Get to Know Your Therapy Providers in Jacksonville, NC

Gerolf Engelstatter, PhDGerolf Engelstatter

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Clinical Psychology; PhD in Clinical Psychology
Specialties: Evaluation and Treatment of Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Geriatrics
Years in Practice: 39

Dr. Engelstatter is the clinical director of Carolina Psychological Health Services. He is licensed for the independent practice of psychology in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Indiana. He is listed with the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists; the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy; the American Board of Forensic Examiners; the American Board of Forensic Medicine; and the American Board of Psychological Specialties. Dr. Engelstatter is a member of the American Psychological Association and the North Carolina Psychological Association, where he serves on the Board of Director for the Division of the Independent Practice of Psychology. He is also a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Dr. Engelstatter has been involved in the provision of behavioral health services for the past 39 years. In this capacity, he has been responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision for a variety of psychological health care programs in both the military and civilian communities. He has practiced in Jacksonville, North Carolina for 29 years, where he established Carolina Psychological Health Services in July of 1988. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a full range of psychological health care problems for children, adolescents, and adults in both outpatient and inpatient treatment settings.

CarlaCarla S. Alexander, MSW, LCSW

Education: BA in Psychology; Masters in Social Work; Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Specialties: Geriatrics, Pain Issues, Grief, Adolescents, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorders, Family Issues
Years in Practice: 25

Carla completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the Joint MSW Program from NC A&T and UNC-Greensboro. Carla worked for 15 years at Wilkes Regional Medical Center in the western part of North Carolina. There, she gained experience with issues related to the elderly and their families, such as caregiver stress, depression, and pain management. Carla also worked as a hospice social worker helping many families and clients with grief. She has expanded her knowledge of bipolar disorders and anxiety through working in community mental health and the VA system. Carla has a special interest in therapy with teenagers who are struggling with life’s challenges.

Stephanie AndersonStephanie Anderson

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Master’s Degree in Social Work; Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Specialties: Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Depression, Anxiety, Military Life Stressors
Years in Practice: 10 years

Stephanie is a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina and Florida. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Master’s in Clinical Social Work. She attended the University of West Florida where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Stephanie has provided therapy in a variety of settings in Eastern North Carolina to include inpatient and outpatient treatment. She has also been part of a community based treatment team to prevent psychiatric hospitalizations. In therapy, Stephanie utilizes a multimodal approach to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Management and Exposure Therapy.

In her practice, Stephanie has extensive experience in the military lifestyle and is passionate about supporting military members and their families by providing marital and family therapy. She also volunteers for the Semper Fi Fund.

Joseph Chorley, PhDJoseph Chorley

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Psychology; MS in Rehabilitation Counseling; PhD in Clinical Psychology
Specialties: Marriage and Family Therapy, Therapy with Adults and Children, and Psychological Evaluations
Years in Practice: 39

Dr. Chorley is a licensed clinical psychologist and a marriage and family therapist. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from East Carolina University. He received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Fielding Graduate University. He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the North Carolina Psychology Association. He is rostered with the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics as well as with the Child/Family Evaluation Program (the former Child Forensic Program). He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. While in the navy, he worked at the Naval Drug Rehabilitation Center in Miramar, CA. He has experience working with groups, individuals, families, and couples.

Susan Connor, LCSW, DCSW

Education: BS in Nursing; MS in Social Work
Specialties: Combat-Related PTSD, Trauma-Related PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety
Years in Practice: 29

Susan is a licensed clinical social worker and a diplomate in clinical social work who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has an undergraduate degree in nursing and served as a navy nurse in a war zone. She interned at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Ft. Belvoir Community Mental Health Program, which are both located in the Washington D.C. area. She has worked in a variety of settings, including in a private practice in Virginia, as Director of Child and Family Mental Health in Onslow County for over 6 years, and most recently as part of the Carolina Psychological Health Services clinical staff. Susan enjoys working with children of all ages, families, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, autism, developmental delays, bereavement, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and PTSD.

Sean Convoy, PMHNP-BC, DNPSean Convoy

Education: BA in Psychology and English; BS in Nursing; MSN in Psychiatric Nursing; DNP
Specialties: Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Cognitive Therapy
Years in Practice: 10

Having retired from the United States Navy, Dr. Convoy now splits his time between his associate professorship with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Graduate School of Nursing and a private practice in southeastern North Carolina. During his 22 years of military service, Dr. Convoy operated as an advanced practice psychiatric/mental health nurse in both traditional and austere environments around the globe. Completing three deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, he both distinguished himself and dramatically advanced the APRN nursing scope of practice within the military. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Navy’s Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing Subspecialty Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General and the program director and chair at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program. Dr. Convoy is considered to be an authority in operational psychiatry, mental illness prevention, cognitive therapy, and caregiver stress. He and has delivered podium presentations at numerous national and regional conferences and has been published in a variety of journals.

Dr. Convoy has amassed dozens of personal awards associated with his military service and academic scholarship. His graduate research concentrated on an outcomes evaluation of a Nurse-Led Outpatient Cognitive Intervention Program. His doctoral concentration focused on military mental health promotion and illness prevention.

