“I believe in the inherent ability of a person to heal and make changes that will help establish a full and meaningful life experience.  It is often the messages we learn subtly and hold onto, about what our experiences mean, about ourselves and the world around us, that inhibit this natural process of self acceptance and  positive growth.  As part of  the  therapeutic relationship, my hope is to provide a supportive space,  and a sense of unconditional positive regard,  for one to explore the conflicts that keep us  “stuck” today. My experience  and passion  for supporting individuals  dealing with  addiction and  trauma/PTSD are  my greatest strengths.  I hope to provide an   experience to assist in establishing a sense of strength, healthy vulnerability, community, human connection, hope and empowerment. “

                                                                             – Anna E. Respess, LCSW, LCAS

“What I feel I have to offer people is a helpful relationship based on acceptance and safety. My hope is always that together within this supportive relationship you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings, strengths, challenges and choices. I’ve found that understanding and accepting where we are gives us a strong foundation to sustain positive change. In over 30 years of professional experience, I’ve never worked with a person whose conditions/situations did not make sense, once these experiences have been understood. Contrary to the belief of much of the public, including many medical professionals, the “chemical imbalance” theory has never been proven as a cause of “mental illness.” It has been a privilege to help people know they are normal and that they have the capacity for positive growth. ”   

                                                                                                        -Greg Scott, LCSW

Background and Credentials

Greg ScottGreg Scott  has been practicing social work for 35 years. His  wealth of experience includes  work in community mental health, criminal justice, hospice, and teaching at the university level. He  facilitates training to support others in the helping professions, and continues to do performance consultation and training for the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). He earned his MSW at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His certifications include: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Supervisor, North Carolina Interventions (NCI) Instructor Trainer, Personal Outcome Measures Instructor: Certified by CQL.  He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and has served  on the North Carolina Interventions Quality Assurance Committee.


Anna RespessAnna Respess is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. She earned  her MSW from Rhode Island College in 2008. Anna’s diverse experience in human services includes child welfare social work, community based and outpatient counseling,  SAIOP Group  Facilitation,  advocacy for those  in the legal system as a result of addiction, youth substance abuse prevention programming, community organizing, and lobbying for affordable housing, and working in a shelter supporting families experiencing homelessness.




We Draw From

  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • 12 Step Theory
  • Gentle Teaching
  • Choice Theory