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.

Delaney Avenue Office Team

Amy Phillips

Amy Phillips, 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 anxiety, depression, parenting problems, low self-esteem, emotion regulation and trauma. My ideal client is one who is ready to make changes to accomplish their goals. I can help you learn new skills and behaviors that will help you navigate life’s difficult obstacles and thrive.

Whitney Graves

Whitney Graves, MSW, LCSWA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA), with experience working with teens, adults, and families. My approach is solution-focused and direct. I strive to make every client feel heard and understood, while guiding them towards reaching their goals.

Samantha Buford

Samantha Buford, MSW, LCSWA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) who graduated with a Master of Social Work from West Virginia University. I spent just short of three years working in Child Welfare for a non-profit organization in Metro Detroit, Michigan. Also, I have experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and families in Wilmington, NC and the surrounding areas. I enjoy helping clients identify things that add meaning and purpose to their lives so that they may still experience joy even in the most difficult times.

Tori Morgan

Tori Morgan, MSW, LCSWA

I am an LCSWA in Wilmington, NC with experience working with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, parents, families, and new moms who are just trying to find their way and sort through their life changes. I have worked with anxiety, depression, ADHD, conduct disorders, and parenting skills. I help clients and families who are feeling unmotivated, struggling to control aspects of their day to day life, and are ready to own their story.

Sarah Mooring, MS, LCMHC, LCAS

Sarah Mooring, MS, LCMHC, LCAS

My professional experience is with adults in an array of settings ranging from inpatient hospital settings, community based treatment to outpatient psychotherapy. I have been in clinical practice for 13 years. My ideal client is a young adult who is struggling with their relationship with food/body image, substance abuse/addiction, and/or is challenged by anxiety.

Princess Street Office Team

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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

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.

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Jordan DeWitt, MA, LMFT, LCAS

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed clinical addiction specialist. I have experience working with individuals and couples in a community mental health clinic setting in rural areas as well as in private practice. A main focus of my practice has been working with members of the LGBTQ+ population individually who may be working through life stressors both related to sexuality and not. My approach often centers around the language used to talk to ourselves and others and being able to frame that language to better fit with our values and goals in life.

Jeremy-Serafin

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. 

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Thomas McConnell, MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am passionate about working with clients to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem issues.  I strive to collaborate with clients to feel safe and supported while exploring the challenges they are facing in order to make lasting changes. 

Shie Benisti

Shie Benisti, MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with relationship issues, setting boundaries, intimacy, and sexual concerns.  My therapeutic style is characterized by warmth, empathy, humor, and a caring yet direct approach. I customize my approach to fit each client’s individual needs. I would be honored to be a part of your journey towards your best self.

James Hollingsworth

James Hollingsworth, MS, LCMHCA

I am a LCMHCA that has experience working with individuals struggling to navigate difficult situations and emotions. My goal is to help individuals and couples recognize and value what’s special in themselves, even sometimes finding their strengths in what appear to be weaknesses.

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.

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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).

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