Introducing Telehealth

POSTED: March 18, 2020

Delta Behavioral Health is currently planning to continue operating through the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to the greatest extent that it can. Many measures have been taken to continue the vital services that we provide as safely as possible. One of these measures is to begin transitioning as many of our services to telehealth as possible. You may be contacted by your provider to offer their services via telehealth, but to do so you will need to fill out some additional forms found here . Telehealth is new to Delta, its providers, and many of our clients, but it is necessary to address this pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Kristine Lapointe (MA, LPA, LCAS-A)

Megan I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I received both my BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse Treatment. Prior to attending graduate school, I worked at a mental health facility doing administrative work and continued to realize my passion and strong desire to continue pursing my career as a clinician.

While pursuing my MA, I worked part-time at Crossroads where I conducted drug and alcohol interventions with college students. Per the requirements for my MA and license, I completed my internship at Delta Behavioral Health and was subsequently hired upon completing my internship. I primarily work with facility programs conducting DBT skills groups for Partial Hospital Program, Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program, and Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program, providing individual therapy, conducting intake assessments, and conducting crisis interventions. I also provide individual therapy with adults and adolescents for my outpatient practice.

I primarily use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques with both adults and adolescents (14 to 17). I recently attended a DBT foundational training through the Behavioral Tech Institute and am currently working towards certification as a foundationally trained DBT clinician. Although I work with individuals with a variety of mental health struggles, my specialties include working with adolescents engaging in risk-taking behaviors, self-harm, suicidal thinking, anxiety and mood disorders and adults with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Borderline Personality Disorders. I am licensed as a Psychological Associate (LPA) and Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCAS-A), as well as certified as a Health Services Provider-PA. I am available for BCBS and self-pay clients.

Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Self-Pay

Megan Fentross (MAEd, LPCA)

MeganSometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck. What once worked doesn’t anymore, and we are exhausted. Together in therapy we can work to help you figure out how to move forward. You are doing the best you can AND you can learn new ways to deal with the things life throws at you.

What I hope to offer is a warm, encouraging, nonjudgmental space where you can be yourself. Together we can work on your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to build your life worth living.

I have worked with a diverse population with various presenting issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and substance use. I enjoy working with adolescents (14+) and adults. My practice is LGBTQIA+-affirming, and I have an interest to work with clients with issues involving sexuality and gender.

I primarily use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with a collaborative, genuine, creative, and at times humorous therapeutic style. I can help meet your unique needs by incorporating other therapeutic approaches such as Radically Open DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Art Therapy.

I received a Masters of Arts in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in May 2017. I began my work in the field during my graduate internship in May 2016 at Delta Behavioral Health. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and have been working as a facility programs therapist at Delta Behavioral Health since November 2017. I facilitate DBT skills training groups in the Partial Hospital Program (PHP), Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (MHIOP), and Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP), as well as provide individual therapy for clients while they are in our programs.

In addition to my role as a facility programs therapist, I provide individual therapy in my private practice. I facilitate a weekly Adolescent DBT group, in which teens and their parents/caregivers can learn new skills together. I also facilitate a monthly free Young Adult Transgender Support Group in Wilmington, NC.

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Self-pay

John McIntyre (LPCA)

johnny MacI am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with an MA in mental health counseling from Webster University. I also have an MA in humanities from West Virginia State University and enjoyed a lengthy career in the film and television industry before turning my energy toward the path of becoming a therapist. My therapeutic style recognizes the importance of accepting our experiences as well as the power of changing ineffective behavior in the quest to build a worthwhile and satisfying life.

I am a program therapist at Delta specializing in DBT and family therapy. I lead groups in Delta’s Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient programs, see individual clients, and work with clients and their families in a clinical setting. I came to DBT with a lengthy history of meditation and mindfulness practice and I encourage and emphasize mindful living as a way to work with emotional pain, relationship conflict, and overwhelming life circumstances. My clinical family work is rooted in improving mindful communication as a means to reducing conflict in relationships.

I currently accept BCBS and self-pay clients.

William J. Holtz (MSEd, LPC)

WilliamI joined Delta Behavioral Health in July 2017. I believe therapy is a cooperative, mutual relationship of respect and acceptance that fosters effective change based on each person’s goals and values.

I received my Masters of Science in Education with a focus in Counseling from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1984. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have over 30 years of clinical experience. I also have 12 years of experience in managing mental health/substance use services at the regional and state level. This allows me to be mindful of the interaction of the dynamic and practical aspects of treatment.
I was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Delta Behavioral Health. As a former Marriage and Family Therapist, I received training in family structure, attachment and communication. My clinical experience includes adolescents, adults, families/couples and senior adults who are experiencing mental health, substance use and dual diagnosis populations. I have worked in inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital and administrative settings.

In my current practice I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or DBT-informed approaches for the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parenting, sexuality and spirituality. I also work with individuals who are dually diagnosed – experiencing both mood and substance use issues. I work primarily with adults in Individual therapy and enjoy working with couples and families.

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