Meet Our Counselors

Clinical Excellence with Clinicians who Care

One great thing about choosing to work with Evolution Wellness is that we have an entire team of clinicians on our staff. That means you’re likely to find the right person to help you achieve your therapy goals right here in our practice. Each of us have unique skills and training to provide care for a diverse range of individuals, so explore our information below or click the links to our full bios. You can get to know us a little better and find the best therapist to help you achieve your goals.

Oleander Drive Office Team


Stephanie Nelson, LCSW, LCAS

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). Starting from your strengths, I will partner with you to flourish and discover new ways to thrive. Your innate strengths and abilities are used to overcome patterns and challenges that have been holding you back from achieving your potential. I am happy to see adults and adolescents for individual, couples, and family therapy.


Sarah Poulos, MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from Texas. I  understand the realities of anxiety and how easily it can overwhelm you. I can help. It can be hard to take that first step to reach out – or even admit to yourself that anxiety is really what’s impacting your life, but I know that therapy can really change your daily life for the better.


Dennisha Pauley, MA, LCMHC

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I enjoy working with clients of all ages including individuals, couples, and families. I’m passionate about helping my clients work through challenges like trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and self-esteem issues.

Princess Street Office Team


Megan Havel, MS, NCC, LCMHC

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I work with individuals and couples. I am especially passionate about exploring family conflict and parenting struggles, and I use a strengths-based approach to guide individuals and couples to achieve their therapy goals. Let’s work together to explore your perceptions of yourself, your partner, your family, and the world around you. Then, let’s shake up this point of view, so you can live a more meaningful and satisfying life.


Kerrie Byer MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) experienced in working with individuals and families seeking support for a variety of reasons, including addiction, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting problems and issues related to trauma and abuse. I have also worked extensively with families who have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction or psychiatric crises.


Jeremy Serafin, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I have significant experience working with teens, adults, families, and couples. I love helping my clients overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma through helping them make sustainable changes in their lives. 


Kristin Hoffman, MA, LCMHC, LCAS

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). I help individuals, couples, and families use their inner strengths to create and foster positive changes in their lives and relationships. I enjoy helping my clients experience personal growth and overcome their anxiety, depression, relationship issues, mood disorders, and substance use.


Erin Sweeney, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA). I have experience working with preteens, teens, and adults. I love to help my clients identify unwanted patterns and begin to grow towards their desired changes. I strive to make sure every client feels understood, safe, and supported while working to reach their goals.


Thomas McConnell, MSW, LCSWA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA). I have experience working with teens, young adults, and families. I love helping people feel more in control so they can lead the life they want to live. I truly believe that mental health is such an important part of everyday life, and it is an honor to take the first steps of making lasting changes with my clients.


Kayla Muller, MSW, LCSWA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) with experience working with young adults, adults, and veterans. I am passionate about helping people love themselves for who they are and guiding them to becoming the best version of themselves. I implement a collaborative approach to help my clients on their path to self-discovery.

Telehealth Team


Emma Cook, MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with experience working with teens, adults, and couples. I have worked in many different settings including but not limited to: wilderness, intensive-outpatient, and outpatient therapy. I love working with the LGBTQIA+ population. My approach is solution-focused and direct. I aim to make every client feel heard and understood, while guiding them towards reaching their goals.

Support Staff

Kayla Reilly

Kayla Reilly, CEO

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults and couples. I am knowledgeable about helping couples break out of cycles of anger and fighting. I also support anxious and depressed adults as they work toward achieving real change. I believe that therapy should be collaborative and help people achieve their goals, so I’ll take a solution-focused approach that is personalized to your unique needs and situation.


Ali Callahan

I am Evolution’s Managing Director. I oversee the day-to-day operations of our offices and manage our team. I ensure that everything in the practice is running smoothly so that we can provide the best client experience possible. I have always been passionate about healthy lifestyles. I promote wellness in the community and have extensive experience working with sustainable food systems in the Wilmington area and beyond. When I’m not working or mastering my yoga skills, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two rescue animals (a dog and a cat).


Kelsey Someliana-Lauer

I am Evolution’s Billing Specialist. I ensure that insurance claims go through for our clients and that the financial health of our practice enables us to help more people. I am a recent graduate from UNCW and am currently in graduate school pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I love reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and spending time with my pet rabbits and husband (not necessarily in that order). I find joy in being able to help facilitate the healing process for clients.


Sydnee Boswell

I am Evolution’s Care Coordinator. I take care of our clients by answering the phones, helping answer questions, and getting new clients started. I warmly walk people through the intake process so they can start their healing journey. I enjoy connecting with the community, breaking the stigma of seeking mental health treatment, and building relationships with others. I am a graduate from UNCW’s Public Health Studies program. I love coffee, the outdoors, and curling up with a good book or listening to podcasts.

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