Rob Reinhardt, LCMHCS, M.Ed., NCC
Director, Counselor, Coach (Life/Business/Relationship), Private Practice Consultant, Speaker
Rob Reinhardt is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and Nationally Certified Counselor providing therapy to children, adolescents and adults through individual, couples and family therapy. In addition, Rob provides Life Coaching, Private Practice Consulting and LPC/LPC-A Supervision.
Life throws many challenges our way, often when we aren’t expecting them. Counseling provides the opportunity to address those challenges with the help of a trained professional. Rob understands and values the uniqueness of every individual and strives to provide an environment in which clients and he can work together to meet their goals. He also understands that none of us exist in a vacuum and our unique set of situations and relationships also have a great impact on our lives.
Note: You can read more about Rob’s experience and the challenges he can help you address on his professional web site.
Anne Miller, LCMHC, NCC
It is Anne’s belief that life presents challenges that ultimately can be building blocks for growth and self discovery. As individuals process these sometimes uncomfortable changes in their lives, they may become unsure of their own unique path. In Anne’s counseling style she acknowledges, with warmth and understanding, this common human concern. She uses empathy and active listening to assure clients of her partnership to help them discover and navigate as they work through difficulties in their lives. Building on their strengths and resources, she encourages goal setting and interventions that help clients live more fulfilled and satisfied lives. Using an eclectic approach, which combines Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Reality Therapy, Feminist Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Counseling, Anne adapts the theoretical styles to meet the diverse needs of clients. Techniques include individual and small group counseling, helping clients recognize their own compentencies and finding a solution. Anne enjoys working with people of all ages and feels a particular affinity with adolescents. She has active memberships in the American School Counselor’s Association and the North Carolina School Counselor’s Association.
Anne earned her Master of Education in Counseling from North Carolina State University (May, 2008), a Master of Arts in Asian Studies from Cornell University (August, 1986) and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University (May, 1978). She is currently employed as a Counselor at a local high school and has worked as a Social Studies teacher for over twenty years at both the middle and high school levels. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC#238971) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of North Carolina (LCMHC#9216).
Renee Avis, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
People ask me why I love the work I do so much.
I love the work that I have done with others and will do with you for several reasons…..
- Having the privilege of guiding you through moments of uncertainty, anxiety and discomfort to places of balance and inner peace.
- Meeting you where you are in your struggles. From there we work on building a trusting, connected and recovery focused journey.
- Guiding you through your journey. Challenging and supporting you through this journey can include, eating disorders, body image, postpartum depression/anxiety and struggles you may face with being a woman/girl in this world that can be difficult to navigate.
A Bit About Me
I believe it is important you know a little bit about me before coming in to your first therapy session. Knowing a few things about me, and what is important to me in the work we will do together will, I hope, lower any of the anxiety you may have about starting your personal journey.
I grew up near the beach and have always felt a sense of peace and happiness when my toes are in the sand and I am watching and listening to the waves role onto the beach. I have created my office so that I can share this sense of peace and calmness with you in each session that we spend together.
I spent my Undergraduate years living in the Northern Virginia area truly enjoying my time at George Mason University, where I received my BA in Psychology.
A little more than a year after graduating from GMU, my husband and I found ourselves in Atlanta, Georgia working on our graduate degrees. I received my Masters in Counseling from Argosy University.
I have since spent the last 11 years happily working in treatment facilities and private practice fulfilling my passion as a therapist.
Tekeyla Jones, LCMHCA
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor – Associate
I believe we all are on a path of continuous growth and self-discovery. My goal is to support you on your journey by utilizing a person centered approach to ensure that you have a safe space to be open and reflective. Counseling involves building a relationship between you and I. In this way, we will be able to work together to change feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. As your counselor, I am here to help you learn ways to cope through life’s challenges.I have been trained in a variety of counseling theories. However, I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and borrow techniques from Solution Focused Brief Therapy. This is done in order for you to get the best out of our time together.
I have over 10 years of experience working with children and teenagers and young adults as a school counselor and school administrator. In addition, I have worked in an inpatient mental health facility. I completed my undergraduate work at Shaw University and my graduate studies at both East Carolina University and North Carolina State University. In my spare time I love vacationing with my husband and two sons or cuddling on the couch with a good book.
