Wilkesboro Team

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Kimberly Pennell, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC graduated from NC State with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and received a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She holds certifications from the National Board of Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Gaining experience in working with adults, children, and families from all walks of life throughout the years has allowed her to develop knowledge of the needs and struggles of various populations experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, gender issues, adjustment issues, conduct disorders, and behavioral issues.  She employs evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Behavior Modification in individual, family, and group settings.

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   Jodi Province MA, LCMHCS, NCC, BC-TMH

    Licensed in NC and VA.

    I am a graduate of Appalachian State University      with experience in the treatment of young children,    adolescents, and adults. I am a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents with histories of trauma and/or abuse.  As a clinician, I assist families in strengthening their relationships, developing secure attachments, improving coping skills, and enhancing children’s growth and self esteem using models such as Theraplay(R) Principle Techniques, TFCBT, and EMDR. I am also a Rostered North Carolina Child Treatment Program therapist.

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Kenneth Province MA, LCAS, LCMHC,

I am a graduate of Appalachian State University. As a clinician, I have experience with adult and adolescent substance abuse patients, as well as, working with adolescents and children with disruptive behaviors. I am also a distance credentialed counselor.

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Erica S. Harper, MA, LCAS, LCMHC, has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Gardner Webb University in August 2003 and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling with an Addictions Concentration in December 2008.  Erica S. Harper has clinical experience working with adolescents, families, and adults. She practices standard Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, along with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior techniques.

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Nicole Englebright LCSW

I am a graduate of Tulane University with a Master’s in Social Work, specializing in Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Studies. I am a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist, specializing in children and adolescents who have experienced various traumas and/or abuse. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, focusing on managing difficult behaviors in children and adolescents as well as facilitating healing and re-connection for families and individuals. I work from a person-centered approach, in which I see individuals as the experts in their lives. I work to collaborate with my clients to facilitate them finding the best solutions to create the life they want to live. I also provide services in Spanish.

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Marge Maycock MA, LCMHC

I bring over thirty three years of experience as a therapist into my work at Jodi Province Counseling Services. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups of all ages. I serve people with a wide
variety of issues and conditions. I have extensive training in family therapy, couples' therapy, mind-body therapies, addictions, families
of addiction and dysfunction, expressive therapies, and other evidence-based treatment modalities. I believe that each individual possesses their own unique capacity to heal and grow, and I strive to
help people discover these strengths.

Leslie Smart MS, M.Div, LCMHC

I received my Master of Divinity from Andrews Seminary and my Master of Science in Community Counseling from Western University. I have had additional chaplaincy training from NC Baptist Hospital, as well as Systems training and supervision from Westgate Center (Converse College, SC).

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I use a variety of modalities to assist each person in enhancing their resiliency, and gaining new skills. I believe building a relationship with each client sets the foundation for progress in the healing journey. 

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Elizabeth Coleman, EdD, LCMHC, NCC, NBCT

I'm am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.) and Appalachian State University (M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.) I have worked in the field of counseling for 9 years as a school counselor, college counselor, and private practice clinician.  I work with clients using person-centered, cognitive behavior therapy to help them recognize their strengths and abilities to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and improve relationships. I specialize in working with young adolescents and teenagers as they navigate critical life transitions. My dissertation, which focuses on student transitions to middle school, can be read here.  I also advocate for the role of counselors as mental health professionals in public education and speak on related subjects. 

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LuAnn Horton MA, LCMHC

I have well over 20 years’ experience in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults.  I believe there is a solution for every problem and I am honored to participate with you in your healing journey.  I utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and can focus on trauma recovery as needed.  I utilize a person-centered approach to therapy, which creates an environment for positive regard, genuineness, and empathetic understanding.

Donaiel Allen LCMHCA, NCC

I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College, North Carolina.  I have worked in Mental Health Services for 15 years serving adolescents, adults, and families.  I have a background working in Integrated Behavioral Health through Community Mental Health and Non-Profits organizations.  My theoretical approach to counseling is grounded in teachings centered around Existential Counseling, Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy; and evidence-based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), also, Mindfulness Based Interventions. I use interventions that are the best fit for an individuals’ need and preference. I have facilitated Group Therapy and psychoeducation for addiction/recovery, in both institutional and community settings; Women’s Empowerment, Youth, Faith and Spirituality, and Crisis/Safety groups.

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Vassa Falls MS, LCMHCA

Vassa earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Appalachian State University, and a double Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology and Counseling from Capella University. He has experience in group and individual treatment. He has worked in residential treatment with Brynn Marr Hospital and mobile crisis with Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center, as well as outpatient counseling with CG Counseling and Consulting. Vassa Falls has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He practices cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, trauma focused care, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, and narrative therapy (because everyone deserves to be the hero of their own life).

Deb Wages MA, LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH

I am a graduate of University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology and graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Professional counseling.   I am trained in a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities which include: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy (SFT), EMDR (trauma focused therapy), play therapy and expressive arts therapy.  I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples who have emotional and/or behavioral challenges and I practice within a strength-based, person-centered supportive approach.  As a clinician, I work in collaboration with the client to build confidence, end generational cycles, and learn coping skills to enhance all areas of their lives.  My aim is to help individuals learn how to relate to others in a healthy way and offer compassionate care for the emotionally wounded.

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Karina Link MSW, LCSWA

I am an NC native who graduated with a Bachelor's in Social Work from Appalachian State University. I decided to continue my education and complete the advanced standing program again through Appalachian State a year later in order to obtain my Master's degree.

I have a focus on individuals and families and have gained my experience when interning with human service agencies, as well as an alternative elementary school. I have worked with clients with varying diagnoses such as, but not limited to, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Grief. I like to focus on empowering the client and have developed a strengths-based perspective when working with individuals and families. I chose this field because I want to spend my future advocating for at-risk populations to receive the resources and care they deserve.

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David Seamon LCSW-A, LCAS-A


I earned my Bachelor of Social Work from Appalachian State University and my Master of Social Work from East Tennessee State University. As a practitioner I specialize in the intersection of Trauma, particularly developmental and complex trauma, and substance use disorders. I have experience
working with mood disorders, including anxiety and depression, as well as OCD, eating disorders, and struggles with identity. When working with client’s I use a person-centered approach as I believe you are the only expert on you. Other theoretical basis includes Gestalt therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy,
and Somatic Experiencing.

Ashley Dyer MA, LCMHCA, NCC, CADC-I

 

I earned my bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and worked as an elementary school teacher for 4 years. My varying experiences in the classroom with students sparked my interest in the counseling field. I earned my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Wake Forest University. My clinical experience includes working with adults with substance use disorders with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. I work from a person-centered approach and utilize a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  I am a Wilkes County native and have a passion for helping those in my community. My goal as a clinical is to empower my clients to recognize their strengths and abilities and help them gain the skills to cope with and overcome the challenges they experience. 

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