GRETA ENRIQUEZ, MA LPCA,
TAMARA LIASCHENKO, MA LPCA LCAS-A,
AND OUR TEAM ARE SAGESTONE, LLC.
Greta, originally from NJ, graduated with an MA in Psychology and Counseling from Goddard College in 2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in NC and a Licensed Associate Counselor in NJ. Greta has over 8 years experience as a life coach, tutor, and mentor, and 5 years providing professional and personal development seminars focused on psychological, developmental, and educational issues. She is currently a doctoral candidate for her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Culture, with certificates in Women and Gender and Creative Writing. Greta is a social justice advocate and uses her clinical and academic experiences to inform her work. Creative writing, story-telling, and fine art contribute to Greta's overall approach, with a focus on the client's needs and the way in he or she understands their goals.
Greta works with clients age 5 to adult and has specific training in cognition and learning, identity, and socio-cultural issues.
Tamara hails from VA, by way of NY and PA. She holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist - Associate, and a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in NC. She has a background in dance, movement, and art which she uses in combination with her experiential, trauma, and substance use/abuse training. Her prior work experience ranges from corporate business and restaurant management to teaching and extensive group work.
In addition to experience, she also brings a strong dedication to self-empowerment and healing arts. She offers individual, couples/family, and group counseling incorporating multimodal and expressive methods (including psychodrama, art, music, and play), as well as traditional therapeutic techniques, including CBT/DBT, narrative therapy, psychodynamics, sociometry, and talk therapy. In addition, she has implemented groups following standardized therapeutic models, including Dr. Stephanie Covington’s curricula A Woman’s Way Through the 12 Steps and Beyond Trauma, and actively draws from multiple therapeutic methods in order to assist her clients in ways that work best for them. She serves diverse populations, including adults, adolescents, and families, who may be suffering from mental illness, relational and emotional difficulties, issues related to trauma or substance abuse/dependence, and those in need of counseling.
Tom Pittman holds a master’s degree in professional counseling and joins us as an LPCA and a Certified Peer Support Specialist, in NC. He has more than seven years of diversified experience which includes recovery groups, peer support, working with those who have developmental disabilities, at risk youth, and those with chronic, persistent mental illness. Most recently, he served as Director of The Peer Recovery Center of Carteret County.
He brings with him a balance of skills from his foundations in brief therapy and motivational interviewing. He utilizes his lifetime of lived experience in active addiction as well as ten years of recovery to bring strength and hope to others. Tom believes everyone is in charge of their own recovery regardless of what their issue may be and as a counselor he assists you in your journey to find recovery and serves as a partner seeking the best solution for your issue(s.) Tom treats clients age 3 and up, with a spectrum of issues including substance use disorders, mental health issues, PTSD and others.
We respect and acknowledge the vital aspects of your life and take a “whole you” approach to our work. We use empathy, compassion, and curiosity to better understand you and your needs. Our approach to practice and to life can be summed up in the words of the poet Kahlil Gibran, "No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone."
Creating New Paths
Supporting you in pursuit of your specific goals with mentoring, peer support, and appreciation of the personal qualities you bring to the world
Using tools and awareness to helpyou achieve a greater sense of balance
Assisting your journey toward personal growth
Supporting you when you feel pulled in multiple directions - both internally and externally and helping you ground at the liminal spaces.
Hepling you remember the importance of you,while coaching you to embrace your inner light
Kristen Love received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in 2015. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Kristen practices therapy from the General Systems Theory perspective which means her practice is informed by the knowledge that a family’s patterns of behavior influence the individual and therefore may need to be a part of the treatment plan. She has a variety of experience working with individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of mental and emotional disorders and substance abuse disorders.
Kristen believes in creating a safe space that is warm and non-judgmental to honor the courage and bravery it takes to be on the journey for self-improvement. She will utilize a variety of psychotherapy modalities, including various theoretical approaches (e.g., structural, experiential, solution-focused, narrative) to “talk therapy”, as well as expressive art therapy. In addition, she provides services that focus on wellness, education (e.g., parenting education, communication skills, substance abuse in the family), enrichment and prevention. Kristen provides mental health, emotional/relational stress, and substance abuse/dependence services to children, adolescents, adults, and families.