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Our Team

Adrianne McKee


Adrianne is a registered dance/movement therapist located in the Triangle area. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental and behavioral health diagnoses in a variety of settings. Adrianne has significant training in creative arts therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and have utilized techniques of dialectical behavioral therapy, meditation, and yoga in my practice. Adrianne passion and life’s calling lies in helping others and introducing the community to the benefits dance/movement therapy can offer.

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Freddy Perkins


Freddy is a board-certified music therapist.

Freddy as completed his undergraduate music therapy at Appalachian State University in 2013. Freddy interned at Bethany Children’s Home in Pennsylvania, where he provided music therapy services to children and adolescents with trauma histories. With over 4.5 years of clinical experience. Freddy has worked with a variety of individuals including children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities, adolescents with trauma histories, LGBTQ* youth, adults and older adults with mental health diagnoses and chemical dependencies, and older adults with dementia. He is currently completing his master’s in music therapy through Slippery Rock University, where his focus is on engaging in music within a social justice lens.

Freddy’s philosophy of practice is influenced by Narrative Therapy and Complex Systems Theory, both of which recognize that we as individuals are impacted by personal, communal, and environmental relationships. In his music therapy work, he engages in a person-centered lens, supporting individuals in the moment and seeing them as a whole person and not a diagnosis or label. Utilizing therapeutic music techniques such as songwriting, lyric analysis, song discussion, and improvisation, Freddy strives to provide a safe space in which individuals can authentically express themselves.

Freddy has a deep commitment to serving the community, utilizing music to empower marginalized communities and addressing intersectionality issues, particularly helping to integrate different identities an individual possesses.

In addition to his clinical work, Freddy leads groups by and for LGBTQ* youth, where he organizes and facilitate a music support group for LGBTQ* youth.

Freddy belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Music Therapy Association, Black Music Therapy Network, Team Rainbow, and Music Therapy Association of North Carolina, where he serves as the president-elect.

Inger Jarmon

Executive Director

Inger R. Jarmon holds a Master degree in Fine Arts, Master degree in Social Science, and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has had the privilege and pleasure to work in the mental health profession for several years. Where Inger has utilized her working experiences in Health and Human Service in the following areas of; case management, management, office management, utilization review. Inger is certified as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional and Qualified Mental Health Professional. Inger always had a strong talent in painting and has always wanted to use it in the area of counseling. Her plans are to fulfill her goal in the fall of 2019. When she plans to begin a Counseling program of study leading to a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy. Inger states that “painting is her passion, and it gives her such peacefulness and being able to share the feeling with others would be beauty in each brushstroke. "

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Quenaisha Powell

 Career Counselor

Quenaisha holds a BS in Human Services/Management from the University of Phoenix and a MA in Career Counseling from North Carolina Central University. She has worked in various settings during her career such as, psychiatric facilities, and nonprofit agencies. Quenaisha has interned in the Career Departments at Wake Tech Community College, Shaw University, and North Carolina State University. Quenaisha also works as the Career Placement Specialist at Carolina Career College and enjoys helping students and clients. 

Marcus Bynum

LMFTA Intern  

Marcus Bynum a native of Raleigh NC. Marcus attended North Carolina Central University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in child development.

He has worked as a teacher assistant for four years with Wake County Public School System in the Special Education Department, where he worked with students who were hearing impaired. 

Marcus is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling with Capella University. One goal that Marcus has is to help break the negative stigma that individuals may have in regard to seeking therapy and discussing mental health, especially within the African American community. 

Marcus enjoys watching movies, listening to music playing video games, and spending time with his loved ones. Marcus is known for always having a smile on his face and having a big heart and caring personality.  One of Marcus’s favorite quotes is “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

- Harriet Tubman 

Emma Monteiro

 Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor


Emma was born in New York City and raised in Northern New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Education from Rutgers University. After working with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder after graduation, she decided to move to North Carolina to pursue further education. In addition to being trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis techniques, Emma is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and holds an ASIST Suicide Training Certification.

Emma is currently in her second year of graduate studies at East Carolina University, working to obtain a Master of Science in Counselor Education where she is working to specialize in Clinical Mental Health. In her extensive work with children, Emma has shown increased interest in early intervention and working with parents and families to find the solutions that work best for them. In her fight for the younger population to obtain the care they need, she is also an advocate for breaking the stigma of mental health across populations.

Coupled with her professional work with children and adolescents, Emma is also the oldest child with six younger siblings. She is an avid traveler and lover of nature and learning. Emma has found that traveling has allowed her space to get to know herself and given her the opportunity to meet people of different cultures with stories that have opened her eyes and mind.

Jacqueline Loyd


Jackie Loyd is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She was born and raised in Garner, NC but spent a lot of time in Raleigh growing up. When her passion for music and helping collided, she chose to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Campbell University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Therapy at Radford University in Virginia. Jackie interned at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and Sentara Neurology Specialists in Norfolk, Virginia. There, she had the opportunity to provide both individual and group music therapy services to people across the lifespan. She also had the privilege of researching and practicing under the therapeutic models of Neurologic Music Therapy and Medical Music Therapy. She believes in a personalized, strength-based approach that can assess and treat social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral needs. Throughout her time as a student, intern, and professional, Jackie has worked as an integral part of various interdisciplinary teams that included Art Therapists, Child Life Specialists, teachers, medical staff, and family members/caregivers. She has a heart for serving others and finds joy in guiding her clients through meaningful music experiences that will enhance their lives. Jackie has a husband of two years and a beloved Border-Aussie. She enjoys traveling, art, yoga, movies, live music, nature, and spending time with those closest to her. She is ecstatic about joining our family here at The ART Counseling and is looking forward to meeting you or your child!