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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.

Brianna Pharr


Brianna is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She believes that we as humans have an innate drive to move towards self-actualization. But we all know that sometimes things get in the way of that. She started her career by receiving my BA in Applied Psychology from North Carolina State University; and my MA and Ed.S from Seton Hall University. Throughout her time in the mental health profession, she has been privileged to work with individuals who struggle from a variety of issues including substance use, mood disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and PTSD symptoms. Brianna utilize multiple techniques and interventions from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Center/Rogerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused approaches. Brianna is foundational trained in DBT through Behavior Tech. Along with this, She is a Level II Reiki practitioner.

Danielle Hood


Danielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Over the past 10 years, Danielle has been a supportive therapist, participating in the growth and fulfillment of countless clients, from children to adults. Danielle's clinical approach to her clients journey include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered therapy.

Danielle is trained in trauma modalities that specifically address traumatic experiences affecting children through adulthood. Additionally, she is trained to address various addictions for teenagers and adults. Danielle specialties include depression, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, anger management, substance abuse, and anxiety.

“We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” -Dr. Brené Brown

Our Team

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. "

Our Team

Kimberly Azevedo


Kimberly work with pre-teens, teens, young adults, and couples who are facing transitions, struggling with their identity, and needing to find balance in their lives. Additionally, I work with those who have experienced trauma, are navigating the grieving and healing process, and whose relationships have found challenging times. I use the metaphor of a life narrative to encourage individuals to explore the language they use to describe their experiences.

I specialize in expressive arts therapies, cultural studies, processing trauma, and developing new communication habits. I focus on the language an individual uses to describe their world and themselves. I strive to help individuals develop a healthy language for their life story.

I integrate expressive arts therapy with traditional talk therapy to allow individuals to explore their life stories. I enjoy using music, painting, and writing as modalities to help develop new language for life stories.

Lauren Radich Ruggiero


Lauren Radich Ruggiero

Creative Arts Therapist


“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world” – John Muir

John Muir used the imagery of two pine trees, their underworld, and their majestic potential to describe all that is happening, not always, right before our eyes.

Life takes many twists and turns, and sometimes, you need someone to walk with you for a while.

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as another means of communicating, and expressing thoughts, feelings and nuances that are limited just through words, and traditional talk therapy alone.

As a board certified, registered Art Therapist, Lauren assist clients in their process of creating and giving form to the images of their psyche.

Through thoughtful discussion, and contemplation, together we search for meaning that is authentic to how these reflections are effecting your current life and well being.

It is important to note, that as a client of Art Therapy, no artistic skill is required. Your job is to just bring yourself to the process.

Member of the American Art Therapy Association

Member of the North Carolina Art Therapy Association Chapter

Presenter at the 2015 USSEA Regional conference at the Queens Museum of Art in New York

Quenaisha Powell

 Career Counselor

Quenaisha is from the Bronx, NY but currently resides in Raleigh. 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.