Meet Our Therapists
Courtney Pope Blake, MSW LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is licensed by the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. Courtney completed her undergraduate career at UNC-Wilmington and received her Masters in Social Work at UNC-Pembroke.
Courtney has experience in working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and the elderly population. While acquiring her undergraduate degree in Social work in Wilmington, N.C., Courtney gained experience in working with elementary aged girls in a Girl’s Empowerment Group and at-risk youth. Courtney worked closely with an agency that catered to youth that were at-risk of becoming involved in gang life in New Hanover County. Courtney also worked with the New Hanover Sherriff’s Department with events and county mandated meetings and natural disaster response groups.
While working towards her Masters in Social Work, Courtney worked with Richmond County Hospice in many aspects including: in-home visitation, fund raising, and facilitated a monthly grief group for those family members who had lost a loved one in and out of Richmond County Hospice.
Courtney most enjoys working as a clinician serving individuals ages six and older in an outpatient mental health agency. Courtney’s primary clinical interest are treatment of oppositional defiant disorder, adjustment disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and depression in children, adolescents, and adults as well as providing therapeutic services to families and couples
Courtney thoroughly enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, fishing, playing a variety of sports, and being on the beach. She also enjoys crafts, board games, and hands on activities and tries to incorporate these into each session, where appropriate, as a therapeutic outlet
Stacey Long Fain
M.A NCC, LCMHC
Stacey Long Fain, LCMHCA is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate who is provisionally licensed by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Ms. Fain received her Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education from North Carolina A&T University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University. Ms. Fain achieved recognition as a National Board-Certified School Counselor as well as a National Certified Counselor.
Ms. Fain has been providing individual and small group counseling services for children, adolescents, parents and families for over 17 years. She uses a client-centered, and Christian based approach. Ms. Fain uses cognitive behavioral therapy with various ages. She uses a variety of techniques with children and adolescents including mindfulness, bibliotherapy, play therapy, music, art activities, games and journaling.
Ms. Fain enjoys working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief and loss, parent/child relationship issues as well as other mental health and life concerns.
Ms. Fain enjoys spending time with her son. They love to travel and explore new adventures. They love riding horses, fishing, and swimming. Her favorite pastime is reading a good book while enjoying a great cup of coffee.
Katie Long, LCSWA, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who is licensed to practice social work and therapy by the North Carolina Social Work Board. Katie studied at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke to receive her Bachelor's in Social Work, which she then pursued her Masters at Walden University. Katie has over ten years of experience in working with long-term care and child welfare.
Katie's interest to pursue therapy started from her drive to help those who have experienced trauma. She hopes to help individuals see themselves as the expert of their own life in order to help tackle anxiety or any other obstacles. She has a desire to help educate those on the secondary trauma, which can be seen in those such as firefighters and police. Katie strives to help clients, and other professionals, heal through their experiences and learn healthy ways to cope along the way.
Katie is a mother of three children and enjoys spending her free time with them by doing things such as taking day trips. She also loves the outdoors, with the love for hikes and being barefoot.
Many people in her life would refer to Katie as "a Hippie". She has quoted that she is living in the wrong generation, and in her own words, "I value peace and embrace differences.". Katie is a person who loves to march at the beat of her own drum.
Teresa Freeman, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS-I, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and License Clinical Addiction Specialist who is licensed by the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, North Carolina Addiction Specialist Practice Board. Teresa completed her undergraduate career at Kaplan University and received her Master’s in Psychology at Kaplan University. Teresa then completed her Masters in Social work at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Teresa has experience in working with young adults, adults, and the elderly population. Teresa specializes in treatment of the disease of addiction. Teresa started her career at Carolina Treatment Center, working with those that struggle with opioid use disorders. Teresa also has experience working with addiction and pregnancy, incarcerated individuals, individuals with disabilities, inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment.
Teresa has been a strong advocate for substance use disorder and mental illness treatment, participating in community events and working to raise awareness for this population. Teresa also is an approved supervisor for those working towards their licensure in North Carolina, hoping to give her knowledge and experience to the next generation of “helpers”.
Teresa most enjoys working as a clinician serving individuals ages eighteen and older in an outpatient mental health agency. Teresa’s primary clinical interest are the treatment of substance use and alcohol related disorders, anxiety, ADHD, trauma related conditions and depression. Teresa uses a variety of methods to help individuals including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Motivational Enhancement and Interviewing, mindfulness techniques, EMDR, supportive therapy, strength-based perspective and trauma focused therapy.
Teresa feels her most important time spent is with her three-year-old grandson. Teresa enjoys self-improvement activities such as continuing education classes, researching scientific improvements in the treatment of mental health and taking time for self-care such as visiting Carolina Beach.
Teresa recently completed treatment for Colon Cancer and is hoping that she can use this experience to help others in their own journey of recovery, as this can be a daunting and traumatic time in a persons life.