Dedicated. Experienced. Passionate.
Counselor & Psychotherapist
With a willing spirit, an open heart, and a growth mindset, I provide individual counseling and psychotherapy services to adults from the age of 18 to 64. My areas of expertise include anxiety and mood management, adjustment to life transitions, trauma reprocessing and integration, and group and organizational dynamics. I am passionate about helping individuals navigate issues related to identity and authenticity, women heal and grow, Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) cope and flourish, and artists thrive in the face of the unique challenges with which their creative lives present them. I utilize a strengths-based, systems-oriented, and relational approach to help you enhance your psychological, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. My approach is also integrative in nature in that I incorporate psychodynamic, person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, and solution-focused techniques. I use warmth, enthusiasm, and assertiveness to build a strong and fortifying therapeutic alliance with you and to create a safe and engaging space in which your counseling and psychotherapy aims can be achieved. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, a Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate from American University, and Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Cultural Theory from Duke University. Prior to entering the field of counseling psychology, I enjoyed careers in both the performing arts and teaching. I have engaged in intensive postgraduate training in Trauma Informed Practice, EMDR, Affirmative Practices with the LGBTQ Community, Multi-Systemic and Multi-Cultural Practice, and Creative and Expressive Therapies as well as in Energy Psychology, Reading, and Healing. I also engage in both individual and group modern psychoanalytic psychotherapy to further my own learning, healing, growth, and transformation.
Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Judith Brooks is a Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist in practice in North Carolina since 1999. She has a unique background in acupuncture, massage, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, that enables her to treat the whole person in a caring, holistic way. She supports your health needs with personalized treatments and has successfully treated many conditions, including muscular-skeletal disorders, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, menopausal symptoms, and many stress-related problems. She incorporates an integrative approach to support other medical treatments you may be receiving. Judith practices abdominal therapy which is best known for addressing misalignment or congestion in the reproductive organs of both men and women, as well as many common digestive disorders. This massage technique effectively alleviates tissue congestion and organ constriction to improve the vital flows of energy, blood, lymph and nerves in the abdomen. It can release emotional and energetic tension from the abdomen, supporting the body’s ability to self-repair and balance.Judith is a member of the Abdominal Therapy collective (ATC) and has studied with Dr. Rosita Arvigo. Her NC License for Acupuncture is #133, and Massage Therapy is #1313
Shari Pfeffer Burns
Shari Pfeffer Burns LCSW offers embodied, mindfulness-based psychotherapy to individuals 18 and older. She is a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist and is well practiced in working with a wide variety of clients seeking to heal trauma and create greater emotional well-being. She welcomes those seeking therapy for the first time to experienced therapists doing their own inner work. Sessions are offered in person and remotely.
After 25 years of professional cooking experience, I decided to take my love of local foods and cooking from scratch and focus on the nutritional impact food has on our body, mind, and spirit. Master Certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Coach combined with my numerous years in the culinary world, uniquely enables me to show you how to plan, prepare, and mindfully eat nutrient-dense meals and embrace healthy lifestyle habits that empower you to reach your nutrition goals. At Youtrition, we are here to unravel the sometimes complex nutrition science and knit together a personalized plan that inspires you to live your healthiest life and feel your best.
Naturopathic | Homeopathic Doctor
Dr. Susan DeLaney
Dr. Susan DeLaney graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a registered nurse and practiced, for 8 years in various clinical settings. She then completed the four-year, full-time residential post-graduate naturopathic medical program at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon, one of the eight accredited schools of Naturopathic Medicine in North America as well as an international residency with a Homeopathic physician in India, where, like in many parts of Europe including England, Germany and France, homeopathy is an accepted medical system. Returning to her native North Carolina, Dr. DeLaney set up medical practice in Carrboro where she has been treating patients since 1987. Dr. DeLaney uses centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies and modalities informed by the most current advances and research in the study of health and human systems. Dr. DeLaney works Monday through Friday. She spends an hour and a half with you for your first visit which costs $210. All visits after that are half hour appointments and cost $70. Half hour visits can be also be done by phone if need be. Children under 1 year, for their first visit, is 1 hour and costs $140. She does not take any insurance. To schedule an appointment or order supplements please call Tracy at: 919-932-6262 Ext. 210
Massage & Bodywork Therapist
Robin C. Duffy is a licensed massage & bodywork therapist (LMBT #12218) with twenty-two years of health and wellness industry experience. A graduate of the Swedish Institute in New York City, Robin spent several years working in a variety of settings in the metropolitan area before setting up a private practice on the Upper West Side. In 2012, she moved back to her native NC where she now has a private practice in Carrboro at The Wellness Alliance. Her Integrative Acupressure for Mind-Body Balance approach combines therapeutic Swedish massage, acupressure, and neurobalancing techniques to treat the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic layers of the body. “My goal is to help people reach their full potential through dynamic, transformational bodywork.” Session Rate: $110/hr.
