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

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