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About

Supporting individuals, couples, children and families through the twists and turns of life through the amazing power of personalized therapeutic services.

What to Expect

For child therapy we first meet with parents and caregivers only to complete a comprehensive assessment to discuss your child’s early development, current functioning and presenting problem.

At the next session, we typically meet alone with the child where we begin to form a connection. During this phase, your child will be getting used to the therapist, the playroom, and the play therapy process.

For individual therapy, we will meet with you to complete a comprehensive assessment to gather pertinent information and identify the presenting problem. In subsequent sessions, we will build rapport and work towards agreed upon goals specific to your situation.

In parent or family sessions, we will meet with parents and caregivers to complete a comprehensive assessment to discuss the relationships within the family and the presenting problem. In the following sessions, we will use engaging activities to increase attachment, communication, and family bonding.

In couples/marriage therapy we will meet with one or both of you to complete a comprehensive assessment to discuss the relationship dynamic and the presenting problem. In later sessions, we will determine the ways in which you would like to see your relationship improve.

We are partners throughout the process, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

What We Do

We help a variety of clients with different needs using evidenced-based treatments such as play therapy, trauma-informed therapy, Theraplay, sandtray and sensory play. These treatment models help children express their traumas, find positive coping skills and restructure the parent-child relationship to promote greater bonding and security.

We also help clients with a variety of other mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, defiance, and more. We also use cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based approach, family systems theory, and the Gottman method.

Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Our Team

Andrea Abbott, MSW, LCSW, RPT

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is also a Registered Play Therapist. As a Registered Play Therapist, I have obtained specialized education, training and clinical supervision specific to Play Therapy. I believe in the healing powers of play and in helping children to reach their full potential.

I have worked with children and families within the community for several years and I love to help parents and children feel confident again.

I started Healing Hearts Therapeutic Services because I saw a need in the community for more therapists trained specifically to work with children and families and wanted to help!

I would love the opportunity to assist you and your family get back on track and feel confident about the future again. I help children feel better so that they can behave better. I love to help parents feel confident in their parenting again.

I know what it is like to have a challenging child and it’s scary to reach out and ask for help. I pride myself on creating a supportive and encouraging environment, where families can express their needs in a judgment-free zone. My goal is to provide children with the coping skills they need now that will last them a lifetime.

If you feel your child is struggling, then please contact me today for a free phone consultation.

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Education

• BSW from Fayetteville State University
• MSW from Fayetteville State University

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Training

• Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Sandtray
• Theraplay
• Child Centered Play Therapy

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CERTIFICATIONS

• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
• License # and State: C010933 / NC
• Registered Play Therapist (RPT)

Robyn Mirassou, LPC-A

Robyn is an LPC-A with her master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Campbell University. She is currently in her dissertation year from Antioch University New England for her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Robyn’s dissertation work is in Biofeedback and couples therapy. She will soon be certified in biofeedback.

She is currently a mental health therapist working with individuals, both children and adults, and she specializes in marriages, couples, and families, helping to create a more cohesive family unit.

Robyn’s goal is to become a registered play therapist (RPT) as well as a certified Gottman therapist. She specializes in anxiety and phobias, depression, trauma, self-esteem issues, stress management, communication, infidelity, re-establishing intimacy, and helping to adjust to blended families.

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Education

• BS in Psychology from Campbell University
• MA from Campbell University
• Ph.D. Candidate from Antioch University New England

Tina Berrien, MSW, LCSW-A

Tina Berrien is a Licensed Clinician Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A). Tina has over 10 years’ experience working with youth and families, to help better manage and cope with unresolved issues. As a therapist, her goal is to provide a safe environment where people feel comfortable to talk about their concerns, while also producing positive change through acceptance, empathy, and trust.

Tina has experience working in the school system as a School-Based Mental Health Counselor, including knowledge in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. She specializes in anger management, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), grief, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to trauma, autism, oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), anxiety, conduct disorder (CD), and self-esteem with individuals and groups. Tina is also working to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

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Education

• Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from University of North Carolina Pembroke
• Master of Social Work (MSW) from University of Southern California

Zydet Short, MSW Student Intern

Zydet is an MSW Student Intern from Fayetteville State University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020.

Zydet is a veteran of the United States Air Force with 7 years of military experience.

As an intern, she is learning how to help children express their feelings and cope with their experiences in a safe non-judgmental space. Zydet’s goal is to become a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), as well as a registered play therapist (RPT).

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Education

• BS in Psychology from Wilmington University
• Master of Social Work (MSW) Candidate from Fayetteville State University (May 2020)

Chris Abbott

Chris Abbott retired after 20 years of Active Duty service at Fort Bragg, NC, as a Civil Affairs Engineer. In December of 2018 he graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security. Chris is currently enrolled at Fayetteville Technical Community College in the Medical Administration, Billing, Coding, and Auditing Program. Chris is part of the Healing Hearts Therapeutic Services billing and administration team.

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Education

• BS in Homeland Security from Campbell University
• Medical Administration, Billing, Coding, & Auditing (Anticipated graduation date: )

Jessica Lynn Lockamy, MT, CMAA, MBCS, DA1, MOR

Jessica Lynn Lockamy is certified in Medical Transcription, Medical Administration, Master Billing and Coding Specialist, Dental Assistant 1, Maxillofacial Oral Radiology. She also holds a CPR first aid certification with the Red Cross. Jessica has been certified since 2011 and specializes in the behavioral health field. Jessica is part of the Administration and Billing Team here at Healing Hearts Therapeutic Services.
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Education

• Performance Training Institute 2008-2011
• Medical Transcription Certification
• Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
• Master Billing and Coding Specialist
• Sandhills Dental Career Center 2012-2013
• Dental Assistant 1
• Maxillofacial Oral Radiology Certified
• CPR/ First Aid Certified with the Red Cross

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