Traditional East Asian Medicine Practitioner
Jonathan H. Edwards, LAc. treats psycho-emotional, digestive, menstrual and reproductive health conditions using time-tested techniques from Asian tradition: herbal medicine, acupuncture and moxibustion. He brings to the clinic a broad knowledge base, intuitive skills, respect for people of all backgrounds, good hands and a deep listening capacity. Jonathan's training includes a four-year Classical Chinese Medicine masters from NUNM in Oregon; Ayurvedic studies both in the US and in Nepal, where he completed a Fulbright fellowship; and years of research and immersion in diverse healing and spiritual traditions. Adjacent to his clinical work, he welcomes inquiries into Wayfinding, a body of work he is developing to help sensitive and creative people navigate transitional times with grace. For more info and to schedule an appointment: Heartward.Janeapp.com
Reiki, Rosen Method Bodywork and Acupressure | NC License # 1033
Ann has been practicing Reiki since 1990 and became a Reiki Master in 1997 after a two and a half year apprenticeship with her teacher. She holds a Doctorate in Ministry, an M.Ed. in Counseling, and is a Certified Practitioner of Rosen Method Emotional Bodywork, Chinese Acupressure (with a specialization in emotional balancing), and the Woolger Deep Memory Process. She maintains a private practice on Ocracoke Island and at The Wellness Alliance. She is a Zen practitioner and an artist/writer. Reiki, Rosen Method Bodywork and Acupressure | NC License # 1033 * * * * * * * One morning in 1989 I was cooking breakfast for six guests at my Bed and Breakfast house on Ocracoke Island, part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. As I looked at the table of folks I was suddenly aware of a desire to touch them with my hands! This was an unusual feeling for me. At that time I worked six months of the year at my B&B and the other six months I traveled the state, teaching photography in NC’s Artist-in-Schools Program. That morning in 1989 something new was awakening inside me and I did not understand it. Several months later I was sponsoring a Japanese cooking class at my B&B when the front door opened and a man with shoulder length brown hair walked in. I recognized him instantly, but in reality had no knowledge of who he was. I learned that he was a Reiki Teaching Master and that weekend I experienced my first Reiki treatment. I was deeply affected by that treatment and soon traveled to Chapel Hill to begin studying Reiki with him. What a life-changing journey was initiated! For the next eight years I studied energy and emotional healing in Berkeley, California, traveling there in winter months when my B&B was closed. I studied at the Acupressure Institute, the oldest school of Asian bodywork in the U.S. I became certified in Chinese Acupressure with a specialization in emotional balancing. Acupressure and the energy meridians offer a clear view of our bodies’ natural pathways for healing and restoring vitality, known as chi. During the same years in Berkeley I studied a profound form of emotional bodywork known as Rosen Method. This method’s gentle touch offers access to the unconscious where many old losses or wounds are held in our bodies. With no goal or agenda other than finding more ease in our own bodies, Rosen Method reaches and allows space for our forgotten parts to reemerge in a safe and non-judgmental way. As adults we may now be ready to see or feel our childhood pains or losses. I love the gentle beauty of this emotional bodywork. Rosen Method invites us to be more deeply aware of our feeling self in this very moment. It is transformational and life-affirming bodywork. In 1993 and 1995 I worked as a teaching assitant with Marion Rosen, now in her 90’s and a pioneer in the somatic movement of exploring our consciousness through gentle touch, breath, and our feelings. In 1994 I was a Rosen teaching assistant at Omega Institute in New York. I became a certified Rosen pracitione in 1996 and later an Introductory workshop teacher. Practicing Rosen Method is part of my life’s purpose. One client said after his first session, “I feel like a man who has been given a tall glass of nourishing water, and I didn’t even know I was thirsty.” In 1997 after a two and a half year apprenticeship I became a Reiki Teaching Master. Teaching Reiki challenges me on all levels and has offered amazing moments of grace, healing, and spiritual awareness. Reiki means “universal life force energy” and through the inititations or attunements given by the teacher, others are opened up to receive and send Reiki energy for healing. Reiki is a gift of personal empowerment through spiritual connection. It is a great blessing to receive as well as give. I love teaching Reiki. My hands have continued to lead me into other forms of bodywork, including Woolger’s Deep Memory Process (certified in 1998). I have also studied Healing Touch, completing Level 4. In 2006 I received my Doctorate in Ministry from Matthew Fox’ University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, Ca. I wrote my dissertation about my spiritual awakening through Reiki and kundalini experiences. Both art and bodywork helped me to integrate and express this powerful transformation. I know that our bodies are our sacred vessels for life, for they are pathways into deep connection with spirit and joy, as well as pain. I know that bodywork has opened me to profound experiences I never imagined. I know that giving or receiving bodywork also helps me to feel more grounded and present in everyday life and work. Please join me in exploring wholeness: pain and joy, light and dark, spirit and matter, heaven and earth. 90 minutes: $95-100.
