Carolina Forest Counselors

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Melissa Johansen, MSW, LCSW-C, LISW-CP, CCTP

Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses a client centered therapeutic approach with both children and adults. Her experience includes Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Schizophrenia. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches/techniques on a individual basis driven by the client. She holds a Clinical Trauma Therapist Certification, has a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Certificate in Mindfulness for kids and teens with ADHD, trauma, anxiety and emotional regulation. She also used play therapy approaches to assist in with children (adults too) to feel less pressured and stressed throughout session.
SPECIALTIES: Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, PTSD, ADHD, Mood Disorders.

Nicole Dell'Agnese
Nicole Dell'Agnese, MSW, LISW-CP

Nicole is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CIP) who utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy as well as client centered counseling to help a variety of diagnosis. She has experience with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and bipolar. Nicole has experience with medication assisted treatments, group therapy, intensive outpatient therapy as well as mindfulness and meditation. She uses her mixed approach to meet each client where they are in their journey with compassion and validations as well as giving each person hope for success in their goals.

Kacee Cleveland
Kacee Cleveland, MA, LPC

Kacee Cleveland is a Licensed Professional Counselor who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other techniques to help individuals move past hurt and into their healing. Kacee obtained a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. She has gained her clinical experience working in community based treatment and outpatient facilities by providing therapy for children, young adults, adults, couples, and families. Most of her experience is in the areas of trauma, co-occurring disorders, attachment issues, mental health disorders, depression, anxiety, family issues, ADHD, anger, and PTSD. Kacee uses an eclectic approach to meet the specific need of each individual and her goal is to provide a warm, compassionate and caring therapeutic environment.
SPECIALTIES: Attachment and Emotion Regulation. Trauma and Abuse Recovery.

Thais Deane
Thais Deane, MSW, LISW-CP

Thais received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Barry University in Florida. Thais is a Board-Certified Social Worker by the National Association of Social Workers. Thais is clinically licensed and provides services to children, teenagers, and adults. Thais’ approaches are client driven but she specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Her experience includes treating Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Women’s issues, life transitions and Adjustment Disorder.

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John Falls, MA, LPC

John is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who graduated from Francis Marion University with a Master’s of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology. His training is solidly grounded in psychology with an extensive base of empirical knowledge for treating mental and behavioral health problems. This has equipped him to assess, diagnose and treat severe forms of psychopathology. He has experience working in a variety of settings including substance abuse clinics, acute inpatient psychiatric hospitals and outpatient counseling, and has experience in individual, couples, and group therapy. He has worked with a diverse population of clients from adolescents to geriatrics and has experience treating disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder, personality disorders, gender/LGBTQ issues, ADHD, and grief.

Rebecca Griffith
Rebecca Griffith, MSW, LISW-CP

Rebecca is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-CP) with years experience. Rebecca has extensive experience in CBT, and she is passionate about the geriatric population.
She has expertise in women’s issues, bereavement, grief, trauma, life transitions, anxiety and alcohol or substance use disorders.
SPECIALTIES: Women’s Issues. Anxiety Disorders.

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Julie DeNicola, MSW, LISW-CP

Julie's goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and supportive environment in order to promote healing and personal growth following a painful loss. She believes in a body, mind, and spiritual approach to healing through compassion and empathetic listening and understanding. Her expertise focuses on life adjustments and stressors, grief and loss experiences, and emotional consequences of anxiety and depression.
Julie has gained experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the field of Hospice for over eleven years providing bereavement and grief therapy to both individuals and in a group setting. Her therapeutic approach depends on the clients' goals and needs. She has found the practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based practices, and Evidence based counseling strategies to be therapeutic.

Colisha Frasier, LPC

Dr. Colisha Frasier is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in the State of South Carolina. Believing in her dream of becoming a Counselor through developing a deep faith-based approach inspired her educational journey.

She received her Doctorate of Christian Education degree from All Nations Bible College & Seminary in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, a Master of Education degree in Guidance Counseling from South Carolina State University and also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

In addition, she has over 25 years of experience in the field with an extensive background in advanced mental health and school-based counseling, substance abuse and family therapy as well as the treatment of various psychiatric disorders.

She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma-based syndromes (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Dissociative Disorders) and marital separation and divorce using traditional psychotherapy with a practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.

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