Wilmington Therapists

Dr. Gabriele Jones

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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


Brittni Adkins, MA, LCMHC-S

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Brittni Adkins, LCMHCS, LPC is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor licensed in the State of North Carolina (#14907/ QS124868) and is dually licensed as a Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio (C.1100456). Ms. Adkins is a Ph.D. candidate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame College and a Master’s degree from John Carroll University in Ohio.

Ms. Adkins is a holistic, person-centered, based counselor focusing on placing the client in the driver’s seat. Ms. Adkins has a unique lens specializing in working with families helping them to find peace by utilizing several proven mindfulness techniques and a Family System approach with the aim to heal one’s mind and body. She specializes in treating both adults and children suffering from anxiety, depression, and inter-personal relationship concerns. Her specialty extends to children affected by parental separation. In working with children, Ms. Adkins uses a variety of interactive therapeutic techniques. Adults will also find help dealing with infertility, divorce, and blended families. Ms. Adkins understands the demand and balance between work, family, and self care, often leaving parents feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. She helps couples and families strengthen or rebuild relationships often at times when her clients come to her feeling defeated.


Angela Smith, MSW, LCSW

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Angela R. Smith, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who obtained her Master's in Social Work from Wayne State University in Michigan. Angela has experience working with adolescents young adults, families and older adults in home based and clinical settings. Angela has experience working with individuals suffering from grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, adjusments/life transitions, self esteem, PTSD and behavioral concerns.

Angela understands that every individual and their situation is unique which is wy she utilizes different CBT therapies: Strength based therapy, goal centered therapy, solution focused therapy and prolonged exposure therapy. She believes in meeting you where you are in a supportive, non judgmental environment. 



Mary M. Godin, MA, LPA, LPC

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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.


Heather Fleuriet, M.A, LPA 

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Heather Fleuriet, M.A, LPA is a Licensed Psychological Associate who received her Master’s in Psychology from University of North Carolina Wilmington. Heather’s background and experience includes working with children and adolescents in the community-based and in home settings; working with college students on a university campus; as well as working with adults in an outpatient setting. Although Heather treats a variety of psychological problems, she specializes in working with individuals with trauma, adolescents and adults with substance use, parents of struggling children and teens, and college students. Heather’s therapeutic approach is based on the idea that people are in control of their own outcomes and simply need a little guidance or change in perspective at different times in their lives. Her approach to therapy involves utilizing Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) , motivational interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to help people redefine themselves, their goals, and their "truth". Her passion is working with adolescents and young adults by helping them to develop autonomy in their choices as well as their direction in life.


Heather Freeman, M.Ed., NCC, LCMHC

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Heather Freeman is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who obtained her bachelor of science degree in psychology and master’s in education from Campbell University. She has five years of post-graduate experience. Ms Freeman works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families to help them with emotional and behavioral disorders. She primarily utilizes person-centered and solution-focused therapy techniques along with a variety of interactive therapies. Person-centered therapists strongly believe that in order for a client’s condition to improve therapists should be warm, genuine, and understanding. She uses games and toys to help clients feel more at ease during sessions. Ms Freeman also uses the family systems model to assist families with problems and help teach them new skills to achieve positive and sustaining change. She enjoys helping children, adolescents, young adults and families use therapy as a tool to help them succeed. 


Alexis C. Steele, MSW, LCSW

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Alexis C. Steele, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. She has worked in outpatient public and private mental health settings for the last ten years working with individuals who have presented with depression, grief and loss, severe and persistent mental illnesses, anxiety and other mood disorders. Ms. Steele attempts to create a warm, trusting and healing environment so that clients can address their concerns in an honest manner that leads to enduring results. Ms. Steele’s core principle is to work from a strengths based perspective with clients where she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). Ms. Steele’s passion is to work with adolescents and adults who desire to strengthen or repair their relationships with their family or partners. Ms. Steele collaborates with individuals and families to guide their care in a meaningful manner and begins with a very hopeful outlook and supports clients in improving their sense of self-worth and finding their purpose in life.

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