Meet the Team
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MA, LPC, LCAS, CCS
Clinical Services Supervisor
Amanda Patterson provides mental health and addiction counseling services to adults, adolescents, children, families and couples. She also provides court-ordered substance abuse assessments and comprehensive mental health evaluations.
Amanda is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Rebecca McKinney is a graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor of science in psychology, and from Grand Canyon University with a master of science in general psychology. She is also board certified in neurofeedback, by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).
Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of alternative treatments for mental fitness. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and wishes to assist others in creating individualized treatments for their optimal health.
Evan M. Powell
MA, LPC, LCAS-A
A graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a bachelor of arts degree in therapeutic recreation and Liberty University with a master’s of arts degree in professional counseling, Evan M. Powell supports his clients through life’s challenges.
Passionate about assisting his clients with identifying areas of strengths and needs to develop their own dreams and goal, Evan develops a centered plan to assist all clients in accomplishing their goals.
Evan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate and a Qualified Mental Health/Substance Abuse Professional.
Alternative Services Manager
Alternative Services Technician
Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate specializing in helping pre-teens, teens, adults, couples, and families overcome difficult life transitions as well as relationship issues, self-esteem and identity issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and a variety of other mental health difficulties. She uses engaging and interactive techniques while utilizing research-based therapies such as Person-Centered, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
Stephanie is passionate about creating an environment that is warm, comfortable, understanding, and ultimately leads to exploring what it takes to bring about lasting transformation. Stephanie earned her Master’s degree from Phoenix Seminary and Ottawa University and is specifically trained to help clients know how to integrate their faith with how they live life. Stephanie’s experience includes working with severe mental illness and developmental delays, addiction at various stages of treatment, intensive in-home treatment with families, and outpatient treatment focusing on parenting skills and behavior modification. She also grew up in Europe and traveled much of the world giving her a deeper understanding of cultural diversity.
M.ED, NCC, LPC-A
Ryan Feemster is a doctoral student at Saybrook University where he is in the Clinical Psychology program. Ryan’s anticipated graduation date is December 2018, with his degree specialization in Black Psychology. Ryan is training to become a Jungian Analyst where there are only 4 Black Analysts in America. Ryan is a Reiki Level II certified practitioner. Ryan has practiced psychotherapy for seven years now and is now currently teaching at the University of South Carolina Upstate as an adjunct faculty in their African American Studies Program. Ryan is a Black Nationalist and is dedicated to the complete liberation of African people living in America. Ryan’s passion is providing and teaching holistic approaches to wellness to all people. Ryan looks forward to serving the community under New Mentality, P.C. as an outpatient school-based therapist.
BioSET Therapist & Licensed Massage & Body Work Therapist
Diana is a Licensed Massage and Body Work Therapist in the state of North Carolina and is Certified and specializes in BioSET Therapy. She uses a multitude of healing modalities to help her clients reach their wellness goals.
Diana’s interest and study in Alternative Medicine grew exponentially after complications during childbirth and raising a son that tested on the Autism Spectrum. Settling for the typical treatment of symptoms with the use of pharmaceuticals, that provided little to no help, was not an option and just could not be the final answer. Through much research and study, Diana found a method that could help get to the root cause of not just her son’s symptoms but could reach and help anyone suffering from acute and chronic conditions and dis-ease in the body.
With her heart set on making a difference in people’s lives through personal transformation, Diana set out on a journey to begin her BioSET practice. After receiving her License in Massage Therapy, she went on to further her education being certified in BioSET Therapy, Reiki, Polychromatic Light Therapy, Sports and Neuromuscular Therapy. She continues her studies in integrative medicine in and around the country.
Diana’s commitment is to you. Whether you are experiencing a chronic condition or if you just want a maintenance plan for a healthier more vibrant you, Diana will be there to walk with you. Diana’s passion is helping bring people to their highest potential and believes that building a community of support through collaboration and connection is the foundational key to a fulfilled life. You are not alone and you do not have to navigate this by yourself. Diana is excited to join the team at New Mentality, P.C. as a BioSET therapist and the team at Mental Edge Fitness Solutions as a Licensed Massage and Body Work Therapist.
Leandra Salley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Ms. Salley is an alumni of both The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Salisbury very own Livingstone College. (Go Blue Bears!) Ms. Salley is very proud to serve the youth of Rowan county, and looks forward to continuing partnering with the community she loves and supports.
Shannon Gutschick received her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration in social science from Shepherd University located in Shepherdstown, WV. She received her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University located in Lynchburg, VA.
Shannon’s counseling style is one in which she adheres to the concept originated by Carl Rogers of “Unconditional Positive Regard”. This means that it is her mission to provide within the therapeutic environment a basic acceptance and support of an individual regardless of what that person shares. The counseling session is one in which the client should feel the comfort of a judgment-free experience. The goal is to work as a team in which client and therapist find the means to move forward from the hurts of the past, the unworkable situations of the present, and to strive for a happier and more productive future. Shannon adapts the philosophy that we are all imperfect people hoping to create a better version of ourselves.
On a more personal note, Shannon has lived in numerous places domestically and abroad. Traveling is her favorite hobby. She and her husband love spending time with their blended family of seven children.
Ashley Hooker is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Ashley is a graduate of Bellevue University with a Master’s of Science in Clinical Counseling. Ashley is excited to join the team at New Mentality and serve the students and the community during our partnership with Rowan Salisbury Schools.