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Outpatient Behavioral Health

Many people are afraid of getting help. They are afraid of what family and friends will think, that it could endanger their job or that people will think of them as "crazy." However, mental health is as important as physical health to an individual's general well-being.

The Outpatient Behavioral Health program is designed to meet the needs of adults, children and families experiencing a variety of problematic behaviors, thoughts and life patterns. The program works to improve emotional stability and increase general functioning, as well as help clients identify, develop and increase the use of effective coping skills by emphasizing the existing strengths of the individual or family system.

Services include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual therapy for adults
  • Individual therapy for children
  • Discharge Planning
  • 24-hour emergency support for active clients

For more information, call one of our two locations.
Cannon Memorial Hospital - (828) 737-7889
Watauga Medical Center - (828) 268-9454


Outpatient Behavioral Health Staff:

Rebecca Moretz, MD Rebecca Moretz, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and treats children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to treating mood and behavioral disorders, she also has experience in women's mental health and particularly in the treatment of mental health issues during pregnancy and the post-partum period. Dr. Moretz also has experience with treating individuals with autism and eating disorders.
Alycia Brown, MD Alycia Brown, MD is board-certified in both adult and child psychiatry and sees patients age 5 and older. She trained at UNC Chapel Hill and has particular interests in treating Asperger's disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD and eating disorders.
Mike Vannoy Mike Vannoy treats adolescents, adults, and families. He received his Masters Degree at Appalachian State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling. Mike is trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Enhancement, Gestalt, Experiential, Integrated, Family Systems, and Person Centered Theories. He specializes in individual therapy with an emphasis on coping skill acquisition. Mike treats a wide spectrum of mental health issues including early and on-going addiction recovery related issues to assist both the substance user and the family. In addition, Mike was elected in 2012 as a representative from the Western Region serving a 4 year term with the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.
Joseph Gardener Jody Gardner treats adolescents, adults, and families. He received his Masters Degree at Appalachian State University in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jody is trained in Systems Theory, Experiential, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Enhancement, Substance Abuse and Person Centered Theories. He specializes in individual, couples and family therapy. Jody treats a wide spectrum of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, self esteem and recovery issues. In addition, Jody served as the director for the Northwest Chapter for the North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Jennifer Garland Jennifer Garland is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who sees children, adolescents and adults both individual and family therapy. She has experience in working with law enforcement and in crisis intervention. Jennifer has also worked with school systems to help students at risk for violence, self harm and truancy.
Eva Clark Eva Trivett-Clark is a Licensed Psychological Associate with training in general diagnostic testing and testing in specific areas such as Attention Deficit Disorder, IQ, memory and cognitive functioning. She also treats insomnia and other health conditions using cognitive behavioral therapy.