Kristina Thompson, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kristina Thompson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, and seniors to support their mental health and wellbeing. I am a practical, interactive and solution-based therapist. I provide individual therapy services for adults and seniors. My treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. I incorporate a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, I work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals. I also provide cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, art therapy and enjoy working with people who are challenged with two issues at once “dual diagnosis” (for example depression and addiction) and believe in the power of trust to establish treatment goals together. Among my areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, overthinking, loneliness, relationship issues and abuse, self-esteem concerns, indecisiveness, and life transition difficulties.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock: Bachelor of Art, 2002 University of Arkansas at Little Rock: Master of Social Work, 2006
Amy Murphy, BSW, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Amy Murphy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience as Clinical Therapist and over 25 years as a Social Worker. Mrs. Murphy is passionate about helping others through their daily struggles and helping people be their best each day.
Amy Murphy has spent her career working with children, families, parents, geriatrics, Veterans and persons with disabilities, including career/vocational counseling.
Her specialties include:
Depression-Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person’s thinking patterns and physical health.
Careers– helping people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity. Therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Work Stress-Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Loss/Grief-Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Caregiver stress & support – Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Amy Murphy is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University and Roberts Wesleyan College where she earned her BSW and MSW respectively. She is a retired military spouse and through her travels has practiced in New York, Pennsylvania Tennessee and Hawaii before settling in the beautiful state of North Carolina in 2010.
Karen Blythe, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.”
– Brene’ Brown
Welcome! My name is Karen Blythe; I obtained my Master’s degree of Social Work in 2015 from Western Carolina University (WCU), with a concentration in substance abuse studies. I obtained my B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from WCU in 2005. I fell in love with the Appalachian Mountains, living and working in a variety of rural mental health settings until my recent move to the Raleigh area.With over 14 years of experience in the mental health field, ranging from residential/enhanced services for children/adolescents to intensive substance abuse counseling and basic outpatient services with adults, I have found it incredibly rewarding to support anyone- be it individuals, families, or couples- in their journey towards recovery and wellness and I enjoy working with all ages (3 to 300)!
With my therapeutic strengths of engagement, individualized evidenced-based interventions, and a little humor, I find joy assisting those seeking healing from a variety of mental health and substance use disorders including anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance, addiction, anger management, trauma, and transitional life stressors. I have found the theoretical models of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR to be paramount in promoting wellness. I believe strongly in the strengths perspective and empowering individuals to acknowledge and expand on their own unique capabilities, utilizing a variety of interventions to promote openness of expression.
When I am not working, you may find me exploring the many Greenways and parks with my husband, our two young daughters, and our dogs Reggie and Ducky. I enjoy dancing and appreciate local musicians, trying out new restaurants, reading, and thrifting. I am looking forward to exploring all the Triangle has to offer and joining with incredible people on their journey towards a better future!
Psychological Testing Now Available
We're excited to announce that Dr. Erik Newman has joined the Serenity Springs team. Dr. Newman provides a full array of Pscyhological Evaluations for all ages.
Erik Newman, Ph.D.
Dr. Newman received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2010. He completed his internship specializing in child and adolescent assessment and intervention at the UCSD/VA Psychology Internship Program, and he went on to complete his postdoctoral training in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience through the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry. In addition to providing clinical interventions and conducting neuropsychological and educational evaluations, he spent 6 years conducting research on brain-behavior relationships before leaving UC San Diego in 2016.
Dr. Newman has provided psychological services in both outpatient and inpatient clinical settings as well as school settings, and he has also published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, mood disorders, neuropsychological assessment, and play therapy interventions. His current practice focuses on providing psychological and psychoeducational evaluation services for children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of suspected diagnoses and challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, learning disabilities, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. In his free time, Dr. Newman enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his wife and two children.
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Serenity Springs Counseling & Wellness
602 East Academy Street, Suite 105
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-5385
Serving Southern Wake and Harnett counties, including Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Garner, Apex, Cary, Willow Spring, Angier, Lilington, and surrounding areas.
Serving all of North Carolina through secure video/telehealth sessions.