Meet Our Team
Transitions Therapeutic Care has a well-rounded staff with years of experience in representing a variety of professions in the Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Service Fields. Our staff consists of Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists.
Melanie Coble Paschal, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI, CCTP
I have 29 years of experience in the field as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Professional. I graduated from UNCG/A&T Joint Social Work Program in 1991 with my BSW and after working in Hospice and Home Care for several years returned to school and obtained my MSW in 1996 from the University of South Carolina –Columbia, School of Social Work. I obtained my LCSW in 2004 and my LCAS in 2018. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and have several years experience working with Complex Trauma. I provide clinical supervision for licensed social workers, counselors and substance abuse professionals. I have worked in multiple settings including schools, home health care, hospice, hospitals, community mental health centers and private agencies. I have worked in both rural and urban areas doing in home and clinic based services with both adults and children. I feel that due to my background and experience I can assist persons from varying backgrounds with a multitude of issues through their journey to recovery and stabilization from mental health and substance use. In addition to my clinical and administrative experience I have provided training to students, lay persons and peers on the local, state and national levels. I have trained both on administrative and clinical topics addressing the needs of children and adults. I am married and have two children. I have lived in North Carolina all my life but have travelled extensively in the United States and Internationally.
Bethany Hagopian, LCMHCA
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate (LCMHCA) committed to helping adults of all ages learn how to build and further develop healthy coping skills and work through life’s difficult periods of transition. My work aims to target unhealthy patterns of thinking, systemic messages. and how these both affect the ways we view ourselves. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, work related stressors, and more. I am passionate about creating a safe space where diversity is honored, and the client can bring their unique selves without added worry.
Christina Stanley, LCMHCA
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). I earned both my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University. I aim to provide people with the support and resources needed in order to help them move forward in life. I primarily use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) to help meet the needs of each client. It is a goal-oriented theory that looks at unhelpful thinking patterns and how they impact how people feel about themselves. I offer a safe space for clients to be themselves and feel open to share anything. I am interested in working with youth and adults.
Miriam Lyde, M.S., LCAS, LCMHC
I graduated in 2009 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I went on to complete a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in Rehabilitation Studies. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). I have over 10 years of experience working in the hospital setting, community mental health setting and with the insurance company. The main goal of my practice is to empower and uplift individuals to believe they can recognize and make changes for the better. I do not use one particular modality in practice because each individual is different. I believe in tailoring care to best help each person achieve their desired goals.
Meghan Blankmann, NP
I received my BSN at George Mason University in 1994. I received a Master’s in Nursing Administration in 2010 and then another Master’s, as a Nurse Practitioner, at Hunter College in New York in 2013. I have twenty-seven years of nursing experience in diverse clinical settings. Throughout her nursing career, she has functioned in a variety of roles. As a nurse, I assessed and utilized critical thinking skills in a variety of clinical specialties. My focus was on being an educator to patients and their families, bedside nursing, and promoting quality of care through professional nursing organizations’ standards of practice. I have worked in both the private and public sectors. I have worked in medical-surgical, intermediate step down for ten years and psychiatry for the latter seventeen years; I worked at Bellevue on a forensic unit for six years and a dual diagnosis and detox unit for another two years. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I have worked with all life spans, from children to adults. I have diagnosed, treated, and monitored patients on psychiatric and addiction medications for seven years. I have worked in both urban and rural settings, seeing anywhere from 20-35 patients. I am board certified in Adults by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. I am a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau.
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Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED