meet our team

Get to know our team of compassionate, experienced mental health professionals

Shana N. Cauthen

Shana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina, Ohio, and the District of Columbia, specializing in individual, family, clinical supervision, and professional consultation. Shana is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® Delta Xi Omega Chapter. Shana is a Nationally registered Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT), Clinical Board Rostered Clinical Supervisor, Employee Assistance Program Professional and has a Maternal Mental Health Certification. As a Solution Focused Behavioral Therapist, she enjoys working with those to assist them in discovering and fulfilling their individual strengths, abilities, and talents. With over 16 years’ experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and as a graduate of East Carolina University, her experience includes working with all ages, from children to the elderly in numerous settings including medical centers, mental health units, private practice, youth development and detention centers, schools, community centers and group homes.

Shana uses Evidenced Based Practices and includes techniques from cognitive behavioral, Humanistic, and mindfulness therapies. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help individuals effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to everyone. With compassion and understanding, she works with everyone to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Shana enjoys working with individuals to assist them in reaching and maintaining their ultimate potential. Additional skills areas include depression and anxiety, mood disturbances, life transition, self-esteem building, stress management, anger management, ADHD, and childhood behavioral disorders, and domestic violence. Shana works to assist individuals in improving and strengthening families, while tackling parenting and co-parenting issues. She has a strong passion for working to address issues concerning Self-Care, Women’s Health issues and Maternal Mental Health. When not working, Shana enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending quality time with family and close friends.

Nicole A. Mielnicki

Nicole is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she specializes in providing outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. Nicole earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Winthrop University. Nicole is certified as a Nutritional Mental Health Consultant, where she assists clients in improving their mental health through their physical health and well-being. Nicole teaches clients about healthy eating habits and physical fitness to improve overall quality of life. She operates from a strengths-based approach while incorporating mindfulness techniques, and strives to act as a guide for those seeking to become the best version of themselves. Nicole aims to provide a safe space where clients can experience vulnerability and self-reflection. Nicole has experience working with clients struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, stress management, anger management, and eating disorders. Trained in Suicide Prevention and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nicole brings valuable experience from her time working in a Psychiatric Medical Facility. In her free time, Nicole enjoys working out and spending time with her close friends.

Chesney Fain

Chesney is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Chesney is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Winthrop University. Chesney has experience working with children and adolescents within a Partial Hospitalization Program as well as families and adults within outpatient settings. She utilizes an empowerment-based approach when working with clients and encompasses an eclectic therapeutic approach. Chesney has experience using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, trauma-informed care, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and more. In her free time, Chesney enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family and her dog.

Danielle Knight

Danielle is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Danielle is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. Danielle utilizes a person-centered approach and recognizes the client as the expert of their experiences. She has experience working with at- risk youth dealing with issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and low self-esteem. In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her loved ones and being active.

Andrea B. Flintroy

Andrea is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate, with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Andrea earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University. She operates from a strengths-based approach, and strives to act as a guide for those seeking to become the best version of themselves. Andrea brings valuable experience from her time working at in the Louisiana University systems providing consul and support for students. In her free time, Andrea enjoys cooking, spending time with close friends and family.

Camille Mackey

Camille Mackey is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Camille is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Camille a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated® Delta Xi Omega Chapter. Camille is passionate about working with underserved communities and has experience working with adults, children, and families. Having spent some time working with children in the school setting, Camille is committed to improving classroom behavioral challenges through a person-centered approach and teaching and implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy. She has experience working with at- risk youth dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. In her free time, Camille enjoys researching new evidence-based practices relating to the Mental Health and Social Work field, reading, watching movies and shopping.

Ana Carolina Vieira

Ana Carolina Vieira is a Bilingual Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. Ana earned her Social Work Master’s Degree from University of Michigan. Ana is a Brazilian immigrant who did part of her training in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Ana is passionate about and has experience working with Native Americans, Latinx, LGBTQ+, disabled, and other underserved communities. Her clinical approach is strength based, trauma informed and includes the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychodynamic Therapy. When Ana is not working, she is probably spending time with loved ones virtually or in person, meditating, and scheming new dance moves. She looks forward to welcoming you and supporting you at Cauthen!

Ben Kimball

Ben Kimball is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, where he provides psychotherapy to individuals and families. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. Ben earned his master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina with a Health and Mental Health concentration. He also has prior experience working as a Clinical Counselor in an intensive outpatient program at an alcohol and drug abuse treatment facility and has also served as a rapid rehousing social worker at a homeless shelter. Ben specializes in treating young adult and adult males struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, and is passionate about providing a comfortable, judgement-free, safe space for clients to process their concerns. He also recognizes that everyone’s story is different and is made up of different experiences that make people who they are! Because valuing everyone’s story is so important, Ben practices therapy from a strengths-based, client-centered approach with a special emphasis on the cognitive-behavioral model. In his free time, Ben enjoys songwriting and audio engineering, and loves spending time with his wife and two dogs!

