Clinical Director and Founder of Anchor Psychological & Counseling Services, PLLC
Mary M. Godin, MA, LPA, LPC is the clinical director and founder of Anchor Psychological & Counseling Services, PLLC. She has worked in outpatient mental health for more than 16 years with a variety of mental disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, attachment disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD and other childhood behavioral disorders. She works with children, adolescents and adults using cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive interpersonal therapy. She strives to develop a trusting and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which clients can grow to reach their potential and work through difficult times. Mrs. Godin has worked extensively with active duty and military dependents with concerns surrounding deployments, PTSD and adjustment disorders. In addition, Mrs. Godin is a clinician for the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, which is a program that treats children with trauma using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. This evidenced-based therapy is proven to be effective for treating trauma victims. She is also a certified provider for Cognitive Processing Therapy which is utilized to treat adults with PTSD. Mrs. Godin conducts psychological testing for ADHD, depression, bipolar, PTSD, anxiety and personality disorders.
Mrs. Godin received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and completed her undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a clinical psychologist dually licensed as a licensed psychological associate and licensed professional counselor and certified as a health service provider.
Shawn Morton, M. Ed., NCC, LPC, RPT
Licensed Professional Counselor
Shawn Morton, M. Ed., NCC, LPC, RPT is a licensed professional counselor who received his master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Mississippi. He has been a therapist at Anchor Psychological for over 5 years and before that he worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital providing individual, group and family therapy to clients struggling with mood instability, autism spectrum disorders, depression, anger management, bipolar disorder, ADHD, relationship issues and a variety of other issues and diagnoses. This background has provided Mr. Morton with a wide breadth of knowledge and personal experience that he draws from to help his clients achieve real, positive change in their lives. Mr. Morton employs both cognitive behavioral and reality therapy approaches with individuals of all ages to challenge irrational thoughts and reduce negative behavior. Mr. Morton is also a registered play therapist (RPT). Play is a child’s natural language, and play therapists use specialized techniques to allow children to express themselves through the play process. Mr. Morton serves as on the board of directors to the NC Association of Play Therapy.
Mr. Morton believes that working with a therapist should be an experience that not only assists individuals in regaining control of their own lives but also empowers them to be the person that they want to be. Mr. Morton strives to create a caring, therapeutic environment where new strategies can be learned, difficult issues can be addressed, distress can be reduced and self-worth can grow and flourish.
Alexis C. Steele, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Alexis C. Steele, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. She has worked in outpatient public and private mental health settings for the last ten years working with individuals who have presented with depression, grief and loss, severe and persistent mental illnesses, anxiety and other mood disorders.
Ms. Steele attempts to create a warm, trusting and healing environment so that clients can address their concerns in an honest manner that leads to enduring results. Ms. Steele’s core principle is to work from a strengths based perspective with clients where she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). Ms. Steele’s passion is to work with adolescents and adults who desire to strengthen or repair their relationships with their family or partners. Ms. Steele collaborates with individuals and families to guide their care in a meaningful manner and begins with a very hopeful outlook and supports clients in improving their sense of self-worth and finding their purpose in life.
Jennifer Gilman, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jennifer Gilman, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who received a master’s in social work from the University of Southern Maine in 2008. Mrs. Gilman has experience working with adults, children and families throughout her post-graduate experience in outpatient, school-based and in-home settings. Mrs. Gilman’s passion is working with those who have experienced symptoms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, substance use, domestic violence, sexual abuse and traumatic grief. Mrs. Gilman uses evidence-based treatments such as trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, motivational interviewing, behavioral modification and narrative therapy to address symptoms including mood instability, excessive worry, family conflict, self-injurious behavior, low self-esteem and inability to manage stress. Mrs. Gilman believes that working from a strengths-based perspective as well as building a healthy and trusting therapeutic relationship is key for healing and change to occur. Mrs. Gilman strives to partner with those she works with to affect positive change in their lives as well as increasing their sense of hope, purpose and self-worth.
Kim Johnson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kim Johnson, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist who received a master’s degree from Webster University in South Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. She works with children of all ages, individuals, couples and families in addition to those on the autism spectrum. Kim worked in outpatient setting treating a variety of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD and bipolar disorder. She specializes in relationship issues and working with family dynamics.
Kim’s goal is to create an environment of comfort and trust, so clients can immerse themselves in the therapeutic process to obtain the level of understanding and insight needed to feel happier and more fulfilled in their daily lives. Kim uses the family systems model, cognitive processing therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help her clients work through problems and learn new skills to achieve positive and sustaining change.
Kimberly Giddo, M.Ed., Ed.S., LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Kimberly Giddo, M.Ed., Ed.S., LPC, NCC is a licensed professional counselor who received a master’s degree from the University of Florida. She works with adults and children of all ages and sees individuals, couples and families. She specializes in working with depression, cognitive processing therapy, anxiety disorders, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, grief/loss, substance use disorders and relationship/family problems. She also has experience working with domestic violence, behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, mood disorders and psychotic disorders.
Kimberly’s goal is to provide a supportive environment where clients feel comfortable addressing their struggles and working toward improving their life satisfaction. Kimberly uses cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and strength-based approaches to help clients change unhelpful thinking patterns and to assist them in reaching their personal goals.
Jeanna Lloyd, MSW, LCSW-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jeanna Lloyd, MSW, LCSW-C is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from University of Delaware. She has worked in outpatient treatment in community and private mental health settings for the last twenty years as well as in therapeutic foster care, residential treatment settings and hospitals. She works with children, adolescents, and adults who have presented with depression, grief and loss, ADHD, trauma, severe and persistent mental illnesses, anxiety and other mood disorders. Research shows that an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship, coupled with evidence based treatments, provides a strong foundation for success. Her approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative and individualized. Her goal is to help you determine what is causing and maintaining current problems and how to make necessary changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors, leading to enduring change and resulting in greater health and happiness.
Association for Play Therapy (APT)
North Carolina Association for Play Therapy Board (Shawn is secretary)
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
American Psychological Association (APA)
North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA)
Cape Fear Psychological Association (CFPA)
American Counseling Association
Please contact Anchor Psychological if you have patients in need of mental health services. We serve children, adolescents and adults with the full spectrum of psychological disorders.