgmental and open therapeutic space for everyone that I work with. Throughout my time as a counselor, I have been able to gain experience working with those dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, substance misuse, stress management, time management, ADHD, trauma, and adjustment issues.
I primarily work with individuals from a foundation of Person-Centered and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. However, I also utilize a variety of other techniques that include crisis framework, mindfulness exercises, Grief and Loss theories, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy, role plays, and a variety of CBT techniques. I offer a flexible approach that can be adjusted to meet the needs of each client I work with.
Taking the first steps towards counseling can be overwhelming and unnerving. I admire the bravery that it takes to begin the counseling process and will treat you and your emotions with great care and respect. I look forward to meeting you and aiding you in your pursuit for personal growth.
Deirdre G Philpott, Med, LPC NCC
I received an undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Relations from UNC-Greensboro. I received a Master’s degree in Counseling from UNC-Greensboro in 1991 and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). I have been in private and agency counseling practice, and have also been a school counselor and educator in the public school system.
My primary focus in therapy is with individual and family issues. We can work together to identify stressful issues, gain knowledge to deal with these issues, create goals, and move forward in life. We often find ourselves going in circles with the same behaviors that haven’t been successful. Let me help you identify these behaviors, and discover new ways to be successful in your life.
Counseling theories that I practice include Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. My approach to therapy is to use what works and I often use a combination of therapy approaches.
Do you feel hopeless and are you afraid that nothing is going to get better? Are you struggling with emotional pain, past hurts, depression, anxiety, addiction, negative behaviors, grief, parenting issues, or relationship concerns? If so, Counseling could be the next step for you and/or your loved ones. With therapy, issues within the family, couples, and the individual are addressed and you can learn to move forward with happiness and increased personal strength.