Meet Our Clinicians
Amy E. Duffy MA LCMHCS NCC CCTP
Amy Duffy, MA, LCMHCS, NCC, CCTP serves as Executive Director and provides outpatient psychotherapy at Harbor Behavioral Health & Wellness. Amy is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor 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 fifteen years, Amy has specialized in the treatment of those who have been exposed to trauma, providing treatment to survivors of sexual violence, childhood abuse, domestic and interpersonal 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 concerns related to social justice and oppression. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), Biofeedback, Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Yoga, 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, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, EMDR, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Social Justice and Oppression.
Lesley Neifert MS LCAS LCMHC
Lesley Neifert, MS, LCAS, LCMHC began working for Harbor Behavioral Health & Wellness in February of 2016 and serves as Clinical Director while continuing to provide outpatient psychotherapy. Lesley enjoys providing a relaxed atmosphere to allow individuals to feel secure exploring whatever is going on in their lives. By helping people identify their desired outcomes for therapy and weaving various therapeutic techniques into sessions, Lesley collaborates with clients to assist in improving their overall quality of life. Lesley has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings and continues to see teens, adults, and families in the outpatient setting. When working with teens, Lesley strongly encourages parent/guardian involvement to promote effective communication within the home. Lesley utilizes an integrated and holistic approach in assisting clients address concerns and reach personally set goals. Lesley favors the use of strength-based approaches as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Lesley is also an advocate for the use of Emotional Support Animals.
Areas of Specialty: Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders, Biofeedback, Trauma, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Self-Injury, Family Issues, Relationships.
Karen Walters LCSWA LACASA
Karen Walters is a graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service with a Master of Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate and provides services to adults, adolescents, children, and groups.
Karen works with each client to determine unique treatment goals that respect their right to self-determination. She offers an integrative approach beyond traditional therapy, including mindfulness-based interventions. Karen believes in the inherent strength and resiliency within each person. She is a trauma-responsive therapist that understands the connection between mind and body and focuses on techniques based on brain science in treatment, to include EMDR.