1558-G Union Road Gastonia, NC 28054 980-285-2698
Gillian Squillaciotti, MS, LPC
As a licensed therapist my goal is to make the counseling process one of comfort and growth. I understand that it isn't easy to make changes, and it can be both difficult and painful to address an issue that is truly weighing you down. I believe in a holistic approach to counseling and am also trained in many evidence based techniques. I offer evening hours in addition to weekend appointments. I listen impartially and non-judgmentally to each person's story; and then I work in collaboration with my clients to help them begin their own personal healing process. I believe each person has many strengths, and together we can build on those and bring them to the surface.
Through the use of many different techniques and a mind and body integrated approach I am confident we will be able to work together to create great change and alleviate much stress. Through my experience of working in urban, rural and suburban locations I have had the unique experience of helping people of all different backgrounds. It is through these experiences that allow me to provide a greater scope of understanding and empathy to people who have experienced all different walks of life. Whether you are someone who has grown up in the Charlotte area or a transplant, I truly feel my experience allows me to connect and form a deeper level of understanding.
Specialties: anxiety, stress, depression, weight mgmt/loss and mood disorders, behavioral interventions for children.
Ameleo Manuel, MA, LPCA
I understand that initiating the counseling process can be a scary and uncertain proposition for many, and I applaud the strength it takes to make that first step. My goal with clients is to foster a genuine connection, and create a nonjudgmental space for exploration and healing. I’ve always felt that the individual is the expert of their lives and experiences. Within this thinking, I feel my role is to work collaboratively with clients to help uncover new perspectives into their world.
I hold a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Appalachian State University, along with a National Certified Counselor credential (NCC) from the National Board of Certified Counselors. My areas of focus include Mood, Anxiety, and Stress Related Disorders, along with child and adolescent behavior interventions, including those related to ADD/ADHD diagnosis. Ages -14 and Above
Randi Rombs, MSW, LCSW, QMHP As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have helped children, teens, and adults in some of their most difficult moments. No matter your situation, I have come to one conclusion; life is stressful! My passion in counseling is to reduce stress and improve emotional health. As a trauma survivor and an adult living with ADHD, I understand how hard it can be to figure out where to start seeking help. My intent to is to help guide you through this process, whether you are brand new to therapy or returning to services after a break. Everyone has unique strengths, and I truly believe good things can come from bad experiences. I want to help you create achievable goals and move forward with your life. I believe that healing begins from within. As soon as you make the first step and reach out, I want to partner with you. Pulling from evidenced-based cognitive behavioral therapies such as traditional talk therapy, solution-focused, mindfulness, narrative, art, play, and crafting, we will work together to create a plan especially for you. Simplistic yoga, tapping, and Christian or spiritual counseling are also available for you to utilize if you desire. About me: I have a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Appalachian State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of South Carolina. As a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the State of North Carolina, I have extensive experience with child protective services, intensive child and family counseling, and crisis counseling. My self-care activities include enjoying life with my husband, dog, and three cats (all rescues), playing competitive tennis, and watching high school football. Areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Caregiver Support, Trauma, Self-Harm, and Child/Adolescent Behavioral Interventions related to ADD/ADHD and home-life disruption. Ages 4 and older.
Justin D. Feasel, MSW, LCSW, CCSOTS, CCH
I hold a Master's degree in social work from Roberts Wesleyan College, and am a member of the National Association of Forensic Counselors. In addition to being a Clinical Social Worker, I am a Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. I have been trained in the technique, EMDR, to decrease the effects of psychological trauma. I have also expanded my practice and training to include clinical hypnosis. My areas of expertise include adults, adolescents, trauma, ADD/ADHD, Bipolar disorder, and anxiety.My wife, Angie, and I have two children, and live in Clover, SC. I have been in full-time private practice since April of 2007, and have been in the counseling field since 2001. Throughout my career,I have done over 2500 sessions using alternating bilateral stimulation.
Areas of specialization: Adults ages 16 and up - Hypnosis, PTSD, Anxiety, Smoking, Phobias, Depression, Relationship Issues