Our Team

Alexia Ennis, MSW, LCSW

As a social worker and clinician, I believe in the power of change. I received my Masters in Social Work at Howard University and am passionate about helping clients identify problems in their lives and solutions for a brighter future. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults supporting them in utilizing their strengths to develop coping skills and appropriate means for expressing their emotions. I also specialize in working with young children utilizing a combination on play techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy.

My experience as a clinician has involved providing services in schools, therapeutic foster care, and adult mental health day treatment centers. I am currently a community leader working with young girls and provide presentations in classrooms throughout CMS regarding healthy relationships. In treatment with my clients I utilize these experiences to provide a strengths based and experiential therapeutic environment where clients are allowed to learn and practice new skills. From managing Anxiety to major life transition’s I work to support my client in developing and understanding of their needs in order to improve their functioning and relationships.

Naomi De La Cruz, MSW, LCSWA

Naomi is a Licensed Clinical Worker Associate specializing in individual outpatient therapy. She has experience working with teens and adults experiencing depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem issues, codependency, and relationship issues.

She has a particular interest in multicultural populations, is fluent in French, and has an understanding of Asian American cross-cultural identity. She also enjoys working with the LGBTQ community and is a member of the Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group.

Naomi builds off of each person's unique strengths, gifts, and relationships to help them overcome life's hurdles. She creates safe environments for individuals' to use their inner ability to heal. She enjoys integrating meditation to tap into individual intuition and inner peace.

Naomi uses researched methods like Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Practices, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to strengthen individuals' ability to cope, and achieve their goals. She is a Charlotte native, received her Bachelor in International Studies from UNC-Asheville and her Master of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Erin Steele, LMFT

Hello! I am a bilingual licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Charlotte, NC. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Winston-Salem State University and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Appalachian State University. I enjoy working with children, adolescents/teens, adults, couples and families. I am certified to practice Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I feel passionate about guiding survivors of trauma through their healing process.

I am a strengths based therapist with an emphasis on mindfulness and authentic living. In treatment I focus on the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors and use techniques and interventions that help clients align these concepts to best meet their goals.

I believe in the power of empathetic and non judgmental treatment. It is my goal to help build relationships, enhance and improve communication and provide individuals and families with the tools necessary to create change in their daily lives

Daniel De La Cruz, MSW, LCSWA

Daniel De La Cruz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate specializing in individual outpatient therapy. Among his areas of expertise are clients impacted by ADHD, PTSD, anxiety disorders, migration trauma, acculturation, and substance use. He has a focus on multicultural populations and is fluent in Spanish. His therapeutic approach is to provide support from a strengths-based perspective and practical feedback with a person-centered focus. Daniel believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling lives. Daniel provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive. He is experienced in Narrative Therapy and will work together with his clients to help them discover new life truths. He received his Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He currently holds membership with the National Association of Social Workers.

Laura Camilo, MSW, LCSWA

I am a freshly minted, Spanish-language bilingual social worker pursuing clinical licensure. My accumulated experience as a local freelance writer, immigrant rights advocate, and mental health proponent provides me with a unique perspective on the importance of evidence-based collaboration among individuals, systems, and communities. This work is supported by my ever-deepening relationship with "the three Cs"; Compassion, Competence, and Creativity.

Marcus Robinson, LPC
In 2010, Marcus Robinson earned his Master's of Arts in Community Agency Counseling at North Carolina Central University, right up the road in Durham, NC. He started practicing at a psychological practice before working in community agencies and doing school based therapy. He has experience with managing and treating all sorts of hang ups, from day to day complications to classified illnesses and disorders. As a Charlotte native (Charlottean), he treats those with whom he works with with the familiarity of a city. He’s passionate about bringing high quality care to all people. He loves spending time with his family, being creative and listening to scores from some of the best composers in the world.
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