Corinne Geary

Corinne is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate, with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Corinne earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She operates from a strengths-based approach and advocates to debunk the stigma of mental health in society. Corinne brings valuable experience from years of working with adolescents of all ages. She utilizes play therapy to increase overall emotional and mental health. In her free time, Corinne enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and her puppy.

Rebecca Walker

Beckie is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Beckie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Psychology from Syracuse University, and earned her Master’s of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William James College in Boston. Beckie has experience working with a diverse range of clients from early childhood through adolescence, in schools, community, and the home environment. She additionally enjoys providing client’s families therapeutic interventions and resources, education, and support. Beckie’s therapeutic practices include CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Expressive Arts Therapy, and crisis management. Beckie’s goal is to provide a safe and therapeutic space for clients to express, process, and heal. In her spare time, she loves being creative, whether it is painting, drawing, or sewing, as well as spending time with her rescue cats and dog!

TaQuan Williams

TaQuan Williams is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, where he provides therapy services to individuals and families.  TaQuan is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. TaQuan earned his Master of Social Work degree from North Carolina Central University. A six-year veteran of the United States Air Force, TaQuan understands and has the heart to serve. He has a passion for disadvantaged and underserved communities. TaQuan brings experience from working with youth detained in the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, providing school-based therapy, and group therapy to children and adolescents. TaQuan’s preferred therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. In his spare time TaQuan enjoys cooking/grilling, crafting, the outdoors, painting, and attending live music events.

Kailee Dulany

Kailee Dulany is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapeutic services to individuals and families. Kailee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Kailee has previous experience providing case management services for survivors of domestic violence, providing therapeutic services to clients experiencing mental illness, and spent many years throughout college serving the homeless community. Kailee finds great importance in creating a safe, trauma-informed space for her clients and realizes that each client is the expert in their own life. She utilizes different evidence-based therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing to form an eclectic approach so that the distinct and specific needs of each individual client are being fulfilled. Kailee enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking walks with her husband, and reading in her free time.

Jessica Danback

Jessica Danback is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, where she provides therapy services to individuals and families. Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned her Bachelors in Social Work from Christopher Newport University and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in clinical practice with families and children at Monmouth University. Jessica operates on a person-centered approach and provides a positive and safe environment through each individuals therapeutic journey. Jessica has experience working with children and families during her time working in the child welfare system. As well as working with children, she also worked with adults in her time at adult protective services. She is a versatile social worker as her work experience in the field has given her the opportunity to work with people in all stages of life. Jessica is also able to handle high-stress and crisis situations with her time as a volunteer firefighter. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys being with family and friends, reading, and spending time at the beach!

Haley Campbell

Haley is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Haley is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Haley completed the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work program from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Haley has her certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid. She has social work experience in the public school system where she implemented social-emotional learning education and provided case management to students and families. She is passionate about providing therapeutic services to enhance students’ ability to achieve academic success. Haley uses a person-centered approach and has experience implementing techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy. In her free time, Haley enjoys drinking coffee, spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and traveling.

Raeven McCrodden

Raeven is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. She also helps serve the Rowan and Davidson County Head Start programs. Raeven is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Western Carolina University and went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Raeven has experience with children, adolescents, and families in a school and therapeutic setting. She uses a person-centered and client-led approach while providing trauma-informed care. Raeven’s therapeutic practices include Internal Family Systems (IFS), TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy, and more. She strives to create a safe and welcoming and environment for all clients to allow for great healing. Raeven is also certified in Mental Health First Aid. In her free time, she enjoys going on runs, spending time with her friends and family, and trying new desserts!

Monica Lanton

Monica Lanton is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, where she provides psychotherapy to individuals and families. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. Monica earned a master’s degree in Education from National-Louis University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has prior experience working as an educator to elementary and middle school students and families. She has also worked as School Social Worker/Intervention Specialist. In this role she identified and mentored students who were at-risk for drop-out and substance abuse. She served as McKinney-Vento case manager for homeless children and provided group and individual counseling for students dealing with crisis. Lastly, and most importantly, Monica has a passion of working with all individuals to assist them in accomplishing their mental and emotional goals. Monica utilizes a person centered- strengths-based approach, while providing individuals with a space to breathe and feel safe. In her spare time, she likes to read, travel and spend time with her family.

