STEFANIE ROBACK LCSW, LCAS
Executive Director and Founder of Arise
licensed clinical social worker
licensed clinical addictions specialist
MSSW Columbia University in New York City


Stefanie provides therapy for adolescents 13+ and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, eating disorders & body dysmorphic disorder. Her passion is in walking with others on their journey to identifying and loving who they are. She is dually licensed as an addictions specialist and clinical social worker. Her most commonly used therapeutic approaches are cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, incorporating mindfulness and family based therapy when appropriate. Faith based counseling is also available upon request. Stefanie is mindful of cultural & developmental influences on treatment. Treatment is tailored to the individual’s needs, concerns and preferences.

 

Stefanie empowers her clients to gain the tools and skills to create the changes that they desire in their life. Stefanie's goal is to create a safe environment to manifest self-awareness and acceptance, to awaken the motivation for change. Her favorite part of therapy is assisting in finding what sets you free and fires you up about life. She feels called to working with those who feel something missing from their lives, to find a sense of freedom and a love for who they are. 

Stefanie earned a Clinical Master’s of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University in New York City and  a B.S.W. degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, graduating as valedictorian of her class. Stefanie has worked in the prison setting, led an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment group and in private practice and has been in the field for 6 years. 

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SPECIALTIES
  • Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults

  • Relationship Counseling 

  • College, Work & Major Life Transitions

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Self-Esteem & Identity Issues

  • Social Anxiety

  • Stress Management

  • Eating Disorders & Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  • Spirituality & Faith Based Counseling

  • Addictions

Contact

info@arisecounselingandtherapy.com

910-408-2302

Stefanie is currently in-network with BCBS, Aetna & Medcost

 
LAUREN BUTLER MSW, LCSW-A
Pregnancy, Postpartum, & New Mom Therapist 
licensed clinical social worker associate

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who specializes in working with pregnant women and new moms. She focuses on the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum anxiety, depression, rage, pregnancy or postpartum OCD as well as traumatic birth experiences and relationship difficulties. Her desire is that every mother understands the importance of receiving quality help and support that is needed during the early days. She has been trained by Postpartum Support International and volunteers weekly with the Crisis Text Line. 

 

Lauren’s main therapeutic goal is to help moms find their own strength, create new routines, and learn tools that will allow them to be the best (and healthiest) version of themselves. She believes in creating a safe and supportive environment that allows moms to feel secure and leave mom guilt behind, especially during sessions. While motherhood is a wonderful experience, it often begins in ways different from what was imagined. Lauren is here to provide support as you navigate through this new journey. 

 

Lauren has the ability to connect easily with others, often being told that she “never meets a stranger”. She utilizes interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, stress reduction, anger management, and processing of anxiety/panic triggers. She believes creating an individualized treatment plan specific to each client is an extremely valuable tool for healing and recovery. Lauren received her BSW from NC State University, and her MSW from the University of New England’s Advanced Standing program. She has been in the social work field serving a variety of populations for 6 years. 

 

 

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SPECIALTIES
  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Mental Health

  • New Mothers

  •  Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Postpartum Rage

  • Depression

  • Traumatic Birth Experiences

  • Stress Reduction

  • Anger Management

Contact

lauren@arisecounselingandtherapy.com

910-707-4160

Lauren is currently in-network with BCBS & is considered out-of-network with other insurance plans. 

 
 
TAYLOR HELMS MSW, LCSW
licensed clinical social worker 

Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is excited to walk alongside individuals as they navigate life’s challenges and work towards a healthy and fulfilling life. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders, depression, food and body image issues, relationship issues, unhealthy boundaries, and managing stress, transitions, and challenging life events. Taylor enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, college students and adults, but is open to working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences.  

 

In session, Taylor’s goal is to empower individuals by bringing awareness to the strengths they already possess, as well as cultivating new skills, to create the change they desire. She utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, strengths-based perspective, and trauma informed therapy. Taylor believes in the importance of treating the whole person and not just the symptom, and utilizes a holistic approach to integrate the mind, body, and spirit in treatment.  

 

Taylor received both her Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work from UNCW. She is a Wilmington local that has been serving the Cape Fear community in many different settings, including working with children, teens, and families impacted by trauma, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and crisis management. Taylor continues to volunteer in the community as a Guardian ad Litem to advocate for children and teens in foster care to have a safe, loving, and permanent home.  

 

 

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“These things will be hard, but we can do hard things” -- Glennon Doyle  
SPECIALTIES
  • Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults

  • College & Other Major Life Transitions

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem & Identity Issues

  • Unhealthy Boundaries

  • Stress Management

  • Relationship Issues

  • Food & Body Image Issues

  • Holistic Approach: Body, Mind & Spirit

 

Contact

taylor@arisecounselingandtherapy.com

910-218-2634

Taylor is currently in-network with BCBS & is considered out-of-network with other insurance plans. 

 
ASHLEY TOTI MSW, LCSW-A
licensed clinical social worker associate

Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who specializes in working with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, those experiencing stress or anxiety, depression, as well as children and families. Ashley has worked in both the domestic violence and sexual assault field, substance abuse environment, family therapy, and school setting. Ashley works with adolescents, adults, children and families. 

Ashley obtained her BSW at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the Advanced Standing program at UNCW. Ashley completed her MSW in one year.
Ashley’s main therapeutic goal is to provide a healthy and healing space for those to process their trauma, as well as to learn and utilize the healthy and positive coping skills to allow for a life after trauma. Ashley values meeting people where they are, and honoring each individual’s journey to healing.


Ashley practices mainly from a strengths-based approach but also utilizes motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness to provide a well-rounded scope of knowledge.

Ashley’s favorite part of therapy is debunking the myth that people are broken and need fixing by providing the necessary tools and resources that allow a person to share their story without fear of being blamed. Ashley believes that everyone has the power to heal and grow from what has hurt them if they are given the space to be heard.

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SPECIALTIES
  • Adolescents & Adults

  • Children  and Families

  • Victims of Domestic Violence 

  • Victims of Sexual Assault 

  • Stress Reduction

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depression

Contact

ashley@arisecounselingandtherapy.com

Ashley is currently in-network with BCBS & is considered out-of-network with other insurance plans. 

 
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