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 A. Stebnicki PhD, LPC, DCMHS, CRC, CCM, CCMC

Dr. Stebnicki earned his masters and doctoral degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling in the Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina, a Diplomate in Clinical Mental Health with a specialization in trauma counseling (DCMHS), and has two national certifications as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Case Manager (CCM). He also has a certificate in Clinical Military Counseling (CCMC).

Dr. Stebnicki has over 25 years’ experience as a mental health and rehabilitation counseling 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 the Telehealth Certificate Institute in New York.


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

Regina Midgett, LPC, MS

Hi, my name is Regina Midgett, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and I am now full-time at our Wilmington office. I work Tuesday through Saturday typically during the hours of 8:00AM – 6:00PM, but my hours are flexible because I am happy to work with clients to schedule appointments as conveniently for you as possible.  I have been with Family Works Psychological Center for seven years, both in Wilmington and Clinton, NC. I received my Master’s Degree in Psychology (Counseling Concentration) from Tennessee State University in 1996. My previous work experience in mental health includes working at a residential treatment facility for children and adolescents for three years. I spent the eight years prior to my time at that treatment center with a community mental health agency: working in school settings administering Functional Behavioral Assessments and working with teachers to provide Behavior Plans for students, providing individual and group therapy at the schools with children and adolescents, and working with families in the home. My first employment was at a Child Advocacy Center, and I also have experience working with adults in a partial-hospitalization program. In addition to my clinical work, I have taught General Psychology and Developmental Psychology courses for ten years at various community colleges, including three years at Cape Fear Community College.

I specialize in working with children and adolescents with all different diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, behavioral issues such as ODD, and emotional issues such as grief, trauma/abuse issues, anxiety, reactive attachment disorder, and others. However, I also provide counseling for adults with mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, anger management issues, and autism. I provide therapy for couples for marital conflict, pre-marital counseling or other issues. My counseling goal is to assist clients in making real and positive changes their lives and help them learn coping strategies and skills to manage symptoms related to mental health issues.

I use a variety of counseling techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, psychotherapy, stress management, and other skills catered to each client’s individual symptoms and needs.

Forms of payment I accept include self-pay and the following insurances: Medicaid, BCBS, United Healthcare (UHC/UBH), Aetna, Medcost, Magellan, Arcadia, MHN, Tricare and Humana Military.


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

Carl Cogdell, MSW, LCSW

Carl Cogdell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned his master’s degree in Social Work from East Carolina University. Carl was trained at the Durham VA Medical Center’s PTSD Clinic and continues that work in veteran mental health care today at the Wilmington VA. In addition to serving Veterans, Carl has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with substance abuse, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and related issues.

Although Carl’s theoretical approach is rooted in Attachment Theory, he also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques to help individuals develop coping strategies, and achieve balance and relief from the symptoms negatively impacting their quality of life.

Carl is also available for appointments on evenings and weekends.


  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • ADD, ODD
  • Relational Problem
  • Veterans

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

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