Welcome to UNC Hospital’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Outpatient Program (ASAP)!
My name is Britta Starke. I am the Program Director and an Addictions Therapist for this clinic. Since 1997, I have worked with families and individuals who struggle with addiction. My graduate degree is from East Carolina University and I specialized in Clinical Addiction at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. I am a licensed clinical social worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Each of our therapists is qualified to treat co-occurring disorders. UNC Health Care’s motto is “Commitment to Caring.” Our clinic strives to meet and exceed that commitment on a daily basis. I have two primary goals: to provide this clinic with the tools it needs to be as successful as it can be, and most importantly, to help patients feel strengthened and empowered by the treatment they receive here. The first step is yours: Make the call. The healing process will begin with that call.
We utilize a number of therapeutic approaches, and they are as follows, but are not limited to: CBT, DBT, MET, 12 Step facilitation model, and Seeking Safety model.
I have been practicing social work interventions in North Carolina, Arkansas and Oklahoma since 2001. My areas of interest include treatment for trauma and anxiety-related issues including: survivors of sexual trauma, families and individuals dealing with behavioral challenges, and substance abuse. I have conducted presentations on mental health treatment methods to the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Elon University and the Fort Smith (AR) public school system, among others. I am professionally regarded as an expert in Experiential Therapy and use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy in my practice. I am a 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Social Work.
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I am a social worker/counselor at the UNC Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, the UNC School of Psychiatry, and the UNC School of Medicine. I provide assessment, counseling, and group therapy for substance abuse disorders.
I believe in the importance of biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment to identify strengths and challenges related to patients' substance use, treatment, and life situations. I provide education to patients and their families around the issues related to substance use disorders. In individual and group therapy I use MET, DBT, CBT and Seeking Safety models. I provide comprehensive substance abuse assessments of pain management patients.
I earned my master’s degree from the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am certified in Substance Abuse Studies. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Swarthmore College.
Congratulations on your decision to seek substance abuse treatment. I work at the UNC ASAP program and hope to help facilitate your recovery journey.
I am an Addictions Therapist with both a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Certification in Substance Abuse Studies. I completed my Masters and Bachelors degrees at UNC Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). My areas of interest include: substance abuse, the impact of child sexual assault upon the substance abuse recovery process, dual-diagnosis treatment, culturally-relevant substance abuse treatment, and family empowerment.
At the clinic, I provide assessments, individual counseling, family support, and group therapy. My primary therapeutic approaches include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and 12-Step Facilitation.
I look forward to meeting you at UNC ASAP!
Hello! My name is Ryan Morgan. Welcome to ASAP! I have been practicing social work since 2007. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist I have a background in the public health subfield of health behavior and health education.
Here at ASAP I provide psychosocial assessment, individual and group counseling to adults, adolescents and families. My areas of interest include treatment for dual diagnosis disorders, adolescent substance abuse treatment and general behavioral change. I employ a number of techniques in my practice but generally try to adapt my approach to each individual. Some of the techniques I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12-Step facilitation and Motivational Enhancement Therapy.
I have Masters degrees in both Public Health and Social Work, both from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Additionally, I completed bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
My name is Arleta Brooks. I am the Administrative Assistant for the office. I have been with the UNC Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program for 10 years and I will be the first person you see when you walk in the door. I answer phone calls, return all phone calls, make all appointments (New and Return), check insurance eligibility and get pre-authorizations for fist appointments. I am the Financial Counselor and I am responsible for all billing.