North Carolina Therapists

Meet Our Team:

If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, turn to our amazing team of therapists at Divine Wellness Therapeutics Center located in Hope Mills, NC. Our solution-focused and systematic therapists will work with you towards achieving your goals. Call us for an individual, couples, or family therapy consultation today.

Robyn Mirassou, MA, MFT, LCMHC

Robyn Mirassou LCMHC, MFT, was born in California, raised in Oklahoma, and currently resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Robyn is a Marriage and Family therapist and AAMFT supervisor candidate. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Campbell University and is currently attending Antioch University New England as a Doctoral Candidate for Marriage and Family Therapy. Her passions are, her faith, spending time with her family, music and helping others. Robyn’s dissertation work is in biofeedback in couple counseling and will soon be certified in biofeedback. Robyn is currently being trained in Gottman therapy and working toward certification.

Her experience includes working with at risk children at an alternative school, creating a position of therapy at a free clinic working alongside doctors, using a holistic approach to provide free services to those in need, working alongside a play therapist serving individuals and families ranging from 5 years old and up, and working at a marriage and family therapy clinic at Antioch University, serving couples, families, and individuals. Robyn’s life experiences and challenges have helped her to see the benefits and strength that come out of facing ones challenges and coming out as an overcomer, she believes that this has helped her to better understand her clients and help them walk through their journey of healing. Robyn’s goal as a clinician is to give the unconditional support her clients need to see their own strength to get through their current struggles, and to help the clients become emotionally healthier and happier in who they are and who they want to be, both individually and systemically. Robyn takes a collaborative approach in working with clients as she knows that, though we are the experts of therapy, the clients are the experts of their own lives and their own families. She believes that bringing the two expertise together, can create an environment for exploration and growth in a way that will encourage the change the clients are looking for.

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Whitney Fennell, MS, CRC, LCMHC

Whitney Fennell MS, CRC, LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor for the state of North Carolina and a National Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She believes that a healthy mind and well-being is essential in our daily lives. She has always found purpose within her life by assisting others in working through their personal struggles and achieving life goals. Whitney decided to turn this natural talent into a career by pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Winston Salem State University, and furthering her career by earning a Master’s of Science in Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from NC A&T State University.

With over 7 years of experience Whitney has worked with adults, adolescents, families, and couples to overcome an array of concerns to include depression, anxiety, abuse, domestic violence, mental health disorders, substance abuse, the “oh so lovely” struggles of parenting, and the normal everyday life issues, to name a few.

Throughout her journey, she has learned that the most effective way to approach therapy is to meet every individual where they are in life. Although some may be faced with similar battles, we all see and approach our situations in different ways based on our cultural backgrounds, family dynamics and life experiences. Whitney’s style of therapy is individualized, warm and genuine, yet straightforward. Whitney is compassionate about creating a non-judgmental and safe space for you to unwind, release and let go. Her therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioral, Client Centered, Motivational and Solution Focused.
Allow Whitney to assist you in entering your journey to discovering a better you. She looks forward to meeting you.

Krista Ciaffone, LCMHCA

Krista is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She is originally from Florida where she studied Psychology and earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida. She later went on to study Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Kentucky where she earned her Master’s degree.

Krista has served 10 years in the U.S. Army, and has been a Military Spouse for the past 7 years.

Krista’s understanding of the Military lifestyle from both sides brings a unique and comprehensive perspective to challenges Military families face. Krista has experience working with couples, families, and individuals. Specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and sexuality.

Krista believes the therapeutic relationship begins with and empathetic understanding and trust at the forefront of the partnership. She applies her experience in combination with a dynamic approach utilizing Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client Centered modalities to bring each client an individualized strategy to achieve their therapeutic goals.

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Krista has served 10 years in the U.S. Army, and has been a Military Spouse for the past 7 years.

Nekiah MA, LCMHCA, NCC

Nekiah is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She is originally from Burlington, NC and received her BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from North Carolina Central University. She has worked as a school counselor for two years with Cumberland County schools and enjoys working with children through assisting with their development of socio-emotional skills. Although she especially enjoys working with children, she also has experience working with adolescents and adults from all walks of life.
“I was drawn to the helping profession through my love for helping others and strong passion to understand emotional processes and healing. A wealth of life experience provides me with an ability to understand common patterns which affect most people in their journeys. My multicultural competency and ability to see different perspectives enables me to meet people where they are.”
Her emphasis is on building a positive therapeutic relationship with clients to work towards improving their optimal development and quality of life. She believes in creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment for clients to feel comfortable and feel heard. Her therapeutic approaches are Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused and mindfulness/meditation techniques.

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