Julie Small (PMHNP/BC)

Julie I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with 8 years of experience working with adults in outpatient mental health clinics. I perform comprehensive psychiatric assessments, diagnose, recommend treatment, and when appropriate, prescribe medication in treating a wide range of mental health and brain disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, personality disorders, ADHD, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. As mental health disorders can have their origin in biological and psychological factors, medication management may be one modality in your treatment. I also recommend individual therapy, DBT group therapy, EMDR, healthy eating habits, and various forms of exercise including yoga and Thai Chi.

I worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years prior to going back to school to complete my master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I count it a privilege and a blessing to work together with a client to choose the best fit of treatments in the process of building a life worth living.
Although we are originally from Kentucky, my husband and I have lived in the New Hanover County area since 1990 with a brief 3 years spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. North Carolina was calling us back! I enjoy spending time outdoors, walking and gardening. I also like reading fiction, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and our family; 3 sons, 2 daughter in laws, and 4 grandchildren.

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, Optum, Tri-care, Cigna, Humana, Self Pay

Eric Guendner (MA, LPA, LCAS)

Evidence based practice is at the core of my practice and  I believe in the importance of delivering treatment that has been shown to be effective for each client’s concerns. Consistent with the evidence-based model, my practice is informed by current research findings in the area.

I use the specialist rather than the generalist model of care. I am board certified  in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and  certified in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD and maintain up to date continuing education, seek any needed supervision, and keep up with relevant research findings in those areas. As such, I am particularly qualified to work with clients who seek treatment for issues related to  Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use Disorders and PTSD. I believe that if you are suffering from a specific issue, you deserve to receive the appropriate care for that issue. If I do not have expertise that fits your needs, I am happy to make a referral to an expert who is a better fit.

I received both my BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse Treatment Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I am currently a Psychological Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist

Self-pay, BCBS, Medcost, I am willing to inquire about Network Exception Requests and Out of Network benefits.

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Paige Houser (RN, MN, MPA, FNP-CS, PMHNP)

PaigePaige Houser is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She operates her private practice at Delta Behavioral Health, while also providing psychiatric services for Delta’s Partial Hospital Program (PHP).

Paige is currently accepting clients with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Medcost, Medicaid, Medicare, United Healthcare, and Self-Pay.

Nina Hayhurst-Chacon (LPA)

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Nina is currently accepting clients with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medcost, and Self-Pay.

Andrea Hiser (MS, LCMH Supervisor, LCAS)

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at West Virginia University. I worked for many years with people with developmental disabilities, now referred to the IDD population. Due to the changing climate, my position was phased out and I had to look for another career path. First, I attended University of North Carolina in 2006 and received a Master’s in Liberal Studies, but it was not as career opening as I would have hoped, so I went back to school in 2009 and received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013 from Walden University, a CACREP-accredited university. As part of my requirements, I completed my internship here at Delta Behavioral Health. I was involved in the Partial Hospitalization Program, which works with people with acute mental illness that are struggling with extreme emotions. The program offers Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in a facility program setting. I was involved in all aspects of the program.

After graduation I continued to work at Delta until 2014 at which time, I went to work at RHA, a mental health center and worked in their crisis/outpatient clinic. My responsibilities included Comprehensive Clinical Assessments, group and individual therapy and crisis assessment to a variety of different people, ages and diagnosis.

Since returning to Delta in 2016, I have worked to build a private practice and my own company, Clear Path Counseling, PLLC. My preferred clientele would be ages 19 years old and older. The treatment modalities I utilize are Solution Focused, EMDR and DBT skills training. My specialties are people with depression, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, substance abuse, trauma and LBGTQI adjustment issues. I am trained intensively by Behavioral Tech for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is an institute created by Dr. Marsha Linehan, herself. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) by EMBRIA. I am here to help you on your journey of discovery and healing and I have a passion to help you create a “life worth living.”

For up and coming LCMHC, I provide supervision and follow the NCLCMHC board to help you achieve full licensure.

Currently I am taking BC/BS, United Healthcare/Optum, Medcost, and Magellan.

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