Jennifer Iskander

Jennifer is a bilingual Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and went on to complete her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Jennifer utilizes a strengths-based approach, allowing individuals to see themselves at their best in order to see their own value. Jennifer has had experience working with children involved in the foster care system and providing individual and group therapy to individuals who struggle with mental illness. It is her goal to use her passion for connecting and helping others to overcome racial injustice, child welfare, and ensure human rights for all; and to make the work a better place through communication, patience and confidence. During her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching Netflix, going to the gym, and dancing.

Jonae Bokin

Jonae is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, PLLC, where she provides outpatient therapy services to individuals and families. Jonae is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She earned her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jonae has experience with the homeless population, substance abuse, children, adolescents, and families in a school and therapeutic setting. She uses a holistic approach while providing trauma-informed care. Jonae’s therapeutic practices include Internal Family Systems (IFS), TF-CBT, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Art Therapy and more. She strives to provide support that looks at the whole person not just their mental health, past or current circumstances. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling and trying new foods!

Destiny Blue

Destiny Blue is an Outpatient Therapist with Cauthen Counseling and Consulting, where she provides psychotherapy to individuals and families. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She is also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate through the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Practice Board. Destiny earned a Master degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She has prior experience working as a Case Manager, where she supported at risk youth and families meet their basic needs. Destiny utilizes a person centered strengths approach and has experience implementing art and play into sessions. She strives to create a safe and positive environment for all clients. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting and spending time with loved ones.

Collaborative Clinicians:

  • Reba Brown, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
  • Alicia Chambers, LCSW Infant Toddler Family Specialist
  • Tiffany Thompson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Professional therapy in a safe, comfortable space

As therapists, we are passionate about providing professional therapy that is collaborative and supportive. We understand that deciding to seek professional help and finding the “right” therapist is important. Our Cauthen therapy offices offer you privacy and a calm environment where you can feel safe and comfortable. Please don’t hesitate to contact us or to set up an appointment.

Here at Cauthen, we have over 15 years of experience in individual counseling and consultation from low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, and trauma,  to assisting children, teens, adults, families, and professionals, navigate difficult life situations including feeling stuck mentally and emotionally, feelings of defeat, in life, self, relationships, and career, loneliness, end of life, caregiving and parenting stress, divorce, anger management, balance of health and wellness, to academic difficulties and employment challenges, just to name a few.  Through it all, we are here to support you.

We at Cauthen start with the hope individuals possess and work towards the improvements they seek, meeting individuals where they are, and through assisting with uncovering hidden strengths to build on the their overall self. We do this through mental health assessments, uniquely individually tailored goal setting, counseling and therapy sessions, and mental wellness check ups.

At Cauthen, we support others and get them through life’s challenges with a Person Centered Approach, through counseling and Consultation, with caring and Compassion. Through goal specific plans, education of cycles, and skill building to decrease unwanted thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, we introduce the necessary skills to empower others to take charge of their lives, starting with the hope they possess for the tomorrow they expect. We focus on recognizing cultural and familiar cycles, in order to promote healing, peace, and personal growth that one desires.

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We embrace diversity.

At our counseling center, we have a diverse group of professionals who are culturally and linguistically competent and comfortable working with people of many different cultural, racial, ethnic, backgrounds. We work with you, respecting your values, customs, and experiences while creating an individually-centered approach that takes these important components into consideration.

We make therapy convenient.

We offer in-person and teletherapy services so that we can meet you wherever you are. All of our services are available online and from the comfort and convenience of your own home. All you need to connect is a phone, tablet, or computer.

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“You were very understanding and helpful, showing me empathy when I needed it most. I felt very comfortable sharing my feelings and talking to you. You pointed out to me many positives making me see things from a different perspective, which allowed me to move forward. I would highly recommend you if I come across anyone who needs your support in the future.”

– Client

“You are extremely compassionate, understanding, and non-judgmental. I have been seeing you on and off for years to help me work through and understand my depression, stress, and trauma from my childhood and dealing with the stress from my kids and family. I have your perspective extremely beneficial and it is comforting to know that I have someone who I can turn to when I’m having a hard time. You make me feel secure and relaxed and it makes me comfortable to talk and express myself. You care about others, and I appreciate you recommending a therapist for my nephew because she has helped him out tremendously!”

– Client

“You guys were awesome at helping me understand my son. He is so much like me that we have bumped heads so much. You all helped me hear him, which is the only thing I’ve wanted. Also, the help of allowing me to be vulnerable about my family helped me to see how I can do things different, talk to him, and allow people that I trust to continue to support him as well. He’s doing so much better in school. I will always appreciate your guidance and support.”

– Parent of Client

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118 E. Council St.
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Salisbury, NC 28144

10130 Mallard Creek Rd.
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Charlotte NC, 28262