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Tracy Masiello, Ph.D., Founder/Psychotherapist

 

Tracy Masiello is a Developmental Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the areas of child and adolescent development, parent-child and family relationships, and the treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders.  She additionally is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed School Counselor. She has extensive clinical expertise in working with children and families experiencing transition due to separation, divorce, or remarriage. She also is highly specialized in providing interventions for children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, and is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT).  


Dr. Masiello is also a trained and certified Parenting Coordinator serving the Buncombe County (Judicial District 28) and Mecklenburg County (Judicial District 26) Courts. She helps parents involved in divorce and custody cases to resolve their disputes, as well as mediates divorces and civil matters. She is a
 Superior Court mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.

Dr. Masiello is an associate member of the American Bar Association, as well as a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the Association for Play Therapy, the North Carolina School Counselor Association, and the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators.

In addition to her counseling and mediation services, Dr. Masiello conducts research on effective strategies for strengthening 
family   relationships and promoting healthy child and adolescent development. As the recipient of several federal research grants, the findings from her studies have been extensively published in professional journals, books, and reviews.



Shannon Freeman, MA, LMFT, Therapist

 

Shannon Freeman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and has earned a Masters Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. Shannon has a passion to improve individual well-being through strengthening family relationships and improving lives within the community.

She has a background in providing home-based treatment to at-risk youth. She served as the lead clinician for an Intensive In-Home team where she utilized the evidenced based treatment modality known as Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT), to treat children at risk of out of home placement due to various mental health issues. In addition, she earned the Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP) training certificate, which focuses on the biological effects of trauma response systems in children and the treatment of trauma as a family unit.


Previously, she was the lead clinician for a home-based treatment model known as IICAPS, an Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service developed by Yale University Child Study Center. She has gained experience treating children and teens who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma, including those who display defiant behaviors due to these internal stressors. She promoted a comprehensive treatment approach to stabilize the child through improving family relationships, school, and community functioning.


Shannon has a passion in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and behavior and emotional issues in children, teens, and adults. She is enthusiastic about her work and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to ESFT and CFTP training, Shannon draws from a combination of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Bowen family systems.



Shelby Holland, ​MSW, LCSWA, Therapist

Shelby is a clinical therapist who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. Shelby has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has previously worked with children and adolescents that experience behavioral and emotional disorders. She has worked in many settings such as group homes, schools, and in the homes of families that feel they need professional support. Shelby is certified in Eco-systemic Structural Family Therapy, which she is able to utilize when facilitating family sessions. 


Shelby has worked with adults in an outpatient setting and a domestic violence shelter. She has been trained in several therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Thinking, and Motivational Interviewing which allow her to address each therapy session individually to ensure clients are provided with the appropriate treatment.