Meet Our Clinicians
Amy E. Duffy MA LPC NCC CCTP
Amy Duffy, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP serves as Executive Director and provides outpatient psychotherapy at Harbor Behavioral Health & Wellness. Amy is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. She also holds her certification in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and is considered a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Amy enjoys utilizing an eclectic approach to treatment, recognizing the uniqueness that each individual brings to treatment. For over thirteen years, Amy has specialized in the treatment of those who have been exposed to trauma, providing treatment to survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and military combat trauma. When addressing the needs of trauma survivors, Amy focuses a great deal of attention on the neurological effects to exposure, as well as the mind and body connection. In addition to working with those who may be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, Amy also specializes in the treatment of self-injurious behavior, eating disorders, military reintegration, and sleep disorders. Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, and EMDR are often utilized to address the needs of complex cases. Amy welcomes all genders, ethnicities, ages, and religious backgrounds, to explore their needs and engage in a holistic treatment approach to achieve their goals.
Areas of Speciality: Trauma, Military and Veterans, Law Enforcement, Eating Disorders, Self-Injury, Sleep Disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, EMDR
Lesley Neifert MS LCAS LPC
Lesley Neifert, MS, LCAS, LPC began working for Harbor Behavioral Health & Wellness in February of 2016 and now serves as Clinical Director while also continuing to provide outpatient psychotherapy. Lesley enjoys helping people learn how to “think better,” which leads to “living better.” By helping people identify their desired outcomes for therapy and weaving various therapeutic techniques into sessions, Lesley collaborates with clients to help improve their overall life. Lesley has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings and continues to see children (ages 6+), adolescents, teens, adults, and families in the outpatient setting. When working with youth, Lesley strongly encourages parent/guardian involvement to promote effective communication within the home. When providing therapy, Lesley will use an integrated and holistic approach in assisting you address your concerns and reach your goals. Lesley favors the use of strength-based approaches as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Lesley is also an advocate for the use of Emotional Support Animals - her dog Charlie sometimes joins (or sleeps through) sessions!
Areas of Specialty: Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Self-Injury, Family Issues, Co-Dependency, Self-esteem, Relationships
Danielle Barkhau MSW, LCSW
Danielle Barkhau is a clinical social worker with experience in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric treatment. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communication Studies from University of North Carolina Wilmington and earned her Masters in Social Work at the University of Maryland Baltimore. Danielle sees adults and adolescents for both individual and family therapy.
Her areas of practice include anxiety, depression, grief and life transitions. Danielle utilizes Person Centered Planning, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with clients to assist them in achieving their goals.
Jessica Block MA, LPCA, LCASA, NCC
Jessica Block MA, LPCA, LCASA, NCC provides outpatient psychotherapy at Harbor Behavioral Health & Wellness. Jessica is a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist-Associate in North Carolina. Additionally, she holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, certificate in Addictions Counseling and concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy from Appalachian State University. Her undergraduate degree was received in Psychology from North Carolina State University.
Jessica has special interest in working with those who struggle with Eating Disorders, Faith and Spirituality-Based Issues, Addiction, Grief, Trauma, Self-Injury, Depression and Anxiety. Jessica utilizes a strengths-based combination of Dialectical Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Expressive Arts and Equine Therapies. Jessica has experience working with children, adolescent, adult and elderly populations. Understanding the mind-body connection is a pillar of Jessica's counseling lens, as she values a holistic approach. Jessica looks forward to walking alongside her clients to help meet their goals and explore avenues of discovering healing, meaning, belonging and joyful living.