Intern Clinicians

Third Wave Psychotherapy, PLLC is a teaching facility.  We often have Masters level intern clinicians being directly supervised by our highly experienced staff.  Our intern clinicians offer reduced rate therapy services at our various sites.  Below you can find more information about our current intern clinicians.

Gwen Soat

You are the expert of your story, I would be honored to walk alongside you as you tell it. I am passionate about offering a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental space for you to grow and heal. Each person has their own unique stories, strengths, and experiences; I tailor my treatment to what you need. Together, we will explore your story and what you need on your healing journey. I am a trained victim advocate, crisis counselor, and trauma/EMDR counselor. I work with both victims and abusers to foster healing and growth.

Reaching out for help may feel scary, but I am so glad you are here. You are stronger than you know. It may feel overwhelming now, but you are not alone.

Treatment Interests:

  • Domestic Violence/Coercive Control (abusers, victims)
  • Trauma/adversarial experiences

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Sexual trauma (childhood, adult)

  • Religious Trauma

  • Relationship issues

  • First Responders

Services Provided:

  • EMDR

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Can offer faith-based counseling if that is important to the client


  • Graduate Student, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Indiana Wesleyan University

  • B.S. in Criminal Justice, Indiana Wesleyan University

Amy Schere

Each person comes to therapy with a unique story to tell. My role is to listen to your story, to
witness your struggles and successes, and to empower you to make the changes you want.
Therapy can help people from all walks of life face the challenges that come with being human,
and feel more at peace when difficult things do happen.

I am entering the field of psychotherapy as a second career. For the past decade, I have worked
as a physical therapist. I have seen how the mind and body are closely linked and how
challenging it can be to find help with mental health.   My approach is collaborative and client
centered. I also draw from evidenced-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I practice from an anti-oppressive, body positive, inclusive
perspective and am LGBTQIA+ affirming.

Treatment Interests:

  • Chronic Pain and illness
  • Trauma
  • Disordered Eating
  • Body Image Concerns

Services Provided:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


  • Graduate Student, MSW Social Work, UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work

Hannah Groover

All people are capable of transformative healing. This is something I believe strongly and carry into services I provide. I have a passion for connecting with clients in ways that they feel heard, validated, and accepted exactly where they are. The bravest thing a person can do is ask for help, and I value acknowledging the strengths present in each client who comes into session.

I believe in the potential of each person to overcome obstacles, past and present, because I have witnessed growth and change in myself and others through seeking services. As a provider, I aim to align with clients’ values and desires. I aspire to be an unconditional support and assist in guiding the process of healing for each individual.

I have worked with clients experiencing substance use disorders, eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and learning/intellectual differences. As a provider, I apply evidence-based, empowerment-driven methods to assist in providing tools and strategies focused on clients’ goals. I apply a collaborative approach to ensure the best level of care possible for each individual. Together, we are stronger than when we stand alone.

Treatment Interests:

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Eating Disoders
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Learning/Intellectual Differences

Services Provided:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


  • Graduate Student, MSW Social Work, N.C. State University
  • B. A. From Meredith College in Psychology

Karsyn Forehand

Therapy is a lifelong journey filled with ebbs and flows. There may be times when you attend therapy weekly, or you may step away for a few years. My goal is to help you create a plan to manage and live a values based life amidst challenges that can be applied in the real world, because therapy does not end when our session is over. I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment that encourages vulnerability. Therapy is an individualized and tailored approach that allows people to walk their journey at different paces. I recognize that you are the expert in your experience and encourage you to choose the path that is right for you.

Treatment Interests

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Life Transitions/Stress
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Grief and Loss

Services Provided

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Therapy


  • Graduate Student, MSW, North Carolina State University
  • B.A. in Psychology, North Carolina State University

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