Mary Engelstatter, PhDMary Engelstatter

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Clinical Psychology; PhD in Clinical Psychology
Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Geriatric Issues, and Personality Disorders
Years in Practice: 10

Mary is a licensed psychological associate and a certified health services provider in the State of North Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She recently obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Mary has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Besides individual psychotherapy, Mary is also available for couples and family therapy. She employs a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral.

Gail Georgescu, MA, LPAGail Georgescu

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Clinical Psychology
Specialties: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families
Years in Practice: 14

Gail received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1995 from Meredith College and her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2000. Prior to joining Carolina Psychological Health Services in June 2006, Gail gained experience working in crisis intervention with Hopeline, Inc. in Raleigh, NC. She also worked with the NC Department of Correction as a psychologist at Central Prison in Raleigh, NC and Pender Correctional Institution in Burgaw, NC. Gail served as the executive director of the psychiatric emergency response team in San Diego, CA. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and families. She received licensure as a psychological associate in 2000 and is certified as a health services provider.

Jameszetta Hardison, LPA, LMFTJameszetta Hardison

Education: BA in Psychology; MA in Clinical Psychology; advanced training in Marriage and Family Therapy
Specialties: Sexually Aggressive Youth and Victims of Abuse
Years in Practice: 30

Jameszetta is a clinical psychologist and is licensed as a psychological associate, a health services provider, and a marriage and family therapist. She is a clinical member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) and NCAMTSO (NC Association for the Management and Treatment of Sexual Offenders) and is a Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist (CSOTS). She is a Jacksonville native. She obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of NC – Chapel Hill, her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from NCCU, and completed advanced training in Marriage and Family Therapy from ECU. She has 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, frequently consulting with the Department of Social Services, the legal system, and other community agencies. She treats a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adolescents, parenting issues, and adult and adolescent sexual offenders.

Erin Lesko, MA, LPAErin Lesko

Education: BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences; MA in Clinical Psychology
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Behavioral and Parenting Issues, and Couples Counseling
Years in Practice: 21

Erin is a clinical psychologist licensed as a psychological associate in the state of NC and is a certified health services provider. She graduated magna cum laude with distinction in psychology with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from East Carolina University. She has over 20 years of experience working in the clinical field. Her past work includes working with adults, adolescents, children, and couples. She offers specialized care in areas including but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and behavioral and parenting issues, as well as couples counseling. On a personal note, Erin grew up in and later married into a military family and has a special understanding of the challenges military families face today.

Jonathan Marmorstein, MA, LPAJon Marmorstein

Education: BA in Criminal Justice; MA in Clinical Psychology
Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Adults, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Family Therapy, Grief Therapy, Stage of Life Stressors, and Geriatric Issues
Years in Practice: 10

Jonathan is a licensed psychological associate and health services provider in the state of North Carolina. He has a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Jonathan’s graduate training included a concentration in substance abuse issues. He has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families and employs a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral and play therapy.

Martha Watkins, MS, LPCS

Education: BA in Psychology; MS in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology
Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Life Stressors, Depression, and ADHD
Years in Practice: 17

Martha “Marty” is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of North Carolina. Her graduate degree is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in children and adolescents who experienced trauma. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Her focus is on individual strengths and needs and a multi-modal approach is used.

Elizabeth Wester, LPC, NCCElizabethWesterWebsitePic

Education: BA in Communications; MA in Counseling
Specialties: Trauma, Attachment and Adoption Issues, Victim Advocacy from Abuse, and DSS/Foster Care Involvement
Years in Practice: 24

Elizabeth completed her undergraduate work in Gunnison, Colorado from Western State College and received her Master of Arts degree in 1999 from Lenior-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC. Elizabeth is both a Licensed Professional Counselor, North Carolina and a National Certified Counselor. Elizabeth has been working in the field of mental health since 1990; she has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential, outpatient, and private practice. She specializes in trauma, attachment and adoption issues, victim advocacy from abuse, and DSS/foster care involvement. Besides individual therapy work, Elizabeth also provides couples counseling and family therapy. Additionally, she is trained in EMDR and play therapy.

Joyce Williams, LPCJoyce Williams

Education: MA in Counseling; PhD in Clinical Psychology,
Specialties: Abuse, Adolescent and Adult Therapy, Substance Abuse, and Psychological Assessment
Years in Practice: 21

Joyce is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and Virginia. She recently received her PhD from Fielding Graduate University. Her present population focus includes adolescents and adults and providing cognitive behavioral–based therapies to individuals and couples. Her previous experience includes a full range of populations and settings. She has practiced in community urban and rural clinics, residential treatment facilities, and general outpatient sites focusing on childhood sexual abuse, substance abuse, and PTSD. She has also taught a range of psychology classes at the undergraduate level including prison programs, and at graduate levels. Additionally, she has grant and proposal writing experience with success in gaining funds for at-risk youth programs.

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