Nova Swanstrom (MA, LPA)

nova I predominantly work with members of the LGBTQ+ community and our loved ones. I focus on affirmation and exploration to facilitate authenticity while taking into account your values and goals while addressing your clinical mental health needs. As a member of the community myself, I know the importance of being in control of your own process while you face specific challenges.

• Certified Member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)
• Letters provided to access transition care
• Specific interest in adults and parents/families
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy
• Private Practice since 2007
• Kink and Consensual Non-Monogamy affirming
• Teletherapy only
• Self pay rates: $125 Intake and $90 45 min Session

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Self Pay



Cheryl Maddux (MSW, LCSW)

CherylHi, I’m Cheryl. I have 10+ years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker/therapist. I see therapy as a process of introspection with compassion. Within therapy, one learns to listen and respond with compassion for oneself and others. In therapy, one can develop the ability to expand awareness and be more flexible in making life choices.

I graduated from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1999. There I gained experience as a counselor at a women’s college, a social worker in a psychiatric hospital and a psychotherapist. I am licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My license number is C004823.

My client focus spans from college age adults to elders, male or female, of any ethnicity, and of any religious affiliation or orientation. I also work with gay and lesbian individuals. My specialties include depression, anxiety, loss and grief, relationship issues, gay and lesbian issues, and trauma. I use a blend of cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic models and work with individuals, couples and groups.

The average cost per session is $90. Sliding scale fees may be arranged by talking directly with me if you are paying for your services yourself. I also accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan, Med Cost and Medicaid.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Joseph Leblanc (MSW, LCSW, LCAS)

JoeI am a graduate of East Carolina University. I have lived and worked in the Wilmington for over 15 years. I currently do individual and couples therapy working with adolescents and adults. I specialize in dual diagnosis treatment, couples issues, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse issues, sexual orientation issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma work. I am a certified IMAGO Therapist and use IMAGO techniques to better address the needs of couples. I am also EMDR certified and can currently use EMDR with clients to address different issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma issues as well as addiction issues. I also complete DMV assessments for individuals wishing to regain driving privileges.
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jane St. John (MA, LPA, LCAS, CCS)

janeEach day I am honored to serve the clients of Delta Behavioral Health and work with the Delta team. My mission is to work with others to build a life worth living.

College included a major in psychology and psychological research at the Kennedy Center located at George Peabody College in Nashville. Later, I worked in a public hospital, where I became an assistant to the clinical director. Upon re-locating in North Carolina in the early 90’s, I started graduate school in UNC-Wilmington’s graduate psychology’s charter class of 1994. I graduated with a master’s degree in clinical psychology, with a specialty in chemical dependence. Shortly thereafter, I received my license as a Psychological Associate (LPA) and also as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). In 2009, I added the Certified Clinical Supervisor credential after a 2 year internship in the specialty of supervising those providing services to clients with chemical dependency problems.

Prior to opening Delta, I worked at The Oaks Behavioral Health Hospital at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in both their dual diagnosis program and the screening department before transferring to the Partial Hospital Program (PHP). There the PHP program was redesigned to be based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills modules, an evidence-based program that was developed over 3 decades by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., at the University of Washington, Seattle Campus, for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Much research on the effectiveness of DBT had accumulated, and supported DBT as an effective approach in the treatment of depression and anxiety, of eating disorders and addiction, and of schizophrenia, among other disorders.

Recent reforms in the North Carolina mental health service delivery system resulted in the formation of Delta Behavioral Health, PLLC. Delta is a successful private practice composed of a collection of providers from multiple disciplines. At Delta we work together to provide assistance to persons with mental health needs from all walks of life in building a life worth living. My time now as the Member/ Manager (CEO) of Delta is divided between administrative activities, providing individual psychotherapy, and leading DBT skills groups in Delta’s licensed PHP and Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP).

Richard Brice (MSW, LCSW)

DickMy name is Richard Brice. I was born and raised in a small village in Upstate New York and moved to North Carolina a few years ago.

I am licensed in New York and North Carolina to practice as a Clinical Social Worker. My undergraduate work was completed at LeMoyne College where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. I went on to obtain a Masters’ Degree in Social Work at Syracuse University School of Social Work with major concentration in Individual and Family Counseling studies.

I have thirty plus years of experience as a psychotherapist, mainly being employed in mental health outpatient settings, both private and public. My clinical experience has involved treatment of children, teens, young adults, middle-aged adults, and seniors. My clients have included men and women who are under situational stress, people having problems with drugs and alcohol, those who are in the midst of sorrow and grieving, people suffering from panic and high anxiety, some with deep depression, individuals haunted by voices and visions and many who feel just plain overwhelmed.

My counseling involves a partnership in which we work on achieving the right balance in a person’s life—a reparative restructuring of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. In my counseling I offer you a place of peace and safety—a place where you will never be judged, and a place of acceptance and respect.

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, MedCost

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