Matthew Ross, LCSW, LCAS

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist – Associate
  • Schools: Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD earning a BA in Psychology in 1999 and Appalachian State University earning a MSW in 2014
  • Clinician interests: Depression, anxiety, substance abuse & dual diagnosis, relationship between physical health and emotional wellbeing, mindfulness
  • Personal interests: Music, guitar, martial arts
  • Favorite quote: I am strong, because I’ve been weak. I am fearless, because I’ve been afraid. I am wise, because I’ve been foolish. ~ Anonymous

Katie Elder, BFA, MSW, LCSW

  • School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Appalachian State University
  • Clinical interests: adolescent and adult individual therapy
  • Personal interests: theatre, cooking, reading, family time, collecting donations for community needs
  • Favorite quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”~ T. Roosevelt

Carrie Richardson, MSW, LCSW

  • Schools: Appalachian State University
  • Clinical interests: Crisis intervention, bereavement, psychotic disorders, health coaching
  • Personal interests: Travel
  • Favorite quote: “Allah never changes the condition of a people unless they strive to change themselves” Quran 13:11

Elizabeth (Lisa) B. Shelton, MSW, LCSW

  • Schools: UNC-Greensboro
  • Clinical interests: Health Coaching, Workplace Issues, Grief and Major Loss, Depression, Anxiety, peer relationships, family conflict, aging, and self-esteem.
  • Personal interests: Running, spending time with my family, including Tucker my 4 year old Jack Russell Terrier.
  • Favorite quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Shan Bassion, LCSW/CAP

  • Schools: Appalachian State University, BSW; Barry University, MSW
  • Clinical interests: Depression and other mood disorders; severe and persistent mental illness; substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues; bereavement; sexual Identity issues; health coaching; marriage & family counseling; anxiety & self-esteem-related issues.
  • Personal interests: Health & fitness, travel
  • Favorite quote: “Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.”—-Bill Clinton.