For over 10 years I have been helping my patients manage substance abuse and addiction, gain control over co-occurring disorders, work through relationship issues and trauma, and increase self worth. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, solution-focused therapy, trauma informed therapy, mindfulness and meditation, and EMDR in order to best help my patients. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor for the NC Substance Abuse Practice Board, I have specialized training and education in treating substance abuse, addiction and co-occurring disorders.

I decided to leave my first career in fashion and design to pursue a career in counseling because of the impact my own personal therapy had on my life. In 2008 I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Master’s in Community Counseling and an Addictions Certificate. Since then I have worked as a counselor in residential and intensive outpatient treatment, a women’s program counselor, a clinical director for an intensive outpatient program, and in 2015 I founded Silver Lining Counseling. Becoming a therapist was the best decision I ever made, and it is truly my passion to help others.


Arboretum Psychiatry is composed of three practitioners, Allen Melvin, MD; Jessica Massey LCSW; and Kristin Dickie, LCAS, LPC, CCS.  Please click on the below links to learn more about Dr. Melvin and Jessica Massey.