Patrick Casale

Patrick Casale (he/his)

  • Licensure: LCMHC, LCAS, NC
  • Services: Group coaching, entrepreneurial retreats, podcast
  • Patrick’s message: “I inspire creative, innovative therapists who want to succeed on their own terms but are held back by doubt and shame. I do that by empowering them to own their weirdness and creativity, and channel them in ways that are effective, ensuring their success by fully and unapologetically embracing their authenticity.”
  • Website: allthingspractice.com
  • Instagram: @casalecoaching
  • FB Group: All Things Private Practice
River Marino (they/she)

River Marino (they/she)

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida (SW10050) and North Carolina (C011278)
  • Offers holistic online therapy for individuals (adults)
  • River’s message: “Healing happens when we feel safe enough to show up exactly as we are. All parts of you are welcome here. I’m not here to change you or fix you. I don’t think you are “broken” or that there’s anything “wrong” with you. Together we’ll create an accepting and compassionate environment, with respect for your intuition + body’s wisdom underlying all that we do. I’m an autistic therapist, trauma + social justice-informed, and view therapy through an intersectional lens (bodymind, environment, culture). During our time together, we’ll likely look at environmental factors (interpersonal, economic, oppression) that create individual/collective stress and trauma. Neurodiversity affirming + LGBTQIP2S affirming
  • Website: www.rivermarinolcsw.com
  • Instagram: @river.marino
Elizabeth Ponds

Sarah Elizabeth Ponds, LCSWA (she/they)

  • LCSWA in North Carolina
  • Services: Individual psychotherapy, both in-person and telehealth.
  • Sarah’s message: I offer psychotherapy services in North Carolina to clients age 11+. I enjoy working primarily with teens and young adults. I am a queer, autistic, white, Southern, progressive therapist and social worker who believes that every client is the expert of their own experiences. I believe the goal of therapy is for a client to work on self-healing as they find healing within the community, so that they no longer need therapy. I work with clients with all types of trauma, including religious trauma, intimate partner violence, family systems trauma, etc.. I help clients deconstruct oppressive ideologies, whether we are directly harmed by them or were indoctrinated to believe them. I also specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, including asexual, aromantic, transgender, nonbinary, and bisexual clients. I utilize evidence-based practice and an eclectic approach to fit each client’s needs. My primary approach is solutions-focused, which means that I help you focus on attainable goals, but I am trauma-informed and often utilize somatic techniques and CBT in conjunction. Therapy is a co-creative process that requires clients to be accountable for their own growth. I practice cultural humility and competence as an intersectional feminist. I actively listen to diverse voices in the community so that I can empathetically and sensitively help clients of all races, classes, abilities, beliefs, etc. It would be a privilege to help you in your self-empowerment journey!
  • https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/elizabeth-ponds-charlotte-nc/938934
  • https://shinecounseling.org/
Caroline Long

Caroline Long

  • Located and licensed in NC. Also licensed in VA, DC, MD, NJ, NY, and PSYPACT states (AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, WA, WV, WI).
  • Services: Adult Autism Assessments, Individual Therapy (in-person and teletherapy).
  • Caroline’s message: Hello! I am a warm, authentic licensed psychologist who understands that you are a fellow human being doing the best you can to function in a not-so-simple world with a not-so-simple brain. You may feel stuck, confused, and overwhelmed…but you are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. Your challenges are most likely a normal reaction to a difficult situation and tough societal expectations. I’m here as your ally, resource, and guide to help you better understand your story within the context of a complicated world. In addition to therapy, I provide adult autism assessments for those wondering if they are autistic. My testing process is collaborative, streamlined, and affirming. These can be conducted in-person or over Zoom and consist of conversations, interviews, and questionnaires. Visit my website for more detailed information about the process.
  • Email: drlong@elonpsychology.com
  • Website: www.elonpsychology.com
  • IG: @elon.psychology
Alex Unwin

Alex Unwin, LCMHC (he/him)

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, North Carolina (License # 12613)
  • Services: Individual and family counseling for autistic clients from adolescents and adults; in-person and telehealth; self-pay only
  • Alex’s message: My practice is focused on providing neurodiversity affirming mental health counseling to autistic clients. (not sure how brief of a description you’re looking for, so please let me know if I should add a bit more to this)
  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Email: alexunwincounseling@gmail.com
  • Phone/text: 919-801-8966
  • Website: www.alexunwincounseling.com