Dr. Gabriele Jones
Training and Credentials
Dr. Gabriele Jones is a Clinical Psychologist, licensed in the State of North Carolina. She has been practicing in the Pinehurst area since 2001. Dr. Jones earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from James Madison University and earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi. She trained in child, adolescent, and adult areas of Clinical Psychology in her pre-doctoral internship at Tulane University Medical School. She furthered her training in a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at UNC School of Medicine. Since becoming a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina, Dr. Jones has also undergone training in EMDR therapy, which is used to help treat individuals dealing with various forms of trauma. Dr. Jones is also certified as a NeurOptimal Neurofeedback trainer. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Psychological Association, the North Carolina Psychological Association, and the EMDR International Association.
Areas of Clinical Interest
Dr. Jones’s practice focuses on the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Jones provides behavioral assessments and therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, psychological and psychoeducational assessments, and EMDR therapy. Dr. Jones performs assessments for ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Giftedness, and Early Kindergarten Admission. She also conducts personality and diagnostic testing as part of consultative work with pediatricians and psychiatrists.
Dr. Gabriele Jones conducts evaluations that are very comprehensive and typically include an intelligence test and academic testing, as well as a clinical interview, emotional/behavioral assessment, and various self-report rating scales. Dr. Jones believes thorough feedback sessions (e.g. with parents) are an essential part of the assessment process.
In terms of therapy, Dr. Jones believes that people seek help for many different reasons. Her therapeutic approach is primarily client-centered, meaning she believes that individuals have an innate ability to heal and to achieve personal growth. Emphasis is placed on the relationship in therapy, and on encouraging individuals to recognize that they can help themselves, and can change maladaptive thinking patterns. Cognitive-Behavioral techniques are used to help clients recognize irrational core beliefs and to develop healthier ways of thinking and conceptualizing the world around them. Dr. Jones uses therapy to help people with many different kinds of problems including depression, anxiety, phobias, ADHD, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and grief. Dr. Jones believes that individuals who commit to therapy display great strength and discourages the viewpoint that seeking psychological help is stigmatizing. In 2007 Dr. Jones took the exciting step of becoming trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a form of psychotherapy somewhat different from traditional “talk” therapy. EMDR's effectiveness, particularly for PTSD, is supported by a broad base of research. The therapy includes mild bilateral stimulation of the brain that can help dissipate negative thoughts and feelings associated with past traumatic experiences. This encourages "adaptive information processing" which helps the brain to reprocess negative events and maladaptive core beliefs. EMDR is a complex, integrative approach to therapy and Dr. Jones uses it to treat individuals of all ages with specific phobias, generalized anxiety, PTSD, depression, grief, and even worries about future events (e.g. plane trips, scheduled surgeries, speeches, tests). Dr. Jones also uses EMDR to enhance the performance of athletes and business executives
Mary M. Godin, MA, LPA, LCMHC
Clinical Director and Founder of Anchor Psychological & Counseling Services, PLLC
Mary M. Godin, MA, LPA, LPC is the clinical director and founder of Anchor Psychological & Counseling Services, PLLC. She has worked in outpatient mental health for more than 16 years with a variety of mental disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, attachment disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD and other childhood behavioral disorders. She works with children, adolescents and adults using cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive interpersonal therapy. She strives to develop a trusting and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which clients can grow to reach their potential and work through difficult times. Mrs. Godin has worked extensively with active duty and military dependents with concerns surrounding deployments, PTSD and adjustment disorders. In addition, Mrs. Godin is a clinician for the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, which is a program that treats children with trauma using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. This evidenced-based therapy is proven to be effective for treating trauma victims. She is also a certified provider for Cognitive Processing Therapy which is utilized to treat adults with PTSD. Mrs. Godin conducts psychological testing for ADHD, depression, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety and personality disorders.
Mrs. Godin received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and completed her undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a clinical psychologist dually licensed as a licensed psychological associate and licensed professional counselor and certified as a health service provider.
