Elkin Team

Nicholas Bailey MSW, LCSW

I am a retired Navy Corpsman with experience in the Medical and Mental Health field. After the military I attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I graduated with my BSW. I then graduated from Appalachian State University with my MSW and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Associate.  I am a member of the Solution Focused-Brief Therapy Association and have spoke at several conferences both Nationally and Internationally about forming new models of therapy for Veterans and their families using a strength based, future oriented approach while also combining other therapeutic techniques such as TF-CBT, CPT, and Animal Assisted Therapy. I have experience in working with individuals and families with a variety of diagnosis including substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, domestic violence, autism spectrum, grief and loss, and many others. 


Amber Dillard MSW, LCSW

I received my MSW from East Carolina University and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am trained in both Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and I am a rostered clinician in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with the NC Child Treatment Program . Various treatment modalities and interventions are used including: CBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, expressive arts techniques and play therapy. Client population served is diverse and includes children, families, and adults.


Melissa Casstevens MS, LCMHC

I am a graduate of Bellevue University with a Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling.  I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families of all ages.  I have experience involving a variety of needs such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, family relationships, and grief and loss.  I also have extensive experience in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence.  I work to provide a non-judgmental and person-centered environment and take a strength-based and collaborative approach. 

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Kayla Mae Gentry MSW, LCSWA


Kayla is a Thurmond, NC native. She has lived in Hawaii, Texas, and Kentucky but came back to North Carolina to start her therapy career. Kayla volunteered for Heart Horses Equine Assisted Therapy at Sunset Ranch in Oahu, Hawaii. After leaving Hawaii, Kayla was a Court Appointed Advocate in both Texas and South Carolina for children in foster care as part of her internship program. Kayla was also part of the Human Trafficking Taskforce team for Columbia, SC.

She earned her MSW from Brescia University.  She takes a strength-based approach to her therapy practice. She has worked with many clients with varying diagnoses such as Social Anxiety, Grief and Depression, PTSD, Substance Use, Trauma, and many others. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, recognize strengths, and decrease symptoms to have a more meaningful life experience