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.
Felecia York Brown, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
Felecia Brown earned a master’s in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s in social work from North Carolina State University. Felecia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate in the state of North Carolina. Felecia has experience in many areas of counseling such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, substance disorders, mood disorders and anxiety. Felecia has extensive DSS experience providing child protective services, foster care, and adoption services to minor children and families. Felecia has DSS experience with Adult Guardianship and Protective Services. Felecia has several years of DSS management experience supervising a team of social workers providing services to adolescents in foster care and young adults in extended foster care ages 13-21. She has experience working with diverse populations including children and families dealing with transitions in their lives including, but not limited to out of home placement and transitions from foster care to extended foster care/adulthood. Felecia worked with teens to make healthy life choices and young adults transitioning to adulthood making life decisions engaging in independent living skills and sex offenders in group and individual therapy. She has taught independent living skills and employment skills classes to youth and young adults in transition to adulthood. Felecia has experience working as an Inpatient Social Worker Case Manager for the Psychiatric Emergency Services Department. Felecia provides counseling for couples, singles, and partners regarding relationship issues. Felecia has experience working with divorce related issues and children experiencing divorce related issues. Felecia has experience Felecia has experience providing spiritual counseling. Felecia has worked extensively with LGBTQ especially with the adult transgender population diagnosed with HIV. Felecia is a trained Making Proud Choices Facilitator: an evidence -based safer-sex approach to Teen Pregnancy, STDs, and HIV Prevention. Felecia has directed the S.O.A.R Program (Sexual Offender Accountability and Responsibility) and Relapse Prevention Program groups and individual therapy. Felecia has administered SOS Assessments, Vision, Reaction Time (VRT) and Able Assessments for registered sex offenders. Felecia enjoys providing individual therapy because of the impact made on others. Ideally moving people forward to a more wholesome self, this involves establishing coping skills, forming safe attachments within the therapeutic relationship discovering who they are through various reflection techniques while in concert with self-awareness interventions and understanding solutions to problems. Felecia is a member of the National Associations of Social Workers. Felecia is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy informed. Felecia believes that life’s challenges and hardships can be transformed into areas of hope, meaning and purpose.
Gabrielle Norcross, MS, LCMHCA
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate (LCMHCA) that earned my M.S. in Counseling from UNC Greensboro. I love working with teens and adults grow towards their best self with whatever support and resources they need from the counseling space. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, and more. I hope to provide a warm, safe space for clients to be themselves and begin their quest for growth and moving forward within their lives.
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.