Shawn Morton, M. Ed., NCC, LCMHC, RPT
Licensed Professional Counselor
Shawn Morton, M. Ed., NCC, LPC, RPT is a licensed professional counselor who received his master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Mississippi. He has been a therapist at Anchor Psychological for over 5 years and before that he worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital providing individual, group and family therapy to clients struggling with mood instability, autism spectrum disorders, depression, anger management, bipolar disorder, ADHD, relationship issues and a variety of other issues and diagnoses. This background has provided Mr. Morton with a wide breadth of knowledge and personal experience that he draws from to help his clients achieve real, positive change in their lives. Mr. Morton employs both cognitive behavioral and reality therapy approaches with individuals of all ages to challenge irrational thoughts and reduce negative behavior. Mr. Morton is also a registered play therapist (RPT). Play is a child’s natural language, and play therapists use specialized techniques to allow children to express themselves through the play process. Mr. Morton serves as on the board of directors to the NC Association of Play Therapy. Mr. Morton believes that working with a therapist should be an experience that not only assists individuals in regaining control of their own lives but also empowers them to be the person that they want to be. Mr. Morton strives to create a caring, therapeutic environment where new strategies can be learned, difficult issues can be addressed, distress can be reduced and self-worth can grow and flourish.
Kim Johnson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kim Johnson, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who received a master’s degree from Webster University in South Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. She works with children of all ages, individuals, couples and families in addition to those on the autism spectrum. Kim worked in outpatient setting treating a variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD and bipolar disorder. She specializes in relationship issues and working with family dynamics. Kim’s goal is to create an environment of comfort and trust, so clients can immerse themselves in the therapeutic process to obtain the level of understanding and insight needed to feel happier and more fulfilled in their daily lives. Kim uses the family systems model, cognitive processing therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help her clients work through problems and learn new skills to achieve positive and sustaining change.
Kimberly Giddo, M.Ed., Ed.S., LCMHC, NCC
Kimberly Giddo, M.Ed., Ed.S., LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor who received a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She works with adults and children of all ages and sees individuals, couples and families. She specializes in working with depression, cognitive processing therapy, anxiety disorders, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, grief/loss, substance use disorders and relationship/family problems. She also has experience working with domestic violence, behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, mood disorders and psychotic disorders. Kimberly’s goal is to provide a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable addressing their struggles and working toward improving their life satisfaction. Kimberly uses cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and strength-based approaches to help clients change unhelpful thinking patterns and to assist them in reaching their personal goals.
Katherine J. Greig, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Katherine J. Greig, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained her master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Since that time, Ms. Greig has been providing individual and family therapy to children, adults and families at home, school and in the community before transitioning to private practice. Ms. Greig has experience working with people of all ages, who are suffering from mood instability, anxiety, depression, PTSD and other trauma-related diagnoses and challenges, anger management, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, ADHD and relationship issues. Prior to working with adolescents and families, Ms. Greig spent several years providing Memory-Care support for individuals and their families struggling with dementia & dementia-related illness and TBI, including post-stroke support.
Ms. Greig provides a trauma-informed, strengths-based, systems approach to her practice and believes that trust, compassion and collaboration are the cornerstones to a fulfilling therapeutic relationship. In turn, helping individuals and families make the changes needed to improve their every day. Ms. Greig utilizes evidence-based practices including Structural Family Therapy, concepts of Family Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification and Narrative, Solution-focused and Experiential Therapies to elicit healthy and supported change in a safe and comfortable environment.
Michelle J. Drago, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Michelle J. Drago, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s in Social Work from Boston University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from West Virginia University. Michelle has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families in community-based, in-home and inpatient settings. Michelle has a passion for helping those who are experiencing issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustments/ life transitions, self-esteem and behavioral or academic concerns.
Michelle believes in employing a strengths-based and collaborative approach to help individuals and families achieve their desired outcomes. Michelle utilizes therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while integrating other techniques including Behavioral Modification, Motivational Interviewing, Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Social Skills and Parent Management Training. Michelle’s goal is to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment so clients can feel confident sorting through life obstacles to become the best version of themselves that they strive to be. Michelle believes in meeting clients where they are and tailoring her approach to each individual.
Erin Watlington, MA, LCMHC-S
Erin Watlington, M.A, M.DIV, LCMHCS is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor who received her master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She also received her Master of Divinity in Christian Counseling from Southeastern Theological Seminary. Erin is experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults in community based services, as well as residential services and school based environments. Erin utilizes therapeutic approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Erin integrates techniques such as behavioral modification, art therapy skills, interactive play therapy, mindfulness, social skills and parenting skills. Erin is skilled in integrating Christian Counseling techniques into session for who are interested in faith based therapy.
Erin is experienced in working with those who are struggling with issues related to trauma, anxiety, self harm, depression, life adjustments, self esteem and behavioral issues. Erin strives to create a comfortable and non judgmental atmosphere in which clients can process through their difficulties. Erin believes in meeting clients where they are and then deciding which approach is best for the individual.