Counseling

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Coastal Counseling is located in Manteo, N.C. on Roanoke Island.  We are a community based practice and believe in the ripple effect. Each person who gets support and makes positive changes will have an impact on those around them. We work with individuals to build stronger families. In turn, strong families help to strengthen our community. We are all in this together.

Christopher Roberts, LCAS, LCSW

Chris is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). He provides both mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment.  Additionally, he is a NC DWI Services provider. He received his MSW from East Carolina University, specializing in substance abuse treatment.  Chris brings over 15 years of experience to the practice.

Chris is an involved and loving father of two boys. He served as a youth sailing instructor, basketball, soccer and running coach. He is active in the community and volunteers his time freely. Chris served as board member for The Friends Of the Elizabeth II and Dare County Department of Health and Human Services. Chris also served Dare County Schools as a member of the School Improvement Team and the Parents Advisory Committee. Chris enjoys triathlons, sailing and scuba diving.

Substance Abuse Treatment

As a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Chris offers substance abuse treatment to adolescents, adults and families. Individual and family sessions are available at Coastal Counseling in Manteo. He believes addiction is a disease and can be treated with appropriate support and care. An important part of his work involves assisting children and teens from homes where substance abuse has been an issue.  Chris provides support, understanding and offers coping skills to his clients.

 

Mental Health Treatment

Chris provides mental health counseling for teens and adults. 

 

Chris also offers treatment for:​

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Behavioral issues

  • Stress management

  • Parenting

  • Codependence

  • Marriage Counsleing

  • Autism spectrum

  • Men’s issues

  • Life transition including: divorce, loss, grief and chronic medical concerns.

  • Sports psychology

Kelly Roberts, LCSW

Kelly provides mental health counseling to children, teens and adults. She brings over two decades of experience to the practice. Kelly completed graduate school at The University at Buffalo, earning her MSW degree. Kelly enjoys being a mom, and raising her two boys with her husband Chris. She also volunteers her time with community service projects.

Trauma Treatment

There is nothing more important than the safety and well being of our children. Kelly considers herself a trauma informed counselor. She has extensive experience working with children and adults who have experienced trauma. Kelly completed advanced child trauma training from The N.C. Child Treatment Program (NC CTP). This was a collaborative effort by Duke University and UNC Medical School, to train clinicians in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  She also completed a TF-CBT training with The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Kelly also maintains 40+ CEU hours of additional trainings in mental health treatment every two years.

Mental Health Treatment

In addition to trauma work, she provides mental health counseling for children, teens and adults Kelly provides treatment for:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Behavioral issues

  • Stress management

  • Parenting

  • Codependence

  • Chronic Illness

  • Autism spectrum

  • Women’s issues

  • Life transition including divorce, loss and grief

  • Kelly also offers marriage counseling and family therapy