Wilmington Staff

Wilmington Staff


Psychotherapeutic Staff

Guy Kashgarian, PhD


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.


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

Mark Stebnicki PhD, LPC, DCMHS, CRC, CCM

Dr. Stebnicki has over 25 years’ experience as a mental health and rehabilitation counselor practitioner specializing in the psychotherapeutic needs of adults with major life-changing conditions such as acute, chronic, and posttraumatic stress symptoms, chronic mental and physical health conditions, life-threatening illnesses, and physical disabilities. He has dedicated his practice in facilitating mind-body approaches with the intention of increasing optimal coping, resiliency, and psychological well-being. Dr. Stebnicki is also an active teacher-trainer, researcher, and counselor educator who has written 8 professional textbooks, 30 journal articles, and presented at over 100 conferences and workshops. In 2016, he developed the nationally-recognized Certificate in Clinical Military Counseling (CCMC) credential offered through East Carolina University’s Office of Continuing Studies.


  • Acute and chronic stress
  • Military posttraumatic stress
  • Adjustment to chronic illness and physical disability
  • Career and major life transitions
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief, loss, death, and dying

Deborah Kalnen, LPA

Deb Kalnen

Deb Kalnen is originally from the Wilmington area. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, graduating summa cum laude. Her professional experience includes several years as a psychotherapist and psychological tester in a private facility in Jacksonville, NC. Deb’s past experience has included working with adults, adolescents, and children. She offers special care in the areas of stress management, anxiety, and depression.


  • Stress management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Substance abuse
  • Relational problems
  • Interactive therapy
  • Adjustment disorders and mood disorders
  • PTSD and OCD
  • Substance counseling

Regina Midgett, LPC, MS


Regina Midgett is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her master’s degree in Psychology from Tennessee State University. Mrs. Midgett’s experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults to assist in managing symptoms of behavioral and emotional disorders. She was employed as a therapist for a community mental health agency where she worked within the public school system in Mississippi for eight years with children, families, and teachers, doing individual, group and family therapy as well as functional behavioral assessments. Mrs. Midgett most recently worked at a residential psychiatric facility, providing individual group, and family therapy to clients struggling with PTSD, depression, ODD, ADHD, anger management, bipolar disorder, and attachment issues.   She has a total of 16 years experience assisting clients in achieving real, positive change in their lives.  Mrs. Midgett has also taught as an adjunct psychology instructor for seven years.


  • Child and adolescent psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Couples psychotherapy
  • Adult psychotherapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Conflict resolution


Maureen White, MSW, LCSW


Maureen White is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree with a minor in alcohol studies from Rutgers University, located in New Jersey. She is listed in Who’s – Who In: American Colleges & Universities. For the past 25 years Maureen was in private practice in Cary, North Carolina, providing both individual and couple psychotherapy. Maureen works with her clients to discover their reservoir of emotional strength. Sometimes all a client needs are updated road maps, some new destinations, and a sense of the distance needed to travel from the present into the future.


  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief and loss issues especially to illness and transition
  • Marital Counseling
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Adult individual psychotherapy


Nancy Johnson, MSW LCSW


Nancy Johnson grew up in the Wilmington area. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from EastCarolina University. She received her License in Clinical Social Work in1999. She has been working in the mental field since that time. She has over 20 years of experience working with children ages 6 and up, adolescents, families and couples. She has worked with families and provided parenting classes in the past. She works with parents and their children to devise a parenting plan that will work for their individual needs. She has worked extensively with clients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a result of experiences in war, hurricanes and child/adult physical, sexual and emotional abuse. She has extensive experience counseling clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, grief and loss and anger management problems. She has experience working with couples to improve communication skills to reduce marital problems. In therapy, Ms. Johnson encourages clients to be interactive to find solutions that fit their individual needs.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Individual and family psychotherapy for children, ages 6 and up, adolescents and adults
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Anger Management Problems
  • Stress Management
  • Relational Problems/Couples Therapy
  • Parenting Problems
  • Grief and Loss