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

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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.

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.

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Maggie Vester, MSW, LCSWA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) with experience working with mental health in both individual and group settings, I am passionate about helping people navigate life’s challenges and healing in the pursuit of wholeness. I specialize in helping people find liberation from past traumas, emphasizing the importance of self-care practices and recognizing how boundary setting is an essential piece of mental health.

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.

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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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.

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Thomas McConnell, MSW, LCSWA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA). I have experience working with teens, young adults, families, and couples. 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.

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Kayla Eza, 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.

Shie Benisti

Shie Benisti, MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who enjoys working with individuals, couples and families seeking support for a variety of reasons. I pride myself on the ability to facilitate difficult conversations, while leaving you with a positive outlook. My favorite kind of client is one that is committed to change and willing to believe in themself.

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).

Heather Lily

Heather Lilly

I am a Care Coordinator on the administrative team. I help clients get paired with a therapist that will meet their needs. I love walking (with or without my dogs), doing Zentangle, meditating or practicing yoga and spending time with my family and friends. For work I also am deeply passionate about my work within the community for Yoga Village.

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