Goldsboro Staff

Goldsboro Staff


Guy Kashgarian, PhD

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Guy Kashgarian, PhD, Clinical Director, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 35 years of experience working with adults, children, couples and families. Dr. Kashgarian provided clinical direction and supervision to psychotherapists as the Clinical Teams Manager of Eastpointe Human Services (Duplin, Sampson, Wayne, Lenoir Area Programs, NC), the Director of Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (Wayne County Mental Health Center, Goldsboro, NC), Clinical Supervisor of Therapeutic Services of Three Rivers Youth (Pittsburgh, PA), and Program Director at the Eden Day Program, a progressive addiction treatment center in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Kashgarian has trained psychotherapists at a number of colleges and universities as well as state and national professional meetings, and has trained and supervised hundreds of psychotherapists who work in community behavioral health clinics.

Specialization:

  • Couples psychotherapy
  • Relationship problems
  • Parent and child psychotherapy
  • Adolescent psychotherapy
  • Adult individual psychotherapy
  • Psychological evaluations and testing

Jeanne Solomon, MS, MA, LPC

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Jeanne Solomon holds masters degrees in Adult Education Counseling, and in Child Development and Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to her training and work as a therapist, Jeanne served in the US Marine Corps for 13 years. For six years she was a social worker, family and child therapist and parent educator for Baptist Children’s Homes of NC. Jeanne also has experience in hospital, mental health centers and high school settings. She has been a full-time therapist at Family Works since 2005.

Specialization:

  • Family counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Individual counseling for adults and children
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Parent education counseling
  • Christian/spiritual-based counseling

 Steve Kmiec, LPA, Psychologist

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Steve Kmiec earned two Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Criminology at North Carolina State University and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at East Carolina University.  Steve currently works full-time as a Licensed Psychological Associate at Family Works Psychological Center.  His past clinical experience includes working with Maury Correctional Institution providing therapeutic treatment to the residents, working closely with the Forensic Psychologist at the Raleigh Police Department providing training and education relating to mental health. He currently provides mental health assessments and treatment for students at Goldsboro High School through the WISH Clinic.  As a member of the Family Works team, Steve provides psychological testing, marriage and family therapy, and individual therapy for both adolescents and adults.  His areas of interest include utilization of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness and acceptance based approaches in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.


Specialization:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adult individual psychotherapy
  • Adolescent psychotherapy
  • Psychological testing and assessment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relational problems
  • Couples and family psychotherapy

Opal Carlson, LCSW

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Opal Carlson, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and earned her master’s degree with the School of Social Work at UW-Madison. She began her career as an outpatient clinical care manager at a community mental health agency in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan working with people diagnosed with serious mental illness as well as children and adolescents diagnosed with severe emotional disorders. Opal then spent three years working with veterans and their families as a behavioral health specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, also in Upper Michigan. Prior to her training and work as a mental health therapist she served 5 years as a linguist in the US Navy and completed an internship with the World Health Organization in Cairo, Egypt. She is passionate about social justice and enjoys working with diverse people and communities.

 

Specialization:

  • Trauma-related distress including PTSD
  • Depression / Anxiety / Substance Abuse disorders
  • Problems or distress related to LGBTQ+ identity
  • Individual, couple, and family psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy


Meet our office manager, Stephanie:

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