Meet Shameca Ricks

Licensed Mental Health Therapist & Clinical Director


My name is Shameca D. Ricks . I am a native of the Drakes Community in Battleboro, NC.

In 2000, I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Gerontological Studies.

Upon graduation, I worked for nine years as a director of social services within nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. I worked closely with hospice residents, assisting families in making decisions surrounding end of life care.
In 2013, I graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Work specializing in Substance Abuse Treatment from East Carolina University.
Recently, I have worked with children and adolescents with childhood mental health disorders. I also work with adults providing individual, marital, and family counseling. 
I am also an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist who has experience in working with all gender identities across this spectrum.
If you are experiencing challenges with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, mood disorders, or need a helping hand with life difficulties, I am here to help.
I strive to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment that promotes trust and healing. I am dedicated to walking with you every step of the way on your journey to wholeness.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic and tailored to the needs of the individual.  I utilize CBT, Strengths-Based, DBT, and Solutions Focused approaches to provide practical strategies, behavioral change, and personal growth.

It does not matter who you are or what you have been through, you can recover!

Meet Lori Long

Licensed Mental Health Therapist


Sometimes life can be overwhelming, and you find yourself needing someone to talk to without feeling judged. You may need some tools to help you navigate through troubling times. I am an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Associate Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with a background in community-based counseling as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment modalities. I received my Master’s in Social Work from East Tennessee State University. Anxiety, stress, depression, career counseling, and trauma are some of the challenges I can help with.

I utilize an integration of evidenced-based modalities to provide treatment that supports the likelihood of positive outcomes. Some of my clinical experience includes but is not limited to, stress management, anxiety disorders, depression, substance use disorders, grief, and trauma. Life coaching is also available.

There are times when some additional support is needed along the way. Together we can make a collaborative effort to address your therapeutic needs together.  Mental Health services are available to you if you are a resident of North Carolina. Coaching services are available nationwide.