Our Staff

Reia Chapman, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW

Founder, Director of Clinical Services Reia Chapman is a professional social worker, activist, organizer, and psychotherapist.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Social Work degree from Savannah State University, a Historical Black University.  She has an extensive background as a professional organizer and activist across the intersections of Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice as well as Racial and Social Justice and has been instrumental in laying the groundwork for some of the most powerful organizing happening in North Carolina and across the Southern Region of the United States.  Reia is licensed to practice Clinical Social Work in both NC and SC and coined the phrase “social work IS social justice work.”   Embodying both a calling and a commitment to collective liberation, justice and mental and emotional wellness, she founded the Center for Family & Maternal Wellness, an outpatient psychotherapy practice, in March 2016.  Reia is a Gottman trained therapist specializing in treating couples in distress.

Gender Pronouns: she/her

Accepting New Clients: No

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Joelle Shipp, MA, NCC, LPC

Outpatient Therapist

Joelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Winthrop University and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Appalachian State University. She believes that different seasons of life bring different challenges. Her desire is to be able to help clients focus and understand their needs and wants while also living their healthiest lives. Joelle enjoy helping and supporting clients as they discover insight, gain freedom, and build confidence to take charge of and manage their lives. Joelle has experience working with teenagers and young adults as well as families. She is also a certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) clinician.

Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers

Accepting New Clients: Yes


Michele Lewis, MBA, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Outpatient Therapist

Michele Lewis has a Master of Social Work degree from Winthrop University and is fully licensed as an LCSW and LCAS in North Carolina. Additionally, she has an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business (CUNY) in New York. After a career in Information Technology Management, Michele found her true calling as a clinical social worker serving diverse populations and is passionate about her work. She has done extensive work in crisis services, conflict resolution and service linkage and firmly believes in social justice and access to care for all people. Recognizing the intersectionality of mental health, substance use and physical health, she has     experience working with adults in addressing life challenges and utilizes a strengths-based approach. Michele encourages holistic recovery by working with you to achieve your goals. Utilizing evidence-based, trauma-informed modalities such as CBT, Narrative and solution-focused therapies, challenges are examined and addressed to foster successful outcomes.

Gender Pronouns: she/hers

Accepting New Clients: Yes


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