Porters Neck Counseling
Psychiatric & Psychotherapy Services
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STRIVING TO PROMOTE & ENHANCE OVERALL MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS SINCE 2010
Meet Our Medical Team
Dr. Linda Graham, M.D.
Dr.Graham graduated from the College of New Rochelle in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and received 3 years of medical education in Guadalajara. She then finished her fourth year of medical training in NYC doing clinical rotations. Dr. Graham has been providing mental health services to our community for many years. She brings over 30 years of outpatient experience.
Emily Walden, PA-C
Emily joined our practice on December 1, 2017. She brings over 14 years of out-patient experience, providing acute and long-term medication management to patients.
Benjamin Donaldson, MMS, PA-C, CAQ PSYCH
Benjamin Donaldson has 15 years of experience in various settings working with children, adolescents, and adults. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Here, he was involved in research grants exploring addiction, as well as firsthand psychological counseling. Benjamin received his Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Ben has significant experience with Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, psychotic disorders, and other anxiety disorders. He has extensive experience working within a psychiatric hospital and outpatient mental health clinics. Benjamin believes in the use of medication in conjunction with behavioral therapy leading to significant, positive, healthy behavioral outcomes.
Our medical team consists of Board-Certified Physicians, and Physician Assistants Specializing in Psychiatry. Physician services include comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, diagnoses, dual- diagnoses, and medication management.
Our Medical Team prescribes medications to help
manage and alleviate the symptoms of mental health disorders. Additionally, our providers can provide patients who may choose the option a more alternative, integrative approach bypassing many medications. Our providers are able to discuss these various holistic options and outline the benefits. Our Clinicians are highly trained practitioners with years of experience treating patients suffering from behavioral health conditions.
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Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity (ADHD)
Impulse Control Disorders
Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Clinical Depressive (MDD)
Other Mood Disorders (BD/SAD)
Borderline Personality (BPD)
Insomnia, RLS, Narcolepsy AND OSA
Our Experienced Therapists
Sonya Seguin, MA, LCMHC
Sonya’s goal as a Therapist is to assist each client in discovering new, innovative, and mindful strategies to help resolve areas of distress. Sonya is experienced in several therapeutic approaches and customizes each modality based on her clients’ individual needs. Treatment relies heavily on Mindful Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Sonya has worked in private practice for 10 years. She has received extensive training working with children, adolescents, teenagers, adults, and families. She specializes in treating various emotional and behavioral concerns such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, PTSD, personality and mood disorders, and coping, as well as issues related to addiction. Sonya received her Master’s in Counseling from Webster University.
"I believe we all possess the ability to change at any time. Everyone faces challenges during different points in their lives, but it is what we do with these challenges that make the difference. I strive to facilitate a wholesome healing process where my clients find their truth, identify and address their obstacles, and ultimately move toward the state of balance that is desired.” - Sonya Seguin, MA, LCMHC
Susan received her Master's in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2019. Since
graduating, she has gained extensive experience by working in a multitude of settings including private practice,
and inpatient psychiatric settings, as well as, participating in community outreach programs across New Hanover
and Brunswick Counties. These unique experiences have allowed Susan to gain an all-inclusive perspective
providing her the ability to help clients with a wide array of challenges. Susan strives to provide quality and
compassionate care by helping her clients gain insight, growth, and healing through the therapeutic process. She
is specialized in treating young adults through geriatric ages vvith Cognitive Behavioral Treatments for
depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment disorders, bipolar, PTSD, domestic violence, and self-esteem issues. Her
custom approach is individualized to allow each of her clients to progress through improved self-awareness and
confidence while finding their truth, voice, and self-worth. Additionally, Susan is devoted to working with caregivers
of individuals living with dementia, Parkinson's, and other health-related issues. She utilizes a variety oftherapeutic
approaches which she incorporates individually with each client based on their specific needs.
"I believe that we are all worth respect, dignity, and happiness. My goal as a Therapist is to support my clients while challenging them to step outside their
comfort zones because I believe that is when we are able to grow." My favorite quote is, sometimes when you find yourself in a dark place, you may believe you
have been buried, but perhaps you've just been planted ... BLOOM (author unknown)
Carol Kirby, MS, LCMHC
Carol received a Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 1987 from Wright State University. She has over 25 years of experience in the mental health field providing therapeutic services to young adults, and adults, as well as couples, and families. Carol strives to provide quality and compassionate care by helping clients gain insight, growth, and healing through the therapeutic process. She has extensive experience treating clients on a wide variety of issues that include stress, anger, depression and anxiety management, relationship problems, parenting issues with adult children of dysfunctional families, self-esteem issues, post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, rape survivors, identity strengthening, and spiritual issues. She utilizes client-centered and eclectic approaches that will include Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic techniques. Carol believes in building on strengths and unconditional self-worth, genuineness and abilities enable her to interact meaningfully and effectively with a wide range of people.
“I strive to develop a trusting and non-judgmental atmosphere in which clients can grow to reach their potential and work through difficult times while providing empathy and respect as the foundations of treatment.”
– Carol Kirby, MA, LCMHC
Each client's journey of growth and healing is personal. Our approach is non-judgmental,
caring, direct, and geared towards the individual and their personal needs.