Structural Energetic Therapy
Vinny Marra, L.M.B.T.
Vinny Marra started his training in 1976 in Philadelphia, Pa. He continued his training in bodywork therapy at the Physicotherapea Golden Lotus in Ingarno, Switzerland in 1979-80. Since that time Vinny has been nationally and internationally certified in the following areas: Cranio-Sacral Restructuring from the National Institute of Cranio-Sacral Studies, Structural Integration Therapy, Mayo-facial Release, Touch for Health, Soma Work, Looyen Work, Samassati (Color Puncture) from the Samassati Institute in Germany, Soma Cranio-Sacral Balancing, Neuro-Cranial Muscular Re-Education and China Healthways Institute. He is also Medical Massage Certified. People have been helped with headaches, sciatica, TMJ dysfunction, Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome, spinal distortions, back and neck pain, chronic pain, chronic muscle tension, cranial nerve problems (vision, hearing, dizziness, ringing in the ears, etc.), and neck curve and leg length difference. By using this unique combination of techniques, Vinny is able to release the core misalignment in the skeletal structure. The body balances with ease of breath and motion. Session Fee: 60 minutes $125.00 To schedule an appointment: 919-932-6262 Ext. 213
With over 20 years of experience, I have practiced in a wide range of work environments. I am a generalist by training and, as such, have a comfort working with a variety of concerns. I have learned different styles of therapy over my career but feel most comfortable working from a gestalt perspective. Follow this link to read more about what it means to me to practice from a gestalt perspective. In addition, there are a few values that I think are important to bring to the therapy space: curiosity, humor, presence, honesty, and a healthy respect for the human condition - in all forms.
phone: 919-932-6262 Ext. 218
Therapeutic Bodywork | License #670
Jean Parker, L.M.B.T.
Jean Parker brings a special blend of skills to a long time interest in body-mind-spirit connections. She offers massage therapy for clients needing quiet, nurturing, healing touch as a means to relaxation, renewal, and ease of physical pain. Jean integrates techniques in Swedish, Reflexology and other modalities according to each person's needs. Gift Certificates and a sliding scale fee are available. Session Fee: One hour $80 To schedule an appointment with Jean 919-932-6262 Ext. 218
Margaret Rhee, LCSW, PLLC
I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice in Carrboro, North Carolina, since 2007. My office is conveniently located in downtown Carrboro at 301 West Weaver St, in the Wellness Alliance Building. The office is on the J bus line and CW bus line and is within a mile of UNC campus. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing psychotherapy since 2001. I have worked in both a public mental health clinic counseling adults and at two local universities counseling college and graduate school students. I have a Master's degree in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. In addition, I have attended a postgraduate training program and have a certificate in Redecision Therapy, under the supervision of Vann Joines, Ph.D. Redecision Therapy is a brief and effective therapy model designed to help you make the changes you want make in your life. My areas of specialty are: Depression and Anxiety Post-partum Depression Stress related to college and graduate school Women's Issues Relationships Issues around transitions, loss, and change I know that it takes courage to reach out for help and I congratulate you for starting your search for a psychotherapist. When working with you, I will treat you with respect and will safeguard your confidentiality. I believe in the value of diversity and I am welcoming of all ethnicities. I am LGBT friendly. Please contact me to learn more or to setup an appointment at 919-824-3610.
Kim partners with individuals and entrepreneurs to leverage their talent, skills and resources to create successful businesses. She started her career over 25 years ago in a full-service tax practice but quickly learned there was more to supporting businesses than tax returns. After 10 years of growing a successful tax practice she started another practice focused on a holistic approach to business. Kim believes in starting with strong business fundamentals but also honing the skills required to create and execute strategy. She has extensive experience in designing accounting and organizational solutions for small to mid-sized companies at all phases of growth. She and her team of like-minded professionals are passionate about supporting companies and the teams that work within them to realize their highest potential for personal and professional growth. Kim holds a degree in psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Certified Professional Coach. Coaching certifications include the Six Domains of Leadership from Delta Leadership as well as Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner with IPEC. Email inquiry – we are selectively taking new clients at this time. Please tell us about how we might be of assistance so that we can determine if we can support your goals at this time.
Tracy is the heart of the Wellness Alliance. She provides a welcoming smile and constant support of the practitioners, patients and clients. The Wellness Alliance could not do what it does without her organization, scheduling and direction.