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

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Stephanie Nelson, LCSW, LCAS

Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). Starting from your strengths, Stephanie partners 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. She is happy to see adults and adolescents for individual, couples, and family therapy.

Sarah-Poulos

Sarah Poulos, MSW, LCSW

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from Texas. Sarah understands the realities of anxiety and how easily it can overwhelm you. She 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 she knows that therapy can really change your daily life for the better.

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Jeremy Serafin, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP

Jeremy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). He has significant experience working with teens, adults, families, and couples. Jeremy loves helping his clients overcome depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma through helping them make sustainable changes in their lives. 

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Sarah Burns, MSW, LCSW

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience working with individuals tackling anxiety, depression, and addiction. Sarah loves joining her clients in their journey to becoming a better version of themselves through self-care and self-love. She is passionate about helping her clients find their true self-worth and inner-strength.

Princess Street Office Team

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Megan Havel, MS, NCC, LCMHC

Megan is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She works with individuals and couples. Megan is especially passionate about exploring family conflict and parenting struggles, and she uses 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.

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Briana Carr, MSW, LCSW

Briana is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) that is passionate about working with teens, adults, and families. Briana understands that family dynamics and life transitions can be challenging. The intensity of life circumstances can have a major impact on your mental health, and Briana is here to help you learn appropriate coping skills to tackle what’s holding you back.

Kerrie-Byer

Kerrie Byer MSW, LCSW

Kerrie is 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. She has also worked extensively with families who have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction or psychiatric crises.

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Alli Hake, MSW, LCSWA, CSAC

Alli is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and Registered Yoga Teacher. Alli’s knowledge and background consists of working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, substance use/addiction, and trauma. Alli’s humanistic approach emphasizes the client’s lived experience as the guide in treatment. Alli is also a vinyasa yoga teacher that incorporates a holistic approach to mental wellness.

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Kristin Hoffman, MA, LCMHCA, LCAS

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

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Erin Sweeney, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Erin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA). Erin has experience working with preteens, teens, and adults. Erin loves to help her clients identify unwanted patterns and begin to grow towards their desired changes. She strives to make sure every client feels understood, safe, and supported while working to reach their goals.

Telehealth Team

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Emma Cook, MSW, LCSW

Emma is 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. Emma’s approach is solution-focused and direct. She strives to make every client feel heard and understood, while guiding them towards reaching their goals.

Support Staff

Kayla Reilly

Kayla Reilly, CEO

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

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Ali Callahan

Ali is Evolution’s Managing Director. She oversees the day-to-day operations of our offices and manages our team. She ensures that everything in the practice is running smoothly so that we can provide the best client experience possible. Ali has always been passionate about healthy lifestyles. She promotes wellness in the community and has extensive experience working with sustainable food systems in the Wilmington area and beyond. When she’s not working or mastering her yoga skills, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two rescue animals (a dog and a cat).

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Kelsey Someliana-Lauer

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

Sydnee-Boswell

Sydnee Boswell

Sydnee is Evolution’s Care Coordinator. She takes care of our clients by answering the phones, helping answering questions, and getting new clients started. She warmly walks people through the intake process so they can start their healing journey. She enjoys connecting with the community, breaking the stigma of seeking mental health treatment, building relationships with others. Sydnee is a recent graduate from UNCW’s Public Health Studies program.  She loves coffee, the outdoors, and curling up with a good book or listening to a podcast.

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